APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 16-23

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 16-23: September 16 arrests: Jason Swann, 34, 13500 Burnt Pecan Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Insurance Fraud; Martin Langston, 60, 8026 Walden Rd, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Simple Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, and Battery of Dating Partner; Marcos Mendoza, 24, 15338 Airline Hwy, Prairieville was charged […]

Ascension Council to meet on Thursday (9/30) to approve Kendig Keast contract

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 30, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 607 E. Worthey Road-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Public Comment Sign­ In Period (4) Presentation by Kendig Keast on analysis of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (5) Approval of […]

Gonzales City Council agenda (Monday)

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021  AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of Guests. (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest present. Approve the request of Shunekia Spears with Ascension Alumnae Chapter of Delta […]

Season 9 of LPB’s Art Rocks premieres on Friday (10/1)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will raise the curtain on the ninth season of Art Rocks! The Series on Friday, October 1 at 8:30PM. Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series that spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Each episode includes a feature story about a Louisiana artist or arts organization, highlights current exhibitions around […]

Blindsided by Termination Letter, Melancon still hopeful about doing deal with Cointment

RE: Parish President Termination Letter As it has been reported by many media outlets about the Parish President receiving his 60 day termination letter today from the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District (EA Drainage Commission), I’ll make a comment about it as I continue to receive many calls, text, and emails that I cannot […]

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Ascension

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open for services Thursday, 9/23/2021 at 1 p.m. at the Gonzales Mental Health Center located at 1056 S Nickens Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737. Operating hours will be Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Disaster Recovery Center will be able to help you: Apply for assistance. You […]

Cointment’s statement on termination letter from EA Drainage chairman

President Clint Cointment’s statement on letter notifying him of termination as head of EA Drainage operations from that body’s chairman, Dempsey Lambert: “Today I received an official letter from the Chairman of the East Ascension Drainage Committee, Dempsey Lambert, officially notifying me that in 60 days I will be terminated as administrator of East Ascension […]

Lambert sends 60-day notice of EA Drainage’s intent to void agreement with Ascension Parish

On June 28 six members of East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 voted to void the existing Intergovernmental Agreement with the parish.  Annually self-renewing, and requiring “60 days written notice” before the voidance can take effect, President Clint Cointment and select members of the Parish Council (ten of whom are Ex Officio EA Drainage […]

Ascension unveils website to track storm debris pickup

The Parish’s administration has put together a web site with information regarding storm debris pickup. This will provide details on how debris should be separated, organized, and placed, in order to be serviced. The site also lists specifics on how to dispose of any debris in black garbage bags at Lamar Dixon. Within the website, […]

Treasurers protest Biden’s attempt to peer into Americans’ bank accounts

State Treasurer John M. Schroder joined other state treasurers and state financial officers across the country this week in sending a letter denouncing President Biden’s attempt to pass one of the largest infringements of data privacy in U.S. history. At issue is a proposal in the American Families Plan that would force financial institutions to […]