News - City of Broussard

Veterans memorial underway in Broussard to honor local soldier who died in Afghanistan

16.05.2019
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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 […]

For National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, warm up with biscuits from Ton’s Drive In

14.05.2019
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Photo credit: The Advocate

For 56 years, Ton’s Drive In has been serving up heaven in biscuit form. Tuesday is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day and Ton’s stopped by Focus At Noon to show off their fluffy biscuits and biscuit sandwiches! They also have a lot more than just biscuits. All of their food is made with love and you can taste that in the first bite.
Read full article and watch the video at News15 […]

Sisters buy boutique, stress importance of shopping local

13.05.2019
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Photo credit: The Advocate

“Shopping locally has a way of turning an ordinary task into a social experience! Personal connections are made when we support each other and the important roles we each play in our community. It’s important to shop locally and support businesses that are investing in our community and have a personal stake in our economy. Businesses supporting each other, and consumers shopping locally, helps to promote a healthy, thriving place to live.”

       – Janet Pepper Ray and Marilyn Pepper Brunt, owners of Bonjour Gifts and Décor

The end of school isn’t the only thing […]

Volunteers needed to install free smoke alarms

9.05.2019
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Volunteers needed to install free smoke alarms

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 […]

Broussard Fire Department Attends the Backyard Barbecue at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

7.05.2019
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On April 28th, the Broussard Fire Department attended the Backyard Barbecue at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and enjoyed the fellowship with the community […]

Cub Scout Pack 455 Recognized for Community Service

7.05.2019
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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 […]

SLEMCO to move headquarters to Broussard

6.05.2019
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Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. will move its headquarters to the former Knight Oil Tools building in Broussard, company officials announced last week.

The move will allow the company to move its operations to 2727 SE Evangeline Thruway instead of having to expand its current headquarters at 3420 NW Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, company communications manager Mary Laurent said. The location, which sits on 27.9 acres, will have 83,232 square feet of office space and a total of 187,000 square feet, including warehouse space.

View the full article at The Advocate […]

Lafayette Parish continues to grow

11.04.2019
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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.”
View the full article at The Advocate […]

Pickleball comes to Broussard

11.04.2019
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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 serves lunch to Broussard employees

11.04.2019
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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 […]

“Smart home” showcased in Broussard

29.03.2019
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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 […]

Local Restaurant Featured on Acadiana Eats: Tim’s Kitchen

28.03.2019
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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)
View the full article on KLFY […]