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March Standing Committee meetings moved to last week of February

Due to the NACO Legislative Conference, all March 2018 Committee Meeting Dates will move up a week. The new schedule is as follows: Finance Committee originally scheduled for Tuesday March 6th will now be … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 8-15

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of February 8-15: February 8 arrests: Chris E. Altazan, 46, 38418 Charleston Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Sexual Battery; Conrhone … [Read More...]

Home Rule Charter Revision Committee created by Council Resolution

With an 8-1 majority Thursday, Ascension's governing authority established a Home Rule Charter Revision Committee, broad in theory but exact in application according to critics.  Officially the body is tasked … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Relay for Life on March 10 at Cabela’s

On March 10, 2018, hundreds of participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Ascension Parish at Cabela's to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts … [Read More...]

River Road African American Museum names Interim Director

After 24 years of preserving history in the rural communities along the Mississippi River, the Board of Directors of the River Road African American Museum announces that the institution is pressing forward … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School receives Math / Science Grant from ExxonMobil

On February 15, 2018, Gonzales Middle School was presented a $500 check on behalf of the ExxonMobil Foundation. Richard Oil, who owns several Popingo's Stores in Ascension Parish, donated the funds which will … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Personnel Committee to appoint Planning Commissioners

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Ascension Parish Governmental Complex Conference Room 105 615 E Worthey Rd Gonzales, La AGENDA 1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members 2) … [Read More...]

Senator Eddie Lambert to host Lenten Seafood Campaign event (March 2)

Senator Eddie Lambert invites you to the Annual Lenten Seafood fundraiser scheduled for March 2 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 230 Irma Blvd in Gonzales.  Get your tickets now by calling Senator Lambert's office: … [Read More...]

Brandon Fremin confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Middle District

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Justice’s Criminal Director Brandon Fremin last night was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Two South Louisiana men arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two South Louisiana men on multiple child pornography charges. “My office and I will remain committed to finding and apprehending … [Read More...]

Ascension Republican Women’s Planning Meeting notes

Ascension Republican Women Officers hold Planning Meeting on January 26 at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.  Pictured from Left:  Darcy Rizzo, ARW Recording Secretary; Joy Bodin, ARW 2nd Vice President; Elizabeth … [Read More...]

LPB to air Governor Edwards address to Special Session of Legislature

On Monday, February 19 at 5PM, LPB will air live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards address to the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. André Moreau (Managing Editor, Louisiana: The State We’re In) … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Pettit takes on latest outrage committed by Matassa and his lackeys

I attended the Transportation Committee meeting held on February 5th, 2018 where Ascension Planning Director Jerome Fournier requested $25,000 be awarded to Urban Systems for a study of how traffic impact … [Read More...]

Letter urges Congressman to address “spiraling cost of health care”

Dear Congressman Graves, This is a follow-up on an e-mail I sent in March of 2017 on the cost of prescription drugs. The cost of one of my prescriptions rose by 34%, as I recall. In fact it might have been … [Read More...]

Where has Bill Roux been (and when is Ken Dawson joining him)

Judging from the demeanor at Thursday's Council meeting, every member save one seems perfectly fine with CAO Ken Dawson blatantly misleading them for two years.  We know President Kenny Matassa is cool since … [Read More...]

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