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Kryies Hebert Street is one of several streets in the area around East Elementary that will be paved in 2019 through a state block grant program. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Paving planned for city streets, some are gravel

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Paving is coming to some city streets and a few of those streets are gravel that are being paved for the first time.
The paving program is being done with money from a state Community Development Block Grant.
A contract with Coastal Bridge for $466,884 for street improvements in the Happy Hill area was approved at the Nov. 13 city meeting.
Karl Aucoin, city engineer, said work would begin after the first of the year.
Most of the streets to be paved are near East Elementary School.

Downtown mural coming to life

The mural on Walnut Street came to life with colors, but is not finished. Artist Hannah Gumbo said the mural is to be completed by the end of the month. The mural is funded through a $5,000 grant from the Acadiana Center for Arts ArtSpark program and Lafayette Economic Development. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting for the Dec. 8 election begins at Saturday at the Eunice Municipal Complex, 301 South 2nd St.
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, said early voting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 1 except for Sunday.
There are three runoff elections on the ballot in Eunice. They are:
Secretary of state with Kyle Ardoin and Gwen Collins -Greenup.
Eunice Alderman District 1 with Chad Andrepont and Roland Miller; and
Eunice Alderwoman District 2 with Germaine Simpson and Jackie “JuJu” Vallare.

MAMOU — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the arrest of a Mamou man for setting a fire that led to his family’s home being damaged. Tyler Byrd, 29, was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on Nov. 18, on one count of simple arson, accor

By Elizabeth West
Ville Platte Gazette
Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue reported the arrest of Evangeline Parish Police Juror Bryan K. Vidrine after he allegedly shot toward a vehicle of possible burglars.
In a news release the chief, it stated at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 16 Ville Platte Police responded to a report of trespassing and possible attempted burglary on Scenic Drive.
It was reported that a male subject approached two vehicles parked in a driveway, and then fled the scene in a white car occupied by other male suspects.

Mamou man charged with simple arson

MAMOU — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the arrest of a Mamou man for setting a fire that led to his family’s home being damaged.
Tyler Byrd, 29, was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on Nov. 18, on one count of simple arson, according to a news release from the fire marshal’s office.
On Nov. 17, the Mamou Fire Department contacted the fire marshal to assist with determining the origin and cause of a house fire in the 1200 block of Hebrard Road in the Mamou area.
Investigators determined that the fire began in the garage and was incendiary.

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