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State of Louisiana

September 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard along with the Black Bayou Fire Department responded to a tugboat fire near Lake Charles, Louisiana on Tuesday. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District has been awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation for a project to expand the port's bulk terminal. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator David Vitter today announced that the United States Department of Transportation is awarding more than $12 million in national infrastructure investments throughout Louisiana. More
September 10, 2014 -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu on Tuesday announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Port of Lake Charles. More
September 10, 2014 -- Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. on Tuesday announced issued a statement in response a $10 million United States Department of Transportation grant for funding of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to levy a tax rate of $0.00253 per $100 valuation. More
August 19, 2014 -- Benoit Premium Threading, LLC of Houma, Louisiana has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Houston. More
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August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The City of Lake Charles and Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, as well as the Central LA Chamber of Commerce will host events opposing a troop reduction at Fort Polk. More
August 05, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program on Monday announced that it has provided $88,474 in supplemental funding to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium to reduce the gulf's hypoxic zone. More
August 03, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is celebrating it's 224th Anniversary this week. Message and Video
August 01, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles recently hosted a ceremonial key exchange, handing over the keys to the newly-renovated building at 152 Marine Street to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, who will open a new field operation and border patrol office from the new building. More
August 01, 2014 -- The 23rd Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival will be held September 19-20. More
July 31, 2014 -- There was a large turnout of Cajuns for "A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval" on Monday at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana. More
July 30, 2014 -- Guidry News Service on Tuesday visited the Port of Lake Charles. More
July 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island in Louisiana on Friday. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Cajun French Music & Food Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 2014 Top 20 Event for the month of July. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Republican Governors Association today hosted an energy press briefing featuring the governors of Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming at the Petroleum Club in Houston. More
June 13, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a Vietnamese fisherman with heart attack symptoms from approximately 25 miles south of the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge and Game Preserve in Louisiana. More
June 11, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to a downed civilian helicopter sixty miles south of Terrebonne Bay. More
June 09, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew on Monday medevaced a Russian man who was having difficulty breathing while his ship was anchored about 11 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. More
May 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will host public discussions on navigational aid technology, with a session in New Orleans on May 7.. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. More w/Video
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three crew members aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
March 08, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced Friday during a general court-martial held in Norfolk, Virginia. More
January 13, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today noted a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing that wetland loss along the Gulf Coast accounts for 71 percent of the country's coastal wetland loss each year. More
January 10, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a man with a severed foot from an offshore supply vessel five miles off the coast of Louisiana. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have extended the public review and comment period for the draft early restoration plan for projects across the Gulf states to February 19. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has launched the "Boom or Bust Byway" website, highlighting parishes and towns along the 130-mile byway between Greenwood and Monroe in Louisiana. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival has been named a "Top 20 Event" by the Southeast Tourism Society. More
December 17, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit in a federal court in New Orleans against lawyer Mikal C. Watts, accusing the attorney of making fraudulent claims that resulted in the company paying $2.3 billion in relation to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently approved a $15,000 grant for the restoration and preservation of artifacts at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. More
November 27, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce today announced that it is awarding $2.4 million in grants to support economic development projects in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. More
November 21, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the closing of the purchase of the Lake Charles Golden Nugget Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to the highly successful L’Auberge Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Lake Charles, Louisiana was recently named "City of the Year" by Acadiana Profile. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Avenue of the Flags as a 2013 Top 20 Event for November. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
September 25, 2013 -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday joined Shell to announce the selection of Ascension Parish as the location for a potential natural gas-to-liquids facility. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet on August 28 in New Orleans to vote on the initial comprehensive plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy. More
July 25, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that the recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in federal waters will open on August 1. More
July 16, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew medevaced an offshore oil rig crewman who was showing symptoms of a heart attack 60 miles southeast of New Orleans, Monday afternoon. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing person last seen off Grand Isle, Tuesday afternoon. More
July 09, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are responding to a loss of well control event at Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, a natural gas and crude oil platform located approximately 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has published a list of Independence Day events. More
July 03, 2013 -- A joint law enforcement operation involving Coast Guard crewmembers and agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the seizure of 700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp in Louisiana waters on Monday. More
July 02, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that Captain Thomas Sparks has assumed duties as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team overseeing the cleanup of recoverable oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Red, White, Blue and You Independence Day festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 2013 Top 20 event for the month of July. More
July 01, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews in Louisiana are searching for a 50-year-old Hispanic male in Lake Pontchatrain near Bayou St. John. More
June 24, 2013 -- Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll has launched a project called “PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 for Prospect.3 New Orleans” utilizing unused TV channels, emblematic cultural symbols and cutting-edge wireless technology from Rice University. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has extended the public comment period for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy until July 8. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Greenfield Logistical Services to build housing on port property to accommodate thousands of new workers construction jobs that will be generated by more than $47 billion worth of investments in Southwest Louisiana. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center today reported that the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team has started transitioning back to the National Response Center for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel via webinar on June 12. More
