Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Louisiana Community and Technical College System in association with the University of Louisiana System and the State of Louisiana Announces Workforce Development Partnership Partnership will develop

Valla Johnson

Rev. Valla Johnson has been appointed as licensed local pastor to Mallalieu United Methodist Church by Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Conference. Rev. Johnson is a native of Lake Charles and has been an active Methodist all her life.
A few people are still fishing crawfish, either because they don’t have anything else to do, are still making enough money to keep going, or because they don’t have enough money to quit. A young friend of ours is still fishing and says at $1.25 a pound he can still make $100 a day. It’s got to be awfully hot in the woods though.

Valla Johnson

Update on remains found off Leland Rd. near Henderson

On July 4, 2014, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a pedestrian regarding the discovery of what appeared to be human remains in area off of Leland Road in Henderson.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 24

Alfred Arceneaux, 36, Lafayette; contraband taking to/from penal institution, simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).
Joshua Barnes, 29, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daniel Carmouche, 23, s
1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, simple burglary (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23

Tuesday, July 22
Sean Berard, 27, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Thomas Clemens, 48, 3500 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; OWI, reckless operation, violation of protective order (BBPD).
Robbie Connor, 28, Houston; outside agency warrant – extradition required (LSP).
Wednesday, July 23

St. Martinville Council tables Willie Francis Drive

Willie Francis

The question of whether there should be a Willie Francis Drive in town was tabled by the City Council Monday, July 21, ostensibly in dispute over which street should get the honor.

Ag Building back in business in Breaux Bridge

A demolition crew tears down the wing of the St. Martin Parish Ag Building that contained the large conference area to make room for a new branch of the parish library three times larger than the one opened on the corner of North Main and Courthouse streets 58 years ago.  (Ken Grissom)

The new state-of-the-art library is still a work in progress but its next-door neighbor is back up and running.
The venerable old red-brick St. Martin Parish Agricultural Building had to sacrifice its meeting room to the new library’s expanded footprint, but in its place is a high-tech auditorium, which is now open for business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 21

Kevin Brown, 33, Baton Rouge; hold for, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).
Jeffery Edmond, 37, 1300 block of Zin Zin Rd., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Henry Fontenette, 51, 500 block of Theater St., St Martinville; probation violation (SMSO).


Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20,, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Call regarding an explosion and possible fatality that occurred during the burning of scrap material by some individuals in an area behind Southside Park in St. Martinville.

Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Lottie Beebe

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."-
Elbert Hubbard

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 17

Natalie Batiste, 35, 1000 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Troydelle Francis, 19, Rayne; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).



PEYTON PELLERIN, 12, of Breaux Bridge, paddles a K1 racing boat in this year’s Top of the Teche, held April 5. Peyton and his triplet brothers, Carson and Conrad, all veterans of Petite Tour du Teche, are expected to enter the “big race” in October. (Ken Grissom)

Petite Tour du Teche, kayak races for youths 5 to 17, will be held in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts here Saturday, Aug. 2.
Registration is 6-8 a.m. and the first race begins at 9 a.m.


Helen Boudreaux

Google! Have you ever googled your address? Surprise! Try it, might see your house.


Catahoula – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for William “Boy” Latiolais, Jr., age 62, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church with Fr.

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