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.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: April 18, 2019

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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!

Drug Take Back: Drop Off Unwanted Medicines April 27

Saturday, April 27 | 10 am – 2 pm | Duncanville Police Department Lobby

On April 27 from 10 am-2 pm The Duncanville Police Department will coordinate a collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

The national take-back day provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to the Duncanville Police Department for destruction.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications will be collected from individuals. Intra-venous solutions, injectable items, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: April 12, 2019

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, April 12, 2019

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: April 5, 2019

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, April 5, 2019

City of Duncanville Weekly Update: March 29, 2019

The City welcomes and encourages community members to stay up-to-date on City activities and projects, while increasing public awareness of the things the City does on a daily basis.

The City Manager provides a weekly update to City Council of departmental activities and other significant items of interest, and that in the interest of also keeping the public better informed, the City is pleased to make those updates available to the citizens.

Weekly Update for Week Ending: Friday, March 29, 2019

Driver Indicted in Connection with Duncanville Fatality Accident

The Duncanville Police Department responded to a major accident call on January 26, 2019 at approximately 8:37 pm.  Officers arrived and observed a large debris field from the damaged vehicles.  The investigation revealed the driver of a 2014 Dodge Avenger 4 door vehicle was traveling west bound on W. Danieldale Road, turning south bound on Green Tree Lane.  The driver of a 2018 Chevy Camaro 2 door was traveling east bound on W. Danieldale Road when it struck the Dodge Avenger.  The driver of the Dodge Avenger was transported to Parkland Hospital by a Care Flight Medical helicopter. The two occupants of the Camaro were transported to Methodist Central Hospital by Duncanville Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Officers were notified that the driver of the Dodge Avenger, Tiffany Hamlet, 43 years of age, was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital. Accident Investigator Ben Luna determined the Camaro traveling east on W. Danieldale Road was traveling 107 miles per hour just prior to impact.  Investigator Luna’s investigation led him to refer a manslaughter case to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Subsequently, an indictment was returned against driver Alejandro Hernandez, H/M 21 years of age, for the offense of Manslaughter.  On March 27, 2019, Hernandez turned himself into the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and was booked in to the Dallas County Jail on a charge of Manslaughter, a 2nd Degree Felony.  His bond was set at $ 10,000.00 upon arraignment.

The incident from which this indictment and arrest stem is truly tragic; one life was lost, and another will have been severely altered due to a bad decision by an individual to operate a motor vehicle at more than two and half times the posted speed limit on a city thoroughfare.

The Duncanville Police Department reminds every driver to operate their vehicles with the utmost caution and to obey all traffic laws.

 

 

Free Tulip Bulbs While Supplies Last, Available April 8

The week of March 25th has proven to be the best week for our tulips this year. Next week they will begin to decline and by week’s end all the white petals will likely be spent. So, get out and enjoy them while you can! Some citizens have expressed interest in obtaining the bulbs after the blooming season ends. Tulips are an annual flower in Texas as it does not stay cold enough for the bulbs to bloom again each year. However, the bulbs can be harvested and kept in a refrigerated climate until planting next winter. The city does not have the resources to refrigerate the bulbs but feels it is in the best interest of the city to allow individual citizens to do so if they desire as it only beautifies the entire city next season.

Free Tulip Bulbs

The Parks Department will be pulling the tulips and saving some of the bulbs for those citizens who want them the week of April 8 weather permitting. They can be picked up on a first come first serve basis at the Recreation Center Lobby starting the week of April 8 (weather permitting) during regular business hours while supplies last.

For convenience, residents can call ahead to make sure there are still tulip bulbs available: 972-780-5070

Tulip Bulb Care

Although tulips are bulbs, it is best to consider them as annuals here in Texas. Successive year’s blooms will be inferior, if present at all. Texas winters are too mild to give them the chilling they need to flower properly. To prevent drying out, store bulbs in dry peat moss, perlite, vermiculite or sand in a porous bag or shallow tray. Store them in a cool (35°-50°F), dry, well-ventilated area for replanting in the winter. Refrigerate the bulbs for at least six weeks prior to replanting.

Generally planted in Texas around Christmas or the first two weeks of January, tulips should be planted in sun or part shade six inches deep and four to six inches apart. Tulips look better when planted in clumps of three, five or seven. They require well-drained, fertilized soil. There are several “bulb boosters” or fertilizers available as well as the traditional bone meal. Mix any of these with soil in the bottom of the planting hole. For bigger, brighter blooms, use a liquid plant food in early spring.