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Posted on: August 16, 2019

International Bluegrass Music Association nominates local festival

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FBTX ~ For the third time, the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival in Farmers Branch has been nominated for 'Event of the Year' by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

   According to IBMA officials, the Industry Awards are given to tho...

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Posted on: August 18, 2019

Fall 2019 Farmers Branch Living Brochure

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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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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Tickets now on sale for 2019 festival

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FBTX ~ Tickets are now available for the 2019 edition of Bloomin' Bluegrass in Farmers Branch, set for October 18 & 19 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

   Available on the festival website at, tickets are $1...

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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.


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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
Posted on: March 20, 2019

More bike fix-it stations added to assist riders

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FBTX ~ The City has added three additional bicycle-fixit stations alongside trails and facilities to assist riders on their journey. Anyone needing a quick bike adjustment or air pump for their tires should head to one of these convenient locations:

  • Commun...
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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Branch Connection sees sharp increase in membership

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FBTX ~ Complete with its ambitious classes, presentations, events and fitness programs for those over 50, The Branch Connection has reported a sharp increase in membership this year.

   Membership at The Branch Connection currently totals...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Aquatics Manager Rachael Arroyo promoted in Parks & Recreation Department

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FBTX ~ Drawing on her wide-ranging experience and expertise in public sector endeavors, former Farmers Branch Aquatics Center Manager Rachael Arroyo has been promoted in the Parks and Recreation Department to the job of Recreation Superintendent.


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