News, Sports and Entertainment for St. Martin Parish, La.



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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES were held at the first Trailhead on the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Parc du Ponts in downtown Breaux Bridge. Local elected officials joined members of the TECHE Project for the dedication ceremony.

Petit Tour du Teche 2016

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Young paddlers got a taste of kayak racing in Petit Tour du Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Saturday, Aug. 6.
Ranging from 250 yards to a mile in length, the races are staged around buoys. The racers are within view of the park at all times so that moms and dads and brothers and sisters can cheer them on.

Kayak races for kids Saturday, Aug. 6

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PETIT TOUR DU TECHE – Young kayakers churn up Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge during Petit Tour du Teche 2015. This year’s day of youth racing put on by Tour du Teche is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration is open and can be made online via (File photo)

Registration is open for Petit Tour du Teche, youth races in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6.
Registration costs $20 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Boats and other equipment are not provided. All paddlers must wear Coast Guard-approved PFDs.

Belize's Heart of Darkness

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The interior of Belize is an enchanted place, covered with impenetrable jungle, split by raging rivers with towering falls, filled with oddities like the black poisonwood tree that will make your hand swell up like a catcher’s mitt if you touch it. There in the dark, dense tangle roam the jaguar, fer-de-lance, and other feral creatures.

The Rodriguez 1000: No offense intended

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Just add line.

Some of the most fun I’ve ever had fishing was with 12-pound-test monofilament wound around a longneck beer bottle. What we used to call a Rodriguez 1000. A hand line.


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