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)

Atchafalaya River dredging

Routine maintenance dredging has been going on for about the past month in the Atchafalaya River surrounding the Port of Morgan City, Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges the harbor once a year between Morgan City and Berwick, Wade said. The contract also includes dredging a spot on the Calumet Cut on the Intracoastal Waterway, he said. “They probably won’t be there for about a month,” Wade said. Dredging will continue in the Morgan City area for about another month, Wade said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Routine maintenance dredging has been going on for about the past month in the Atchafalaya River surrounding the Port of Morgan City, Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The U.S.

St. Mary Community Foundation raffle benefits local schools

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Junior high students across the parish are reading novels this school year bought with $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Community Foundation.

Eye examinations at Holy Cross Elementary

The staff of ophthalmologist Dr. Jared Thurston offered free vision screenings to first-, third-, and fifth-grade students at Holy Cross Elementary, measuring the ability of the eyes to see well at both far and near distances. Pictured is Thurston Ophthalmology staff member Ena Breaux checking the eyes of first-grader Sophie Vining while Julia Sloane observes.
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The staff of ophthalmologist Dr.

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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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