Signs went up this week on St. De Porres Street in Broussard in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
City leaders say it’s only fitting that a street named for the Peruvian saint of black people, race relations and social justice would be chosen to honor the African-American civil rights leader.
“Both men were named Martin,” said the Rev. Thomas James, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. De Porres Street. “Both of them were men of slaves, but they didn’t give up. Both of them showed courage.”
James encouraged Broussard Councilman Michael Rabon to propose […]
The Lafayette Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division has been awarded a grant to install specialized smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Lafayette Parish. These devices utilize light, movement, and low-frequency sound to alert the resident of danger as opposed to a traditional alarm, which only uses high-pitched sound.
Learn more: http://lafayettela.gov/FireDepartment/Pages/FSS.aspx
Download the application.
We think Broussard offers some of the best plate lunches around. Where is your favorite?
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We are very happy to have renewed our connection to our Sister City, Cap-Pelé, and were overwhelmed with their hospitality. We look forward to hosting our Acadian cousins in the future, and exchanging ideas and culture.
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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- There’s downtown cool down is on this weekend at Parc Sans Souci…
Lafayette’s new Snowball Festival kicks off Saturday, Aug. 10.
The snowball festival will feature eight vendors from across Acadiana selling a variety of traditional snowballs and one specialty snowball.
The snowball festival is free and will feature activities for the kids.
And if you’re interested in having a festive adult beverage on Saturday…the snowball festival will feature four different shaved ice cocktail vendors.
Learn more about the festival here […]
On Sunday, July 7th, Mayor Ray Bourque, Councilman Michael Rabon, and other city officials attended mass at St. Joseph Church in Broussard to announce that construction has begun on the $1.1 million Ridgeview Outfall Drainage Project.
“I’m grateful to Father James for allowing me the opportunity to speak to the members of St. Joseph,” said Mayor Bourque. “This community in Broussard was one of the hardest hit in the 2016 flood, and it’s important that these residents know that I and the City Council members consider drainage in this area to be essential. I’m proud that […]
We love to see our local businesses in the spotlight. Check out this story on Ton’s Drive In.
At Ton’s Drive-In in Broussard, partons get an extra side with their breakfast. Lennon Wellborn and his father, Adam Wellborn go to the local eatery every weekday for a biscuit and some father-son bonding time. But, Lennon can’t help but pass out high fives with morning coffee.
See full article at KADN […]
Broussard Residents – Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
Behind Broussard City Hall – 310 E. Main St.
Deer Meadow Subdivision – corner of Deer Meadow Blvd. and Myette Point St.
Broadview Dr. – by the Broussard Community Center.
These sandbag stations are self-bagging and are open until the threat of a heavy rain has passed. While the sand and sandbags are a free service, residents will need to supply their own shovel […]
Broussard barber and veteran Nick Duplechine at All American Barbering was recently visited by Governor John Bel Edwards. You can find out more about this local veteran-owned business at www.allamericanbarbering.com.
Read the full article on KATC […]
Congratulations to these businesses based or located in Broussard that were named Times of Acadiana Best of 2019 as well as to the finalists (Top 3):
Best Cajun Restaurant, Best Seafood Platter – Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar | https://www.fezzos.com/Broussard
Best Coffeehouse – CC’s Coffee House (Two Locations in Broussard) | www.ccscoffee.com
Best Fried Chicken – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers | https://www.facebook.com/RaisingCanesBroussardLA/
Best Smoothie – Planet Nutrition | https://www.facebook.com/planetnutritionbroussard/
Best Nursing Home/Assisted Living Center – Camelot of Broussard | https://www.camelotseniorliving.com/communities/camelot-of-broussard-assisted-living
SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, June 29th, the City of Broussard, Louisiana and the Broussard Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2019 Broussard Independence Festival at the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park. Join us to celebrate our country’s birthday, enjoy live music by Jet Seven, family-friendly activities, and of course fireworks!
Concessions by Bon Temps Grill will be provided, so please leave your ice chests at home.
This event is FREE and open to the public
Full article at: https://kadn.com/broussard-independence-day-festi/
Come on out to St. Julien […]
A new veterans memorial in Broussard will pay tribute to a local soldier who lost his life while serving for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
The Sgt. Patrick Williamson Memorial will be constructed at the center of an existing roundabout at the intersection of South Bernard Road and West Fairfield Drive in Broussard. The memorial will feature three plaques with his name, a granite American flag with a hand-sculpted rope, and five bronze emblems for each branch of the military — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
“We’re very honored to be able to […]