APSB Honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year

2017-18 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR From left: Lake Elementary’s Hollie LeBlanc, Dutchtown Middle’s Ashley Brown and Dutchtown High’s Maureen Ballotta Gonzales, LA – The 2017-18 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting. Awards were given to one teacher from each school plus one […]

Open House on Thursday to discuss I-10 widening; Bluff Rd bridge closing

DOTD stated purpose in hosting this event: “To learn  about the I-10 widening project and the related Bluff Road Bridge Closing.” Parking and meeting entrance are located in the back of Dutchtown HS’ campus.

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of April 12-19

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of April 12-19: April 12 arrests: Charles E. Carter, Jr., 40, 8671 Summergrove Ave, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Vehicular Homicide (DUI), and Vehicular Negligent Injuring; Timothy Lamar Wright, 52, 37113 White Rd, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Derricke Tucker, 21, 618 Dixy Dr, Lake Charles […]

APSO taking back unwanted prescription drugs (4/28)

On Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gonzales Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to […]

EAHS evacuated after bomb threat

East Ascension High School received a threat of a bomb at school. We have evacuated the campus under the guidance and protection of the Gonzales Police Department and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office while law enforcement investigates the threat. As this school is under an evacuation, students will not be allowed to leave or checked […]

“Run to Ward” Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held at the APSO, located at 828 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, on Wednesday, May 16 at 8 a.m. for check-in, run begins at 9 a.m. and will end at the Arc of East Ascension located at 1122 SE Ascension Complex Blvd., Gonzales. For this year’s torch run, […]

Poignant letter from sufferer of “severe depression” suggests potential remedy

My name is Melanie and I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at age 30, after my first suicide attempt. Between you the ages of 30 through 40, I attempted suicide seven (7) times, the last time being in 2013.  Since 2013, I have remained severely depressed until recently I decided to seek treatment and admitted […]

Ascension Educators announced as Teach Factor Fellows

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s Teach Factor Engages Local Educators to Lend Their Voices to the U.S. Education Conversation and Drive Improved Student Achievement Gonzales, LA – The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) named Ascension Public Schools Instructional Supervisor Laura Roussel and Master Teacher Shaneka Burnett as Teach Factor Fellows for the recently […]

Pettit: Show up, speak out on Planning Commission abolition!

Is there anything that frustrates the average Ascension Parish citizen more than the monthly meeting of our Planning and (sometimes) Zoning Commission?  Subdivision, after subdivision, after subdivision…approved by Planning without infrastructure (drainage, roads, schools, law enforcement, animal control, wastewater treatment, etc.) sufficient to meet existing residential needs.  And the problems continue to grow with every […]

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 9-13

During the week of April 9-April 13, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Dustyn Babin, 14126 Roddy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of […]