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 […]

Get your order in for 4-H Sweet Potato and Pecan

Ascension 4-H is accepting orders for its annual Sweet Potato and Pecan fundraiser until October 30.

Gonzales Middle School students participate in Duke TIP

Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the TIP program. Only students scoring in the 95th percentile or better on standardized tests qualify.  Participants are then invited to take the above-grade […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre in a landslide

Sheriff Bobby Webre won two elections on Saturday, one to finish former Ascension Sheriff Jeff Wiley’s unexpired term and the other to decide who will serve the next four years beginning in June 2020.  And it was not close as 26,113 voters (72%) cast their ballot for Webre. One challenger, Byron Hill, waged an aggressive but unfunded […]

Council candidate Joel Robert addresses Opioid Crisis

On February 7 President Kenny Matassa declared “a big need in Ascension Parish for some type of detox facility for our people…Everybody knows about the opioid epidemic.”  Some know better than others.  Candidate for Parish Council Joel Robert, who came by his intimate knowledge of opioid addiction the hard way, applauds Matassa’s efforts. Under discussion […]

EAHS earns national award for Athletic Training Program

East Ascension (EA) High School Athletic Trainer Rene Ponsaa (center) teaches student athletic trainers how to properly wrap a wrist. EA won the Safe Sports School award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Gonzales, La. — East Ascension High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for […]

Dr. Vickie Auguste, a real educator for BESE District 6

Let’s stop electing NON-EDUCATORS to education boards. My name is Dr. Vickie Tolliver Auguste and I am running to represent District 6 on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, commonly referred to as BESE, the highest school board in the state. As the administrative body for Louisiana public elementary and secondary schools, BESE has […]

Two wanted in grocery robbery

Gonzales, La – On October 9, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the two pictured subjects entered Rouses Market in Gonzales and selected over $800.00 of groceries. While the female subject was checking out at the register… the male subject left the store with a majority of the items, making no attempt to pay for them. The […]

Todd Lambert’s undeniable record of fiscal restraint and responsible development

On October 3, 1996 District 9 Parish Councilman Todd Lambert cast a vote against raising the Parish President’s salary to $65,000; ten months later he opposed a raise for the Parish Council, doing so again on May 3, 2012.  On November 7, 1996 Lambert supported a moratorium on “multi-unit” residential structures, followed by his majority vote […]

Team Captains: 2019 Lady Gator State Champs

St. Amant Gator Fans, please focus your attention to field as tonight, St. Amant Principal Beth Templet, Athletic Director David Oliver and St. Amant Fire Chief & Booster Club President James LeBlanc recognize the 2019 Lady Gator Softball State Softball Champions, as tonight’s team captains. These young ladies bought in early and went to work […]