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)

First forum features judicial, School Board candidates

The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of four candidate forums to be held across the parish ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Candidates for three 16th Judicial District Court seats and the District 9 St. Mary School Board seat spoke Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Here, Frank Fink, St. Mary Economic Development director, introduces candidates.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Candidates running for seats in three divisions of the 16th Judicial District Court and for St.

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

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The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

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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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