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Latest News
12:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion

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.

The plan released Friday includes 36 additional miles of levee, extending the Morganza project from U.S. 90 in Gibson to Louisiana Highway 1 in Lockport.

The corps plans a meeting about it Jan. 31 at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

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Latest News
10:52 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Work on New Terrebonne Complex to Begin in 2013

Construction on a new complex in Gray, La. that will house assorted Terrebonne government offices is scheduled to start sometime in 2013.

The Courier reports the complex would be home to a new juvenile detention center, emergency operations center and a Public Works yard that would supplement the yard on Grand Caillou Road.

The Public Facility Campus would cost about $15 million.

Parish government has already paid $1.9 million for the 30-acre site, money that came out of the general fund.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches.

The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations:

Terrebonne Parish

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Education
12:57 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Terrebonne school board drops pay raise for superintendent

The Terrebonne Parish School Board has dropped a proposal to give Superintendent Philip Martin a pay raise.

The Courier reports Board President L.P. Bordelon said Martin asked the board to pull the motion Tuesday night.

The school board's executive committee had recommended increasing Martin's base salary from $134,500 to $155,000. No board member made a motion to adopt that recommendation, so the proposal failed without coming to a vote.

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Jail Hate Crime
4:59 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Black inmate accused of hate crime against whites

HOUMA — A black jail inmate has been booked with a hate crime after allegedly saying he would squirt human waste on every white inmate in his dormitory, and then doing so.

Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Maj. Malcolm Wolfe says all seven white inmates were squirted with urine and feces from a shampoo bottle. He says the waste was on the walls and on inmates' clothes, bodies and personal property — but not on any of the three African-American inmates in the dorm with them and 41-year-old Avis James Williams of Houma.

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4:48 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Bayou Blue man dead after arrest in aided-suicide case

A Bayou Blue man charged with helping his wife commit suicide has been found dead in Houma with what Terrebonne Parish deputies say appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Courier reports that 69-year-old Charles Joseph Fanguy was found by deputies in the yard of a residence Thursday morning. He had been released on bond after his arrest on Wednesday.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said someone reported in June that Charles Fanguy had told acquaintances he had helped his wife end her life.

Betty Fanguy, who had been in poor health, died in May.

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2:54 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Houma man pleads guilty to 3 murders

A 23-year-old Houma man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting and killing three people in 2009.

Jacobby Lee pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of first-degree murder, each of which carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, according to the Terrebonne Parish District Attorney's Office.

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Libraries
12:41 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Security software, other library purchases on hold in Terrebonne and Lafourche

Librarians in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes say the loss of $23,000 in technology money from the state is forcing them to put off plans for software upgrades, such as Internet security programs, and hardware purchases, such as electronic readers.

The Houma Courier reports that Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes lost $11,500 each from the State Aid to Public Libraries program, the same amount trimmed for Louisiana's other 62 parishes.

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Terrebonne Parish Rebranding
11:31 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Terrebonne Parish to present new logo, slogan

Terrebonne Parish is keeping a tight wrap on the new logo and slogan it plans to unveil Thursday, but the director of the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center says they won't be surprising.

Janel Ricca tells The Courier that's because the new rebranding reinforces the parish's natural identity.

In Ricca's words, "It's going to be obvious, but it should be because it is authentic."

The new brand was created with part of the parish's $2.1 million share of $78 million that BP PLC gave Louisiana for tourism after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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