Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

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.

Rodney Grogan

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)

Landrieu: Coast Guard to buy more Metal Shark boats

A Metal Shark boat under construction in Jeanerette. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, was to announce this morning that the Coast Guard is increasing its order from 44 to 60 of the boats.
(The Daily Review File Photo)

The Coast Guard is raising the number of Metal Shark boats built in Jeanerette that will it buy from 44 to 60, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, announced this morning.

Council approves agreement for more auditorium parking spaces

Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi speaks during Tuesday’s council meeting. The mayor presented his annual budget message at the meeting.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

About 150 additional parking spaces are set to be added to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium grounds after the City Council approved an agreement with the Port of Morgan City Tuesday relating to

Just in time for fall: Some Basin campers may win a cap

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is offering “I Went Wild” caps to campers who send in a photo of their visit to primitive campsites in the Atchafalaya Basin.
(Submitted Photo courtesy La. Department of Natural Resources)

Thirty primitive camping sites await visitors to the Atchafalaya Basin and for some campers who tell about their experience, the trip may literally have a cap on it.

Swiftships awarded $18M Navy contract

Two 35-meter patrol vessels are pictured in dry dock about a month ago in Iraq for repairs by Swiftships.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Swiftships)

The Pentagon says two Louisiana companies have Navy contracts worth a total of $26.8 million, including an $18 million contract for Swiftships to maintain and support Iraqi vessels, according to an

Tolls possible to complete I-49 South

Tolls are considered to complete Interstate 49 from Lafayette to New Orleans. The photo was taken this morning on U.S. 90 in Berwick on the westbound lane.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A state-funded feasibility study finds tolls starting at 18 cents a mile could pay from one-quarter to one-half of the more than $3 billion price tag to complete I-49 South from Lafayette to New Or

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