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    City cuts property tax rate for first time in 35 years

    FBTX ~ Following approximately six weeks of study, meetings, workshops and a public hearing, Mayor Robert Dye and the City Council unanimously approved the City Manager's proposed $132 million Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Tuesday night. Read on...
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    Farmers Branch Power Switch announces winning rate; registration open thru 9/25

    FBTX~ On behalf of Farmers Branch Power Switch, energy broker iChoosr has announced the results of a reverse auction held between electricity providers in an effort to lower rates for local residents using group buying power. Read on...
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    Economic Development Director featured in D CEO

    FBTX ~ Realizing the value of relationships and hard work were the lessons learned by Farmers Branch Economic Development Director Allison Cook on her first job, at age 15, working for her father's Houston roofing company. Read on...
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    Farmers Branch recognized for performance management

    WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association, or ICMA, has announced that the City of Farmers Branch has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Distinction Read on...
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    Mercer Crossing recognized as "Best Real Estate Deal" by Dallas Business Journal

    DALLAS ~ Differentiating itself from other master planned communities, the Mercer Crossing mixed-use development on the west side of Farmers Branch was recently recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as the Best Single-Family or Planned Community. Read on...
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    DBJ shows Farmers Branch in Top 10 of 'Fastest Growing N. TX Cities'

    FBTX ~ Ranking population growth rates between 2010 and 2015, the Dallas Business Journal shows Farmers Branch to be the ninth-fastest-growing City in North Texas, in a listing published recently. Read on...
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    Enhancements to Demo/Rebuild Program offer sliding scale of benefits

    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. Read on...
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    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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    NEW BUDGET: No property tax increase included in new fiscal year budget

    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. Read on...
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    RECYCLING: Numbers show huge results in first nine months of curbside program

    FBTX ~ With participation from 85 percent of single family homes in Farmers Branch, the new curbside recycling program has easily eclipsed totals from the old drop-off program in less than a year's time since kickoff. Read on...
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    TCEQ: State commission orders full review of Farmers Branch Creek water rights case

    AUSTIN ~ In what is being described by homeowners along Farmers Branch Creek as a major victory, the three-member Texas Commission on Environmental Quality unanimously remanded a water rights dispute back to their staff for a complete review. Read on...
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