Krewe of Argus, truck parades roll in Metairie on Mardi Gras: See photos

The Krewe of Argus rolled on the traditional Metairie route on Mardi Gras (Feb. 13). Argus was followed by Elks Jefferson and Jefferson Trucks.

The Argus parade marshal was Mike Hoss. Hoss covered Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish for many years with WWL. Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand was grand marshal. He is also a past king of Argus.

New Argus throws in 2018 included “Gus” the plush peacock, a kite ball and new doubloons for each of the krewe’s maids. The king, queen, captains and krewe all had different doubloons to throw. The Queen Doll is a vinyl doll printed with the image of the krewe’s queen.

Parade-goers in Metairie were excited to find some relief from the rain on Mardi Gras, as a large crowd gathered to enjoy the parades in the sun.

Alexis Hartline is a senior in high school and rode as the Queen of Argus.

"I’m kind of nervous, but I’m really excited. I can’t wait just to be riding with my dad and my brother and just have so much fun today," Hartline said.

"I’ve been involved in Argus ever since I was seven, five-ish, and I was a princess. So I’ve been riding every year since then," Hartline said.

"It is the best. It is so great. It’s all of our first times and it’s just different down here. Parades in Nashville, you don’t get all this. It’s just really fun," Elizabeth said.

"It’s kind of like Fourth of July. i wasn’t expecting it to be so big. everyone’s camping out and having a blast." Tenna said.

"I’ve never not been here on Mardi Gras day, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world," Hartline said.

Last offseason Alex Okafor signed a one-year ‘bet on me’ contract for $3 million.

Last offseason Alex Okafor signed a one-year ‘bet on me’ contract for $3 million.

It’s not your typical drive-thru, but the folks at Munholland United Methodist Church are busy every Ash Wednesday serving ashes through car windows as hundreds of cars drive through the back parking lot to receive a quick blessing and their traditional ashes. 

It’s not your typical drive-thru, but the folks at Munholland United Methodist Church are busy every Ash Wednesday serving ashes through car windows as hundreds of cars drive through the back parking lot to receive a quick blessing and their traditional ashes. 

A school official said there are multiple fatalities after a former student entered a Florida High School and started shooting on Wednesday.

A school official said there are multiple fatalities after a former student entered a Florida High School and started shooting on Wednesday.

Nearly a dozen St. Tammany nonprofits are having to do more with less because of cuts imposed by the parish. Many are not pushing the panic button just yet, but if a tax millage  isn’t passed soon, they say consequences may follow.

Nearly a dozen St. Tammany nonprofits are having to do more with less because of cuts imposed by the parish. Many are not pushing the panic button just yet, but if a tax millage  isn’t passed soon, they say consequences may follow.

Police took the 18-year-old former student into custody without incident, about a mile from the school.

Police took the 18-year-old former student into custody without incident, about a mile from the school.

Investigators say they are searching for a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of a Johns Island toddler and a home invasion that injured her mother. 

Investigators say they are searching for a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of a Johns Island toddler and a home invasion that injured her mother. 

The Mississippi Department of Health is telling people not to eat the deer meat in counties possibly affected by Chronic Wasting Disease. This disease is found in white tailed deer. 

The Mississippi Department of Health is telling people not to eat the deer meat in counties possibly affected by Chronic Wasting Disease. This disease is found in white tailed deer. 

Passengers on board a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu got quite a scare Tuesday when an engine covering apparently came off mid-flight.

Passengers on board a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu got quite a scare Tuesday when an engine covering apparently came off mid-flight.

The woman killed in a double shooting in Jefferson Davis County early Wednesday morning has been identified.

The woman killed in a double shooting in Jefferson Davis County early Wednesday morning has been identified.

Haas was the passenger in a Ferrari that collided with a BMW. Wilson was sideswiped in the accident.

Haas was the passenger in a Ferrari that collided with a BMW. Wilson was sideswiped in the accident.

Henderson County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the mother and boyfriend of a toddler who was shot last week.

Henderson County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the mother and boyfriend of a toddler who was shot last week.

Reports of shots fired with injuries at a high school in Parkland, in north Miami Florida.

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