The year in photos

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy fielded a question during an August town-hall meeting centered on health-care at Dutchtown High School. Despite local opposition to healthcare reform, the House and Senate passed reform bills in 2009.

The Gonzales Weekly Citizen staff compiled the best news photos from 2009.

A helium balloon held by Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal and lit with a blow torch by LSU Professor of Chemistry Dr. George Stanley exploded before excited third and fourth graders at G.W. Carver Elementary School. Jindal, who herself has a degree in chemistry, was participating in a series of experiments in March to drum up interest in science and math at the school.