Homeschooling this year? Ascension Library can help

Homeschooling this year? Let Ascension Parish Library help you navigate curriculum planning. Your library card gives you free access to educational databases that encompass everything from language learning and reading to science and social studies. Many of these databases, like Scholastic and World Book resources, are time-tested teaching sources. On August 11th, the library will […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 30-August 5

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 30-August 5: July 30 arrests: Bryant Gaines, 23, 11189 Rip Duplessis Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ 2nd Degree Battery. July 31 arrests: Travis Himel, 36, 11079 Lakeview, Geismar was charged w/ DWI-1st Offense; Brittany Soileau, 21, 37313 Hwy 74-153, Geismar was charged w/ Illegal Possession of Stolen […]

Phase I of All Abilities Field complete, second phase to begin

On Thursday Ascension’s Council approved $35,000 toward a $70,000 request to build Phase II of the sparkling All Abilities Field on Irma Blvd in Gonzales, midway between the body’s meeting chamber and Gonzales City Hall.  Another (up to) $35,000 was pledged as matching funds with any monies raised by the 2019 Leadership Ascension class which took […]

Millage Renewal deferred along with annual levy, member censured by Ascension Council

Ascension’s Council, meeting virtually again to combat the spread of COVID-19, deferred action on multiple tax initiatives on Thursday as one of its membership was censured in an anticlimactic unanimous vote.  The agenda envisioned a Resolution to place 2 mills dedicated to the parish Public Health Center along with two ordinances affecting the ad valorem assessments imposed […]

Anything Goes Paint Party for Tweens

Calling all Tweens, to have playful fun with, Anything Goes Paint Party at Ascension Parish Library.  Light-up a canvas using vivid acrylic paints.  Creativity is a form of self-expression.  Be creative and have fun!  Just stop by the libraries in Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Dutchtown or Galvez and pick up a craft packet, then check out our […]

Why Cody Martin is best candidate for Judge-Division B

NOTE:  Below is an offering from Christopher McNeil, Chairman of Cody Martin Campaign Committee, touting his candidate’s qualifications to sit on the 23rd Judicial District Court-Division B.  We extend the same opportunity, free of charge, to the chairman of the Aaron Chaisson, Jr. campaign. When Cody first asked me if I wanted to manage his […]

Our Lady of Blind River takes another step toward restoration

Effort are ongoing to restore Our Lady of Blind River Church to something like its former glory.  A big shout-out to Schexnaydre Restoration and our hard-working volunteers.  Over the weekend steps were installed, the next step toward opening the doors for all to enjoy. Pictured above:  At left are Jed and Lisa LeBlanc, with Lance Weber […]

Cointment urges revision of New River Drainage project after contractor opts out

Drainage improvement projects take years, even decades to begin (much less complete).  It’s a truism beyond dispute with permitting through the Corps of Engineers, wetlands delineations and/or mitigation and/or determination, along with countless alphabetical agencies and their never-ending regulatory arcana.  The exception to these rules appeared to be the New River Drainage Project, which went out for […]

Deadline today without Ascension Sewer deal. What next?

Today is the deadline to execute a Construction and Operating Agreement between Ascension Sewer, LLC and the parish.  On May 26 the conglomerate’s Jeff Baudier addressed a letter to ACUD#2 and Ascension Parish Negotiating Committee which included the following: Termination: The parties will make best faith efforts to obtain expedited Parish Council approval of a mutually-acceptable C&O Agreement.  […]

Buyout of last property on Silverleaf is a done deal

Yesterday finalized a lengthy, arduous process of purchasing every parcel of property on Silverleaf Street, the epicenter of repetitive flood loss in the City of Gonzales.  Certain of the property owners had resided on the flooding prone street for three decades, plus.  The buyout program, funded through the US Department of Agriculture, was prompted by […]