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.

Duncanville City Manager Names New Chief of Police

2021 - LiVigni, MarkDuncanville, TX (January 10, 2022) – The City of Duncanville today announced the permanent appointment of Mark LiVigni as Chief of Police. Mr. LiVigni has been a member of the Duncanville Police Department since 1993, most recently serving as Interim Police Chief since March of 2021.

After vetting twenty-six candidates down to three finalists who went through a battery of interviews, including a community meet and greet, City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides selected Mark LiVigni as the new Chief of Police.

“Both Chief LiVigni’s professionalism and commitment to our City made him an ideal choice for permanent appointment as our Chief of Police,” said City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides. “I am genuinely excited to see his vision for our police department become a reality and have a positive impact on the lives of Duncanville’s residents.”

“I have had the honor of working alongside Mark for many years now,” Assistant City Manager and former Police Chief Robert D. Brown, Jr. added. “I am confident that our new Chief of Police will innovate and elevate the Duncanville Police Department.”

Chief LiVigni, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has more than twenty-eight years of policing experience, all serving the citizens of Duncanville. He has served in every sworn rank of the department and is only the second individual in the department’s history to have done so with this appointment. He is also a graduate of several high-level professional training courses, including the F.B.I. National Academy, the Senior Management in Policing training of the Police Executive Research Forum, and the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration’s Executive Leadership training. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas.

Chief LiVigni said, “I could not be more excited, honored, yet humbled to serve this diverse City of Champions as its Chief of Police. The men and women of the Duncanville Police Department are committed to providing the best police service possible to the citizens of this great city. Collectively, we will work to make a good department even better. I appreciate our city management team’s confidence and that of our mayor and city council members.”

“I and the Duncanville City Council, as representatives of the residents of our fine City, are pleased that Duncanville will have a continuity of the type of quality service our great Police Department has always provided,” said Mayor Barry L. Gordon. “Mark LiVigni’s commitment to our fine men and women in uniform and our community make his selection one I and City Council can stand behind with great confidence.”

A formal Swearing-In ceremony is planned for Thursday, February 3, 2022.

Police Chief LiVigni recently promoted Matthew Stogner to serve as Assistant Chief of Police. Mr. Stogner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Texas Master Peace Officer Certification. He is a graduate of the Senior Management in Policing Program from the Police Executive Research Forum in Boston, Massachusetts. Matthew Stogner has most recently served as S.W.A.T. Commander and has been an officer, sergeant, and lieutenant during his 22-year career.

Oncor Prepared for Cooler Temps, Remaining Winter Months

Annual Preparations Completed and Communication Improvements Implemented

January 3, 2022 – With the return of cooler weather, Oncor is assuring customers that winter preparations have been completed and that their power delivery company is prepared for the remaining winter months. Oncor’s planning occurs year-round in anticipation of a variety of potential seasonal impacts, and winter preparations are implemented months before the cold season arrives. These preparations include:

 

  • Thousands of electrical facilities, including stations and main feeder lines, have undergone thorough air and ground inspections to ensure they are ready for high demand and cooler temperatures. This is in addition to regularly scheduled facility inspections and maintenance.
  • Forecasting and predictive analytics have been utilized to identify potential high load areas so equipment upgrades or replacements could be completed before failures might occur.
  • Material inventory has been increased and additional contract resources secured to ensure full availability of supplies and support ahead of potentially severe weather.
  • Personnel have completed multiple emergency preparedness training sessions to ensure staff are ready to quickly and safely respond to potential outage events.

 

As the “poles and wires” company that delivers power to customers, Oncor does not own, operate, or control power generation plants or facilities. Oncor has, however, implemented communication improvements based on learnings from the February 2021 power emergency, as well as followed recent weatherization requirements relevant to delivering power to our customers including:

  • Complied with the PUC weatherization rule adopted pursuant to SB3 and submitted its detailed Winter Weather Readiness Report to the PUC and ERCOT. Oncor standard weatherization procedures also remain in compliance with the 2011 FERC/NERC recommendations.
  • Worked with our telecommunications providers to harden their systems serving customer call centers and increase communication channel bandwidth to better perform during high volume events. Oncor prioritized this improvement after the February storm, when Oncor received more customer calls in two days than all of 2020.
  • Committed to increasing the frequency of situational and weather updates to customers, as supported by the company’s in-house meteorologist. Updates will be available across various communication platforms, including My Oncor Alerts, the MyOncor app, Oncor.com and the Storm Center Outage Map, social media channels, and direct contact with local officials.

