United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in the armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Phillip DeSelle

Phillip DeSelle, who was released from prison Thursday, January 22, after serving 24 years for the murder of 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans in Natchitoches, has now been added to the Louisiana Child Predator Registry.

Winky Aucoin discusses the new Le Grand Hurrah festival at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday, January 21.

Winky Aucoin briefed members of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce about plans for a new Cajun and Creole cultural festival being planned for Chicot State Park.

Phillip DeSelle

Winky Aucoin discusses the new Le Grand Hurrah festival at the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday, January 21.

Raiders edge Panthers in key district matchup

Pine Prairie senior running back Douglas Fontenot has provided plenty of offense for the Panthers so far this season.

Pine Prairie and Northwest came into the game Friday night with both teams needing a district win. However, the victory went to Northwest Raiders with a final score 12-6.

Demons outgunned by Lions in district contest

Mamou High senior Daniel Matthews has been an all-around threat on offense, defense and special teams for the Demons in 2014.

The Mamou Demons took their 1-6 record on the road to Vinton High School in hopes of adding a second win of the season. It was not to be for Mamou, as the Lions amassed 512 total yards on offense in a 40-19 victory. The loss now puts the Demon record at 1-7 overall and 0-3 in district.

Bearcats score late in thrilling win over Trojans

The Basile Bearcats and the East Beauregard Trojans came into Friday’s contest with identical records. Both squads had lost to Hamilton Christian. Both squads had very similar stats, so one could expect the showdown between these district 4-1A opponents to be a thrilling game to watch.

Crash at Lincoln/Chataignier corner

Two trucks collided at the new four-way stop on the corner of Lincoln Road and Chataignier Street Thursday, October 23. The white Dodge Ram pickup, travelling west on Lincoln Road, collided with the delivery truck as it came from the north side of the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Early voting continues thru Tuesday

Over 1,900 residents of Evangeline Parish cast their ballot last week during early voting for the November 4, election.

Voters of Evangeline Parish are urged to cast their early ballots for the November 4, election this week, as early voting comes to an end on Tuesday, October 28.

School/District scores ‘exciting news’ for parish

The biggest, and possibly best, news to come out of the release of school performance scores by the Louisiana Department of Education Tuesday, October 21, is that this school district as a whole has increased its score from a C (76.6) to a B (88.7).

DNA swab leads to mistrial in district court

A mistrial was declared last week in the case against Steveniski Marquelle Frank by 13th Judicial District Judge John Larry Vidrine, who cited the “Brady Rule” as the reason for the mistrial.

Bulldogs travel to face first-ranked Livonia

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are riding high off a two game win streak and the confidence that comes with it. The Bulldogs have beaten district opponents Port Barre and Pine Prairie in the last two weeks.

Trojans host Hornets in district game

The Sacred Heart Trojans are starting to feel that things are coming together as they have won their last two ball games in decisive fashion. This past Friday the Trojan defense flexed its muscles and shut down the False River Gators inside their five yard line on three separate occasions.

Demons seek win in Vinton

The Mamou High Demons are in need of a victory after losing their last five games. The Demons travel to Vinton to take on the Lions Friday night hoping to get that victory.


Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Evangeline Parish. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!


Christopher Tate drives the baseline to start up the offense.

A win over the St. Edmund Blue Jays on Friday would keep the Sacred Heart Trojans in the hunt for a long awaited district title.


Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Jude Boudreaux

Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church in Lafayette provided the setting for a lovely 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, December 12, uniting Miss Madeline Kate Broussard and Mr.


February 18, 1952 - January 22, 2015
MAMOU - Funeral services will be held for Donald Clarence LeBlex, 62, of Mamou, at the Ardoin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 24. Burial will follow in the Pine Point Cemetery.

Evangeline Today

P.O. Drawer 220
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-3939
Fax: 337-363-2841

Follow Us