B.O.S.S. SUMMER CAMP MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

Duncanville, TX – The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce that the B.O.S.S. Summer Camp will be moving to the Crossroads of Life Assembly of God Church (123 W. Hwy. 67, Duncanville, TX 75137) starting Monday, June 27, 2022, and will continue at this location until the end of camp. The church offers the space and amenities, such as classrooms, a dining area, and gymnasium space, that will allow the campers to continue enjoying the programs and activities for which the camp has come to be known.

Parents and guardians will receive information on entry and exit of the church for the safe drop-off and pick-up of children through regular communications from the Camp Director, Coach William Pearson, and his staff.

Security will be provided by the City at Crossroads of Life Assembly of God Church for the duration of the summer camp.

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DUNCANVILLE POLICE RESPOND TO DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

June 20, 2022

Duncanville, TX – On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 9:43 PM, Duncanville Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting with injury call in the 1000 block of Hayworth Avenue in Duncanville, Texas. Upon arrival, officers found a thirty-five-year-old male lying motionless in a driveway from an apparent gunshot wound and a thirty-six-year-old female with an apparent gunshot wound to her left arm.

The preliminary investigation determined an argument ensued when another male, thirty-six years of age, dropped off his teenage daughter at her home, where she resides with her mother, the female gunshot victim, and her mother’s boyfriend, the male gunshot victim. During the argument, both males produced handguns, and multiple shots were fired. The thirty-six-year-old male was taken into custody for family violence. The thirty-five-year-old male was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hospital by a DeSoto Fire Department ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. The female was also transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hospital, where she received care for a non-life-threatening injury to her arm.

This incident will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

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Runoff Election for Mayor on Saturday, June 18th

Early Voting

Monday – Friday June 6 – 10 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday June 11 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday June 12 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Tuesday June 13 – 14 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Election Day

Saturday June 18 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

DUNCANVILLE POLICE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPOND QUICKLY TO POTENTIAL ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

Duncanville, Texas – On Monday, June 13, 2022, at approximately 8:43 AM, Duncanville Police Department began receiving calls concerning an armed individual and shots fired at the Fieldhouse, 1700 S. Main Street, Duncanville. Duncanville Police Officers were on the scene by 8:45 AM and immediately began a search of the building.

Officers quickly located and exchanged gunfire with a suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect was wounded during the exchange.

Officers immediately rendered first aid before being transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The summer camp for 4 to 14-year-olds was beginning its second week with an average attendance of over 250 campers and staff. Camp and Fieldhouse staff followed lockdown procedures. Due to the clear-headed actions of staff and the quick response time of law enforcement, there were no additional injuries.

Duncanville ISD assisted by providing safe transportation for children, moving them by school bus from the Fieldhouse to the Duncanville Recreation Center, which was established as a reunification center. As of this release, all the children have been picked up by parents or guardians.

As is standard protocol with any officer-involved shooting, and in the interest of transparency, the Duncanville Police Department has asked that the Texas Department of Public Safety take over this investigation. The results of their findings will be released as soon as they have completed their work.

Duncanville Police officers followed their training, and the City commends them for their actions today.

DUNCANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES NAME OF PERSON INVOLVED IN FIELDHOUSE SHOOTING

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

JUNE 14, 2022

Duncanville, Texas – On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Duncanville Police Department confirmed the identity of the person involved in the shooting incident that took place at the Fieldhouse on Monday, June 13, 2022. The suspect has been identified as Brandon Keith Ned, born May 22, 1980, and a resident of Dallas, Texas.

Due to the ongoing investigation being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Duncanville Police Department will not be releasing any additional information about the suspect or the shooting incident at this time.

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The City of Duncanville Utility Billing Department and Municipal Court Make Changes to their Hours of Operation

Duncanville, TX (May 20, 2022) – The City of Duncanville today announced new operating hours for both the City’s Utility Billing Department and Municipal Court. Both departments will now operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, will close for a one-hour lunch break, and reopen from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Call Utility Billing Customer Service at (972) 780-5010 with questions or concerns.

