Governor calls Special Session to address Insurance Incentive Fund

On Sunday Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for the Louisiana Legislature to convene an extraordinary session to appropriate funds to the Insure Louisiana Incentive Fund, a fund created in the 2022 legislative session with the goal of attracting more insurance companies to Louisiana. The special session will convene at noon on Monday, January 30th and […]

Ascension Parish Schools is looking for Substitute Bus Drivers

APSB will conduct a FREE pre-service class for anyone interested in becoming a certified substitute bus driver. Attendance is required on all listed dates. Masks will be optional. THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE WILL BE FOLLOWED: DATE: February 1-3, & 6-10 2023 PLACE: APSB Distribution Center; 932 West Orice Roth, Gonzales, LA 70737 TIME: 5:00 P.M. – […]

DFAC seeking sponsors, nominations (packets included)

Dancing For A Cause is in its 14th season, and The Arc of East Ascension needs your help! Dancing For A Cause is a vital fundraising event for The Arc of East Ascension. All funds raised benefit The Arc of East Ascension, which is a non-profit organization that provides vital needs to individuals with intellectual […]

AP Board of Adjustments meeting agenda (Wednesday)

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING January 25, 2023 – 6:00 PM607 East Worthey St, Gonzales, LouisianaCouncil Chambers – 1st Floor AGENDA (1) Called to Order(2) Roll Call of Members(3) Election of Chairman & Vice-Chairman for 2023(4) Public Comments(5) Acceptance of Minutes a. Acceptance of Minutes of the December 29, 2022 Meeting (6) Acceptance of Written Decisions […]

Anboran Fairytales author visits Galvez Library (Registration Required)

Hear from author Ronnie Anderson as he talks about his Anboran fairytales on Saturday, January 28, at the Galvez library at 11:00 am. Anderson, who grew up in Baton Rouge, says that when he searched for fairytales for his daughters, he was shocked that none had people of color in them. So, he created Anboran […]

AP School Board recognized by Parish Government

January is School Board Appreciation Month in Ascension Parish per proclamation issued at Thursday’s meeting of the Parish Council. We want to thank the Ascension Parish Council and Parish President Clint Cointment for recognizing the Ascension Parish School Board for their commitment to providing the students of Ascension with a strong education!  

New Pelican Poll: Which current Parish Council member deserves to be voted out?

With a new Council District map having been approved, 11 seats will be up for grabs on Election Day: October 23, 2023.  Certain of the current membership having indicated they will not seek reelection, we anticipate that between five and eight current members will not be re-seated on Inauguration Day in the first week of […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 12-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of January 12-19: January 12 arrests: Michael North, Jr., 37, 806 Oak St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Disturbing the Peace, Simple Assault, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Justin Storks, 19, 41208 New Orleans Dr, Sorrento was charged w/ Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms; Tynea Gray, 24, 17950 […]

Gonzales Council to introduce budget measure for PACE Center manager

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023, AT 5:30 P.M., AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of Guest: (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest present. Minutes of a Public Hearing of the Mayor and City Council taken January […]

APSO Detectives arrest three suspects in Dutchtown shooting incident

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre detectives have arrested Brandon Ellis of Darrow, Armarius Williams of Darrow, and Marques Gipson of Geismar in relation to a shooting incident that occurred the morning of Thursday, January 19 at a location on Hwy 74 near Old Jefferson. Their charges are as follows: Brandon Ellis, 27: Attempted 2nd Degree […]