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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Additional measures implemented on certain parks during health emergency

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FBTX ~ In addition to all City buildings, the Historical Park, the Barney Wood Bark Park and the Citizen Collection Center closing for the duration of the national health emergency, the City of Farmers Branch announced additional measures on Thursday, des...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Residents warned to beware of coronavirus scammers

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FBTX ~ Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. The emails and post...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Shopping Hours listed for Seniors

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FBTX ~ In response to supply shortages in many products, some Farmers Branch stores have posted special shopping hours for seniors during the national emergency.

  • Walgreens at 13260 Josey offers shopping for anyone over 50 from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays.
  • Walma...
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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Dallas County shelter-in-place order now in effect

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UPDATE | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dallas County shelter-in-place order now in effect

FBTX  ~ By order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, all residents of Dallas County should shelter-in-place, thro...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor reimbursing residents for meals in local restaurants

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FBTX ~ Mayor Robert Dye is putting his own money where his own mouth is by offering reimbursements up to $25 for local residents that order takeout or delivery from a Farmers Branch restaurant during the coronavirus outbreak.

   All they ...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Election postponed until November

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FBTX ~ Acting on authorization from Austin, the Farmers Branch City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to postpone the 2020 municipal election from May 2 to November 3.

Recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic could present a shortage of poll workers a...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Secretary's Office seeking volunteers for Boards & Commissions

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FBTX ~ Anyone wishing to give back to the City through volunteer service on one of the City’s many Boards and Commissions is encouraged to check out the information page at fbboards.com and apply through the City Secretary’s Office.

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Get ready for Census Day, coming April 1

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FBTX ~ The City of Farmers Branch is encouraging all residents to step up and be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census as National Census Day has been planned for April 1.

   As required by the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Census has been conduc...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Summer Funshine registration now open for residents

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FBTX ~ Resident registration is now open for the Summer Funshine Program, a recreational day camp for children ages 6-12 that is held at Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center beginning May 29.

   The program Monday through Friday (ex...

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City News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Parking lot improvements begin Tuesday at Manske Library

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FBTX ~ Construction to improve the Manske Library’s detached, south parking lot will begin on Tuesday, March 10 and is expected to last between four and six weeks, weather permitting.

   The work, taking place within the red bou...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Manske Library announces 2nd Annual Bookmark Contest

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Manske Library’s 2nd Annual Bookmark Contest is now underway through March 31.

   Patrons of all ages are invited to submit an original design to go along with the Library’s Summer Re...

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City News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Sister City program plans summer sojourn

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Sister City program is making plans to send a delegation of residents to Garbsen Germany June 15 to 24 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their sister city relationship. The Sister City program is a cultural and economic exchan...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Citizen Police Academy to begin March 19

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FBTX ~ Continuing its tradition of excellence through cooperative education, the Farmers Branch Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is accepting applications for its Spring session, starting March 19.

   The class continu...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Power Switch provider offers competitive rate on 100 percent green energy

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FBTX ~ The popular Farmers Branch Power Switch program has marked a milestone with the current cycle’s new electricity provider dealing in 100 percent renewable energy and offering a competitive rate to assist residents in lowering their costs.

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City News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Mayor & Council District 2 up for balloting this year

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FBTX ~ At the close of filing for the 2020 Farmers Branch City Council elections, two candidates had filed in each race - for Mayor and for Council District 2.

   In the Mayor’s race, Brenda Brodrick will face incumbent Robert C...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Residents will be invited to offer input on I-35E corridor vision

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FBTX ~ Residents and businesspeople will play a key role as Farmers Branch City leaders undertake a visioning process in 2020 in order to gain a clearer picture of what the corridor on both sides of Interstate 35E through Farmers Branch will look like in ...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City leaders looking for teens to serve on Youth Council

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FBTX ~ Mayor Robert Dye and the Farmers Branch City Council are actively searching for high school students in the community to serve on the first Farmers Branch Youth Council.

   The goal of the Youth Council is to create a pathway for y...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Online magazine names Farmers Branch third best place to live in Dallas

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FBTX ~ In their annual list of top 20 best places to live in Dallas, MoneyInc.com has proclaimed Farmers Branch to be number three on the list, behind only Frisco and Addison.

