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  • Testing issue creating ‘chaos’
    BATON ROUGE - Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating “a state of chaos” for public school teachers.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • Panel backs surplus plan
    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year’s budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • Chauvin student wins state honor
    Adeline Martin, an eighth-grader at Lacache Middle School in Chauvin, was named Wednesday as the state’s Middle School Student of the Year.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Good behavior rewarded with trip to Pelicans game
    Evergreen Junior High Principal Margaret Cage proved that positive behavior pays off by rewarding students with a trip to see the New Orleans Pelicans play at Smoothie King Arena Wednesday.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • Hearings on illegal sugar begin today
    The U.S. International Trade Commission is holding its first hearing in an investigation into charges that Mexico illegally dumped sugar in U.S. markets and damaged the U.S. sugar economy.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • ‘Questions of Faith’

    Published April 18, 2014
  • Easter Bunny has enjoyed laughs and tears for 26 years
    He only comes once a year. But when spring rolls around, he may just be the most popular guy in town.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Easter crafts

    Published April 18, 2014
  • Houma-born artist turns oil spill tar into art
    While scientists scurry to determine the long-term damage caused by the 2010 BP oil spill, a Houma native has turned the pollution into art.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • Shooting victim becomes a suspect
    The victim of a Sunday shooting in Houma still had his arm in a sling and bandages on his face when he was arrested Wednesday after firing several shots at a car passing his home on Memory Lane, police said.
    Published April 18, 2014
  • Nicholls auditorium named for late dean
    Nicholls State University honored a familiar face Thursday when it named the Ridley J. Gros Auditorium.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Parents could be liable for guns in schools
    Parents can be held liable if their child brings a weapon to school like a Thibodaux student did Wednesday, police said.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Photos: Reader-submitted Easter photos

    Published April 17, 2014
  • Suspicious bag found on beach
    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and Grand Isle Police are trying to figure out how a package containing 18 pounds of suspected marijuana ended up on a Grand Isle beach Tuesday.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Police Report: April 10-17, 2014
    Portions of this information are based on facts provided by the arrested individuals.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Do as you're told
    Oil and gas companies are used to getting their way in our great state.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Cubs top Zephyrs, 5-4
    Eli Whiteside dropped a base hit just beyond first base to score the go ahead run in the seventh inning in a 5-4 Iowa Cubs win over the New Orleans Zephyrs at Principal Park.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Bill would create bad public policy
    The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the governor to remove members of levee boards if they violate “public policy.”
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Nicholls at McNeese State softball preview box
    Nicholls at McNeese State softball preview box
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Obama: Affordable Care Act 'is working'
    President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Learn how to make money on YouTube
    Question: My boys, ages 11 and 12, are visiting relatives in China and have been making great movies on their journey. Is there a way they can make some money with these videos?
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • How to cut the costs of TV viewing
    I suspect you’re like me. You just want to sit down in front of the TV and find something interesting to watch. Fat chance of that these days. Watching your favorite shows is getting more complicated. It’s also getting more expensive.
    What’s wrong with this picture?
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Some of the newest tech stuff
    This roundup takes a look at the practical and sometimes quirky aspects of tech products.
    BBQ Dragon heats up
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Awesome apps for a new Android device
    When it comes to downloadable applications, iPhone and iPad seem to get all the love, no?
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • How to get inspiration for your new business
    Have you always wanted to be your own boss?
    Are you unemployed and can’t find a good job? Do you suddenly find yourself paying attention to late-night infomercials about working from home?
    Perhaps you need to start thinking seriously about starting your own business.
    But what kind of business should you start?
    Published April 17, 2014
  • CCA Bayou Chapter to hold celebration on Thursday night in Houma
    The Bayou CCA Louisiana Chapter will hold its annual banquet Thursday night at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
    It is sponsored by Plains Marketing, Express Supply & Steel, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Whitney Bank.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Mayor Landrieu pitches CBS on bringing Colbert's show to New Orleans
    You could say Mayor Mitch Landrieu has drafted his own version of David Letterman's “Top 10” list, with his reasons why Stephen Colbert, should move “The Late Show” to New Orleans when he takes over for Letterman next year.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Saying goodbye to Keisha
    Our state lost one of its best women's college basketball players ever last week.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Newly-signed safety Jairus Byrd already member of Saints Nation
    Though he wasn't in full pads and a helmet, Saints fan got their first glimpse of newly-signed safety Jairus Byrd in black and gold, wearing his no. 31 Saints jersey and speaking to a group of energetic schoolchildren at Harahan Elementary Wednesday afternoon.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Ready for a 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel?
    Fans are buzzing about reports that an updated Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Lockport: April 17, 2014
    Holy Savior Catholic Church’s Easter egg hunt is after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday on the church grounds, 612 Main St., Lockport.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Road work in Bayou Blue
    Crews will close the westbound shoulder of La. 24 between Bayou Blue Marina Road and Templet Boulevard starting Monday.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Councilman ‘getting better’
    Hospitalized Lafourche Parish Councilman Aaron Caillouet is slowly improving, according to fellow councilmen.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Rockets-Pelicans Box
    Rockets-Pelicans Box
    Published April 17, 2014
  • RACELAND: April 17, 2014
    Dudley and Betty Foret Adams celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Monday.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Sign up for Cajun Cook-Off
    Registration is open for the Thibodaux Main Street Cajun Cook-Off on April 25.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • DWI checkpoint planned tonight
    State Police Troop C will conduct a DWI checkpoint in Terrebonne Parish starting about 10 p.m. today.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • No injuries in house fire
    A house fire on Garnet Street in Houma Tuesday night was put out quickly and didn’t cause any injuries, Houma Fire Inspector Mike Millet said.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Today and Friday's sports calendar
    Today and Friday's sports calendar
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Anglers keeping fingers crossed for holiday weekend
    With Easter weekend coming, local anglers are looking for some clear skies, warm temperatures and calm winds to enjoy holiday fishing trips.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Nicholls State at Incarnate Word baseball preview box
    Nicholls State at Incarnate Word preview box
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Photo gallery: Library hosts Pac-Man
    A live-action game of Pac-Man was held at the Houma's Main Library. The library plans to hold similar game nights this summer
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Show off your Easter photos at houmatoday.com

    Published March 29, 2013
  • Review: Forward to the past with Windows update
    NEW YORK — Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.
    The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update. That’s a welcome change, as that’s one of the things that annoy me most about Windows 8.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
    EVANSTON, Ill. — They’re called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • I D-I-Y do: Handmade wedding bands forge a new nuptial trend
    For Yoana Voynova of Lewes, Del., incorporating her late grandmother’s gold teeth into her wedding band was a fitting tribute.
    The process became even more personal when Voynova and her betrothed created hand-forged wedding bands to symbolize forging a new life together.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • ‘Heaven Is for Real’ heartfelt but dull
    Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including “Noah” and “Son of God,” “Heaven Is for Real” is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy’s account of his trip to heaven that’s likely to please the devout, but won’t entice religious cynics.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Hot models at this year’s New York Auto Show
    NEW YORK — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday.
    Published April 17, 2014
  • Evans leads Pelicans past Rockets, 105-100
    Tyreke Evans' sore right knee — and long-term contract — gave him every reason to sit out the final two games of a losing season with the Pelicans.
    Published April 17, 2014