Suspect in rape arrested in Baytown TX

UPDATE:  Tywarnd McMillian was located and arrested in Baytown Texas last night with the assistance of Baytown authorities and the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. He will be transported back to the Ascension Parish Jail at a later date. Below is original release: The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 45-year-old […]

Voter Guide to Proposed Constitutional Amendments

With Early Voting for the November 6 Election beginning Tuesday, you will see six proposed Amendments to Louisiana’s Constitution on the ballot. AMENDMENT NO. 1:  Prohibiting Felons from Holding Office In 1998, Louisiana voters adopted a constitutional amendment prohibiting felons from seeking or holding elective or appointive office unless they had been pardoned or waited […]

Louisiana Public Square: Veterans Back Home

Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life. Louisiana Public […]

Council sides with Zoning Commission in denial of commercial rezone request on Hwy 73

The Parish Council can be fickle.  Sometimes the body ignores the recommendation of an appointed Zoning Commission, but not on Thursday when the applicant sought to rezone residential zoning east of Hwy 73 MU2, “mixed use commercial.”  By a vote of 7-3 the Council, the final arbiter of all rezoning questions which require passage of […]

La Fete des Bayous Festival scheduled {October 25-28}

ST. AMANT, LA – Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its third annual La Fête des Bayous festival the weekend of October 25-28, 2018 at 44450 Hwy. 429 St. Amant, LA 70774. This year’s festival will include: a jambalaya and gumbo cook-off, a car show, a live and silent auction, a kids’ fishing tournament, rides, games, […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of October 8-12

During the week of October 8-October 12, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Rustin Guillot, 355 Hood St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to Auto Burglary and was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for […]

Pelican Poll: Should Parish Council reimburse Matassa legal fees?

According to Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joseph Waitz, Jr. the Parish Council can reimburse legal fees incurred by Kenny Matassa after his July 11 acquittal on bribery charges.  Certain”council members” (plural) asked for it according to an email circulated by Parish Attorney O’Neil Parenton last week (Donaldsonville’s Oliver Joseph confessed to being one of them). […]

CARA’s House collecting donations for Hurricane Michael victims

During the flood, people from all over reached out to help. Thousands of donations were brought to our community from different parts of the country. We would really like to be able to pay it forward to the people/animals that were hit by Hurricane Michael. PLEASE SHARE AND DONATE IF YOU CAN!!!  Some of these […]

Livingston Parish Council approves/denies subdivisions (but Parenton says Ascension CANNOT)

Livingston Parish has a planning commission, but its council is the decision maker when it comes to approval/denial of subdivision developments.  Meanwhile, here in Ascension, the Parish Attorney insists state law prohibits our parish council from doing the same. Like Ascension, Livingston is a Home Rule Charter municipality.  Its charter, at Section 7-06, includes: A. […]

Ascension 4-H accepting orders for sweet potatoes/peeled pecans

The Ascension Parish 4-H is accepting orders through Oct. 24 for sweet potatoes and peeled pecans for pickup Nov. 7-8 at the 4-H office at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Sweet potato prices are $12 for 10 pounds or $25 for 40 pounds. Pecans are $30 for a 3-pound box. […]