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Gonzales City Council gives final vote on budget with pay raise, zoning ordinance rewrite

GONZALES – The Gonzales City Council approved a two percent cost of living raise for employees in the 2016-17 fiscal budget to compensate a $50 per month increase on health insurance premiums during its regular meeting Monday. The council also gave its final vote on a complete rewrite of its zoning ordinance to draw in line with the city's new master plan adopted last year. Councilman Neal … [More...]



Latest Business Headlines

2016 Rubicon Invitational Golf Tournament

Rubicon’s annual golf tournament to benefit Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 with a total donation of $99,000. The tournament was hosted at the University Club with … [Read More...]

Agave Blue Tequila and Taco Bar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Agave Blue Tequila and Taco Bar held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, April 27th to celebrate their opening at 17097 Airline Highway, Prairieville. Agave Blue Tequila and Taco Bar was named after the … [Read More...]

Learn How to Fly Smart :Now offering Basic Drone Training

In partnership with DARTdrones, Alliance Safety Council is providing Drone Basic Training that certifies you as a competent user of unmanned aerial vehicles. Come together with other drone enthusiasts to … [Read More...]

The Arc of East Ascension Thanks Westlake

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 volunteers from Westlake painted the interior of The Arc of East Ascension Complex. The Arc of East Ascension located in Gonzales, La. was founded in 1964. The mission of the Arc is … [Read More...]

Anthony Comeaux’s Lemonade Stand!

This is Anthony Comeaux a 5th grade 4.0 student at Gonzales Primary School. He has participated in the Louisiana LemonadeDay program for the past 3 years. This young entrepreneur will be at the Lamendola's … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

All-Metro Boys Soccer team includes Bourgeois, Moyron, Rodriquez, Greer

BATON ROUGE – St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois and Hector Rodriquez, East Ascension's Edgar Moyron and Dutchtown's Hayes Greer were recently selected to the All-Metro Boys Soccer team. Eduin Delcid, a junior … [Read More...]

EA’s Laiche selected All-Metro Girls Soccer Outstanding Player

BATON ROUGE – East Ascension senior forward Blaire Laiche has added Outstanding Player on the All-Metro Girls Soccer team to the list of post-season awards received by the Nicholls State signee. The District … [Read More...]

LHSAA State Tennis tourney includes Division I qualifiers in singles, doubles

MONROE – The Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Tennis Tournament for Division I wrapped up earlier this week at the University of Louisiana Monroe's Heard Stadium and included several qualifiers … [Read More...]

Ascension Catholic cruises by Beekman in first round of Class 1A baseball playoffs

DONALDSONVILLE – No. 3 seed Ascension Catholic made quick work of 29th seeded Beekman Monday in a 19-1 five-inning mercy-rule LHSAA Class 1A first round victory at the South Louisiana State Fairgrounds' LaLa … [Read More...]

St. Amant upsets Sam Houston in Class 5A first round baseball playoff

MOSS BLUFF – No. 24 seeded St. Amant used the pitching of ace Blayne Enlow and took advantage of six unearned runs in the fourth inning to knock off ninth seed Sam Houston 10-3 Tuesday in the first round of the … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

Lakeside Primary hosts first ever RAIN-Deer Run

On April 16 the Lakeside Primary PE Department hosted its first ever fun run called the RAIN-Deer Run (The school mascot is the BUCK) and sponsored by the New York Road Runners (NYC Marathon) Mighty Miler's … [Read More...]

35th Annual St. Amant Gator Extravaganza

GATOR Fans and Supporters, On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the SAHS Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their 35th annual Extravaganza. It will begin with a social at 6:00 pm followed by dinner, drawings, and … [Read More...]

St. Amant High School DECA Chapter

This past week St. Amant High Schools’ DECA Chapter attended the DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee. On Saturday, April 23rd Louisiana DECA state officers … [Read More...]

Duplessis Primary School Master Teacher will be Recognized at a White House event

Duplessis Primary School master teacher Shaneka Burnett will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a May 3, 2016, event at the White House recognizing the National Teacher of the Year, State Teachers of the Year … [Read More...]

Spanish Lake Principal is a Semifinalist for Principal of the Year

  Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon is a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year. This is the third year in a row that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Study says dairy fat could lower risk of diabetes

A recent study published in the journalCirculation suggests that dairy fats may guard against Type 2 diabetes. While the study does not show cause and effect, there are several reasons why full-fat milk, yogurt … [Read More...]

