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Posted on: October 16, 2020

AWARDS: The Branch Connection & Historical Park recognized by state association

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FBTX ~ Two Parks and Recreation Department operations were recognized at Tuesday's City Council meeting for excellence in serving their audience.

   The Texas Recreation And Parks Society North Region award for 'Arts and Humanities Progra...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

NEWS: Veteran news anchor named incoming Communications Director

Jeff Brady named new Communications Director

FBTX ~ Following an exhaustive national search, Farmers Branch City Manager Charles Cox has named former television news anchor Jeff L. Brady as the incoming Director of Communications.
   In January, Brady will replace current Communicat...
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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

TAKEBACK DAY: Police partner with DEA for Take Back Day on Oct 24

DEA Take Back Day 2020

FBTX ~ Once again, the Farmers Branch Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative, encouraging residents to dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications.
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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

CELEBRATE: Day of the Dead Celebration returns Oct 29

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Historical Park is again preparing for an annual intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. 
   Festivities will include Mariachi Los Reyes d...
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Posted on: October 2, 2020

SPOOKY: Halloween grows 'Branches' this year

Tour of Frights

FBTX ~ All Hallow's Eve has taken a new form locally this year - Halloween in the Branch, a nearly monthlong celebration featuring one virtual and two in-person events.
   Halloween in the Branch will start with The Spla...
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Posted on: October 2, 2020

CHANGES: Finance announces one promotion and one return

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FBTX ~ With this week's retirement of longtime controller Mayve Strong, Finance Director Sherrelle Evans-Jones has announced one promotion and one return to the City staff.

   Pam DeHon has been promoted from Senior Accountant to...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

SELF SERVE: New Citizen Self Service portal has launched

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FBTX ~ As part of a massive update of software and connecting systems, the City of Farmers Branch has launched a new Citizen Self Service portal on the City’s main website at www.farmersbranchtx.gov.

   The new portal can be use...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

RETIRING: Manager Pam Smith to retire in November

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FBTX ~ After a tour of duty with the City of Farmers Branch totaling 25 years, a local fixture of the City staff, Landscape Manager Pam Smith, will retire on November 2.

   Pam made the announcement following her induction as an honorary ...

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City News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

NEW HORIZONS: Controller Mayve Strong to retire

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FBTX ~ Having completed 25 years of service to the City of Farmers Branch, Controller Mayve Strong is retiring at the end of September.

   A Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Marycrest University in Da...

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City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

NEW VIDEO: CARES funding enables innovative approaches

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FBTX ~ In the era of COVID-19, when people venture out of their homes they are typically looking to get some space. At Cuquita’s Mexican restaurant, it might be a parking space.

   Cuquita’s is one of the first restaur...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

BEWARE: Scammers thwarted in attempt at nabbing $80K

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FBTX ~ A 71-year-old Farmers Branch resident is breathing a sigh of relief after Farmers Branch Police investigators intercepted a financial scam in progress, saving her nearly $80,000.

   After scouring local records for names and number...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

BUDGET: Pay-As-You-Go funding for municipal projects in 2020-21

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FBTX ~ As the Farmers Branch City Council moves forward with consideration of the proposed $144 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, City Manager Charles Cox has noted that the tried-and-true pay-as-you-go method of funding municipal projects is s...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

PAINT: Crews begin multi-year project to strip and repaint fire hydrants

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FBTX ~ East Texas Meter & Hydrant Services, working on behalf of the Farmers Branch Fire Department, will be working in the City this weekend to begin the multi-year project to strip and repaint the more than 1,000 fire hydrants in Farmers Branch.

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

BLOG: Historical Park featured in Peter Greenberg's travel blog

Peter Greenberg blog

FBTX ~ A blog entry by UNT Student Kirsten Hahn, entitled "Historical Marker Day Trips Allow Familiar Locations to Yield Fresh Discoveries," features the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

   "Next stop: Farmers Branch Histori...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

FREE PARK: All-new Montgomery Field to open for public use

Montgomery Field park

FBTX ~ For years, Montgomery Elementary School occupied the corner of Heartside Place and Amber Lane, welcoming Farmers Branch children for decades.

   Now, with kids going to nearby Blair Elementary School, and following the demolition o...

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City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

TASK FORCE: Mayor reports on Future of Policing Task Force

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FBTX ~ Following discussions with a diverse, 26-member body, representing a cross-section of the Farmers Branch community and Farmers Branch Police Chief David Hale, Mayor Robert Dye reported to the City Council on the goals and recommendations of the Fut...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DISPATCH: NTECC implements Emergency Fire Dispatch system for member cities

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FBTX ~ The North Texas Emergency Communications Center has implemented a new program, designed to provide the most accurate response possible to calls for emergency service, based on the specifics of the situation.

   Farmers Branch Fire ...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

PARKS & REC: Parks Department celebrates National Parks & Rec Month

We Are Parks and Rec 2020

FBTX ~ July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Farmers Branch Parks staff will be joining their counterparts nationwide with the celebratory theme ’We Are Parks and Recreation.’

   All month long, parks and re...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

FUTURE: City Council approves solar installations for three City facilities

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FBTX ~ Taking a giant green step forward, the Farmers Branch City Council has unanimously approved the installation of solar panels on three City facilities, expected to generate more than 850,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

REC CENTER: Demo work begins to prepare for renovation

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FBTX ~ Demo work for Phase 1 of the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center renovation has begun. The goal of the demo is to secure the area and to prevent construction dust from migrating upstairs.

