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Terrebonne Chamber to hold January 24 banquet

10.01.2018
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Via Houma Today

Tickets are on sale for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet and awards ceremony.

It’s scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

At the banquet, the chamber will recognize its outgoing and incoming officers, give out several awards and recognize Terrebonne’s Teenager of the Year and the recipient of HTV’s Eugene Folse Outstanding Veteran award.

The Courier’s Terrebonne’s Most Useful Citizen for 2017 will also be named.

The keynote speaker will be Phil Roop, a Christian minister and motivational speaker […]

New study questions athletic field’s future

4.08.2017
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By JOHN DeSANTIS Senior Staff Writer​

Terrebonne Parish officials say they have faith a planned regional sports park will be completed and successful, pointing to planned land swaps and hopes for re-establishing some state financing as the basis of their belief.

But a study released Wednesday by the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce suggests otherwise, and cautions that without changes in how Terrebonne Parish manages its recreation scheme overall an incomplete “Field of Dreams” could turn into a muddy nightmare.

“It is a complicated problem in need of a long-term solution,” said Hank […]

Task force: Financial plan needed for parks

3.08.2017
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By Dan Copp / Staff Writer

A task force examining how to speed up construction of the Bayou Country Sports Park says the project is hindered by major inequalities in the local recreational tax system and no overall plan to pay for it.

Although Terrebonne Parish has spent about $8.7 million toward the development of the project, the task force found no dedicated financing stream for the maintenance or construction of the park, Hank Babin, chairman of the Recreation Task Force, said at a news conference today.

“We wanted to know where the […]

Recreation committee discusses money

3.08.2017
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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

The newly formed Terrebonne Parish Recreation Steering Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to discuss the economic impact of the parish’s recreation districts, possible sources of upkeep and maintenance money and the need for more oversight for recreation.

The committee began as Hank Babin, who represents the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, detailed the chamber’s Task Force on Recreation report, outlining some of the areas he said the parish should address with its recreation districts, how much money they are spending and collecting and […]