Editorials

  • Cheers and Jeers

    Thank you for the service — Laynie Barrilleaux is leaving Nicholls State.
    Putting it to good use — There isn't much you can do to make bagasse an esthetically attractive substance.

  • Take care to avoid West Nile

    People in south Louisiana are used to hearing about the West Nile virus, an illness that is spread by birds and mosquitoes and that can cause illness and even death.

  • Water pays no heed to parish boundaries

    A planned drainage project in Lafourche Parish has stirred up some worries in Terrebonne.

  • Police cameras can help

    When Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri, was shot dead by a policeman, the tragedy opened a host of questions.

  • Don’t panic yet, Saints fans

    At this point in the season, it would be easy for Saints fans to throw up their hands, lose faith in their team and start waiting for next season. It is far too early for that.

  • Houma field needs work

    It didn’t take long for Terrebonne parents, coaches, football players and administrators to recognize that something was terribly wrong at Tom B. Smith Stadium in Houma.

  • Local projects can advance

    The state’s Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority held a meeting last week in Houma to collect information about potential local uses for some of the expected billions of dollars in BP fine money.

Letters to the editor

  • Laws can help victims of violence

    The widely seen video of NFL player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious then dragging her from an elevator has put the issue of domestic violence in the spotlight.

  • Thank you for the kindness

    I am writing this thank you to whoever paid for my mom and dad’s meals at I-Hop and the Lion’s Share.

  • Family thanks the community

    We, the family of our dearest and loved mother, grandmother and sister Ethel Robinson extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you in the community of Thibodaux and surrounding areas for the love you’ve shown during our time of grief.

  • Celebrate the U.S. Constitution

    The Constitution of the United States of America is the central legal document of American government and the supreme law of the land.

  • Fair tax is being underestimated

    Advocating the fair tax as an economic issue underestimates the impact of it on liberty.
    The fair tax defunds and disbands the IRS.
    This is why politicians, think tanks and lobbyists oppose it.

  • Homelessness is a problem

    Finally, Houma is waking up to the fact that we have a problem.

  • Common Core is not needed

    You asked Facebook followers what they thought about Bobby Jindal suing the federal government over Common Core. Some of the answers came from Obama disciples. You just don’t get it.
    We the people don’t what to be federalized.

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