Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of August 14-18

During the week of August 14-August 18, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Anthony Knight, 1421 Hwy 1049 Kentwood, LA., age 21, pled guilty to Auto Burglary and was sentenced to 6 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit […]

Longtime Gonzales Council member opposes ABA

Over the last twenty-plus years, Ascension parish has become one of the fastest growing parishes in the state of Louisiana. This growth has brought hundreds of new families to our parish and has spurred economic growth from Geismar to Gonzales. Our parish has gone from a rural off-shoot of Baton Rouge to a vibrant hub […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 10-17: August 10 arrests: Malcolm Ray Duplush, 51, 909 S Abe St, Gonzales was charged with Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation); Paulette G. Hudson, 40, 2840 Idaho Ave, Kenner was charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things; Rachel L. Millet, 41, 46236 Swallow Bayou Rd, St. Amant was […]

$450,000 better spent on roads than Master Plan says Compton

Tonight the Parish Council adopted a resolution to spend $450,000 to have a new master plan created for Ascension Parish. Coincidentally, there have been several articles published about this subject and the not so distant past history of master planning in Ascension. It caused me to reflect on my 8 years with A.P. and I […]

UPDATE: Gonzales man has been located and is unharmed

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 35-year-old Doyle Oubre who was reported missing on Wednesday, August 9, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre. He is a white male, 5’8” and approximately 160 pounds. No foul play is suspected at this time. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Doyle Oubre are urged […]

Mia Edwards Named Director of Secondary Schools

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Mia Edwards as the new Director of Secondary Schools. Edwards replaces Lisa Bacala, who recently retired. “We are delighted that Mia wants to take this next step in her career and serve our high school principals,” said Superintendent David Alexander. “I know she is going to do a great job.” […]

Unglesby seeking Lawson’s tax returns; will accept redacted version

Lewis Unglesby appeared in court this morning without his client, Parish President Kenny Matassa and seeking Wayne Lawson’s tax returns which he requested by subpoena in May.  Without Matassa riding shotgun he was denied access to the best parking spot on the site, and he was also denied those tax returns which do not exist, […]

The Ascension Fund awards $47,500 in grants to parish educators

Front row from left:  Spanish Lake Primary Grant Recipents Jamie Urban, Andre Stein, Jody Kling, Jenna Braud, Dominique Bordelon, and Rosalyn Magee.  Back row from left:  Ascension Fund Board Members Bret Hughes and Kevin Hardy From left:  Ascension Fund Board Member Lisa Dunigan, Gonzales Primary Principal Roddy Melancon, Grant Recipients Andrea Shutz, Brandee Orgeron, Phaedra […]

Special Recreation Meeting called for tonight over use of Lamar Dixon soccer fields

Recreation Committee Meeting Ascension Parish Courthouse-Council Meeting Room 6:00 PM or to follow transportation August 16, 2017 AGENDA 1. Call to Order/Roll Call 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 3. Public Comment Period 4. Consideration of a temporary contract between the Parish of Ascension and the Gonzales Soccer Club 5. Adjourn   Chairman Travis Turner

Fire Marshal Browning likes to give high-salaried jobs to cronies (including former Ascension Justice of Peace)

August 14 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) There have been some curious hires at the State Fire Marshal’s office which have attracted the attention of LouisianaVoice. Two in particular: former State Rep. Bryan Adams and Dean Smith. Of the two, Adams raises the most questions. There is no question that Adams, unlike Smith, possessed experience in firefighting, […]