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La. judge dismisses anti-Common Core lawsuit


BATON ROUGE — A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards ...
Seventeen state lawmakers, including three from the Houma-Thibodaux area, sued the state Education Department and the Board of Elementary and Secondary ...

Crowds flock to Houma crafts fair for 35th year


at La. 311 and St. Charles Street. Ellen McCord of Ellen McCord Arts sells her paintings, notebooks and coasters out of her home in Houma and has been a vendor at the market for six years. "We always do well. It's a good opportunity for local customers to ...

Houma police make one arrest in jewelry store smash and grab


HOUMA, LA (WGNO) – Houma police announced the arrest of a Houston woman in a jewelry store burglary investigation. According to police, Natalie Dayes was extradited from Houston to Houma. Last month, Fakier’s jewelry store was targeted twice by burglars.

Houma woman claims $1.3M Lotto jackpot


HOUMA, La. (AP) – A Houma woman is $1 million richer after she claimed the $1,330,592 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the March 18 drawing. WVUE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1xCm2gw) Glenise LaGarde’s Quick Pick ticket matched all six Lotto numbers to win ...

Grand jury clears Terrebonne deputy in death of teen


HOUMA, La. (AP) - A grand jury has decided not to indict a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a teenager last year. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1xiwCZC) District Attorney Joe Waitz announced the decision Thursday after his office ...

53-year-old Houma woman wins $1.33 million Lotto jackpot


Louisiana Lottery officials identified a 53-year-old Houma woman, Glenise LaGarde, as the winner of a $1.33 million jackpot from the March 18 drawing. LaGarde's Quick Pick ticket matched all six Lotto numbers, 10-14-21-25-30-31. She received about $931,400 ...

Houma grand jury won't indict officer who killed teen


HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - A grand jury in Houma Thursday decided not to indict a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy in the shooting death of a teenager last year. The grand jury found no cause to charge Deputy Preston Norman with a crime in the death of 14-year ...

Houma lottery ticket wins $1.325 Louisiana Lotto


HOUMA, La. - A ticket purchased in Houma won the $1.325 million jackpot in Wednesday's Louisiana Lotto drawing, state lottery officials said. The ticket was purchased at the Tunnel Express gas station and convenience store, 1400 E. Tunnel Blvd., according ...

This Date in Weather History for March 29,2015 from weatherforyou.com


Weather History For Sunday,March 29,2015    1886 - Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel) 1920 - Clear Spring, MD, received 31 inches of snow in…

Houma police make one arrest in jewelry store smash and grab


HOUMA, LA (WGNO) – Houma police announced the arrest of a Houston woman in a jewelry store burglary investigation. According to police, Natalie Dayes was extradited from Houston to Houma. Last month…

Houma woman claims $1.3M Lotto jackpot


HOUMA, La. (AP) – A Houma woman is $1 million richer after she claimed the $1,330,592 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the March 18 drawing. WVUE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1xCm2gw ) Glenise LaGarde’s Qui…

New Creation in Christ


New Creation in Christ Jesus said that to become a Christian we must be “born again”. John 3:3 (NLT) Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of Go…

Houma student arrested for snorting drugs in classroom


HOUMA, La. (WGNO) – A Houma teen was arrested early Friday morning after school officials caught him snorting a ‘white powdery substance’ off his desk. 18-year-old Joseph Caletri, of Houma, was arres…

Magisterial Houma Air Conditioning Installation


Improved craftsmanship is achieved by keeping the conditioners at all times serviced & maintained. Houma air operant conditioning beauty shop needs to be met with taken care of by the professionals an…

Louisiana Fisheries Summit to be held in Houma on Wednesday


The third annual Louisiana fisheries summit will be held Wednesday (March 11) in Houma with representatives from local commercial fisheries  and seafood&nb sp;companies discussing the state of the industry a…

Houma Movie Club: Phase 13


So Horns, Burke & Hare, and The Grey were all pretty good. There wasn't enough wolf punching in any of them, to be honest so now we're going with a few classic, pre-X-Men, pre-Blade superhero movies. …

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling in Houma on March 15


From GWH News: NWA Elite Championship Wrestling will be at the East Park Recreation Center in Houma, LA on March 15. Advertised: Vordell Walker defends the NWA Elite Heavyweight championship against…

Houma woman arrested for child abuse


TERREBONNE PARISH (WGNO) - Detectives with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman for child abuse on Wednesday morning. Authorities say a 13-year-old girl told TPSO detectives that s…




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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in HOUMA LOUISIANA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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The importance of local education funding in HOUMA LOUISIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Campaign in HOUMA LOUISIANA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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