APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 11-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 11-18: July 11 arrests: Warren Arnold, 30, 33647 N Walker Rd, Livingston was charged w/ Theft, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Chase Falcon, 28, 215 St. Patrick St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Parole Violation; Talen Gray, 18, 14306 Brentwood Ct, Gonzales was charged w/ Violations of […]

American Legion Poker Run to fund new location [Saturday]

Post 81 of the American Legion Veterans Organization located in Gonzales/Ascension Parish is hosting a fundraiser Saturday. This will be the 2nd Annual event of its kind, and we need support. Some of you may know that the former location that Post 81 called home for many, many years was left uninhabitable by the great […]

Dutchtown/LSU grad recovering after horrific head-on collision; Visit Nick Harper’s Healing Community to help

I’m a teacher/athletic trainer at Dutchtown High for 18 years. Nick is a Dutchtown High graduate and recent LSU graduate in Electrical Engineering. On his way home 4 weeks ago another driver came directly into his lane and hit him head on. Crash was on Hwy 621. He is currently in the Baton Rouge Rehab […]

Ari Latino named Honorary Sheriff for July

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre awarded Ari Latino, who garnered the attention of thousands of viewers locally and nationally for interpreting in Ascension Parish during Tropical Storm Barry, Honorary Sheriff for the month of July. “Ari is the definition of inspiration,” said Sheriff Webre. “He opened the eyes of a lot of people in Ascension […]

Profile: Councilwoman Teri Casso

District 8’s Teri Casso is the second woman to serve on Ascension’s Parish Council, the first to assume the chair after seven years wielding the gavel over the powerful Finance Committee.  Preaching “efficiencies in parish government” all the while, Casso’s former committee was nothing more than a clearinghouse to rubber-stamp every expenditure concocted by two […]

Thursday Council agenda includes “ban on use of fill” with Matassa legal fees on Consent Agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL July 18, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE (Gonzales) (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Certificates of Achievement – Eagle Scout Noah Holmes, Eagle Scout Jack Jones, and Eagle Scout […]

Matassa explains absence from Ascension during declared emergency

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa on Monday praised the efforts of government employees for their actions in dealing with Hurricane Barry this past weekend. President Matassa will return Tuesday from a conference he attended in Las Vegas late last week that lasted through the weekend. “Everything was in place with our emergency response […]

What was Kenny up to as Ascension sweated out Hurricane Barry?

Fortune smiled on Ascension, Hurricane/Tropical Storm Barry bypassing the parish for the most part.  How did Lady Luck treat the absentee parish president?

Profile: Councilman Aaron Lawler

Aaron Lawler first came to our attention as a private citizen who was one of Better Recreation NOW!’s most ardent proponents in 2014.  Voters handily rejected a 5-mill property tax in support of the bold initiative, but Lawler carried that pro-recreation ardor and propensity for big ideas into his first term as District 7’s council representative.  Among […]

Conservative businessman Brandon Trosclair announces candidacy for House District 88 Seat

On Wednesday, local businessman Brandon Trosclair announced that he will be running for State Representative in District 88, the seat that represents portions of Gonzales, Prairieville, Sorrento and St. Amant. The House District 88 seat is currently held by State Representative Johnny Berthelot, who announced on Monday he will not be seeking re-election. “I’ve lived […]