The new century was not a half year old when top Eunice story of its decade began. On May 27, 2000, a Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake. Aerial view shows derailment of Union Pacific freight train at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake on May 27, 2000. The 113-car train with three locomotives had 14 cars carrying hazardous materials. A hazardous materials clean-up expert approaches derailed Union Pacific tank cars after the 2000 derailment near City Lake.
From the December 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Child-bird case tops year’s story list. The alleged purchase of two children by a Eunice couple for $175 and a bird leads The Eunice News list of Top 10 stories of 2009.
Germaine Simpson takes the oath of office from City Attorney Jacque Pucheu as a City Council member. She was appointed to succeed her late mother Marguerite Simpson, serving until a special election, which she won. Her term expires, with other city officials terms, in December 2010.