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  1. LIBRARY BOOKS

    Public invited to attend second visioning meeting on future of the Library

    FBTX ~ In a continuing effort to elicit resident feedback on the prospect of a new Library, there will be a Visioning Meeting hosted by the Library Board, on Tuesday, December 18 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center. Read on...
  2. Christmas-in-the-Branch

    Holiday in the Grove Market to feature Santa and shopping, December 15

    FBTX ~ The traditional Farmers Branch Market setting in The Grove at Mustang Crossing will be bustling with music, color and holiday cheer Saturday, December 15 during Holiday Marketplace at the Grove from 4 until 8 p.m. each day. Read on...
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    Registration open for new Power Switch

    FBTX ~ After more than 300 Farmers Branch residents, employees and guests took advantage of the Farmers Branch Power Switch earlier this year and will save an average of $500 on their electric bill over the next year, the City and iChoosr teamed up again. Read on...
  4. Skating under the STARS logo squared

    Skating Under the Stars in full swing every day; Ice Pass available for residents

    FBTX ~ The outdoor ice rink, serving as the centerpiece of the Christmas in the Branch celebration, is open from 5 until 10 p.m. tonight and every night thru Friday, in front of the StarCenter in Farmers Branch, 12700 North Stemmons Freeway. Read on...
  5. Prairie-to-Posh-squared

    Opportunities for holiday fun with two new events at the Historical Park

    FBTX ~ Enjoy the Prairie to Posh Progressive Holiday Dinner with a menu prepared by Chef Daniel Pittman of Luck on December 13 starting at 7 pm. This progressive dinner will be held in the Historical Park structures. Read on...
  6. scams

    Police Department offers advice to be on alert for social media, email and phone scams

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Police Department is asking residents to be aware that scams are on the increase, and are being perpetrated on social media, via email, and by telephone. Read on...
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    City cuts property tax rate for first time in 35 years

    FBTX ~ Following approximately six weeks of study, meetings, workshops and a public hearing, Mayor Robert Dye and the City Council unanimously approved the City Manager's proposed $132 million Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Tuesday night. Read on...
  8. ISO Class logo

    State Fire Marshal's Office to move Farmers Branch to top protection rating

    FBTX ~ Farmers Branch Fire Chief Steve Parker has announced that the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office has informed him that the City of Farmers Branch will be moved to an ISO Class 1 Public Protection Classification, effective December 1. Read on...
  9. Fire ISO logo

    Commercial Fire inspection fee structure to be implemented

    FBTX ~ Expected to help recover costs involved in fire prevention and protection, the Farmers Branch Fire Department will begin implementing an annual inspection fee for commercial structures, starting October 1. Read on...
  10. Branch-Connection

    The Branch Connection implements nominal membership fee

    FBTX ~ In order to draw a more inclusive audience of senior adults, the Farmers Branch Senior Center is now known as The Branch Connection. Read on...
  11. Power-Switch-color-logo-no-background-squared

    Farmers Branch Power Switch announces winning rate; registration open thru 9/25

    FBTX~ On behalf of Farmers Branch Power Switch, energy broker iChoosr has announced the results of a reverse auction held between electricity providers in an effort to lower rates for local residents using group buying power. Read on...
  12. Tom Bryson 3cma pres

    Communications Director elected president of national association

    FBTX ~ Longtime Farmers Branch Communications Director Tom Bryson was elected national president of the 850-member City-County Communications & Marketing Association at the organization's annual conference held last week in Milwaukee. Read on...
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    FBPD warns residents to be vigilant for scammers

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Police Department is asking residents to be aware that scams are on the increase, and are being perpetrated on social media, via email, and by telephone. Read on...
  14. STEAR-icon

    Registry aims to help locate those in need

    FBTX~ The Farmers Branch Emergency Management Office is encouraging local residents to participate in STEAR, the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry that lets local responders know the location of individuals that need help during an emergency. Read on...
  15. Certificate of Distinction in Performance Mgmt 2018

    Farmers Branch recognized for performance management

    WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association, or ICMA, has announced that the City of Farmers Branch has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Distinction Read on...
  16. Allison Cook headshot photo

