STAA: How It All Began


The emergence of the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), on December 1, 1958, was just the beginning of the life long celebration in the community of the arts. The idea of the origination’s concept came from the first meeting notes taken August 15, 1957 at a group meeting held at the Covington resident, Mrs. Miriam… {Read More}

A New Levee for Lake Pontchartrain


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) and Army Corps of Engineers shows an abundance of hurricane activity along the Southern Shore of Louisiana.  In fact, the Army Corps of Engineers created a map of potential stillwater elevations for a storm surge from a hurricane with a 1% chance of occurring that has a possibility to hit… {Read More}

Waterfront Home Living in St. Tammany Parish

1657 Ox Bow Sitting Area

Owning a home in a waterfront community in St. Tammany Parish is a wonderful experience. Having access to a river or a lake provides a peaceful and restful environment that is also kind of freeing, especially if you are a “water person.” With the environment of a river or lake also comes the lush vegetation… {Read More}

Pelican Park to Redevelop Old Baseball Field

Pelican Park Redevelopment

Trying to keep it “in house,” Pelican Park is looking to redevelop an unused baseball field called Green 5 into something else either recreation or fitness that might target adults. The budget for this redevelopment will come from the operating budget of Pelican Park, and will be an investment of $500,000 – $800,000. Comments were… {Read More}

Camp N.O.R.A. Plans to Help Homeless Veterans in St. Tammany Parish

Camp N.O.R.A.

The facility will be situated on 17 acres in Covington, which was once home to Danielle Inn, an orphanage.  This facility has been designed and structured to be a haven for homeless veterans who are located in St. Tammany Parish.  Out of the 200,000 homeless veterans in Louisiana, 20,000 live in St. Tammany Parish.  The… {Read More}

Student of the Year Finalists Announced

Zoe Dieringer - Student of the Year

An award based on the following four characteristics: academic achievement, leadership skills, character and work with the school and community is what was given to Zoe Dieringer, a 5th grader at Lancaster Elementary, Louis Cohn, an 8th grader at Boyet Junior High, and Grace Dragna, a senior at Mandeville High School. There were the finalists… {Read More}

Old Covington Courthouse to Go Up For Auction

St. Tammany Parish Courthouse

On a location which was always considered the town center of Covington, there have been 3 courthouse buildings which have stood since 1837 when the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury bought 4 lots for the purpose of “planting” the Covington courthouse.  The original courthouse was demolished in 1884, and in 1886, a new courthouse was… {Read More}

St. Tammany Parish Children’s Museum Opens at Koop Drive

St. Tammany Parish Children's Museum

A plan 15 years in the making came to fruition the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.  The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany opened its doors to great fanfare that weekend.  The Children’s Museum which is located near the St. Tammany Trace Trailhead at Koop Drive, will begin to have regular business hours on Tuesday, January… {Read More}

New Restaurant in Old Mandeville Has New Orleans Roots

Hambone Commmanders Palace Restaurant

A sous chef with seven years’ experience working at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans will be opening a new restaurant in Old Mandeville, just 5 blocks off of Lake Pontchartrain.  The restaurant building which used to house Vianne’s Tea House and very briefly the Ugly Duckling Cafe will take on the new name of Hambone… {Read More}

Reduced Crime in Covington for the 4th Year in a Row

Covington Louisiana Crime Rates

For the fourth consecutive year, the crime in Covington, Louisiana, is down compared to previous years.  Covington, Mandeville, and Madisonville, Louisiana, all have very low crime numbers in St. Tammany Parish.  St. Tammany Parish is considered a very safe place to live and to move to according to people who currently live in this area…. {Read More}

Ron Lee Homes • 114 Terra Bella Blvd. • Covington, LA 70433
Office: 985-626-7619 • Fax: 985-727-1790 • Cell: 985-966-0086

STHBA-transparent lhba-logo-r NAHB-transparent