Met with local officials and emergency management staff across its service territory to better understand community needs, including communication preferences, crisis response plans, and additional information surrounding critical facility designations.

Trustee, Retired Coach to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Inaugural Phil McNeely Classic

Duncanville ISD

Trustee Phil McNeely

Phil McNeely is a living legend on and off the basketball court. He has served as a member of the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees since 2010. Before retiring, Coach McNeely became the longest-tenured Duncanville High School head basketball coach with 25 years. Under his leadership, the Duncanville High School boys basketball team won three state championship titles in 1991, 1999 and 2007.

To recognize Coach McNeely’s long-standing legacy, Duncanville ISD is hosting a basketball showcase bearing his name – the Phil McNeely Classic. During the classic on Saturday, November 13., Coach McNeely will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at 7 p.m. by the Duncanville ISD Athletics Department.

Many former players have indicated they plan to attend the basketball showcase, including some who are now coaching boys high school basketball teams. Woodrow Wilson Head Coach Corey Johnson and Rock Hill Head Coach Shawn Williams are both former players of Coach McNeely and their teams will play Saturday.

The celebration of Coach McNeely will include family, friends, and longtime supporters excited to recognize his continued service and dedication to students, and commitment to the community. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented center court prior to the final game of the night – Duncanville High School vs. Lancaster High School.

Tickets to attend the Phil McNeely Classic on Saturday, Nov. 13 can be purchased online using this link. The games will take place at Duncanville High School’s Sandra Meadow’s Arena, home of Phil McNeely Court.

2021 Duncanville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting: December 10

In celebration of the Christmas Holiday, the City of Duncanville is hosting the annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Friday, December 10, 2021.

This year’s festivities will feature the lighted Christmas Parade down Main Street, pictures with Santa, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and much more!

Christmas Parade | 7:00 pm

The Parade route starts on Wheatland Rd at Freeman St, heads west and turns right on N Main St then ends in downtown Duncanville.

Residents are welcome to set up blankets and chairs along the parade route to enjoy the fun and creative floats. After the parade, head to downtown for the Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities!

Various road closures will affect the Wheatland & Main St area beginning at 6:00 pm on December 10.

Enter a Parade Float!

Float entries welcome! There is a $25 float charge and applications are due by Wednesday, December 8.

View the Parade Float Registration form for additional details.

For any questions regarding the parade, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Tree Lighting, Concert & Festivities | 8:00 pm

Downtown Duncanville near Memorial Park– 101 N. Main St., Duncanville, TX

Join Mayor Barry L. Gordon as he lights the downtown Christmas tree to kick off the holiday festivities, including live performances, singing Christmas carols, yummy food and drink options, bounce houses, games, and much more. Be sure to dress up for pictures with Santa!

Pictures with Santa are located at Ben Franklin Apothecary.

Vendor Opportunities

To inquire about being a vendor for this event, please register with the Duncanville Parks and Recreation Department at the Recreation Center Front Desk located at 201 James Collins Blvd. For any questions regarding being a vendor, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Street Closures

There will be street closures for the Duncanville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Friday, December 10 between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 pm.
Expect street closures on Wheatland from Freeman to Main between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm AND on Main from Freeman to Davis between the hours of 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Please seek alternate routes Saturday evening, if possible.

Santa Mail

Santa’s Mailbox will be at City Hall – 203 E. Wheatland Rd. beginning Monday, November 29 for children to send their letters to Santa Claus. Drop off your letter to Santa by Monday, December 13 so he can reply before Christmas. Be sure to include your child’s name and a return address.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election

Dallas, Texas – Dallas County Elections Administrator, Michael Scarpello, reminds eligible voters that the Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election is Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

All qualified voters in Dallas County may vote in person at any one of the county’s 443 vote center locations on Election Day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. A list and a map of Election Day vote centers can be found at www.dallascountyvotes.org.

