LeBlanc Special Services Center dances for a cause virtual 2020

Employees from LeBlanc Special Services Center submitted a dance video to support The Arc of East Ascension’s virtual fundraiser, Dancing For A Cause. The video features supervisor Terri Tate alongside special education coordinators: Shirley Grimes, Mary Laginess, Noelle Graham, Kim Richardson and Danielle Louque. The video is a 45- second clip of the women dancing […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 3-9

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 3-9: September 3 arrests; Joseph Smith, Jr., 59, 110 Oak Ridge Ave-D, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Deontae Perkins, 19, 403 Gaudet Dr, Vinton was charged w/ DWI-1st Offense, Distribution or PWITD Schedule IV-CDS, and Hit and Run Driving; Elizabeth Pablo, 42, 10474 Acy Rd-31A, […]

Tureau versus Bridges for Division D judgeship

On November 3 voters in the three-parish (Ascension, Assumption and St. James) 23rd Judicial District will decide two seats on the bench.  The Division d contest features Steven Tureau against Christopher Bridges.  What separates the candidates; what do they want you to know about them?  Here’s what the respective candidates included in their campaign literature. […]

Martin versus Chaisson for District B judgeship

On November 3 voters in the three-parish (Ascension, Assumption and St. James) 23rd Judicial District will decide two seats on the bench.  The Division B contest features Cody Martin against Aaron Chaisson.  What separates the candidates; what do they want you to know about them?  Here’s what the respective candidates included in their campaign literature. Cody Martin touts […]

P & Z to consider 60-townhome development at junction of Hwy 44/42 (Wednesday)

JOINT PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING September 9, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call to Order (2) Roll Call of Members (3) Minutes a. Acceptance of the Minutes of the August 12, 2020 Meeting (4) Introduction of Staff (5) Chairman’s Comments (6) Public Hearing to Recommend Approval or Denial to the Parish […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 26-September 3

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 26-September 3: August 26 arrests: Corey Simpson, 26, 10707 Industriplex, Baton Rouge was charged w/ DWI-1st Offense; Dontre’ Green, 29, 104 Oak Ridge Ave, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Home Invasion, Domestic Abuse Battery, Resisting an Officer, and arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Quentin Weills, 32, […]

Two councilmen seek dismissal of Sorrento suit against EA Drainage (can’t even schedule Executive Session)

Sorrento’s Council agenda on Monday included Executive Session-Discussion of Litigation; Town of Sorrento vs East Ascension Drainage District.  It never happened because two of the four members present voted against having the closed door meeting.  So, what is the status of the litigation initiated by Mayor Mike Lambert? The contentious relationship between the Town of Sorrento […]

Sorrento Councilman Chris Guidry: Huge shout out to Ascension Drainage Department

Chris Guidry was elected to Sorrento’s Town Council in a Special Election held on October 12, 2019.  Like others before him, Guidry was motivated to serve because of persistent, frustrating drainage issues long bedeviling the town with no relief in sight.  He is determined to find solutions, committed to a cooperative relationship with Ascension Parish […]

Rehabilitation over incarceration; DA Babin announces first Narcotics Diversion grads

District Attorney Ricky Babin is pleased to announce the graduation of eight adult defendants from the 23rd Judicial District Attorney Narcotics Diversion Program. These individuals were recognized for their successful completion of the program which was implemented in 2019 to target the needs of non-violent individuals who suffer from drug addiction. This program is funded […]

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 […]