May 22, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently announced that Connie M. Knight of Belle Chasse, Louisiana was sentenced to 57 months in prison on charges related to her impersonation of a federal official and creating false identification documents to defraud individuals following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Hutco, Inc., an industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in overtime back wages to employees assigned to work in sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. More
May 05, 2013 -- A 45-year-old man was medevaced Sunday morning after crewmembers found him unconscious aboard a crew boat approximately 76 miles off Cameron, Louisiana. More w/Video
April 19, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited has published a press release on the organization's efforts to restore the Gulf Coast following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
March 19, 2013 -- The DeQuincy Railroad Museum in DeQuincy, Louisiana will host the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival taking place April 11-13. More
February 27, 2013 -- UPDATE: The United States Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oil spill in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur More
February 27, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a report of an allision between a vessel and an inactive wellhead nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur, Louisiana. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to discuss the management of red snapper and other items. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a series of public engagement sessions in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida throughout the month of February. More
February 03, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the winners of the Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, which is being held January 21-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana, will host a public forum on January 22 regarding the current status of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced plans to develop an interpretive visitor center for the Creole Nature Trail All American Road in the city of Sulphur. More
December 10, 2012 -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Sasol Ltd. CEO David Constable last week announced that the company plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake, Louisiana that is expected to create more than 7,000 direct and indirect jobs. More
November 16, 2012 -- Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing crew members following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana Friday morning. More
November 14, 2012 -- A New Orleans based United States Coast Guard anti-terrorism team will return home on Wednesday from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has authorized BP to proceed with a plan to cap and plug the containment dome that had been used in an attempt to contain the oil spill at the site. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road in Louisiana on Wednesday unveiled two interpretive kiosks in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has announced that a Notice of Federal Interest has been issued to BP and Transocean in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Port of Lake Charles has issued a request for proposals for an exclusive terminal and stevedoring handling agreement at the port’s City Docks. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting entries for its Annual Gingerbread House Contest. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday hosted a reception in Houston for travel planners, tour operators, corporate guests and members of the media. More
September 15, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old-man from a fishing vessel on the Gulf of Mexico 30 miles southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana on Friday. More
September 12, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is conducting a search for a man who has not returned from a kayaking trip near Grand Isle, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are continuing to investigate reports of pollution in areas impacted by Hurricane Isaac. More
September 04, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday announced that it is conducting pollution assessment surveys and examining oiled wildlife recovered from Myrtle Grove, Louisiana, which was impacted by Hurricane Isaac. More
September 03, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that one dead juvenile pelican, 10 oiled dead nurtria and two live oiled pelicans were located in the marshes in the vicinity of Myrtle Grove, Louisiana. More
September 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced a Texas trucker with a respiratory condition from a flooded frontage road in LaPlace, Louisiana Friday. More
September 01, 2012 -- A new technology is being deployed by United States Geological Survey scientists this weekend to map urban flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $1.1 million to assist in the restoration of coastal habitats in Louisiana and Texas. More
August 31, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently elected Doug Boyd as chair of the board, and named Kevin Anson as vice chair. More
August 31, 2012 -- The Salvation Army today is continuing disaster relief efforts in states affected by Hurricane Isaac by providing meals and volunteer service. More
August 30, 2012 -- The public affairs personnel for the United States National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard have provided a link to imagery and video of related to Hurricane Isaac. More
August 29, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that Hurricane Isaac is expected to impact beaches and barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico that are vulnerable to beach and dune erosion. More
August 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged the maritime community to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress and take early action to protect themselves and their property. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $49,956 to the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center to develop an electronic reporting and mapping system to document the expansion of the invasive Mexican rice borer. More
July 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 20 - 23 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. More
July 23, 2012 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce will host a "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair for veterans, military personnel, and military spouses on August 7 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 22, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office have recovered the body of a second missing fisherman on Lake Charles in Louisiana. More
July 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing man Saturday and have located the body of another after two men were reported missing Friday evening, while boating on Lake Charles in Louisiana. More
July 17, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7 at its office in Tampa, Florida. More
July 06, 2012 -- Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Committee of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission on July 26 at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Lab in Grand Isle, Louisiana. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to consider various issues. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Secretary of Commerce has named five appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 29, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Thursday held a change of command ceremony to install Commander Will E. Watson as leader of the unit. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 27, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana will hold a change-of-command ceremony on Thursday at the Lake Charles Civic Center, with Commander Will E. Watson taking over the unit. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will celebrate World Oceans Day with the Texas Coastal Expo at Galveston's Moody Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. More
May 30, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey has released a report finding that 70 percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to erosion during weaker Category 1 hurricanes. More
May 07, 2012 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston, who weathered Hurricane Ike in the 1870 Merchants Mutual Insurance Building in the Strand Historic District where he conceived the Ike Dike, visited with Guidry News Service about storm surge protection. More
April 29, 2012 -- A Coast Guard flight crew has located two men who were reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 28, 2012 -- Members of Civil Air Patrol's Texas and Louisiana wings will participate from May 2 through 9 in a training scenario involving a hurricane striking Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council today announced that $60 million in early restoration projects will soon begin along the Gulf Coast in efforts to mitigate damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 17, 2012 -- Cheniere Energy Partners, LP on Monday announced that its subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, LP, have received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build liquefaction and export facilities for natural gas at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety today released a new report which provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. More
