One of the jobs of our civil deputies is to serve jury duty summons. Most dread the idea of spending their time listening to horrific crimes in a courtroom but after serving understand it is one of the most important aspects of our democracy.
Tikey Leleux owner and operator of Tikey’s T’s displays one of the t-shirts donated from her business that will be awarded to high school-level athletes by St. Landry Now.
Dice were rolling and cards were on the table Friday night as the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce hosted an annual Casino Night and Banquet at the Stone Oaks Ballroom in Opelousas.
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced that Seth C. Manuel of St. Landry Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 school year.
St. Landry Parish District Attorney Chad Pitre finds himself working in two directions in order to manage a felony court docket that might seem unconquerable.
Two Separate Traffic Stops Lead to Narcotics and Weapons Arrests
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Arrest Report for May 12, 2022.
This Fourth of July weekend, make plans for live local music, carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, and a large firework display.
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Cleco is joining the annual effort to educate its customers as well as the public about steps that can be taken to prevent electrical fires, loss of property, injuries and fatalities.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Arrest Report for May 11, 2022
St. Landry Parish Properties Listed on the National Register of Historic Places through the National Parks Service.
A Litter Problem in St. Landry Parish.
SHERIFF BOBBY J. GUIDROZ IS ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUR (4) MONTH UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION WHICH RESULTED IN 34 ARRESTS, THE SEIZURE OF GUNS, VEHICLES, $75,000 OF DRUG MONEY, AND ILLEGAL NARCOTICS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report.
The St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square is destined to look differently in the next few months as parish government officials plan to display a currently hidden historic artifact, perhaps remove another and add a statute whose name is quite familiar.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Report
Happy Mother’s Day! Today I want to share memories of my momma. She was a special person in so many ways. She was hard-working, she was loving, sometimes she was serious and sad, but more often, she was cheerful and fun to be with.
If St. Landry Parish School Board members were interested in obtaining public input about whether three rural public elementary schools should be closed or combined, they perhaps received their answer Thursday night.
One St. Landry Parish Council member is asking parish government officials to investigate why trash stuffed inside apartment complex dumpsters is apparently continuing to spread onto nearby residential properties.
RIDESHARING SAFETY TIPS
Arrest Report – St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz.
Immediately following the Courthouse fire, on Wednesday, March 24, 1886, the St. Landry Parish Police Jury called a special session to make decisions regarding the courthouse.
Opelousas appears to be the first target as St. Landry Parish School Board members consider establishing a series of parish wide taxing districts that could facilitate funding for capital outlay projects.
St. Landry Now has received a generous operational donation from a longtime friend who is helping with the operation of the on-line newspaper.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for May 3, 2022.
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and Cleco is asking customers to prepare before the storm season starts.
It was about 1:30 on Monday morning, March 22, 1886, when the stillness of darkness was broken by the alarm of fire in downtown Opelousas. The courthouse bell tolled and tolled, waking the town. Firemen and citizens rushed out of bed to the scene of danger.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for April 30 to May 2, 2022.
Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as National Preservation Week, in 2005 that week of preservation celebration was extended to the entire month of May.
This photograph, taken in the early 1880s, shows the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, constructed in c.1847, that was destroyed in a horrible 1886 fire
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for April 29, 2022.
St. Landry Parish Finance Committee members have agreed to erase $71,817 that Opelousas High School officials say is owed to creditors for bills that have accumulated over the past seven years.
The Clifton Chenier Centennial Committee (CCCC), with support from the City of Opelousas, is pleased to announce a Call for Artists to submit applications related to a public art sculpture commemorating the 100th anniversary of zydeco trailblazer Clifton Chenier.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for April 28, 2022.
The old courthouse bell, manufactured in 1896, remains on the top floor of the St Landry Parish Courthouse in downtown Opelousas today. But not for much longer.
A St. Landry Parish Grand Jury reviewed two separate murder cases Tuesday and returned indictments on both matters.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for April 27, 2022.
Roads in our parish are being protectively sealed this week, thanks to the Smooth Ride Home Program (Parish sales tax) and the District Nine Road and Drainage tax.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Records for April 26, 2022.