Ascension parish

Around the country, hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to buy back individual homes from people who have flooded repeatedly. But buying out a whole neighborhood is uncommon. Louisiana's 2016 flood seems to be changing that for two communities. In Pointe Coupee and Ascension Parishes, a buyout program first used in neighborhoods after Superstorm Sandy may offer a new option to homeowners who have lived with escalating risk for decades.

Citizens Seek Sunshine, School Board Closes Drapes

Oct 19, 2017
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A veil of secrecy draped across the Ascension Parish School Board’s approval of four new industrial tax exemptions this week, with no amounts and no job projections given in public documents for the projects code named “Magnolia”, “Zinnia”, “Bagel” and “Sunflower”.

“For them to reveal to the general public new projects and technologies would jeopardize millions of dollars in investment,” insisted the board's Budget Committee chairman Troy Gautreau, Sr.


Since rainfall blanketed southeast Louisiana in August 2016, residents have wondered how the state can protect its people from future floods. Answering that question begins with understanding the geography we live in.

Parish Traffic Updates Could Improve Regional Traffic Flow

Oct 19, 2012

Ascension Parish residents will vote this election on a new sales tax to fund road improvements throughout the parish.