Latest Business Headlines

Representative Ed Price wins vacant Senate seat…BIG with healthy runoff turnout

There was much to be surprised about viewing Saturday's Special Election returns in the race to fill District 2's seat rendered vacant when Troy Brown resigned to avoid expulsion by his former colleagues in the … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of May 18-25

Ascension's Sheriff reported the following arrests for the week of May 18-25: May 18 arrests: Kurt Lee Baker, 45, 42421 Hwy 30-Lot 34, Gonzales was charged with Violations of Protective Orders; David … [Read More...]

BASF and employees donate $320,000 to Capital Area United Way

GEISMAR, LA, May 25, 2017 – At a recent BASF jambalaya cookoff and United Way fundraiser event, employees presented a $320,000 check to Capital Area United Way– the total dollars pledged from employees and BASF … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

St. Amant and Dutchtown high schools receive Tanger Kids Grant

Tanger Outlets in Gonzales Raises $10,000 in Support of Local Schools Gonzales, LA 5/25/2017—Tanger Outlets in Gonzales is excited to announce nine schools (11 teachers) in Ascension Parish as this year’s … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School teachers receive grants from Tanger Outlets

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Tanger Outlets General Manager Jeanne St. Germain and Office Administrator Katelynn Fontenot awarded Gonzales Middle School Special Education Teacher, Carla Babin, and Librarian, … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School recognizes Top 8th Graders

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, two Gonzales Middle School 8th Graders were honored during 8th Grade Recognition with top awards in memory of two former staff members who served the school community for many years. … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Ascension Memorial Day Observance

Today’s Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Ascension Council on Aging, next door to the Veterans Park.  We know many of you will not be able to attend due to the weather. We ask that you take a moment … [Read More...]

Cassidy to host Town Hall in Gonzales on Tuesday (including reps to help with flood relief claims

Next Tuesday, I will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Gonzales in the Ascension Parish Council Chambers on 828 South Irma Boulevard from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. We will have representatives on hand to help you … [Read More...]

2017 Ascension Vegetable Garden Workshop features Biggest Tomato Contest

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners will host a Vegetable Garden workshop on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  The workshop will take place at 5:30 PM at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Memorial Day Message from a Parish President

On Monday we commemorate Memorial Day and pay tribute to those who gave the fullest measure of their devotion to our country. They gave their lives in defense of our freedom, our liberty and our way of life. We … [Read More...]

Fighting for Federalism, Multiple States Request USDOJ Evaluate Obama Consent Decrees

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Leads States in National Effort to Avoid Federal Overreach BATON ROUGE, LA - In an effort led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, nine states are urging the United … [Read More...]

Dutchtown HS 2017 Girls Soccer Camp set for June 19-23

When:  June 19th – June 23rd; 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Who:  Boys and Girls ages 5 - 12 Where:  Dutchtown Middle School Practice Fields Registration Fee: $50.00 (Form Received By June 9th) $60.00 (Forms … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Graves Announces $6.7 Million for Comite, Additional Money for Critical Projects

Washington, DC - Last week Congressman Garret Graves (R - South Louisiana) announced highlights of the Fiscal Year 2017 “Work Plan” of Corps of Engineers projects in South Louisiana, including $6.7 million for … [Read More...]

There’s only one cure for what ails Ascension (and we didn’t need SSA Consultants to diagnose it)

SSA Consultants, by all indications a capable and certainly reputable organization, spent a year studying all that is wrong with Ascension Parish Government.  The final report is not in yet, at least according … [Read More...]

ARPEC calls for RINO tax-supporters in legislature “to reconsider party affiliation”

The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee is in opposition to all taxes being proposed by the State Legislature during this 2017 session. Government must reduce spending, not put a greater tax … [Read More...]

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