APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 29-December 5

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 29-December 5: November 29 arrests: Bryan Allen, Jr., 19, 13175 Rosetta St, Geismar was charged w/ (2 counts) Simple Burglary, (2 counts) Criminal Trespass, Theft of Firearm, Theft, Unauthorized Use of Moveable Property, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Keith Alsay, 34, 907 Pine St, Donaldsonville […]

Ribbon cutting at Silver Oaks Apartments

Silver Oaks Apartments, LLC. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 30th to kick off their grand opening celebrations at 14496 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA. Silver Oaks Apartments, LLC is a new luxury apartment complex nestled in the heart of Ascension Parish that is dedicated to providing excellence in service and lifestyle. Attending the Ribbon […]

Gonzales Middle students participate in Special Olympics Bowling Event

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Ms. Carla Babin’s Mighty Bulldogs at Gonzales Middle competed in the bowling event for the 2018 Special Olympics. Out of the six students, four brought home 1st place wins, with one taking a 3rd, and another taking 5th place. We are so proud of our mighty Bulldogs who are so […]

Donaldsonville City Council meeting agenda (12/11)

A G E N D A DONALDSONVILLE COUNCIL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 ​​6:00 P.M. 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS 5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES (November 13, 2018) 6. AGENDA AMENDMENTS 7. FINANCE REPORT 8. MAYOR’S REPORT​ ​1. Bid Tabulation – Pump Station “E” to “J-K” to “A” Force Main […]

Delayed six months, Floodplain Management Plan on EA Drainage agenda (12/10)

EA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 10, 2018 – 6:30 PM Courthouse East, 2nd floor, 828 Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (3) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (4) ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES a. Acceptance of minutes of November […]

Kanji Club at Gonzales Library (12/17)

At this month’s session of Kanji Klub, on Monday, December 17 at 6 PM in Gonzales, it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. We’ll be watching Christmas episodes of Polar Bear’s Café, Sword Art Online, Is The Order A Rabbit, and The iDOLM@STER while crafting kimekomi ornaments. Kimekomi is a technique where a pattern […]

Planning Commission has authority to rescind Oak Grove Townhouses approval; Does it have the will?

Ascension’s Planning Commission has the authority to rescind its March 14 preliminary plat approval of Oak Grove Townhouses.  Does it have the will to do so? The Commission’s next meeting is scheduled for December 12 when nine months will have elapsed since the development’s plat approval.  Paragraph (H) of Section 17-405 in the parish’s Unified […]

Former APSO deputy arrested for malfeasance

James Breaux, a former deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, was arrested on Wednesday, December 5, for malfeasance in office and introduction to contraband to a penal institution. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, an investigation began in late October after investigators received information that Breaux allegedly smuggled contraband, specifically a cell phone, into the […]

Gonzales Planning Chair/Councilman endorse Hotel Occupancy Tax

In mid-2017 Gonzales’ Planning Commission Chairman Frank Cagnolatti began researching the merits of a Hotel Occupancy Tax within the city limits.  With his friend and former commissioner Terry Richey, Cagnolatti concluded the assessment was a better option than the proposed (1/2%) general sales tax rejected by city voters in October 2017.  Richey passed away early […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 26-30

During the week of November 26-November 30, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Cody Bezet, 13906 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA., age 25, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant was sentenced […]