Time to fire Lawler’s law firm and collect Orgeron’s debt to Ascension taxpayers

Part-time District 4 Parish Council member Corey Orgeron, who is paid a full-time salary, owes Ascension’s taxpayers $9,896.10 pursuant to a final judgment signed by Judge Tess Stromberg on March 10.  The court set the amount, “taxing” Orgeron with “attorney’s fees and costs” after dismissing his spurious lawsuit against Parish President Clint Cointment seven months […]

Recognizing one of APSO’s finest

Please allow us a moment to brag on one of our outstanding deputies. Deputy First Class D’wanya Black quickly responded to a small child who managed to lock himself in a hot car. DFC Black assisted the parents with rescuing little Theo before he became overheated. DFC Black remained on the scene for a while […]

11 graduate from District Attorney’s Narcotics Diversion program

District Attorney Ricky Babin is pleased to announce the graduation of eleven adult defendants from the 23rd Judicial District Attorney Narcotics Diversion Program between May 2nd and May 5th, 2022. These individuals were recognized for their successful completion of the program which was implemented in 2019 to target the needs of non-violent individuals who suffer […]

Lawler explains EA Drainage discussion of municipal standards, and threat to cease drainage works

This morning we posed a series of questions to Councilman Aaron Lawler and three of his colleagues who sponsored a discussion during Monday’s EA Drainage meeting about: f. Discussion of requiring all municipalities on the Eastbank to have development drainage standards that are at least equal to Parish standards under possibility of cessation of drainage […]

Ascension Parish to build $250,000 tutoring center in Donaldsonville

Ascension Parish Government and Sheriff Bobby Webre have entered into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement, subject to Council approval, to establish a tutoring center in Donaldsonville.  It is an adjunct to the existing agreement to “facilitate the establishment of an early childhood development campus” on APSO’s property at 1200 St. Patrick St, formerly West Ascension Elementary.  According to the […]

Effect of new district lines on Ascension’s State House representatives

House Bill 14 of the 2022 First Extraordinary Session of Louisiana’s legislature redraws the state’s House of Representatives district lines effective March 9 (after the period for gubernatorial approval/veto expired without Governor John Bel Edwards signature).  Four of those districts include parts of Ascension Parish; District 81 (represented by current Speaker of the House Clay […]

23 years later, the Vessel family remembers those cherished loved ones lost

23 years ago this week tragedy visited a family in the City of Gonzales, and every one of its citizens when Shon Miller, Sr. murdered four people at a local church.  As dark a day as any in local history, the victims were Miller’s wife and 2-year old son, and his mother-in-law. Senseless horror which […]

Joel Robert alone in opposing resolution putting Roux to work

On November 8, 2021 a 6-2 vote of East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 (EA Drainage) approved a Consulting Agreement with William Roux, the erstwhile Director of Public Works who left the parish’s employ in 2017 after a 17-year tenure.  Now, EA Drainage and President Clint Cointment’s administration have to find something for him […]

What would the “Ideal Candidate” for AP’s first Drainage Director look like

East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 (EA Drainage) approved a 12-month addendum to its existing agreement with Ascension Parish Government on October 18, 2021 which, among other things, secured President Clint Cointment’s oversight of all things drainage on the east bank.  The addendum also obligated Cointment to “contract and work with” an (unidentified […]

Phase 1 of Shadows at Manchac pond fix approved, Board to consider adding subdivisions

The first actionable item of newly-elected EA Drainage Chairman Chase Melancon’s tenure, a unanimous vote approved public funding to fix the dry retention pond serving (or not) Shadows at Manchac subdivision.  The panel, minus former Chairman Dempsey Lambert and Prairieville’s Councilman Corey Orgeron who were absent, adopted the first phase of a two-phased remedy presented by […]