North Ascension voters lead way to passage of Animal Shelter tax

The voting precincts corresponding to Ascension’s northernmost Parish Council districts led the way in approval of Saturday’s 1-mill property tax assessment to fund an Animal Shelter.  Districts 4, 5, 7, and 11 are home to a higher percentage of newly-arrived residents, less familiar to Ascension-style politics than we old-timers.  Voters in those districts accounted for […]

Volunteer Ascension’s Christmas Movie Night (12/15)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 15th!  It’s Volunteer Ascension’s Annual Christmas Movie Night!!  The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Gonzales Middle School’s Gym at 1502 W. Orice Roth Road in Gonzales. You’re invited for a great night of family fun.  This year’s movie features […]

P’ville man gets 7 years after plea to Car Theft, Possession of Stolen Things and narcotics

On December 3, 2018, Curtis Cryer of 17911 Old Jefferson Hwy, Prairieville, LA., age 58, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a July car theft. Cryer […]

Utilities Committee meeting agenda (12/11)

UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING December 11, 2018 6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOM AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (Chairman Randy Clouatre) (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Period (5) Approval of the Minutes a. Acceptance of Minutes from November 6, 2018 Meeting (6) Directors Report  […]

Finance Committee meeting agenda (12/11)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 11, 2018 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE (1) Call to Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment GENERAL BUSINESS (5) Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Ascension Parish Assessor, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ascension Parish Council and Ascension Parish School Board to […]

Donaldsonville man gets 18 years after pleas in Ascension/Assumption

On November 28, 2018, Larry Miles of Donaldsonville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Assumption Parish in connection with a 2016 arrest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle was the lead prosecutor on this case, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. On […]

Iron Chef Dessert Battle at four Ascension Parish Libraries

Do you have what it takes to become the first Ascension Parish Library Teen Iron Chef?  This is your time to shine and let your creative juices flow.  Teens in grades 6 and up will reinvent our secret ingredient into a signature dish using a variety of ingredients.  Let‘s find out how creative you can […]

Transportation Committee to consider Road Development Districts (12/10)

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING December 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) Public Comment Period (4) Committee Chairman’s Report (5) Acceptance of minutes of November 5, 2018 meeting as written. (6) Department […]

Gonzales City Council meeting agenda (12/10)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 2018  AT 5:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the City Council taken, November 26, 2018. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission […]

Animal Shelter millage passes; so does Hotel Occupancy Tax in Gonzales

Parishwide Property Tax (Animal Shelter) — 1 Mill – 10 Yrs. With 16% turnout the parishwide 1-mill property tax garnered 51% of the vote (6398) compared to 49% (6045 votes) in opposition.   $1,300,000.00 in annual revenues is “reasonably expected at this time…for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending […]