Boat launch, veteran's plaque dedicated in Leonville
Nearby residents no longer need to drive to Port Barre to get into the Bayou Teche.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Freezing weather expected tonight
St. Landry Parish is experiencing its first serious brush with old man winter this year, and residents are urged to take precautions as temperatures fall below freezing.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Teacher and students donate to Locks of Love
Two students and a teacher at Port Barre Elementary School are sporting new pinkie cut hairstyles lately, but it isn't part of a new fashion trend.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
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Website spotlights those missing from Acadiana
They disappeared and left loved ones behind. Most have been missing for years. Some have been missing for decades.
Council debates road districts
Now that voters have approved the Smooth Ride Home proposal, the fate of the parish's existing special taxing districts dedicated to roads is being called into question.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
* Kevin Tyler, 25, 719 Market St., Opelousas, possession with intent to distribute schedule I drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Food For Families drive is Dec. 11
St. Landry Parish food pantries and shelters are looking to restock their shelves for families in need this holiday season.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Train clips bean truck in Port Barre
A Union Pacific train carrying hazardous chemicals hit a soybean truck in Port Barre Tuesday, but little damage was done and none of the hazardous material was spilled.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
School board members question appointment of Port Barre principal
A debate over the status of Melville Mayor Willie Haynes, who draws a salary from the St. Landry Parish School District though he no longer works for the district, could be settled today.
Cracklin Festival wraps up 28th year
The 28-year-old event has become the major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club, drawing thousands to the town.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Louisiana man goes from janitor to principal
Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier, a longtime school janitor at Port Barre, Louisiana elementary school, was named the school's next principal Friday by the Saint Landry School Board.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Things to do
5 p.m. Festival features food, Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
St. Landry board questions school administrator's duties
St. Landry Parish School Board members questioned what duties Melville's mayor will be performing Thursday for the school system now that he will no longer be serving as interim principal at Port Barre Elementary.
Port Barre Cracklin Festival begins tonight, continues through Sunday
Preparations are underway for the annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival that begins tonight and continues through Sunday.