APL: Fly Tying Workshop with Darrell Crawford

Get ready for the upcoming fishing season by joining local fishing enthusiast Darrell Crawford as he teaches the basics of fly tying during this series of two, three-hour workshops at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Saturday, January 29 and February 5. Both workshops will begin at 9:00am. Crawford has been tying flies for over […]

Personnel to decide fate of subdivision development (whenever Cagnolatti makes assignments)

Having been elected to Ascension Parish Council’s chairmanship on January 6, John Cagnolatti has yet to make assignments to six standing committees (at least he has not made them public).  The argument could be made that the most important appointments will be to Personnel because three vacancies will have to be filled on the seven-member […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of January 6-13

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of January 6-13: January 6 arrests: Xavier Frazier, 34, 6672 Hwy 308, Belle Rose was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Robbery, and Simple Assault; Shaun McClard, 42, 22417 Teal St, Maurepas was arrested  pursuant to a bench warrant; Alexis Moak, 19, 102 N Village Ln, Petal MS was […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 3-7

During the week of January 3 – January 7, 2022, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Olvin Corrales Garcia, 47021 Hwy 22 St. Amant, LA, age 28, pled guilty to Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery and was sentenced to 1 year with the Louisiana […]

Images from Ascension Republican Women’s Installation Luncheon

Ascension Republican Women members visit with Louisiana Federation of Republican Women President, Wanda Aizpurua, at the Ascension Republican Women Christmas/Installation Luncheon at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales on December 16th. Aizpurua installed the 2022 ARW officers.   Photos provided by Joyce LaCour

Lawler attempting ouster of Chase Melancon as council lines redrawn

Ascension Parish Council district lines must be redrawn since the latest decennial census numbers were revealed for 2020.  Slithering snake that he is, Councilman Aaron Lawler is urging colleagues to vote for a new map placing current District 6 Councilman Chase Melancon’s residence in District 2.  Joel Robert is the District 2 incumbent, and a […]

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 […]

Orgeron one absence short of Charter mandated Forfeiture of Office

District 4 (Prairieville) Councilman Corey Orgeron has attended one of the governing authority’s meetings since September 16, 2021.  Had he skipped the one on November 18, Orgeron would have been subject to Ascension Home Rule Charter, Section 4-20 Forfeiture of Office: Whenever any member of the governing authority ceases to be a qualified elector of […]

AP Health Unit partners with Albertsons to give free vaccines

The Ascension Parish Health Unit and Albertson’s have partnered to give ages five and older free vaccines in Ascension. The Pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at the Gonzales Health Unit on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Organizers ask that those planning to attend have the following: Prescription insurance card/Medicaid/etc. […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of December 31-January 5

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of December 31-January 5: December 31 arrests: Aquindice Garrison, 30, 300 W 10th St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Theft, Criminal Trespass, and arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Martin Villeda, 33, 41313 Cannon Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery. January 1 arrests: Kelcey Williams, 35, 605 Sherrill, […]