Some of our top news stories from the April 9 paper.
Two taxes renewed; sewer tax rejected
By John Guidroz
Calcasieu Parish voters on Saturday rejected a 20-year, quarter-cent sales tax that was set up to fund part of a $110 million sewer expansion plan in unincorporated areas. But they approved several tax renewals to fund parish services like mosquito control, criminal justice, airport maintenance and water. Read More
Railroad Museum gets new grant
The Arts Council of SWLA announced the grant awards for the 2014-2015 Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant. This competitive grant program is funded annually by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and administered by the Arts Council, and it expands the accessibility of the arts by providing arts organizations and community groups the opportunity to develop arts programming within Calcasieu Parish. Read More
Crime Stoppers reward offered in April 3 robbery
Beauregard Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading the arrests in the following case. Read More
Pinwheels for Prevention gardens "planted"
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. The DeQuincy Study Club in cooperation with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana has planted a pinwheel garden in DeQuincy’s Memory Park as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. Read More
Reports of area scheduled Easter services. Read More