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority Board of Directors has re-elected Larry Bustle to serve as chair of the board in 2012. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, the first in a series of plans for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for public comment. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region. More
October 10, 2011 -- A reunion of members of the Guidry, Guedry, Gaidry, Geddry, Jeddry, Labine and LaBean family was held in Cut Off, Louisiana on Saturday as part of Grand Réveil Acadien 2011. More
October 08, 2011 -- The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing crew member who fell overboard on Friday from a 750-foot oil tanker 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. More
October 06, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a crew member reported missing from an oil tanker approximately 150 miles offshore Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. More
October 03, 2011 -- Guidry/Guedry/Gaidry family members from several Canadian provinces as well as over 15 states will meet in reunion in Cut Off, Louisiana on Saturday, October 8. More
September 30, 2011 -- America's WETLAND Foundation recently concluded a forum, and recommended that sediment from the Mississippi River be used to help rebuild land lost to coastal erosion in the Terrebonne and Lafourche areas in Louisiana. More
September 29, 2011 -- America's WETLAND Foundation today announced recommendations included in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is to be released next week, for restoration of the Gulf Coast. More
September 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Morgan City, Louisiana today issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean Holdings, LLC due to a series of oil sheen sightings that indicate the possibility of a release from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
September 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released its final investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. More
September 05, 2011 -- Marty Guidry is encouraging the descendents of Claude Guédry dit Grivois and Marguerite Petitpas to attend the Guédry-Labine & Petitpas Reunion in Cut Off, Louisiana on October 8. More
August 02, 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District last week awarded a $2,673,800 contract to King Fisher Marine Service LP to dredge in the Sabine Neches Waterway, in Jefferson County, Texas, and in the Sabine Pass Channel located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and the USACE last week also signed off on the Chief of Engineers Report that will facilitate efforts for the Sabine Neches Waterway to be deepened and widened. More
July 14, 2011 -- Les Guédry d'Asteur, the family association of all descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas from Old Acadia, will hold its next meeting in Galliano, Louisana on Saturday, August 6. More
June 28, 2011 -- The Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, today made temporary changes to the navigation aids within South Pass, Louisiana. More
June 14, 2011 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today reported that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is predicted to be larger than average this year due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River. More
May 20, 2011 -- The United States Department of Energy today issued a conditional authorization approving an application to export liquefied natural gas from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana. More
May 16, 2011 -- United States Representative Gene Green reports that he will join the 2011 Offshore Energy Tour with Congressman Steve Scalise in New Orleans and South Louisiana May 18 to May 20. More
May 02, 2011 -- Southeast Texas descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petipas, who immigrated from France to Nova Scotia in the 17th Century, gathered in Beaumont on Saturday for a presentation on Grand Réveil Acadien ( the Great Acadian Awakening), which will be held in Louisiana in October. More
April 25, 2011 -- Marty Guidry has issued a public invitation to all Guidrys in Southeast Texas to attend a meeting of Les Guédry d'Asteur (the Guedry, Guidry, Gaidry, Jeddry, Geddry, Labine, LaBean Acadian family association) in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, April 30. More
April 25, 2011 -- Tour de Rouge, a 526-mile cycling event to raise awareness and funds for Red cross services along the Gulf Coast, will kick off in Houston on Sunday. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released a preliminary report related to issues under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard concerning the rig explosion and oil spill. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today announced that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address damages to natural resources caused by the spill. More
April 18, 2011 -- Residents of southern Louisiana, who are preparing for Grand Réveil Acadien 2011, the great Acadian Awakening, in October, are hosting an event in Southeast Texas to attract participants. More
April 01, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today issued an update regarding a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, Louisiana, announcing that the pipeline posed no threat to deep draft vessels in the Calcasieu Ship Channel. More
April 01, 2011 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Thursday announced that IFG Port Holdings will construct a new export grain terminal at the port. More
March 31, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, Louisiana that was reported on Wednesday evening. More
February 20, 2011 -- Jim Guidry reports on Grand Réveil Acadien, the Great Acadian Awakening, a one week gathering of Acadians from around the world that will be held in Louisiana in October; and includes an account of a Guidry cousin who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. More
February 20, 2011 -- Louisiane-Acadie has announced the "Grand Réveil Acadien/Great Acadian Awakening”, a one week gathering of Acadians from around the world, will be held in Louisiana in October 2011. More
February 10, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin has shipped out its first Orion crew module spacecraft structure from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to facilites in Denver where it will undergo a series of safety tests. More
February 02, 2011 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened more than 4,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to Royal Red shrimping after it was closed in November due to concerns of oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
January 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the State of Louisiana and other agencies, has directed BP to begin the first phase of the orphan anchors retrieval program to recover anchors used to keep containment booms in place during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 11, 2011 -- The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it has accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs associated with the pollution recovery operations resulting from the sinking of a Mobil Inland Drilling Unit that sank in the Charenton Navigational Canal in April 2010. More
December 23, 2010 -- Crew members aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck, which is stationed in the Arabian Gulf, recently recorded video holiday greetings for their families in Texas and Louisiana. More
November 24, 2010 -- The National Oeanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping due to tar balls in the net of a commercial shrimper. More
November 23, 2010 -- The Federal Interagency Solutions Group, which was established through a request by the United States Coast Guard, today released a report revising numbers concerning the estimated "short-term fate" of oil discharged during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
November 17, 2010 -- The Federal On Scene Coordinator for the BP oil spill response and experts from the Unified Area Command provided Louisiana parish presidents with an operational update Wednesday, as part of an ongoing dialogue between the response organization and community leaders. More
November 15, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today reopened to fishing more than 8,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico that had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
November 03, 2010 -- The Port of Lake Charles announced today a new project immediately locating at the Port’s Industrial Canal facilities involving at least 1,000 new jobs. More
October 29, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command today released a video of the operations of the vessel decontamination facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, which is cleaning oil from boats involved in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 29, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command on Thursday reported that lab results from samples of water reported to have oil in West Bay, Louisiana were absent of oil, and that the discolored water was the result of an algal bloom. More
