The selection of a native of the small town of Basile as the next bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette is not as unprecedented as you might think. The first bishop of the diocese called south Louisiana home and there is a rich history of native priests rising to the episcopacy and serving in other dioceses.
Environmental advocates like Harold Schoeffler and Ed Bulliard still want to see the I-49 south connector project moved out of Lafayette.
In a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, the St. Martinville City Council adopted an amended ordinance regulating future parades.

St. Martinville parade ordinance passed

In a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, the St. Martinville City Council adopted an amended ordinance regulating future parades.

Early voting runs through Saturday

Early voting in Louisiana’s presidential preference primary March 5 continues through Saturday, Feb. 27.
Early voting will be Saturday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 27, Sunday excluded.

‘Swamp people’ seek reinforcement

An assembly of commercial fishermen, sportsmen, naturalists and politicians – that’s state Rep. Mike Huval at left – gather in the gym at Catahoula Elementary for last year’s annual meeting of the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association - West.

Keeping the Atchafalaya Basin “wet and wild” in face of powerful competing exigencies has been a gargantuan Gordian knot for the more than 40 years since the federal and state governments staked out this goal.
The Mississippi River is dead-set on drying up the Basin with diverted sediment.

SCOTT MAN WANTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Darrel Benjamin, 54, who may be residing in the 900 Block of Delhom, Scott, LA.
He is wanted for Failure to Appear for the following:
Felony Theft Valued at $48,000

Village missing many of its laws

In their efforts to organize an unclear and outdated set of village codes and ordinances, officials here have come to the realization that much of the needed municipal legal structure does not seem to exist.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 14

Monday, Feb. 8
Gibson, Eldridge, 28, 900 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).
Leday, Hendrick, 23, 600 block of Tina St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).

Killer of police chief's mother-in-law pleads to manslaughter

Darrin Duhon, 32, on Friday pleaded to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the death of former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Charlie Thibodeaux’s 91-year-old mother-in-law, Mildred Hebert. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 7.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Feb. 10

Batiste, Rhonda, 26, 1200 block of Hebert Ave., Breaux Bridge; failure to notify law enforcement of address change, notification of sex offender and child predators (SMSO).
Dauphine, Shane, 26, 1000 block of Irma Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

ST. MARTIN PARISH MAN WANTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Artegus Smith, 25, who may be residing in the 1300 block of Zin Zin Road, Breaux Bridge, LA., or the 1100 block of Orphe Guidry Road, Arnaudville, LA.
He is wanted for failure to appear in court on the following charges:

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Food for Seniors this Thursday; Recreation Board meeting that same night. I’m so sorry I missed the last board meeting, but various people were nice enough to share some of the agenda with me.

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