The City of Gonzales Cares, on Earth Day and Every Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd and the City of Gonzales encourages all of our residents to join in and do their part, not just on Earth Day but every day!  The City of Gonzales has launched several environmental improvement initiatives that are ongoing. Reduce Our Footprint – The Mayor’s mandatory weekly trash pickup removed 851 bags (2018), 2,155 […]

Ascension Parish asking residents to report water in homes

Ascension Parish Government is asking residents to report any incidents of storm water entering homes after the recent heavy rains. The information will be compiled and catalogued by the Floodplain Management and Stormwater departments to keep accurate records in the Parish. The request is for information on homes and businesses only, and not for sheds, […]

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 […]

Spring Wine Gala returns to Houmas House (4/30)

The Spring Wine Gala has become a favorite among locals and we are so excited to have it return to Houmas House.  Dress up in your Kentucky Derby best and enjoy food, lots of wines and live entertainment on the front lawn of Houmas House.  This outdoor event allows plenty of room for following all […]

Lawler switches sides for 6-5 approval of Delaune Estates (Antebellum Pointe)

Emerging from an Executive Session just under half-an-hour, Ascension’s Parish Council voted to approve the preliminary plat of Delaune Estates (formerly Antebellum Pointe) subdivision on Thursday.  The threadbare 6-5 vote is intended to settle a September 2020 lawsuit filed by the property owners of 86 acres just west of Hwy 73, the proposed site of a 237-lot subdivision denied by […]

Donaldsonville’s Joel Walker earns prestigious national scholarship

Donaldsonville High School Student of the Year and Early College Option student Joel Walker is one of only two Louisiana recipients of the Cooke College Scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Walker will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with his undergraduate education. This year’s recipients were chosen from a pool of more […]

AP Schools honors Lake Elementary Principal Jeremy Muse

Lake Elementary School Principal Jeremy Muse, EdD, is a Semifinalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. This is the sixth time in seven years that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running for the state’s top honor. “We are very grateful that Dr. Muse has received this special recognition for his leadership and service […]

…and NOBODY will be forced onto NWI’s sewer system

Social media angst over the April 24 election to approve a Sewer Conveyance and Franchise Agreement between Ascension Parish and National Water Infrastructure has focused on fears that monthly rates will be exorbitant.  The other consternation-causing faux issue is the wholly unsubstantiated claim that individuals with private MoDAD or septic will be forced onto the system.  The deal does […]

AP Schools Virtual Teacher Fair scheduled for April 21

Ascension Public Schools is hosting a Virtual Teacher Career Fair on April 21st, 2021! Visit to start! Be sure to attach required documents (Praxis scores, certificate, acceptance letter into alternative certification program, and transcripts) when applying. Complete your one-way interview through Principals will invite candidates to a two-way interview online via Please […]

DA Babin recognizes 11 graduates of 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. 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 from drug addiction. This program is funded […]