   MoneyInc.com author Liz Flynn said the most common factors ...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Dallas County offers coronavirus resource info

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FBTX ~ With heavy news coverage on the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, along with anecdotal confirmed cases in the U.S., the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department has released resources so residents can have the best possible informatio...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

West Side Water Tower officially recognized

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FBTX ~ Since 2006, the Tnemec corporation has celebrated the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on water tanks with the annual Tank of the Year contest. 

   Each year, tanks of all varieties from across the U.S. and Can...

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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

West Side Art Trail to connect neighborhoods

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FBTX – City of Farmers Branch residents and visitors will soon have more transportation options for getting around the city with the advent of the “Westside Art Trail,” a $10.4 million project with construction largely funded...

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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Commemorating olden days garners 21st century award for Historical Park

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SOUTHLAKE ~ The Farmers Branch Historical Park has been recognized by the DFW Area Parks & Recreation Directors Association with the 2019 Arts & Entertainment Award for the Historical Park’s Laura Ingalls Wilder event.

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Firehouse leaps into professional ranks

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FBTX ~ Operated as a community theatre since its founding, the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch has joined the Actor’s Equity Association, meaning it has graduated to the ranks of professional theatre.

   According to D Magaz...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Sustainability Manager leads discussion with philanthropist

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DALLAS ~ Last week, Farmers Branch Sustainability Manager Katy Evans (left) shared the stage with local restauranteur and philanthropist Shannon Wynne, leading a discussion about his journey to becoming an environmental activist.

   The e...

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City News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Branch Connection celebrated on 20th anniversary

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FBTX ~ The 20th anniversary of The Branch Connection was observed at the Silver & Gold Soiree, including special ceremonies Saturday evening at the facility, followed by a special dance.

   Farmers Branch Mayor Robert C. Dye welcomed ...

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Residents can compost without dealing with a bin

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FBTX ~ Thanks to a new program offered by the Farmers Branch Department of Sustainability & Public Health, residents will now be able to participate in composting without dealing with the challenges of a composting bin at home.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Mayor implements new office hours for new year

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FBTX ~ Mayor Robert Dye will be available for open office hours at City Hall every second and fourth Tuesday, from 8 to 11 a.m. and second and fourth Friday from 3 until 5 p.m.

   Everyone is invited to drop by City Hall to visit with the...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Senior homestead exemption savings equals 4-cents on property tax rate

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to lower the property tax bills of the over-65 population in Farmers Branch by an equivalent of 4-cents on the property tax rate.

   The Council raised the Resident Ho...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Night Court starts January 21

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FBTX ~ In an effort to increase community compliance, Farmers Branch Municipal Court is adding a Code Enforcement docket in the evening on the third Tuesday of every month, beginning January 21.

   Hours will be from 5 until 6:45 p.m. Res...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Aquatics' Ashley Muñoz heralded by national professional organization

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AOAP ~ Farmers Branch Aquatics Supervisor Ashley Muñoz has been named the Competitor Swim Aquatic Professional of the Month by the Association of Aquatic Professionals.

   She is directly responsible for up to 75 part-time staf...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Retana tapped for NLC committee assignment

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WASHINGTON ~ Farmers Branch City Council Member Cristal Retana has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2020 Human Development federal advocacy committee.

   This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Vacation House Watch provides peace of mind

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FBTX ~ The Vacation House Watch program is a program developed by the Farmers Branch Police Department designed to provide peace of mind to Farmers Branch residents while they are away from home for extended periods of time.

   Members of...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Employees volunteer to give back to the community

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FBTX ~ Members of the Parks and Recreation team spent part of their Tuesday afternoon volunteering at the Metrocrest Services Holiday Site, helping local families shop for Christmas presents. Three of them were shopping assistants who stayed with families...

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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

New state-of-the-art 911 system delivers better, more accurate information

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CARROLLTON ~ The North Texas Emergency Communications Center, which serves the cities of Carrollton, Coppell, and Farmers Branch, as well as the Town of Addison, recently upgraded its 911 communications infrastructure to a new, all-digital NextGen911 syst...

