Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Monday may have just been another day at work for Jean Gros, but it also marked an anniversary of a trade he has done for more than six decades.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Dry fall, cold winter spelled problems for crawfish season

Robert Romaire, LSU AgCenter aquaculture researcher, shows off crawfish to students visiting the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Station in Baton Rouge. He said this crawfish season was shortened by a dry fall and colder than normal winter.
(LSU AgCenter/Photo by Johnny Morgan)

When fall weather is dry, and winter is as cold and as long as it was this year, the combination spells problems for the crawfish industry.

Don’t forget to make a pet plan

Thomas Carter and his Catahoula-mix puppies, Dexter and James, visited Dr. Emily Devall at Atchafalaya Animal Clinic Thursday. The 8-week-old puppies were part of a litter of nine, Carter said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

When preparing for the hurricane season, experts advise that making preparations for pets as well as family members is vital.

Arrest reports

Kimber Thompson

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 38 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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