Demand exists for conference center; Lamar Dixon ill-suited for business meetings finds study

“(T)here  is confidence that there is a market and demand for a conference and convention center within Ascension Parish” but it should be in the City of Gonzales.  That was the conclusion of Tour Ascension’s Convention & Conference Study group impaneled last year.  The city’s ability to provide water and wastewater treatment prime among them, […]

P’ville man gets 8 years after plea to Possession of Meth/Resisting Officer with Violence

On November 20, 2018, Alexander Howard of 18870 Bienville Ct. Prairieville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence. Howard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This […]

Homegrown artist adds to The Cabin’s aura

The Cabin Restaurant is “a small sampling of Southern Louisiana history (and culture).”  What screams south Louisiana more than boiled crawfish?  That’s why owner Joel Robert invited his friend, Aaron Darling, to paint the mural seen above on one of The Cabin‘s many outbuildings. Darling grew up nearby before moving to Austin TX in 2002.  Working at […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 14-21

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 14-21: November 14 arrests: Sarahlyn York, 29, 11179 Naquin Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Theft; Stevan Keown, 58, 42318 Churchpoint Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Simple Burglary, Theft, and Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden; Justin McNemar, 38, 17828 Old Jefferson Hwy, Prairieville was arrested pursuant […]

Bourque: Why Gonzales voters should approve Hotel Occupancy assessment

Councilman Neal Bourque supports December 8’s ballot initiative for a 2% Hotel Occupancy Tax in the City of Gonzales.  He believes the conference center to which the levy is dedicated will be a boon to Gonzales’ economy. The city’s budget relies on retail sales tax and Bourque views the levy as a mechanism to sustain […]

APSO arrests two in connection with November business burglaries

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre reports the arrests of a 15-year-old male juvenile and 18-year-old Jade Lejeune in connection with the November 12 burglary of the Flea Market of Louisiana, located on Airline Highway in Prairieville, and Allen’s Body Shop, located in Sorrento. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives began an investigation and learned […]

LPB Winterfest includes Literary Classic, Stellar Music Performances, and more

LPB’s Winterfest 2018 kicks off Friday, November 23 at 9PM with Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III. The program chronicles Neil Diamond’s triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. Saturday, November 24 at 9AM on Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen […]

APSO arrests New Yorkers/Canadian in ATM cash thefts

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports several arrests following an investigation into several suspects who were captured on surveillance video committing ATM cash thefts at area banks. On November 13, deputies responded to an area bank in reference to a theft complaint. As the investigation continued, it was learned that over the course of five […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 12-16

During the week of November 12-November 16, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Brendan Babin, 37113 White Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 60, pled guilty to Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and was sentenced to 4 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with […]

APSO arrests former employee for burglary of Salvation Army location

On November 14, detectives arrested 49-year-old Abraham Chambers on burglary charges stemming from an earlier burglary that occurred in October 2018. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, on October 20, deputies responded to the Salvation Army, located on Bayou Narcisse Road in Gonzales in reference to a burglary complaint. Deputies located the front glass door was […]