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City News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Library to discontinue use of online learning platform

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FBTX ~ As of December 31, the Farmers Branch Manske Library will no longer subscribe to LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, as the online learning tool plans to make substantial changes to its terms of service that would significantly impact library us...

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City News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Parks Construction Crew is making a point

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FBTX ~ Kerry Phillips and the Parks Construction Crew has been hard at work installing a gabled entryway to The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, just in time for the Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday.

   The structure is made of a ste...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Riparian 'Grow Zone' planted by KFBB & Polk Middle School

Riparian Grow Zone planting

FBTX ~ Keep Farmers Branch Beautiful joined up with the yearbook team from Polk Middle School and Parks crew members to create a riparian "Grow Zone" along Rawhide Creek near the Farmers Branch Manske Library.

   The bare ground...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

FBPD moves notifications to Branch Alert

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Police Department has discontinued use of the alert system Tip411 in favor of the more widely-used Branch Alert system which also offers subscribers information on a variety of topics, including weather bulletins.

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

FBPD's "AT HOME" program helps improve safety for homebound residents

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FBTX ~ The AT HOME initiative of the Farmers Branch Police Department is designed to improve the safety and security of home-bound residents in Farmers Branch who live alone by providing weekly telephone contact.

   The call, from the Far...

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City News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

City conforms to regular posted dates, special proclamations

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FBTX ~ Flags on City offices and facilities should be lowered to half-staff only on six regular occasions throughout the year or by order of the governor or president.

   Unless otherwise noted, on such occasions, flags should fly at half...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Keep Farmers Branch Beautiful a focus of new 'Cultivating the Branch' video program

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FBTX ~ Helping to detail the ever-expanding activity of this dynamic community group, Farmers Branch Parks Landscape Manager Pam Smith talks about "Keep Farmers Branch Beautiful" and some of their recent projects as part of the new edition of &q...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Code Enforcement recognized nationally for community outreach efforts

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BLOOMINGTON, MN ~ The American Association of Code Enforcement has recognized the Farmers Branch Code Enforcement office with their "Innovative Code Program" award, bestowed last week at their national conference.

   The team wa...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Newly formalized Parks Construction Crew uses tools of their trade to improve the City

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FBTX ~ As the grandson of a church builder, Kerry Phillips brings a rich heritage to his new position as Parks Construction Manager.

   Along with co-workers Mark Moffeit as Project Specialist II and Frank Molina as Project Specialist I, ...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Fire Department receives federal grant to assist in staffing

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FBTX ~ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Farmers Branch Fire Department a Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

   The City will receive $1,008,534 to hire s...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

City Council schedules 2020 meeting dates

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council decided dates for their regularly scheduled meetings for the upcoming 2020 calendar year during their work session earlier this week.

   Regular meeting dates include: January 7 & 21, February 4 ...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Emergency Management reminds residents that sirens are designed to be heard outdoors

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FBTX ~ In the aftermath of Sunday's weather, the Farmers Branch Emergency Management Office reminds residents that the City’s eight Outdoor Warning Sirens are activated for threats that affect the safety of residents such as tornados, large hail...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Trail work continues with east side projects & west side trail alignment planning

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FBTX ~ With the stated goal of promoting a safe pedestrian and bicycle-oriented trail network, construction continues on the Farmers Branch Trail System.

   The Trail Master Plan was adopted by the City Council in 2015. It received a boos...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Parks crews put skills to the test in local rodeo

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FBTX ~ Farmers Branch Parks crews put their skills to the test at the internal Parks and Recreation Rodeo held recently to determine who would represent the local department in regional competition.

   Events included mower obstacle cours...

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City News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Council approves new regulations for short-term rental operators

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FBTX ~ In the age of online access to everything from private rooms or homes to rent, a new City Council-approved ordinance better defines the nature of how short-term rentals integrate into Farmers Branch neighborhoods in a positive manner.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

PGBT lane widening project traverses west side

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FBTX ~ Drivers traveling the President George Bush Turnpike will see work underway to widen and improve the roadway between Interstate 35E in Carrollton and Belt Line Road in Irving, encompassing the stretch of the tollway that runs down the western side ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mike Mashburn promoted to be new Director of Parks & Recreation

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FBTX ~ With impeccable credentials and a track record of success, Mike Mashburn has been promoted to Director of Parks & Recreation, according to City Manager Charles Cox.