    Economic Development Director featured in D CEO

    FBTX ~ Realizing the value of relationships and hard work were the lessons learned by Farmers Branch Economic Development Director Allison Cook on her first job, at age 15, working for her father's Houston roofing company. Read on...
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    City and School District come together on new projects

    FBTX ~ The advent of Dallas County Promise being added to Turner and Smith High Schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, combined with the recent series of agreements between the City and CFBISD, are setting the stage for a new era of cooperation. Read on...
  18. NEA logo squared

    Manske Library to receive national 'Big Read' grant

    FBTX ~ The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that the Farmers Branch Manske Library has been named as a recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in Farmers Branch this fall. Read on...
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    New medical clinic open to the community

    FBTX ~ After nearly five years of work and partnership from the City of Farmers Branch, and eight months of construction, the new Farmers Branch Primary Care medical clinic is now open to the community at 13000 Josey Lane. Read on...
  20. Fire-Station-2 rendering

    Design unveiled for soon-to-be relocated fire station

    FBTX ~ With attention to its placement on a portion of an existing park, Farmers Branch Fire Chief Steve Parker recently unveiled the conceptual design for the soon-to-be-relocated Fire Station No. 2. Read on...
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    Futuristic pilot launches with new market season

    FBTX ~ A futuristic-looking smart pole, the KitstiK™, has 'landed' in The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, in conjunction with the 2018 Farmers Branch Twilight Market kickoff. Read on...
  22. Mercer-Crossing-crop

    Mercer Crossing recognized as "Best Real Estate Deal" by Dallas Business Journal

    DALLAS ~ Differentiating itself from other master planned communities, the Mercer Crossing mixed-use development on the west side of Farmers Branch was recently recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as the Best Single-Family or Planned Community. Read on...
  23. Construction sticks

    Enhancements to Demo/Rebuild Program offer sliding scale of benefits

    FBTX ~ Since its inception in 2009, the Farmers Branch Demolition/Rebuild program has been responsible for more than 40 homes being demolished and replaced with newer houses in many different neighborhoods of the city. Read on...
  24. Smoke alarms

    Fire Department urges residents to check for recalled smoke alarms

    FBTX ~ More than 450,000 smoke detectors from a North Carolina-based company have been recalled because of a manufacturer defect that could prevent them from actually detecting smoke. Read on...
  25. TCEQ 900 x 900

    City to contest Addison violations on Farmers Branch Creek

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council will contest the Town of Addison's request before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to legitimize their permit violations concerning use of water on Farmers Branch Creek. Read on...
  26. eCourt Screen Shot

    Farmers Branch becomes first court in Texas to offer online resolution of some cases

    FBTX ~ Farmers Branch Municipal Court has brought traffic tickets back to the future, keying on a new trend in technology to offer a virtual courtroom, affording the opportunity for most Class C misdemeanor cases to be handled online. Read on...
  27. Bridgeview mixed use project photo

    New mixed use project to replace big box at Inwood and Alpha

    FBTX ~ After a great deal of negotiation, the Farmers Branch Economic Development Office has announced a new mixed use project for the corner of Alpha and Inwood Roads. Read on...
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    Resident Satisfaction Survey underscores quality of life

    FBTX ~ Nine out of 10 residents participating in the 2017 Resident Satisfaction Survey rated the quality of life in Farmers Branch as excellent or good according to a report on the survey issued by National Service Research. Read on...
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    FBPD warns residents to be wary of unlicensed solicitors

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Police Department is reminding residents that anyone selling any product or service door-to-door must have a permit issued by the Police Department. Read on...
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    BRANCH ALERT: New system targets information to specific, geographic areas

    FBTX ~ Employing technology that can notify residents of anything from severe weather to community updates, via voice or text, the City of Farmers Branch is announcing the launch of the Branch Alert system. Read on...
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    MANSKE MOBILE: New app puts Library at your fingertips 24/7

    FBTX ~ Manske Mobile, the new Library app is ready to start serving the patrons of the Farmers Branch Manske Library with access to manage accounts, connect to eBooks and more, search the catalog and place holds on popular books. Read on...
  32. Water droplet squared

