Latest Business Headlines

Strategic Planning takes on “worthless” Traffic Impact studies

Of all the Parish Council's committees Strategic Planning stands out as proactive, identifying and addressing problems both real and perceived.  Chaired by Councilman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee, the Council member … [Read More...]

Parish Council power grab would eliminate Office of Parish President

There’s a move afoot to revolutionize parish government.  Discussions are ongoing to drum up public support to eliminate the office of Ascension Parish President and, considering the current occupant’s … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 9-16

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of February 9-16: February 9 arrests: Desmond Greene, 30, 121 Virginia St, Paincourtville was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Resisting an … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Every Student Succeeds Act public comment period open

Yearlong Process to Conclude by Start of 2017-2018 School Year, When New Law Takes Effect BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today posted for public comment a draft of the state's plan … [Read More...]

Gonzales Middle School announces Raffle Winner!!

Congratulations to Mr. Luther Richardson, winner of the Gift Basket raffle sponsored by the Gonzales Middle School 8th Grade Washington DC / New York City Group. Accepting the gift card basket prize from … [Read More...]

Program changes enable more access to child care for working families

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which provides federal funds to help low-income … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Senator Cassidy talking “Flood Relief” in neighboring Livingston Parish today

    Senator Bill Cassidy will be hosting five Town Hall Meetings in south Louisiana where he will be taking questions on the challenges America and Louisiana face.  They are as … [Read More...]

Thursday Parish Council meeting agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL February 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-828 S. Irma Blvd Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) … [Read More...]

5 Strikes and he’s in (prison)…Is 10-year Burglary sentence just?

NOTE:  Last week we received an inordinate number of press releases from DA Ricky Babin's office and, while we've no intention to turn Pelican Post into a police blotter, multiple of the releases demand further … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you fear you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: … [Read More...]

Gonzales man get 6 years after Guilty plea to Burglary and Theft Charges

On February 13, 2017, Bret Millet of 14490 Lake Crossing Dr. Gonzales, LA., age 52, pled guilty to Simple Burglary, Theft of Goods Valued at $1500 or More, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Millet was … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of February 13-17

During the week of February 13-February 17, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish. Cyril Ezumezu, 1223 N … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Prairieville Councilman’s take on “Council-Manager” government

A reminder from Doc Satterlee: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely” The founders of the Constitution clearly believed it was best for our Federal government to be formed on the basis of having … [Read More...]

Sure, it sounds good to throw them all out of office…

Whatever it is cannot be good for the rest of us.  Bad enough at the federal level where the average American's voice is lost the cacophony of polarized political punditry paid for by a sea of corporate … [Read More...]

Congress takes “major” Pro-Life Vote

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing H.J. Resolution 43, a nullification of former President Obama’s last-minute … [Read More...]

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