Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Monday may have just been another day at work for Jean Gros, but it also marked an anniversary of a trade he has done for more than six decades.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Hattie Watts students receive football tickets

Patterson High football players give out 25 free tickets to home games to elementary students at Hattie Watts Elementary who complete all homework and have no discipline referrals for the year. Among the students who received tickets are, front row from left, David Lumpkin, Tylon Walton, Dylyn Gunner, Christina Navarro, Katelyn Boudreaux and Lindsey Mooney. On the back row are football players, from left, Joe Duffie, Kendall Hunter, Quindon Cox, Spencer Landry and Matthew Tregle.

Patterson High football players give out 25 free tickets to home games to elementary students at Hattie Watts Elementary who complete all homework and have no discipline referrals for the year.

Donation to Morgan City police

Joe Mayon, vice president of the Cypress Corvette Club, presents a donation to the Morgan City Police Department Reserve Unit to purchase uniform jackets for the upcoming winter months. From left, are Reserve Commander Jerry Gray, Mayon, Chief Travis Crouch, and Sgt. Mark Griffin Sr.

Joe Mayon, vice president of the Cypress Corvette Club, presents a donation to the Morgan City Police Department Reserve Unit to purchase uniform jackets for the upcoming winter months.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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