    TCEQ: State commission orders full review of Farmers Branch Creek water rights case

    AUSTIN ~ In what is being described by homeowners along Farmers Branch Creek as a major victory, the three-member Texas Commission on Environmental Quality unanimously remanded a water rights dispute back to their staff for a complete review. Read on...
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    RECYCLING: Numbers show huge results in first nine months of curbside program

    FBTX ~ With participation from 85 percent of single family homes in Farmers Branch, the new curbside recycling program has easily eclipsed totals from the old drop-off program in less than a year's time since kickoff. Read on...
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    DONATION: Metrocrest Hospital Authority donates lifesaving equipment to FBFD

    FBTX ~ Thanks to a $102,375 grant from the Metrocrest Hospital Authority, the Farmers Branch Fire Department will soon be equipped with four new LUCAS Chest Compression Systems. Read on...
  35. Aquatics Logo

    FITNESS EXPERT: Rotha Crump named Water Fitness Pioneer by national association

    FBTX~ The United States Water Fitness Association has named Farmers Branch Senior Center staffer Rotha Crump one of the Top 25 Water Fitness Pioneers in the country. Read on...
  36. Open Information Request Portal

    NEW: City Secretary's office enhances transparency with online public information request process

    FBTX ~ Streamlining the process of public information requests like never before, Farmers Branch City Secretary Amy Piukana said her office is preparing to launch an online public information request process. Read on...
  37. Text 911 logo

    TEXT 9-1-1: Text to 911 option now available in Farmers Branch

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The Denco Area 9-1-1 District has announced that it has implemented text-to-911 service for all of Denton County and the City of Carrollton, including the North Texas Emergency Communications Center, serving public safety dispatch. Read on...
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    NEW ARCHIVE: City records archive now available to anyone online

    FBTX ~ Ushering in a new degree of transparency like never before, the City of Farmers Branch has launched an online City Records Archive that allows anyone to access packets, minutes of public meetings, ordinances, resolutions and more. Read on...
  39. Atmos crew

    GAS LINE UPGRADE: Atmos is upgrading natural gas lines in the area

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Atmos Energy will be working in Farmers Branch in October to replace existing natural gas lines that connect to residential gas meters generally between the area of Rosser Road to Kerr Trail. Read on...
  40. Squirrel scam

    SQUIRREL SCAM: Farmers Branch PD alerts residents to squirrel scam making rounds

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Believe it or not, there's a squirrel scam that has come to light in the past few days from a Farmers Branch church. Read on...
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    GOOD WITH NUMBERS: Sherrelle Evans-Jones brings wealth of experience to Finance Department

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ With more than 12 years experience in public accounting, most recently as CFO for Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Sherrelle Evans-Jones has been named as the new Director of Finance for the City of Farmers Branch by City Manager Charles Cox. Read on...
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    FBPD: David Hale takes the reins as Chief of Police

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Poised for a seamless transition, 22-year FBPD veteran David Hale has been appointed Farmers Branch Chief of Police by City Manager Charles Cox. Read on...
  43. Allison Cook

    NEW JOB: Allison Cook named Director of Economic Development & Tourism

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ With confidence in her leadership as well as her proven aptitude for business development, Farmers Branch City Manager Charles S. Cox has promoted Allison Cook to the post of Director of Economic Development & Tourism. Read on...
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    VALLEY VIEW: Construction will swap lanes in upcoming work

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The ongoing reconstruction of Valley View Lane, between Josey Lane and Webb Chapel Road, will feature periodic changes of open lanes in the next few weeks as the project continues. Read on...
  45. Sharrows

    SHARROWS: New lane markings encourage harmony between motorists and cyclists

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The artwork appearing on roadways in Farmers Branch is a precursor of more pedal power to come as new "sharrows" signify the most visible signs, to date, of the implementation of the Trail Master Plan. Read on...
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    PROMOTION: John Land becomes Deputy City Manager

