District 5A School Board: Political Insider (Sevario) versus Political Outsider (De Frances)

With five contested School Board seats, and one on the Parish Court bench up for grabs, polls open at three Ascension Parish early voting locations this morning.  Early voting for the November 6 election extends to October 30 (with Sunday off).  We focus on the District 5A School Board election where the starkest contrasts are […]

John De Frances for School Board District 5

John De Frances is running for the Ascension School Board District 5 because he has “a vested stake in our community and schools.”  De Frances’ keen appreciation of Ascension’s quality public education is a product of watching his own children thrive.  He has been deeply involved in the educational process, from elementary through high school, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 11-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 11-18: October 11 arrests: Jimmie Dunigan, 49, 13190 Depen St, Gonzales was charged w/ Illegal Possession of Stolen Things; Keron Landry, 32, 4404 Marchand School Rd, Darrow was charged w/ Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana-3rd Offense, Possession of […]

LUV Homes ribbon-cutting

LUV Homes held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 4th to commemorate their opening at 14258 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA.  Building Dream Homes for families, LUV Homes is able to help with the home, financing and insurance for your next purchase, available from 600 square feet to 4000 square feet in size. Let LUV Homes Service your housing […]

School Board member conducting campaign business from Ascension governmental facility

Incumbent District 5 School Board Member Shawn Sevario has been employed by Ascension Parish under several job titles, most recently “Supervisor III” though his activities (we are told) concern Mosquito Control.  While Ascension has no job descriptions, we are reasonably certain that Sevario’s duties (with the Matassa administration one can never be to sure) do […]

President Matassa proclaims Jambalaya Shoppe Day

At a recent Council meeting, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed August 25 to be Jambalaya Shoppe Day. According to the proclamation, Gonzales area businessman Stefan Fontenot and his wife Cheryl Kernan Fontenot noticed that even though Gonzales was the Jambalaya Capital of the World, there was no place in town where anyone could go […]

William Daniel: Stop subsidizing developers on their projects

Infrastructure Director recently decried Ascension Parish’s practice of reimbursing sewer development fees paid by subdivision developers who turn over collection systems and pump stations to the parish.  William Daniel deemed the practice “really egregious” since every developer is required, at a minimum, to install such basic infrastructure by Louisiana Department of Health and Ascension’s Land […]

Sign up now for EA/STA Ryder Cup (10/29)

2018 EA vs STA RYDER CUP  SHOOT OUT Monday October 29th @ Pelican Point – Links & Lakes Courses  All Proceeds Will Benefit Both High Schools Format….2 Person Scramble/Match Play Lunch and Registration….11:00 AM Tee Time….12:00 PM Shotgun Start Mulligan….1 Per Player included in tournament fee Team captains will determine matches.  Each match is worth 3 points, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 4-11

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 4-11: October 4 arrests: Fredricka Jackson, 27, 6220 Villa Ashley Dr, Baton Rouge was charged w/ (2 counts) Theft, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Angella Sibley, 54, 17710 Hwy 444, Livingston was charged w/ Aggravated Battery; Demaric Carter, 52, 14343 Leola Carter Rd, Gonzales was […]

Can Parish Council take away Planning Commission authority over subdivision plats?

Can Ascension’s Parish Council take away the Planning Commission’s authority to approve (or deny) subdivision plats?  Parish Attorney O’Neil Parenton answered “NO” but a unanimous Strategic Planning Committee voted to request an opinion from Louisiana’s Attorney General anyway.  Thursday’s vote is a recommendation to the full Council’s Consent Agenda since the request can only come […]