   After earning his degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies,...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

New adoption trailer unveiled at Bark Park opening

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FBTX ~ Made possible by a generous endowment left to the Animal Adoption Center by Ms. Sue Moore, mobile pet adoptions in Farmers Branch will now be more accessible.

   The new mobile Adoption Trailer was unveiled as part of the festiviti...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Farmers Branch is one of only three Texas cities cited for Performance Excellence

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WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association has announced that Farmers Branch, Texas, has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with ICMA's highest award - the Certificate of Excellence in Performan...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare with headquarters relocation

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FBTX ~ With a great deal of excitement and anticipation, the City of Farmers Branch has announced that Tenet Healthcare Corporation has signed a long-term lease for the company’s new corporate headquarters, at International Plaza Building I in Farmers Bra...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

New Historical Park Manager is historically qualified for the job

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FBTX ~ With a passion for history, an eye for detail, and a wealth of knowledge and museum expertise to her credit, Hillary Kidd has been promoted to the position of Farmers Branch Historical Park Manager.

   Prior to joining the Parks an...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Red Light Camera enforcement has ceased

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FBTX ~ With the advent of new state law, outlawing the use of red light cameras, local enforcement of violations recorded on camera ceased on June 1, the date the bill was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

   Any recent red l...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

City wins state awards for eNews, ED Update video series

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch community eNewsletter, "Branch Bulletin" received the Award of Excellence as one of the best in Texas at the recent conference of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers, in Denton.

   T...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Butterfly Garden designated as Monarch Waystation Habitat

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FBTX ~ A very special Native Butterfly/Pollinator Garden within the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch has been designated as an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation Habitat by the Monarch Watch wing of the University of Kansas Entomology Program.

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Census says population estimate tops 40K

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FBTX ~ Indicative of the growth seen in recent years, the population of Farmers Branch is now estimated above 40,000 for the first time, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census.

   With a population estimated at 40,209, Farme...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

SUNDAY STORM SUMMARY: NWS evaluating damage

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FBTX ~ Officials from the National Weather Service were in Farmers Branch Monday afternoon, evaluating damage left behind by a suspected tornado, accompanying a strong line of thunderstorms that swept through Farmers Branch Sunday afternoon.

Heavy damage w...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Barney Wood Bark Park sets grand opening festivities for July 19

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FBTX ~ Slightly more than a week remains until the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department conducts grand opening ceremonies for the City’s first-ever dog park, the Barney Wood Bark Park, on Friday, July 19 from 6 until 8 p.m.

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City News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council takes landmark step towards ending child homelessness in Farmers Branch

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FBTX ~ In line with the priorities of their strategic plan, and motivated by the recent Point-in-Time count, that identified 43 homeless C-FB ISD students living in Farmers Branch, the Farmers Branch City Council on Tuesday took a landmark step towards en...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Residents should beware of scam calls from West Africa

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FBTX ~ The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers against scam robocalls that are targeting specific area codes in bursts.

   The calls are coming mostly from the "222" and "232" country codes which are...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

FBPD warns residents to be vigilant for scammers

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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.

Scammers will prey on a person’s fear, desire to make easy money, compassion...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

City and School District come together on new projects

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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 of Farmers Branch and the District, are setting the stage...

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City News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Futuristic pilot launches with new market season

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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.

   The City of Farmers Branch, Texas is staking a claim for progressi...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

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

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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.

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

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

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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. 
    The new project on the 14-acre tract will include retai...
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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

FBPD warns residents to be wary of unlicensed solicitors

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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.
    Information has been received that residents in the area of...
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City News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

BRANCH ALERT: New system targets information to specific, geographic areas

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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.  
Anyone wishing to receive thi...
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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

MANSKE MOBILE: New app puts Library at your fingertips 24/7

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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.
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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2017

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

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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 between Farmers Branch and Addison back to their staff ...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2017

RECYCLING: Numbers show huge results in first nine months of curbside program

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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.  
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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2017

DONATION: Metrocrest Hospital Authority donates lifesaving equipment to FBFD

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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.
   Providing consistent chest compressions when administeri...
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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2017

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

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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.

