Duplication of Benefits update

Washington, DC –Yesterday, Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is giving authority to the state to begin issuing Duplication of Benefits checks. “This is news that many of you have been waiting on for a long time,” said Graves.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has given the Louisiana […]

Dr. Vickie Auguste, a real educator for BESE District 6

Let’s stop electing NON-EDUCATORS to education boards. My name is Dr. Vickie Tolliver Auguste and I am running to represent District 6 on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, commonly referred to as BESE, the highest school board in the state. As the administrative body for Louisiana public elementary and secondary schools, BESE has […]

Edmonston supporter makes case against opponents for District 88 House seat

Dear Editor: The right to vote is a sacred trust.  Complacency in voting reflects poorly on the state of our society.  But those who do vote should make every effort to cast their vote with full knowledge of whom they are entrusting. If you live in House District 88 like I do, the choice is […]

Meet Ralph Abraham in Sorrento (Thursday)

The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee will be hosting a meet and greet for candidate for Governor, Congressman Ralph Abraham, this coming Thursday, October 10th at the Sorrento Coffee House, 6490 Hwy 22, in Sorrento from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. No ticket will be required for entry.  You can register for the event at […]

“The amount of dirt is ridiculous” (Highland Trace subdivision)

Last night we received the text message above.  Highland Trace subdivision is a 60-lot development approved by a unanimous Ascension Parish Planning Commission in September 2018 along with a nearby 102-lot Lake at West Creek, another subdivision being developed by Ross Berthelot. Both were approved with the understanding that no certificate of occupancy can be issued unless/until proposed […]

Todd Lambert: A Voice for the People

The campaign push card proclaims that Todd Lambert  is “A Voice for the People,” listing nine declarations to depict his candidacy for reelection to District 9’s seat on Ascension Parish Council.  Among nine statements by the candidate are five policy positions susceptible to analysis and assessment for accuracy. Oppose Unnecessary Spending Lambert’s reputation as the […]

Kathy Edmonston on 2nd Amendment’s role and her “A-rating” from NRA,

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  This is not referring to those who like to hunt using firearms in Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise! Keeping and bearing arms was placed in the Constitution with the backdrop of the British government’s attempt […]

BESE candidate Greg Spiers: “Remove politics…let teachers teach”

This week signals the start of early voting in Louisiana’s primary election, and people are turning out in droves to cast their vote for the candidates that promise change in a state that is at the bottom of nearly every education and economic category.  Greg Spiers is running for the Board of Elementary and Secondary […]

Assessor Mert Smiley donates to new All Abilities Field

With four baseball fields and seventeen leagues in the parish, there is still the absence of one very special field and league that would make accommodating all the children of Ascension complete.  Leadership Ascension’s 2018 -2019 group project, the Team of Dreams Special Needs Baseball Facility is in progress to fill that void. Leadership Ascension […]

Corey Orgeron has mastered the art of buffoonery

Corey Orgeron has perfected the art of buffoonery.  Dozens of fanciful, wholly unsubstantiated claims having already been made, Orgeron’s latest absurdity is his masterpiece. Corey Orgeron The stage is set for a large steering committee to research then manage $1.2 Billion in recovery money to address the watershed problems exposed in the 2016 floods. As […]