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 […]

River Road African America Museum genealogy event

River Road African American Museum is hosting this unique event in honor of National History Month.

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 […]

Ascension Assessor receives second Distinguished Assessment Award nomination

The Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office and Assessor Mert Smiley received a second nomination for the Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).  In 2015, Assessor Smiley became the first and only assessor’s office in Louisiana to ever win this prestigious international award. Recipients of the award are considered a model […]

Thursday Council agenda amended to include road project “design consultants:

The agenda for tomorrow’s Parish Council meeting was amended Tuesday afternoon to add the following item: (13) Approval of the Quick Start Immediate Action Projects for issuance to design consultants: Roddy Road Corridor Project, Henry Road Safety Widening, Hwy 929/Parker Road Roundabout and Ashland/St. Landry Connector (Assistant DPW Director Mike Enlow)

Parish Council agenda for Thursday

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL-August 17, 2017 – 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) Parish President’s Report: Dedication of Newly Constructed Service Road at Sports Complex/LDEC – […]

Advance America robbed early Saturday morning

The Gonzales Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the pictured black male from interior video surveillance.  On August 12, 2017 the above pictured male entered after the opening of Advance America located at 503 South Burnside Avenue in Gonzales.  The male was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the employees.  […]

Dialogue on Race Series coming to Ascension Library

The Dialogue on Race Series, an educational process for the elimination of racism, will be held on Tuesdays, August 22 – September 26, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Dutchtown.  Understanding what racism is and how it operates through institutions is the core of this educational process. This six-session series is a structured two-hour weekly series […]

UPDATE: St. Amant woman located; and unharmed

Serpas has been located unharmed. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for 44-year-old Stephanie Serpas who was reported missing by a family member on August 7, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre. Serpas was last seen approximately two weeks ago by family members. She is a white female, 5’2” and approximately 185 pounds. […]

Agenda for Monday’s Gonzales City Council meeting

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, WILL BE HELD ON, MONDAY AUGUST 14, 2017  AT 5:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL 120 S. IRMA BLVD. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Minutes of a Public Hearing of the City Council taken, July […]