At the Town Hall meeting on November 14, 2019 the Duncanville Police Department presented information regarding fraud and identity theft. A variety of topics were covered and the presentation was recorded for those who could not attend. Please be proactive about protecting yourself, and your information, from becoming a victim of crime.
Thank you to Diamond Wished for your donations to start off our 2019 Santa Cop Toy Drive Program. The Santa Cop program is funded entirely by local donations and the Duncanville Police Association and Duncanville Police Employees and families. It is organized by the Duncanville Police Association, and supported by members of the Duncanville Police Department, their families, Ebby Halliday, Realtors’ Southwest Dallas/Ellis Counties office, Duncanville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Diamond Wishes, Duncanville Chamber of Commerce, Champion Cove, Inwood Bank, Assured Self Storage, Champions Cove, Inwood Bank, Duncanville Senior Citizens Center, and community volunteers.
New unwrapped toys or cash
donations can be dropped off at:
Duncanville Police Department 203 E. Wheatland Rd. Duncanville, Texas 75116
Manager Kevin Hugman will retire from the city effective May 31, 2020 after
serving five years in the position. Hugman formally announced his retirement to
City Council at the November 19, 2019 Council meeting. He has served as City
Manager since March 2, 2015.
“This decision has not
been easy as I have enjoyed my time in Duncanville working alongside dedicated
city council members and an outstanding staff of professionals,” said City
Manager Kevin Hugman. “I am excited about the progress the city has made and
the numerous infrastructure improvements that will improve the quality of life
for Duncanville residents for years to come. Many projects contribute to the
betterment of our community, including the new Kidsville/Splashpad, new park
pavilions and restroom/concession buildings, street reconstruction projects,
added emphasis on street maintenance, and a significant increase in capital
replacement of aging water and wastewater lines”.
during Hugman’s tenure in Duncanville include tackling various infrastructure-related
assets and projects, updating the city’s Comprehensive Plan, adoption of a new
city logo and the passage of all four propositions during the 2018 Bond
Election, including projects related to parks & recreation facilities,
street improvements, firefighting facilities and municipal building
Barry Gordon, Mayor for
the City of Duncanville, said, “Kevin has been a huge asset to the Duncanville
community, and over the years provided great experience, professionalism and
stability to our city. We wish him and Susan the very best and that
they may enjoy the fruits of retirement”. Mayor Gordon went on to say, “Regarding
filling the City Manager position, the City Council agrees that undergoing a
professional process and hiring a dedicated search firm will result in the most
qualified candidate who will fit our community’s needs and its culture so
that Duncanville’s progressive growth may be sustained in the future”.
Kevin Hugman previously
worked as the Assistant City Manager for the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, as
well as in a variety of capacities at the city of Southlake, Texas, including
Director of Community Services (parks, recreation, library services) and
Director of Human Resources. Prior to that Kevin worked in the private sector
for a few years before earning his Masters in Public Administration from the
University of Texas at Arlington. Hugman also holds a B.S. degree in
Architectural Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and served in the
U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines. Hugman retired from the US Navy Reserves in
2007 at the rank of Captain after serving 26 years active and Reserve duty. He
is married and has two adult children and six grandchildren.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s holiday
Holiday hours (other closures and holiday hours):
Duncanville Public Library – Closed Saturday, November 30. Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and Tuesday, December 31.
Duncanville Recreation & Senior Centers – Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 31.
Trash, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on:
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.
Live Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 10 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.
Adrian Tijerina has been employed with the Duncanville Police Department since
September 11, 2006 and has been a Texas Peace Officer since December 15,
1999. The acts of terrorism on September
11, 2001 shook the foundation of America and prompted Tijerina to join the
military and serve his country. After
several years, he joined the Texas Army National Guard and was sent to U.S.
Army Infantry OSUT training in Fort Benning, Georgia in October 2010.
At that time
Tijerina had been with the Duncanville Police Department for four years. Tijerina
researched Texas Civil Service Law to learn what to expect and to make sure he
had a job once he returned. The Texas
Local Government Code, Military Leave of Absence section states that an
employee shall be granted leave, without pay, for initial training, annual
duty, and active duty service. Once the
service is over the employee shall be reinstated to the same position that was
held when the leave was granted, with some stipulations, such as, being
honorably discharged and having good mental and physical health.
