In November 1800, 31-year-old Philip Nolan led more than two dozen heavily armed men out of the American town of Natchez in route to Spanish possessions in Texas in search of wild horses.
“Sheriffs are now lobbying Louisiana lawmakers for a $4 per day raise for holding state inmates.
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Words we hear in the South when we’re sitting outside trying to enjoy a family BBQ. As Southern women we try to endure the heat gracefully and say, “we don’t sweat, we glisten.” But in all reality, we get sweaty and stink.
When Nub, Doug, and I were children, July was the middle of summer vacation. Back then, we were out three whole months for summer, June, July and August, and the time seemed to stretch out forever.
It simply does not take thirteen people to run Catahoula Parish. We have two lawyers who tag-team the Police Jury meetings by alternating in attendance. We have two secretary/ administrators who, with occasional advice from the parish attorneys, actually do run the parish.
In between horse-trading, secret dealings and fortune seeking, 30-year-old Philip Nolan became romantically involved in Natchez not long before he was killed in a shootout with the Spanish in Texas.
Reviewing the United States rankings for Louisiana, it’s sad, embarrassing and maddening that our state is at or near the bottom in every category, including education.