Rita Lebleu, Author at Southwest Daily News


Cassidy explains no vote to debt ceiling deal

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., voted against lifting the federal debt ceiling. He explained why in a press conference call on Tuesday and announced Amtrak’s ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:37 am


Sulphur 13-year-old headed for Scripps National Spelling Bee

Kai Richardson, a 13-year-old student at Maplewood Middle School, is the winner of the CBS Lake Charles Regional Spelling Bee. Sulphur City Council honored his ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 12:00 pm


Calcasieu Parish Sherffi’s Prison: Recovery 95 percent complete; guards needed

The Sheriff’s Prison repairs are 95 percent complete. Contractors are programming door locks, a job that could not be completed until all doors were installed. ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 9:00 am


Help on the way for Vinton T-ball fields

Vinton T-ball fields were literally losing ground, fast. Now, with the approval of $265,000 from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, which will cover a third ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 7:24 am


Revisions complete on City of Sulphur’s Home Rule Charter

Sulphur’s Home Rule Charter is now revised. The proposed restated document, highlighted in red and yellow to make revisions stand out, is available on the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, March 29, 2023 8:00 am


Nature photographer getting grandson hooked on her hobby

Vicki Sensat received her first camera when she was 12. Today, she photographs local events just for fun or to help out a friend. Her ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, March 24, 2023 9:41 am


Sulphur High Twisters recognized at Sulphur City Council meeting

At the Monday Council meeting, a winning Sulphur High School team and artist were celebrated and Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay announced the City of Sulphur ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 12:00 pm


State Rep. Les Farnum shares some of the budgeting issues that legislators are currently dealing with in Baton Rouge

State Representative Les Farnum plans to do his part to make good on campaign promises, no renewal of the 4.45 percent state sales tax, no ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12:00 pm


Bailey Clark: ‘Food is my love language’

Twenty-four year old Bailey Clark can still remember her great-grandmother Bessie’s chicken and dumplings. Talk about “from scratch.” “First she’d go out and find the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2:00 pm


2 local industries named among top polluters

Eight Louisiana facilities were ranked among the top public waterway polluters in the U.S. Local industries Citgo Refinery and Phillips 66 were named in the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 am

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