   A local instructor, Rotha has been teaching water fitness for more th...
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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2016

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

Open Information Request Portal 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.    The City recently purchas...Read on... Public Information Request Portal City News
Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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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 for Far...Read on...

City News
Posted on: November 30, 2016

NEW ARCHIVE: City records archive now available to anyone online

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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.
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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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.

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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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.

Scammers are targeting the elderly by telling them they saw a squirrel scamper into their attic and for a couple of hu...Read on...

City News
Posted on: September 20, 2016

GOOD WITH NUMBERS: Sherrelle Evans-Jones brings wealth of experience to Finance Department

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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...

City News
Posted on: September 2, 2016

FBPD: David Hale takes the reins as Chief of Police

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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.

Succeeding the retired Sid Fuller, Chief Hale brings a wealth of law enforcement traini...Read on...

City News
Posted on: August 24, 2016

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

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FARMERS BRANCH ~ With confidence in her leadership as well as her proven aptitude for business development, expansion and retention, Farmers Branch City Manager Charles S. Cox has promoted Allison Cook to the post of Director of Economic Development &...Read on...

City News
Posted on: July 21, 2016

VALLEY VIEW: Construction will swap lanes in upcoming work

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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.

The initial phase of the project involved the repla...Read on...

City News
Posted on: July 27, 2016

SHARROWS: New lane markings encourage harmony between motorists and cyclists

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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.

Crews started putt...Read on...

City News
Posted on: July 27, 2016

PROMOTION: John Land becomes Deputy City Manager

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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.

"I can think of no one ...Read on...

City News
Posted on: July 27, 2016

IMM: Integrated Mosquito Management combatting warm weather pests

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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.

Resident...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

CERTIFIED: City Secretary receives certification from international agency

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

The IIMC grants the CMC designation only tho those municipal clerks w...Read on...

City News
Posted on: June 20, 2016

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

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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.

Soon to ri...Read on...

City News
Posted on: April 13, 2016

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

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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.

"Citizen-provided...Read on...

City News
Posted on: April 13, 2016

ALARMS: Changes to ordinance designed to reduce false alarm calls

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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 local alarm ordinance, designed to keep officers on the street and away from false ala...Read on...

City News
Posted on: March 2, 2016

RECYCLING PROGRAM NOW UNDERWAY: Set materials out by 7 a.m.

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FARMERS BRANCH ~ After an absence of 15 years, the new curbside recycling program in Farmers Branch has begun.

When rolled out for pickup, recycling containers should be placed near the same location as garbage collection (curb or alley) behind the ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

LIVE: Four partner cities now live on state-of-the-art dispatch center

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

City News
Posted on: April 6, 2016

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

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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 of F...Read on...

City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

RECYCLING: What can be recycled?

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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.

A calendar for...Read on...

City News
Posted on: February 5, 2016

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

At Home Farmers Branch 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. The 137,000 square foot store will be in the building formerly occupied by Walmar...Read on... City News
Posted on: February 1, 2016

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

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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.

Fulfillment of the ...Read on...

City News
Posted on: January 12, 2016

CITY MARSHALS: Three sworn into service for new court office

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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.

Jesse Ramon, Jr., Gary Elkin...Read on...

City News
Posted on: November 12, 2015

SUPPORT: Free wristbands show support for Farmers Branch Police Department

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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.
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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2015

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

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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.

Most costs associate...Read on...

City News
Posted on: September 28, 2015

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

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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.

The rapid flashing of beacons is activated...Read on...

City News
Posted on: August 5, 2015

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

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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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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2015

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

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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.

Entitled “MyFB...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

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

Drug take back.

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.

Sergeant Terry Eoff said the new receptac...Read on...

City News
Posted on: April 6, 2015

ROSE ROSETTE: Landscape Manager does battle against rose disease

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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.
Farmers Branch Parks Landscape Manager Pam Smith said local rose gardeners s...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

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

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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.

The large storm cell swept across the Metroplex fr...Read on...

City News
Posted on: January 2, 2015

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

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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. A part-time Farmers Branch Fire Inspector for the past five years, Don is fondly looking bac...Read on...

