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  • Terrebonne voters to consider fire tax revisions

    November 16, 2014 1:11 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Voters in Grand Caillou and Dulac will decide Dec. 6 whether two property taxes should be consolidated and another should be renewed to cover operations of the Grand Caillou Volunteer Fire Department. The Courier reports Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District 4A, which oversees the department, is... more »
  • Terrebonne signs prison ambulance deal

    October 26, 2014 1:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has renewed a contract with Acadian Ambulance to transport injured or ill inmates from the parish jail to local hospitals. The Courier reports the agreement provides for a payment of $17,200, unchanged from the previous year.
  • Terrebonne buying site for athletic fields

    September 7, 2014 1:34 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish School Board plans to spend $1.4 million to buy 40 acres next to South Terrebonne High School. Board officials told The Courier the property will be used for athletic fields and perhaps other functions. No timetable has been set for construction. "This is... more »
  • Fugitives arrested for Terrebonne home invasion

    August 16, 2014 1:02 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Suspects in a home invasion in Terrebonne Parish are in custody. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 33-year-old Breiun Folse and 31-year-old Jennifer Truxillo, both of Lockport, were picked up Thursday in Raceland after authorities received an anonymous tip on their location. Authorities investigating a June... more »
  • Bike trail system opens in Terrebonne

    August 9, 2014 12:29 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The first phase of a network of bike trails has opened to riders in Terrebonne Parish. The Courier reports the Southdown Bike Trail System is more than eight miles in length on the Southdown On-Road Loop, the Blackwater Outer Loop and the Leland Robichaux Inner Loop.... more »
  • Terrebonne tribe to mark anniversary

    July 27, 2014 12:47 PM

    BOURG, La. (AP) - The Grand Caillou-Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe is planning a celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of receiving formal recognition by the state. The Courier reports the event is planned Aug 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grand Bois Park in the Terrebonne... more »
  • Terrebonne law enforcement agencies get new vest

    July 18, 2014 8:11 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Maritime technology firm Beier Radio has donated seven bulletproof vests to Terrebonne Parish law enforcement agencies/ Keith Gallicio, president of the Houma chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, tells The Courier his group contacted the company at the right time. One of the fraternity's promoters... more »
  • Terrebonne officials open of new school

    July 18, 2014 7:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - It was a big day for parents and employees of the Terrebonne Parish school system as the district celebrated its first new school in 27 years. Those who attended Grand Caillou (KIGH'-you) Middle School's ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday were anything but disappointed as curious visitors took to... more »
  • Terrebonne sets up hurricane re-entry system

    June 21, 2014 3:23 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has a new emergency re-entry process for companies attempting to reopen after a mandatory hurricane evacuation. The Courier reports placards would replace company picture ID badges and would allow company representatives access to check the status of their businesses as well as prepare them... more »
  • Terrebonne fights plan for wastewater well

    April 6, 2014 1:04 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has asked state officials to hold a public hearing on a proposed wastewater injection well planned near a Houma neighborhood. Transport company Vanguard Environmental has obtained necessary approvals to begin building the facility, which would inject oilfield waste thousands of feet below ground. The... more »
  • Terrebonne officials outline priorities

    January 1, 2014 7:45 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Improving roads throughout Terrebonne Parish is a major goal in 2014 for Parish President Michel Claudet. Claudet also tells The Courier that he and the Parish Council must work more closely to better serve Terrebonne residents. Improving lighting on the Schriever overpass is Parish Council Chairwoman... more »
  • Terrebonne voters approve hotel tax

    November 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A new 1 percent tax on hotel visits that will help pay for an La. Highway 311 sports complex was approved by Terrebonne voters in Saturday's election. The Courier reports the tax passed by a vote of 67 percent to 33 percent. The hotel tax will... more »
  • Ants conquering Terrebonne, Lafourche

    September 2, 2013 4:13 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The invasive tawny crazy ant has made its way into coastal parishes of southeast Louisiana. The Courier reported that the reddish-brown ant builds large colonies with multiple queens, and is native to the Caribbean. It made its first U.S. appearance in Florida in the 1950s. Now... more »
  • $48M floodgate going into operation in Terrebonne

    August 20, 2013 4:42 AM

    DULAC, La. (AP) - A floodgate designed to insulate portions of Terrebonne Parish from storm surge driven in from the Gulf of Mexico will be dedicated on Wednesday. The Courier reports the $48 million Bubba Dove Floodgate in the Houma Navigation Canal near Dulac is the linchpin of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf... more »
  • AG to review lease of Terrebonne school property

