School Board member responds to “slander” by Together Ascension

NOTE:  Pelican Post received the following email which was sent to Ascension public school employees by School Board Public Information Officer Jackie Tisdell. **The following message is being sent on behalf of Ascension Parish School Board Member Troy J. Gautreau, Sr.** To Ascension Parish School Employees, This email is in response to the “Together Ascension” […]

East Ascension versus St. Amant Community Shout Out on track for 2017

“Two communities Becoming One In Supporting Our Youth” The excitement is back. East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their respective school on to victory at the 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out event, held the day before the annual East Ascension-St. Amant […]

“What in the hell’s going on here?”

On May 4 Drainage Director Bill Roux told East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage Commission #1 (EA Drainage Board) that $16-18 million is received in tax revenue every year, lamenting his department’s inability to maintain the parish’s roadside ditches and canals to facilitate drainage.  “Taxes coming in, we spend on operations,” he explained five months ago.  “It’s […]

1/2% Sales Tax defeated in City of Gonzales

With 15% turnout a Perpetual 1/2% Sales Tax in the City of Gonzales was rejected by voters on Saturday by a margin of 53% to 47%.  City officials estimated revenues of $3.5 million annually that was initially targeted for police and fire protection before including “a new Civic Center” and “Community Outreach Building to host […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 5-11

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the  week of October 5-11: October 5 arrests: Gina Sanchez, 32, 40137 Black Bayou Ext, Gonzales was charged w/ Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Karen Watson, 51, 15613 Chickamauga St, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana; […]

Boucherie Festival scheduled at Lamar Dixon October 20-22

It’s that time of year again when the summer season begins to wane a bit and fall slowly creeps over the horizon here in Louisiana. While the temperature may still be hot, the fall festivals and car shows are even hotter. Coming up in October, the Boucherie Festival will bring three days of fun and […]

Holy Rosarys La Fete des Bayous October 26-29

ST. AMANT, LA – Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its second annual La Fête des Bayous the weekend of October 26-29, 2017 at 44450 Hwy. 429 St. Amant, LA 70774. This year’s festival will include: rides, games, jambalaya and gumbo cook-offs, a talent show, a car show, a live and silent auctions, and lots of great food. […]

Clay Stafford stepping aside as Gonzales Clerk, Scot Byrd introduced

In keeping with his personality it was minimal fanfare during Clay Stafford’s last meeting of Gonzales’ City Council as City Clerk earlier this week. Stafford is calling it a career after nearly two decades.  His replacement was present to pick up where Stafford left off. Scot Byrd comes to the Jambalaya Capital of the World […]

Reese Lane subdivision approved at Planning Commission reconsideration

Reese Lane,  a 50-lot subdivision proposed on 17.5 acres just .2 mile north of controversial Brookstone subdivision along Braud Rd south of Parker Rd in Council District 7, was denied by a 2-1 vote of a short-handed Planning Commission on June 14.  Appealed to the Parish Council, which was convened as the Planning Commission Appeals Board […]

Jeff Pettit, at it again. Questions “National Search” for Infrastructure Director

NOTE:  Yesterday Ascension President Kenny Matassa announced the hiring of William Daniel to the Infrastructure Division Director position.  Supposedly the parish conducted a National Search.  Jeff Pettit posed the following questions to his Council representative (and copied other Council members and President Matassa.   Dear John Cagnolatti: As my elected council representative from District 10 […]