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Posted on: February 22, 2021

STORM RECOVERY: Residents are eligible for repair & recovery help

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The prolonged winter storm last week has created a substantial and unexpected financial burden on almost all Texans, including residents of Farmers Branch. Water line and home repairs, hotel bills and larger-than-average grocery bills have all resulted fr...
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Posted on: February 19, 2021

SCAM ALERT: Beware phony phone number from FEMA

Scam alert phone number

Beware of a fraudulent social media post being circulated about the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA Region 6, program that will reimburse citizens for overnight hotel and motel fees.

   This is a fraudulent post. The best source...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

SAFE WATER: Farmers Branch water supply remains perfectly safe and potable

Watertower

The City has not issued a boil water order thus far for two reasons:

  1. Farmers Branch has ample water storage capacity, and
  2. Farmers Branch Public Works crews have quickly stopped water main breaks, thereby preventing any substantial losses at City water tower...
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Posted on: February 19, 2021

RESUME CAPACITY: Restaurants and bars may resume limited capacity

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Governor Gregg Abbott has now authorized Texas businesses, including restaurants, to resume a 75 percent capacity and bars may allow a 50 percent capacity under certain conditions.
   Limitations were in place when Texas State Department ...
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Posted on: February 19, 2021

PILOT PROGRAM: Garbage cart pilot program launches in April

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The City of Farmers Branch and Community Waste Disposal, or CWD, will soon launch a pilot program for residents on the east side of the City who want to use a garbage cart for solid waste collection.

   The program will offer six months o...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

APPLY: City boards and commissions need volunteers

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Anyone wishing to give back to the City through service on one of the City’s many Boards and Commissions is encouraged to check out the information page at fbboards.com and apply online through the City Secretary’s office through May 1.
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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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Posted on: January 8, 2021

ENERGY EFFICIENT: Solar panels now top Manske Library

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FBTX ~ The Manske Library has a new roof and 442 solar panels with an estimated annual output of 300,000 kWh, compared to an average home that uses about 12,000 kWh annually.
The Farmers Branch City Council last year gave unanimous approval to a $2.55 mill...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

COVID UPDATE: Dallas County now has five 'hub' vaccine centers

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FBTX ~ Dallas County now has five hub vaccination centers where people in Phases 1A and 1B can be vaccinated: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas County Health and Human Services, Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center and the city of Garl...
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Posted on: November 23, 2020

ARTS & CULTURE: City in search of artists for new directory

Calling all artists

FBTX ~ The Arts & Culture Committee is in the process of compiling a directory of local resident artists who either live or work in Farmers Branch.
 
   Types of artists sought include those engaging in Composition/Production,...
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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

BARN STRUCTURE: Historical Park Barn project concept approved

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FBTX ~ Envisioning a structure that could host medium-sized rentals, weddings, classes and special events, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved the concept, placement, size and design for a barn-like event center at the Historical Park.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

LIVE: Four partner cities now live on state-of-the-art dispatch center

North Texas Emergency Communications Center red blue and silver logo

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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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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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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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.

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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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