Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1659
Gonzales, LA 70707
Phone: (225) 621-5709
Fax: (225) 621-5704
www.ascensionparish.net

In eastern LA, southeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 31, 1807 (prior to statehood) from Acadia Parish. Name Origin: For the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ usually observed by Christians of the fortieth day after Easter

Area (sq mi):: 302.88 (land 291.53; water 11.35) Population per square mile: 310.40
Population 2005: 90,501 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 18.10%; 1990-2000 31.60% Population 2000: 76,627 (White 76.20%; Black or African American 20.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 32.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,858; median household $44,288; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,788-$26,441
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Eight scholarship recipients from high schools in Ascension Parish plan to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related degrees.
A joint statement from the Ascension Parish sheriff's office and the Livingston Parish sheriff's office confirmed that Dakota had been on the run for a night after he emerged as the prime suspect behind the killings of his parents, girlfriend, her father and brother in two separate shootings on Saturday, CNN reported.
Theriot then stole Billy Ernests 2004 Dodge pickup truck and drove to Ascension Parish, about 30 miles away, and shot his parents, Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, both 50, inside their trailer, authorities said.
Dakota Theriot is wanted on multiple counts of first-degree murder, home invasion and weapons charges after the killing spree that began in Livingston Parish just East of the state capital, Baton Rouge and ended in Ascension Parish, ABC News reported.
According to reports, Dakota Theriot will be taken back to Louisiana and will be booked on "two counts of first-degree murder, home invasion and illegal use of weapons." Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre was quoted saying that "this is probably one of the worst domestic violence incidents I've seen in quite a while," as Theriot is accused of killing his mother and his father and then "killing friends in Livingston that he had a connection with." (end) si.gta
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office issued a warrant in her case for Chad Rodrigue, 32, and he surrendered to authorities.
In Louisiana, Enterprise plans to restart its 30,000 BPD Tebone fractionator in Ascension Parish. The plant is connected by pipeline to each of the partnership's Louisiana natural gas processing plants, as well as its NGL fractionation and storage hub in Mont Belvieu, Texas.
So Ascension Parish Public Schools decided to add more classrooms.
Allison, director of business services of the Ascension Parish School Board, Louisiana, discusses topics of concern to state and local government with Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy.
"We're just out here trying to help," said one of the Cajun Navy volunteers, Warren Holmes of Ascension Parish. "What are we supposed to do: Let them die?"
* Sorrento Cavern, a salt dome cavern with 1.5 MMbbls of NGL storage capacity located in Ascension Parish.