City News
Posted on: April 6, 2015

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

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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.

The Old Church at the Farmers Branch Historical Park...Read on...

City News
Posted on: July 1, 2014

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

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FARMERS BRANCH ~ In anticipation of a bond sale to fund the new joint public safety dispatch system and the voter-approved 10-year street improvement project, bond rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poors have both assigned Farmers Branch the ...Read on...

City News
Posted on: March 20, 2014

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

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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.

The Comptroller's Leadership Circle Program has recognized Farmers Branc...Read on...

City News
Posted on: March 13, 2014

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

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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.

Volunteers from local rose societies along with Farmers Branch ...Read on...

City News
Posted on: February 11, 2014

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

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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. Studies have shown that this method, sterilization rather than euthanasia, effec...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2014

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

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

The availability of quality housing stock in the City of Farmers Branch encourages the retention of businesses, attracts new...Read on...

Policy & Application City News
Posted on: April 4, 2013

Farmers Branch Police encourage education against scammers

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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.

Farmers Branch Police Lieutenant Jay...More >>

City News
Posted on: April 15, 2013

City Council lays foundation for repair industry practices

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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 14, 2020

Residents will be invited to offer input on I-35E corridor vision

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FBTX ~ Residents and businesspeople will play a key role as Farmers Branch City leaders undertake a visioning process in 2020 in order to gain a clearer picture of what the corridor on both sides of Interstate 35E through Farmers Branch will look like in ...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City leaders looking for teens to serve on Youth Council

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FBTX ~ Mayor Robert Dye and the Farmers Branch City Council are actively searching for high school students in the community to serve on the first Farmers Branch Youth Council.

   The goal of the Youth Council is to create a pathway for y...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Online magazine names Farmers Branch third best place to live in Dallas

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FBTX ~ In their annual list of top 20 best places to live in Dallas, MoneyInc.com has proclaimed Farmers Branch to be number three on the list, behind only Frisco and Addison.

   MoneyInc.com author Liz Flynn said the most common factors ...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

West Side Art Trail to connect neighborhoods

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FBTX – City of Farmers Branch residents and visitors will soon have more transportation options for getting around the city with the advent of the “Westside Art Trail,” a $10.4 million project with construction largely funded...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Station Area RFQ applications open

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FBTX ~ The City of Farmers Branch is soliciting developer qualifications from firms interested in providing master development services for the city owned land surrounding the Station Area. This is a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) located adjacent to ...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Trail work continues with east side projects & west side trail alignment planning

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FBTX ~ With the stated goal of promoting a safe pedestrian and bicycle-oriented trail network, construction continues on the Farmers Branch Trail System.

   The Trail Master Plan was adopted by the City Council in 2015. It received a boos...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Senior homestead exemption savings equals 4-cents on property tax rate

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to lower the property tax bills of the over-65 population in Farmers Branch by an equivalent of 4-cents on the property tax rate.

   The Council raised the Resident Ho...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Fire Department receives federal grant to assist in staffing

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FBTX ~ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Farmers Branch Fire Department a Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

   The City will receive $1,008,534 to hire s...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

PGBT lane widening project traverses west side

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FBTX ~ Drivers traveling the President George Bush Turnpike will see work underway to widen and improve the roadway between Interstate 35E in Carrollton and Belt Line Road in Irving, encompassing the stretch of the tollway that runs down the western side ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare with headquarters relocation

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FBTX ~ With a great deal of excitement and anticipation, the City of Farmers Branch has announced that Tenet Healthcare Corporation has signed a long-term lease for the company’s new corporate headquarters, at International Plaza Building I in Farmers Bra...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Farmers Branch is one of only three Texas cities cited for Performance Excellence

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WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association has announced that Farmers Branch, Texas, has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with ICMA's highest award - the Certificate of Excellence in Performan...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Census says population estimate tops 40K

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FBTX ~ Indicative of the growth seen in recent years, the population of Farmers Branch is now estimated above 40,000 for the first time, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census.

   With a population estimated at 40,209, Farme...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Council approves new regulations for short-term rental operators

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FBTX ~ In the age of online access to everything from private rooms or homes to rent, a new City Council-approved ordinance better defines the nature of how short-term rentals integrate into Farmers Branch neighborhoods in a positive manner.

