Guilty Pleas for the Week of September 17-21

During the week of September 17-September 21, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court- Ascension Parish: Luis Escudero, 12349 Deck Blvd. Geismar, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms and was sentenced to 12 months in the parish jail with credit […]

2019 Relay for Life Kickoff

Save the Date: American Cancer Society Ascension Parish Relay for Life March 23, 2019 at 3:00p.m. till 10:00 p.m. At Cabela’s For more information or to register go to or; Or call  1-800-227-2345

Donaldsonville City Council agenda (9/25)

A G E N D A DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 6:00 P.M. 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Aug. 14 & 28, 2018) 6. AGENDA AMENDMENTS 7. MAYOR’S REPORT​ Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office monthly report Public Works report/Spencer Harvey Fire Department monthly report/Fire […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 13-20

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 13-20: September 13 arrests: Kristen Delmore, 30, 2118 St. John Place, Gonzales was charged w/ Theft, arrested pursuant to a fugitive, and 2 bench warrants; Tommie Poche, 42, 205 W 5th St, Vacherie was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Christopher Bolona, 33, 134 Evangeline Dr, Donaldsonville […]

Camp Bow Wow ribbon cutting

Camp Bow Wow- Prairieville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 19th to celebrate their new location in Ascension Parish at 17545 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769. Camp Bow Wow Prairieville offers dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming and training with all-inclusive pricing with no hidden fees. They are the premier and trusted provider […]

Louisiana Public Square: Are criminal justice reforms working in Louisiana?

In 2017, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Justice Reinvestment Act, which sought to reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate. The bill was championed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and received bipartisan support. Now, just over a year later, State Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Senator John Kennedy – both Republicans – suggest that the […]

Gonzales City Council meeting agenda (9/24)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 AT 5:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL AGENDA 1. Call to Order. 2. Invocation. 3. Pledge of Allegiance. 4. Roll Call. 5. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the City Council taken, September 10, 2018. 6. Presentation of Guest: […]

Jambalaya Shoppe Day commemorates 25 Years in business for Fontenot family

President Kenny Matassa proclaimed Jambalaya Shoppe Day in Ascension Parish on Thursday, recognizing “a quarter century in business” for Cheryl Fontenot and her family.  From the humblest of beginnings the Fontenots have grown Jambalya Shoppe into a 12-store operation with its own product line, and more on the way.  And it all started when Cheryl […]

ARPEC endorsements for November 6 election

  The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee is please to endorsed the following Republican candidates for the Upcoming November 6th election: A.G. Crowe, candidate for Secretary of State Rep. Rick Edmonds, candidate for Secretary of State Erin Wiley Lanoux, candidate for Ascension Parish Court Judge Lorraine Wimberly, candidate for Ascension Parish School Board, District 6 […]

Fellowship to improve ELA/Math teacher training

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Education today announced it selected a cohort of teacher preparation providers to spend the next year collaborating on data-driven ways to ready aspiring public school teachers, particularly those focused on English language arts (ELA) and math, for the classroom. The Louisiana Believe and Prepare Impact Collaborative, which […]