Construction on KC Road means road closure for three weeks

Construction has begun on KC Road at the bridge between LA 74 and Babin Road. A lane closure will be required today; however, starting Tuesday, August 9, a ROAD CLOSURE will be necessary. NO traffic will be able to pass over the bridge. The road will be closed for the next three weeks. This is […]

Summer Boating Safety Tips from Sheriff Bobby Webre

“The Number One priority for every boater should be safety.  Make sure you are prepared for any even that could take while out on the water.”-Sheriff Bobby Webre. Boat Sober:  Never boat under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.  Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Stay Alert:  Follow all […]

Graves legislation aims to streamline housing assistance post-disaster

U.S. Representatives Garret Graves and Dina Titus introduced legislation – The Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2022 – that would streamline the assistance process and expedite short- and long-term housing solutions for disaster-affected residents, police, and emergency responders. In the aftermath of a hurricane or other disaster, each federal agency and program have separate applications. […]

Photos from Ascension Republican Women’s July event

Sal Perricone, former FBI Special Agent, Federal Prosecutor, Adjunct Professor and author, addressed Ascension Republican Women at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on July 21st at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales. Pictured above (l-r): Rebecca Faulkner, Geri Teasley, Dr. Kathleen Harms, Sal Perricone, Christy Bourgeois, Rhonda Lamendola, and Aggie Canales.  Below (l-r):  Terri White (Congressman Garret Graves), Joyce LaCour (ARW), Sal Perricone, Bonnita […]

Manchac Acres Bridge Update

According to Ascension Parish: There are three concrete pours needed to finish all concrete construction. This will complete the construction of the box culverts, headwalls, and wing walls, replacing the bridge that was in disrepair. Once this is done, the work area can be backfilled, and other drain pipe construction can be completed. The contractor […]

The flawed argument for Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Arguing for adoption of an ordinance allowing Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) inside the City of Gonzales, Chief of Police Sherman Jackson recently bemoaned the lack of traffic patrol personnel sufficient to protect students walking to and from school.  On July 11, when he first pitched ETE to Gonzales’ City Council, Jackson said: “Lots of complaints […]

Mayor and Police Chief continue to support Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Deferred but not dead, Gonzales’ mayor and police chief both expressed support for Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) pursuant to an ordinance introduced during the City Council’s July 11 meeting.  According to a Baton Rouge television station whose camera showed up at City Hall on Monday: The Mayor says he supports the proposal and thinks it will keep […]

Letter: Candidate for Gonzales Police Chief opposes traffic cameras

For anyone who does not know me, I am Stephen Ussery, a retired Gonzales police officer (21 yrs.), who will be a candidate for the upcoming Chief of Police election in November 2024. I attended Monday’s city council meeting to learn about the proposed ordinance for electronic traffic enforcement; basically camera/photo monitored radar enforcement primarily […]

Orgeron’s miserable meeting attendance is a good thing for Ascension

Half the battle is just showing up. (Variously attributed to Stephen Hawking, Woody Allen, and others). Six of Ascension’s 11 council members have a perfect attendance record for the 14 conducted so far in 2022.  District 4’s Corey “No Show” Orgeron is not one of them, having skipped nine meetings while bugging out long before two […]

Orgeron still owes Ascension taxpayers $9,896.10

On March 10 Judge Tess Stromberg signed the judgment “fixing the amount” of attorney’s fees and cost owed by Corey Orgeron to Clint Cointment, ten days shy of seven months after first taxing fees and costs, later determined to be $9,896.10, in open court.  Nothing in the Clerk of Court’s online records indicates that Orgeron […]