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 […]
LAFAYETTE, La. – This Saturday, the American Red Cross will hold its final two Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. signature events in Lafayette Parish and is need of volunteers in an effort to save lives across Acadiana.
During this Sound the Alarm event-which is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce fire deaths and injuries-volunteers will go door-to-door with community partners to install free smoke alarms and help families create escape plans.
Over the last three weeks, volunteers have visited more than fifteen communities across Louisiana. Through those efforts, 1,900 smoke alarms […]
On April 28th, the Broussard Fire Department attended the Backyard Barbecue at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and enjoyed the fellowship with the community […]
At the April 23rd Broussard City Council meeting, members of Cub Scout Pack 455 were recognized for their community service. Their efforts to mark 100 storm drains through the city serves as a reminder that these drains flow directly into local waterways and should stay free of pollutants […]
The population of Lafayette Parish has grown every year since 1989, which could be a sign that the local economy hasn’t been hit as hard by the recent oil downturn as it was by the oil bust of the mid-1980s.
“Over the last 10 years or so, Youngsville and Broussard’s growth has really impacted the overall parish’s growth,” said Stacey Zawacki, LEDA’s manager of communications and public relations. “It’s really been their growth that’s helped to boost the population overall of Lafayette Parish.”
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An intro to pickleball event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park. The event is open to anyone over the age of 18.
Participants will learn the basic rules of the game and compete against others in a rotation of games, according to a press release from Broussard.
There are more than 15,000 indoor and outdoor pickleball courts in the U.S., according to USAPA.org.
Pickleball isn’t the only thing new coming to the complex in Broussard.
There will be year-round tennis events and clinics […]
First Baptist Church of Broussard fed first responders and city employees today.
This is the third year the church served lunch for the employees of Broussard City Hall, police, and firefighters.
They consider it a small way to say thank you for the services provided by the City and its employees.
“We really want to get into the communities and let them know we’re here to serve,” said Weldon Moak, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Broussard. “So, one of the key things is working with the mayor’s office, all the police and firemen, and the city workers and […]
April 10th marked the 100th day of the City of Broussard’s new administration. We encourage all citizens to take a moment to listen to this message from Mayor Ray Bourque as he provides an update on how your city government has spent its time and what has been accomplished […]
Technology is now helping seniors to live independently at home.
Cox and Manuel Builders recently demonstrated a “Connected Independence” Smart Home experience in the new Ville De Côte Gelèe subdivision in Broussard. Demonstrations included a virtual reality platform to help seniors to combat isolation, telemedicine technology that allows patients to connect with their doctors remotely, and a variety of voice-activated, hands-free devices to make life easier.
The home featured more than 60 Internet-connected devices that help seniors live independently. Some of the devices featured in the home include an automatic pill dispenser; a handset landline […]
Did you catch Tim’s Kitchen in Broussard on Acadiana Eats?
Tim’s Kitchen (View Menu)
Items featured on Acadiana Eats:
Stuffed turkey wing
Chicken-a-la-Ruby plate lunch
Address: 1000 Albertson Pkwy, Broussard, LA 70518
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Closed Saturdays)
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On his last night as an only child, 2-year-old Brigsby Langford made some new friends.
Two Broussard Police officers were patrolling his neighborhood Monday night, and the toddler and his dad flagged them down.
“He loves police cars and was waving at them,” dad Matt Langford said. “They stopped and let him ‘drive,’ turn on the siren and look at the lights.”
They even deputized him with a sticker badge and gave him a stuffed animal. Brigsby clutched a purple toy whale and grinning in photos from that night, his badge on his blue T-shirt.
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A four-story condominium development is planned for the eastern edge of downtown Broussard that will also give a nod to one of the city’s most notable natives.
Guidry Land Development will break ground on The Sax Condominiums, 711 E. Main St., this summer. The 30-unit complex will feature a number of amenities, such as private parking on the ground level, and a statue of Illinois Jacquet, a Broussard native who is regarded as the first R&B solo saxophone player.
Jacquet, according to published reports, once played with Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis and […]