October 28, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command has provided an operations update on its continuing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 21, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today joined the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and the Audubon Nature Institute to return 33 sea turtles to the Gulf of Mexico waters offshore of Louisiana following the turtles' rehabilitation from oil exposure during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 08, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation today concluded the final day of its fifth session of hearings on the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
October 08, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation today is holding its final day in the fifth session of hearings on the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
October 06, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command has provided a weekly update of the continuing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 05, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened 2,927 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico off eastern Louisiana to fishing, and announced that 90 percent of federal waters in the Gulf are now open after being closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 04, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation today conducted the first day of its fifth session of hearings regarding the circumstances surrounding the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
October 01, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command has issued its Weekly Update on the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 01, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened 5,628 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to commercial and recreational fishing. More
October 01, 2010 -- Deepwater Horizon oil spill National Incident Commander Thad Allen today issued a statement announced the disestablishment of the National Incident Command and transfer of oversight for the oil spill response to Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft, the unified area commander in New Orleans. More
September 20, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command formed in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday announced that it is consolidating incident command posts in Houma, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama into a Gulf Coast Incident Management Team located in New Orleans. More
September 19, 2010 -- BP today confirmed that "well kill" operations on the MC252 well in the Gulf of Mexico are now complete, with both the casing and annulus of the well sealed by cement. More
September 19, 2010 -- BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay posted a statement on completion of the MC252 Relief Well in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 19, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Lake Charles on Friday took initial steps to secure a new $350 million gaming resort to replace the cancelled Sugarcane Bay Resort formerly proposed by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. More
September 02, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to an oil platform explosion that occurred this morning approximately 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, and has rescued 13 people in the water, who have been taken to Terrebonne General Hospital. More
September 01, 2010 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners, during a special meeting today, received the resignation of Commissioner Mark Abraham, who had served on the board for more than seven years. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command on Wednesday announced that it is continuing to expand techniques and programs to determine the presence of sub-surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 25, 2010 -- The Obama Administration today announced that it will deploy officials to the Gulf Coast to participate in a series of "dockside chats" in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle communities to discuss steps being taken to verify the safety of gulf seafood. More
August 22, 2010 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Pensacola, Florida last week to address a host of fishery issues, including a supplemental red snapper season and the overfished status of gag. More
August 17, 2010 -- Senator Mary Landrieu, chair of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today held a hearing regarding the economic impact of the deepwater oil drilling moratorium, and urged the Obama Administration to lift the ban. More
August 16, 2010 -- Texas Tech University today announced that researchers have found no evidence of petroleum hydrocarbons in Louisiana seafood samples provided to the university by a reporter with "Good Morning America". More
August 11, 2010 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium. More
August 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update. More
August 09, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard is continuing its search for a man reported missing following an allision between his skiff and the UTV Salvation in the area of Morgan City, Louisiana on Sunday. More
August 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday night update on the oil spill response. More
August 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 04, 2010 -- BP announced today that the Deepwater Horizon well appears to have reached a static condition -- a significant milestone. More
August 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 03, 2010 -- Update: BP has started its "static kill" operations today, and is pumping drilling mud into the well to seal it from leaking. More
August 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
August 02, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday issued an update regarding an oil spill in the Barataria Waterway in Louisiana, announcing that the wellhead, which had been struck by a tow vessel, has been secured and is no longer emitting oil or natural gas into Barataria Bay. More
August 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 31, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 30, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today continues work with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and other state organizations to secure an oil spill site resulting from a collision between a tow vessel and a wellhead in the Barataria Waterway on Tuesday. More
July 30, 2010 -- BP today announced that the company has established a $100 million fund through the Baton Rouge Foundation to assist displaced oil rig workers. More
July 30, 2010 -- Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg today issued a statement on the re-opening of some Louisiana state waters to commercial fishing, which had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 29, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday update on the oil spill response. More
July 28, 2010 -- BP today announced that it will pay an estimated $60 million in August on advance payments for claims made by Gulf Coast residents and businesses who lost income or net profit due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 26, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 25, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 23, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it is preparing ports in Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana for response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. More
July 23, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with the United State Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, today released a new report on monitoring of subsurface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 23, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today urged Gulf Coast residents to be prepared for Tropical Storm Bonnie. More
July 22, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that it has re-opened to fishing one-third of the area of the Gulf that had been closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 22, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command Center today announced that a plan is in place to respond to severe weather impacting the area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery efforts. More
July 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 20, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation on Monday concluded its first day of a third session of hearings regarding the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the mobile offshore drilling unit. More
July 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update, which includes a message from President Barack Obama. More
July 19, 2010 -- National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen today announced that he has told BP to ensure that representatives are in place to join local response teams to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill no later than Tuesday. More
July 19, 2010 -- Federal scientists are asking the public to report sightings of birds wearing leg bands, which mark them as having been rescued and treated for oil exposure from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in an effort to gather information on treating wildlife impacted by the oil spill. More
