St. Landry Now Guest Editorial By Lincoln Savoie Gov. Landry has declared an “emergency” to increase the number of law enforcement persons in Louisiana. A veteran, Gov. Landry is aware of the 267,000 veterans residing in this state. The majority have been cleared for a federal security clearance and have proven leadership qualities. I feel they Read More…
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The Mardi Gras season is quickly approaching which has the locals fleeing to nearby retailers for the beloved King Cake! Let me share with you a little history on this famous seasonal treat that we have come to know and love so well this time of year: “The origin of the King Cake has been Read More…
This is an opinion piece in response to recent articles regarding Ethic Violations accusations about Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. This opinion was originally published on the FaceBook Page of Congressman Capt. Clay Higgins on October 2, 2023.
Several years ago, I wrote articles for the National Main Street Center’s Main Street Now! magazine. One of those articles was about the importance of building partnerships while working on downtown revitalization. Here is part of that article that I think would benefit those who are working for downtown revitalization in Opelousas and area communities.
The Sorry State of Estates for September tells the story of one of the important buildings in downtown Opelousas. The building is historic — we know that. But it is much more important to the Opelousas business community history.
Where can you find the Michel Prudhomme Home? Where can you find St. Landry Catholic Church? Where can you find Holy Ghost Catholic Church? Where can you find the Old City Hall Building? Where can you find the Venus House? Where can you find the Weir Building? Where can you find Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas? Where can you find the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum, the Opelousas Museum, or the Creole Heritage Folklife Center? Where can you search archives that documents over 200 years of St. Landry Parish history? Click for the answer.
Letter to the Editor ask questions surrounding the proposed South City Park Sports Complex project.
Traveling through downtown Opelousas, one will surely notice the building on the corner of North and Court streets. That building is an important part of the historic fabric of downtown Opelousas. This month’s Sorry State of Estates highlights the historic Dardeau building.
Letter to the Editor: Louisiana is ranked last–again–in a report which cites an atmosphere of surging violent crime, poisonous industrial pollution and in series of studies listing Louisiana as the worst or among the worst states in key quality of life areas.
“Soldiers do not fight for a political ideology. They fight for duty, honor and country.” Opinion by Link Savoie
Op-Ed by Tiffany Nolan: Today, one of the topics of concern within St. Landry Parish is the violence and disregard for
authority among our youth.
‘SELECT FROM WITHIN’
“I’m all for the creation of jobs and putting our community to work. Yes, that means my tax dollars helping to create wealth for the community and others, I fully support the change. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I fully support passing ordinances to help this community grow.” – Gretchen Erlingson
“I want to thank the Mayor and Council members of Opelousas for finally addressing the immense problem downtown Opelousas has had for almost 40 years.”
Opinion Piece by Link Savoie – Should Veterans Guard Schools Asks Former State Commander.
Where are our heros buried?
Opinion – Keep HB 248
Yesterday, in Uvalde, Texas at an elementary school, beautiful, innocent children and adults were killed — and scores of others witnessed it happen. There are parents who will never be the same. To lose a child is to have a piece of your soul ripped away forever. It’s the feeling shared by the siblings, grandparents, Read More…
Letter To The Editor
(Editor’s note: Richard DeJean is an attorney in Sumner, Washington and a former Opelousas Resident. He has become interested in the Confederate Monument situation and has submitted this letter in response to the issue.)
Editor Note: The views expressed in the opinion piece are those of the writer and not the St. Landry Now publication.
After encouraging some younger teachers of St. Landry parish not to leave for another Parish, I spoke to several others in and out of the Parish and combined their remarks. Lets see if I’ve got this right.
Recently during a TV interview, I watched several teachers from St. Landry Parish express their feelings about issues with the St. Landry Parish School Board.