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    RESULTS: Dallas County releases unofficial election results

    DALLAS ~ The Dallas County Elections Office has released the unofficial election results of the Farmers Branch City elections held Saturday, May 1. Based on these numbers, a runoff election may not be needed. Read on...
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    SAVINGS: Registration open to all for Spring Power Switch

    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. Read on...
  3. FHT Cotton Patch Gospel

    REOPENING: Firehouse Theatre to open "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. Read on...
  4. Denton Drive Live! Event Logo

    DDL: Free concert series returns to The Grove on May 8

    The Denton Drive Live! Concert Series returns to the The Grove at Mustang Station on Saturday, May 8 with "Just Like Pink" at 6:15 p.m. and "Moving Colors" at 8:15. Read on...
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    CLOSURE: Library closing in May to accommodate renovation

    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. Read on...
  6. File folders and pile of shredded paper

    SHRED IT: City offers free shredding for residents

    This year's spring shredding event will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 8 in the City Hall parking lot. Read on...
  7. CWD trash truck and cart

    GARBAGE CART: Pilot Garbage Cart Program re-opens

    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. Read on...
  8. Love Locks close up New Sky

    LOVE LOCKS: Farmers Branch ready for your Love Locks

    The Arts and Culture Committee, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, has unveiled the Farmers Branch itera­tion of Love Locks. Read on...
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    TRIBUTE BANDS: Denton Drive Live! 2021 kicks off April 10

    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. Read on...
  10. Parks crew installing new play structures at Mallon Park

    PLAYGROUND UPDATE: Mallon Park gets modern, modular equipment

    With summer coming up fast, Parks and Recreation crews are working hard to finish the Mallon Park Playground upgrade. Read on...
  11. Non-Emergency Line Graphic

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

    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 to reach the North Texas Emergency Communications Center. Read on...
  12. RJ Face Masks Required

    MASKS REQUIRED: City COVID precautions reimplemented

    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. 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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    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...
  16. Walk.Bike.Hike logo

    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...
  18. International Plaza

    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...
  19. Lonely teddy bear

    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...
  21. eCourt Screen Shot

    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...
  22. Bridgeview mixed use project photo

    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...
  24. Open Information Request Portal

    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...
  30. North Texas Emergency Communications Center red blue and silver logo

    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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