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Strategic Planning recommends limiting fill to three feet, rigorous Drainage Impact Study policy

Delayed for ten months by fiat of EA Drainage Board Chairman Dempsey Lambert, anti-flooding measures proposed by HNTB engineers were taken up by Ascension's Council Strategic Planning Committee last week.  The … [Read More...]

The Cabin updates hours of operation

  The Cabin has updated its hours of operation.  We are now open for lunch Monday-Saturday; 11:00 am-3:00 pm The Cabin is busier these days handling many event and will focus our evenings on taking … [Read More...]

One year ago today: Revisiting Oak Grove Townhouses debacle

One year ago today Ascension's Planning Commission reversed itself, completing the most egregious betrayal of the public trust ever perpetrated by that appointed body.  There is ample blame to go around, not … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Faux Stained Glass Painting coming to APL in April

The stained glass might be faux, but the fun is real at the Ascension Parish Library.  Stained glass art, which can take weeks to create, has a colorful history spanning over thousands of years and is found in … [Read More...]

Explore Circuitry with littleBits® at APL (3/23)

Make connections and create machines with easy and swappable circuit boards! Explore circuitry safely with littleBits® and unleash your inner engineer!  All littleBits® components must stay at the library for … [Read More...]

APL’s Community Outreach schedule for remainder of March

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle rolls into spring, bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other materials to a location near you!  Make the most of the season and bring the entire family to … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Brady James Chifici Foundation “Helping Kids do Life” (3/30)

The Brady James Chifici Foundation is located in Ascension Parish and hosts fundraisers to help medically fragile children with their medical bills, medical equipment and medical transportation.  The goal of … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of March 7-14: March 7 arrests: Trebor Hampton, 21, 38310 Mulberry St, Gonzales was charged w/ Distribution or PWITD Marijuana, Illegal Possession … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of March 4-8 (Is no news, good news?)

During the week of March 4-March 8, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Ascension Parish had no court news … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Chase Melancon Campaign fundraiser April 13 at The Venue

Chase Melancon is running for Ascension Parish Council, District 6.  Mostly comprised of St. Amant, the district includes some of Ascension's most rural areas.  The entire district is zoned either Rural or … [Read More...]

Raise the Steaks with Sheriff Bobby Webre (3/21)

Join Sheriff Bobby Webre in Raising the Steaks on March 21.  Doors open at Gonzales Civic Center at 5:30. … [Read More...]

RRAAM Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary Slave Cemetery Lecture Series

Slave Cemetery Lecture Series & Memorial Visit Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 511 Williams Street, Donaldsonville RRAAM Rosenwald School Memorial Visit 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Monroe and … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

How much influence does $377,000 in campaign contributions purchase

March 17, 2019 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Dr. Arnold Feldman may be perplexed as to why House Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Hoffman and other committee members have been unresponsive … [Read More...]

Why Senator Cassidy supported Trump border emergency declaration

At my urging, President Trump is making drug cartels pay for part of the wall. This money would have lined the pockets of criminals and international drug lords, but now we will use it to secure our border … [Read More...]

Early voting for March 30 School millage renewals begins tomorrow

  Two  millage renewals (see below) appear on the March 30 ballot.  Early voting begins Saturday (March 16) through Saturday (March 23).  No voting on Sunday.   … [Read More...]

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