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Bayou Cane fire protection measure off the table

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council has voted to take no action on an ordinance that would make the Bayou Cane Fire Department a certified fire protection bureau. Since the council voted to take no action Wednesday, the ordinance dies.

Terrebonne Parish to research use of traffic cameras

HOUMA, La. (AP) -- Terrebonne Parish officials are considering using traffic cameras to help cut costs and enforce laws more efficiently. The Courier reports ( http://bit.ly/1zHneKE) the Parish Council voted Monday to give law enforcement agencies ...

Houma native honored by college basketball website

Brown, a Houma native who played high school basketball at Covenant ...
5-of-11 from the 3-point line during a 76-64 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday. She had 22 points — 19 in the second half alone — during a 75-63 loss against Northwestern ...

Terrebonne officers to get body cameras

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel — a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers. The agency joins other law ...

Magazine names Houma its City of the Year

Acadiana Profile, a Lafayette-based magazine that covers 23 parishes in south Louisiana, has named Houma its City of the Year, citing its quality schools, safe neighborhoods and economic prosperity. Errol Laborde, editor-in-chief for Renaissance Publishing ...

JPSO: Group runs away from Houma man firing shotgun in wooded area of Lafitte

Louisiana United Steelworker union members to join nationwide oil refinery...
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the incident began around noon Friday near August Lane in Lafitte, which is a short distance from Jean Lafitte Highway. It was in the ...

Ticket to Write: Houma a microcosm of life on the bayou

There’s no place like Houma. Sorry. But it’s true. The small city (pronounced HOH-muh) in the heart of Louisiana bayou country is an unusual mix of Cajun, Old South and coastal America. Fifty miles southwest of New Orleans, the town of 33,000 people ...

In coastal Louisiana, Houma Indians are losing ground

HOUMA, LA (FOX44) — In coastal Louisiana, Houma Indians are losing ground. In fact, coastal erosion is causing major problems. It’s damaging their land and threatening their way of life. The Houma Indians say they’re a forgotten community under ...

Houma man arrested for convenience store robbery

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Houma man in connection with the armed robbery ...
what the Attorney General's Office calls “other bad acts” under the Louisiana Code of Ethics.more>> The State's Attorney General's Office ...

Houma Tableau provides true Mardi Gras experience

I'm from South Louisiana, but from the heel of the boot ...
That is, until my brother met a great girl from Houma. Now we're talking. Miss Elizabeth Boudreaux was a maid in the Krewe of Houmas when she was in high school, and my brother joined her for ...

Terriers end Gators’ stellar run in semis

Another year and a different venue nonetheless produced an eerily similar result for the Beau Chene soccer team Saturday night. Once again Vandebilt Catholic proved to be a Division II semifinal play…

Touring in Tonga — Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Touring in Tonga - Nuku'alofa, Tonga Nuku'alofa, Tonga Where I stayed Liku'Alofa Beach Resort Kanokupolu We sailed into Tonga early t…

House shot after parades in Houma

A house was shot in Houma after Sunday’s (February 15th) parades, damaging a window, police said. No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred about midnight at 398 Galvez Lane in the Patriot P…

Car hits mailbox, flips onto side on Polk Street in Houma

A 17-year-old girl was trying to change her defroster settings when she lost control of the car she was driving about 8 am this morning February 18th on Polk Street near Museum Drive in Houma and hit …

Have you ever been so done that you just sat in a box?

Have you ever been so done that you just sat in a box?

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling in Houma on February 22

From GWH News: NWA Elite Championship Wrestling will be at the East Park Recreation Center in Houma, LA on February 22. Advertised: Vordell Walker, Team Roll Tide (Frankie Thomas & Ryan Oshun), John…

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Houma, Hotels in Houma, Destrehan, LA, United States by Hotels guide | February 13, 2015 at 12:09AM

Video Title: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Houma, Hotels in Houma, Destrehan, LA, United States This video has upload by Hotels guide Date: February 13, 2015 at 12:09AM Original Source (Youtube video ID …

Houma Movie Club: Phase 12

So Houma Movie Club rolls on. I'm probably going to start recording the audio again and hosting them on the big boy site. The last run was good. Frank and Robot was a solid drama that effectively used…


THE WAYS OF CARNIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA Mardi Gras” specifically refers to the Tuesday before Lent, the highlight of the season. The term can also be used less specifically the whole Carnival season, so…

At Mardi Gras 2015 in Houma, belligerent bead throwers will be punished, newspaper reports

Police also caution against littering


6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.



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Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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