    July 24, 2013 9:27 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The state Attorney General's Office is investigating a complaint filed against the Terrebonne Parish School Board regarding its lease of the former Houma Elementary School property. Amanda Papillion Larkins, Attorney General's Office director of communications, tells The Courier the office received an anonymous phone call alleging... more »
  • Terrebonne approves bids for $19.3M in new levees

    December 31, 2012 4:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Levee District plans to start building two new levee sections after approving bids for the work. That includes levees that will tie into the massive floodgate on the Houma Navigation Canal, which is under construction, the Houma Courier reports . A 3-mile, 10-foot-tall section... more »
  • Terrebonne seeks ways to stop synthetic drug sales

    October 26, 2012 8:51 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish officials are looking for ways to help law enforcement authorities hold business owners responsible for selling synthetic drugs known as bath salts. The Courier reports that Greg Hood told fellow Parish Council members Wednesday that he met with state officials to discuss a law... more »
  • What caused reported Lafourche, Terrebonne tremor?

    October 5, 2012 10:22 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are looking into residents' reports of earth tremors in the area this week. So far, they have no answers. A Lockport resident described feeling a sudden vibration that hit his house at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Chris Boudreaux, Lafourche's director of... more »
  • Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne

    August 27, 2012 8:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches. The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations. - Terrebonne Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center parking lot, 346 Civic Center Blvd.; adult softball fields at... more »
  • Terrebonne grocers responsible for shopping carts

    July 2, 2012 6:24 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish grocers are now responsible for shopping carts that people take from the store and abandon. The Terrebonne Parish Council passed an ordinance last week requiring stores to put their names on the carts and making them pay to get back carts picked up by... more »
  • DA: No criminal act by Terrebonne sheriff

    May 30, 2012 10:25 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish district attorney says Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois did not commit a criminal act when he called a deputy and urged him to not arrest a Texas man pulled over for drunk driving. District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. said he doesn't think Bourgeois' call to... more »
  • Bridges to get upgrades in Terrebonne

    May 28, 2012 10:13 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Two Terrebonne Parish bridges will get makeovers though the work may take several years to complete. The Courier reports the Terrebonne Parish Council has approved the work for the Buquet Street and Caroll Street bridges under a federal grant program. The Buquet Bridge crosses Bayou Terrebonne... more »
  • Terrebonne Sheriff's Office, TV producers sued

    May 7, 2012 9:07 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Chauvin (shoh-VAN') woman, who claims a deputy used unnecessary violence as television cameras rolled, has filed suit against the Terrebonne Sheriff's Office and the production company of an upcoming TV show. The suit says 47-year-old Angela Rodrigue was abused when arrested and the crew exacerbated... more »
  • Police jury convention draws events to Terrebonne

    March 19, 2012 5:43 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Organizers of two statewide events are eyeing the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center as a potential venue thanks to the success of last month's Police Jury Association convention, officials said. Parish officials tell the Courier that The Justices of the Peace and Constables 2013 Convention and the Louisiana... more »
  • Lafourche, Terrebonne make way for Mardi Gras

    February 6, 2012 10:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are taking steps they hope will make room in the parish jails for an expected Carnival season influx. The Courier reports that both jails are at about capacity: 680 inmates in Terrebonne and 245 in Lafourche. Authorities are... more »
  • Terrebonne looks into natural gas-powered vehicles

    January 11, 2012 10:50 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council has voted to pay for a $19,000 study to examine the feasibility of converting some or all of the parish's more than 400 vehicles from gasoline and diesel to compressed natural gas. The study will be done by Baton Rouge-based rofessional Engineering... more »
  • Oyster Season Closing in 2 Terrebonne Locations

    December 13, 2011 7:00 AM

    State fisheries officials are closing the oyster season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop in Terrebonne Parish. The closures are effective 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday. State biologists say the action is being taken to protect young developing oysters from additional harvesting.
  • Bacteria Levels High in Parts of Bayou Terrebonne

    September 9, 2011 8:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - An environmental group says a stretch of Bayou Terrebonne between Thibodaux and downtown Houma has extremely high levels of fecal bacteria. Jennifer Roberts, program director of the Bayou Land Resource Conservation and Development Council, says that at some sites the fecal coliform levels were more than... more »
  • 85 school positions cut by attrition in Terrebonne

