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    REOPENING: The Branch Connection set to reopen March 15

    The Branch Connection will gradually re-open to members starting Monday, March 15, after being closed for almost a year. TBC leaders have adopted a safe process to allow access to the facility and current programming. Read on...
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    PILOT PROGRAM: Garbage cart pilot program launches in April

    The City of Farmers Branch and Community Waste Disposal, or CWD, will soon launch a pilot program for residents on the east side of the City who want to use a garbage cart for solid waste collection. Read on...
  3. vaccine bottles lined up

    VOLUNTEERS: Fair Park volunteers can be vaccinated

    Volunteering at a COVID-19 vaccination hub offers another means of getting the vaccine. Read on...
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    MASKS REQUIRED: City COVID precautions will continue

    Governor Greg Abbott announced this week he will drop the state's mask mandate and allow all Texas businesses to open at 100 percent capacity beginning March 10. Read on...
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    NON-EMERGENCY: *247 is new non-emergency cell number

    In any life-threatening or urgent emergency, remember to call 911. However, when non-life-threatening problems occur, or the issue at hand is not dangerous or not in-progress, remember to call our Police Department at 972.484.3620 or NTCC at *247. Read on...
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    VOLUNTEER: Board applications remain open through May 1

    The City still needs volunteers who are registered voters interested in serving the community. Applications are now being accepted for candidates to serve on a Farmers Branch Board or Commission. Read on...
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    WATER LEAKS: Water bills can be adjusted for residents

    In order to assist residential customers with potentially high water bills related to burst pipes during the recent freeze, the Farmers Branch Finance Department will adjust March water bills to reflect the same amount charged in March 2020. Read on...
  8. Green Grabber storm cleanup

    SPECIAL PICKUP: City solid waste collection back on schedule

    The City's solid waste collection agency, Community Waste Disposal or CWD, spent Monday through Wednesday the week following the severe winter weather event collecting the accumulated solid waste. Read on...
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    STORM RECOVERY: Residents are eligible for repair & recovery help

    The prolonged winter storm last week has created a substantial and unexpected financial burden on almost all Texans, including residents of Farmers Branch. Read on...
  10. Dine in open sign

    RESUME CAPACITY: Restaurants and bars may resume limited capacity

    Governor Gregg Abbott has now authorized Texas businesses, including restaurants, to resume a 75 percent capacity and bars may allow a 50 percent capacity under certain conditions. Read on...
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    APPLY: City boards and commissions need volunteers

    Anyone wishing to give back to the City through service on one of the City’s many Boards and Commissions is encouraged to check out the information page at fbboards.com and apply online through the City Secretary’s office through May 1. Read on...
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    SAFETY: Residents can help Police fight crime with SafeCam

    SafeCam is one of the Farmers Branch Police Department's most innovative crime prevention tools. Citizens who register their private surveillance cameras could provide evidence to help in future investigations. Read on...
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    COVID UPDATE: Dallas County now has five 'hub' vaccine centers

    FBTX ~ Dallas County now has five hub vaccination centers where people in Phases 1A and 1B can be vaccinated: Baylor University Medical Ctr, Dallas County Health & Human Services, Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Ctr & Garland Health Department. Read on...
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    STEMMONS: Residents will be invited to offer input on I-35E corridor vision

    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. Read on...
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    MONEYINC.COM: Online magazine names Farmers Branch third best place to live in Dallas

    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. Read on...
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    TRAILS: West Side Art Trail to connect neighborhoods

    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. Read on...
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    COMPOST: Residents can compost without dealing with a bin

    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. Read on...
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    BIG RELOCATION: Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare headquarters

    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 their new corporate headquarters, at International Plaza Building I in Farmers Branch. Read on...
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    LANDMARK ACTION: City Council takes huge step towards ending child homelessness in Farmers Branch

    FBTX ~ In line with the priorities of their strategic plan, and motivated by the recent count, that identified 43 homeless students living in Farmers Branch, the City Council has taken a landmark step towards ending child homelessness in the city. Read on...
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    FRAUD: 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...
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    E-COURT: 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...
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    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 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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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    BUZZZZZ: 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...
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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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