Ascension Republican Women Christmas/Installation Luncheon

Eddie Rispone was the keynote speaker at the Ascension Republican Women Christmas/Installation Luncheon on December 19th at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales. His topic was workforce development and education.  In addition, Wanda Aizpurua, Louisiana Federation of Republican Women President, installed the ARW 2020 Officers.  Miss Hannah Gautreau, a student at East Ascension High, sang Christmas Carols at the […]

Cointment proclaims LSU Week in Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has proclaimed January 13 through 17 as LSU Week in Ascension Parish, and encouraged all parish employees to wear LSU apparel all week long in celebration of the Tigers’ monumental and historic win in the National Championship football game. “If there is one thing that unites everyone in Ascension, it’s […]

Blanchard Braud named Gonzales’ Outstanding Citizen of 2019

Blanchard Braud has been named Gonzales’ Outstanding Citizen of 2019.  The City Council adopted a proclamation at Monday’s early morning meeting (rescheduled from the normal 5:30 pm start time to accommodate a certain football game in the Louisiana Superdome this evening) in recognition of Braud’s years of service to the city. “Most recently Blanchard has done great work […]

Artsplosion! prespents “My Best Self” spring and summer camps

This year, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents two Artsplosion! Camps for youth enrolled in grades 3 – 8. The first will be held April 13-17th 2020 and the second will be held July 27-31st 2020. Both camps will be located at 427 Laurel Street, and will have Before & After Care options […]

LPB presents live coverage of Governor’s inauguration

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will present live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards and other statewide elected officials being sworn into office on Monday, January 13 on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol* in Baton Rouge. Coverage begins at 11AM and will be hosted by Beth Courtney, LPB President & CEO, and Andre’ Moreau and […]

Finding Your Voice in America art exhibit opens Friday

Finding Your Voice in America Today, a bold new art exhibition featuring 40 artists from around the country giving voice to a variety of viewpoints and timely topics will open with a reception Friday, January 10, 2010, from 5-9pm at Kelwood Contemporary Art, 8202 Kelwood Avenue in Baton Rouge. The exhibit will feature Gallery Talks […]

AP Fire District #1 donates air compressor to Donaldsonville Fire Department

A special donation to the Donaldsonville Fire Department from Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1 occurred today, stated Fire Dist. #1 Chairman James E. LeBlanc. This is a $35,000.00 investment for the City of Donaldsonville and the entire West Bank of Ascension Parish, stated Chairman LeBlanc. “Building Partnerships in Ascension for our fire service is an […]

APSO seeking information in Donaldsonville shooting

APSO seeking information in Donaldsonville shooting that left one in critical condition According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, shortly after midnight, Jan. 1, deputies were dispatched to the area of St. Patrick Street in Donaldsonville in reference to a shooting. As the investigation continued, it was learned that the victim and his wife arrived back home […]

How long was the fix in for Bernhard’s sewer plan? Casso email from January 19 tells tale

At the end of every year we clean out the contents of two computers, discarding all those items compiled just in case we might have had occasion to fit them within some article.  At the end of our yearly ritual we chanced upon the following, received in 250-page response to a records request in March: […]

UPDATE: More arrests in D’ville dogfighting case

UPDATE:  All remaining suspects have been arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail  (Blake Chatman, Kenneth Miller, and Michael Williams). This case is still under investigation and more arrests may be pending. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, on Friday, December 20, deputies responded to a call regarding dog fighting at a residence on CyBean […]