BR woman arrested after brawl led to shooting at Prairieville gas station; more arrest pending.

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Raneshia Pointer, 21, of Baton Rouge in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Prairieville, which left one person injured. Raneshia Pointer is charged with principal to attempted second degree murder, principal to illegal use of weapons, two-counts of principal to […]

50 Years Later: Governor signs formal apology to Southern students killed during protest

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the tragic deaths of Southern University students Denver Smith and Leonard Brown and the nine student leaders who were banned from entering the campus of Southern University as a result of what happened on November 16, 1972, Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a formal letter of apology to the students […]

Robert prevails over Lawler…again

The Louisiana Board of Ethics has wrapped up its “confidential investigation” of a 2021 agreement between Ascension Parish and Councilman Joel Robert’s family-owned company.  Pursuant to the deal Ascension Parish briefly deposited “surplus excavated materials” from the New River dredging project onto property owned by Robert’s family.  No ethical violations were cited. On June 23, […]

Grand Old Party has to do better

NOTE:  Pelican Post’s first (and probably last) caption writing contest.  Submit entries via the comment section and/or Facebook page.  We’ll start: Maybe it is time to defund the police. Laughing Academy IV: Citizens on Patrol Badges?  We don’t need no stinking badges. They do know the election is not for Chief of Poli..oh, nevermind. “You’re […]

Results of Senator Eddie Lambert’s 2022 Legislative Survey

District 18 State Senator Eddie Lambert recently tabulated the results of his 2022 Legislative Survey.  Consisting of nine questions, the survey is intended to gauge constituent preferences preparatory to next year’s legislative session.  2023’s Regular Session will mark the final year in Lambert’s penultimate term in the Senate, assuming his reelection to a third and […]

New perspectives on “red dust storm” nuisance for Hwy 44 residents

As Councilman Joel Robert’s Strategic Planning Committee has taken up the issue of “red dust” bedeviling his constituents along the Hwy 44 corridor south of Interstate 10, consider two perspectives.  Viewed from the air (courtesy of our friend Teri Lynn Lambert) At ground level (image at top) there is no escaping the “red dust storm” […]

No music allowed on floats/vehicles at Gonzales Christmas Parade

From the Jambalaya Festival Association: In the coming days in preparation JFA will be sharing information about our 2022 Christmas parade. The Executive Committee is in charge of setting the rules and regulations about our parade. One of the changes to the 2022 parade will be in regards to music on floats. THERE WILL BE […]

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 […]

Orgeron censured for “disrespectful behavior” to public

Thursday’s meeting of Ascension’s Council saw an agenda item added by unanimous vote to publicly censure Councilman Corey Orgeron who absented himself from the proceedings rather than face the music and take his medicine.  The public censure, a response to Orgeron’s disgraceful actions at Monday’s EA Drainage meeting, comes as little surprise.  What took so […]