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Posted on: May 10, 2021

MOSQUITOS: Fight the Bite!

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Mosquito season is here!

Warm, humid weather and pooling water sets the stage for an active mosquito season. Mosquitoes only need a tiny amount of water to lay their eggs. You can help fight the bite!Mosquitoes can transmit dangerous and life threatening v...

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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

SAVINGS: Registration open to all for Spring Power Switch

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Registration is now open for the Spring 2021 edition of Farmers Branch Power Switch, enabling participating residents to potentially save hundreds of dollars on their electric bills in the coming years.
There is no obligation and no cost to register. On Ma...
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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

CLOSURE: Library closing in May to accommodate renovation

Manske Library Concept Front Drawing

Have you seen your Manske Library lately? The major renovation is transforming the front facade and the next phase of construction will overhaul the Library's interior.

However, the scope of the project requires the Library to close beginning Frid...

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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

REOPENING: Firehouse Theatre to open "Cotton Patch Gospel"

FHT Cotton Patch Gospel

The Firehouse Theatre will move their action to their back lot with an outdoor production of the "Cotton Patch Gospel" on select nights, May 6 through 23.

Based on the book "The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John" by Clarence Jord...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

GARBAGE CART: Pilot Garbage Cart Program re-opens

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Due to continued demand, the City has re-opened the pilot program for residents who want to use a garbage cart for solid waste collection.

The program will offer garbage cart collection service thru September 30 at a one-time cost of $76. A gray cart will ...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

LOVE LOCKS: Farmers Branch ready for your Love Locks

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The Arts and Culture Committee, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, has unveiled the Farmers Branch itera­tion of Love Locks.

The art piece was fabricated and constructed completely in-house by the Parks Special Projects Crew. ...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

TRIBUTE BANDS: Denton Drive Live! 2021 kicks off April 10

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Denton Drive Live! is back! The new season will run from April 10 until September 11 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, featuring some of Texas’ premier bands.
The free performances will be held every second Saturday and wi...
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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

PLAYGROUND UPDATE: Mallon Park gets modern, modular equipment

Parks crew installing new play structures at Mallon Park

With summer coming up fast, Parks and Recreation crews are working hard to finish the Mallon Park Playground upgrade.
The old playground equipment has been replaced by a bright green-and-purple, modular design with an engineered wood fiber surface and an a...
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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

NON EMERGENCY: Call *247 from a cell phone for non-emergencies

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The Farmers Branch public safety dispatch and operations organization has created a new, simpler way for residents to contact first responders for non-emergency needs by calling *247 from any cell phone to reach the North Texas Emergency Communic...
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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

MASKS REQUIRED: City COVID precautions reimplemented

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During the March 16 meeting and after extensive debate, the City Council directed staff to reimplement the policy requirement for face masks or face coverings for customers visiting any City facility. This requirement will stay in place until June 30, at ...
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City News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

SAFETY: Residents can help Police fight crime with SafeCam

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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.
The goal is to deter crime and promo...
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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

STEMMONS: 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

MONEYINC.COM: 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: January 23, 2020

TRAILS: 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 22, 2020

COMPOST: 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: June 7, 2019

BIG RELOCATION: Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare headquarters

International Plaza

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 F...

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City News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

LANDMARK ACTION: City Council takes huge 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: September 19, 2018

FRAUD: 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, ...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

E-COURT: 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

ECONOMIC 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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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: 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 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...

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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: July 27, 2016

BUZZZZZ: 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 involv...

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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.

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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: 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...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2015

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

Rapid Flash Crosswalk Beacons

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.

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City News
Posted on: August 5, 2015

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

FBPD Exchange Zones

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.

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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

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

Original bell from old church

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.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

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

interstate-35-sign

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

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

City in a Park 430 by 430

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

Katie video thumbnail on West Side Art Trail

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: 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: 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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2016-17 fiscal year budget Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare with headquarters relocation

International Plaza

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: April 4, 2019

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

Lonely teddy bear

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

Bridgeview mixed use project photo

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Library closing May 14 to accommodate renovation

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In the next phase of a major renovation, the Farmers Branch Manske Library will close to the public beginning Friday, May 14 for an estimated four to five weeks.
During this time, materials will be unavailable for checkout and return. At the same time, no&...
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Library Spotlight
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Manske Sprouts Gardening Kits Now Available for Check Out

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Warm weather have you dreaming of gardening?  Need to repot that office plant? Check out one of our eight gardening kits now available at Manske Library! Each kit comes with 3 hand tools (2 hand trowels and a cultivator tool), 2 gardening books, ...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: October 8, 2020

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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