Brooke Robichaux, Author at L'Observateur

High School Sports

Tigers defeat the Cavaliers

BY TARA WILLIAMS LULING — In one of the toughest games of the season, the Hahnville High Tigers defeated the De La Salle Cavaliers 14-13 ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Monday, October 18, 2021 9:30 am

Education

Public schools finalize preparations for October 18 reopening

LAPLACE — As St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools prepare to open for the first time since Hurricane Ida on October 18, the District ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:00 am

Local

FEMA reimbursement could support canal drainage improvements

LAPLACE — Costs for canal drainage improvements and dredging currently ongoing in St. John the Baptist Parish may be lightened by FEMA reimbursements, thanks to ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:00 am

Hurricane Ida

Temporary housing becomes major focus of Ida recovery; FEMA representative offers guidance on applications & appeals

Editor’s Note 10-17-21: This story has been updated to provide information on generator reimbursement specific to Hurricane Ida. LAPLACE — Housing has become a major ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:30 am

Lifestyle

Robichaux & the River: Jay Robichaux shares his plans as the new executive director of the River Parishes Tourist Commission

By Misty Milioto RESERVE — After a nationwide search, Jay Robichaux has filled the role of executive director of the River Parishes Tourist Commission following ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:00 am

Hurricane Ida

NCAA & partners provide hurricane relief in St. John Parish

LAPLACE — Members of the NCAA and their partners worked with local volunteers and St. John Parish staff to distribute more than 800 meals, drinks ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:59 pm

LaPlace

The Journey Home assists veterans in aftermath of Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — There are more than 37,000 homeless veterans across the United States, and another 1.4 million veterans at risk of becoming homeless, according to ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Do you mimic what you watch?

My 2-year-old granddaughter Emma Kate loves dinosaurs, loves to watch dinosaur cartoons and loves to pretend she is a dinosaur. She stomps around and says ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Letters of encouragement from Southwest Louisiana reach Riverside Academy students

LAPLACE — Seventh graders returning to Riverside Academy nearly six weeks after Hurricane Ida devastated the River Parishes realized they are not alone when it ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

An unsung hero during Hurricane Ida

I’ve been told the first year of marriage is the hardest. That hasn’t been the case for me. I think marriage has been the only ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

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