Pendarvis annexation bid rejected by 3-2 vote of Gonzales Council

Gonzales’ Council rejected Dempsey Pendarvis’ petition to annex 3.1 acres into the city on Monday in a 3-2 vote which left Mayor Barney Arceneaux and his predecessor, Johnny Berthelot now occupying a seat on the five-member panel, miffed.  It was not Pendarvis’ first attempt to have the subject acreage, located in the southeast corner of […]

Lessons learned from Educating during a Pandemic

The levels of trust among stakeholders is high, school systems have made extensive efforts to support student well-being and broadband access and student engagement remain concerns. That is some of the feedback the Louisiana Department of Education received from over 200 stakeholders from across the state during focus groups conducted recently. “Improving outcomes for all […]

Prairieville Middle School receives Ascension Fund grant

Prairieville Middle School received a grant from the Ascension Fund this year.  Through its generosity PMS was able to purchase Classroom Escape room kits; including digital programs that pair with all grades and subjects taught at our school.  The grant amount, funded by Roland W. Baron Family, $1,000 was awarded to Ms. Michelin Bertin’s classroom. […]

APL: Mental Health Counseling with Louisiana Spirit (Wednesday)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of stress, fear, or anxiety about the uncertainty of COVID-19?  Join the Ascension Parish Library for this informative presentation on how COVID-19 has affected our community via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, at 10:00 AM.  Our presenter, Rosalyn Augustus with Louisiana Spirit at Capital Area Human Services, will provide […]

Plans for new facility not made; Council approves $290,988 to renovate Animal Shelter

On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council approved the lowest of five bids, $290,988.89 from BRP Construction, to renovate the Animal Shelter on Airline Hwy in Sorrento.  On December 8, 2018 voters, by a 353-vote margin in a 16% turnout election, enacted a ten-year, one-mill property tax parish-wide “for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and […]

LDH confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Lamar Dixon wrestling event

The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed an outbreak connected to Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament held at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales on January 15-16, 2021. The Department has received more than 20 reports of athletes, staff and attendees testing positive for COVID-19. Anyone who attended the tournament either day – January 15 or […]

APL: Using Google Search and Maps virtual workshop(Tuesday)

The Ascension Parish Library is partnering with Grow with Google to help our community learn digital skills with a free #GrowWithGoogle virtual workshop, Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps, on Tuesday, January 26, at 1:00 PM. Grab your lunch and join us for this Grow with Google Lunch and Learn session to […]

East Ascension’s Logan Kern wins Louisiana’s Voice of Democracy contest

Congratulations to Logan Kern who was named as the first-place winner in the state of Louisiana for the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars! He now competes in the National competition where he could win up to $30,000 in scholarships. He previously won the local VFW and district area 1st […]

Department advocates Family Engagement to support Childhood Literacy

The parent is a child’s first teacher, and the Louisiana Department of Education is bringing educators and leaders together from across the state to help support that bond. The Department created the Family Literacy Engagement Workgroup to develop a strategic plan focused on improving family communication around literacy. “Families play an essential role in the […]

Claston Bernard for 2nd Congressional District seat: Vote values, not color

Claston A. Bernard is a local author/entrepreneur who qualified for the 2nd Congressional District seat rendered vacant when Cedric Richmond took a job with the Biden administration.  Bernard, one of 15 qualifiers, is a Republican seeking the seat which has been, historically, Democrat.  He is: Jamaican Immigrant LA resident for over 20 years Graduate of Louisiana […]