Runoff Election for Mayor on Saturday, June 18th

Early Voting

Monday – Friday June 6 – 10 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday June 11 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday June 12 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Tuesday June 13 – 14 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Election Day

Saturday June 18 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

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.

COVID-19 RELIEF: HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

The following is information about rental, mortgage, and utility assistance programs available to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Housing
Assistance Program (EHAP)

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The Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) provides short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to low income Dallas County residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected (loss-reduction of income) by the spread of COVID-19.

EHAP will continue for 90 days into the new year. To learn more about the program:

Eligibility for EHAP:

  • Must reside outside the city of Dallas but within Dallas County;
  • Currently not receiving housing assistance through another entity;
  • Household income is less than 80% of AMI; and
  • Must have suffered an economic impact due to COVID-19.

DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
214-819-1968
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CT)


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affair’s Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP)

The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps eligible Texas tenants, who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who have been sued for eviction, stay in their homes and provides landlords with an alternative to eviction. If both the tenant and landlord agree to participate in the TEDP and meet the requirements in the chart below, the TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

  • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due (up to five months), and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance (up to a total of six months).
  • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump-sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases will be dismissed and made confidential from public disclosure.

Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP)

Starting in 2021, Dallas County will be participating in the TERAP. Households may contact our HHS team (214.819.1968, EHAP_DCHHS@dallascounty.org) for more information about how they can apply through Dallas County for assistance.


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

Dallas County Health and Human Services Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Website and Announces Mass Vaccination Site

This post has been updated on January 15, 2021 to include the FAQ for the Fair Park COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site and DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline (see below).

Today, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opened up a COVID-19 vaccination registration and pre-screening site for Dallas County residents in phase 1A or 1B, as outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). While vaccine supply is extremely limited, DCHHS anticipates receiving additional supply in the coming weeks and months. The registration website is for vaccination eligibility only at DCHHS, and not for all providers within Dallas County.

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2020 Councilmember District 2 Runoff Election Dates and Voting Locations

November 3, 2020 General Election Results

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

Official Election Results

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 Early Votes Election Day Votes Vote Totals
Don McBurnett 885 85 970
Hector Sifuentes 802 159 962*
Misty Bain 894 119 1,014*
       

*Provisional vote

Runoff Election Announced

A runoff election between candidates Don McBurnett (incumbent) and Misty Bains has been scheduled with early voting set to begin Monday, November 23rd and continue to December 4th. Election day will be Tuesday, December 8th.

Early Voting Dates Hours
November 23rd – November 25th
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 28th
(Saturday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 29th
(Sunday)
1 PM to 6 PM
November 30th – December 2nd
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
December 3rd – December 4th
(Thursday and Friday)
7 AM to 7 PM
Election DayHours
Tuesday, December 8th 7 AM – 7 PM

Polling Places

(click the link for address and directions)

ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ARISE CHURCH

BRANDENBURG INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL

CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL

DANIEL SR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

DUNCANVILLE’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

DUNCANVILLE HS PERFORMANCE HALL

DUNCANVILLE LIBRARY

FAIRMEADOWS ELEM SCHOOLREED MIDDLE SCHOOL

City of Duncanville Wastewater System Smoke Testing in September

The City of Duncanville has contracted with BURGESS & NIPLE of Austin, Texas to perform a Smoke Test Survey in portions of Duncanville’s waste water system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which are primarily located in backyard easements, but may be located in streets. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you may see coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is harmless, has little odor and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult a licensed plumber. In any event, if the harmless smoke can enter through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home or business. Should smoke enter your home or business, please contact a member of the smoke testing crew, who can check the sewer lines around your home or business to help determine the source of the smoke.

To prevent smoke from entering your home or business, make sure that all drain traps (also called “U Joints” or “P Traps”) in your home are filled with water by pouring water in the drain. A filled drain trap will keep smoke out of your home or business. Make sure air conditioning units run within several hours of the testing to ensure that the condensation drain trap is filled with water.

Work crews from BURGESS & NIPLE will be conducting the sewer inspections over the next few days. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements on your property. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes. BURGESS & NIPLE personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business.

Photographs will be made of leaks occurring in the system. We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The information gained from this testing is being used to improve the quality of your wastewater collection system.

