Paltry $500 pay raise for teachers; JBE should ‘go big, or go home’

February 21, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) You’d think Gov. John Bel Edwards would be a little better at reading the tea leaves. After all, it was Louisiana’s teachers who first pushed him over the top to win the governor’s election over David Vitter in 2015. And the teachers again provided needed support when he […]

Weekly Wino recommends a new Cabernet

  In the fall of 2000, Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a friend’s Napa Valley vineyard without a specific plan for the grapes. All they knew at the time was it was great fruit from a trusted friend. They asked their winemaker, Charles Hendricks, to have […]

DA: Up to 2100 criminal cases could be affected by Assumption Parish deputy’s allegations

The 23rd Judicial District Court presides over three parishes; Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.  Made public earlier today, allegations from an Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputy accused Judge Jessie LeBlanc of sending racially inflammatory text messages, after claiming a longstanding extramarital affair between the two of them.  Given the racially charged nature of the texts, “every […]

Celebrate Freedom at Jambalaya Park (3/28)

CELEBRATE FREEDOM at Jambalaya Park (1015 Cornerview St. Gonzales) on Saturday, March 28 from 2 PM – 7 PM. For the entire family. Free food, children’s entertainment, face painting, prizes & more. Live band and testimonies of freedom from addictions. Hosted by Christ Healing Community, Teen Challenge, and The Most Excellent Way Recovery Group. For […]

BR newspaper burns anti-immigration AG Jeff Landry for using Mexican workers: his brother cries foul

February 18, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) You gotta love it when someone gets burned for their hypocrisy, tries to jump out in front of the story, and that effort falls flat. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who rails against illegal immigration and sanctuary cities, has the proverbial egg all over his face and his […]

City of Gonzales Beautification Project catalyst for parish initiative

At the beginning of 2018, Mayor Barney Arceneaux decided to institute a new program aimed at creating a greener, more beautiful Gonzales. Certain amounts of time each week would be set aside, and the entire Department of Public Works team would devote those hours to cleaning up the area. The program caught on, and now, […]

Unique Exhibition for Teaching Artists and Educators

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is seeking visual & performance pieces for an exhibition entitled “Artists in the Classroom – a celebration of Arts Educators.” Teaching Artists and Arts Educators in the Greater Baton Rouge area are invited to submit visual and performances pieces to be included in the exhibition. Those interested may […]

Sheriff Webre promotes Gerald Whealton to captain

Congratulations to Gerald Whealton who was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Bobby Webre yesterday. Captain Whealton supervises the Investigative Support Unit.

APSO seeking information on hit and run that left one dead in Donaldsonville

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies responded to the area of West 10th Street and Walton Street in Donaldsonville shortly before midnight Friday night in reference to a hit and run. When deputies arrived on scene they located a 51-year-old victim who sustained major injuries. The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital but […]

Secretary of State announces the Small Business Protection Act

I am pleased to inform you of a new law enacted to protect Louisiana’s small businesses. The Small Business Protection Act, Act 204 of the 2019 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session, creates a database of existing and proposed legislation that may impact a small business and makes the information available through our website. Small Business owners […]