News Flash

Posted on: October 2, 2020

SPOOKY: Halloween grows 'Branches' this year

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FBTX ~ All Hallow's Eve has taken a new form locally this year - Halloween in the Branch, a nearly monthlong celebration featuring one virtual and two in-person events.
   Halloween in the Branch will start with The Splashtacular...
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Posted on: October 12, 2020

CELEBRATE: Day of the Dead Celebration returns Oct 29

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Historical Park is again preparing for an annual intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. 
   Festivities will include Mariachi Los Reyes d...
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Posted on: October 16, 2020

AWARDS: The Branch Connection & Historical Park recognized by state association

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FBTX ~ Two Parks and Recreation Department operations were recognized at Tuesday's City Council meeting for excellence in serving their audience.

   The Texas Recreation And Parks Society North Region award for 'Arts and Humanities Progra...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

RETIRING: Manager Pam Smith to retire in November

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FBTX ~ After a tour of duty with the City of Farmers Branch totaling 25 years, a local fixture of the City staff, Landscape Manager Pam Smith, will retire on November 2.

   Pam made the announcement following her induction as an honorary ...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2020

BLOG: Historical Park featured in Peter Greenberg's travel blog

Peter Greenberg blog

FBTX ~ A blog entry by UNT Student Kirsten Hahn, entitled "Historical Marker Day Trips Allow Familiar Locations to Yield Fresh Discoveries," features the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

   "Next stop: Farmers Branch Histori...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

FREE PARK: All-new Montgomery Field to open for public use

Montgomery Field park

FBTX ~ For years, Montgomery Elementary School occupied the corner of Heartside Place and Amber Lane, welcoming Farmers Branch children for decades.

   Now, with kids going to nearby Blair Elementary School, and following the demolition o...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Sketches released for Rec Center phased renovation

View of Rec Center gym renovations rendering

FBTX ~ A phased renovation of the 16-year-old Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center will begin soon with an overhaul of the first floor, including expanded fitness and childcare areas, new look to walls and surfaces, and relocation of the welcome des...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council approves solar installations for three City facilities

Closeup of solar panel installation

FBTX ~ Taking a giant green step forward, the Farmers Branch City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the installation of solar panels on three City facilities, expected to generate more than 850,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

PARKS & REC: Parks Department celebrates National Parks & Rec Month

We Are Parks and Rec 2020

FBTX ~ July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Farmers Branch Parks staff will be joining their counterparts nationwide with the celebratory theme ’We Are Parks and Recreation.’

   All month long, parks and re...

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