DUNCANVILLE WELCOMES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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DUNCANVILLE WELCOMES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The City of Duncanville continues its focus on creating a healthy local economy with the enlistment of an experienced economic development leader

agustin gus garciaDuncanville, Texas – The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce and welcome Agustin “Gus” Garcia as the City’s Director of Economic Development. Mr. Garcia will be focused on community development and economic opportunity here in Duncanville.

Agustin Garcia, who attended Duncanville’s Acton Elementary and Byrd Middle School, returns to the city as an economic development and civic leader with over 17 years of experience. He will begin working with the City on April 15.

He is a dual certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the National Development Council (NDC) who also holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Mr. Garcia brings a wide array of experience working with local communities and state agencies. He has most recently served as an economic development consultant for numerous private and public agencies in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, and South Texas.

Agustin Garcia’s career began in the private sector working as a senior accountant for two Fortune 500 companies. In 2000 he transferred to Rio Grande Valley as an Administrator/Comptroller for a regional physician group where he eventually led the organization to build a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital for the Dallas-based Lifecare Hospital System. The position evolved into him becoming a regional real estate development Vice President where he developed mixed-use projects in the medical, commercial, and residential spaces. Mr. Garcia was also a Councilmember for the City of Edinburg, serving from 2005 to 2013.

His career in development and working with numerous local and state government entities led him to eventually serve in the public sector as the Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Edinburg, Texas. He was instrumental in development projects that added over 4,000 jobs, increased sports tourism, and helped the city get its first New Market Tax Credit in the amount of $29 million dollars.

Agustin has lobbied in Austin and Washington D.C. and testified before several state legislative committees successfully lobbying for tax incentives, Hotel Occupancy Taxes, Airport Funding, and the South Texas Health System Enterprise Zones.

Agustin currently lives in Little Elm, Texas with his wife Tonya, a career and technical education instructor in forensic science, and criminal justice for the Denton Independent School District following a 10-year career as a federal law enforcement agent for Homeland security. Together they have four children: Soledad, Halle, Gus III, and Pilar.

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2021 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

The 2021 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 1st.  The slate of offices includes Councilmembers to represent At-Large, District 1, District 3 and District 5.  All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the At-Large position. Registered voters residing in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

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Preparations Begin for 2021 City Officers Elections

Election Day is May 1, 2021

The 2021 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 1st.  Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Councilmember At Large, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 5 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 13th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12th.  Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

  • Qualified voter;
  • Resident of the State of Texas for one year;
  • Resident of the City and district for six months; and
  • Hold no other public office.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Councilmember At Large.  Residents of Districts 1, 3, and 5 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 1, 2021 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 1st election.  Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-8683. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017.  Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.

Duncanville ISD to Host Spanish-Speaking Drive-Through COVID Vaccination Registration

Duncanville ISD

PRESS RELEASE

Duncanville ISD is offering an opportunity for Spanish-speaking members of our community to learn about the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19.

The district is hosting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination registration event on Saturday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Hastings Elementary School (602 W. Center St, Duncanville). Volunteers will be there to help members of the Duncanville ISD community register to receive a vaccine.

The effort is intended to assist members of the Duncanville ISD family who have not registered to be vaccinated because of a lack of information or support.

Last week the district partnered with Parkland Hospital to host two webinars with doctors from Parkland Hospital. In those sessions, the doctors informed district parents and other members of the Hispanic community about COVID-19, the different types of vaccines and encouraged them to register for the vaccine.

The webinar and drive-through registration event are made possible by a partnership with The Concilio. The Fort Worth-based community group aims to increase opportunities for Hispanic families.

También se invita a los miembros hispanohablantes del ISD de Duncanville participar en un evento de inscripción para la vacunación contra COVID-19 con servicio a su automóvil el sábado, 17 de abril, de 9:00 a. m. a 12:00 p. m. en la Escuela Primaria Hastings (602 W. Center St, Duncanville).  Habrá voluntarios para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad del ISD de Duncanville inscribirse para recibir la vacuna.

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

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As of 12:00 pm April 20, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 282 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 237 confirmed cases, and 45 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 255,644 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,683 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,820 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 292 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 2:00 pm April 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 292 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 191 confirmed cases, and 101 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 255,013 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,530 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,794 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 152 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 12:00 pm April 16, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 152 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 91 confirmed cases, and 61 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 254,822 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,429 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,783 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 202 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 12:00 pm April 15, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 202 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 140 confirmed cases and 62 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 254,731 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,368 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,768 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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Dallas County Reports 285 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 2:00 pm April 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 285 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 224 confirmed cases, and 61 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 254,591 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,306 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,747 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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