Amended Parish Council agenda removes fill restriction ordinance (2/21)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL February 21, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Proclamation – Paint the Town Purple b. Certificate of Achievement – Eagle Scout Andrew Poche […]

APL Gonzales branch welcomes author of “The Thibodaux Massacre” on Tuesday

On November 23, 1887, the first formally organized sugar cane labor strike ended in bloody tragedy when white paramilitary groups attacked black sugar cane workers and their families in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  At least 35 were killed, with upwards of 300 killed, wounded, or missing.  The victims were exclusively African-American. On Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 […]

Joseph in for Satterlee as Strategic Planning chair; Fill material on 2/18 agenda

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE February 18, 2019 6:30 PM COURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOM AGENDA (1) Call to order/ Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Period (5) Approval of November 8, 2018 Strategic Planning Minutes (6) Discussion of Limit of Floodplain Management Fill (Melissa Kennedy, HNTB) […]

Two-Day clinic in BR to provide free Dental, Vision, Health Services

  Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 14, 2019) – As part of an ongoing commitment to community health equity, Louisiana Healthcare Connections will sponsor the Baton Rouge Free Clinic to bring free dental, vision and medical services to families and individuals in need. With the theme of “Love Heals,” the event is scheduled for March 15-16, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 31-February 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of January 31-February 7: January 31 arrests: Rhett Wilson, 19, 14970 Lewis Rd, Maurepas was charged w/ 2nd Degree Battery; Leon Autin, 40, 13339 Rue Maison Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Simple Battery; Michael Mitchell, 42, 614 W 5th St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Theft, and arrested pursuant to […]

Special Meeting called by Sorrento Mayor to discuss Flood Prevention ordinance (2/12)

AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, TOWN OF SORRENTO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 6:00 P.M., SORRENTO TOWN HALL Pledge Discussion of Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance A special meeting has been called by the Mayor to discuss the Flood Damage Prevention ordinance.  Joey Tureau with Ascension Parish will be here to discuss the ordinance […]

Veteran’s Park to honor Vietnam Veterans (March 30)

Join us in honoring and welcoming home our Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1100 am.  The event will be held at Ascension Veterans Memorial Park located at 612 S. Irma Blvd in Gonzales. During the 50th Commemorative period of the Vietnam War, we wish to show these veterans how grateful we are of […]

Veterans Blvd in Gonzales to be rerouted during two-week construction

Due to roadway repairs planned for Veteran’s Boulevard near LA 30, the attached traffic control plan will be in place starting February 6th and anticipated completion on February 18th. PLEASE NOTE, traffic will be rerouted, but all maneuvers will be allowed during this road work.

Stirling Properties announces new tenants to Cornerview Plaza retail center

Several months ago KMart, after years of tenancy, vacated the big-box retail store on Airline Hwy in Gonzales.  It left a gaping hole in one of the city’s two vital retail corridors and caused more than a little consternation among city fathers.  Gonzales has experience with big box retailers pulling up stakes and the difficulty […]

Ascension Parish Livestock Show Winners 2019

The Ascension Parish Livestock Show was held January 18th & 19th at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA.  The Parish Livestock Show is the first of a series of youth livestock shows where exhibitors present their animals to be judged.  In addition to the animal judging, 4-H’ers and FFA members can participate in […]