Tropical Storm Edouard is weakening as it moves inland. In its 10 a.m. advisory, the National Weather Service stated that the center of the storm was about 40 miles west of Port Arthur, Texas and about 45 miles north/northeast of Galveston. The storm continues to move west/northwest at about 15 mph and should track across central Texas as it weakens. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph.
The hurricane watch that was in effect from Intracoastal City to Sargent, Texas is discontinued, as are the tropical storm warnings east of Cameron. However, the warnings are still in effect west of Cameron to San Luis Pass, Texas.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.