Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats. That little star is junior Jose Pedroza. Pedroza had a hand in Abbeville’s three touchdowns and came up with a big defensive hit for the Wildcats in their 21-6 jamboree victory over the North Vermilion Patriots. It was also his first varsity start.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, the Abbeville Meridional continues our series of articles with David and Cheryl Trahan’s recount of the storm.
If you see a school bus that is stopped, there are kids around. Protocol is in place to assure the kids who are loading or unloading the bus remain safe. Unfortunately there are cases when other drivers are not obeying laws regarding school buses.

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

One Acadiana’s plan for workforce development

(Photo by Ken Grissom)
“PRIORITIES For a Better Acadiana,” an initiative of One Acadiana, a regional economic development organization, are being explained at a series of press conferences like this one in a welding shop at SLCC’s New Iberia campus.

South Louisiana Community College needs to be able to train commercial pilots.
UL Lafayette needs a new facility for its growing engineering school.

North Vermilion volleyball team has new head coach

Claire Meyers is a returning senior for the Lady Patriots.

LEROY - The North Vermilion Lady Patriots’ Volleyball Team has a few new faces, including a new head coach.

Simons from Forked Island remember Hurricane RIta

Conrad and Yvonne Simon stand on the porch of the their new home.

On Sept. 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall in the extreme portion of southwest Louisiana between Sabine Pass and Holly Beach.

2 school board members vote ‘no’ against new budget

Laura LeBeouf voted against taking $2.3 million out of the reserve to balance the budget.

Two Vermilion Parish School Board members did not approve the new proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Major Crime Task Force created

Local law enforcement now has a new method of attacking major crimes in Abbeville.

Upcoming golf tournament continues Links des Pink’s ‘Fight’ against cancer

Nicky Stansbury, owner of La Palmera Spa, recently made a donation to Links des Pink. Shown (L-R) Kathy Cormier, Nicky Stansbury, Vicky Foreman and LaNell Melancon.

Since its inception in 2008, the Links des Pink “Golf To Fight Cancer” tournament has helped raise more than $130,000 for the battle.

Health Expo this Friday in Abbeville

The start of the new year is still months away, but this week is the perfect time to make a resolution to become heathier.



Hannah Soileau of Erath High

Hannah Soileau is a 17 year old senior at Erath High School. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average while playing four sports. Her parents are Kyle and Simmie Soileau.


The 2014 La. Cattle Festival royalty will be giving up their crown next month.

The Louisiana Cattle Festival is in search of young ladies of all ages and young men ages 0-4 to enter their pageants to be held on September 12 and 13, 2015 at the Abbeville High Auditorium.

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