Main Street Recovery has $170 million to help Louisiana small businesses

State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced the Main Street Recovery Program has obligated $170 million in grants to small businesses with a week remaining before the program reaches the halfway mark. The number of applications submitted daily increased after changes were made to the Quick Relief option. Applicants now can receive up to $15,000 through […]

Demonstrate your knowledge of history with “Library Extermination” (September)

The Doctor has landed in Gonzales, Louisiana, right as the library has disappeared! Or was it exterminated? Our library director needs to get the library back, but the TARDIS has a mind of its own. Prove that you know your history as you play the “Library Extermination” escape room and complete the tasks the TARDIS […]

Ascension Sewer: Myth Busters

We’ve heard a lot of myths about our plan for a consolidated sewer system, so we’re here to bring you the facts. MYTH:  Ascension Sewer’s plan will cost the Parish and residents millions of dollars. FACT:  Our plan requires no investment by the Parish but rather results in millions we will pay to the Parish. This plan […]

Ascension Parish waterways closed to recreational boat traffic

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has announced that all Ascension Parish waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic today, September 21, at 11:00 am, until further notice. “We have agreed to close waterways to recreational boat traffic in coordination with our neighbors in Livingston Parish,” said Cointment. Residents are urged to follow the Ascension […]

If Planning’s attorney is correct, Antebellum Pointe suit nothing to worry about

It’s been a long time coming, a lawsuit against Ascension Planning Commission for denial of a subdivision preliminary plat. Not since the body’s denial of a plat proposed off C Braud Road in 1996 has the commission been sued even as preemptory threats of litigation have been made, a cudgel to cow commissioners into compliance.  […]

Heritage Crossing welcomes Alexander’s Heritage Market to Gonzales

Heritage Crossing is excited to welcome Alexander’s Heritage Market to Gonzales. Lathan, Ryan and Reid Alexander, along with Miles Holley, Sr, will own and operate the new location. Heritage Crossing is Gonzales’ newest mixed-use development encompassing a range of restaurants, shopping, banking and office options, modern residential, and 22 acres of recreational water features with […]

Thomas Mayeux running for Constable-2nd Justice Court

After much prayer, I decided to announce my candidacy for Constable for the 2nd Justice Court, Parish of Ascension. I graciously ask for your support throughout my campaign and your vote at the polls on Election Day, November 3, 2020. I would like to thank my family, friends and owners of local businesses, who believe […]

Constituents in need of assistance should contact Representative Kathy Edmonston

Kathy Edmonston was an advocate for persons with disabilities long before she became a state representative in District 88.  She began as an advocate helping others in the community who were having difficulty getting help in the school system. Representative Edmonston worked in the Ascension Parish School system for almost twenty-five years helping parents, students […]

Gator Nation mourns the loss of Mr. Richard Waguespack

The Parish of Ascension and the St. Amant Gator Nation is emptier today with the loss of long time Booster Club and St. Amant Gator Supporter Mr. Richard Waguespack, stated St. Amant Gator Booster Club President James E. LeBlanc. Many of you know that Ms. Myrtle passed away on August 31, 2020. Eleven days later, […]

APG operating budget increased 40% during Matassa’s tenure as Parish President

From the end of Tommy Martinez’ final term as parish president (2015) through the end of Kenny Matassa’s only term (2019) Ascension Parish Government’s (APG) annual operating costs increased by 40%.  That is according to the Audit Report delivered to the Parish Council on Thursday by Faulk & Winkler which provided the graph above. Just over […]