The Dallas County ballot will have 8 State of Texas propositions. In addition, the cities of Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie and Highland Park ISD will also be voting on their own propositions. The City of Glenn Heights and the City of Mesquite will have special elections to fill vacancies. Visit www.dallascountyvotes.org to view a complete sample ballot.

Voters must present an acceptable form of identification in order to vote. ID requirements can be found at https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day-voting/what-do-i-need-in-order-to-vote/

“When going to a vote center, voters should look for our new ‘Official Vote Center’ signs,” said Elections Administrator Scarpello. “These new signs were purchased recently to replace our old ‘Official Polling Place’ signs, which were acquired before the County’s move to vote centers in 2019.”

Election Night Reporting:
You may follow Election Night results online at https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-results-and-maps/election-results. Early Voting results will be posted at 7 p.m. on Election Night and the Election Day results will be posted at 9 p.m. and every 30 minutes after that until all results have been uploaded.

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Martes, 2 de noviembre de 2021 Enmienda Constitucional y Elección Conjunta

Dallas, Texas – El Administrador de Elecciones, Michael Scarpello, recuerda a los votantes elegibles que la Elección Constitucional y Conjunta del martes, 2 de noviembre de 2021.

Todos los votantes calificados en el Condado de Dallas pueden votar en persona en cualquiera de las 443 ubicaciones de los centros de votación del condado el día de las elecciones entre las 7 a.m. y las 7 p.m. Una lista y un mapa de los centros de votación se pueden encontrar en www.dallascountyvotes.org/es.

La boleta del Condado Dallas tendrá 8 propuestas del Estado de Texas. También, las ciudades de Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie y Highland Park ISD también votarán sobre propuestas propias. La ciudad de Glenn Heights y Mesquite tendrán elecciones especiales para llenar vacantes. Visite www.dallascountyvotes.org/es para ver una muestra de la boleta.
Los votantes deben presentar una forma aceptable de identificación para poder votar. Los requisitos de ID se pueden encontrar en https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day-voting/what-do-i-need-in-order-to-vote/

“Al ir a un centro de votación, los votantes deben buscar nuestros nuevos letreros de ‘Centro Oficial de Votación'”, dijo el Administrador de Elecciones Scarpello. “Estos nuevos letreros se compraron recientemente para reemplazar nuestros antiguos letreros de ‘Lugar de votación oficial’, que se adquirieron antes de que el Condado usaba centros de votación en 2019”.

Informes de la Noche de Elecciones:
Usted puede seguir los resultados de la Noche de Elecciones en línea en https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-results-and-maps/election-results. Los resultados de votación adelantada se publicarán a las 7 p.m. de la noche del día de las elecciones y los resultados del día de las elecciones se publicarán a las 9 p.m. y cada 30 minutos después hasta que se completen todos los resultados.

TxDOT LAUNCHES PUBLIC SURVEY FOR THE I-20 TEXAS CORRIDOR STUDY

I-20 Corridor SurveyDALLAS – As part of the statewide I-20 Texas Corridor Study, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting public input through an online survey. The survey asks respondents to weigh in on their transportation priorities for I-20, their points of interest along the corridor, and issues or opportunities that should be addressed.

TxDOT’s Freight, Trade, and Connectivity Section of the Transportation Planning and Programming Division is conducting the I-20 Texas Corridor Study to identify multimodal needs and prioritize improvements that facilitate the movement of people and goods from east to west Texas. The study area spans along I-20 from the I-10 junction in Reeves County to the Texas/Louisiana state line, a distance of 635 miles. Findings and recommendations from the study will be used to help guide the future of the I-20 Corridor.

“This is the first time TxDOT has taken a comprehensive look at the whole I-20 corridor. I-20 is one of the primary east-west travel and trade routes in Texas,” Caroline Mays, Director of Freight, Trade and Connectivity Section at TxDOT. “As part of the study process, TxDOT wants input from people who live and work near I-20. This survey is an opportunity for the public to give us their input about what should be addressed in the study recommendations.”

