John Guidroz, Author at American Press

i-10 bridge

I-10 bridge task force chair: Wednesday crash highlights need for new bridge

The chairman of the Interstate 10-Calcasieu River Bridge Task Force said Wednesday’s accident on the aging bridge that resulted in a fire and subsequent closure ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, September 24, 2021 5:58 pm

hurricane laura

Governor optimistic about federal hurricane aid for SW La.

Speaking from Washington, D.C., Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed optimism that Louisiana will see a sizable share of disaster recovery aid — something that ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:55 pm

Road to Recovery

Cemetery Association asking for help with hurricane-damaged graves

Hurricane Laura left more than 320 graves at the historic Orange Grove and Graceland cemeteries on Broad Street severely damaged. Lake Charles Cemetery Association Treasurer ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:37 pm

hurricane laura

Slow rebuild: Local officials say recovery still a ways off

A panel of state lawmakers heard from local officials of the lingering recovery Southwest Louisiana residents and business owners continue to grapple with more than ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:33 pm

hurricane laura

Only a fraction of funding reimbursed to Cameron by FEMA

Recovery from the devastation Hurricane Laura left behind in Cameron Parish continues to be slow going, Administrator Katie Armentor said Friday. The lack of progress, ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:07 pm

lake charles city council

City hiring two agencies to help with disaster recovery financial advocacy

The city of Lake Charles is now able to consult with two companies on how best to spend the federal supplemental disaster funding that still ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:08 pm

lake charles city council

Transfer of Mallard Cove Golf Course to Chennault complete

Lake Charles City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to complete the transfer of Mallard Cove Golf Course to Chennault International Airport. With this step, Chennault ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:52 pm

Tropical Storm Nicholas

Calcasieu leadership: Tropical Storm Nicholas should not be taken lightly

Calcasieu Parish officials during a news conference Monday said Southwest Louisiana residents should take Tropical Storm Nicholas seriously. It is expected to produce 5-10 inches ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:30 pm

drainage

Clearing debris from drainage laterals massive, costly

Removing debris that Hurricanes Laura and Delta left throughout the 800-plus drainage laterals in Calcasieu Parish last year is a massive undertaking that could cost ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, September 13, 2021 10:44 am

Meet Your Neighbor

Clare Coleman: The main reason to live in SW La. is the people

When she was younger, Clare Coleman said her mother would always tell her she would make a great librarian. She considered it the definition of ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:11 pm

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