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council takes landmark step towards ending child homelessness in Farmers Branch

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FBTX ~ In line with the priorities of their strategic plan, and motivated by the recent Point-in-Time count, that identified 43 homeless C-FB ISD students living in Farmers Branch, the Farmers Branch City Council on Tuesday took a landmark step towards en...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: May 8, 2017

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

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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. 
    The new project on the 14-acre tract will include retai...
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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: October 19, 2016

NEW BUDGET: No property tax increase included in new fiscal year budget

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FARMERS BRANCH ~ Following the October 1 start to the new fiscal year, Farmers Branch City Manager Charles S. Cox and his staff have embarked on executing the 2016-2017 fiscal year, $97 million City budget. Coming in about 1 percent lower than the previou...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

The Library's Book Return is Closed

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The Library’s book return is closed until further notice. Please keep all of your materials until the Library re-opens. All due dates will be extended until the Library re-opens, and no overdue fines accrued after March 13 will be charged to you...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Questions About Your Library Account?

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Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about Library services during our closure:

What about materials I currently have checked out?

All items currently checked out will have their due dates extended until the Library re-opens. No overdue fines w...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Library Closed Beginning March 13

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Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to avoid introducing the coronavirus to vulnerable populations, the City of Farmers Branch is following the other Dallas County jurisdictions and has announced that the Library will be closed until further n...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: February 19, 2020

The 2020 Census: Coming Soon to Farmers Branch!

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Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. For more information, see the Farmers Branch Census 2020 page or visit 2020Census.gov.

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Parking Lot Improvements to Begin Tuesday, March 10

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Construction to improve the Manske Library’s detached, south parking lot will begin on Tuesday, March 10 and is expected to last between four and six weeks, weather permitting.  The work, taking place within the red boundary, will affec...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: March 3, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Second Annual Bookmark Design Contest

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Show your love of reading and libraries with the Second Annual Library Bookmark Contest! This year’s theme is "Imagine Your Story." Patrons of all ages are invited to participate by submitting an original design for a brand new Library...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Online Library Card Application

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New library patrons can sign up for a library card by using the Online Library Card Application. Simply fill out the application, and bring you photo ID and proof of current address to the Circulation Desk to complete the process within 30 days. ...

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Library Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: November 27, 2019

Spring 2020 Farmers Branch Living Brochure

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Click here to check out the Spring 2020 Farmers Branch Living >

Online registration is available for many of our activities and programs. Visit our online registration site at www.farmersbranchliving.com.

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Parks Construction Crew is making a point

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FBTX ~ Kerry Phillips and the Parks Construction Crew has been hard at work installing a gabled entryway to The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, just in time for the Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday.

   The structure is made of a ste...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Employees volunteer to give back to the community

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FBTX ~ Members of the Parks and Recreation team spent part of their Tuesday afternoon volunteering at the Metrocrest Services Holiday Site, helping local families shop for Christmas presents. Three of them were shopping assistants who stayed with families...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mike Mashburn promoted to be new Director of Parks & Recreation

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FBTX ~ With impeccable credentials and a track record of success, Mike Mashburn has been promoted to Director of Parks & Recreation, according to City Manager Charles Cox.

   After earning his degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies,...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 25, 2019

New Historical Park Manager is historically qualified for the job

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FBTX ~ With a passion for history, an eye for detail, and a wealth of knowledge and museum expertise to her credit, Hillary Kidd has been promoted to the position of Farmers Branch Historical Park Manager.

   Prior to joining the Parks an...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Barney Wood Bark Park sets grand opening festivities for July 19

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FBTX ~ Slightly more than a week remains until the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department conducts grand opening ceremonies for the City’s first-ever dog park, the Barney Wood Bark Park, on Friday, July 19 from 6 until 8 p.m.

   T...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Butterfly Garden designated as Monarch Waystation Habitat

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FBTX ~ A very special Native Butterfly/Pollinator Garden within the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch has been designated as an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation Habitat by the Monarch Watch wing of the University of Kansas Entomology Program.

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Parks & Rec Spotlight

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