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Groundbreaking scheduled for BBQ restaurant in Gonzales
GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – A BBQ restaurant is coming to Ascension Parish. Sonny’s BBQ, 781 Louisiana 30 W is kicking off construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The ceremony is scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. These individuals are scheduled to attend...
For running his friend over during a fight, 69-year-old Gonzales man gets 40 years
A 69-year-old Gonzales man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison after admitting to running over and killing his friend on disability during a street fight more than three years ago. Ascension Parish prosecutors said Johnnie Ray McMeller was driving Randall "Peanut" Youngblood, 58, home because Youngblood was...
Olive Garden in Gonzales to officially open early December
GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – Gonzales is about to get a taste of Italy. Olive Garden is expected to open on Monday, Dec. 11 at 2460 W. Outfitters Dr. in Sportsman Park. It was first announced one would be coming to Gonzales in January. The national chain restaurant specializes in...
City of Gonzales to host 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ascension Parish!. The City of Gonzales announced it will host its 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 5. It’s happening at Gonzales City Hall. Festivities include a plate of jambalaya for all attendees,...
Fast Food Finesse: The 3 Gonzales Eateries Redefining Quick Bites
This article presents three popular fast food joints in Gonzales. Have you had the chance to visit any of these places yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ascension Parish eyed for potential $350M manufacturing facility
A Chinese-owned producer of materials for rechargeable batteries is considering building a $350 million manufacturing plant in Ascension Parish, state and company officials announced last week. The project would create the largest facility of its kind in the United States and support the growth of domestic lithium-ion battery and electric...
Shop merchandise, jewelry, apparel at this year’s Gonzales Holiday Market Show
GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) — The annual Gonzales Holiday Market Show is returning for another year at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center from Dec. 8-10. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. On Sunday, Dec. 10, the holiday market show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Deadline Approaching for St. James Parish Bonfire Permit Applications
Time is running out for St. James Parish residents to secure their bonfire permits for the annual holiday tradition. With a deadline of December 11th, permits can be obtained online from the Parish's website, with a fee of $50.
Get Ready for a Festive Evening of Sipping and Shopping at the Distilled Hair Co Sip and Shop Soiree
We're excited to bring you news of an upcoming event that is sure to add a dash of fun to your holiday season. The Distilled Hair Co Sip and Shop Soiree is scheduled for Wed, Dec 06, from 4pm to 8pm. This event is set to take place at 7530 Louisiana 44 suite 106, Gonzales, LA, USA, a location that promises a warm and inviting atmosphere for all attendees.
Knockouts Haircuts and Grooming to hold grand opening in Gonzales
Knockouts Haircuts and Grooming announced its grand opening set for Dec. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at its new location 333 Saint Christopher Street Suite D, Gonzales. The event will include complimentary beer for ages 21 and up, free haircuts for veterans, Billy Jealousy's Beard Envy Kit giveaways., limited edition T-shirts, and an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Inside the daughter-dad distillery turning Louisiana sugar cane into rum
Step inside the Noel Distillery in Donaldsonville and you’ll smell the sweet, funky scent of cane juice fermenting and see Natalie Noel, her father Frank, sister, and aunt hard at work checking temperatures on the still, bottling rum and attaching labels. This is a small but growing family operation,...
Discover the Sweetest Delights: Top 4 Donut Shops in Gonzales
This article presents a tour of four delightful donut shops in Gonzales. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? If yes, we would love to hear your experiences in the comments section below.
In its 13th year, Santa and Mrs. Claus photo fundraiser donates toys to Ascension Parish children
While sitting on their front porch 13 years ago, two sisters thought of an idea to spread Christmas cheer to children throughout Ascension Parish. Natalie Dugas and Lori Charlet, both longtime parish educators, decided to start a toy drive where participants can pay or donate a toy to take a photo with Santa Claus on the decorated front porch.
APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 22-30
Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 22-29: Keera Rogers, 26, 1247 Narrow St, Thibodaux was charged w/ Criminal Mischief, Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden, Simple Battery, Disturbing the Peace, and arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant;. Joshua Cannon, 34, 131 7th Ave,...
Cataldo resignation as Prevost Hospital administrator effective on December 22
Vince Cataldo’s five-and-a-half decade employment at Prevost Memorial Hospital is coming to a less than ceremonious end. Hospital Administrator for quite some time, West Ascension Parish Hospital Service District’s new board announced Cataldo’s letter of resignation, effective December 22, was received prior to November 29 meeting. Five...
LA sorrento's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of sorrento..
Rising property insurance prices force a Louisiana school district to search for answers
With 32 schools, additional administrative and special-use buildings and the new Prairieville High School under construction, the Ascension Parish school system is a significant and expanding property owner in the fast-growing parish. Louisiana's insurance crisis has hit the system and other public school districts as it has many homeowners in...
FLOOD WATCH issued for parts of southeast Louisiana
A FLOOD WATCH takes effect at 6pm Friday evening and lasts into early Saturday morning for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Assumption, Livingston, St. James, St. Mary and Tangipahoa parishes. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. CLICK HERE for flood safety information. A few storms on Friday night may also pose a severe weather risk. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two are the primary concerns.
Gonzales man killed in Livingston Parish crash
LIVINGSTON — It was just before 9:30 a.m. when Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 42 east of LA 63 in Livingston Parish. Pedro Hernandez, 39, of Gonzales, died in the crash, according to LSP. The initial investigation reveals that Hernandez was driving a...
Months after plea deal in Ascension Parish bank robbery, man sentenced in another bank robbery
A man previously sentenced as part of a plea deal in connection with a bank robbery in Gonzales has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison following a conviction for a bank robbery a year ago in Baton Rouge. Floyd Charles Hose Jr., 38, and a woman initially charged...