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Recognizing his leadership capabilities along with his intricate knowledge of city government, City Manager Charles S. Cox has promoted Managing Director John Land to the position of Deputy City Manager. Read on...
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    IMM: Integrated Mosquito Management combatting warm weather pests

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ As the weather continues to warm up, coupled with periodic and uncharacteristic rainfall this summer, Farmers Branch staff is working hard to protect residents from mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile Virus. Read on...
  48. Amy Piukana

    CERTIFIED: City Secretary receives certification from international agency

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The International Institute of Municipal Clerks had conferred the designation of 'Certified Municipal Clerk' (CMC) upon Farmers Branch City Secretary Amy Piukana. Read on...
  49. Fire Training Tower

    CONSTRUCTION: Joint Fire Training Tower now under construction at Farmers Branch Fire Admin

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Years of planning and coordination have given way to the moving of dirt as construction has begun on the state-of-the-art Fire Training Tower that will be shared by Farmers Branch, Carrollton and Coppell's departments. Read on...
  50. Surveillance camera

    SAFE CAM: FBPD asks for the help of extra "eyes" in the community

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ As one of its newest crime prevention and investigation tools, the Farmers Branch Police Department is asking local residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras for the SafeCam initiative. Read on...
  51. Police Car

    ALARMS: Changes to ordinance designed to reduce false alarm calls

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ With eight valid alarm calls last year, out of 3,059 responded to by the Police Department, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved changes to the alarm ordinance, designed to keep officers on the street and away from false alarms. Read on...
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    RECYCLING PROGRAM NOW UNDERWAY: Set materials out by 7 a.m.

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ After an absence of 15 years, the new curbside recycling program in Farmers Branch has begun. Read on...
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    LIVE: Four partner cities now live on state-of-the-art dispatch center

    CARROLLTON ~ After years of planning, preparation, testing and checking, the North Texas Emergency Communications Center, or NTECC, is now fully implemented with dispatch for its four member cities - Farmers Branch, Carrollton,?Coppell and Addison. Read on...
  54. West Side Water Tower

    WICKER: Capacity of West Side infrastructure enhanced by Wicker Pump Station

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Now fully back online after a fire last year, the Wicker Pump Station, at the ground storage facility near Denton Drive and Wicker Avenue, is greatly enhancing the already vast capacity of Public Works infrastructure on the West Side. Read on...
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    TRASH BAGS: Residents must purchase trash sacks

    FBTX ~ Under the new solid waste plan that begins this spring and reintroduces curbside recycling to Farmers Branch residents, citizens must provide their own trash sacks or bags. Read on...
  56. FB Recycles

    RECYCLING: What can be recycled?

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Responding to a recommendation from a citizen committee as well as repeated requests through the years, a new residential recycling program will begin in Farmers Branch this spring at no additional cost to residents. Read on...
  57. At Home Farmers Branch

    AT HOME: Retailer to take up residence in vacant building on Midway at LBJ

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Home decor superstore At Home has announced the company will expand its reach in the North Texas market with a new store opening in Farmers Branch this May. Read on...
  58. Flag

    ACCORDS: Agreements between cities help clear hurdles to Camelot Landfill expansion

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The effort to expand the Farmers Branch-owned Camelot Landfill in Lewisville took a couple of major steps forward this month with the finalizing of negotiated agreements with the Cities of Lewisville and Carrollton. Read on...
  59. Marshals sworn in.

    CITY MARSHALS: Three sworn into service for new court office

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Bringing a wealth of law enforcement experience to Farmers Branch, three City Marshals have been sworn into service, establishing the first Marshals Office to serve all processes for the Municipal Court. Read on...
  60. Blue Bands

    SUPPORT: Free wristbands show support for Farmers Branch Police Department

    JUSTICE CENTER ~ Farmers Branch residents are invited to show their support for the Farmers Branch Police Department by picking up a "Standing with Farmers Branch Police" blue rubber bracelet at City Hall or at the Justice Center. Read on...
  61. water

    WATER & SEWER RATES: Proposed rate increase attributable to fixed costs from providers

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The record rainfall of 2015 in addition to a legal battle over the source for local drinking water is combining for a perfect storm the will likely result in higher water and sewer rates for the new fiscal year. Read on...
  62. Rapid Flash Crosswalk Beacons

