• Incentive for some changes

    We are lucky enough to live in a place where our love of life takes so many enjoyable forms. From music to fishing to food, we enjoy the finer things. And it shows. Unfortunately, some of our habits — particularly the overeating, the smoking...

  • No reason for panic, Saints fans

    Looking only at the scores, Saints fans might think their team is in trouble. Sunday afternoon, the Black and Gold lost their third preseason game, this one to the Houston Texans. That loss brings the Saints' preseason record to 0-3, which would be...

  • Making us all a little bit safer

    No one likes the idea of getting a ticket for speeding or any other traffic offense. But the enforcement of safety codes — and the speeding laws are some of the most important — can actually save lives.

  • A solemn milestone for the Gulf Coast

    When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on Aug. 29, 2005, people along the Gulf Coast — and in far-flung places where they had gone to seek refuge ahead of the storm — held their breath and hoped for the best.

  • Cheers and Jeers: Aug. 29, 2015

    Cheers -- Proud alumna
    Cheers -- Fighting for safety
    Cheers -- Growing by leaps and bounds

  • Moving in the right direction

    Louisiana's ACT scores tell two stories. One is a sad and shameful story of education neglect, something our state has mastered over decades of indifference to our schools. The other, much more promising story is one of improvement.

  • Get a look at your favorite teams

    If you're a fan of athletics or just a fan of one or more local athletes, you are about to have a ton of options for things to watch.

Letters to the editor

  • Start enforcing immigration laws

    Do-gooders, liberals, the misguided, incompetent and corrupt politicians, and others who are opposed to the deportation of illegal aliens are promoting the long-term degradation of the American way of life.

  • All this uproar over an opinion?

    Shame on Keith Magill for using his position, freedom of the press and freedom of speech in an attempt to publicly embarrass School Board member Vicki Bonvillain's view and sensibilities on the removal of the Confederate battle flag, compared to the...

  • Where is all the outrage?

    Jerome Boykin is again working up the black community over a Facebook posting that in the end will not save one life. My question to Mr. Boykin is: Where his outrage over the abortion of black babies that in some parts of the U.S. are outnumbering...

  • Plan was always to raze school

    I was present at the committee meeting at the School Board to express (I thought) options or ideas regarding the future of Southdown school. I found that Southdown, the first black high school, has no future.

  • Column gave the wrong impression

    (Note: This letter is in response to Executive Editor Keith Magill’s opinion column from Sunday’s Courier and Monday’s Daily Comet.)

  • Iran agreement jeopardizes security

    President Obama and Secretary Kerry put the U.S. and other countries in jeopardy by entering into an agreement with Iran which temporarily curbs its nuclear armaments program. They have either been duped or they are na´ve or both. Both are more...

  • Column on posts was unfair

    (Note: This is a response to Executive Editor Keith Magill's Sunday opinion column criticizing Terrebonne School Board member Vicki Bonvillain's Facebook posts about the Confederate flag.)