July 16, 2010 -- BP today announced that it has paid more than $200 million in claims to residents along the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 15, 2010 -- BP America today announced that a well integrity test commenced today on the Deepwater Horizon oil well to determine the effectiveness of a capping stack placed on the well in stopping the release of oil into the ocean. More
July 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Tuesday evening update on BP's “capping stack” procedure. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center reports tonight that BP has made significant progress on its “capping stack” procedure—designed to capture even greater quantities of oil than the current “top hat” system. More
July 12, 2010 -- National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen has announced that Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft today is relieving Rear Admiral James Watson as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. More
July 12, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on its response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has been publishing news releases, photos, audio and video of the response efforts since the Gulf oil spill on April 20. More
July 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 08, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published answers to numerous calls from concerned citizens wanting to help coastal populations of bottlenose dolphins. More
July 07, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
July 06, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 05, 2010 -- Local, state and federal officials held a press briefing on Monday to say that tar balls found on the Bolivar Peninsula "came back positive as a match" to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and tar balls found on Galveston beaches are being tested to determine whether they are from Deepwater Horizon. More
July 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a news release about this afternoon's news conference that confirmed that tar balls found on Galveston County beaches came from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 05, 2010 -- BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
July 01, 2010 -- Texas A&M University chemical oceanographer Thomas Bianchi will examine the oil-soaked Louisiana marshes next week as part of a National Science Foundation grant to conduct immediate research on the impact of the gulf oil spill. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 30, 2010 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that it is providing $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 29, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 29, 2010 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Policy Carol Browner on Monday visited New Orleans to receive updates on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. More
June 29, 2010 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District today announced that its board of commissioners recently elected new officers. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Saturday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 25, 2010 -- Congressman Al Green this week visited Louisiana to assess efforts to contain the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill recovery. More
June 24, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday reopened 8,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing. More
June 23, 2010 -- The Unified Command Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 23, 2010 -- The Unified Command today announced that the containment cap system for the Deepwater Horizon well was moved off of the well's failed blowout preventer after a discharge of liquids was observed from a diverter valve on the drill ship Discoverer Enterprise. More
June 23, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard will take part in "Operation Dry Water" this weekend, and increase patrols from Freeport, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana to enforce laws against boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More
June 22, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 22, 2010 -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu, chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today announced that the Louisiana State Legislature has approved a resolution supporting legislation introduced by Landrieu to offer interest relief on 2005 and 2008 disaster loans for small businesses, including those impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 21, 2010 -- Representatives from various agencies responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host an open house for residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on Tuesday. More
June 21, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard is continuing its search for a man who went missing on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Sunday after his boat collided with the causeway bridge. More
June 21, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday recovered the body of a diver who went missing while spearfishing south of Intracoastal City, Louisiana. More
June 21, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized approximately 30,000 pounds of shrimp from two fishing vessels found operating in areas of the Gulf of Mexico closed from fishing due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command on Sunday announced that it has opened decontamination stations at various locations around Louisiana to clean vessels that have become oiled due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 20, 2010 -- The Coast Guard seized approximately 19,000 pounds of shrimp 13 miles south of Belle Pass, Louisiana on June 13, in a closed area due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 20, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday afternoon update on the oil spill response. More
June 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 18, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 18, 2010 -- The Unified Command in Louisiana today announced that it will hold open houses in Lafourche, Jefferson and Orleans parishes next week to inform residents about the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 18, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday announced that it has deemed vacuum barges as safe to use in oil spill response efforts off the coast of Louisiana. More
June 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 16, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 16, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Unified Area Command on Tuesday announced that it is relocating its offices from Robert, Louisiana to New Orleans. More
June 15, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 14, 2010 -- The Louisiana National Guard began shoreline protection operations in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on Saturday to place barriers to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from entering marshlands along the coastline. More
June 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening updae on the oil spill response. More
June 12, 2010 -- NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, a 208-foot survey vessel, returned to Galveston Friday morning from a mission in the vicinity of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 12, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Saturday evening Update on the oil spill response. More
June 12, 2010 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today visited Gulf Islands National Seashore. More
June 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Friday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Thursday night update. More
June 10, 2010 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Wednesday announced that Todd Henderson has been named director of operations. More
June 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday night update on the oil spill response. More
June 09, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard's New Orleans Command Center located a father and daughter in a disabled sailboat on Lake Pontchartrain this morning after the boat was reported overdue. More
June 09, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral James A. Watson on Tuesday sent a letter to to BP America Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles instructing BP to establish systems of safely collecting oil and gas flowing from the Deepwater Horizon well. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 08, 2010 -- United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that his department is providing online access to schematics, pressure tests, diagnostic results and other data about the malfunctioning blowout preventer at the Deepwater Horizon oil well. More
June 08, 2010 -- BoatUS' Chris Edmonston and fishing show host Wade Middleton have publised a video report documenting the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's impact on the Gulf region. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Louisiana National Guard today announced that it has completed missions in Plaquemines Parish and Venice in efforts to mitigate the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 07, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 06, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 04, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Friday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 03, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Thursdsay evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 02, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 02, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Restoration Network, along with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Environment America, today announced their intention to file suit against BP under the citizen enforcement provision of the federal Clean Water Act to "force a more effective response" to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 01, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
