APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 25-March 4

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 25-March 4: February 25 arrests: Patrick Stevenson, 56, Address Unknown was charged w/ Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden; Lestreonia Rodrigue, 26, 23730 Rail Road Ave, Plaquemine was arrested pursuant to a bench, and 2 fugitive warrants; Kaitlyn Whittington, 28, 41152 CJ Courtney Rd, Gonzales was […]

Major projects mired in litigation, EA Drainage to consider in Executive Session (Monday)

EA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING March 8, 2021 ­ 6:15 PM-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (3) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (4) ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES a. Approval of February 8, 2021 Meeting Mintues (5) Chairman’s Report / Announcements (6) Drainage […]

Ascension moves into Phase 3, loosens restrictions

According to information received from the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, Ascension has met the benchmark to allow bars to increase their occupancy to 50% for inside service. Parish………………………………………Ascension LDH Region……………………………………2 Percent Positivity……………………(02/11-02/17) 4.8 % Percent Positivity……………………(02/18-02/24) 4.3 % “Considering the above, Ascension Parish meets the minimum requirement to move forward with increasing […]

APL’s Mobile Library schedule for March

Ascension Parish Mobile Library is back on the road! Bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other services to a location near you!  Visit our Mobile Library at parks and community centers across the parish.  Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required on board the vehicle. Schedule subject to changes. Contact the […]

Gonzales Planning Commission rejects 28-lot subdivision on Orice Roth Road

On Monday a short-handed Gonzales Planning and Zoning Commission rejected Chapelwood Estates, a 28-lot subdivision proposed for 10.3 acres on Orice Roth Road and adjacent to Gonzales Middle School.  Already denied a request to rezone the subject property to allow for 39 lots, Monday’s plat seemed on its way to approval even as multiple neighboring residents questioned […]

Allocation of Animal Services tax revenue leaves nobody happy

On December 8, 2018 the voters of Ascension Parish, (6,398 of them against 6,045 in opposition) approved a 1-mill, parish-wide annual property tax assessment devoted to an Animal Shelter.  Notwithstanding a commonly-held misconception among ardent supporters, the assessment is not exclusive to a new shelter with expansive language of the ballot initiative envisioning several appropriate expenditures.  […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 18-25

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 18-25: February 18 arrests: Michael Smith, II, 39, 14983 Pride Rd, Port Hudson was charged w/ (2 counts) Violations of Protective Orders; Charles Hawkins, III, 19, 27 Ann Louise St, Harvey was charged w/ Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Manufacture/Distribution/or PWITD Schedule I-CDS; Edward McGary, 59, 41184 […]

Cointment Administration justifies upgrades to current shelter, provides start date for new facility

Recently there have been numerous questions posed about the Administration’s decision to upgrade Ascension’s Animal Shelter. Why spend precious dollars to repair the existing facility when the parish will build a new one when sufficient funding becomes available? The reasons, explained below, are many and acute. In the beginning of 2020 CARA’s House alerted the […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 11-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 11-18: February 11 arrests: Tara Torres, 40, 42078 Devall Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Simple Burglary, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Ashtin Ursin, 19, 41060 Merritt Evans Rd, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Julia Burgess, 26, 30839 Dogwood St, Denham Springs was […]

Upcoming appointments to Planning Commission present Council with clear choices

Each year Ascension’s Parish Council makes appointments to the parish’s Planning Commission, the panel comprised of seven members serving staggered two-year terms.  On February 8 the appointments of Chairman Matthew Pryor, Commissioners Ken Firmin and Richard Carmouche expired (the latter having been seated in October to finish the remainder of former commissioner, Wade Schexnaydre’s term).  […]