Iberia Parish Government-levied property taxes are going up this year.
Some of the issues were combined with other items, but Iberia Parish voters will now get their chance to approve or shoot down a handful of proposed amendments to the Iberia Parish Home Rule Charter in November.
Considering the weather over the past few weeks and the forecast for the coming days, it would appear the rainmaker already has visited the Teche Area.
Five Teche Area Boy Scouts recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout after years of hard work and community service.
LAFAYETTE — Authorities believe Jeanerette Police Chief Marvin Grogan, whom they arrested on a malfeasance charge Friday, worked security at what he knew to be an ongoing criminal operation at Lipsticks Gentleman’s Club in Lafayette.
Johnny Hebert, a longtime member of the Iberia Veterans Association and Iberia Parish justice of the peace, made somewhat of a solemn admission as part of his association’s Memorial Day remembrance Monday.
The admission came as part of a story about his visit to Lowe’s on Sunday, in which the former National Guardsman wore a United States-themed baseball cap and was asked by a curious employee whether he was a veteran.
“In all honesty, because I didn’t serve in combat, I don’t consider myself a veteran,” he said.
FRANKLIN — A family in Franklin lost their home this weekend to a fire presumably started by a rogue squirrel.
Jeff Hildreth, assistant fire chief of the Franklin Fire Department, said the blaze began in the home’s hot water heater after the main power line broke and landed onto the communication line leading into the home at 611 J.A. Hernandez St., turning the house into a large conductor.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office has a person of interest in a Memorial Day shooting in New Iberia, but still asks for any information available from residents.
Maj. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said a man was shot around 8 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Hopkins Street in New Iberia. The victim was being taken to an unidentified local hospital by the time deputies arrived at the scene.
BROUSSARD — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will close the inside left-turn lanes on U.S. 90 West and East (north and southbound), at its intersection with Albertson Parkway/St. Nazaire Road in Broussard between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, weather permitting.
The Iberia Parish Council will take up two sets of ordinances Wednesday — one adjusting the millage collection rates this year and several more proposing changes to the Iberia Parish Home Rule Charter that would go before voters this year.
People heading to St. Edward Catholic Church expecting a regular Mass got more than they bargained for Sunday.
“Jazz Mass” was in full effect at the church as part of New Iberia’s Bunkfest, a jazz festival that honors the memory of Bunk Johnson, who lived in New Iberia most of his life until his death in 1949. Johnson was a world-renowned trumpeter and has fans all over the world.