Gardening in Ascension Parish – Just Keeps Growing! (Gonzales Library)

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter will begin its spring library series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners.  The first workshop to be hosted by the Ascension Parish Library is: Gardening for Hummingbirds:  February 27, 6:30 PM, Gonzales It […]

Governor, Attorney General announce coordinated effort against Opioid Manufacturers

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry have agreed to coordinate efforts in the State of Louisiana’s litigation against opioid manufacturers. Under this agreement, the Attorney General’s office will take over primary responsibility for the suit filed by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) in the 19th Judicial […]

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 […]

Personnel Committee to appoint Planning Commissioners

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Ascension Parish Governmental Complex Conference Room 105 615 E Worthey Rd Gonzales, La AGENDA 1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members 2) Interviews Planning & Zoning Commission 3) Interviews Tourism Commission 4) Interviews Fire District #1 5) Interviews Fire District #3 6) Adjourn Personnel Committee […]

Brandon Fremin confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Middle District

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Justice’s Criminal Director Brandon Fremin last night was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. “I congratulate Brandon Fremin on his Senate confirmation as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana,” said General Landry. “The LADOJ’s […]

Matassa: “Property owners…have neglected the law…” Parish to sue

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced today that parish government intends to file over a dozen lawsuits against property owners in chronic violation of the Unified Land Development Code. “Property ownership brings with it rights and responsibilities, including the responsibility for upkeep,” said President Matassa. “The property owners in these lawsuits have neglected the law, […]

Livingston Council to oppose Laurel Ridge Levee extension

Included on Livingston’s Parish Council agenda for February 22 is the following (Parish President’s report): Resolution reiterating opposition to Ascension Parish project to extend flood protection levee along SW side of the Amite River Basin, as well as any other regional project that has the potential to adversely affect neighboring areas.

Wednesday Planning agenda: 95-lots “across from Lamar Dixon” (no traffic improvements “CAN” be made)

NOTE:  Forestwood Subdivision envisions 95 lots “across from Lamar Dixon Expo Center.”  Owned by America Homeland, LLC with Quality Engineering on board, its Traffic Impact Study, was performed by Laurence Lambert of Vectura Consulting Services, LLC.  The study concludes: A series of roundabouts is currently being developed to offset the existing congestion at the intersection […]

West Main St (along New River) to close until further notice

GONZALES – A street just outside the Gonzales city limits, West Main Street, which runs along New River Bayou, will be closed until further notice for roadwork, the Ascension Parish government said Monday. Martin McConnell, parish government spokesman, said the closure is near The Carriage House reception facility at 12138 West Main Street for work to […]

40-Item Council Agenda includes another bite at the apple for ABA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL February 15, 2018 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-828 S. Irma Blvd Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations Paint the Parish Purple Proclamation – to proclaim “SACS Day” in Ascension […]