Former Guaranty Bank President Arthur J. Broussard, 82, who died Sunday, will be laid to rest tomorrow. Broussard was employed by Guaranty Bank for 38 years, serving as president and chairman of the board for nearly two decades. He was married to Nancy Van Eaton Broussard, broker-owner of Van Eaton & Romero Real Estate.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Martin & Castille Funeral Home. Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the 10 a.m. service at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Doucet Road.
The former Guaranty Bank was a $43 million entity when Broussard assumed the reins in 1967, and upon his retirement in the late 1980s, it had reached $830 million in assets. Broussard at one time served as president of the Louisiana Bankers Association, president of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and King of Townhouse. He was a veteran of World War II.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.