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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ascension collects record amount of hazardous materials

After being postponed and then cancelled last year due to the COVID quarantine, the Ascension Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection event roared back to be a resounding success. A total of 861 cars went through the collection site at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on April 2, more than in previous years. “It confirms to me that […]

Registrar of Voters Shanie M. Bourg reminds voters of absentee ballot deadlines

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, April 20 at 4:30 pm. Requests can be made online by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov and selecting “Request Absentee Ballot,” or in person at the parish registrar of voters office. Voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot may check their absentee ballot status by […]

Ascension Parish waterways to close at noon today

All Ascension Parish waterways and boat launches will close at 12:00 pm today, April 15, due to high water levels caused by recent heavy rains. The closures have been coordinated with Livingston Parish. Parish President Clint Cointment and his administration have been developing guidelines to uniformly address high-water situations. He stated that he and the […]

Hayride publisher addresses Ascension Republican Women

Publisher (The Hayride), author (Animus) and Internet Platform (Speakeasy) founder, Scott McKay, was the keynote speaker at the  March Ascension GOP Roundtable on March 18th at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.   Pictured above, from Left: Sandy Riley, Darrene Miller,  Geri Teasley, Scott McKay, Rhonda Lamendola,Christy Bourgeois and Joyce LaCour From Left: Lynda Paul Hammons, Catherine Zeringue, Scott McKay, Rebecca Faulker and Beth Mays.   Visit […]

Ascension’s new Safety Director cautions against Distracted Driving

Ascension Parish has a new Safety & Security Director in the familiar personage of James LeBlanc.  35 years with St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department, overlapping with his employment at Honeywell, the ubiquitous LeBlanc’s skill set and experience seem perfectly suited to the job.  On Tuesday he appeared before the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee to lead […]

Sustained improvements lead to eased COVID restrictions, mask mandate remains until April 28

Some restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants, will be eased this week following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. Social distancing of six feet will still be required in businesses and Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate remains […]

Norwood Road in Galvez under reconstruction

Ascension Parish DPW has announced that Norwood Road in Galvez will be under reconstruction.  The road is passable, but there will be intermittent lane closures.  Drivers may want to consider alternate routes to avoid the construction. From Tuesday, March 30, through Friday, April 2, the construction will occur between Highway 931 and Henderson Bayou Road.