Louisiana hits record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Today, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Louisiana both hit records, the Louisiana Department of Health and Governor Edwards both urge individuals in Louisiana to take immediate precautions for their own and others’ safety. The Louisiana Department of Health announces 6,797 new COVID-19 cases reported to the state since July 26, 2021 – the second […]

APSO: Halting visitation at Parish Jail due to COVID

Out an abundance of caution we will be halting visitation at the Ascension Parish Jail until further notice as a Covid-19 safety precaution.

City Council rezones 119 acres of Edenborne to Industrial

On Monday Gonzales’ City Council voted to rezone two parcels of property along Edenborne Parkway, at long last realizing some of the promise going back a decade-and-a-half when the area was anticipated to be the next economic engine for the city.  The financial crisis of 2008, dubious actions by a certain New Orleans bank, any […]

4-week Loving Life Workshop begins today at Wag Center

re you wanting to make a positive change in your life but don’t know where to start? Consider joining us for a four-week workshop starting next Tuesday, July 27 at the Wag Center in Donaldsonville. Sessions will discuss emotional feelings, grieving, and how to deal with life situations in a healthy way. All ages are […]

AP Library offering “back to school” workshops (8/14)

Are you looking for ways to help your students with the new school year? On Saturday, August 14, Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales will be conducting two workshops focusing on free online library resources that are perfect for homework help and curriculum planning. These workshops—designed for parents, caretakers, and educators—will give you step-by-step introductions to […]

West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection project set to break ground

Today, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system. The project will provide 100-year hurricane and storm surge protection to 60,000 Louisianans in St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes. […]

Three Planning Commission appointments expire in 2023…their voting records

No member has enjoyed a longer continuous term on Ascension’s Planning Commission than current chairman, Matthew Pryor.  This month marked his seventh full year, having first been appointed on July 9, 2014 when he voted to approve two residential subdivision preliminary plats (Manchac Shadows/Oakland Crossing and The Grove at Henderson Bayou) and 180 lots.  There would be […]

APL workshop: Unemployment Compensation and Workers Rights (8/10)

Have you lost your job or had your income reduced due to COVID-19? Are you confused about your rights under the new federal COVID relief bill? Do you have questions about other workers’ rights issues like unpaid wage claims? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Southeast Louisiana Legal Services attorney […]

Henry Rd at AP Hwy 930 to Close for Construction

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works announced today that the intersection of Ascension Parish Road 930 and Henry Road will be closed until further notice, effective immediately. This closure is to aid the contractor in quicker completion of the construction of the roundabout at this intersection while school is closed. The roundabout… will not be […]

Four Planning Commission appointments due before moratorium expires

As a nine-month moratorium on subdivision of property went into effect on July 15, Ascension’s 7-member Planning Commission is reduced by the resignation of Robert Hodgson.  By the moratorium’s expiration (April 15), three more members’ terms will have expired.  If the Parish Council (the real culprit for rampant residential subdivision development while public perception views […]