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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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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: 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: April 11, 2019

Smoking to be prohibited in all public buildings

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council has voted unanimously to pass a new ordinance that will prohibit smoking in all public buildings.

   The Council previously passed a modification to the City Ordinance where smoking in City parks and...

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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: March 12, 2018

Enhancements to Demo/Rebuild Program offer sliding scale of benefits

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FBTX ~ Since its inception in 2009, the Farmers Branch Demolition/Rebuild program has been responsible for more than 40 homes being demolished and replaced with newer houses in many different neighborhoods of the city.

Now, after several different iteratio...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Design unveiled for soon-to-be relocated fire station

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FBTX ~ With attention to its placement on a portion of an existing park, Farmers Branch Fire Chief Steve Parker recently unveiled the conceptual design for the soon-to-be-relocated Fire Station No. 2.

   The $5.5 million project will plac...

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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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