Kathy Edmonston: Securing funding for Ascension roads is priority

Infrastructure was a hot button issue when Kathy Edmonston, currently a candidate for State Representative in District 88, served on the Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Commission almost fifteen years ago.  Today, “Infrastructure First” is the cry of Ascension parish citizens. One of Kathy’s main priorities as representative of District 88 will be to secure […]

If District 4 parish council election is about issues, the choice is obvious

Of all local elections to be decided on October 12, the District 4 Parish Council contest features the most distinct choices.  Incumbent, Daniel “Doc” Satterlee is often accused of TMI (too much information) and too much analysis while explaining his votes.  That is in keeping with Satterlee’s scientific background where all variables must be accounted […]

Dawson explains absence from meeting about Hwy 44 improvements

I understand there was some “disappointment” that I was not at the meeting Thursday night regarding highway 44.  I did not receive ANY invitation or notice of this meeting.  While on my way to our regular council meeting Thursday night I was talking with Kent about another issue on Donaldson and Kent told me about […]

Little Prairie Baptist Church to host Parish President forum

To whom it may concern, Little Prairie Baptist Church is going to host of forum of a meet and greet, as well as a question and answer session with the candidates for Ascension Parish President.  We have reached out to all candidates. Murphy Painter, Clint Cointment, Ricky Diggs and Rick Webre have committed to participate. […]

UPDATE: Lake at West Creek withdraws Major Revision from Wednesday meeting

NOTE:  Below is candidate for District 11’s seat on the Parish Council, Michael Mason’s argument against a proposed Major Revision of Lake at West Creek.  The developer pulled its request from Wednesday’s Planning Commission agenda. I urge all residents who will be affected to join me at Wednesday’s meeting of the Planning Commission to urge […]

Ricky Compton calls out parish for failure to enforce Development Code

NOTE:  Below is Ricky Compton’s presentation to the Planning Commission on Wednesday.  Compton was fired as Ascension’s Director of Planning and Development in March of 2016. In October of 2013, after many months of hard work, the Parish Council passed a new ordinance for Major Subdivision development.  In exchange for a reduction in lot sizes, […]

Lawler explains post-Recreation meeting “healthy discussion”

Aaron Lawler August 12 at 8:23 PM ·  So what precipitated the healthy discussion after the Recreation Meeting…it goes way back. It starts with a vision I have for each park in Ascension and that is to have all inclusive play equipment at our parks. Just because a child is using a wheel chair or other […]

Matassa still adding payroll, Lawler “in shock and disbelief”

It was revealed at the most recent Recreation Committee meeting (August 8) that two administration types were added to the department in recent weeks.  During Director BJ Romano’s report he presented the information captured above: The Recreation Department would like to welcome and introduce two new members of our staff in Delacey Joseph, our new […]

Several child products recalled

Attorney General Jeff Landry is dedicated to making Louisiana a safer place for all citizens, especially our State’s youth. As part of his efforts to do this, General Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled this Summer. “These recalled products may potentially endanger […]

Councilman-Elect Chase Melancon promises transparency and open dialogue with constituents

As many of you may have heard by now, qualifying for the October 12th ballot closed this past Thursday at 4:30PM without an opponent qualifying to run against me. This means come January 2020 I will be the District 6 Council Representative for Ascension Parish. First off, I want to thank every single person who […]