Judge Kliebert recused in Matassa reimbursement case

By Order of Recusal filed September 23 Judge Thomas Kliebert bowed out of Kenny Matassa’s suit seeking reimbursement of criminal defense fees incurred to defend a felony bribery charge in 2017-18.  Matassa was acquitted after a two-day bench trial over which Kliebert presided on July 10-11, 2018.  The current litigation was re-allotted to Division D, […]

GOP Roundtable’s new program agenda (Wednesday)

Below is the program that was planned for Wednesday at the Clarion.  The news at 5 p.m. today changed that when it was announced that Parish President candidate, Murphy Painter, dropped out of the November 16th run-off, making Clint Cointment the Ascension Parish President Elect!   Presentations by LA House District 88 candidates, Kathy Edmonston and Brandon Trosclair will take place as […]

Cointment wins Parish President’s election after Painter withdraws

Murphy Painter has withdrawn from the November 16 runoff election for Ascension Parish President.  Clint Cointment will be sworn into office the first week of January.  

Will lame-duck council decide sanitary sewer before year’s end?

With six, possibly seven, new members of Ascension’s Parish Council scheduled to be seated in 11 weeks, a lame-duck president who was ineffectual on his best day, there remains one enormous piece of business to be decided before year’s end…OR NOT.  The Holy Grail of parish government, that elusive piece of vital infrastructure beyond the […]

Scanlan stockpiling Parish Council votes for A Better Ascension’s agenda?

With two runoffs for Ascension Parish governmental offices (Parish President and the District 7 Council seat) scheduled for a November 16, a new money man has emerged to throw his check book around.  John Scanlan, former head of EATEL and Director of the “non-profit” corporation with a purely political agenda, A Better Ascension, contributed more cash than any […]

APSO’s 2nd Annual Father-Daughter Gala (10/26)

  Sheriff Bobby Webre and APSO invites you to attend the 2nd Annual Father-Daughter Gala to benefit IRIS Domestic Violence Center

Honor deceased veterans; support Wreaths across America (November 30 deadline)

The Ascension Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is taking orders for a wreath to place on the graves of veterans this Christmas season. The deadline to order a Wreath for veterans graves will be November 30, 2019.  This program is part of the nationwide Wreaths Across America program to remember and honor our deceased veterans during […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of October 7-11

During the week of October 7 – October 11, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court: Ascension Parish: Keron Landry, 4404 Marchand School Rd. Darrow, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with […]

Bayou Fit Nutrition ribbon cutting in Gonzales

Bayou Fit Nutrition held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 19th at 13375 Highway 73 Geismar, LA 70734. Bayou Fit Nutrition is fast food for healthy people- loaded teas, beauty boosters, pretty proteins and meal replacement shakes are their specialty. They also offer a variety of flavors that are low in carbs and calories! Attending […]

Suspect wanted in robbery of convenience store

Gonzales, LA – On August 19, the pictured subject entered Murphy’s Express on Highway 30, grabbing two cartons of cigarettes from the counter and fleeing the store. The subject did not make any attempt to pay for the items valued at $120.00. Anyone with information in the identifying of the subject is asked to please […]