June 01, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry today is stepping down as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the BP oil spill response to resume her role as Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District for the 2010 Hurricane Season. More
May 31, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 31, 2010 -- NOAA has extended the northern boundary of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico up to the Mississippi federal-state water line and portions of the Alabama federal-state water line. More
May 30, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 29, 2010 -- BP announced that it will case its unsuccessful attempt to use the “top kill” technique to cap the well and will now cut off a kinked portion of the riser and attempt to lower a device over the area that will allow them to try and capture a substantial amount of the oil leaking out. More
May 28, 2010 -- NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include a large area of oil sheen patches crossing the eastern edge of the current boundary, as well as an area currently outside the southern boundary which a small portion of the sheen is moving toward. More
May 28, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation concluded the third day of the second session of hearings Friday into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon, with multiple loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20. More
May 28, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation on Thursday concluded its second day of hearings regarding the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit. More
May 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Thursday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 27, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, today approved the implementation of a section of barrier island along Louisiana to help stop oil from coming ashore. More
May 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command on Wednesday announced that it has recalled vessels of opportunity assisting in oil recovery operations in Louisiana after four crewmembers reported health problems. More
May 27, 2010 -- Walter A. Niemand, outgoing President and CEO, West Gulf Maritime Association will be honored at a reception in Houston on Thursday, June 3. More
May 26, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Wednesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 26, 2010 -- The American Red Cross recently held its Tour du Rouge bicycling event to raise awareness and money for disaster preparedness along the Gulf Coast. More
May 26, 2010 -- Update: United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry today granted BP approval to proceed with attempts to cap the Deepwater Horizon well site by using a "top kill" technique, which began operations this afternoon. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 25, 2010 -- United States President Barack Obama has announced plans to visit Louisiana on Friday to assess efforts regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Monday recap of Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's visit to Louisiana to inspect the ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 23, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Sunday evening update on the oil spill response effort. More
May 23, 2010 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will visit Louisiana on Monday to inspect the ongoing response to the BP oil spill. More
May 21, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Friday evening published an update on Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Monday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today published statements issued by NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco regarding efforts to monitor subsea impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Friday released photos of aerial views of ongoing cleanup efforts related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Saturday released audio and video of a press briefing with various officials regarding ongoing efforts to mitigate the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command reports that the Riser Insertion Tube Tool has been successfully tested and inserted into the leaking riser, capturing some amounts of oil and gas. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command for the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to advance multiple subsea options to contain and ultimately stop the flow of oil from the MC 252 well in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 16, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted photos of the ongoing operations at Houma Unified Incident Command. More
May 15, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Saturday afternoon update on the oil spill response. More
May 15, 2010 -- Spill responders are asking today for the public’s help in monitoring boom along the Gulf Coast. More
May 14, 2010 -- The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced they have authorized BP to use dispersants underwater, at the source of the Deepwater Horizon leak. More
May 14, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are scheduled to continue their co-chaired investigation May 26-29 "to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil spill" of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted audio and video excerpts of today's briefing on the oil spill response effort. More w/Audio and Video
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today released audio excerpts from the conference call with experts on oil dispersants. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today published photos of activities at the Regional Support Activity warehouse, which is being used as a shipping area for support items for the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Thursday released photos of remotely-operated vehicles being piloted at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to monitor attempts to stop the leak from the well. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center published a Thursday night update on the oil spill response. More
May 13, 2010 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire and State Senator Dan Patrick will spend three days at Angola Prison in Louisiana starting Sunday to observe the prison's ministry program. More
May 13, 2010 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, today announced that the Disaster Housing Assistance Program for hurricanes Ike and Gustav has been extended for residents of Texas and Louisiana. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon joint investigation board held its second day of public hearings on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution and sinking of the drilling unit. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Wednesday released video of a 100-ton containment dome that was lowered onto the seabed on May 7 as part of the effort to contain the oil leak at the Deepwater Horizon well. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Wednesday published photos of beach clean up efforts in Louisiana and a graphic of a proposed "Riser Insertion Tube" method to contain oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Wednesday released video of an oil and gas plume streaming from one of two leaks in the Deepwater Horizon well. More
May 12, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center today published photos of the loading and deployment of a "top hat" containment chamber in attempts to cap an oil leak resulting from the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
May 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday night update on the oil spill response. More
May 11, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center on Monday published photos and video of United States Air Force aircraft dropping oil dispersing chemicals at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. More
May 11, 2010 -- Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana is offering several services in response to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 11, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry, the federal on-scene coordinator, Doug Suttles, BP Chief Operating Officer, and Lars Herbst, MMS Regional Director of the Gulf of Mexico Region, held a briefing here May, 10, 2010 to update the media and the public and to answer. questions More w/Audio
May 10, 2010 -- President Obama on Monday met with a number of Cabinet members and senior staff in the White House Situation Room to review BP’s efforts to stop the oil leak as well as to decide on next steps to ensure all is being done to contain the spread, mitigate the environmental impact and provide assistance to affected states, including individuals, businesses, and communities. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Unified Command has provided photos of ships collecting oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
