Lawler explains vote to settle Delaune Estates lawsuit

NOTE:  In the wake of his vote to “settle the lawsuit” filed by the Delaune family after denial of Antebellum Pointe subdivision (subsequently rebranded, Delaune Estates) Councilman Aaron Lawler took to social media to explain. Why did I vote to settle the lawsuit with the Delaune family? The first time I voted no because the traffic study confirmed […]

$216 Million for state Road and Infrastructure (none earmarked for Ascension)

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Louisiana Legislature today to announce that, as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, the state of Louisiana has received approximately $216 million to be allocated for road and infrastructure projects throughout the state. This […]

APSO partners with DEA for Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Drug Take Back day is scheduled for this Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations: District 2 substation, located at 13200 Airline Highway, Gonzales and at Donaldsonville City Hall, 609 Railroad Avenue. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications, partially used, unwanted or expired, at our collection site […]

The City of Gonzales Cares, on Earth Day and Every Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd and the City of Gonzales encourages all of our residents to join in and do their part, not just on Earth Day but every day!  The City of Gonzales has launched several environmental improvement initiatives that are ongoing. Reduce Our Footprint – The Mayor’s mandatory weekly trash pickup removed 851 bags (2018), 2,155 […]

Louisiana Tutoring lauded as National Model

Louisiana’s high-quality tutoring strategy is featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) newest school reopening guidance. ED uses the Louisiana Department of Education’s Accelerate initiative as a national example of how states can support school systems to address unfinished learning. “It’s reaffirming to see the work we’re doing in Louisiana called out as a strategy schools […]

Ascension Parish asking residents to report water in homes

Ascension Parish Government is asking residents to report any incidents of storm water entering homes after the recent heavy rains. The information will be compiled and catalogued by the Floodplain Management and Stormwater departments to keep accurate records in the Parish. The request is for information on homes and businesses only, and not for sheds, […]

Another letter on Delaune Estates praises five council members, criticizes six

I would like to commend the following 5 Ascension Parish Councilmen who voted at the April 15th meeting in support of responsible growth when they voted against settling the Delaune Estates lawsuit filed against our parish. They are: Michael Mason, Chase Melancon, Joel Robert, Travis Turner and Dal Waguespack. Equally important is for citizens to […]

Fit Kids Webinar to help families/educators better understand childhood obesity

Louisiana Fit Kids webinar scheduled for April 21 at 1:30 p.m. The Louisiana Department of Education and LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are helping educators and families better understand childhood obesity. Louisiana Fit Kids, a partnership between the Department and the research center, is hosting a webinar for families, teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, child nutrition […]

APL highlights works of local artistry on April 29

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about award-winning local artist and painter Randy La Prairie. Tune in on Thursday, April 29, on the library’s YouTube channel at for a virtual visit with Randy as he shows paintings from his personal collection and shares a work in progress. A native of Baton Rouge, Randy […]

Growing Up Boys: A Class for Preteen Boys (4/24)

Help your son understand the physical and emotional changes he will experience as he goes through puberty. On Saturday, April 24 at 9:00am in Gonzales, join Ascension Parish Library, in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Ascension, for this matter of fact and reassuring discussion about a normal part of growing up. Designed for […]