This is the school board meeting on Thursday. It was an argument between school board members Anthony Fontana and Laura LeBeouf.
LAFAYETTE — On August 16, 2017 shortly after 9 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a four vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 10 west near Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette Parish. The crash took the life of 50-year-old Sheila Houston of Lafayette.
DELCAMBRE — Since 1950, the Delcambre Shrimp Festival has hooked visitors with good food, cold drinks and fais-do-do music.
Scheduled from Aug. 16 to Aug. 20, the festival marks the beginning of shrimping season.
An estimated 20,000 people attend the festival, said Tracey Trim, president of the Delcambre Shrimp Festival Association. The festival is handicap accessible.
“It’s very good for Delcambre because it brings a lot of tourists into the town. It gets people to see what Delcambre is really about. It’s great for the economy,” he said.
BATON ROUGE – Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by Sept. 6, 2017.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The letters are dated July 21, 2017.
The total amount of unclaimed refunds involved is $8.6 million. It includes refunds issued on or before June 30, 2016.
Those who volunteer as coaches in high school and middle school in Vermilion Parish may finally get compensated for all of the work they put in.
Paul Hebert, the assistant superintendent, was recently named the new athletic director of the parish after Mike Dartez retired from education.
One of Hebert’s changes as the new AD is to try and established a pay scale for volunteer coaches or school employees who are coaching but are not teachers.
A teacher is paid 2 to 3 percent of his or her salary to be a coach.