Public Forums scheduled for School Board tax renewal (EA-Monday/Dutchtown-Wednesday)

Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools will hold public forums for the next two weeks about the March 30 tax renewal election. The forums are divided by high school feeder systems. Parents and employees from all schools plus the general public are encouraged to attend.  WHAT: Public Forums about the March 30 Tax Renewal Election WHEN AND WHERE: […]

APL Gonzales branch welcomes author of “The Thibodaux Massacre” on Tuesday

On November 23, 1887, the first formally organized sugar cane labor strike ended in bloody tragedy when white paramilitary groups attacked black sugar cane workers and their families in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  At least 35 were killed, with upwards of 300 killed, wounded, or missing.  The victims were exclusively African-American. On Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 […]

Ascension Libraries coming to location near you

We’re on the road! With regular visits to a location near you, we’re expanding our services and extending our reach to provide books and other library services to those who may not be able to travel to our branch libraries. Look for us at these locations!* Sorrento Community Center-Wednesday, February 20 from 2:30-4:30 PM Lemanville […]

Free Tax Preparation at APL’s Galvez branch

Tax season begins this month, and Ascension Parish Library in Galvez offers free tax preparation on Thursdays and Saturdays, through April 13. On Thursdays, appointments are available from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and 6:00 – 7:00 PM, and on Saturdays, appointments are available from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  Co-sponsored by […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 7-14: February 7 arrests: Mitchell Chadwick, 44, 5855 Walnut Creek, Harahan was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Troy James, 31, 42297 Norwood Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, and Aggravated Assault; Carlton Crocker, 39, 42463 Pebblestone Ave, Prairieville was charged w/ Violations of Protective […]

Joseph in for Satterlee as Strategic Planning chair; Fill material on 2/18 agenda

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE February 18, 2019 6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOM 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 November 8, 2018 Strategic Planning Minutes (6) Discussion of Limit of Floodplain Management Fill (Melissa Kennedy, HNTB) […]

Krewe of DiversioN Mardi Gras Boat Parade (next Saturday)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which donates all proceeds from the annual event to St. Judes Hospital.  See below for details

Henry Road to be closed to thru traffic beginning February 25

Henry Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, February 25, 2019 for emergency road repairs. Our Pavement Management Department, with the support of the Ascension Parish Transportation Department, will be constructing emergency road repairs to level Henry Road and address safety concerns associated with the existing roadway. These repairs will be implemented to […]

Prairieville man arrested on sexual battery charges

Sheriff Bobby Webre reports the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre of Prairieville who was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts of sexual battery on Thursday, February 14. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Unit began an investigation on January 16, 2019 after the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) […]

Girl Scout Resident Camp registration now open

There is only one way to prepare a girl for the best summer ever and it starts with Girl Scout Resident Camp. Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) offers girls, in grades 1-12, a variety of resident camp sessions at two camps to live their best life this summer. “Girl Scout Resident Camp life is like […]