Matassa Proclaims SACS Western Store Day

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed February 15, 2018 as SACS Western Store Day in Ascension. According to the proclamation, SACS began originally as Super Auto Clinic and Sales, a small auto shop on Burnside Avenue in Gonzales. Gayle Braud, a native of the Irish Channel in New Orleans, owned and operated several grocery stores […]

Lawler to serve on Charter Committee

I have decided that I will not appoint a proxy to represent the people of Prairieville in District 7 on the charter committee. I figure the people Prairieville need all the representation they can get, especially when Gonzales was given an extra representative at the cost of Prairieville. In brief, my role on this committee […]

Constituent asks Councilman Dawson for answers on Urban Systems controversy

NOTE: The following was sent to Councilman Bill Dawson: I have been made aware through the online newspaper, Pelican Post, that Urban Systems had completed a survey paid for by the parish concerning Traffic Impact on the parish due to ever increasing development in Ascension. I guess my question should be is this fact and […]

President Matassa proclaims Paint the Parish Purple Day

At the February 15 Council meeting, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed Friday, February 23, 2018 as “Paint the Parish Purple Day.” “Everybody knows somebody who has been affected by cancer,” said Matassa. “I encourage everyone in Ascension Parish to wear purple on Friday, February 23, to show support for the great work of the […]

Matassa vetoes Organization Chart Ordinance

  On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted four ordinances including codification of an Organization Chart suggested by the hired firm, SSA Consultants.  President Kenny Matassa exercised his veto power vested in the presidency against the chart, adopted by a 5-4 vote meaning proponents must find three votes to override.  A companion ordinance establishing seven departments […]

Relay for Life on March 10 at Cabela’s

On March 10, 2018, hundreds of participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Ascension Parish at Cabela’s to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at 3:00 pm. An event chair shares her story of why she relays. Hi my name is Jessica Dunnaway and […]

Pettit takes on latest outrage committed by Matassa and his lackeys

I attended the Transportation Committee meeting held on February 5th, 2018 where Ascension Planning Director Jerome Fournier requested $25,000 be awarded to Urban Systems for a study of how traffic impact studies are done. Urban Systems was represented by Christine Darrah, civil engineer, P.E.  Ms. Darrah gave a brief overview of what her company would […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 8-15

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 8-15: February 8 arrests: Chris E. Altazan, 46, 38418 Charleston Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Sexual Battery; Conrhone Wallace, 44, 40453 Sage Field Ct, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), and Simple Assault; Kristen Dixon, 21, 39327 Catoire Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Forgery, and […]

No weapon found on EAHS campus says Chief Jackson

The City of Gonzales Police Department can confirm that no weapon was found on the campus of East Ascension High School during the arrest of a student Friday. Chief Sherman Jackson has confirmed that the juvenile who was arrested is a male student at the school. Jackson says the student made a threatening comment that was […]

Satterlee on CAO Dawson: “Tantamount to malfeasance in office”

Dear Editor: I have enjoyed the honor of representing the people of District 4 on Ascension’s Parish Council for six, sometimes turbulent, years.  It is a sacred responsibility that I take seriously, as do my colleagues who, like myself, must make difficult decisions based on the best information available.  We, as a body, must rely […]