   Patrons will be able to ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

POLICING: Mayor Robert Dye to form Task Force on policing

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FBTX ~ Continuing the effort to expand the scope of the local policing perspective, Farmers Branch Mayor Robert Dye has announced that he will be appointing a diverse Task Force to examine the future of policing and law enforcement outreach to the communi...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

INFO ACCESS: Financial Transparency Dashboard makes current information more accessible

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FBTX ~ In a continuing effort to make the business of running the City’s business ever more transparent, the Farmers Branch Finance Department has rolled out a new Financial Transparency Dashboard as a “one stop shop&rdquo...

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Financial Transparency Dashboard City News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

POLICING: Farmers Branch Police Chief addresses use-of-force practices

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FBTX ~ In response to the national conversation on law enforcement, Farmers Branch Police Chief David Hale has immediately addressed, included or affirmed a number of practices included in the local department’s use-of-force policies:

  • Ban Chokeho...
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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

PEOPLE: New estimate sends Farmers Branch population near 50,000

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FBTX ~ While the 2020 Census is ongoing, the U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates, placing the Farmers Branch population at 48,158 - up 18.8 percent from the previous year’s estimate of 40,527.

By comparison with neighboring c...

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2020 Census City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

REC CENTER: Sketches released for phased renovation

View of Rec Center gym renovations rendering

FBTX ~ A phased renovation of the 16-year-old Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center will begin soon with an overhaul of the first floor, including expanded fitness and childcare areas, new look to walls and surfaces, and relocation of the welcome des...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

EXCELLENCE: City Secretary's Office among 18 of 595 agencies to be recognized

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FBTX ~ As the City’s caretaker of records, meetings, elections and more, the Farmers Branch City Secretary’s Office has been recognized by the Texas Municipal Clerks Association with their Achievement of Excellence Award.

  &am...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

CENSUS: Now is the time to fill out the U.S. Census

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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.

   Even though National Census Day has been planned for Wednesday, April 1, there is still plenty of time to take part.

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

PUSH: 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: 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: February 7, 2020

ARTWORK: 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

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

THEATRE: 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 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.

   Beg...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

OLDER AMERICANS: 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

KUDOS: 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

COUNCIL: 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 12, 2019

PUBLIC SAFETY: 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: October 24, 2019

FIRE: 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

SCHEDULE: City Council sets 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

SEVERE WEATHER: 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, ...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

BIG RELOCATION: Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare headquarters

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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 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.

"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: 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

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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

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: July 16, 2020

NEW: Council to consider funding for Library renovations without increasing property tax rate

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FBTX ~ A funding strategy for needed renovations to the Farmers Branch Manske Library will be among the agenda items up for discussion at the City Council’s meeting of July 28 that has been added to the schedule.

With increased new construction a...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DISPATCH: NTECC implements Emergency Fire Dispatch system for member cities

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FBTX ~ The North Texas Emergency Communications Center has implemented a new program, designed to provide the most accurate response possible to calls for emergency service, based on the specifics of the situation.

   Farmers Branch Fire ...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
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

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

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: January 9, 2020

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

City Hall side view entrance squared

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

Fire Department logo

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

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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2020

Outdoor Book Drop Temporarily Closed

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The outdoor book drop is closed until further notice to accommodate necessary roof improvements. Materials can be returned inside the library during normal operating hours, or you may wait until the book drop reopens to return any materials.  No ...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: September 29, 2020

It's Almost Time to Vote!

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Step One: Register!

Voter registration applications can be picked up at the Library or you can print one at home. Applications must be mailed or delivered to your local election office. 

The last day to register to vote in the November 2020 electio...

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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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Library Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: October 12, 2020

CELEBRATE: Day of the Dead Celebration returns Oct 29

Day of the Dead graphic square (4)

FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Historical Park is again preparing for an annual intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. 
   Festivities will include Mariachi Los Reyes d...
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Posted on: October 16, 2020

AWARDS: The Branch Connection & Historical Park recognized by state association

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FBTX ~ Two Parks and Recreation Department operations were recognized at Tuesday's City Council meeting for excellence in serving their audience.

   The Texas Recreation And Parks Society North Region award for 'Arts and Humanities Progra...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: September 19, 2020

RETIRING: Manager Pam Smith to retire in November

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FBTX ~ After a tour of duty with the City of Farmers Branch totaling 25 years, a local fixture of the City staff, Landscape Manager Pam Smith, will retire on November 2.

   Pam made the announcement following her induction as an honorary ...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2020

BLOG: Historical Park featured in Peter Greenberg's travel blog

Peter Greenberg blog

FBTX ~ A blog entry by UNT Student Kirsten Hahn, entitled "Historical Marker Day Trips Allow Familiar Locations to Yield Fresh Discoveries," features the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

   "Next stop: Farmers Branch Histori...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

FREE PARK: All-new Montgomery Field to open for public use

Montgomery Field park

FBTX ~ For years, Montgomery Elementary School occupied the corner of Heartside Place and Amber Lane, welcoming Farmers Branch children for decades.

   Now, with kids going to nearby Blair Elementary School, and following the demolition o...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Sketches released for Rec Center phased renovation

View of Rec Center gym renovations rendering

FBTX ~ A phased renovation of the 16-year-old Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center will begin soon with an overhaul of the first floor, including expanded fitness and childcare areas, new look to walls and surfaces, and relocation of the welcome des...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council approves solar installations for three City facilities

Closeup of solar panel installation

FBTX ~ Taking a giant green step forward, the Farmers Branch City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the installation of solar panels on three City facilities, expected to generate more than 850,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

  &...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 8, 2020

PARKS & REC: Parks Department celebrates National Parks & Rec Month

We Are Parks and Rec 2020

FBTX ~ July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Farmers Branch Parks staff will be joining their counterparts nationwide with the celebratory theme ’We Are Parks and Recreation.’

   All month long, parks and re...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight

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