Don Beto 2 donating 20% of today’s proceeds to CARA’s House

Support CARA’s House and enjoy a wonderful meal at Don Beto 2, today only.

Arcane medical marijuana laws and remarkable story of local man who resists

July 16, 2006 was the last day I got to see my step dad alive.  He was so sick from chemo but he told my mom that he was going to boil crabs for me before I went back to Wyoming.  We boiled crabs and it was one of the best days of my life.  […]

Edmonston Campaign accuses Grigsby affiliate, LABI of “slanderous lies”

On Saturday, October 12th, the voters of Ascension placed me in a run-off election with Brandon Trosclair for the open seat in House District 88. On Sunday, October 20th my campaign was told from someone affiliated with Lane Grigsby/LABI that if we said anything more about Brandon Trosclair’s past felony arrest or attacked him in […]

Ten questions posed to Ascension Sewer; three answers

A few hours before it appeared by the Parish Council Utilities Committee on October 8, we received a press release from Ascension Sewer, LLC touting the economic windfall of its plan.  Hiring Dr. James Richardson, Alumni Professor of Economics and Public Administration at Louisiana State University to make its case, the whole pitch was based on manipulable numbers. […]

La Fete des Bayous 2019 [October 31-November 3]

ST. AMANT, LA – Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its fourth annual La Fête des Bayous festival the weekend of October 31-November 3, 2019 at 44450 Hwy. 429 St. Amant, LA 70774. La Fête des Bayous kicks off on Halloween with Family Night featuring Boo with the Badge from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Members of […]

Painter: “Look the other way (when) five girls under the age of 12” raped

In July 2017 Murphy Painter arranged a multi-day meeting to discuss his pending defamation lawsuit against Louisiana’s Inspector General and others.  Prominent in Painter’s explication was IG Investigator Shane Evans who, Painter asserted, defamed the erstwhile candidate for Ascension Sheriff/current candidate for parish president (Evans was recently dismissed from that ongoing suit, by the way).  […]

Todd Lambert: Reflections on two-decade Council service

In early 1995 I sat down with my family to discuss the possibility of running for Parish Council. My motives were simple. All I wanted was to be able to stand up for the people of our parish and be their voice. I wanted to represent my district and be there to continue to make […]

Murphy Painter’s half-baked blackmail attempt

The morning of August 7, the second day to qualify for October 12’s primary election date, a messenger sent by Murphy Painter arrived at your writer’s house mid-morning. “Murphy asked me to give you this… …and tell you he’d like to meet today,” this mutual friend passed along his message and the thumb drive pictured […]

Ascension Republican Committee endorses Eddie Rispone for Governor

The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee is pleased to announce their endorsement and support for Republican Eddie Rispone in the General Election set for November 16th.   We encourage voters to unite around the candidate who will promote our Republican principles of less government, lower taxes and more freedom for the people of our great State […]

Council candidate Joel Robert addresses Opioid Crisis

On February 7 President Kenny Matassa declared “a big need in Ascension Parish for some type of detox facility for our people…Everybody knows about the opioid epidemic.”  Some know better than others.  Candidate for Parish Council Joel Robert, who came by his intimate knowledge of opioid addiction the hard way, applauds Matassa’s efforts. Under discussion […]