May 10, 2010 -- Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis and Acting Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service Rowan Gould have been dispatched to command centers along the Gulf Coast to help lead efforts to protect coastal communities and natural resources from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 09, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command published a Sunday night report on the response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. More
May 09, 2010 -- The Unified Command has provided photos of oil spill responders preparing the beach in Alabama for the erection of snare booms to trap tar balls. Photos
May 09, 2010 -- The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release. More
May 09, 2010 -- Shoreline assessment teams report that they recovered tar balls Saturday from the beach on Dauphin Island, Alabama. More
May 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has published a Saturday evening update on operations in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center has posted a photo release on containment boom operations. Photos
May 08, 2010 -- The Unified Command Center has issued restrictions on flyover of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge's Chandeleur Islands. More
May 08, 2010 -- The U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service will co-chair an investigation starting May 11, 2010 to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil spill of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit. More
May 08, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted photos of controlled burns in the Gulf Of Mexico. More
May 08, 2010 -- The Unified Area Command published a Thursday night report on the response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. More
May 08, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted recent photos of controlled burns in the Gulf Of Mexico. Photos
May 07, 2010 -- The NOAA today modified and expanded boundaries of the closed fishing area to reflect the area of the BP oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon incident, and has extended the fishing restriction to May 17. More
May 07, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted photos of controlled burns in the Gulf Of Mexico. More
May 07, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted video of a remotely operated vehicle successfully capping a pipe leaking oil. More
May 07, 2010 -- A NOAA-sponsored ocean mission, set to explore for deep sea corals, has been redirected to collect seafloor and water column data from areas near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill source. More
May 07, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Unified Command has established an incident command post on the west coast of Florida. More
May 07, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted a photo/video release of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak conducting oil recovery operations. More w/Video
May 07, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted a photo release of workers lowering the dome in the water in an attempt to cap the oil leak. More
May 06, 2010 -- The Joint Information Center posted an update on the Oil Spill Response at the end of the day on Thursday. More
May 06, 2010 -- The Unified Command for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill response has posted photos of a chamber designed to contain the oil discharge as it is loaded aboard a vessel Joe Griffin as well as a photo of Wednesday's controlled burn. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Joint Information Center posted an update on the Oil Spill Response at the end of the day on Wednesday. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command on Tuesday released photos of the preparation of a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft for use in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command has posted photos of crews working to clean oil from containment booms used to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command today is conducting a controlled burn to remove oil on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the Deepwater Horizon incident off the coast of Louisiana. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Unified Command on Tuesday announced that reports of migratory bird "fall-out" in Florida, where birds drop down along migratory paths due to exhaustion, are not related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 04, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted a Tuesday evening update on the Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill. More
May 04, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard has posted a photo release of the transocean drillship, Discoverer Enterprise, preparing to conduct recovery operations using a specially-built "dome" at the sea floor on Monday. Photos
May 03, 2010 -- The Joint Information Center has posted a Monday afternoon update on the ongoing administration-wide response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill More
May 03, 2010 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu today met with BP CEO Tony Hayward and BP American Chairman and President Lamar McKay to discuss ongoing, coordinated response efforts and receive an update on BP’s spill mitigation plans for potentially affected Gulf Coast states. More
May 03, 2010 -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels is in Louisiana today with a team of experienced hazardous materials professionals leading an effort to ensure that oil spill cleanup workers receive necessary protections from the hazards of this work. More
May 03, 2010 -- President Barack Obama visited Venice, Louisiana on Sunday to assess the oil spill operation. Photos
May 02, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has issued an update to its members on the oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed commercial and recreational fishing in the oil-affected portion of the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2010 -- The Sierra Club has called for a drilling moratorium, as well as an aggresive clean energy plan, in reaction to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2010 -- United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen met with local, state and federal members participating in the Deepwater Horizon response at the unified command on Saturday. Photos
May 01, 2010 -- Saturday Night Update: The response to the Deepwater Horizon incident continues with limited operations due to inclement weather. More
May 01, 2010 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has posted a Saturday afternoon review of the progress of the oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 01, 2010 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen will serve as the National Incident Commander for the administration's continued, coordinated response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — "providing additional authority and oversight in leveraging every available resource to respond to the BP oil spill and minimize the associated environmental risks". More
May 01, 2010 -- The first oiled bird has been recovered from the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and is being treated by BP. More
May 01, 2010 -- Update 14: The unified command continues with a comprehensive oil-well intervention and spill-response plan following the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. More
April 29, 2010 -- The Unified Command today issued an update on the response to the oil spill resulting from the April 22 sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana. More
April 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command has released an overflight map and NOAA forecast maps for the area of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 28, 2010 -- The Unified Command today is conducting a controlled burn of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig near the coast of Louisiana. More
April 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command today issued an update regarding response efforts for the Deepwater Horizon incident, a drilling rig which suffered an explosion and fire last week off the coast of Louisiana. More
April 27, 2010 -- The Unified Command today released a graphic showing the current location of the oil sheen produced by the Deepwater Horizon incident off the coast of Louisiana. More
April 26, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today continued its response to the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, which suffered an explosion last week, to stop the flow of oil into the ocean. More
April 24, 2010 -- The unified command for the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Response announced Saturday that the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit was located capsized on the sea floor approximately 1500 feet northwest of the well site; and that estimates indicate that up to 1,000 barrels of oil a day could be leaking into the water approximately 5,000 feet below the surface. More
April 22, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard is continuing to search for 11 missing workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that now has completely gone under water. More w/Photos
