Krewe of Ascension Mambo hosting inaugural Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe of Ascension Mambo is hosting the first Mardi Gras parade in Gonzales on February 19,2022 at 2p.m. To participate you can pick up registration forms at City Hall in Gonzales.  The parade will follow the same route as the Christmas parade.  Slots are limited. Additional information may be obtained on the Krewe of Ascension […]

RRAAM presents a Jazzy Christmas with Quiana Lynell

Come celebrate with the River Road African American Museum Saturday, December 18, 2021. This dazzling free outdoor concert will take place at the RRAAM’s Jazz Plaza. Please dress warmly. We will be serving delicious gumbo.

End of Year message from School Superintendent David Alexander

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family, On Friday the Louisiana Department of Education released several data pieces connected to statewide district and school performance for the 2020-21 school year. This academic performance data provides us insight into the work we do to support ongoing academic growth for students. It is very important information, and we are […]

Spreading hope this season…become a CASA volunteer

Voice…it’s what so many people have, but don’t realize how impactful it can be. There are many children in our community who have lost their voice, thus losing their hope for a brighter future. There are children in Ascension Parish who have become involved in the Court system at no fault of their own because […]

THE Conservative candidate, Lynelle Johnson for Justice of Peace-3rd Justice Court

Lynelle Johnson is a candidate for Justice of the Peace-3rd Justice Court.  A longtime business owner in Ascension, a Republican for as long as she’s been eligible to vote, Lynelle’s conservative values reflect those widely held by the people living in the district. “I will continue to put those values into practice every day, especially […]

EA Drainage/EBR to enter Bayou Manchac cleaning/snagging agreement

East Ascension Drainage District is scheduled to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with East Baton Rouge Parish on Monday, to jointly clean out Bayou Manchac (actually the governmental entities are contracting with Chem Spray South, Inc. to do it).  On October 13 EBR’s Metro Council adopted a resolution authorizing the CEA “to provide clearing and […]

$49,999 worth of sausage-making (with Roux) is not a pretty sight

“If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.”-The Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismark $50,000…, er, $49,999 worth of sausage being made is not a pretty sight to see, not even when you wrap it in a brand new casing named institutional knowledge.  That was newly-confected terminology adopted by East Ascension Drainage […]

Ascension Drainage announces new Bluff Swamp Project

Officials with East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District #1 Board and Parish President Clint Cointment have announced an agreement on a new project that should help alleviate flooding and facilitate drainage in the Bluff Swamp area. The LA Highway 74 Flood Relief Project will allow high water from the Bluff Swamp to flow through 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 […]

Remembering Darryl “D-La” Lavigne

Any male of a certain age (early to mid-50s) who grew up in East Ascension Parish, playing on the baseball diamonds in the City of Gonzales when Prairieville was aptly named, you will never forget Darryl “D-La” Lavigne.  D-La passed away on Sunday, we hear it was a heart attack, after years of hard living […]