David Landry

There are around 13,000 firefighters in Louisiana. Firefighter 1st Class David Landry of the Abbeville Fire Department has been voted the best among them. The Louisiana State Fireman’s Association recently named Landry as Firefighter of the Year. The announcement came during a banquet on Aug. 13 in Baton Rouge.

This vehicle hit the city of Kaplan's natural gas regulator station.

KAPLAN - An early morning one vehicle accident caused the shut down of a natural gas line which feeds the city of Kaplan including along Highway 14 to the golf course in Abbeville.
VERMILION PARISH — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, shortly before 4 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on La. Hwy. 82 near Horseshoe Road in Vermilion Parish. The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Justin Minnick of Abbeville.

David Landry

This vehicle hit the city of Kaplan's natural gas regulator station.

Going Back To Herod

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

A group of 2016 Abbeville High graduates went back to where it all began - Herod Elementary.

Alleged Gremlin member Landry arrested

Jonathan Landry

Only two alleged members of the Gremlin Gang remain wanted after Louisiana State Police arrested Jonathan Landry.

Vermilion Parish has two named into State 4-H Hall of Fame

The 2016 honorees chosen for the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized April 30. Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture, fourth from the right, top row, said the 4-H program’s success can be attributed to the efforts of 4-H leaders and volunteers. From left to right, top row, are Blair Hebert receiving the award for Ernest Freyou, of Iberia Parish; John Lee, of Lincoln Parish; Andrew Montgomery for his grandfather, the late Andy Loftus, of DeSoto Parish; Kay Stough, of Caddo Parish; Richardson; Gerald Wood, of St. James Parish; Michael Dartez, of Vermilion Parish; and Paul Coreil, of Baton Rouge. Bottom row, Jessica Fontenot, daughter of the late Ted Johnson; Catherine Yvonne Normand, of St. Landry Parish; Pat Evans, of Morehouse Parish; Sara Seals, of Baton Rouge; and Rita Marceaux, of Vermilion Parish.

MANSURA – A dozen honorees, including Rita Marceaux and Michael Dartez of Vermilion Parish, were inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame on April 30.



VC’s Matt Fontenot (31) makes a tackle and knocks the football out of the hands a Central Catholic receiver. In the background is Peyton Theriot (52).

LAFAYETTE - No longer are Tyler Derouen, William Noegel, Emile Trahan, Hunter Frith or Devren Constantine wearing Vermilion Catholic uniforms. They have all graduated.


Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

With the recent Jr.

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