Uncategorized Archives - City of Broussard

Subdivision in Louisiana issues challenge to surrounding neighborhoods to help Hurricane Laura victims

29.09.2020
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video credit: Gerald Gruenig

The Bon Jardin subdivision in Broussard not only prepared and delivered meals for 250 people in the Lake Charles area but they also have issued a challenge to subdivisions around Acadiana to follow suit and help our neighbors. #BroussardGivesBack

Read more at BRProud.com

Macro Companies Inc. set to distribute free gasoline in Cameron on Monday

29.09.2020
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photo credit: KPLC

This Monday, Macro Companies, Inc., whose corporate office is in Broussard, distributed gasoline and diesel fuel to residents for free at the Creole Fire Station. They immediately deployed hundreds of personnel and fuel trucks to the region when Laura struck and are committed to helping those in Cameron Parish in their recovery. #BroussardGivesBack

Read more at KPLCTV.com

The Old Spanish Trail Auto Highway in 1929

21.09.2020
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Travelogs provided guides for travelers driving the Old Spanish Trail (OST) auto highway, which connected St. Augustine to San Diego. Broussard was listed on the map, and the March 1929 travelog gives the following description:

The three largest sugar mills in Louisiana are on the Old Spanish Trail: Raceland, Franklin and Broussard. The bagasse, the stalk after the cane juice has been pressed out, was formerly used as fuel, now is made into Celotex for insulating material. Visitors are welcomed.

Read more here: The Old Spanish Trail Auto Highway in 1929

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New Parkside RV Park

17.09.2020
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The new Parkside RV Park will be located adjacent to Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park, which will be a great solution for families attending sporting events from out of town. The RV Park will have 53 full-service sites and could be available by the end of the year. Learn more and sign up for updates here.

Read the complete article on The Advocate.

Photo by Leslie Westbrook

Important Storm News

26.08.2020
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Preparations for an active week of storm possibilities began over the weekend, and our crews and staff have been working diligently to prepare for possible impact from Hurricane Laura.

Public Works field personnel were transferred to the drainage team and have been continually clearing coulees and ditches in order to prepare our drainage outfalls for potential heavy rains
On 4pm Sunday, the City went into an emergency-prep state. The Broussard Police Department, City administration, and Broussard Fire Department have been working closely together to coordinate a readiness plan for our city
There are three sandbag locations for the public […]

Waste Management Services Suspended 8/27 & 8/28

25.08.2020
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Attention Broussard Residents: Waste Management will be suspending services on Thursday and Friday of this week. For those customers who would normally be serviced on these days, Waste Management will resume their services on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Recycling pickup will run as normal tomorrow […]

State construction budget funds I-49 South, Lafayette courthouse, other Acadiana projects

17.06.2020
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The State of Louisiana is investing $9.31 million in the City of Broussard, which will fund the following projects:

$4.4 million to reconstruct S. Bernard Rd. from LA 182 to US 90
$4.91 million for improvement of the portion of Highway 89 in Broussard (which includes $4.41 million in future funding), with another $5.67 million dedicated to improve the portion of 89 in Youngsville

This investment in our city will not only ease our residents’ commutes and improved their quality of life, but it will also act as a catalyst for development and economic growth […]

Acadiana Eats: Hungry As A Mother in Broussard

10.06.2020
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Hungry as a Mother (View menu)

Item featured on Acadiana Eats:

Keto Korean pork bowl
HAAM burger

Address: 812 S Morgan Ave, Broussard, LA 70518

Hours: Call (337) 573-5208

What great grub spot should Gerald visit next? Tell him your ideas and follow all of his food adventures on Instagram!

Make sure you download the Acadiana Eats app.
Read more at KLFY.com […]

Acadiana Eats Live: Ton’s Drive-In in Broussard

9.06.2020
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Ton’s Drive-In has been serving the Broussard community breakfast and lunch for more than 50 years! Acadiana, don’t forget to keep restaurants like Ton’s in mind while dining out!

Ton’s Drive-In   (View menu)

Item featured on Acadiana Eats:

Ton’s breakfast sandwich
Ton’s cheeseburger

Address: 101 W Main St, Broussard, LA 70518

Hours: Call (337) 837-6684

What great grub spot should Gerald visit next? Tell him your ideas and follow all of his food adventures on Instagram!

Make sure you download the Acadiana Eats app.
Read more at KLFY.com […]

Broussard Police Chief appointed to state law enforcement board

9.06.2020
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Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou now has some added responsibilities.

Decou was appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice.

He was appointed by Senate President Page Cortez. Decou brings to the board 19 years of experience as Chief of Police.

“Bringing that experience level to the board, I feel will be beneficial. Also being able to learn from the others that may have more experience or other ways of doing things that they may have experienced,” said Decou.
Read more at KATC.com […]

Hungry As A Mother: Broussard plate lunch, meal prep started as a food blog

28.05.2020
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Hungry and homesick, Amy Wellborn picked up the phone and called her mom.
“My mom basically taught me how to cook over the phone,” Wellborn said. “So, after a lot of phone conversations, I had kind of nailed it.”
 When Wellborn moved out of Louisiana for work, she would host holidays with friends, cooking and introducing Cajun food to those she shared Thanksgiving or Christmas with.
“Food is my love language,” she said. “So I’ve always cooked for people, and that’s always kind of been my thing.”
Through the years she maintained those friendships, exchanging phone calls about […]

Additional early voting site proposed in Lafayette Parish

27.05.2020
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A proposed second early voting site in Lafayette Parish is moving forward.

The second location would be at the Lafayette Parish Library’s East Branch on La Neuville Road in Youngsville. The main early voting site downtown will stay open at the Registrar of Voters’ Office.

Over the last three years, the League of Women Voters has pushed for expanding early voting locations in Lafayette Parish.

Kathleen Espinoza is a member of the League and said the Registrar’s Office is an inadequate polling location.

Read more at KATC.com […]