2016 Candidates’ Forum

On April 21, 2016, the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce and Duncanville Rotary Club hosted the 33rd Annual Candidates’ Forum for Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees and City of Duncanville City Council and Mayor.

The series of five videos are presented below.

Video 1

Introduction
Helen Peralta, President 2015-2016
Rotary Club of Duncanville

Video 2

Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees
Tom Kennedy – Incumbent – Place 1
Joe Veracruz – Candidate – Place 3

Video 3

City Council Candidates District 2
Gwenda Joyce Lowe,
Steven E. Rutherford – Incumbent

Video 4

City Council Candidates District 4
Lorraine Hood-Jack,
Dr. Ron Dotson M.D. – Incumbent

Video 5

City Council Candidates for Mayor
Mark D, Cooks,
David L. Green – Incumbent

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 May 29, 2017, at 1314 Meadow Green and 1239 Greenway Drive, flowing into creek 3A29. This SSO event is a result of vandalism as well as the City’s aging infrastructure.

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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