Rotary Club of Greater Ascension sponsors Virtual Food Drive

What a difficult year this has been for so many.  Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us, and we are again reminded of the importance of our mission among the needy of our parish.  As many will soon be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there […]

LSUAgCenter hosting Fall Vegetable Garden Contest

The Ascension Parish LSU AgCenter and the Ascension Parish Master Gardener Association will host a Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults this fall.  Typically held each spring, the contest was postponed this year due to Covid-19.  It is our hope that the contest will encourage gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption and economic […]

Constituents in need of assistance should contact Representative Kathy Edmonston

Kathy Edmonston was an advocate for persons with disabilities long before she became a state representative in District 88.  She began as an advocate helping others in the community who were having difficulty getting help in the school system. Representative Edmonston worked in the Ascension Parish School system for almost twenty-five years helping parents, students […]

Gator Nation mourns the loss of Mr. Richard Waguespack

The Parish of Ascension and the St. Amant Gator Nation is emptier today with the loss of long time Booster Club and St. Amant Gator Supporter Mr. Richard Waguespack, stated St. Amant Gator Booster Club President James E. LeBlanc. Many of you know that Ms. Myrtle passed away on August 31, 2020. Eleven days later, […]

Recall Petition filed against District 81 Representative Clay Schexnayder

According to The Hayride on Friday, a recall petition has been filed against Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder whose District 81 includes Gonzales.  The Hayride claims to have predicted it, writing: “Schexnayder’s effectively blocking the Seabaugh petition to reopen the state’s economy for three months, and then his 10 days of stall tactics on Rep. Mark Wright’s petition, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 10-17: September 10 arrests: Kayler Sanders, 28, 214 D’Ville Village Cir, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and Aggravated Assault w/ Firearm; Jamie Breaux, 36, 41181 Citadel Dr, Sorrento was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Anthony Roper, 21, Address Unknown was charged w/ […]

Parish Council rejects 60-unit condominium SPUD

On September 9 Ascension’s Planning and Zoning Commission 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.”   On Thursday the Parish Council ignored that recommendation, denying the SPUD by an 8-3 vote. Councilman Aaron Lawler, whose District 7 encompasses the subject acreage […]

Superintendent’s latest on Phase 3 transition

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family, We are excited to be able to begin our transition into Phase 3 guidelines for services to students. These guidelines create new opportunities for us to be able to serve larger groups sizes, transport more students, and allow more extra-curricular activities. Many of these guidelines have been recently updated. In […]

Cody Martin on family, legal philosophy and why he’s running for Judge-Division B

The decision to seek elective office is never an easy one, particularly when the office is a judgeship.  Sitting judges tend to go unchallenged as incumbency carries extraordinary weight unmatched by other elective positions.  In the 2020 election cycle two judgeships on the 23rd Judicial District bench opened up; and Cody Martin is seeking the […]

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 […]