Just as families grieve, so also do their communities because communities are, by extension, their larger families.
Legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler always had a rallying cry for his Wolverines: “Those who stay will be champions!”
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...” wrote George Gordon, Lord Byron, a British poet of the Romanticism era in his narrative, “Don Juan.”
Tangi Friends of Animals puts the number of dogs and cats euthanized at Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control at 12,000 in a recent two-year period. We have not yet received the precise number from Animal Control, but whatever it is, it’s too many. And the finger of blame points at people who do not get their pets spayed or neutered.
With the arrival of the Lenten season today, regardless of what one’s faith is or is not, Tangipahoa Parish residents can appreciate the work of Second Harvest in leading the fight against hunger in our community. Second Harvest needs our support.
In the state that boasts of being a “sportsman’s paradise,” the Swamp Walk at Joyce Wildlife Management Area is indeed an outdoors treasure. The state Wildlife and Fisheries Office has restored this jewel after years of its being closed due to storm damage.
As much as we like to tout the academic programs at Hammond High Magnet School, we are equally and, if possible, even more excited about a new career track program getting off the ground with 14 juniors and seniors this spring.
Tangipahoa Parish Council Chairman David Vial's call for a land use plan, published in the Sunday Star, gave us pause. Didn't the parish hold a bunch of meetings... more than once even... over the course of several years? And wasn't a lot of grant money spent on a study that produced a master plan?