terrebonne parish http://wwno.org en 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 Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne http://wwno.org/post/sandbags-available-lafourche-terrebonne <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations:</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:30:22 +0000 The Associated Press 18616 at http://wwno.org