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Food: Three 'Podnas' open new meat market in Houma
Houma's newest meat market, Podna's Cajun Cookin and Specialty Meats, was the result of three guys' desire to get out of the oilfields. E.J. Cavalier, Derrick Dugas and Ryan LeBoeuf own the business, which provides fresh and processed meats as well as serving breakfasts and plate lunches in a new bu
Houma Civic Center gets a facelift
The 20-year-old Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center is undergoing a major facelift this winter, receiving a shiny new coat of paint and other upgrades. With a “new look, new direction and new mindset for 2019,” Civic Center Director Dean Schouest said the center is in the process of several renovation pro
Drug dealer chases, shoots at 3 men who tried to buy pot with counterfeit cash
THIBODAUX – A botched drug deal led to a high-speed chase and shootout after three men attempted to buy marijuana with counterfeit money. Nineteen-year-old Kameron Martinez, 19-year-old Ernest Ross III, and 20-year-old Wesley Wheeler met up with 18-year-old Jean Tregre just before 9:30 p.m. on Decem
Sheriff: Suspected drug dealer caught
A 33-year-old woman was arrested, along with two other people, after authorities responded to numerous complaints that the woman was selling illegal drugs in Amelia, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum said in a news release.
Man holds delivery driver at gunpoint, flees without taking money or food
THIBODAUX - Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint and fled without taking anything. The incident was reported on December 5 shortly after 9 p.m. According to the Thibodaux Police Department, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 1400 block of Himala
Police: Two suspects arrested in connection with shooting that injured one
One suspect has been charged with attempted murder and another suspect with accessory after the fact to the alleged crime in connection with a Monday shooting in Morgan City, a police news release said. The lone victim in the shooting was treated for minor injuries, police said.
POLICE: Louisiana man steals ambulance, planned to sneak on plane to Japan
LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. (WDSU) - (12/11/2018) A man from Golden Meadow, Louisiana is under arrest after police say he stole an ambulance from a hospital, and he planned to sneak on a plane bound for Japan.
CCHS boys win in rout; MCHS girls fall by 1
Central Catholic routed Houma Christian 78-32 in nondistrict action in Morgan City Friday. Central Catholic led 25-6 after a quarter, 50-11 at halftime and 65-18 after three quarters.
Lady Braves off to best start in over a decade
GRAY — In years past, teams may have looked at a scheduled game against the H.L. Bourgeois girls basketball team as an easy win. Those times have changed. The Lady Braves are off to their best start in over a decade this season.
Coastal Drywall is seeking more than $35,000
GRETNA – A drywall company is seeking more than $35,000. Coastal Drywall Specialties IV LLC filed a complaint on Oct. 29 in the 24th Judicial District Court against The Gray Insurance Co. as bonding agent for insite New Orleans One LLC.
La Thai restaurant Uptown will close after a decade
Diana Chauvin-Gallé, chef and owner of La Thai on Prytania Street, will close her restaurant on Dec. 29. La Thai opened in January 2008. Before that, Chauvin-Gallé and her family ran another restaurant on Metairie Road for 10 years called La Thai Cuisine.
Smiley: Losing a Louisiana treasure
The closing of Hymel's Seafood Restaurant in Convent brought many tales about the landmark eatery, treasured by lovers of fried seafood and frosty fishbowls of beer. Here's one such memory, from Randy Rayburn, of McCormick, South Carolina:
Girls prep basketball roundup: HLB outmuscles Terrebonne, 52-33
GRAY – H.L. Bourgeois and Terrebonne High opened District 7-5A girls’ basketball play with a physical contest on Tuesday. The Lady Braves and the Lady Tigers battled hard for most of Tuesday’s game with hard fouls, diving for loose balls and fighting for rebounding.
Prep basketball report: Local teams set to continue nondistrict action
Area boys and girls basketball teams are gearing up for another week of nondistrict action. There is one local basketball tournament this week. Vandebilt Catholic will host its Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament will begin on Friday with three games, in
Jeff McCarty Looks on the Bright Side of Death on ‘Angel Fly’ (Premiere)
Whiskey Bayou Records signee and soul musician Jeff McCarty has turned loss into spiritual gain. On his latest album, Step Out, the Houma, Louisiana-born vocalist performs 11 songs inspired by life’s grimness and glory. Flanked by the influence of Louisiana bayous and an appreciation for Jimi Hendri
Photos: Ross Mullooly 5K
The seventh annual Ross Mullooly Project Outrunning Cancer 5K, fun run, raffle, silent auction and blood drive was held today at Courthouse Square in Houma. Proceeds go to the Patrick Taylor Hope Lodge and other cancer-related charities. [Photos by Jed Levron/Correspondent -- houmatoday/dailycomet]
Boudreau and Thibodeau's Cajun Cooking earns top Yelp rating
When you're the top-rated restaurant in your city on Yelp, and that city is in south Louisiana, you'd better appeal to both locals and visitors. And that's exactly the line that Boudreau and Thibodeau's Cajun Cooking walks at its location at 5602 W. Main St. in Houma.
Three Hahnville men charged with attempted murder in Houma robbery
Three Hahnville men have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 24 armed robbery and attempted murder of a Houma resident. Raquan Joseph, 21, of 380 Post St., Wendell Downing, 21, of 255 Trailsway, and Aaron Keith Williams, 19, of 196 Keller St., all of Hahnville, were arrested and each charged w
Tasty Tidbits: Local food and drink
P.J.'s Coffee, which has three locations in Houma and one in Thibodaux, announced its new holiday flavors, which will be available until Dec. 31. Peppermint Bark Velvet Ice, sweet peppermint and rich white chocolate blended with their Espresso Dolce concentrate and topped with whipped cream and a ch
High school trainer in Louisiana accused of sex with student
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A female trainer at a Louisiana high school has been arrested and charged with having sex with a student. Opelousas police told news outlets that 28-year-old Laura Lynn Huval of Crowley has been arrested and charged with felony prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and