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LBJ EXPRESS plans ribbon cutting to open $2.4 billion project, September 10 FARMERS BRANCH ~ Set to open some three months ahead of schedule, officials with the LBJ Express project have confirmed that the $2.4 billion overhaul of Interstate 635 through Dallas and Farmers Branch is scheduled to be completely open September 10.
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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.
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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.
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Farmers Branch City Hall
WE'RE NUMBER FIVE: Farmers Branch called out as 5th best place to start a business in Texas FARMERS BRANCH ~ Crunching numbers from the U.S. Census bureau on business climate and economic health of the area, the financial analysis site NerdWallet.com has ranked Farmers Branch as the fifth best place to start a business in Texas.
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City Hall
VALUES UP: DCAD reports Farmers Branch taxable property values climb another 7.7 percent DALLAS ~ Increases in commercial, residential and business personal property values have resulted in taxable property values in Farmers Branch increasing 7.7 percent, according to figures released this week by the Dallas Central Appraisal District.
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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.
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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.
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Sid Fuller
STATS: Crime hits 15-year low in 2014 according to FBPD report FARMERS BRANCH ~ Citing community partnerships and advances in technology, Farmers Branch Police Chief Sid Fuller announced this week that overall crime in Farmers Branch dropped to it’s lowest level in the past 15 years with 997 incidents reported.
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