Edmonston: Covid early treatment protocol must include ivermectin

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) in conjunction with the Governor’s Office issued a memorandum stating that all pharmacy claims for Ivermectin under Medicaid cannot be filled for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. Representatives Beryl Amedee-R (Houma), Kathy Edmonston-R (Gonzales), Valerie Hodges-R (Denham Springs and Dodie Horton-R (Haughton) sent a letter to Dr. Courtney […]

Gonzales Council approves Chapelwood Estates to settle lawsuit

On Monday a 3-2 vote of Gonzales’ City Council approved the 28-lot preliminary plat of Chapelwood Estates in settlement of the lawsuit filed by attorney (and Ascension Parish Planning Commission Chairman), Matthew Pryor on behalf of developer, AP Gonzales, LLC.  Denied by a 3-1 vote of this same body on March 22, which followed an […]

Citizen’s “smoking gun” exposes Lawler’s “bum deal” with Willow Lake residents

Willow Lake Subdivision’s lakes continue to suffer intrusion of silt from Oak Grove Townhomes‘ development to the north.  A regrettable situation which should never have occurred…and would not have if Dantin Bruce Development, LLC was a better corporate neighbor and Willow Lakes’ elected representative had not engineered its plat approval.  Councilman Aaron Lawler was called […]

Commissioner Ken Firmin changes vote to approve (once denied) Delaune Estates

What has changed since Antebellum Pointe subdivision was denied by a 4-3 vote of Ascension’s Planning Commission on March 11, 2020?  Enough to garner approval of the re-branded Delaune Estates, the same 237 lots planned west of Hwy 73, south of White Road in Prairieville.  A roomful of residents went home unhappy on Wednesday when the one-vote denial […]

Dempsey Lambert promised answers at Monday’s EA Drainage meeting…he lied

Without a quorum Monday night, East Ascension Drainage District had to allow the people their say, and it was another raucous, testy 90 minutes for five council members to endure.  They came for answers withheld on June 28 when a 6-4 vote was cast to strip Parish President Clint Cointment of his authority over East […]

Bill Roux: “Drainage should be a department…under the Parish President”

Bill Roux was brought on to head up Ascension Parish’s Department of Public Works by his friend, and newly-inaugurated President Harold Marchand in 2000.  With the position came the responsibility to oversee East Ascension Drainage works pursuant to a longstanding Intergovernmental Agreement whereby the District contracted for services from the parish, paying a 4% fee for […]

Lawler’s version of events means someone is NOT telling the truth

NOTE:  EA Drainage’s Vice Chairman, Chase Melancon claims to have known nothing about the effort to oust President Clint Cointment as de facto Drainage Director while Councilman Aaron Lawler claims to have been working on it for 3.5 years.  Someone is not telling the truth.  Lawler’s social media post from yesterday: Professionals, not Politicians. Drainage […]

A tough night for Melancon as Commission holds firm on Riverton and Buzzard Roost

“If you actually watch the (March 9, 2016) meeting it’s not confusing at all,” assured Planning Commissioner Aaron Chaisson about Riverton Subdivision’s 780-lot preliminary plat approval.  “I don’t know why we’re even discussing it.” Riverton’s developer, the Grady Melancon-owned SLC, LLC, was still negotiating with the parish on the morning of the plat’s consideration five years ago, ultimately […]

Residents support only one option for Windermere Crossing…don’t build it

50 neighboring residents braved the elements on Monday to voice their concerns and frustrations that Windermere Crossing, a 103-lot subdivision, will be constructed in the northwest corner of the intersection of Roddy and Cannon Roads.  The meeting, at St. Mark’s Church Activity Center, included Ascension’s Planning Director and Chief Administrative Officer, along with three members of the […]

Cointment vetoes Council’s approval of Delaune Estates

Dear Ascension Parish Residents: On April 15, 2021 Ascension’s Parish Council emerged from Executive Session to approve Delaune Estates’ (formerly Antebellum Pointe) subdivision preliminary plat.  The 6-5 vote was cast settle the lawsuit entitled Delaune v. Ascension Parish Planning Commission, et al. Suit No. 129,606 in the 23rd Judicial District Court.  After due consideration I […]