There has been an admirable effort in recent years to clean up Bayou Teche and other south Louisiana waterways and to protect the oaks that are such a magnificent part of our scenery. We generally attribute it to a new awareness of our environment and of its fragility.
If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, get one. It can save you a lot of misery and maybe even save your life. Thanks to new vaccines, we’re not likely to have an epidemic like the one that swept across the world in 1918, but a lot of people do still get sick each year.
It was front-page news all across the area in late October 1902 when Southern Pacific announced a new schedule that offered two trains a day running across south Louisiana to connect New Orleans with San Francisco.