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Council to okay Development Code updates contract (replay of CPEX Master Plan boondoggle?)

In a September 22 letter to Planning Director Jerome Fournier, Kendig Keast Collaborative laid out its plan to revamp Ascension's Unified Land Development Code (ULDC).  The firm characterizes its task; "to … [Read More...]

Ralph’s Market Fall Wine Gala Tickets Now on Sale!

Hosted by Ralph’s Market, this event is one of the most coveted events all year! Join us in your black tie attire and get into the James Bond theme while sipping on over 75 wines. Each ticket includes unlimited … [Read More...]

Sex for drugs scheme gone worse, Prairieville couple get 35 years in Manslaughter pleas

On September 23, 2021, moments prior to the start of a scheduled jury trial, 27-year-old Kirkpatrick Morrison and 25-year-old Lauren Donaldson both of 39124 West Lane Prairieville, LA, pled guilty to the charge … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

La Fête des Bayous Church Festival, October 28-31

Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its fifth annual La Fête des Bayous festival the weekend of October 28-31, 2021 at 44450 Hwy. 429 St. Amant, LA 70774. La Fête des Bayous kicks off with … [Read More...]

Season 9 of LPB’s Art Rocks premieres on Friday (10/1)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will raise the curtain on the ninth season of Art Rocks! The Series on Friday, October 1 at 8:30PM. Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series that spotlights artists, performance, culture, … [Read More...]

Department of Education launches Reimagine School Grant

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today announced the launch of the Reimagine School Systems program, a $35 million grant encouraging school systems to create new, bold educational opportunities that … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Failing to Register as Sex Offender, Geismar man gets 2-Year sentence

On September 20, 2021, Jerome Johnson of 11295 Emerson Rd. Geismar, LA, age 51, pled guilty to Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Johson was prosecuted by Assistant District … [Read More...]

Merritt Evans/Joe Sevario intersection to close for improvements (Monday)

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works announces Starting Monday, September 27, the intersection of Merritt Evans Road with Joe Sevario Road will be closed. This closure is needed so the contractor can … [Read More...]

Ascension Council to meet on Thursday (9/30) to approve Kendig Keast contract

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 30, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 607 E. Worthey Road-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Biden approves Cost Share for Recovery from Hurricanes Ida (and Laura)

On Saturday Gov. John Bel Edwards received notice that Pres. Joseph R. Biden has approved his request for an additional 15 days at 100 percent federal funding for Public Assistance Category A, Debris Removal, … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of September 20-24

During the week of September 20 – September 24, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Kirkpatrick Morrison, … [Read More...]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 16-23

Below is Ascension Sheriff's arrest report for the week of September 16-23: September 16 arrests: Jason Swann, 34, 13500 Burnt Pecan Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Insurance Fraud; Martin Langston, 60, … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

LPB assembles panel to discuss Vaccine Hesitancy (Wednesday)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) will look at the complex issue of vaccine hesitancy in our state with a special broadcast Vaccines: Freedom, Fear & Facts, airing Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM … [Read More...]

Out of the EA Drainage loop, Waguespack still committed to “better model for drainage”

Councilman Dal Waguespack's response to Termination Letter: From September 23: This afternoon, it was brought to my attention that this termination letter was sent to President … [Read More...]

Gonzales City Council agenda (Monday)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021  AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of Guests. (a) Open … [Read More...]

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