The survey will be open from Oct. 25 – Dec. 10, 2021. The public can get more information about the study and access the survey by going to https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/statewide/i20-corridor-study.html and clicking the link on the project page.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2021

no mosquitoesThe City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitoes on Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, weather permitting. The spraying is being conducted in response to the detection of West Nile Virus in a mosquito trap within the 75116 zip code. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be conducted on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in the targeted area within the City of Duncanville (see the attached map). Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

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Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water. Residents should also report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to either City of Duncanville Health Services or Neighborhood Services by calling 972-780-5040. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Tammy Island at 972-780-4963.

Mosquito Pesticide FAQs

What pesticide is used for mosquito control?

Dallas County uses permethrin a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used in mosquito control programs due to its effectiveness. Permethrin has been registered by the EPA since 1979.

Can I opt-out of mosquito spraying?

Yes. Duncanville residents wanting to be on the no-spray list can email Tammy Island at tisland@duncanville.com at or Angelica Garcia at agarcia@duncanville.com to have your address added

The Veterans Day Resource Fair Coming to Duncanville’s Armstrong Park

The City of Duncanville, Rotary Club of Duncanville and Dallas College are partnering for the Veterans Day Resource Fair happening Thursday, November 11 at Armstrong Park, 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, Texas 75116.

Active-duty military, veterans, and their families, are invited to attend the Dallas College Veterans Day Resource Fair taking place between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Members of the military will be honored and celebrated with live entertainment, food, a raffle, and vendors.

Dallas College will share information on veterans-related education. Other vendors will be on hand to help educate attendees on resources for health care, benefits, and employment.

The Resource Fair is a fantastic way for your organization to highlight military or veteran-focused services. To participate as a vendor, please reserve your table by registering at dallascollege.edu/veteransfair.

Dallas College Veterans Day Resource Fair
Thursday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Armstrong Park, 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX

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About Dallas College

Dallas College, formerly the Dallas County Community College District, was founded in 1965, and consists of seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Dallas College offers online learning, and serves more than 83,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters. Dallas College also offers dual credit for students in partner high schools and early college high schools throughout Dallas County. Dr. Joe May, the college’s 7th chancellor, has established the Dallas College higher education network in partnership with area school districts, colleges and universities, businesses, community organizations and others to support student success and college completion by removing barriers and providing services that help them earn a college credential and start their professional careers. https://www.dallascollege.edu/

About the City of Duncanville

Duncanville is a city in southern Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. Duncanville’s population was over 40,000 as of the 2020 Census. The City is part of the Best Southwest Partnership that includes Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Lancaster. www.duncanville.com

About Rotary Club of Duncanville

The Rotary Club of Duncanville was established in 1983 by a group of 35 business professionals, civic and community leaders, and entrepreneurs with a heart for service.  These men believed in volunteering their professional skills and talents to strengthen the foundation of our Duncanville community.  Today, we remain a thriving Club of like-minded volunteers, now including women! https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4287

Dallas College Veterans Day resource fair flyer

Duncanville Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 because many significant anniversaries of Latin American independence fall on Sept. 15, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

The yearly observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to become a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Reference: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/hispanic-heritage-month.html

Generations of Hispanic Americans have positively contributed to and enriched American society. On the website https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov, one can explore many documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and other things from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries highlighting Hispanic culture.

And a website entitled “How to Celebrate Hispanic Month in North Texas” features a listing of local events, such as the Mexican Rodeo Celebration at the State Fair, the art market and various exhibits and performances at the Latino Cultural Center, and other opportunities.

Reference: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/how-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month-in-north-texas/2742024/

Dia De Los Muertos

Duncanville, with a diverse population that includes many people of Hispanic heritage, boasts a number of Mexican restaurants and three Hispanic markets—Terry’s on Camp Wisdom, La Michoacana Meat Market on 67, and Supermercade Monterrey on Danieldale.

Our lives, in fact, would be impoverished without the presence of our many Hispanic citizens—so we might consider celebrating Hispanic Heritage the entire year, whatever our background.

Along with Halloween, the Day of the Dead is coming up (November 1–2), with more opportunities to learn about and enjoy a meaningful and colorful Hispanic tradition.

So, let’s celebrate and embrace Hispanic people and cultures!

Article Submitted by Anne Perry, Commissioner
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