Claston Bernard is featured speaker at November Ascension GOP Roundtable

Claston Bernard, author and Louisiana Director of Blexit , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of urban and minority communities by encouraging youth to seek and take advantage of opportunities in 21st Century America, will be the featured speaker at the November Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will […]

Christie Mayeux wins second term on 2nd Justice Court with comfortable margin

Christie Mayeux won a second term as Justice of the Peace-2nd Justice Court on Tuesday, besting James Landry by 10% while compiling a 3640 vote advantage.  Mayeux won the post in a 2016 Special Election and will enjoy a full six-year term beginning in 2021. Mayeux endured a contest that became contentious in the late stages […]

City of Gonzales confronting more acute drainage issues

Is drainage in the City of Gonzales worsening, especially on Burnside north of Hwy 30?  Those of us who can remember when the city’s main drag was two-lane blacktop know the drainage pipes under the “new” roadway are undersized and Burnside (from Hwy 30, north to Worthey) is frequently overtopped during heavy rains.  It’s always […]

Cointment: Will NOT support sewer agreement without voter approval

“Any deal of this magnitude deserves to be voted on by the people. Anything less will not have my support.” Dear Citizens of Ascension Parish: As many of you are aware, parish government has been negotiating with NWI for almost two years to develop a more efficient way to provide not only sewer, but cleaner […]

Recall Petition filed against District 81 Representative Clay Schexnayder

According to The Hayride on Friday, a recall petition has been filed against Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder whose District 81 includes Gonzales.  The Hayride claims to have predicted it, writing: “Schexnayder’s effectively blocking the Seabaugh petition to reopen the state’s economy for three months, and then his 10 days of stall tactics on Rep. Mark Wright’s petition, […]

Corey Orgeron’s social media meltdown aims accusations at Cointment, denigrates Compton

At least Orgeron concedes that 20′ roads are safer for school buses to travel than 18′ roads. Future one-term council member, the now un-electable Corey Orgeron is not a fan of Pelican Post or our editor (yours truly). Neither is he fond of President Clint Cointment and newly-appointed Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance Ricky […]

Mayor Lambert responds to parish councilman’s plea to drop lawsuit against EA Drainage

After reading Councilman Robert’s opinions posted on the Pelican Post’s website, I feel it is necessary to address his request for the Town of Sorrento to dismiss its lawsuit against the East Ascension Gravity Drainage District No. 1. The District cannot resume projects that have never begun.  That being said, there is nothing preventing the […]

Joel Robert urges Sorrento to dismiss drainage lawsuit, resume projects

Like each of my colleagues on East Ascension Drainage Board, as well as President Clint Cointment’s administration, the news of Sorrento’s legal action against the Board caught me by total surprise.  As Sorrento’s representative on Ascension’s Parish Council, which comes with additional duties as a commissioner on EA Drainage, I would have expected some notice […]

Ascension Sewer responds to non-existent Sewer Committee

Assuming the full council accepts the unanimous recommendation of the body on May 26, an ill-conceived Sewer Committee will be disbanded.  Which did not stop Ascension Sewer’s Jeff Baudier from answering two question he claims were posed to him by said committee (legal counsel insists no such questions were posed while Council Chairwoman Teri Casso […]

Parish President recommends denial of Antebellum Pointe subdivision

Has a sitting Ascension Parish President ever openly advocated that a residential subdivision preliminary plat be denied by the parish’s Planning Commission.  If so, we can find no precedent for Clint Cointment’s letter… reprinted below: Dear Commissioners: Regarding the above referenced preliminary plat to be considered for approval or denial at the March 11, 2020 […]