In Loving Memory of Mary Gwen Villnerve Stevens

Mary Gwen Villnerve Stevens 79, passed away November 27, 2019, in St. Amant with all her family around her. She worked at the Pants Factory and Neese, until she left to be a full time Maw Maw. She is preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Leonise Rodrigue Villneuve. She is also processed in […]

Holiday Theft Prevention tips from Sheriff Bobby Webre

There are simple measures to protect your home and property. Unfortunately, there are some among us without the holiday spirit.  Package-thieving porch pirates are criminals of opportunity; don’t give them one. The same goes for car and home burglars.  There are simple steps you can take to avoid their notice. Don’t let your guard down […]

Shadowy sewer negotiations the fault of Chairwoman Casso

The time for modern sewer in Ascension Parish has come.-Councilman Daniel “Doc” Satterlee (December 8, 2015) Those words were spoken during a Special Meeting of the Parish Council to consider Ascension Environmental, the Public Private Partnership proposed by GSA Consulting Engineers and a consortium of companies supposed to deliver the goods, i.e. sanitary sewer for east bank […]

Corey Orgeron is the voice of reason (we stand corrected)

NOTE:  We were just directed to Councilman Aaron Lawler’s social media page where he posted the agenda for a Special Meeting of the Parish Council on Tuesday, December 3.  That’s when the body, six (out of 11) of whom will not be around in January, will consider the largest capital expenditure in Ascension’s history. Approval […]

Age limit to participate in Disability Savings Program should be raised

For five years now, the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program has been helping the parents of individuals with disabilities save money without being penalized or losing benefits and services. ABLE was initially designed to help families with children who had disabilities to bridge the gap between insurance, benefit programs, and personal savings. […]

Ascension Sewer: Why the rush (and who’s pushing it)

A cursory review of the latest draft of the proposed contract between Ascension Sewer, LLC and the parish reveals numerous changes to the Construction and Operating Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (“the Agreement”) since the Parish Council Utilities Committee last met.  That is a good thing since the first draft was so one-sided in favor of Ascension Sewer that the parish’s continued […]

Pretrial intervention programs are unregulated cash cows for DAs

November 23, 2019 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Pre-trial intervention (PTI) programs, in theory at least, are designed to give those charged with a first offense—such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), for example—to keep the conviction off their record by participating in a program of community service or a series of classroom sessions, usually extended over […]

LPB’s “In the Blind” explores duck hunting culture and coastal conservation

This December, Louisiana Public Broadcasting will release In the Blind, a powerful new documentary that traces the unique traditions and rich culture of waterfowl hunting in Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise and explores the sport’s relevance in a global conservation effort to preserve and restore waterfowl populations, migratory flyways and fragile habitat of this imperiled region. In the Blind transports […]

Cointment’s (29) points of concern with Ascension Sewer agreement

Ascension Parish/Ascension Sewer Construction and Operating CEA NOTE: Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment presented 22 “points of concern” during the Parish Council’s consideration of the CEA above on Thursday.  Given more time and information Cointment has added seven more items.  All 29 “points of concern” can be reviewed below. Because of severe time limitations on the […]

AG applauds state high court for affirming “non-unanimous jury verdicts”

BATON ROUGE, LA- Earlier today, the Louisiana Supreme Court reaffirmed its power and duty to serve as the final authority on declarations of unconstitutionality in our state. In State of Louisiana v. Hodge, the Court declared non-unanimous jury verdicts constitutional. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement upon release of the Court’s opinion. “We are pleased that […]