    July 7, 2011 9:38 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Eighty-five jobs are being cut through attrition in the new budget approved by the Terrebonne Parish School Board. The $205 million spending plan is about $14 million less than last year. According to The Courier of Houma, Terrebonne officials blame sluggish sales-tax returns, cuts in state-provided... more »
  • Terrebonne starting to benefit from 2009 tax vote

    July 6, 2011 9:46 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish school system is starting to reap the benefits of a tax proposal approved by voters in 2009. The vote re-dedicated a sales tax for Terrebonne schools that was first levied in 1996. The 2009 vote expanded what the tax could pay for, making... more »
  • FEMA home-raising money goes to Terrebonne

    June 28, 2011 9:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Federal Emergency Management Agency grants totaling $7.9 million will be used to elevate 45 homes in Terrebonne Parish. The money was given to Terrebonne Parish last week to raise homes that have been flooded repeatedly or were substantially damaged by flooding during hurricanes Gustav and Ike.... more »
  • Terrebonne board to evaluate superintendent

    June 27, 2011 9:17 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne School Board will review the performance of Superintendent Philip Martin at a special meeting Tuesday. Board President L.P. Bordelon tells The Courier the meeting is required by law to scrutinize the head official's performance. Each board member will fill out a review sheet, rating... more »
  • Oil-waste company sues Terrebonne

    June 23, 2011 9:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A company seeking to dispose oilfield waste fluids in an underground well is suing Terrebonne Parish following a decision to keep the well out of north Houma. Vanguard Environmental is asking an East Baton Rouge Parish judge to decide whether the parish can enforce its law... more »
  • Terrebonne deputies: probe of April death stalled

    June 6, 2011 9:30 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90.... more »
  • Terrebonne Deputies: Probe of April Death Stalled

    June 5, 2011 11:01 AM

    GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90.... more »
  • Terrebonne may revisit pool safety proposal

    March 15, 2011 10:08 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - It's an idea the Terrebonne Parish Council spurned three years ago, but it may get another look soon: a law to promote safety and help prevent drowning at privately owned swimming pools in the parish. Councilwoman Teri Cavalier said she will try to win passage of... more »
  • Terrebonne has its 1st explosives dog

    January 5, 2011 6:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office has its first explosives dog. The 80-pound Belgian Malinois (MAL-uh-nwah) is trained to detect 10 odors related to explosives. His handler - Deputy Lance LeBlanc - tells The Courier he's longed to work with police dogs since he was a boy.... more »
  • Terrebonne Levee District Restoring Wetlands

    September 27, 2010 7:25 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has begun an experimental environmental project that officials hope will save millions of dollars to build hurricane protection levees. The Terrebonne Levee District is the first in the state to use its own staff to restore wetlands, work required by law to make up... more »
  • Platform Workers Released

    September 2, 2010 6:13 PM

    UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District Closing flood Gates

    July 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    Due to the threat of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) will close the sector gates on Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday July 23. TLCD officials also anticipate the closing of the Bayou Dularge sector gate the morning of Saturday,... more »
  • Woman's Body Found InTerrebonne Parish woods

    July 19, 2010 6:01 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The body of a woman reported missing has been found in the Terrebonne Parish woods, and her husband is accused in her slaying. Sheriff's Maj. Malcolm Wolfe says 38-year-old Kristi Verrett was reported missing Saturday about 6:30 p.m. by her 19-year-old son. The teenager told authorities... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish Deputy Electrocuted

    July 12, 2010 11:09 AM

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says an off-duty Terrebonne Parish deputy was electrocuted while pressure washing a building in Cut Off. Webre says deputies were dispatched Sunday afternoon to a building on La. Highway 3162. When they arrived at the scene, Webre says deputies found... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Detective Lieutenant: Demoted

    April 26, 2010 6:39 AM

    HOUMA, La, - A Terrebonne Parish sheriff's detective lieutenant has been demoted to sergeant and assigned to community college security. The Courier reports that 42-year-old Shane Fletcher was demoted and reassigned after pleading "no contest" to a misdemeanor in connection with a tracking device put on a coach's car. Sheriff... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Drug Task Force Arrests: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:50 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Donald Byrd Jr. 40 yoa of Terrebonne St.,... more »
  • Teens Death Connected to Morgan City Arrest

    October 9, 2009 9:41 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »

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