Duncanville Honors 50th Anniversary of War Memorial on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27

The City of Duncanville is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Memorial Park on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 am. Army Retired Colonel Ronald Munden is the honored guest speaker, who 50 years ago as an Army Cadet, participated in the ceremony and helped unveil the memorial. The first 300 guests will receive a commemorative War Memorial challenge coin marking the event. Memorial Park is located at 101 N. Main Street in Duncanville.

Memorial Day did not become a federal holiday until 1971. Before that it was traditionally recognized on May 30 regardless of the day of the week. Thus, 50 years ago Memorial Day in Duncanville was recognized on Friday, May 30, 1969 with the dedication of the War Memorial and Memorial Park.

Early in 1969, Ed Purcell from the American Legion Post 81, along with noted artist and architect William B. Lowder, developed plans for a memorial marker and eternal flame layout, as well as heading up the fundraising efforts. Starlight Park, which was redesigned, freshly landscaped, and renamed Memorial Park, was the focal point of the dedication ceremonies that morning. Families of the fallen soldiers engraved on the memorial were present and the memorial was unveiled by Midshipman Charles B. Young and Cadet Ronald Munden.

The Duncanville War Memorial is a polished granite monument approximately sixteen feet high featuring a brass bald eagle with a two-foot wing span atop. Twenty-two names were originally inscribed on the monument representing Duncanville’s fallen soldiers from four wars. The eternal flame was also lit on Memorial Day in 1969 and continues to burn bright today.

Please join us in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Best of Southwest Juneteenth Celebration – June 15

The City of Duncanville and Best of Southwest cities join together for the Juneteenth Arts and Music Festival, honoring the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Activities include food vendors, a variety of art by local artist, crafts, musical performances and much more.  Admission is free!

Seeking Vendors

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Best Southwest Juneteenth Festival as a Small Business/Artist/Organizations.  Applications must be received by 12 pm, Monday, May 27th.

  • Booth with Electricity $100
  • Booth with No Electricity $75

Call 972-291-5130 or email cedarhillpard@cedarhilltx.com for more information.

Italian Sister City Guests Visiting Duncanville in October, Seeking Host Families

Over 21 years ago, Duncanville established a Sister City Program with Monasterolo di Savigliano, a city in Northern Italy. The program offers culture awareness and economic information. Over the years, host families in both Monasterolo and Duncanville have exchanged friendship and culture traditions.

In October, Monasterolo will send a group of citizens, age 30 to 60, to visit Duncanville for 10 days. The Sister City Commission is looking for host families to accommodate one or two people, and host families do not need to speak Italian. Responsibilities include providing a private room for either a single person or a couple, a simple breakfast, and transportation to and from City Hall.

If you are interested, or want to learn more information about the Sister City Program, contact Chelsea Cooper at 972-780-5069 or ccooper@duncanville.com.

2018 State of the City & Awards of Excellence

Mayor Barry Gordon presented the 2018 State of the City Address at the annual ‘Celebrate Duncanville’ event co-hosted by the City and Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2019. Approximately 200 attendees from various community organizations and businesses enjoyed an evening celebrating the City of Champions and recognizing outstanding leaders and businesses in the community.

The Mayor presented Awards of Excellence to two Duncanville businesses for 2018:

  • GK Steel
  • La Mexicana Tortilla Factory

View the 2018 State of the City Video

2018 State of the City & Awards of Excellence

Mayor Barry Gordon presented the 2018 State of the City Address at the annual ‘Celebrate Duncanville’ event co-hosted by the City and Chamber of Commerce on January 17, 2019. Approximately 200 attendees from various community organizations and businesses enjoyed an evening celebrating the City of Champions and recognizing outstanding leaders and businesses in the community.

The Mayor presented Awards of Excellence to two Duncanville businesses for 2018:

  • GK Steel
  • La Mexicana Tortilla Factory

View the 2018 State of the City Video

Accepting Applications for PIP Days

The Property Improvement Program (PIP) helps property owners in Duncanville who are unable to make exterior home and yard repairs due to life circumstances. Facilitated by volunteers, the program is a partnership between the Duncanville Neighborhood Vitality Commission and First United Methodist Church Duncanville. Thanks to donations from civic groups, individuals and local businesses, PIP volunteers provide no-cost home repairs to homeowners needing assistance.

Fill out an application for consideration today!

For an application and guidelines, click here.

City Clean Up Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow After Heavy Rains

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of two Sanitary Sewer Overflow’s (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on December 26 and December 27, 2018. The overflows affected Mauk Branch Creek and Horne Branch Creek, and are located near:

• Little & South Main Street (Horne Branch Creek)
• 700 Block of Forest Circle (Mauk Branch Creek)

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.

Holiday Trash, Recycling & Facility Schedule

​​All City of Duncanville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Duncanville Fieldhouse, Library, Recreation facility and Senior Center will be closed December 24 & 25, as well as January 1.​

Solid waste, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.

The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 11th at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more information contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.