Duncanville Honors 50th Anniversary of War Memorial on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

The City of Duncanville is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Memorial Park on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 am. Army Retired Colonel Ronald Munden is the honored guest speaker, who 50 years ago as an Army Cadet, participated in the ceremony and helped unveil the memorial. The first 300 guests will receive a commemorative War Memorial challenge coin marking the event. Memorial Park is located at 101 N. Main Street in Duncanville.

Memorial Day did not become a federal holiday until 1971. Before that it was traditionally recognized on May 30 regardless of the day of the week. Thus, 50 years ago Memorial Day in Duncanville was recognized on Friday, May 30, 1969 with the dedication of the War Memorial and Memorial Park.

Early in 1969, Ed Purcell from the American Legion Post 81, along with noted artist and architect William B. Lowder, developed plans for a memorial marker and eternal flame layout, as well as heading up the fundraising efforts. Starlight Park, which was redesigned, freshly landscaped, and renamed Memorial Park, was the focal point of the dedication ceremonies that morning. Families of the fallen soldiers engraved on the memorial were present and the memorial was unveiled by Midshipman Charles B. Young and Cadet Ronald Munden.

The Duncanville War Memorial is a polished granite monument approximately sixteen feet high featuring a brass bald eagle with a two-foot wing span atop. Twenty-two names were originally inscribed on the monument representing Duncanville’s fallen soldiers from four wars. The eternal flame was also lit on Memorial Day in 1969 and continues to burn bright today.

Please join us in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on May 11, 2019. The overflows affected Ten Mile Creek Tributary 11, Horne Branch Creek, and Mauk Branch Creek and are located near:

700 Block of Forest Circle

               400 Blk.  S. Alexander

               400 Blk.  Shorewood

               400 Blk.  Falling Leaves

               300 Blk. S. Horne

               300 Blk. Merribrook Trail

               100-300 Blk S. Venice ( 4 manholes in this area)

 

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, 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 and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. 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, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on May 8, 2019. The overflow affected Mauk Branch Creek and is located near:

700 Block of Forest Circle

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, 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 and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. 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, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

FY17-18 Annual Report Now Available

The City of Duncanville Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (FY17-18) provides stake holders with a comprehensive overview of the community and local government activities that began October 1, 2017 and ended September 30, 2018. The Annual Report is based on audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) data, but is packaged in a more reader friendly format that is easy to digest. Print copies of the FY17-18 Annual Report will be available at City Hall mid-May.

Please let us know what you think of the City of Duncanville’s first Annual Report!

Best of Southwest Juneteenth Celebration – June 15

The City of Duncanville and Best of Southwest cities join together for the Juneteenth Arts and Music Festival, honoring the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Activities include food vendors, a variety of art by local artist, crafts, musical performances and much more.  Admission is free!

Seeking Vendors

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Best Southwest Juneteenth Festival as a Small Business/Artist/Organizations.  Applications must be received by 12 pm, Monday, May 27th.

  • Booth with Electricity $100
  • Booth with No Electricity $75

Call 972-291-5130 or email cedarhillpard@cedarhilltx.com for more information.

2019 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 4, 2019

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Three election day polling places were utilized: Byrd Middle School, Reed Middle School, and Fairmeadows Elementary School. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Patrick Harvey 866 1,184 55.64% (W)
Patrick LeBlanc 634 944 44.36%
Total 1,500 2,128 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Joe Veracruz 320 482 61.64% (W)
Matthew J. Jones 195 300 38.36%
Total 515 782 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Monte Anderson 114 144 100.00% (W)
Total 114 144 100.00%
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Johnette Jameson 134 204 52.04% (W)
Mike Miner 133 188 47.96%
Total 267 392 100.00%

PDF of Unofficial Election Results

Dallas County Elections

2019 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION – EARLY VOTING RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

MAY 4, 2019

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Three election day polling places were utilized: Byrd Middle School, Reed Middle School, and Fairmeadows Elementary School. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

EARLY VOTING ONLY

COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE EARLY VOTING
Patrick Harvey 866
Patrick LeBlanc 634
Total 1,500
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 EARLY VOTING
Joe Veracruz 320
Matthew J. Jones 195
Total 246
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3 EARLY VOTING
Monte Anderson 114
Total 114
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5 EARLY VOTING
Johnette Jameson 134
Mike Miner 133
Total 267

PDF of Unofficial Election – Early Voting Results

Dallas County Elections

Duncanville Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on April 24, 2019. The overflow affected Mauk Branch Creek and is located near the 700 Block of Forest Circle.