Fried Chicken Chimichanga with Pico de Gallo Recipe

In celebration of the fast approaching Cinco De Mayo, what better way to commemorate the date than a delicious recipe. Authentic flour tortillas stuffed with shredded rotisserie chicken, sautéed onions, and … [Read More...]

Leaf gall cropping up on camellias, azaleas in Louisiana

As the summer growing season gets into full swing, pathogens that cause plant diseases also are cropping up. Extended periods of cool, wet weather during spring have led to several plant diseases in … [Read More...]

Festival Makeup and Fashion Must-Haves

It is quickly becoming Summer in South Louisiana, at least by temperature standards, and I have a few makeup and fashion items that will have you looking great for festival season. The 2016 Red Stick Food Fest, … [Read More...]

Keep landscapes safe for kids

Small children require careful attention outdoors As the weather warms up, kids and adults alike begin to spend more time outside. I think it is wonderful to get kids interested in gardening. Give them a … [Read More...]

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Latest Political Headlines

Work to Begin Soon on US 61/I-10 Ramp to Sorrento

According to District 18 State Senator Eddie Lambert, work will soon begin to repair the US 61 north bound access ramp to I-10 west bound near Sorrento. The ramp has been closed since October, when a … [Read More...]

Louisiana needs more common sense

Dear friends, Common sense is really lacking in government these days. A state agency turned down the generous offer of a George Rodrigue Blue Dog sculpture for the University Medical Center in New … [Read More...]

New Orleans Mayor and Obama White House Likely Violated Federal Law in Lack of Immigration Enforcement

Following a Louisiana House Judiciary Committee hearing in which several people testified the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) forced New Orleans into enacting sanctuary policies, Louisiana Attorney General … [Read More...]

Delegate Selection is subject for Pachyderms of GBR meeting

Jason Dore, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, will be the featured speaker at the April Pachyderms of GBR meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Frank’s … [Read More...]

Representative Berthelot was selected as 2016 Legislator of The Year

Representative John A. "Johnny" Berthelot, District 88,  was selected as 2016 Legislator of The Year by the Louisiana Council on Aging Director’s Association. Presented at the annual LACOADA Legislative … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines

Town of Sorrento Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council

Regular meeting of the mayor and council will be held in the town of Sorrento Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, at 6:00pm. This meeting will be at the Sorrento town hall in Sorrento, Louisiana. Agenda 1.     … [Read More...]

Shanna Forrestall of LA Film Resources to Host a “Social Media Strategy for Key Talent” Workshop

With modern actors, musicians and performers increasingly reliant on social media strategy to make it simple for decision makers in film, television and music to “discover” them for future projects, social … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish School Board Meetings Proposed Agendas

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING   A public hearing will be held as follows: DATE:                    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 TIME:                    6:30 PM PLACE:                  1100 … [Read More...]

President Kenny Matassa Hosts National Day of Prayer Event

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa will host the 7th Annual National Day of Prayer Event at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Thursday, May 5th. Across the United States, communities will gather in … [Read More...]

Ascension Parish Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Agenda

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016 6:00 PM 828 S. Irma Blvd, 2nd Floor, Gonzales, La                                                          AGENDA (1)Call to Order/Invocation and Pledge (2)Roll Call (3)Public Comment … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Stop Food Stamp Abuse

Too many people in Louisiana are on food stamps. Every politician in Baton Rouge knows it, but few are willing to say it. Let me be clear. I'm not talking about our oilfield families who have faced layoffs … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Appalled at the recent letters supporting convicted murderer

Dear Editor,          I am appalled at the recent letters to the editor published by The Creole in support of convicted murderer Jarret McCasland. The family's plea for justice is the same attitude … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor: Justice For Jarret

More information about this situation can be found at http://www.thecreole.com/?p=48520 Dear Editor, Jarret McCasland’s criminal activity in this case involved neither violence nor intent to cause harm. … [Read More...]

Letter to the Editor – AG Jeff Landry Moves Quickly to End the “Buddy System”

Less than two months after taking office, Attorney General Jeff Landry is wasting no time declaring that there is a new sheriff in town. Landry ran on a reform agenda, which led to a resounding defeat of the … [Read More...]

Letter to Editor: Reader believes that P&Z back room meeting violates law

Below is a copy of a letter sent by the sender to TheCreole.com for publication: Honorable Ricky Babin District Attorney 23rd Judicial District Dear Mr. Babin: There are two matters which I believe … [Read More...]

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