Library picks

Here’s what the library staff are reading this week… You may notice we’re a bit short on staff members this week. It seems some of them were too busy reading to actually tell me the titles. Silly bookworms!

Use the comments to tell us what you’re reading.

  Smallville (season 4)

It was the weekend of July 4th. What’s more American than Superman?

~Stephanie

When by Victoria Laurie. It’s about a teenage girl who can see death dates on people’s foreheads, but the question is, can she do anything to change them? It’s a good mystery with drama and suspense. I liked it a lot.

~Candace

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. A junior fiction book about 3 young sisters who live in Brooklyn, New York. They travel to Oakland, California to visit their mother who abandoned them and along the way meet a lot of different characters. It’s a coming of age trilogy; a fun book that definitely take you on a journey.

~Candace

  View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman. This is only the second book by Neil Gaiman I’ve read, but I love his writing and have become fond of his blog. So being able to read all of these “selected nonfiction” pieces is enjoyable. Recommended.

~Hannah

  The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

I love a fun teen summer romance novel that’s a quick read!

~Danene

  Creativity, Inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, by Edwin E Catmull. The book was  a recommendation from a tech podcast that I listen to. When reading this book you will get a glimpse of behind the scene at Pixar Animation. Also the creative process and the struggles that they went through to become what they are today. It was a wonderful read to get some new fresh ideas.

~ Emma

Council Seeks Citizens to Serve on City Boards & Commissions

The Duncanville City Council is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in volunteering their service on one of the City’s boards or commissions. To be eligible to serve, one must be a resident of the City of Duncanville, and not be in arrears on City of Duncanville ad valorem taxes or fines or fees.

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • City Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Sign Control Board
  • Duncanville Community & Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC)
  • Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board
  • Duncanville Community Multicultural Commission
  • Duncanville Social Engagement Partnership
  • Tri-City Animal Shelter Advisory Board
  • Civil Service Commission
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Duncanville Community Economic Development Corporation members at the 2016 Boards & Commissions Banquet.

Applications will be accepted thru July 15, 2016. Following the application deadline, each applicant will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with the City Council. Appointments to the Boards and Commissions are then made in August by the City Council.

Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 15, 2016 to Mary Jones, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; or to mjones@ci.duncanville.tx.us; or in person at City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road.

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Applications may also be obtained at City Hall. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 24, 2018, with overflows in the vicinities of the 700 block of Forest Lane; 400 Block of South Alexander; and intersection of Allen and South Alexander, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek. This SSO event is a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. The overflows were observed at 9 pm and stopped at 1:05 pm on October 25.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 15, 2018, and October 16, 2018, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek, Horne Branch Creek, Ten Mile Creek and Ten Mile Creek Tributary 11 in the vicinities of:

Areas of continuation from October 15:

  • 300 block of Cedar Creek
  • Little & South Main
  • Austin Stone Apartments
  • Allen & S. Alexander
  • 300 block of S. Horne
  • 100 block of S. Venice
  • 700 block of Forest
  • 400 block of S. Alexander
  • 400 block of Falling Leaves

New areas as of October 16:

  • 400 block of Shorewood
  • 500 block of W. Center
  • 400 block of Calder
  • 200 block of S. Venice
  • Merribrook Trail & Memory
  • Merribrook Trail & Harrington
  • 500 block of Towne Place

These SSO’s are a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall, and they are still overflowing.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 15, 2018, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek, Horne Branch Creek and Ten Mile Creek Tributary in the vicinities of:

  • 300 block of Cedar Creek
  • Little & South Main
  • Austin Stone Apartments
  • Allen & S. Alexander
  • 300 block of S. Horne
  • 100 block of S. Venice
  • 700 block of Forest
  • 400 block of S. Alexander
  • 400 block of Falling Leaves

These SSO’s are a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. City personnel were notified of the overflow at 11 am, and they are still overflowing due to rainfall.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 13, 2018, with one in the vicinity of the 700 block of Forest Circle Drive and one in the vicinity of the 400 block of South Alexander, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek. This SSO event is a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. City personnel were notified of the overflow at 4:45 pm and were able to stop the flow around 11 pm.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

Duncanville Celebrates First Virtual Reality Graduating Class

Duncanville Celebrates First Virtual Reality Graduating Class

The City of Duncanville proudly announces the first graduating class of EON Reality Entrepreneur School, the Nation’s only virtual reality school that is revolutionizing the way corporations do business and train personnel in North Texas.

Inaugurated in May of 2015 in Duncanville, the EON Reality School program consists of an Augmented and Virtual Reality classroom and a development lab with the latest in Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies. The program is aimed at developing the digital content workforce, specializing in Augmented and Virtual Reality. The course includes coding, 3D modeling, animation, design and development.

“The program is fast-paced, it teaches you the needed skills to get a job in the field,” said EON Reality graduate James Canada, “it’s an exciting new field with rapid advancements, no telling where the future can take it, the sky is the limit.”

Graduates were honored with a private reception in Duncanville where they received their diplomas.

Recruitment is already underway for the next class scheduled to begin May 1st, 2016. For more information, visit eonreality.com.

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IH 20 Frontage Roads Improvements – Public Meeting

TXDOT-2000Public Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Open House : 5:30 pm
Public Meeting Presentation: 6 pm

Hilton Garden Inn
800 N Main Street,
Duncanville, TX 75116

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Meeting for the purpose of soliciting public comment on the proposed improvements to an approximately 0.63 mile section of Interstate Highway (IH) 20 from North (N.) Main Street to East (E.) Camp Wisdom Road in the City of Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas. Currently, there are only frontage roads along IH 20 between E. Camp Wisdom and Oriole Blvd traveling westbound and between N. Main Street and Oriole Blvd traveling eastbound. The frontage roads consist of two 12-foot travel lanes and 2-foot shoulders. The existing eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp consist of 24-foot travel lane, one 4-foot and one 6-foot shoulders. The existing westbound frontage road ties into Wren Avenue at Winding Trail and Oriole Blvd. There is a connector road providing direct access from the existing westbound exist ramp to Thrush Avenue without going through the intersection at N. Main Street, and the exit ramp eventually ties into Thrush Avenue at N. Main Street.

Free Fix a Leak Workshops Offered

Did you know that 10% of homes have a leak that waste 90 gallons or more per day?

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March as a time to remind everyone to check their household fixtures and sprinkler systems for leaks.This year Dallas Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District have coordinated with Home Depot, a WaterSense Retail Partner, to provide free Fix a Leak Workshops:

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • 10:00 am – 10:40 am …Repair/Replace Leaking Faucets
  • 10:40 am – 11:20 am …..Repair/Replace Leaking Toilets
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm….Repair/Replace Sprinkler Heads

Location:

Available at all Home Depot stores in North Texas.

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