News - City of Broussard

Flash, Shake, & Wake Smoke Alarms for Lafayette Parish

5.09.2019
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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.

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8 Lafayette Parish schools saw high percentages of students improve on standardized tests

5.09.2019
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Congratulations to Broussard’s Katharine Drexel Elementary for being one of 8 Parish schools to achieve a high percentage (63%) of students who improved their Math & English scores on standardized tests.

See full article at The Advertiser […]

Old Spanish Trail turns 100: How Acadiana is capitalizing on the ‘Route 66 of the South’

26.08.2019
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The City of Broussard has been named an Official Old Spanish Trail City. With new interest in revitalizing our historic downtown this designation is a natural fit and is another way for us to honor our history and to educate our residents and visitors on the cultural significance of Broussard.

See full article on The Advocate […]

Acadiana plate lunches offer ‘world history on a plate’

26.08.2019
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We think Broussard offers some of the best plate lunches around. Where is your favorite?

See full article on The Advocate […]

Broussard, Cap-Pelé renew friendship: ‘We’re the same blood’

26.08.2019
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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.

See full article on The Advocate […]

City of Broussard names former St. Martin EDA head Beth Guidry as its first economic development director.

13.08.2019
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Read full article at The Advocate […]

CenterPoint Energy presented a check to the Broussard Fire Dept. as part of their Community Partnership Grant.

13.08.2019
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CenterPoint Energy presented a check to the Broussard Fire Dept. as part of their Community Partnership Grant. This money will be used to replace outdated multi-gas meters, which detect oxygen levels as well as harmful gases […]

Investing in Broussard’s infrastructure is a vital part of ensuring a healthy economy for our future.

The $4.4M Capital Outlay coupled with the City’s $2.9M for the second phase will develop S. Bernard Rd. from Fairfield Ave. to Hwy. 90. Investing in Broussard’s infrastructure is a vital part of ensuring a healthy economy for our future […]

Martial Billeaud Elementary School in final stages for the new school year

9.08.2019
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BROUSSARD (LA) — The first day of school is right around the corner and that means parents and teachers are preparing. At Martial Billeaud Elementary in Broussard, that means completing the final stages of construction on the brand new school.

Teachers of the new facility are seeing their classrooms for the first time. Under the drop off and pick up awning, they wheeled in all the supplies needed for their classroom one trip at a time. Third grade teacher Emily Denlinger said that even in the rain, it was exciting to set up the room.

“I’m dragging my stuff through […]

Broussard’s Brain Freeze Snowballs on KLFY

9.08.2019
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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 […]

Work Begins on $1.1 Million Drainage Project in Broussard

24.07.2019
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Construction workers digging with industrial equipment

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 […]

A Ton of High Fives: Local Boy In Broussard Serves Up A Friendly Breakfast

18.07.2019
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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 […]

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