Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats. That little star is junior Jose Pedroza. Pedroza had a hand in Abbeville’s three touchdowns and came up with a big defensive hit for the Wildcats in their 21-6 jamboree victory over the North Vermilion Patriots. It was also his first varsity start.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, the Abbeville Meridional continues our series of articles with David and Cheryl Trahan’s recount of the storm.
If you see a school bus that is stopped, there are kids around. Protocol is in place to assure the kids who are loading or unloading the bus remain safe. Unfortunately there are cases when other drivers are not obeying laws regarding school buses.

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

Paul (son), Cheryl & David Trahan

Kaplan High got a taste if big time football recruiting

The Kaplan High coaches are with Jalen Bates when he signs.

Kaplan High has experienced college football coaches recruiting players in the past but nothing like what they went through with senior Jalen Bates.

Two Abbeville men arrested after chase


According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville Police to hold checkpoint

On the night of Friday, Feb. 6, the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint looking for impaired drivers.

Jazzing Up Cafeteria Food

Ruth Berry of Erath High works along side Celebrity Chef Holly Clegg during Tuesday’s program. Clegg was at Abbeville High School to teach school cooks on ways to make meals more tastier. Today she will be at North Vermilion High School to show school cooks how to jazz up school meals.

One way to try and make school cafeteria food tastier is to bring in a top-notch chef to jazz it up.
The Vermilion Parish School District is doing exactly that.

Two boat launches in Vermilion recognized

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza (in red jacket) and the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal District President Tim Creswell cut the grand opening ribbon at the Abbeville Boat launch on Tuesday morning. The boat launch is located next to the La. 14 Bypass Bridge coming into Abbeville. City, parish and state officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Two Vermilion Parish public boat launches were recognized Tuesday morning by officials who had a part in building them.

Teen gets 40-year sentence in man’s death

Reco Antonio Davis

Judge Edward Broussard recently sentenced Reco Antonio Davis in connection to the death that occurred three years ago of a man in Abbeville.



Hannah Soileau of Erath High

Hannah Soileau is a 17 year old senior at Erath High School. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average while playing four sports. Her parents are Kyle and Simmie Soileau.


The 2014 La. Cattle Festival royalty will be giving up their crown next month.

The Louisiana Cattle Festival is in search of young ladies of all ages and young men ages 0-4 to enter their pageants to be held on September 12 and 13, 2015 at the Abbeville High Auditorium.

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