terrebonne parish http://wwno.org en Working Coast Camp In Houma Teaches Children About Big Industry http://wwno.org/post/working-coast-camp-houma-teaches-children-about-big-industry <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">South Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish has low unemployment — there are lots of jobs in offshore services. So many that there could be a shortage of locals with the skills needed. The Working Coast summer camp in Houma teaches kids about the big industries in their area, and aims to get them excited about those career paths.</em></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 65221 at http://wwno.org United Houma Nation Gets Support For Federal Recognition http://wwno.org/post/united-houma-nation-gets-support-federal-recognition <p>The Terrebonne Parish Council has passed a resolution in support of the <a href="http://www.unitedhoumanation.org/">United Houma Nation</a> receiving federal recognition.<br /><br />The Courier reports the council also asked the administrations of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the Pointe-au-Chien tribes to submit necessary documents to receive similar council measures of support.<br /><br />Potential policy shifts in the federal Department of the Interior may open the door for area Native American tribes to achieve federal recognition.<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:18:59 +0000 Associated Press 65123 at http://wwno.org Terrebonne Voters to Decide on Water Tax http://wwno.org/post/terrebonne-voters-decide-water-tax <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Terrebonne Parish voters probably will decide May 4 whether to approve a property tax designed to pay for water service.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27002 at http://wwno.org DeHart Elected President of Terrebonne School Board http://wwno.org/post/dehart-elected-president-terrebonne-school-board <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Roger Dale DeHart has been elected president of the Terrebonne Parish School Board.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/Xkkl0u" target="_blank">The Courier reports</a>&nbsp;that in voting this past week, board members also selected Richard "Dicky" Jackson to serve as vice president.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26984 at http://wwno.org Construction Begins on Terrebonne College Expansion http://wwno.org/post/construction-begins-terrebonne-college-expansion <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Construction of an expansion has begun at Fletcher Technical Community College in the Terrebonne Parish community of Schriever.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/13g2lHC" target="_blank">The Courier rep</a>orts&nbsp;ground was broken for the BP Integrated Production Technologies Building this past week.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26972 at http://wwno.org Terrebonne Council Puts Property Tax on May Ballot http://wwno.org/post/terrebonne-council-puts-property-tax-may-ballot <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Terrebonne Parish voters will decide May 4 whether to approve a property tax to pay for water service or risk higher water costs under a new contract.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Parish Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a 2.11-mill property tax on the ballot.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26738 at http://wwno.org Terrebonne Council Could Vote Raises to Successors http://wwno.org/post/terrebonne-council-could-vote-raises-successors <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The next Terrebonne council and parish president would receive pay raises under proposals up for consideration today.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Parish President Michel Claudet <a href="http://bit.ly/UzFd35" target="_blank">tells the Houma Courier</a>&nbsp;he will introduce the measures to attract quality candidates.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:43:54 +0000 The Associated Press 26481 at http://wwno.org Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion http://wwno.org/post/corps-morganza-levee-cost-129-billion <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26332 at http://wwno.org Work on New Terrebonne Complex to Begin in 2013 http://wwno.org/post/work-new-terrebonne-complex-begin-2013 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Construction on a new complex in Gray, La. that will house assorted Terrebonne government offices is scheduled to start sometime in 2013.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:52:44 +0000 The Associated Press 25823 at http://wwno.org Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes http://wwno.org/post/shelters-open-terrebonne-lafourche-parishes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:12:37 +0000 The Associated Press 18748 at http://wwno.org