A tough act to follow: Matassa out, four candidates in (including a stunner)

Setting the bar as low as possible for his ultimate successor, President Kenny Matassa did not qualify for reelection as the three-day period came to a close Thursday at 4:30.  Four candidates have entered the race. Former Ascension OHSEP Director Rick Webre pulled the stunner yesterday, joining the contest scheduled for October 12.  Clint Cointment, […]

Relay for Life 2020 kick off August 15

Come and help us kick off our 20th relay birthday planning on Thursday, August 15, 2019 @6:00.  The meeting will be at  Cabela’s in Gonzales (upstairs in the meeting room). All Teams, team captains, and volunteers are welcome.

Smiley, Hanna and Fraiche all reelected without opposition

M.J. “Mert” Smiley (Assessor)… Bridget Hanna (Clerk of Court) and John Fraiche (Coroner) all won reelection to parish-wide offices; each without opposition as Qualifying came to a close at 4:30 this afternoon. Two others, Sheriff and Parish President will be contested my three and four candidates respectively.  We’ll have that story tomorrow.

Profile: Councilman Benny Johnson

In the wake of Ascension Planning Commission’s approval of Jamestown Crossing there was a meeting convened to discuss the viability of a lawsuit enjoining same.  Over 50 frustrated individuals showed up, all but a handful were residents of Benny Johnson’s Council District 11 but only two of them knew who their councilman was.  Johnson was not present […]

Dancing for a Cause rescheduled for August 10

Dancing for a Cause, postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Barry, has been rescheduled for August 10.

UPDATE: Corpse found in Gonzales lot died of “natural cause”

UPDATE: In relation to the previous release sent in this thread, please note that autopsy results are back, and that the cause of death has been deemed to be natural cause.  Identity of deceased was not included in updated press release. At approximately 12:30 p.m., on Friday, August 2, 2019, City of Gonzales Police Officers […]

Q & A with District 7 candidate Kim Christy

We posed a series of questions to District 7 Parish Council candidate, Kim Christy recently.  Three decades with the FBI, after graduating from East Ascension High School, she retired and returned “to the parish that I’ve always called home.” Why are you running for the District 7 Council seat? My desire to run for Parish […]

Cointment qualifies for Parish President’s election

It is an exciting day for me, my family and friends and all of you who’ve supported the Clint Cointment campaign for Ascension Parish President.  We have officially qualified for the October 12 election as our five-year journey approaches the destination.  I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you whose love and […]

GOP Roundtable sees Sheriff Bobby Webre take on challenger, Byron Hill [8/15]

Ascension Parish Sheriff, Bobby Webre, will face off with challenger, Byron Hill, at the August Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon. – Event). Matthew Pryor, Ascension […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 25-August 1

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 25-August 1: July 25 arrests: Erica Harris, 36, 8055 Morganza St, Morganza was charged w/ Disturbing the Peace; Anthony Woerner, 26, 15615 Chickamauga St, Baton Rouge was charged w/ DWI-1st Offense; Tacara Manogin, 21, 1209 Anita St, Gonzales was charged w/ Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Criminal Damage to […]