April 17, 2024

Cassidy Demands Congress Keep Flood Insurance Affordable

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) on Tuesday delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor demanding Congress take action to ensure the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains affordable, particularly in the wake of flooding across Louisiana last week.
April 17, 2024

Unrestrained Driver Killed in Terrebonne Parish Three-Vehicle Crash

On April 16, 2024, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a three-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 659 near Lafayette Woods Boulevard. The crash claimed the life of a driver whose identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
April 17, 2024

Terrebonne Parish CASA and DCFS members honored at Louisiana CASA Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to CASA of Terrebonne Lead Advocate Supervisor Jenny Domangue, who received the 2023 Staff Member of the Year Award, and Terrebonne Parish DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) employee Rebecca LeBlanc, who received the 2023 DCFS Staff Member of the Year Award.
April 17, 2024

State Rep. introduces bill to call for a convention to streamline the Louisiana constitution

HB 800, sponsored by Rep. Beau Beaullieu, R-New Iberia, calls for a limited constitutional convention and was introduced to the House and Governmental Affairs committee. The panel will not vote on the bill until next week.
April 16, 2024

Nicholls Bayou Region Incubator Supported by DESRI

The Bayou Region Incubator received $3,500 in support from D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, LLC, a leading energy company that develops, owns and operates utility-scale solar, wind and battery storage projects throughout the United States. With this donation, DESRI is sponsoring a QuickBooks training portal that includes lifetime access for the BRI and several membership vouchers for BRI entrepreneurs. 
April 15, 2024

Fletcher Technical Community College Demonstrates Commitment to Becoming a Learning Environment Where Latino, and All, Students Thrive

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today Dr. Kristine Strickland of Fletcher Technical Community College has chosen to affiliate with the national network of Presidents for Latino Student Success (P4LSS).
April 14, 2024

LDWF Provides Update on the Equipment Modernization Grant

The purpose of the Equipment Modernization Grant is to increase the profitability, sustainability, and adaptability of Louisiana’s commercial fishermen, vessel owners, seafood docks, processors and charter captains in the saltwater fishing industry. Eligible applicants may receive up to $30,000 for reimbursement and purchase of updated and modern equipment to improve their long-term recovery and resiliency.
April 13, 2024

Central Lafourche Youth Basketball honored as Back-to-Back Single A Biddy National Champions

Following a huge round of applause, Parish President Archie Chiasson awarded each player with a certificate for their National Championship in single A division at this month's council meeting. Congratulations to the players and coaches!
April 12, 2024

LDWF Developing Spend Plan for 2020-21 Hurricanes, Seeks Input From Fishing Community Members Affected

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) allocated $27 million to respond to the impacts of the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Louisiana fishery disasters. A crucial step in the development of that spend plan will be the collection of public comments from members of the fishing community who were impacted by these hurricanes.