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 piece of the infrastructure puzzle is a must.  How best to go about it, though, is a matter of contention with which the Parish […]

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 government cuts taxes. Well, it makes Louisiana the least tax-friendly states in the country. What does that mean […]

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 Chatman, 23, 41270 Merritt Evans Rd-20, Prairieville was charged w/ Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile; Charles Arnold, 33, 21089 Hwy 442, Holden was charged w/ Unauthorized Use of […]

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 Bourgeois, Mrs. Foret, Ms. Harrison, and Ms. Woods visited the bowling alley.  Our team will be competing later this school year against other […]

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 Comment Period (5) Approval of September 12, 2019 Strategic Planning minutes (6) Approval of proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 13. Occupational Licenses, Taxes and Regulations, […]

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 Comment Period (5) Interviews – Ascension Parish Animal Services Board (6) Proposed Amendment to the Pay Classification Plan (Wanda Guillera, Interim Human […]

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 turnover of the 11-member panel with one runoff election between the District 7 incumbent (Aaron Lawler) and challenger, Kim Christy, to be decided on […]

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. Henreitta Coleman, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Therefore, the students and staff wanted to show support and raise awareness for a devastating disease […]

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. Introduction of Staff 5. Chairman’s Comments 6. Public Comment on any Agenda Item 7. General Business 8. Staff Report (A) Subdivision Status – […]

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 competition for teens and will be crowning the Best of the Worst.  Come test your […]