In 2012, Tijerina
was activated on his first Active Duty Service and deployed to
Afghanistan. He was gone from the Police
Department for approximately 12 months, and that’s when he learned the City of
Duncanville goes above and beyond what is required for its employees who are members
of the U.S. Military. Once his term of
service was completed, Tijerina was honorably discharged and seamlessly
returned to work as a Patrol Officer. Upon his return, Tijerina’s salary at the
City was more than he earned before he deployed. The City computed the difference in the salaries
and continued to pay the difference, so he did not lose money while deployed to
In 2015, Tijerina was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and in 2017 was once again activated. This time he was deployed to Somalia for Active Duty Service. In accordance with Civil Service law, there was a Sergeants Promotional Exam held to fill his role while he was deployed. His term of service ended after approximately 12 months and Tijerina returned to Patrol Sergeant duties. The officer who had been temporarily promoted to fill his position during deployment was returned to his previously held Patrol Officer position with one difference. That Officer was placed on a promotional list that would not expire and would be promoted to Sergeant with the next vacancy.
Sergeant Tijerina is one of three Police Department employees who are active in the Texas Army National Guard. Employing Veterans makes the department stronger and more diverse. The training and leadership fostered with military service is a strong asset for the Police Department. Our veteran officers cover three diverse military occupations, Infantry, Medic, and Intelligence, which can be used to enhance each employee’s Police function, and ultimately benefits the citizens of Duncanville.
The city will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duncanville High School softball parking lot (on the west side of North Greenstone Lane). Please bring your driver’s license and/or utility bill as proof of residency. For additional information, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Leshonda Vaughn at (972) 780-4946.
The City of Duncanville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board along with the Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank the approximately 35 residents that were present on October 17 for the Kidsville/Splashpad Community Input Meeting held at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center. The preliminary schematic design plan for Kidsville and Splashpad was presented by Dunaway Associates and Playgrounds by Leathers. Questions and concerns were addressed and will continue to be reviewed in the planning process. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, fencing, and amenities such as benches and picnic stations. If you were unable to attend or have any further questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Be sure to give a warm welcome to our Sister City guests from Monasterolo di Savigliano, Italy. The group of 25 Italians will be in Duncanville from October 16 through October 24 and will stay with host families for the 10-day visit. We will share our Community, culture and heritage, as well as give the delegates a tour of several significant Dallas-Fort Worth attractions and eateries.
This visit marks the 21st Anniversary of our friendship. Monasterolo di Savigliano is located in the Northwestern region of Italy.
Next year Duncanville citizens will have the opportunity to visit our Sister City friends in Italy where they will provide host families and fellowship for our group. If you are ever in Europe and need help, they will come to your aid. They are our extended family abroad.
If you see them or their bus, give them a hearty Texan wave and welcome!
The Duncanville Design Studio
and the City of Duncanville are looking for community members who would like to help paint the new wall
mural located at Cockrell Hill and Danieldale! Mural painting will take place Saturday and Sunday, October
12 & 13, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Residents of all ages and abilities are welcome – the mural will be paint by
number so anyone interested can participate and help beatify the area.
All art supplies and paint
will be provided, and the Duncanville Design Studio team will assist artists
with paint colors and technique, as well as answer any questions. Please wear
appropriate clothes for a painting project and remember to bring sun protection.
Water will be provided.
The traffic lane next to the
retaining wall will be blocked off during the hours of the project and
participants can park along the nearby neighborhood streets or across
the street at H. Louis Nichols Park. Please be
sure to avoid blocking driveways or impeding the flow of traffic.
For more information, contact
Economic Development Director Jessica James at 972-780-4997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Duncanville Design Studio
and the City of Duncanville have partnered to design a retaining wall art mural
project on the northeast corner of Cockrell Hill Rd. and Danieldale Rd. This
project was developed to help beautify the Duncanville community and provide
more public art that resonated with neighborhoods.
Many different retaining walls
were considered; however, this wall was selected as it is on the corner of one
of our community gateways. The Duncanville Design Studio worked with local
artists, teachers from the Duncanville Independent School District, and the
Duncanville City Council to design a mural for the wall. The mural will include
nature scenes, family scenes, and kids playing different sports to showcase how
Duncanville is The City of Champions.
There are three phases to this project. The first phase has already been
completed, which was to paint the concrete retaining wall with a white primer
base. During the second phase artists will paint the outline of the mural on
the retaining wall in order to prepare the wall for the community painting
portion of the project. The final phase will involve the community actively participating
in one of the city’s first public art projects.
The City of Duncanville is seeking volunteers for the Census Complete Count Committee, which is tasked with activities that support and help Duncanville get the most accurate 2020 Census count. Activities include outreach efforts, connecting with and assisting traditionally hard-to-count populations, helping to promote Census jobs, increase awareness of the importance and benefits of responding to the census, and ultimately drive participation in the 2020 census to benefit our community.
The City of Duncanville is excited to announce that we are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census. As a partner, we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count.
The census counts
everyone in the United States.
Census results are the basis
for congressional representation and help determine how more than $675
billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in
states and communities across the country. These funds shape local health care,
housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy.
As the 2020 Census approaches, we will continue
to share information about how you can make sure our community is fully represented.
Visit 2020CENSUS.GOVanytime to get the