APSB appoints Assistant Principals

Donaldsonville, La — Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of two new assistant principals: Kim Ammons at Prairieville Primary School and Erin Esneault at Central Primary School. Both were introduced at the June 19 Ascension Parish School Board meeting. “We have a pipeline of teacher leaders who are ready to take on a new role of not only […]

Kabuki Dancers to perform at Ascension Parish Libraries

Every year, Ascension Parish Library is proud to welcome great performing artists as part of our summer reading program.  Join us on Monday, June 25th at 10:30 AM in Galvez and 2:00 PM in Donaldsonville or on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:30 AM in Dutchtown and 2:00 PM in Gonzales as the Kabuki Dancers put […]

2018 Master Gardener Class scheduled

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Parish Master Gardeners will be hosting a Louisiana Master Gardener training class this fall.  The class curriculum is composed of approximately 40 hours of coursework.  The majority of classes will be held on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm beginning on August 14 through the month of September.  Additionally, […]

BASF awards $28,000 in scholarships to local high school students

GEISMAR, LA, June 18, 2018 – BASF awarded scholarships totaling $28,000 to ten local high school seniors in Louisiana through the company’s local and corporate scholarship programs. “BASF continues to fund scholarships so students have an incentive to excel in their education and pathways to successful careers,” said Tom Yura, BASF Senior Vice President and […]

Jeff Boyer’s Bubble-Trouble highlights busy week at libraries

Every year, Ascension Parish Library is proud to welcome great performing artists as part of our summer reading program.  Join us on Thursday, June 21st at 10:30 AM in Donaldsonville and 2:00 PM in Galvez or on Friday, June 22nd at 10:30 AM in Dutchtown and 2:00 PM in Gonzales as Jeff Boyer puts on […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of June 7-14: June 7 arrests: Jacob Neufeld, 25, 43013 Wayne Stevens Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Criminal Trespass, Simple Assault, and Resisting an Officer; Kaleb W. Avery, 20, 41119 Merritt Evans Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ (2 counts) Simple Burglary, and (2 counts) Criminal Trespass; Antonio Rodriquez […]

Gonzales: Rome St/South Park Ave intersection to close for 3 weeks

From the City of Gonzales: The intersection of East Rome Street and South Park Avenue will close on Monday, June 18 and remain closed through Friday, July 6, in order to replace concrete and asphalt paving resulting from subsurface utility work that has been previously completed.

Matassa proposes anti-ABA expert [3 weeks too late]

President Kenny Matassa, apparently with some free time since his criminal prosecution is on hold while the Attorney General appeals Judge Tommy Kliebert’s latest ruling, has weighed in on the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter Revision (Circus) Committee.  12 meetings into the festivities, a 6-4 vote recommending A Better Ascension’s (ABA) plan to abolish Ascension’s parish presidency already […]

Note to Lawler: The name is G-O-P-P-E-L-T

  Councilman Aaron Lawler’s propensity for pettiness, his belittling dismissiveness of private citizens expressing opinions obverse to his own, has worn thin.  Lawler cannot help himself as is clearly evidenced by his penchant for peccadillo and pillow fights on social media.  He went too far during the most recent meeting of the Transportation Committee he […]

Dancing for a Cause roster of performers set for July 14 event

Dancing for a Cause returns to the stage to benefit The ARC East Ascension.