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 […]

APL’s 60th Anniversary Dancing Workshops

From disco fever to the popular dance crazes of today, dances have evolved and changed tremendously throughout the years.  Dancing is as popular today as it was when we twisted and did the swim decades ago.  Many of these dance moves have become iconic and can still be seen at weddings and birthday parties today. […]

Thomas Mayeux running for Constable-2nd Justice Court

After much prayer, I decided to announce my candidacy for Constable for the 2nd Justice Court, Parish of Ascension. I graciously ask for your support throughout my campaign and your vote at the polls on Election Day, November 3, 2020. I would like to thank my family, friends and owners of local businesses, who believe […]

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, […]

Prairieville man arrested on attempted second-degree murder charge

On Thursday, September 17, shortly after 3 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Forest Hills Drive in Prairieville about a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As the investigation continued, it was learned that Ervin LaBostrie, III, […]

Ascension waterways to reopen this morning

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has announced that all Ascension Parish waterways will reopen at 6:00 am Friday, September 18. The reopening will occur jointly with Livingston Parish. The waterways in both parishes had been closed since Wednesday September 16 in anticipation of tidal surges resulting from Hurricane Sally.

Guilty Pleas for the Week of September 7-11

During the week of September 7 – September 11, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Lawrence Coco, 3350 Main St. Darrow, LA., age 57, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 12 months with […]

Lynelle Johnson running for Justice of the Peace-3rd Justice Court

Lynelle Johnson is a conservative Republican businesswoman seeking to unseat the incumbent Justice of the Peace-3rd Justice Court.  Johnson believes her “professional experience and community involvement make me the better choice to serve all the citizens in the jurisdiction.” “Justices of the Peace have to be well-versed in the law but there are so many other services to […]

Council agenda includes “Update” of sewer proposal, no vote scheduled (Thursday)

NOTE:  Ascension Parish Council has yet to make the latest Cooperative Endeavor Agreement proposed by Ascension Sewer/National Water Infrastructure (NWI) available publicly.  If you’d like a copy, email us at and a pdf will be forwarded. REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 17, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) […]

Tim Riley for Gonzales City Council-Division A

Dear City of Gonzales Citizen: Please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Timothy “Tim” Riley, and I am a Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, neighbor, pet owner, community servant, community activist, and candidate in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for City of Gonzales Council, […]