Christie Mayeux is THE serious candidate in 2nd Justice Court election

Christie Mayeux takes her job, and the duty owed to those who elected her as Justice of the  Peace-2nd Justice Court, seriously.  Drawing on 24 years experience, everything she’s learned is vital to “providing the services my constituents deserve.”  Justices of the Peace enjoy jurisdiction over all manner of legal claims, from issuance of misdemeanor criminal […]

Help AP Schools choose mascot, colors for Prairieville High School

Ascension Public Schools will construct a new high school in Prairieville following voter approval of the Aug. 25, 2020, school construction bond election. This week, the Ascension Parish School Board Strategic Planning Committee recommended the name Prairieville High School, which will go to the full board for final approval on Oct. 6, 2020. The committee […]

Heritage Crossing welcomes Alexander’s Heritage Market to Gonzales

Heritage Crossing is excited to welcome Alexander’s Heritage Market to Gonzales. Lathan, Ryan and Reid Alexander, along with Miles Holley, Sr, will own and operate the new location. Heritage Crossing is Gonzales’ newest mixed-use development encompassing a range of restaurants, shopping, banking and office options, modern residential, and 22 acres of recreational water features with […]

Council resolves to place sale of sewer assets on March 20, 2021 ballot; negotiation ongoing

According to Chairwoman Teri Casso a counterproposal to Ascension Sewer/National Water Infrastructure’s (NWI) August 21 Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) will be made by next Friday.  It was part of a Thursday Council discussion without any action being taken, not with regard to the CEA that is.  At the urging of a momentarily lucid Councilman Corey Orgeron, a unanimous […]

Christie Mayeux seeking reelection as Justice of the Peace-2nd Justice Court

Christie Mayeux is seeking a second term as Justice of the Peace-2nd Justice Court.  Election Day is November 3 with Early Voting scheduled from October 16-27 (pursuant to a three-day extension by Louisiana’s Middle District Court on Wednesday).  From the candidate: “Firstly, I would like to express how thankful I am that you have trusted […]

Lynelle Johnson running for Justice of the Peace-3rd Justice Court

Lynelle Johnson is a conservative Republican businesswoman seeking to unseat the incumbent Justice of the Peace-3rd Justice Court.  Johnson believes her “professional experience and community involvement make me the better choice to serve all the citizens in the jurisdiction.” “Justices of the Peace have to be well-versed in the law but there are so many other services to […]

JBE outlines continued restrictions as Louisiana enters Phase 3

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released details of his proclamation moving Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 to Phase 3. Some businesses will be able to increase their occupancy, and bars may reopen subject to certain restrictions, only in parishes that do not have high incidence of illness and only if local governments choose to opt in. […]

$1 million in ballpark lighting, another $165,000 for gym, skate and dog parks approved by Recreation

Ascension’s newly-ratified Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance, Ricky Compton was on hand at Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council Recreation Committee to update several projects.  The parish’s three most heavily-used (Butch Gore, Stevens and St. Amant) parks will receive $1 million worth of lighting improvements.  Along with increases to the parish’s gym renovation contract and reassembly […]

P & Z Commission recommends approval of 60-condominium SPUD at Hwy 42/44

Ascension’s seven seat Planning/Zoning Commission is down to five as Wade Schexnaydre cast his final vote on Wednesday.  He was in the minority as a 4-2 margin recommended approval of the Small Planned Unit Development (SPUD), The Lakes at Henderson Bayou’s “60 two-story condominium units with approximately 66,120 square footage of building space.”  As with any […]

Subdivision plat pulled as acute drainage issues dominate Gonzales Planning/Zoning meeting

“I never had a problem with flooding before…and I didn’t need flood insurance,” said one long-time resident of Kennedy Heights Subdivision in Gonzales on Tuesday.  Gonzales’ Planning and Zoning Commission which was scheduled to consider two agenda items concerning a proposed subdivision on Orice Roth Rd.  The items were pulled but the public comments flowed […]