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 […]

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 […]

Graves on Bayou Manchac Drainage, another $22 million (for EBR)

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued the following statement after East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced their recommendation to improve drainage along Bayou Manchac at the border of the two parishes. The plan will be introduced to the Baton Rouge Metro Council today. “The 2016 Flood, the […]

AP Taceaux offering delicious spin on traditional taco

AP Taceaux is an exciting new food option for Ascension.  A family-owned local start up specializing in Birria Tacos (rebranded to honor our local culture)… Birria is shredded beef slow simmered in a Mexican stew with blend of Chile peppers. The tortilla is dipped in a special Chile oil and then crisped on the grill with […]

New River dredging to commence in “a couple of weeks”

As currently configured, East Ascension Drainage District awarded “the largest project this body has approved” on Monday when a $3,299,285 bid for New River Channel Improvements was accepted by a unanimous vote.  One of two, Bridging the Gap Solutions’ bid came in $1.5 million lower than Boone Services’ offering to dredge 2.2 miles of New River in furtherance […]

Cointment touts New River pumping station (into the Mississippi), addresses Hwy 74 rumors

Due to the attention the Hwy 74 project has received in the last couple of days, I thought it was important to put out a public statement of what occurred to dispel the rumors. Wednesday evening, the drainage staff was notified by DOTD that water was on the south lane of Hwy 74 and a […]

Edmonston: Covid early treatment protocol must include ivermectin

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) in conjunction with the Governor’s Office issued a memorandum stating that all pharmacy claims for Ivermectin under Medicaid cannot be filled for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. Representatives Beryl Amedee-R (Houma), Kathy Edmonston-R (Gonzales), Valerie Hodges-R (Denham Springs and Dodie Horton-R (Haughton) sent a letter to Dr. Courtney […]

Sunday event for six Recall Petitions (considering the task by the numbers)

Steady traffic through Gonzales Memorial VFW Post 3693, group’s seeking the recall of six Ascension Council members collected signatures and contributions raised through the sale of jambalaya on Sunday.  While none have publicized the number of signatures collected to date, each claimed a steadfast commitment to the effort while conceding the difficulty in compiling the […]

Ascension Parish Department of Memes affecting Parish Council meeting policy

If you think Ascension’s elected officials ignore social media consider that Ascension Parish Council is scheduled to approve a Virtual Meeting Policy.  Included in the new policy is a requirement that “each member must blur their background…in an effort to minimize distractions.”  This has to be in response to the social media page Ascension Parish […]

Latest EA Drainage/council proposal would only waste $49,999 on Bill Roux

With President Clint Cointment’s future authority over East Ascension Drainage up in the air, the Parish Council (doubling as Ex Officio Drainage Board) members who launched the power play against him are scrambling.  Since the debacle that was the EA Drainage Special Meeting of June 28, the power hungry council faction has blinked after a approving four […]