BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Milton Batiste III feels the District is trending in the right direction academically, but he also admits there is still a need to improve state test scores in the Opelousas area which features four “D” or “F” St. Landry public schools. Recent annual student performance scores Read More…
From St. Landry Parish School Board We’re thrilled to announce that the OHS football team is heading to the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, December 8, 2023, to face off against Cecilia High at 12:00 PM. To ensure the Opelousas community has the chance to cheer on the Tigers, all Opelousas High feeder schools will be Read More…
October Networking Meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 9 a.m. at Big Hill Café at Brent’s located at 234 East Martin Luther King Drive in Grand Coteau.
It was a grand evening at the Delta Grand theatre on Wednesday as the Opelousas Kiwanis Club held its first Kiwanis Banquet: “Spicing Up” Our Investment in the Community.
A rural fire that burned for nearly 15 hours in the Big Cane area of St. Landry Parish last week covered nearly 100 acres and involved 60 firefighters from five departments, according to parish president Jessie Bellard.
After recent consideration, St. Landry Parish Government has re-issued the parish-wide burn ban. The ban includes anything with an open flame that produces an ember. The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire.
The St. Landry Parish Waste Commission plans to examine methods of reducing the amount of uncollected garbage left along roadsides, according to Commission executive director Richard LeBouef.
Agenda for the meeting of the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission to be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, October 9, 2023, at the Commission·s office in Beggs. LA.
Press Conference to Announce the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo Returns to St. Landry Parish: A Spectacular Comeback Celebration in the Equine Capital of Louisiana!
September 20, 2023 – St. Landry Parish Government is excited to announce its second Community Clean Up Day, scheduled to take place in Eunice on Saturday, October 7, 2023. We are extending our efforts across the entire parish to assist citizens in cleaning up their properties and enhancing the overall beauty of our community.
Although no vote was officially taken on this suggestion, Opelousas Historic District Commission members essentially agree that the current role of the organization will probably become more crucial.
A lost letter apparently mailed by an Opelousas businessman to the parish months ago, suggests a possible solution for a courthouse Confederate monument issue that has been debated for over a year and a half.
Opelousas, Louisiana – Early voting for the October 14, 2023 election will be held from Saturday, September 30 through Saturday, October 7, excluding Sunday, October 1. The hours will be 8:30 am until 6:00 pm each day.Early Voting will be held at the Registrar of Voter’s Office located in the courthouse and at Eunice City Read More…
The St. Landry Parish Sobriety Court has continued its mission to increase public safety by reducing the number of repeat impaired driving offenders with the funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) for the fiscal year that began October 1, 2022, ending September 30, 2023.
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission to Meet Tomorrow – September 21, 2023.
From the first floor to the roof, the St. Landry Parish Courthouse is now featuring a refreshed appearance that was unveiled ceremoniously Tuesday morning to a sizable crowd that witnessed firsthand approximately $3.4 million of construction improvements.
Opelousas is a small town with a BIG story to tell! And there are many chapters to that story. One chapter is focused on Opelousas as the seat of Imperial St. Landry Parish, with many stories centered around the parish courthouse. Three of those stories are about the courthouse, the courthouse bell and the courthouse artwork. The following is just a fragment of what is known.
It was a night of elegance as guests dressed up and came out in support of the mission to spread love and be the spark for mothers and babies in our community.
The Opelousas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution would like to invite all people in St. Landry Parish to participate in a time-honored tradition known as The Bells Across America.
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, STARTING AT 5:00 P.M. FOLLOWING REGULAR MEETING LISTED BELOW ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA.
We’re thrilled to invite you to a truly historic event! St. Landry Parish Government is delighted to announce the unveiling of the beautifully restored St. Landry Courthouse and new bell display on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 10:00 AM, right at the Courthouse Square (118 South Court Street, Opelousas, LA).
A St. Landry Parish Council Committee has approved the application for a communications tower that will be located off La. 167 in order to provide better phone communication for area residents and vehicles that are traveling on Interstate 49.
The long-anticipated replacement of the bridge on Jessie B Road that crosses Bayou Mallet has reached its completion.
Monthly Zydeco Capital Jam highlights the roots music of St. Landry Parish.
St. Landry Parish officials are already issuing citations and fines for parish residents who have allegedly violated a statewide burn ban declaration.
St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard is offering assistance without cost from his investigative staff for curbing parish wide school truancy and other rural campus issues that might affect the District.
St. Landry Parish Government is thrilled to announce the Ag Arena Stage Unveiling Concert, set to take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the St. Landry Ag Arena, located at 1939 W. Landry Street in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The St. Landry Parish School District is prepared to purchase a state-owned campus in Opelousas, while school board members are contemplating the sale of property in the northern portion of the parish.
Richard Lewis III, a candidate for St. Landry Parish president, was disqualified for the second time by an ad hoc state district judge who ruled on Monday that it is unclear whether Lewis fulfilled a requirement which verifies that candidates have filed their state income tax returns.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ST. LANDRY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE On Wednesday, August 23, 2023 after a 2-day trial, a St. Landry Parish Jury unanimously found Michael Comeaux guilty of Sexual Battery (victim under 13 years of age) and Pornography Involving Juveniles. Assistant District Attorneys Patsy Duhon and Randy Wagley prosecuted the case for the State.A Read More…
A reception banquet was held at the Delta Grand Theatre on Thursday evening to celebrate LA Greatness boys and girls team victory
Big Brown Cares Foundation, Raising Canes and Acts of Love team up to partner with St. Landry Parish School Board.
Parish President Jessie Bellard is pleased to announce the revealing of the restored St. Landry Courthouse on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 10:00 AM located at the Courthouse Square (118 South Court Street, Opelousas, LA). The event will be held at the courthouse grounds, and members of the public are cordially invited to join us as we display the new and improved courthouse.
St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard had his reelection candidacy ruled unopposed Friday morning after challenger Richard Lewis III failed to appear for a State District Court hearing.
St. Landry Parish Government announces an opportunity for businesses and entities within St. Landry Parish to secure the naming rights for the newly constructed Ag Arena stage situated on the Yambilee Grounds in Opelousas.
St. Landry, LA – The St. Landry Parish Government is announcing two upcoming Community Health Fairs in Eunice and Sunset, aimed at promoting the well-being of families in the community.
St. Landry Parish Government has issued a burn ban in the parish effective Thursday, August 3. The ban includes anything with an open flame that produces an ember. The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire. “This order will assist our first responders by reducing the number Read More…
The St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters announces a series of Voter Registration Drives in preparation for the upcoming fall election cycle.
St. Landry Parish Government is thrilled to announce the remarkable success of its first-ever Community Clean-Up Day, held in the Lewisburg area. With an overwhelming turnout, over thirty residents came to dispose of trash accumulated in their yards and houses.
The St. Landry Parish Government Code Enforcement team is thrilled to invite all District 11 residents to our upcoming “Code Enforcement Community Day” event on July 29th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 1011 Hwy 357 Opelousas, LA (previously Weston’s Meat Market).