Back in November Calcasieu Parish voters said no to four out of the five school bonds. So the school board's response was to approve $50 million out of the general fund for capital improvements. That left some residents questioning the decision, and school board member Eric Tarver has an explanation.
Last month some Lake Charles residents told 7News they were upset their water bill jumped more than 130 percent. The water company told Country Pines residents about their increase back in November, and it officially took effect in January. But Tuesday night a representative from the company met with residents who are still upset. "How upset? My blood pressure is up high," said resident Reggie Fontenot. Mad just isn't the word to describe how Fontenot is feeling.
The future of the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur will be in the hands of voters next month. The operation of the hospital has been maintained through a property tax that is up for renewal in April. "We're the only hospital on the west side of the Calcasieu River," said CEO Janie Fruge. With the traffic only getting worse for Sulphur residents, that's what West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital is using to get voters to approve a millage renewal.
Early this morning a 12-year-old was hit by a car as she crossed East Burton Street in Sulphur to board her school bus.
Casey Hantz lives and works nearby, and says she's seen drivers disregard school buses all the time.
Hear her concerns about the area tonight on Nightcast. https://t.co/hTvr9OpAdS
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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