Latest Business Headlines

Utilities grappling with Ascension Sewer agreement (will resolution come before new council sworn in?)

Three decades and counting, Ascension's efforts to bring sanitary sewer to the east bank are ongoing.  Everyone seems to agree, with potential EPA/DEQ consent decrees a real possibility, that this particular … [Read More...]

Kim Christy taking on incumbent, and special interests

For the first time in Ascension's quarter-century experiment with Home Rule, seven elections in all, five Parish Council incumbents lost reelection bids, a sixth chose not to qualify.  That means majority … [Read More...]

Record-setting early voting numbers changing Ascension political landscape

Early/absentee voting in Ascension continues to spike, every gubernatorial/legislative/parish-wide ballot since October 24, 2015 has seen the numbers climb.  A record number of Ascension Parish voters exercised … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Lowery MS prepares for the Special Olympics Louisiana Bowling Tournament

Mr. Joshua and Latrell Jones practice Latrell’s bowling skills as they prepare for the Special Olympics Louisiana Bowling Tournament on January 11, 2020.  Mrs. Stevens and Ms. Allen’s classes along with Coach … [Read More...]

Gonzales MS completes Miles for Money for Susan G. Komen Donation

During the month of October, Gonzales Middle School students and staff completed running and walking miles to raise money.The school was recently hit with the devastating news that Facilities Manager, Mrs. … [Read More...]

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Dutchtown HS Theatre’s “Next to Normal” spotlights Mental Illness (November 13-16)

UPDATE: There are a couple of changes in the performance schedule due to DTHS hosting the football playoff game on Friday, 11/15. To accommodate noise and parking, it has been moved up to start at 6 p.m. A … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Disadvantaged Business/Planning Commission authority on Strategic Planning agenda (11/14)

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE November 14, 2019-6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX (Gonzales) AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public … [Read More...]

Oak Grove Townhouses’ Final Plat on Planning agenda (11/13)

Planning Commission November 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, Council Meeting Room Gonzales, Louisiana AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call of Members 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. … [Read More...]

Fortnite “In Real Life” Battle Royale at APL branches in November

Hey tweens, the popular online video game comes to life at Ascension Parish Library! Drop in, scavenge for materials, and try to be the last one standing! Join the Fortnite Battle Royale on Saturday, November 2 … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 31-November 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of October 31-November 7: October 31 arrests: Eric Provost, 35, 1145 E Tiffani St, Gonzales was charged w/ Criminal Trespass; Gregory … [Read More...]

APL’s Bad Art Competition in November

Have you ever created art so bad that you thought could win an award for just how terrible it was?  Here’s your chance to win the coveted APL Bad Art Crown! The Ascension Parish Library is having a bad art … [Read More...]

Constituent “furious with Lawler” for “underhanded violation of rights”

Terry Jones resides in Parish Council District 7.  Jones is a registered Republican who supports the challenger, Kim Christy, in the November 16 runoff for the seat currently occupied by Aaron Lawler.  Jones is … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Trosclair: Flatter, fairer, lower tax structure for individuals/businesses “a must to save” Louisiana

Louisiana’s tax system is the most complicated in the country. Pile on the fact that we have the highest sales tax in the nation and a tax code that penalizes our citizens and businesses when the federal … [Read More...]

Amended agenda adds Pay Classification changes to Personnel Committee meeting (11/13)

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE November 13, 2019-6:00 PM 615 E Worthey Rd, Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair's Additions (4) Public … [Read More...]

Edmonston denies any affiliation with PAC’s attack of District 88 opponent

This election cycle will soon be over and we are all looking forward to spending time with our families over the holidays.  It has seemed longer than most, but I appreciate everyone who has worked with and … [Read More...]

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