Latest Business Headlines

$216 Million for state Road and Infrastructure (none earmarked for Ascension)

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Louisiana Legislature today to announce that, as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Response and Relief … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish asking residents to report water in homes

Ascension Parish Government is asking residents to report any incidents of storm water entering homes after the recent heavy rains. The information will be compiled and catalogued by the Floodplain … [Read More...]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 12-16

During the week of April 12 – April 16, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Kidal Daniels, 332 Ambassador … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Louisiana Tutoring lauded as National Model

Louisiana’s high-quality tutoring strategy is featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) newest school reopening guidance. ED uses the Louisiana Department of Education’s Accelerate initiative as a … [Read More...]

APL highlights works of local artistry on April 29

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about award-winning local artist and painter Randy La Prairie. Tune in on Thursday, April 29, on the library’s YouTube channel at for a virtual visit … [Read More...]

Literacy Initiative intends to spark Reading Revival

The Louisiana Department of Education launched an initiative today aimed at sparking a reading revival across the state. The new initiative, named Louisiana Literacy, provides system leaders, educators and … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

APSO partners with DEA for Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Drug Take Back day is scheduled for this Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations: District 2 substation, located at 13200 Airline Highway, Gonzales and at Donaldsonville City Hall, 609 … [Read More...]

Another letter on Delaune Estates praises five council members, criticizes six

I would like to commend the following 5 Ascension Parish Councilmen who voted at the April 15th meeting in support of responsible growth when they voted against settling the Delaune Estates lawsuit filed … [Read More...]

Growing Up Boys: A Class for Preteen Boys (4/24)

Help your son understand the physical and emotional changes he will experience as he goes through puberty. On Saturday, April 24 at 9:00am in Gonzales, join Ascension Parish Library, in partnership with Our … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

The City of Gonzales Cares, on Earth Day and Every Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd and the City of Gonzales encourages all of our residents to join in and do their part, not just on Earth Day but every day!  The City of Gonzales has launched several environmental … [Read More...]

Fit Kids Webinar to help families/educators better understand childhood obesity

Louisiana Fit Kids webinar scheduled for April 21 at 1:30 p.m. The Louisiana Department of Education and LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are helping educators and families better understand … [Read More...]

Second letter praises five councilmen who upheld Planning Commission denial

Dear Chase Melancon, Travis Turner, Dal Waguespack, Joel Robert and Michael Mason As a 40 year resident of the great parish of Ascension, I want to say THANK YOU and tell you - Chase Melancon, Travis Turner, … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Lawler explains vote to settle Delaune Estates lawsuit

NOTE:  In the wake of his vote to "settle the lawsuit" filed by the Delaune family after denial of Antebellum Pointe subdivision (subsequently rebranded, Delaune Estates) Councilman Aaron Lawler took to social … [Read More...]

Letter thanks Council members who opposed Delaune Estates settlement

I would like to say THANK YOU to Mr. Joel Robert, Mr. Travis Turner, Mr. Chase Melancon, Mr. Dal Waguespack, Mr. Michael Mason for listening to the majority of the people who spoke on 4/15 against Delaune … [Read More...]

Spring Wine Gala returns to Houmas House (4/30)

The Spring Wine Gala has become a favorite among locals and we are so excited to have it return to Houmas House.  Dress up in your Kentucky Derby best and enjoy food, lots of wines and live entertainment on the … [Read More...]

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