Pettit calls out Cagnolatti over veto vote; latest Quality Engineering contract

I find this unbelievable. Truth is stranger than fiction. The engineering company that is one of the main contributors to the destruction of OUR quality of life and health, safety, and welfare, is being put forward to look out for OUR BEST INTERESTS?!?!? E.A. Drainage Commission agenda for June 10, 2019: (8) Contract request for […]

APSO seeking information regarding homicide

On Saturday morning, June 8, deputies were dispatched to a residence on North Robert Wilson Road in Gonzales in reference to a male subject who had been shot. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, when deputies arrived on scene they located 37-year-old Kenneth Brown in the driveway of his residence seated in his vehicle where he […]

How long will developers be allowed to pump silt into parish waterways?

Recent revelations that Ascension Parish violated the federal Clean Water Act culminated in the hiring of Malcolm Sayes to oversee Stormwater Management, intended to regulate runoff from construction sites reaching the parish’s already impaired waterways.  Among the worst offenders, Brookstone Subdivision, was cited during Thursday’s council debate over the 3′ max fill ordinance successfully vetoed by President […]

The Left, Liberals, white guilt and race hustling.

By: Claston A. Bernard One trend most liberals and race hustlers will never allude to, was that the rise of the Civil Rights movement coincided with the decline in racial prejudice which threatened the Southern grip on Jim Crow. This is not to trivialize the Civil Rights movement or the sacrifices many made in their […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of May 30-June 6

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of May 30-June 6: May 30 arrests: Brian O’Connor, 49, 426 Cedarwood Dr, Mandeville was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Shane Grigsby, 45, 8103 Fitzgerald, Denham Springs was charged w/ Distribution or PWITD Methamphetamine, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Possession of Schedule I-CDS, […]

Matassa presents check to Team of Dreams

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was pleased to present a check of financial support to the Team of Dreams group, which aims to build Ascension Parish’s first all abilities baseball field. “It is my honor to be able to help this group accomplish this very worthwhile and needed project,” said Matassa. “I also want to […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre signs agreement to bring narcotics K-9 unit back to Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre recently signed an agreement with US K9 Unlimited to restore the use of K-9 units in Ascension Parish, beginning as soon as January 2020.  APSO operated a K9 unit until 1996 US K9 Unlimited offers police dog handler programs for law enforcement in the proper handling and maintenance of working […]

Marvin Braud pumps to be activated, high tides and rainfall expected

From Parish Drainage Department: Marvin Braud Station will be activated today elevations will be drawn down due to high tides and expected rainfall.  The station will be manned through the night and the rest of the rain event.  If the Parish does not get the brunt of the rain bands the station will be opened […]

Bill Dawson assesses his time on Parish Council

Recently we asked District 2 Councilman Bill Dawson:  1) How would you characterize Bill Dawson’s 3.5 years on the council (of what are you most proud, any regrets, etc)?; 2) What do you hope to accomplish in the future?  His reply, in its entirety is below. Regarding the three and one-half years that I have spent […]

Council agenda includes vote to override Veto of Fill Ordinance (6/6)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL June 6, 2019 – 6:00 PM (Donaldsonville) AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Certificate of Recognition – Lester Lerch (6) Parish President’s Report: (7) Council Committee Reports: a. Finance Committee […]