2022 Daddy Daughter Dance: Cinderella Gala

One of the most recognized events in Duncanville is steadily approaching.  Join us on Saturday, February 19, 2022, for a magical Cinderella Gala Daddy Daughter Dance.  The City of Duncanville’s Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to provide an event that will create memories that last a lifetime for young girls, dads, or special guests. This event provides an opportunity for Dads to treat their daughters to a magical evening filled with dancing, fun, and prizes.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is a fun event filled with entertainment and prizes. This special event provides the opportunity for guests to mingle and chat with other couples. A DJ will keep the music going and facilitate fun activities while a professional photographer will work with couples to take memorable pictures.

There are a limited number of tickets available.  Please visit the Recreation Center to purchase your tickets. Daughters of all ages are welcome. Formal dress is optional.

Event Information

Event:              Daddy Daughter Dance – Cinderella Gala

Price:               $50.00 per couple – $15.00 for additional tickets

Date:               Saturday, February 19, 2022

Time:               6 pm – 9 pm

Location:        Duncanville Recreation Center

201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Duncanville Recreation Center located at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116.

For more information regarding the Duncanville’s Daddy Daughter Dance event, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-780-5070.

Fiction series book review – Joe Ledger

Title: Joe Ledger & Rogue Team International

Author: Jonathan Maberry

There are ten (ish) books in the Joe Ledger series.

  1. Patient Zero (2009)
    2. The Dragon Factory (2010)
    3. The King of Plagues (2011)
    4. Assassin’s Code (2012)
    5. Extinction Machine (2013)
    6. Code Zero (2014)
    7. Predator One (2015)
    8. Kill Switch (2016)
    8.5.  Dark of Night (2016)
    9. Dogs of War (2017)
    10. Deep Silence (2018)

Joe Ledger is G.I. Joe, John Wayne, James Bond, and also a world-class smartass. After a few years as an Army Ranger, he’s now working for Baltimore PD. Although it isn’t long before he gets recruited to join an elite team that is essentially in charge of locating and beating terrorists/supervillains.

Start with all the Joe Ledger books and then read the newer series of Rogue Team International. 

If you’ve ever read any of Jonathan Maberry’s other books (specifically the Rot & Ruin series) you might notice a couple of connections. There are also references to a couple other of Maberry’s series; occasionally characters from one series show up in another. It’s a lot of fun (if you’re a book geek.)


As always, catch us on social media or comment below. If you have a library question, call 972-780-5052 or email librarians@duncanville.com.  

Dallas County Reports a Three-Day Total of 11,880 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 2,119 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 11,880 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 9,761 confirmed cases and 2,119 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 436,653 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 89,266 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,726 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the number of new cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,005 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 774 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and thirteen cases have been hospitalized and 37 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and forty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/21/2022, a total of 23,412 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 2 (week ending 1/15/22), which is a weekly rate of 888.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below).

About 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 26,547 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,093 (7.9%) were hospitalized and 254 have died due to COVID-19. In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/15/2022 (CDC week 2), 41.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 2, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (5.44%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.95%) and RSV (2.24%).

There are currently 86 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,568 residents and 3,646 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,229 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 11 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 802 residents and 268 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“We believe that we are beginning to see the peak of Omicron cases. However, this means there are more active cases in our community than ever before. And it will take five to eight weeks for us to return to the sort of numbers we were seeing before the last two surges. Of course, this is dependent on a new variant not becoming widespread during that time. To help speed the decrease in Omicron cases and get to a zone where we can be safer as a community faster, it’s important that you continue to wear your mask in indoor settings outside your home. And those who have not yet been vaccinated or boosted, get that done as soon as possible. This is team human versus the virus. And in order to win the fight we need to put resentments and disagreements aside and all do our part. I continue to be amazed by the resilience and courage of the people of north Texas. And I’m confident that together we will defeat COVID,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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