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, 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 and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. 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, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

May 4, 2019 General Election Information

The 2019 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

On Election Day, registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct polling location. Below is a list of precincts and the corresponding polling location. Note sure what precinct you live in? Call the Dallas County Elections office at (214) 819-6300 or visit the Voter Information website to look up your precinct.

3200 Byrd Middle School – 1040 W Wheatland Rd Duncanville, TX 75116
3201 Reed Middle School – 530 E Freeman St Duncanville, TX 75116
3202 Reed Middle School – 530 E Freeman St Duncanville, TX 75116
3203 Byrd Middle School – 1040 W Wheatland Rd Duncanville, TX 75116
3204 Reed Middle School – 530 E Freeman St Duncanville, TX 75116
3205 Reed Middle School – 530 E Freeman St Duncanville, TX 75116
3206 Byrd Middle School – 1040 W Wheatland Rd Duncanville, TX 75116
3207 Byrd Middle School – 1040 W Wheatland Rd Duncanville, TX 75116
3208 Reed Middle School – 530 E Freeman St Duncanville, TX 75116
3209 Byrd Middle School – 1040 W Wheatland Rd Duncanville, TX 75116
3210 Fairmeadows Elem School – 101 E Fairmeadows Dr Duncanville, TX 75116
3211 Fairmeadows Elem School – 101 E Fairmeadows Dr Duncanville, TX 75116

City Offices Up for Election

The slate of offices includes Council Members to represent At-Large, District 1, District 3 and District 5.  All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the At-Large position. Registered voters residing in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Candidates in Ballot Order:

  • Council Member At-Large
    • Patrick Harvey
    • Patrick LeBlanc**
  • Council Member District 1
    • Joe Veracruz
    • Matthew Jones
  • Council Member District 3
    • Monte Anderson
  • Council Member District 5
    • Johnette Jameson**
    • Mike Miner

**Denotes Incumbent

Video from the 26th Annual Duncanville Chamber of Commerce and Duncanville Rotary Club 2019 Candidates Forum.

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 4th to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election.  Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.  For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (214) 637-7937.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 22, 2019 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 22nd – Saturday, April 27th:                   8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28th:                                                                1:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29th – Tuesday, April 30th:                     7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Duncanville Public Library Upgrades Online Interface

On Monday May 6, 2019 the Duncanville Public Library is switching over to a new Integrated Library System that will provide a robust, user-friendly online experience for patrons. The web-based software manages the library catalog, circulation, patron accounts, library materials cataloging and records management. Not only will users benefit from the latest library technology, but it also improves back end functionality to make facilitation of library services more efficient and streamlined. Patron accounts will feature automatic renewals, push notifications with reminders and the ability to search the e-books catalog.

Below are a few of the new features patrons can expect:

  • Automated renewals
  • Text notifications
  • Option to receive notifications in English or Spanish
  • Suggest books through the catalog and get staff responses
  • Browse the displays from home
  • Browse the items in the New area from home
  • Parents can view their children’s checkouts without having to log in separately
  • Make your own lists and view staff-created lists
  • Get notified when it’s almost time to renew your card
  • If Overdrive has items that fit your search, you’ll see that at the top of the page
  • “Did you mean” feature in search results
  • Limit search to currently available items
  • View – and clear – your PAC search history (only when logged into your own account)
  • If you typically only use e-resources, that activity will  be recognized in the Integrated Library System so that we know you’re an active patron
  • Staff have a lot more options for customization and making things work better

Visit the Duncanville Public Library!