Strategic Planning Committee meeting agenda (Monday)

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE August 8, 2022 – 5:30 PM Gonzales Courthouse AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment (5) General Business a. Discussion of allocating funds to each district at councilman’s discretion for drainage, roads, and infrastructure per set guidelines. […]

Gauthier Amedee Sharks advance to Championship Round

Gauthier Amedee Baseball has advanced to the Mid-South Regional championship round, beginning today, along with Tupelo (MS) and  Troy (AL).  That is by virtue of the Sharks’ victory over the previously unbeaten Alabama squad on Saturday by a 5-3 score. Luke Conerly (EA) went 6 innings scattering 3 runs & 4 hits while striking out […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of July 28-August 3

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of July 28-August 3: July 28 arrests: Cole Mincks, III, 26, 15275 Hwy 44, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Travis Cargo, 29, 800 Riverview Cir, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a bench, and a fugitive warrant; Derrick Lodge, 39, 1835 Besson Ln, Sunshine was charged w/ […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of July 25-29

During the week of July 25 – July 29, 2022, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Trevon Blunt, 46160 Clouatre Rd. Gonzales, LA, age 22, pled guilty to Attempted Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and was sentenced to 5 years […]

Wade Schexnaydre unveils platform for School Board campaign

My name is Wade Schexnaydre and I want to represent you on the Ascension Parish School Board, District 7A.  My roots run deep in Ascension with generations of family having served our public school system, a system that has undergone spectacular growth to keep pace with the parish’s population explosion over the last two decades.  […]

Latest version of Council Redistricting map unveiled by demographer

Little urgency in redrawing Ascension’s Parish Council district lines required after the 2020 decennial census, the demographer hired to assist in the task apparently took it upon himself to present the latest iteration (see above). District 1 (west bank) seat currently occupied by Alvin “Coach” Thomas District 2 (southeastern corner of map) seat currently occupied […]

Strategic Planning recommends term limits, addresses “another (substance abuse) epidemic”

Councilman Joel Robert is an outside-the-box thinker who is, to the utter disdain of certain colleagues, driving actual policy like they are not.  Most of the air getting sucked out of the Council Chamber by Councilman Aaron Lawler’s incessant anti-Clint Cointment carping, Robert is the member putting forward ideas intended to improve the lot of […]

Drainage/transportation projects ongoing in and around Gonzales

As dredging of New River approaches the western city limits of Gonzales, the former state of that waterway really comes into view.  Consider the photo above (July 12), which is a depiction of the same stretch as shown below… as of June 30 above.  Another image… As of Tuesday the dredging operation had proceeded eastward […]

Drainage Director Review Panel set to vet candidates

On Monday East Ascension Drainage Board appointed Lawrence Callendar and Councilman Dempsey Lambert to the panel created to assess candidates for the inaugural Drainage Directorship.  President Clint Cointment named himself and Public Works Director Ron Savoy to the Drainage Director Review Panel.  The panel was created by the Management Agreement concocted last October to extricate certain […]

$9,896 in attorney fees unpaid, Orgeron appealing his Simple Battery conviction

On May 18 Corey Orgeron was found GUILTY of Simple Battery committed against his former client, Roydall Lumar during an October 15 at his Prairieville law office.  Lumar was also found guilty of Simple Battery against Orgeron after a trial in Ascension Parish Court earlier.  Orgeron is seeking appellate relief to undo the conviction. “I still haven’t […]