Mirlitons, also known as vegetable pears or chayote squash, are a member of the cucurbit family. These tasty plants have been grown in Louisiana for years.
Today, our community will end the killing of healthy and treatable animals, even if it just for one day.
The River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 10-year anniversary from 6 to 10 p.m. June 20 at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.
In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has forecasted a near normal or below-normal season this year.
• A motorist driving the wrong way on Interstate 10 in St. John the Baptist Parish Sunday morning in the westbound lanes struck an International truck.
Members of the media and others are wrapping up the annual observation of Sunshine Week, which began Sunday and runs through today. Sunshine Week’s focus is keeping government bodies accountable to the people they serve.
Today, March 19, is National Kick Butts Day.
The Louisiana Legislature convened for its regular spring session Monday, for nearly three months of debate, grandstanding and — hopefully — compromise. Much time will be spent on traditional and necessary items such as the budget and funding for health care and higher education. Some newer matters, such as the legalization of marijuana or same-sex marriage may find their way to the agenda. But a large portion of the next few months will be devoted to several aspects of K-12 education.