Cointment, Melancon secure further negotiation; Special Meeting cancelled

Soon to be Ascension Parish President, Clint Cointment was joined by Councilman-Elect Chase Melancon at a Monday afternoon meeting with the power brokers behind Ascension Sewer, LLC (with a Special Meeting scheduled the next day to approve the mega-deal).  Cointment brought along a list of items for discussion which included several contractual issues included in […]

Ribbon Cutting for New Student Services Building today

Gonzales, La. — The Ascension Parish School Board will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new Student Services Building on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. This is part of the school district recovery from the Flood of 2016. In the Fall of 2016, six schools were flooded as well as a number of district offices. […]

Parish Council to consider new Pay Classification Plan (12/5)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Donaldsonville AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Parish President’s Report: (6) Consent Agenda a. Approval of Amendment No. 7 to the Master Contract for […]

Is $60M low-interest loan lost without Ascension Sewer deal tomorrow? Poppycock!

On December 16, 2013 representatives of Louisiana DEQ appeared before the Utilities Committee of Ascension’s Parish Council to deliver some big news; $60 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund was going to be made available for the parish to build a regional wastewater treatment system.  The low-interest (.95%) loan is an integral piece […]

Three revisions and Ascension Sewer deal still STINKS

As the Parish Council considers the largest capital improvement project ever contemplated for Ascension, the proposed agreement with Ascension Sewer continues to be amended.  While the latest permutation, dated November 27, encompasses a few changes for the better (from the parish’s perspective), there is much that could be done to protect the tax and rate paying public. […]

Gift-wrapping station at Galvez Library’s Pop-Up Cafe

Need a quiet space to relax and break away from the holiday hustle & bustle? Take a breather at our Pop-Up Café at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez. We’ll have warm beverages, ambiance, and adult color sheets available. A gift wrapping station with “last minute supplies” will be available for patrons who need a […]

Galvez Primary to receive FEMA grant to replace contents damaged in 2016 flood

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant totaling $2,806,758.53 to the Ascension Parish School Board for Galvez Primary School for the replacement of contents damaged in the 2016 flood.  This is the second announcement of FEMA grants […]

Dungeons & Dragons at Galvez Library (12/10)

Ascension Parish Library staff members are excited to announce a board game night centered on the classic tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. Patrons who attend will be able to select from premade characters and play through a custom-made library-themed adventure for level one adventurers. This is an adult program designed for patrons ages eighteen and […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 21-27

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 21-27: November 21 arrests: Dexter Reed, 22, 2377 Tennessee St, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Marijuana; Taylor Sehad, 19, 1815 Eraste St, Lafayette was charged w/ Illegal Carrying of Weapons, […]

Explore Circuitry with littleBits® (Galvez Library on 12/7)

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 Galvez for Saturday, […]