Graves to Biden: Put American energy first

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined colleagues in raising strong concerns with the Biden Administration’s flawed policies to use foreign energy sources instead of domestic energy production to offset the skyrocketing gasoline prices Americans are paying at the pump. Recently, the Biden Administration requested the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 […]

La Fête des Bayous Church Festival, October 28-31

Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host its fifth annual La Fête des Bayous festival the weekend of October 28-31, 2021 at 44450 Hwy. 429 St. Amant, LA 70774. La Fête des Bayous kicks off with Family Night featuring Boo with the Badge from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s […]

Public Comment period for K-12 Social Studies Standards extended

The public comment on the revised K-12 social studies standards has been extended. All stakeholders are encouraged to comment on individual standards using the online form throughout the months of October and November. The full draft of standards is available at—draft-louisiana-social-studies-standards.pdf?sfvrsn=51eb6418_2. Questions about how to complete this form? Please read the Public Comment – […]

The Experience of the American Veteran, a 4-Part Series on LPB

Exploring the Veteran Experience Across All Branches of the Service AMERICAN VETERAN, an ambitious initiative that traces the veteran experience through a four-part PBS series, begins Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 PM, on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB).  From the citizen-soldiers who fought in the nation’s earliest conflicts, to the men and women in today’s all-volunteer […]

If character really does count, Orgeron will resign from Parish Council

In the wake of Monday night’s East Ascension Drainage District debacle, another in an established pattern of meltdowns by Corey Orgeron, discussions of the District 4 councilman’s removal from the Governing Authority are being had.  For his part, Orgeron denied that he is contemplating resignation, only “taking a step back from his duties as councilman for […]

Graves tells IRS to stop snooping into bank accounts

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) joined colleagues in working to stop the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from snooping on Americans’ finances while infringing on our constitutional rights. Recently, the Biden Administration issued a proposal requiring banks, credit unions and other financial institutions to share with the IRS information on any account that had transactions […]

The ARC of East Ascension to hold Trunk or Treat on October 28

The ARC of East Ascension is hosting a Drive Thru TRUNK OR TREAT on Thursday, October 28 from 6-8:00 p.m.  Join The ARC at its headquarters, 1122 S East Ascension Complex Blvd (east side of Purpera Road in Gonzales) to support the worthiest of causes. Need info?  Contact Sharon Morris at (225) 955-4683 or (225) […]

Rezone for 115-unit PUD on Gonzales City Council agenda (Monday)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN MONDAY OCTOBER 25, 2021  AT 5:30 P.M AGENDA Public Hearing to consider adoption on the following Ordinance: Ordinance No. 4165:  An Ordinance amending the code of Ordinance Chapter 22.  Zoning, SEC. 22-2.  Zoning Districts. To approve the request of Bearing Point Properties for Sawgrass Village to rezone […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 14-21

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 14-21: October 14 arrests: David Reinhardt, II, 47, 37233 Hwy 621, Prairieville was charged w/ Theft, Bank Fraud, and Forgery; Cameron Thibodeaux, 31, 1585 Hwy 1 S, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Manzie Williams, 23, 14086 Airline Hwy, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic […]

Orgeron censured for “disrespectful behavior” to public

Thursday’s meeting of Ascension’s Council saw an agenda item added by unanimous vote to publicly censure Councilman Corey Orgeron who absented himself from the proceedings rather than face the music and take his medicine.  The public censure, a response to Orgeron’s disgraceful actions at Monday’s EA Drainage meeting, comes as little surprise.  What took so […]