News - 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

Broussard Success Story: Sibley Construction Services

25.09.2020
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Local businesses are the backbone of our community, providing services, jobs, and growth for our City. We are recognizing Broussard success stories who have taken advantage of the opportunities available in Broussard to make their businesses thrive.
Our first is Kyle J. Sibley, President of Sibley Companies for 18 years and Founding Member of PR2 (Learn more about what they are doing to provide a Standard of Care for employers, building owners, and employees to reduce exposure and risk to COVID-19 at https://vimeo.com/428554969). Sibley Construction Services, LLC. is a turnkey insurance restoration construction company, and their […]

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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Jet Coffee to open second location, this one on St. Nazaire Road in Broussard

21.09.2020
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Jet Coffee, which opened last summer in a new shopping center in southwest Lafayette, will open a second location in Broussard at 109 St. Nazaire Road.

Owned by John and Stephanie Tommasini, the coffee shop has had success with the first location in the 1,800-square-foot space at 101 Camino Real Road and developed a base of loyal customers. Now they will expand into another 1,800-square-foot location that was once previously a CC’s Coffee House.

Read more from The Acadiana Advocate here: Jet Coffee to open second location, this one on St. Nazaire Road […]

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

New Guidelines for Louisiana Phase 3:

14.09.2020
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New Guidelines for Louisiana Phase 3:
 

Phase 3 will go into effect tonight

Restaurants, churches, salons, gyms will open to 75% of their capacity

Entities that were limited to 50% in Phase 2 are included in this increase to 75%

Bars will remain closed for on-premise consumption in parishes with a high COVID case count

Bars can apply for a restaurant license if they have a kitchen/serve food
Parishes with a low COVID case count can opt-in to open bars up to 25% of capacity.  *Low case count is defined […]

Meet Ember, the newest member of the Broussard Fire Department

8.09.2020
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Ember has been a member of the Broussard Fire Department for only a short time, but she has already become an integral part of #TEAMBroussard. The training that she has received on her way to becoming a comfort animal is evident in her interactions with others, and the outreach she provides builds community pride.
The newest member of the Broussard Fire Department is eager and willing to do whatever it takes to keep up with the rest of the firefighters at the station — even if she does demand a lot of attention and neglect personal boundaries at times.

Ember, a […]

Broussard acquires downtown property for new fire, police stations and passive park

8.09.2020
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Acquiring Arceneaux Park is one part of the overall plan to revitalize our historic downtown and invigorate economic development. Plans include transforming the 30 acres into a passive park with festival grounds and walking trails that will connect to biking and walking trails for the entire downtown district. The proposed master plan for the overall revitalization can be viewed at: https://www.cityofbroussard.com/envisionbroussard/
The city of Broussard has taken the first steps toward upgrading its police and fire stations and revitalizing its downtown district by purchasing 10 acres of land and acquiring maintenance rights to the adjacent Arceneaux […]

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 […]

Broussard Community Blood Drive Hosted by Vitalant

11.08.2020
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Vitalant is hosting a Broussard Community Blood Drive on Monday, August 17th from 3-7pm at the Broussard Community Center, 108 Broadview Dr. Ongoing blood donations are of vital importance, and all blood types are needed for patient care. Appointments are strongly recommended – please sign up at Vitalant.org, using sponsor code: broussardcomm.

All donors receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.
Donors are also entered to win the following:

One of 50 pairs of tickets for FREE entry to the Audubon Zoo
One of 50 $10 play cards to EPIC
One of 20 FREE passes for two to Tiki […]

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