Main Street Recovery Program website is live (up to $15,000 in small business grants possible)

State Treasurer John M. Schroder encourages Louisiana business owners to visit the Main Street Recovery Program’s new website,, to find out if they may be eligible for up to $15,000 in grant money. The application process will begin July 28. “In just a few weeks, businesses can start applying for money to help cover […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (7/13)

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY JULY 13, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Roll Call. Presentation of Guest: (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest present. Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes taken June 22, 2020. Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission […]

DOTD projects Hwy 42 completion in late December

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment requested a status update from LA DOTD on the long-awaited improvements to Highway 42 in the northern part of the parish. “Highway 42 is a major east-west thoroughfare for us,” said Cointment. “Work has been going on for a long time, and planning has gone on even longer. I wanted […]

Donaldsonville Council to consider millage rate adjustment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING DONALDSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL July 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (City Hall) The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comments on setting the 2020 millage rates and rolling forward to millage rates not exceeding the maximum authorized rates. AGENDA 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. CALL TO ORDER […]

Geaux Get Tested (for coronavirus) at Lamar-Dixon

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has announced that the Parish is assisting East Baton Rouge in providing a site to test for COVID-19. Lamar Dixon Expo Center at 9039 S St Landry Ave, Gonzales, will again be open to the public in a site that is operated by the Louisiana National Guard and supported by […]

Planning Commission agenda (Wednesday)

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING July 8, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call to Order (2) Roll Call of Members (3) Pledge of Allegiance (4) Introduction of Staff (5) Chairman’s Comments (6) Public Comment on any Agenda Item (7) Staff Report a. Subdivision Status ­ July 2020 (8) Engineering Staff Report (9) Minutes […]

Ascension activates pumps, sandbags available in advance of weather

Ascension Parish officials are notifying everyone to be prepared for heavy rains that are anticipated today and through the week. “I have instructed my staff to activate the Marvin Braud and Sorrento pumping stations” said Parish President Clint Cointment. Cointment also noted that there is potential for flash flooding and urges residents in flood prone […]

Planning Staff recommends DENIAL of Hwy 73 SPUD (Wednesday)

JOINT PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING July 8, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Meeting Called to Order by Chairman (2) Roll Call of Members (3) Minutes a. Acceptance of the Minutes and the Written Decisions of the March 14, 2018 Meeting (4) Chairman’s Comments (5) Public Hearing to Amend the Ascension Parish […]

LPB entries featured in PBS Online Film Festival

The Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival will return for a ninth year on July 13, 2020 and will feature 25 short-form independent film submissions from multiple public media partners and PBS member stations including Louisiana Public Broadcasting. This is the eighth straight year an LPB submitted film has made the national festival. Among those […]

Boudreaux announces bid for Reelection to Gonzales City Council

Kirk Boudreaux, Gonzales City Councilman, Division B, proudly announces his candidacy for re-election and humbly requests your support. “Gonzales has so much to be proud of when you look at how we have continued to grow and prosper.  Our quality of life is constantly improving and our City has made great economic progress in spite […]