    RAPID FLASH BEACONS: New flashing crosswalks designed to improve pedestrian safety

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In a continuing effort to improve pedestrian safety at strategic spots, the Farmers Branch Public Works Department has installed solar-powered rapid flash crosswalk signs at three locations. Read on...
  63. FBPD Exchange Zones

    SAFE ZONES: FBPD sets up exchange location for online business, child custody

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In an effort to further the safety of the community, the Farmers Branch Police Department has initiated a “Safe Exchange Zone” program for the exchange of items that have been bought, sold or traded or for child custody exchanges. Read on...
  64. MyFBTX App

    APP-SOLUTELY: Farmers Branch launches mobile app for smartphones and tablets

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Helping to put City of Farmers Branch information and resources at the fingertips of citizens, the Farmers Branch Mobile App for smartphones and tablets has debuted in Apple’s App Store and on the Android Marketplace. Read on...
  65. Drug take back.

    DRUGS: Prescription take back now possible five days a week at FBPD

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In what was previously a once or twice a year event, dropping off old prescription medications for proper disposal is now a permanent service offered by the Farmers Branch Police Department. Read on...
  66. Roses

    ROSE ROSETTE: Landscape Manager does battle against rose disease

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Growing a City of roses requires commitment, skill and sometimes information, in order to promote healthy plants that showcase our streets and neighborhoods. Read on...
  67. Stormy weather

    TORNADO: National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado skipped across Farmers Branch in May

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ After an on-site damage assessment, officials from the National Weather Service have confirmed the storm that hit Farmers Branch at about 2:35 a.m. May 24 included an EF-1 tornado. Read on...
  68. Don Ross

    LONG TERM PLANNING: Farmers Branch Fire Inspector reflects on graduating college at 70

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Not all college students graduate in the originally intended four years. Some take five, some take six. Don Ross was on the 50-year plan. Read on...
  69. Original bell from old church

    RING IN THE OLD: Original bell from Old Church finds its way home to the Historical Park

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ On an unusually warm Tuesday in January, a crew of specialized craftsmen carefully helped place a 100-plus-year-old bell back into the belfry where its service began in the 1890s. Read on...
  70. Bonds

    BONDS: Bond rating agencies assign sought-after 'AA+' to Farmers Branch in advance of sale

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In anticipation of a bond sale to fund the joint public safety dispatch system and the street improvement projects, two bond rating agencies have both assigned Farmers Branch the highly sought-after ‘AA+’ bond rating. Read on...
  71. City Hall

    PLATINUM: State Comptroller recognizes Farmers Branch as among the best in fiscal transparency

    AUSTIN ~ The Texas State Comptroller's office has named Farmers Branch as one of only 36 local governments in Texas to achieve their new Platinum award for financial transparency. Read on...
  72. David Austin Roses

    IN THE GARDEN: Gussie becomes a trial garden for England's David Austin Roses

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Now that the EarthKind Rose trial is over, the rose garden at Gussie Field Watterworth Park in Farmers Branch is becoming a trial garden for England's David Austin Roses. Read on...
  73. Cats

    FERAL CATS: Program to control feral cat population launched by Animal Services

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ City of Farmers Branch Animal Services has begun a program to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their environments in an effort to reduce the population. Read on...
  74. New construction

    DEMO/REBUILD: New incentives give homebuyers even more reason to build new homes

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ New "Demo/Rebuild" rules give homebuyers even more incentive to replace older homes with newer ones. Read on...
  75. FBPD

    Farmers Branch Police encourage education against scammers

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Although there has not been a substantial increase in reported scams, Farmers Branch Police want to be sure citizens are educated on the work done by con artists, in hopes of avoiding victimization. More >>
  76. Foundation repair ordinance protects Farmers Branch homeowners

    City Council lays foundation for repair industry practices

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In an effort to protect local residents against less qualified practitioners in the multi-billion dollar, unregulated Texas foundation repair industry, the Farmers Branch City Council passed an ordinance requiring a permit for foundation More >>
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