Treasurer’s take on prohibition of banks to participate in sale of bonds

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission today, led by Chairman and State Treasurer John M. Schroder, voted 7 to 6 to prohibit Citigroup and Bank of America from participating in an upcoming bond sale because of their restrictive gun policies. “I personally believe the policies of these banks are an infringement on the […]

Frustrated by Hwy 431 construction project, resident pleads for answers

To whom it may concern: The road construction on Highway 431 between Airline Hwy and Weber City Rd. has gone on for far too long. This project while started last summer sat dormant for months and is still nowhere near complete. The residents of the Lone Oak subdivision have reached the limits of our patience. […]

Parish UPDATES Road Lighting District #6 Map

UPDATE:  It seems the map supposed to depict Road Lighting District #6 failed to include all acreage, including T-Joe Gonzales Park in the city, within the district.  The updated map is depicted above. According to personnel at the Assessors Office it utilized the old map for assessments meaning certain parcels within the Lighting District have […]

St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church to celebrate centennial

GONZALES, LA–  St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church will begin the celebration of its centennial with a parish wide weekend event the week-end of October 13-14. An outdoor Mass is planned for 11:30 on Sunday which will combine the 11:30 and 2:30 Masses. Following Mass a parish celebration that will take place on the Church […]

Parish UPDATES Road Lighting District #6 Map

UPDATE:  It seems the map supposed to depict Road Lighting District #6 failed to include all acreage, including T-Joe Gonzales Park in the city, within the district.  The updated map is depicted above. According to personnel at the Assessors Office it utilized the old map for assessments meaning certain parcels within the Lighting District have […]

Former Peoples Water/PUA plant manager’s letter to Parish Council

NOTE:  The letter below was penned by the former Plant Manager of Peoples Water/Parish Utilities of Ascension.  It was forwarded to Ascension’s Council members. It pains me greatly to watch the Utilities Committee Meetings each month. Before William Daniel came aboard, you all relied on Ken Dawson to answer all questions concerning Parish Utilities of […]

AG calls out drug company for Delay in Executions

Drug Company Called Out for False Moral High Ground BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined a 15-state coalition condemning the actions of Alvogen, a drug company preventing the execution of a twice-convicted murderer in Nevada. “Alvogen is a drug manufacturer and distributor responsible for dispensing prescription opioids like candy while profiting off […]

AG: Governor’s “early release” prisoners continue to commit crimes

AG Jeff Landry Calls for Apology from Governor, Truth in Sentencing BATON ROUGE, LA – Following an investigative report by WBRZ that showed nearly one in four inmates released through Governor John Bel Edwards’ Criminal Justice Reform Program have reoffended, Attorney General Jeff Landry further condemned the program and called on the Governor to apologize to crime […]

School Superintendents executive reflects on public education in Louisiana

Letter to the Editor: With the new school year beginning, now is a good time to reflect on where public education is in Louisiana. The seemingly continuous changes with accountability measures since 2012, reported through various media platforms, continue to muddy the waters of understanding for a lot of our stakeholders. Moreover, the Louisiana Department […]

Rolfe McCollister should mind his own business

Rolfing has been characterized as QUACKERY.  It is not known whether Rolfing is safe or cost-effective. (Wikipedia) On August 1 Rolfe McCollister penned a venomous attack piece on seven Ascension Parish Council members who rejected A Better Ascension’s (ABA) proposal to replace the parish presidency with a manager.  His publication, Baton Rouge Business Report, was in the bag for […]