IH 20 Frontage Roads Improvements – Public Meeting

TXDOT-2000Public Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Open House : 5:30 pm
Public Meeting Presentation: 6 pm

Hilton Garden Inn
800 N Main Street,
Duncanville, TX 75116

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Meeting for the purpose of soliciting public comment on the proposed improvements to an approximately 0.63 mile section of Interstate Highway (IH) 20 from North (N.) Main Street to East (E.) Camp Wisdom Road in the City of Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas. Currently, there are only frontage roads along IH 20 between E. Camp Wisdom and Oriole Blvd traveling westbound and between N. Main Street and Oriole Blvd traveling eastbound. The frontage roads consist of two 12-foot travel lanes and 2-foot shoulders. The existing eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp consist of 24-foot travel lane, one 4-foot and one 6-foot shoulders. The existing westbound frontage road ties into Wren Avenue at Winding Trail and Oriole Blvd. There is a connector road providing direct access from the existing westbound exist ramp to Thrush Avenue without going through the intersection at N. Main Street, and the exit ramp eventually ties into Thrush Avenue at N. Main Street.

Free Fix a Leak Workshops Offered

Did you know that 10% of homes have a leak that waste 90 gallons or more per day?

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March as a time to remind everyone to check their household fixtures and sprinkler systems for leaks.This year Dallas Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District have coordinated with Home Depot, a WaterSense Retail Partner, to provide free Fix a Leak Workshops:

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • 10:00 am – 10:40 am …Repair/Replace Leaking Faucets
  • 10:40 am – 11:20 am …..Repair/Replace Leaking Toilets
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm….Repair/Replace Sprinkler Heads

Location:

Available at all Home Depot stores in North Texas.

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Pantherettes Are State Champs Again

Everyone is invited to the celebration welcoming our girls home.

Photo by Tomica Charles

Photo by Tomica Charles

Join us in welcoming home the Duncanville Pantherettes from the State Championships this Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Sandra Meadows Arena on the south side of Duncanville High School at 900 West Camp Wisdom Road.  Bring your signs, noise makers and team spirit to thank Coach Cathy Self-Morgan and the Pantherettes for an amazing season!

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For more information contact:

Tiara Richard,
Chief Communication Officer
(972) 708-2035
Duncanville ISD

DIY Plumbing Repairs Workshop

DIY Plumbing Repairs Workshop

Did you know that the average American home loses 14% of their water use to leaks? Attend our no cost, hands-on workshop to learn how you can perform do-it-yourself minor repairs to save water and help lower your water bill. Below are some of the topics that will be covered at the workshop:

  • Checking for leaky toilets and faucets
  • Replacing toilet flapper valves
  • Fixing leaky faucets
  • Installing faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads
  • Water Conservation tips

Joshua Knickerbocker, a licensed plumber with Dallas Water Utilities will be the instructor. After the main presentation there will be stations with hands-on displays where one can change a toilet flapper valve, install a low-flow shower head, change a faucet cartridge and install a faucet aerator.

Date:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Time:

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215

Making a reservation

Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling (214) 670-3155.

Workshop sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities Conservation and City of Dallas Department of Park and Recreation.

Additional Info…

Everything Teen Expo 2016

2016 Everything Teen Expo

Where will the Everything Teen Expo be held?

DeSoto Town Center
211 E. Pleasant Run Road Suite C.
DeSoto, Texas 75115

When will it be held?

Saturday, April 02, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much does it cost to attend?

There is no charge to attend the event. There is a charge for vendors.

What is the vision of ETE?

To enrich the lives of teens by connecting them with community, resources, services, and support.

What is the overall goal of ETE?

Our goal is for teenagers to build and sustain meaningful and positive relationships with their community by connecting them with businesses, non-profits, colleges, government institutions, and other organizations both local and nationwide through fun and engaging interactions. This Expo will allow teens to connect with professionals while learning about valuable resources and services that can help them pursue their passion, find their purpose, succeed and overcome obstacles in their lives.

Additional Info…

Preparations Continue for the May 7th City Elections

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2016 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 7, 2016

Preparations continue for the City election to be held Saturday, May 7th according to City Secretary Mary Jones. This year’s slate of offices includes the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the Mayor position. Registered voters residing in Districts 2 and 4 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 7th 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 Starts April 25, 2016

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 25, 2016 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

  • Monday, April 25 – Saturday, April 30: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 3: 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.

See Candidate List

Grand Re-Opening of Red Bird Park

ben-franklin-apothecary-1964-2The Grand Re-Opening of Red Bird Park is scheduled for Sunday, October 5th, 2015 at 6 PM. Come join us at the ceremonial ribbon cutting. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your bike and join the group bike ride utilizing our new bike lanes.

Red Bird Park is located at 401 W. Redbird Lane, Duncanville, Texas.