• Why Labor Day matters

    Houma-Thibodaux residents know about hard work. An estimated 1 in 5 local workers hold jobs in oil-and-gas and its service industries. A good number of those jobs involve physically tough work, and many involve the danger implicit in drilling for a...

  • Help a child read well

    While most Terrebonne Parish public school students are reading at grade level, too many are not.

  • Katrina taught Houma-Thibodaux something about itself

    Those of us who lived through it often describe their lives in two ways: before and after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Winning on and off the field

    Weeks of hard work will come to fruition this week for hundreds of area high school student-athletes.

  • Presidential vacations easy targets

    August, with its somnolent heat, was once the universal vacation month.

  • Area's booming economy is reason to be thankful

    Sometimes, it’s hard to appreciate the good things while they are happening, but Terrebonne and Lafourche really have something to celebrate with the continuing string of reports that say the two parishes’ combined jobless rate remains...

  • Study raises coastal concerns

    As Terrebonne continues to sink, and its wetlands erode into the Gulf, keeping our community livable is getting expensive for taxpayers.

Letters to the editor

  • The police are under attack

    The police are under attack across the country. Criminals often have more credibility than policemen. Every time there is a shooting connected with a crime, the cop is trigger happy or a racist. Mr. Obama thinks that cops are too well-armed (read...

  • Thank you from the Lions Club

    The Thibodaux Lions Club would like to publicly thank the staff of the Sports Medicine Center of Thibodaux Regional and Acadian Ambulance Service for the service they provided at our annual middle school football jamboree held this past weekend at...

  • We can change the Constitution

    “We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice and insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our...

  • Vote no on Pacific trade act

    NAFTA is responsible, to a large degree, for the immigration problem, as the vastly increased numbers (after its passage) clearly show. As with all large bills passed by the government, the unintended consequences result in grave concerns that...

  • Clean water must be protected

    In Louisiana we know that clean water is a fundamental component of all life. And as a person of faith, I believe that water plays a spiritual role as well. The Bible refers to water as a gift from God, and it is key to the Christian sacrament of...

  • We should return to our values

    In this worldwide need for protection of the innocent, the helpless, the smaller countries, which the United Nations were supposed to protect and NATO organize, where are they today?

  • Why support Mary Landrieu?

    I am 82 years old and was born and raised in Thibodaux.
    Although I presently live Baton Rouge, I just want you to know that I am still connected to Thibodaux as my hometown.

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