Latest Houma News

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...

New food truck park opens for lunch in Terrebonne Parish

Jan. 09, 2022 00:02 AM EST

GRAY, La. (AP) — There’s a new food truck park in town. 985 Eats Food Truck Park is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 302 Trinity Lane in Gray, off La. 24 northbound near U.S. 90. It’s not far from the UPS building and the Terrebonne Animal Shelter. Park...

French diplomat forges ties with Native American tribes

Jan. 01, 2022 09:56 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A French diplomat is working to build ties with French-speaking people in Louisiana in part through strengthening education programs. Consul General Nathalie Beras, who is based in New Orleans, recently travelled to southern Louisiana to learn more about Native...

Artist uses thick paint to create cityscapes, bayou scenes

Jan. 01, 2022 00:09 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Using paint and a palette knife, Houma artist Stacey Fabre sculpts New Orleans and bayou vistas on canvas for viewers to savor and mull. Fabre holds an art degree from Nicholls State University and creates her paintings at her home studio in Houma. Fabre grew up...

Trial set for man accused of shooting into car, killing girl

Dec. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has scheduled a trial for a man accused of killing an 8-year-old girl while trying to shoot someone else in the same car. Davonta Verret, 24, of Houma, has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and two of attempted first-degree...

Award honors man who died trying to save kids from drowning

Dec. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Houma man who died trying to save three children from drowning off Grand Isle has been honored with a prestigious award for heroism. Terrell Miller, Sr., 33, is among 17 people honored with the Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Hero Fund, a...

Grants awarded to help restore historic Louisiana buildings

Dec. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People and businesses across Louisiana are getting $92,000 to help restore 11 historic commercial buildings in Main Street districts. The grants will help with more than $964,000 that owners plan to spend on restoring those buildings, the Louisiana Main...

Donut worker's bike seat stolen; community buys him a car

Dec. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Days before Christmas someone stole the seat to the bicycle that a 26-year-old man used to get to and from work in all sorts of weather. A community fundraiser to replace the bike brought quickly expanded, and Houma residents gave Chris Bergeron his first car on Thursday, WWL-TV...

Construction to start soon on elevated stretch of La. 1

Dec. 23, 2021 12:35 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction will begin early next year on a $463 million project that will add 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) of elevated highway in Louisiana's Lafourche Parish. State highway chief Shawn Wilson executed the contract with James Construction last month and the...

No power, no home since Hurricane Ida, but big power bills

Dec. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Ida or have not had power since the late-August storm tell a newspaper the power company is still billing them for hundreds of dollars a month. Those bills could be for electricity and gas used before Ida hit...