Orgeron’s Simple Battery trial scheduled for Wednesday

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but Corey Orgeron’s day in criminal court is nearly upon him.  The trial for the bedraggled Prairieville councilman’s Simple Battery charge is scheduled for Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Judge Erin Lanoux’s Parish Court where all misdemeanors are adjudicated.  The charge stems from an October 15, 2021 altercation between […]

Ascension GOP Roundtable to focus on Influence of Teachers’ Unions

James Lee, Executive Director of Louisiana Swamp Watch, will be the keynote speaker for the May Ascension GOP Roundtable sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn on Highway 30 in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon – Meeting) […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of May 5-12

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of May 5-12: May 5 arrests: Adarius Joseph, 19, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Resisting an Officer; Jason Krejci, 46, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Jana Rossi, 39, Gonzales was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Antoine Castille, III, 42, Gonzales was […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of May 2-6

During the week of May 2 – May 6, 2022, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Tyvis Williams, 2525 W Orice Roth Rd. Gonzales, LA, age 21, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled […]

Lawler explains EA Drainage discussion of municipal standards, and threat to cease drainage works

This morning we posed a series of questions to Councilman Aaron Lawler and three of his colleagues who sponsored a discussion during Monday’s EA Drainage meeting about: f. Discussion of requiring all municipalities on the Eastbank to have development drainage standards that are at least equal to Parish standards under possibility of cessation of drainage […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 25-29

During the week of April 25 – April 29, 2022, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: James Green, 1118 Hwy 30 Gonzales, LA, age 29, pled guilty to Aggravated Battery and Simple Burglary. The defendant was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana […]

Lawler now employed by firm responsible for collection of Orgeron’s $9,896 attorney fee obligation

Claiming to have been diagnosed with “long-term COVID” two-and-a-half months ago, part-time Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron apologized to his colleagues “for not being able to stay for the rest of the meeting” on April 27.  It was a Special Meeting called to enact two batches of ordinances, totaling 21 separate pieces of legislation all tied to […]

2023 could see a majority of Ascension’s Council unseated…again

11 members having last stood for election on October 12 (and one runoff election on November 16), 2019, there is one Ascension Parish Council member who is raising significant money in preparation for October 14, 2023.  District 1’s Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas’ campaign pocketed $7,300 according to the report filed on February 9.  The bulk […]

Five new members named to P & Z, Schexnaydre reappointed, Dumas out

When the Parish Council’s Personnel Committee recommended six applicants not named Julio Dumas to fill six open seats on the Planning & Zoning Commission on March 15, two members lobbied for a second vote to rectify the omission.  That hypocrisy (it was, according to multiple sources, Personnel Chairwoman Teri Casso and Council Chairman John Cagnolatti) fueled […]

Effect of new district lines on Ascension’s State House representatives

House Bill 14 of the 2022 First Extraordinary Session of Louisiana’s legislature redraws the state’s House of Representatives district lines effective March 9 (after the period for gubernatorial approval/veto expired without Governor John Bel Edwards signature).  Four of those districts include parts of Ascension Parish; District 81 (represented by current Speaker of the House Clay […]