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Posted on: July 9, 2020

COVID HELP: Dallas County offers CARES assistance to businesses & residents

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FBTX ~ Dallas County will begin accepting applications Monday from businesses outside the City of Dallas in order to distribute a share of up to $90 million in federal CARES funding to businesses and residents adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemi...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

NEW: Council to consider funding for Library renovations without increasing property tax rate

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FBTX ~ A funding strategy for needed renovations to the Farmers Branch Manske Library will be among the agenda items up for discussion at the City Council’s meeting of July 28 that has been added to the schedule.

With increased new construction a...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DISPATCH: NTECC implements Emergency Fire Dispatch system for member cities

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FBTX ~ The North Texas Emergency Communications Center has implemented a new program, designed to provide the most accurate response possible to calls for emergency service, based on the specifics of the situation.

   Farmers Branch Fire ...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

GOVERNOR'S ORDERS: Abbott mandates face coverings

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AUSTIN ~ Governor Greg Abbott is mandating use of a face covering in Texas when inside a commercial building or other space open to the public or when in an outdoor public space where social distancing is problematic. The Governor also lowered the limit o...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DART: Mayor Dye appointed to serve on the DART Board

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DALLAS ~ Farmers Branch Mayor Robert C. Dye has been appointed to serve on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board by the City Councils of Farmers Branch and Plano.

   Mayor Dye will represent those two cities on the transit board that covers...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

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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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City leaders looking for teens to serve on Youth Council

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FBTX ~ Mayor Robert Dye and the Farmers Branch City Council are actively searching for high school students in the community to serve on the first Farmers Branch Youth Council.

   The goal of the Youth Council is to create a pathway for y...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

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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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

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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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Senior homestead exemption savings equals 4-cents on property tax rate

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FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to lower the property tax bills of the over-65 population in Farmers Branch by an equivalent of 4-cents on the property tax rate.

   The Council raised the Resident Ho...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Fire Department receives federal grant to assist in staffing

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FBTX ~ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Farmers Branch Fire Department a Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

   The City will receive $1,008,534 to hire s...

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Economic Development & Tourism News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

PGBT lane widening project traverses west side

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FBTX ~ Drivers traveling the President George Bush Turnpike will see work underway to widen and improve the roadway between Interstate 35E in Carrollton and Belt Line Road in Irving, encompassing the stretch of the tollway that runs down the western side ...

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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: August 22, 2019

Council approves new regulations for short-term rental operators

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FBTX ~ In the age of online access to everything from private rooms or homes to rent, a new City Council-approved ordinance better defines the nature of how short-term rentals integrate into Farmers Branch neighborhoods in a positive manner.

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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: 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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