Official Election Results and Swearing In Ceremony

Official May 7, 2022, General Election Results

TOTAL = Total votes | VOTE % = Percentage of Votes Cast | EV I-P = Early Voting In-Person | EVM = Early Vote by Mail | ED = Election Day | EV/ED Prov = Early Voting & Election Day Provisional

Mayor

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
ERIKA BROWNING 707 24.41% 432 37 238 0
MARK D. COOKS
(run-off)
1,056 36.46% 645 93 312 6
LAVAUGHN WASHINGTON 79 2.73% 42 13 24 0
BARRY L. GORDON
(run-off)
1,054 36.40% 642 88 321 3
Total 2,896 100.00% 1,761 231 895 9

Councilmember District 2

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
DON MCBURNETT (W) 288 50.70% 184 34 70 0
NANCY GUTIERREZ 280 49.30% 179 15 86 0
Total 568 100.00% 363 49 156 0

Councilmember District 4

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
KAREN CHERRY
(W)
493 74.58% 316 38 135 4
BRENDA O’BRIEN 168 25.42% 93 17 58 0
Total 661 100.00% 409 55 193 4

City of Duncanville Swearing-in Ceremony

City Secretary Kristin Downs swore in Councilmember Don McBurnett, District 2, and Councilmember Karen Cherry, District 4 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Regular City Council Meeting.

A Runoff Election for Mayor will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, for Mayor

Early Voting

Monday, June 6, 2022 – Friday, June 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Election Day

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Salary Increase Approved for All District Employees for 2022-2023 School Year

Based on a unanimous vote by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees, all district employee workgroups will receive a salary increase between 4% and 6.6% for the 2022-2023 school year.

During the regular school board meeting on Monday, May 16, the board approved a new compensation plan for the 2022-2023 school year. The highlights of the compensation plan include:

  • $57,000 Beginning Teacher Salary
  • 6.6% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Teachers (Minimum $4000)
  • 4% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Other Staff
  • $2,000 Loyalty Stipend for 15+ years in Duncanville ISD
  • Additional Stipends and Signing Bonuses for Hard-to-Fill Positions (up to $12,000)
  • Market Adjustments for All Positions as Applicable
  • Decrease in Health Insurance Premiums

The district’s new compensation plan addresses teachers who are new to the profession, returning teachers, and veteran teachers, as well as all auxiliary, professional, and paraprofessional staff.

Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith addressed the topic of teacher pay and retaining teachers in the most recent edition of his podcast – Super Intentional. Dr. Smith hosted a discussion with two principals about the importance of “taking care of the people” and recognizing the importance of relating to the needs and priorities of students and staff.  Learn more at https://www.duncanvilleisd.org/superintentional.

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DUNCANVILLE NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO SEIZURE OF APPROXIMATELY $10 MILLION IN ILLEGAL NARCOTICS

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

JUNE 3, 2022

Duncanville, TX – On Thursday, June 2, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Duncanville Police Department’s Narcotics and SWAT units, with the assistance of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, executed a narcotics evidentiary search warrant at 5512 S. Cockrell Hill Road, in the City of Dallas, Texas.

Over the last couple of months, the Duncanville Police Department’s Narcotics unit has been conducting a thorough investigation of the location after receiving a tip of illegal narcotics activity.

During the initial execution of the search warrant, four adults and one juvenile were detained without further incident.  Two detainees will face Federal level narcotics charges while the other subjects were determined to be uninvolved with the investigated activity.

During the search, investigators located several black plastic pallets commonly used to conceal methamphetamine, as well as quantities of powder and drums of liquid methamphetamine that were being processed for crystallization.  Investigators confirmed the small plastic voids within the body of the plastic pallets contained quantities of methamphetamine, covered with black epoxy to conceal the contents.

In total, the investigators seized approximately 250 kilograms of methamphetamine (both powdered and liquid), 30 pounds of marijuana, 3 firearms, and one stolen vehicle. The estimated street value of all the seized illegal narcotics is approximately $10 million.

Members of the DEA Dallas Field Division’s Clandestine Lab Team and other personnel from the DEA Dallas Field Division were notified and assisted in processing the scene.

A Proclamation on Remembering the 1,000,000 Americans Lost to COVID-⁠19

White House

MAY 12, 2022 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19. One million empty chairs around the dinner table. Each an irreplaceable loss. Each leaving behind a family, a community, and a Nation forever changed because of this pandemic. Jill and I pray for each of them.

As a Nation, we must not grow numb to such sorrow. To heal, we must remember. We must remain vigilant against this pandemic and do everything we can to save as many lives as possible. In remembrance, let us draw strength from each other as fellow Americans. For while we have been humbled, we never give up. We can and will do this together as the United States of America.

In memory of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19 and their loved ones left behind, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset May 16, 2022. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.