Maurepas basin cypress restoration to receive $33K from lawsuit settlement
This Landsat satellite photo shows the status of cypress around Lake Maurepas on Oct. 20, 2009.
Canal digging projects, pump station improvements to reduce Ascension flooding
The first batch of new drainage improvements Ascension Parish officials say could help lessen future flooding from the kind of intense rains that fell in late May and early June are expected to cost nearly $10 million.
Critical meeting on St. John Parish levee project has been postponed
St. John the Baptist Parish would get a levee under the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to protect east bank communities from hurricane storm surge.
Livingston school tax rates decrease except in Walker
Property owners in the Denham Springs, Live Oak, French Settlement, Maurepas and Frost school districts will see a decrease in their property tax rates for 2014, while Walker's rates rise to pay for school expansions and technology improvements voters approved in May .