Compton reinstated, immediately resigned. Explains why.

First off, I want to say Thank You! Thank you to all those that supported me, both publicly and privately; Thank you to all my staff that helped me to succeed for the past 8 years, particularly Lavern Bourgeois who served as my Chief Building Official; and Thank You to Tommy Martinez and the Ascension Parish Council for […]

President Kenny Matassa Announces Top Ten Projects for 2016

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced today that his administration will focus on ten top projects to complete in 2016. “Ascension Parish is a place where getting things done is the real measure of success. The people are ready for action on roads, sewer, drainage, transparency, and a better quality of life. That’s […]

“Don’t blame us”…Planning Commissioner Matt Pryor claims lack of authority.

To hear three Planning Commissioners tell it, they are merely innocent bystanders as more and more subdivision are approved in Ascension Parish.  Three more, adding up to 568 residential lots, were rubber-stamped at their December 9 meeting in Gonzales.  Commissioners Matt Pryor, Gasper Chifici, and Jackie Callender delivered individual monologues just before approving the third. […]

Candidate for Parish President responds to Tommy Martinez, thanking him for service

EDITOR’s NOTE:  Long claiming that he would endorse no candidate to succeed him, Parish President Tommy Martinez accused an unnamed “candidate” of “numerous falsehoods, half truths and outright lies” in a local weekly newspaper advertisement hitting the streets on Thursday.  Martinez has consistently said that, when asked, “I will tell people I’m voting for Kenny […]

Senator Jody Amedee and Ascension legislative delegation announce funding for Edenborne/St. Landry connector

Today, the State Bond Commission approved funding for the Edenborne Connector to help relieve congestion on La. Highway 30 and the La. Hwy 430 and I-10 Interchange, a move applauded by District 18 State Senator Jody Amedee, Representative Eddie Lambert, State Senator Troy Brown, Representative Johnny Berthelot, Representative Ed Price and Representative Clay Schendaydre. “The […]

If you knew sewer, like they know sewer…Martinez concedes defeat on purely public sewer

The realities of Ascension’s push toward parish-wide sewer have set in and certain elected officials, a lame duck parish president among them, have concluded that only a public/private partnership might realize the lofty ambition. Parish President Tommy Martinez told four members of the Utilities Committee as much last Wednesday. And then there is that $60 […]