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 […]

Citing COVID-19, JBE calls for scaled down Special Legislative Session

Gov. Edwards released the following statement on the Legislature’s call for a second special session this year: “At a time when our state is dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency, hurricanes, and one severe weather event after another, I am concerned that the Legislature has again called themselves into a month-long session with an agenda […]

Main Street Recovery has $170 million to help Louisiana small businesses

State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced the Main Street Recovery Program has obligated $170 million in grants to small businesses with a week remaining before the program reaches the halfway mark. The number of applications submitted daily increased after changes were made to the Quick Relief option. Applicants now can receive up to $15,000 through […]

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 […]

APG operating budget increased 40% during Matassa’s tenure as Parish President

From the end of Tommy Martinez’ final term as parish president (2015) through the end of Kenny Matassa’s only term (2019) Ascension Parish Government’s (APG) annual operating costs increased by 40%.  That is according to the Audit Report delivered to the Parish Council on Thursday by Faulk & Winkler which provided the graph above. Just over […]

Main Street Recovery awards $40 Million to Minority/Woman/Veteran-owned businesses

State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced the Main Street Recovery Program reached its goal of awarding $40 million to businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans a week ahead of schedule. The legislation creating the Main Street Recovery Program set a deadline of Sept. 25 for awarding $40 million to minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. […]

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 […]

Ascension Sewer and Parish Administration see different futures for Hillaryville

As Ascension Sewer unveils its plans to bring a modern regional sewer system to the parish, its vision for the site of the existing Hillaryville treatment plant is notably different from the one the parish presented in its Clean Waterways Ascension plan published here in May. The parish’s plan would expand the Hillaryville plant to treat […]

Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna sworn in as President for LCCA

Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna was recently selected by her fellow Clerks of Court as President of the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association Board of Directors.  She was sworn in by 23rd JDC Judge Jason Verdigets at an installation banquet held recently in Baton Rouge.  Bridget has been employed by the Ascension Parish […]