2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Advocate staff photo by John Ballance -- James Holt from Morgan City shows off the business end of a 29-pound barracuda, that took over first place in the category during Saturday's second day of the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Advocate Staff photo by John Ballance --- The 94th-annual...
Advocate Staff photo by John Ballance --- The 94th-annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is under way, but early morning rains across the coast Thursday have slowed catches.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Jefferson Parish Council approves new pay levels for many workers
The Parish Council hears from Peggy Barton, human resources director for Jefferson Parish at the council's meeting on July 23 in Grand Isle.
At Grand Isle meeting of Jefferson Parish Council, a sentimental reunion for next generation
Cynthia Lee-Sheng stands next to childhood friend P.B. Candies, whose grandfather Otto Candies was friend's with Lee-Sheng's father, Harry Lee.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Aerial Spraying for Mosquitos in West Jefferson planned for July 23
On Wednesday evening , areas of Grand Isle , Crown Point , and Lafitte and Barataria are scheduled to be sprayed against mosquitos, according to a parish press release.
4 items to watch when the Jefferson Parish Council meets Wednesday in Grand Isle
Once a year, the Jefferson Parish Council exchanges its stuffy chambers in Gretna and Elmwood to convene on the shores of Grand Isle.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Grand Isle angler catches tagged redfish, wins truck in Cca Star tournament
Jake Duet, right, stands with Bubby Vegas, owner of Bridge Side Marina in Grand Isle.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Lots of speckled trout around Grand Isle -- but there's one problem
If you're sitting at home debating whether to make the long drive down to fish Grand Isle , you need to ask yourself a question: How do I feel about crazy fast action for undersized speckled trout ? Are you the type of angler who views 11-inch specks as ungrateful bait-stealers, just one caste rung above loathed hardheads? If you're in the first ... (more)
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Best of New Orleans
On June 28, I attended Gambit 's FestiveALES in the Warehouse District. This was the third event Gambit organized, and the experience has improved significantly which each iteration.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Animal rescuer charged after daughter, animals found in squalor, police say
The founder of a Lafourche Parish animal-rescue group was arrested after authorities say they found her 3-year-old daughter walking barefoot in animal feces inside their home.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
A Day At The Beach: Fifth Circuit Rejects Expansive Situs Definition...
The Fifth Circuit recently reversed, per curiam, a district court decision finding that a contract worker cleaning oiled beaches near Grand Isle, Louisiana, in the wake of the 2010 Macondo oil spill qualified as a longshoreman for purposes of receiving compensation payments under the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act .
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Grand Isle man guilty of civil rights violations for...
Josh Jambon, 52, of Grand Isle, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the civil rights of two black Hurricane Isaac relief workers during a racially-motivated attack.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Advocate staff photo by Travis Spradling -- Beca Greaney, left, and...
Marchers finishing an eight-day, 155-mile walk from Grand Isle to the Governor's Mansion entered the city at dusk Friday, and gathrered at the Mansion Saturday morning for 'Flood Into Baton Rouge,' a noon event focused on water quality issues across the state.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Protesters walk 150 miles carrying 'troubled waters' to Governor's Mansion
Mike Stagg and Kirk Green take a break Tuesday on La. 1 near Raceland. Stagg and Green are walking from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge carrying water from the Gulf of Mexico to protest Gov. Bobby Jindal's environmental policies.