Nonprofit encourages the community to create fundraising pages

The Arc of East Ascension seeks community participation as it announces that it will be participating in 225 GIVES. 225gives.org is a platform that aims to connect the public to support nonprofit organizations. 225 GIVES recognizes the role that nonprofits play in strengthening the community. Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser set to take […]

Ascension notified to close bars after “exceeding 10% positivity” for two weeks

According to information received from the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, Ascension has met the benchmark required to close and cease all on-premises alcohol consumption in bars effective immediately. “In accordance with the Governor’s proclamation, any parish that opts into Phase Three but subsequently exceeds 10% positivity for two consecutive weeks, bars in […]

Six more graduates of 23rd JDC Narcotics Diversion Program announced

District Attorney Ricky Babin is pleased to announce the graduation of six 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 […]

Wreaths across America (Ascension) taking orders now

The Ascension Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is now taking orders for a wreath to place on the graves of Ascension Parish veterans this Christmas season. The deadline to order a wreath for veteran graves will be November 30, 2020.  This program is part of the nationwide Wreaths Across America program to remember and honor our […]

Stewart versus Lambert in Gonzales Council-Division C runoff

In the race for Gonzales City Council-Division C incumbent Harold Stewart got 32% of the vote in a three-horse race on Tuesday, setting up a December 5 runoff against top vote-getter, Terri Lambert (37%).  The third time was not the charm for William Robinson whose 31% performance marked the third time that Stewart has bested […]

Christie Mayeux wins second term on 2nd Justice Court with comfortable margin

Christie Mayeux won a second term as Justice of the Peace-2nd Justice Court on Tuesday, besting James Landry by 10% while compiling a 3640 vote advantage.  Mayeux won the post in a 2016 Special Election and will enjoy a full six-year term beginning in 2021. Mayeux endured a contest that became contentious in the late stages […]

Sorrento and EA Drainage closing in on roadside ditch maintenance deal

The Town of Sorrento and East Ascension Drainage Commission may be close to an agreement whereby the Commission commits Ascension Parish “to assist with open roadside ditch maintenance in the amount of a minimum of 1.5 miles per year.”  There is a Memorandum of Understanding, unsigned as far as we know, circulating among elected officials […]

Boyle Bayou project being pushed by PLD

Boyle Bayou is not a waterway/drainage artery discussed very often by parish officials, though residents familiar with its course are well aware of its deficiencies. The bayou’s westernmost point is south of Cabela’s Parkway in Gonzales from whence it flows east, under I-10 then Hwy 44/Burnside before linking with Bayou Conway to the south.  Fully […]

Fingers crossed: Hwy 42 construction project completed by March (2021)

Transportation Director Joey Tureau delivered the news at this week’s meeting of Ascension Council’s Transportation Committee: Hwy 42 construction is scheduled for completion in March 2021.  That will make it seven years since Lousiana’s DOTD began “clearing and grubbing” and over $35 million having been expended (not including the millions Ascension spent to install sewer […]

Recall Petition filed against District 81 Representative Clay Schexnayder

According to The Hayride on Friday, a recall petition has been filed against Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder whose District 81 includes Gonzales.  The Hayride claims to have predicted it, writing: “Schexnayder’s effectively blocking the Seabaugh petition to reopen the state’s economy for three months, and then his 10 days of stall tactics on Rep. Mark Wright’s petition, […]