April 22, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard is continuing to search for 11 missing crewmembers who were aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit approximately 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana when it suffered an explosion and caught fire on Tuesday night. More
April 07, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today continued its response to an oil spill that occurred Tuesday morning from a pipeline in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. More
March 08, 2010 -- The United States Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship on Friday announced that $80 million in federal broadband expansion grants will be awarded to Louisiana. More
February 21, 2010 -- Justin Nelzen is seeking sponsorships for the Mongol Derby, "the world's longest and toughest horse race". More
February 06, 2010 -- Nationally renowned, African-American impressionist and art education advocate, Ted Ellis recently celebrated the grand opening of his new studio, T. Ellis Art, located at 1007 W. Gray in Downtown, Houston. More
January 26, 2010 -- Reverend Donald Lee reports on a "home away from home" for transplants from New Oleans in Lancaster, Texas. More
January 25, 2010 -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing U.S. Navy pilot in Lake Ponchartrain this afternoon. More
January 25, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that crews from its New Orleans station are continuing to search for a Navy Pilot following the crash landing of his plane in Lake Ponchartrain on Saturday. More
January 24, 2010 -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searchig for a U.S. Navy pilot after the airplane he and one other pilot were aboard crash landed in Lake Pontchartrain late Saturday. More
January 22, 2010 -- United States Attoney John Bales on Tuesday announced that a Louisiana-based petroleum company has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. More
January 21, 2010 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Tuesday announced that the United States Agency for International Development has begun shipping disaster relief items to Haiti through the port. More
January 18, 2010 -- Southern A&M University at Baton Rouge will present "The Resurrection of General Harriet Tubman for Literacy" on Monday February 1 at the Smith-Brown Memorial Royal Cotillion Ballroom. More
December 16, 2009 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday announced its recommended holiday gift ideas for "a safe boating Christmas". More
November 25, 2009 -- The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation on Tuesday announced that it has launched its annual holiday campaign to invite visitors to celebrate the holidays "New Orleans Style". More
November 17, 2009 -- The United States Coast Guard Station Lake Charles will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss commercial fishing regulations. More
November 12, 2009 -- Preparations are now underway for French Quarter Festival 2010 on April 9 - 11, 2010. More
October 23, 2009 -- R. Adam McBride, Port Director for the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Thursday announced his plans to retire from that position in the first quarter of 2010. More
October 16, 2009 -- The United States Department of Justice on Thursday announced that Panagiotis Lekkas, the captain of the cargo ship M/V Theotokos, was sentenced in federal court in New Orleans to 10 months confinement after pleading guilty to one count of obstruction of justice, one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, and two counts of violating the Ports and Waterways Safety Act. More
September 23, 2009 -- The Red River Revel Arts Festival will take place October 3-10 at Shreveport Riverfront in Louisiana. More
July 09, 2009 -- BoatU.S. is seeking nominations for the third annual BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award. More
June 26, 2009 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District elected a new slate of officers for 2009/2010 at its regular scheduled June 2009 meeting. More
June 25, 2009 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Wednesday announced that Walter Sanchez has been appointed to serve on the Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners. More
June 18, 2009 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Wednesday announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers will fund a $68.8 million project to dredge the Calcasieu Ship Channel. More
June 16, 2009 -- The organization Louisiane-Acadie is hosting an event in St. Martinville on June 22 for competiton to win the 2014 Congrès Mondial Acadien, the World Acadian Congress. More
June 04, 2009 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced it is searching for a man who went missing off Holly Beach in Louisiana. More
May 29, 2009 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District has announced the appointment of James “Hawk” Herford of Westlake, Louisiana by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners. More
May 27, 2009 -- Hadley Castille and a special line-up of friends will have a fiddle jam at Old City Market during the Opelousas Spice & Music Festival on June 6. More
May 27, 2009 -- Various cities in Louisiana will be hosting spring and summer festivals through August. More
May 19, 2009 -- Mudbug Madness in Shreveport and Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales will take place over Memorial Day Weekend. More
April 10, 2009 -- The Coast Guard issued letters of recommendation Friday, April 10, 2009, for eight liquefied natural gas facilities located throughout the Gulf Coast. More
December 17, 2008 -- The Junior League of Lafayette has released some recipes from its Mardi Gras menu. More
November 06, 2008 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District on Wednesday announced that it has authorized an agreement with IFG Port Holdings for the construction and operation of an export grain terminal at the City Docks facility. More
November 02, 2008 -- The Coast Guard has ended it's search for two overdue fishermen who were reported missing from a fishing trip in the vicinity of Baptist Collette, Louisana on Friday.   More
October 31, 2008 -- Coast Guard units along the Gulf Coast, Mississippi River and Western Rivers system are preparing to begin operations to ensure towing vessels are properly manned and crews have proper licensing as part of Operation Big Tow, which will take place from November through January. More
September 14, 2008 -- GuidryNews.com got this report on South Louisiana from our cousin Marty Guidry in Layfayette, Louisiana More
September 13, 2008 -- An adrift 584-foot bulk freighter, the Antalina, weathered the worst conditions of Hurricane Ike and is awaiting a tow back to port from an ocean-going motor tug. More
September 12, 2008 -- The Coast Guard attempted a rescue Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, of 22 crewmembers aboard a 584-foot bulk freighter, the Antalina, disabled and drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Lake Charles, Texas in the path of Hurricane Ike. Video
September 04, 2008 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District provided safe haven for 138 commercial shrimp boats, offshore oil well crew and supply boats, deep sea cargo vessels, tugs and barges during Hurricane Gustav. More
September 04, 2008 -- The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans and the Captain of the Port of Morgan City have re-opened portions of Southeastern Louisiana waterways to commercial vessel traffic, with some restrictions. More
September 03, 2008 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it is working to reopen the Mobile and Pascagoula Ship Channels to deep-draft traffic. More
August 31, 2008 -- Canadian officials have announced that Canada is providing assistance with the evacuation of those in the path of Hurricane Gustav. More
August 31, 2008 -- In anticipation of heavy weather caused by Hurricane Gustav, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans will set Port Condition Zulu, establishing a temporary safety zone which closes all navigable waterways in the area effective 4:00 p.m. today. More
August 31, 2008 -- Coast Guard units throughout Southeast Louisiana are continuing preparations for the predicted landfall of Hurricane Gustav by pre-positioning assets and planning for post-storm deployment of forces. More
August 29, 2008 -- Civil Air Patrol members are making preparations to safeguard CAP assets and preparing to respond to requests for assistance after Gustav makes landfall. More
August 06, 2008 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District provided safe haven for vessels to escape the onslaught of Tropical Storm Eduoard. More
July 26, 2008 -- Chef George Kaslow has returned to Thibodaux, Louisiana from Taiwan, where he participated in a cultural immersion program to introduce Southern American cuisine to the Far East’s culinary markets. Jambalaya, a Louisiana favorite, is among Southern foods gaining popularity in the region. More
April 12, 2008 -- Petty Officer 1st Class Victor M. Ramirez has been named Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. More
March 02, 2008 -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reports that the I-210 Bridge over the Calcasieu Ship Channel is in poor condition. More


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