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  • Laurel Valley
    Maddie Robinson and Brent Parfait feed chickens Thursday at the Laurel Valley Village Store.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Bell tower
    The new bell tower at Grace Lutheran Church in Houma, pictured Thursday, is nearing completion.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Debates rage over color of dress photographed in rare light
    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Louisiana governor's budget: Avoid tax hikes, but limit cuts
    As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his longstanding refusal to raise taxes while avoiding deep slashes to health care and colleges that might damage a national campaign.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies
    Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Ellender's quarterfinal round playoff game time set
    No. 8 Ellender High's girls basketball team will play its Class 4A quarterfinal round playoff game against No. 1 Warren Easton at 6 p.m. Saturday in Mount Carmel Academy's gym in New Orleans.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
    The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Police report: Feb. 25, 2015
    Portions of the following information are based on facts provided by the arrested individuals. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Police report: Feb. 23-24, 2015
    Portions of the following information are based on facts provided by the arrested individuals. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Church News: Feb. 25, 2015
    Church news from the community.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • 4 events at your local library
    A list of upcoming local library events.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Browse Daily Comet galleries: Photos of you and your community

    Published March 15, 2013
  • Browse houmatoday's galleries: Pictures of you and your community

    Published March 15, 2013
  • Bayou Preps: One-stop sports shop

    Published September 12, 2011
  • Here, there, everywhere
    When I heard earlier this week that Gov. Bobby Jindal had declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather, my first thought was, "Wow! It must be cold wherever he is."
    It was a bit of a joke, I'll admit. But it really isn't funny.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Hard-won federal commitment is at risk
    The Gulf Coast states bear the brunt of the environmental toll it takes to drill for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • United we stand, divided we fall
    There is a huge drop in believing in God and family, and remember, this is what America was founded on. It seems we have forgotten about the Pilgrims, who came to America, landing at Plymouth Rock, and were mostly made up of large families and very religious.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Let's all thank a ‘cop' today
    As the years pass by in this tired old body, I always seem to find things in this world harder and more complicated to accept or understand.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • This must be a public priority
    The Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action is in a state of flux, and fixing it must be made a public priority.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Today's sports calendar
    Today's sports calendar
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Cole helping keep Pelicans afloat
    NEW ORLEANS — After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans.
    So far, so good.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • LSU rallies to top Southeastern Louisiana
    BATON ROUGE — LSU earned a hard-fought 9-8 victory Thursday night against Southeastern Louisiana as a two-run RBI triple by Jake Fraley in the bottom of the eighth inning provided the winning runs in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • New Orleans storms past Nicholls, 68-63
    NEW ORLEANS — The Nicholls State University women's basketball team received 16 points off the bench from both Emani White and Taylor Morrison, but the Colonels shot just 34 percent as a team as they suffered a second consecutive loss, falling 68-63 at New Orleans on Thursday night at Lakefront Arena.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Morgan City storms back to beat Lady Braves
    GRAY — It was only the second game of the season, but H.L. Bourgeois and Morgan City softball teams had quite a back-and forth nondistrict battle Thursday afternoon.
    Morgan City erased a two-run deficit by scoring five in the sixth inning to take an 8-4 victory.
    Published February 27, 2015
  • Tarpons top Berwick, 4-1, at Patterson tournament
    PATTERSON -- South Lafourche's baseball team picked up a 4-1 win over Berwick at the Patterson tournament on Thursday.
    Published February 27, 2015