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 Conservation. And that’s the way Chase Melancon wants to keep it.  Rural zoning allowing two houses per acre, Conservation only one; anathema to […]

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 architecture all around the world.  Our DIY faux version will have all the beauty of real stained […]

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 to his email inquiries, but I can give him 377,000 reasons, or in Hoffman’s individual case, 34,000 reasons. Last April 10, the Senate […]

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 committee, with Vice Chair Randy Clouatre wielding the gavel in Chairman Oliver Joseph’s stead, recommended all proposed changes to the full council, bypassing EA […]

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 the Brady James Chifici Foundation is to help as many children as possible within a 100 mile radius of Ascension Parish. The Brady James Chifici […]

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.

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 future programs, so feel free to bring a camera if you want to record all of the fun. littleBits is scheduled in Gonzales for Saturday, […]

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 of Stolen Firearms, and Illegal Carrying of Weapons; Johnathan Beaucar, 29, 1742 3rd St, La Verne CA was charged w/ DWI-1st Offense; Leo Hunerjager, III, 46, 311 Kay […]

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 and stop the flow of drugs and crime, and illegal immigration. This week, I voted in support of […]

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 The Bruslie Cemeteries The discovery of the Bruslie Cemetery and the Monroe Cemetery is instrumental in helping families trace their family roots. Moreover, it […]