Edwards orders Statewide Mask Mandate, closes bars to on-premises consumption

On Saturday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19. The Governor also limited indoor social gatherings like wedding receptions, class reunions and parties to 50 total people. With these additional restrictions, Louisiana remains […]

DOTD projects Hwy 42 completion in late December

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment requested a status update from LA DOTD on the long-awaited improvements to Highway 42 in the northern part of the parish. “Highway 42 is a major east-west thoroughfare for us,” said Cointment. “Work has been going on for a long time, and planning has gone on even longer. I wanted […]

West bank councilmen question suspension of work on PUA water system

When a previous Ascension Parish Council approved $5.9 million to purchase the dilapidated (some of its pipes had been in the ground nearly a century) Peoples Water Company there were more than a few critics in the public.  The sale was completed in September of 2016, five months after then Utilities Committee chairman, former Councilman […]

Sewer negotiations at standstill, Cointment should focus on drainage

Six months ago today Parish President Clint Cointment and six new council members were sworn into office for the first time, joining five council incumbents.  As with any new administration there was a settling in period, lengthened in his case when his predecessor denied access to Cointment’s Transition Team.   Half-a-year in and little attention has […]

AP Schools information for 2020-21 School Operations (August 5 return)

Ascension Public Schools provided information to parents about school operations for the new school year through a dedicated section of its website, www.apsb.org/2020-21. “Our schools and district leaders have been working on detailed plans for reopening schools and providing educational services this fall using the Louisiana Department of Education’s guidelines,” said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander. […]

Your Conservative Republican Ticket for ARPEC [Election Day is July 11]

NOTE:  Styling itself “Your Conservative Republican Ticket,” eight candidates for Ascension’s Republican Party Executive Committee (there are a total of 16 seats, five at-large and 11 corresponding to the districts comprising the Parish Council) are running on the platform embodied in the letter below. Dear members of our Ascension Community, Early voting is currently underway […]

Boudreaux announces bid for Reelection to Gonzales City Council

Kirk Boudreaux, Gonzales City Councilman, Division B, proudly announces his candidacy for re-election and humbly requests your support. “Gonzales has so much to be proud of when you look at how we have continued to grow and prosper.  Our quality of life is constantly improving and our City has made great economic progress in spite […]

Cody Martin announces candidacy for Judge

Saying that he has “The necessary wide-ranging legal experience you want and need in a judge,” Cody Martin announced that he is a candidate for the Division B seat as judge in the 23rd Judicial District, comprised of Ascension, Assumption and St James Parishes. The election will fill the position currently held by The Honorable […]

Ernst & Young’s comparative analysis of sewer plans removed from Council agenda

Ascension Parish Council’s Tuesday agenda included a Resolution ­ to retain the firm of Ernst & Young to analyze and compare sewer plans (Chairwoman Teri Casso).  The item had been added after President Clint Cointment challenged “certain council members” for “intentional sabotage (and) manipulating the process in favor” of Bernhard Capital Partners which authored one of […]

As COVID-19 Cases Increase, Louisiana Will Stay in Phase Two

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will stay in Phase Two of reopening, as the number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations have started to rise in several regions across the state. The Governor will extend his Phase Two order for another 28 days, keeping in place occupancy limits and other restrictions. As […]