Latest Business Headlines

Gonzales Council giving itself, Mayor and Police Chief raises

It has been 17 years since Gonzales' City Council members have received a pay increase, 16 years into former Mayor Johnny Berthelot's 24-year tenure as the city's chief executive.  That will change effective … [Read More...]

Matassa a No Show; Berthelot not on docket but shows up to request Trial Status

Judge Jason Verdigets' lengthy criminal docket included Ascension President Kenny Matassa earlier this morning, but not his co-defendant, Olin Berthelot.  Curious, since Berthelot showed up for court with his … [Read More...]

Tuesday Finance agenda includes SSA Organization Chart and recommendations (CPEX to undertake Master Plan)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 12, 2017 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE COURTHOUSE ANNEX - COUNCIL MEETING ROOM 828 S. Irma Blvd., 2nd Floor GONZALES, LOUISIANA … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Ascension Christian School Strings Ensemble

Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown presents a special performance by the Ascension Christian School’s youth strings ensemble on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6:30 PM.  The youth strings ensemble will … [Read More...]

Dutchtown Library presents Coffee and Crafts: Clothespin Wreaths

Join us at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM for Coffee and Crafts: Clothespin Wreaths. Unleash your festive side as we make Holiday Clothespin Wreaths … [Read More...]

Carols in the Courtyard-Gonzales Library on December 12

  It’s time for the Ascension Parish Library’s annual Carols in the Courtyard!  Meet us in the courtyard of the Gonzales branch on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll sing some of your favorite … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Daniel to discuss capital improvements, report on PUA at Utilities meeting

UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING December 12, 2017- 6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOM 828 S. Irma Blvd Gonzales LA AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (Chairman Randy Clouatre) (2) … [Read More...]

Another Transportation Committee agenda; no fix for “worthless Traffic Impact Study”

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING December 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) … [Read More...]

Matassa bribery trial moved to February 21, 2018

Indicted by an Ascension Parish grand jury on March 10, Ascension President Kenny Matassa will have his ultimate day in court on February 21, 2018 according to a Court Order rendered by Judge Jason Verdigets on … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

APSO Christmas Crusade Distribution rescheduled for Saturday

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has rescheduled its annual Christmas Crusade distribution.  New distribution schedule is: Saturday, December 16th: 9am to 11am in Gonzales o   East Ascension … [Read More...]

What’s at stake for Matassa today?

This morning at 9:00 a.m. Ascension President, and felony criminal defendant, Kenny Matassa is due in Judge Jason Verdigets' Division A courtroom in Gonzales for his Guilty Plea Cutoff hearing.  He will enter a … [Read More...]

Merit raises for Gonzales Mayor/Police Chief: Do rules apply to elected officials?

Tonight's Gonzales' City Council agenda includes a "Discussion of a merit increase for Mayor and Police Chief" along with a "salary increase for City Council members."  Discussion is the term utilized by the … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

What does House version of tax bill say about teachers?

December 9, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Bobby Jindal said in a 2015 address to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) that teachers are still at their jobs only by virtue of their … [Read More...]

AG moving at snail’s pace investigating Union Parish Jail rape

December 7, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) It’s now been 20 months since that 17-year-old girl was RAPED twice in a jail cell in the Union Parish Detention Center in April 2016 and there still has been … [Read More...]

Cartoonist Fred Mulhearn’s take on political thought process

December 6, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Though the conversation depicted in this cartoon likely didn’t go down exactly this way, it is, nonetheless, typical of the mindset of not only Republicans, … [Read More...]

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