Sheriff’s Scholarship Program underway

Sheriff Bobby Webre announced that the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where […]

DA Ricky Babin addresses Young Men of Character

Last week District Attorney Ricky Babin addressed Young Men of Character at Gonzales Primary School… Explaining the functions of his office, Babin engaged the students in an open discussion “on the importance of good decision making, hard work, integrity, and honesty.”

Gonzales Garden Club/Health Unit tree planting ceremony

An old Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the second best time is now. With that in mind, President Clint Cointment joined Gonzales city officials and the Gonzales Garden Club at a tree planting ceremony in front of the Ascension Parish Health Unit. As it has […]

25th Anniversary of Louisiana Young Heroes (LPB seeking nominations)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of the Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students as Louisiana Young Heroes in 2020. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary […]

LPB seeking independent short films from Louisiana filmakers

Submitted films nominated will be featured in the 2020 PBS Online Film Festival Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful stories from filmmakers across the country […]

The ARC of EA has Mardi Gras beads for sale

The Arc of East Ascension now has Mardi Gras Beads for sale. For more information call   225-621-2005 or  e-mail

Donaldsonville High develops new athletic logos

Donaldsonville, La. — Donaldsonville High School (DHS) announces the creation of new athletic logos for the Tigers. DHS and Ascension Public Schools worked with Torch Creative to design custom, professional logos unique to the school. “Donaldsonville High School has a rich and proud history. We are thankful for this partnership with Torch Creative that allowed us to […]

Ascension Livestock Show, 4H event at Lamar Dixon next week

Gonzales, La.  The Ascension Parish 4-H and FFA hosts its annual Livestock Show at Lamar Dixon on Jan. 17th & 18th.  On January 17th in barn 8, the livestock show kicks off with the 12th Annual Stick Horse Rodeo.  Stick Horse Rodeo registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the stick horse rodeo begins promptly at […]

AP Schools announces leadership appointments

Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of school and district leaders. Edith Walker is the district’s new Chief Instructional Director; Dina Davis is the district’s new Director of Middle Schools; Christina Carter is the new Associate Principal of St. Amant High School; and Valerie Hall is the new Assistant Principal of St. Amant High […]

Central MS wins “Solve for Tomorrow” contest and $15,000 in classroom resources

Central Middle School STEM Teacher Michelle Jones (center) in her eighth grade class. Jones worked with sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes for the award-winning contest. Gonzales, La. — Central Middle School (CMS) was named a state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Over 2,000 public schools submitted entries into the competition which were […]