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  • St. Landry Council Considers Veto Overrides at Contentious Meeting

    August 2, 2012 2:02 AM

    At a special meeting Wednesday night, the St. Landry Parish Council voted to consider overriding a number of vetoes handed down by Parish President Bill Fontenot. The meeting was often contentious, and Fontenot found himself on the defensive with a calculated, critical and aggressive line of questioning from councilwoman... more »
  • Who's in charge here? Another parish looking for answers

    April 9, 2012 10:53 PM

    St. Landry Parish Government needs another opinion. There are some questions over who has more authority to appoint department heads; the Parish Council or Parish President Bill Fontenot? The two parties are looking to the Attorney General's Office to determine who's wrong, if anyone. "The President shall appoint and directly... more »
  • Louisiana down the road: DOTD reviews projects

    February 8, 2012 11:07 PM

    "There is not more being done with less," St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot said about state highways. "We need to have full disclosure with the public that we need more resources for transportation." Bill Fontenot is a former DOTD District Engineer and now, the St. Landry Parish President.... more »
  • Ambassador Extension Opens

    March 26, 2010 6:07 PM

    Traffic is now flowing on a highly anticipated road in Lafayette. A portion of the Ambassador Caffery Extension opened at 2:00 this afternoon. The opening will alleviate traffic from highway 90 near the Zoo of Acadiana to LA-89. Both Lafayette and Broussard residents believe the new road will help traffic... more »
  • A Staple in St. Landry Could be Gone Forever

    March 15, 2010 7:09 PM

    A ferry that's been proposed to close in the town of Melville in Northern St. Landry Parish is now being repaired. With the legislative session approaching at the end of the month, Governor Bobby Jindal is recommending closing the Melville ferry to save money. Despite this, the Department of Transportation... more »

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