If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact:

The City of Duncanville 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027

Prueba de Humo del Sistema de Drenaje Sanitario de la Ciudad de Duncanville

La Ciudad de Duncanville ha contratado a BURGESS & NIPLE de Austin, Tejas para realizar una encuesta sobre pruebas de humo en porciones del sistema de drenaje de Duncanville. Este examen implica la abertura y la inspección de bocas y de las líneas de la alcantarilla, que están situadas principalmente en servidumbres, pero se pueden situarse en calles. Una tarea importante del examen será la prueba del humo de las líneas de la alcantarilla para localizar roturas y defectos en el sistema de alcantarilla. El humo que usted puede ver venir de las pilas de ventilación en casas o agujeros en la tierra es inofensivo, tiene poco olor y no crea ningún riesgo de incendios. El humo no debe entrar en su hogar a menos que usted tenga plomería defectuosa o sumideros secos. Si ocurre esto, usted debe consultar a un fontanero licenciado. En cualquier caso de que el humo inofensivo entrara a través de la plomería defectuosa, el potencial existe para que los gases peligrosos de la alcantarilla incorporen su hogar o negocio. Si el humo ingrese su hogar o negocio, por favor contacte a un trabajador de Burgess & Niple para que pueda revisar las líneas de la alcantarilla alrededor de su hogar o negocio y para ayudar a determinar la origen del humo. Para prevenir la entrada de humo a su hogar o negocio, asegurarse de que todos las trampas del drenaje en su hogar se llenan con agua vertiendo el agua en el drenaje. Al llenar las trampas del drenaje con agua se podre mantener el humo fuera de su hogar o negocio. Cerciórese que aires acondicionado funcione por varias horas durante la prueba para asegurarse de que la trampa del drenaje de la condensación está llena de agua.

Trabajadores de BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. conducirán inspecciones de la alcantarilla en los próximos días. Los trabajadores pueden necesitar acceder las bocas de la alcantarilla en servidumbres de utilidad en su propiedad. Cuando estas líneas requieren una investigación, tendrán que acceder a las servidumbres de alcantarillado. Personal uniformados de BURGESS & NIPLE llevan credenciales de identificación. Dueños de casa no necesitan estar presentes y por ningún motivo, los trabajadores no tienen que entrar a su hogar o negocio.

Se tomarán fotografías de los fugas en el sistema. Anticipamos que la prueba del humo durar unas pocas horas en su área. Se le agradece su cooperación. La información obtenida de esta prueba será utilizada para mejorar la calidad de su sistema de drenaje sanitario.

Para más información:

La Ciudad de Duncanville – 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027


COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

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Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation Establishes Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

Duncanville, Texas – The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) has established a Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The DCEDC has agreed to fund $250,000 for the program to assist Duncanville businesses.  

The program is offering grants from $1,000 to $10,000 to aid small businesses with fewer than 20 employees enduring economic hardships due to COVID-19. The grants are provided on a reimbursement basis and can be used for normal operating expenses and payroll. Businesses must have been operating in Duncanville by November 14, 2019, in order to apply for assistance.

“Small businesses are the heart of our community, and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation is pleased to offer this program to help our small businesses recover from the negative effects caused by the pandemic,” said DCEDC President Steve Dial. “The DCEDC’s goal is to help provide small businesses with assistance in addition to the grants offered by the federal government and other organizations to help bridge the revenue gap created while many of them were forced to close.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to announce the establishment of a recovery initiative for our Duncanville small businesses,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon. “The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation board of directors created a means to provide financial assistance to help weather the economic impact of COVID-19. What’s especially important about this program is that the monies available come directly from the city. This means the application process is managed locally. I commend the DCEDC board of directors for their creativity and concern for our small businesses.”

Applications will be accepted from May 12, 2020 – June 1, 2020.  Businesses can fill out an application online or print one off and submit it to the Economic Development Department at the Duncanville City Hall located at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, Texas 75116. The DCEDC Board will review the applications and award grants based on the economic impact to the community.

For more information and to apply for the Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program, visit www.DuncanvilleEDC.com or call 972.780.5090.

2020 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION – EARLY VOTING RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

EARLY VOTING ONLY

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 EARLY VOTING
Don McBurnett 879
Hector Sifuentes 803
Misty Bain 891
Total  2,573

PDF of Unofficial Election – Early Voting Results

Dallas County Elections

B.O.S.S. SUMMER CAMP MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

Duncanville, TX – The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce that the B.O.S.S. Summer Camp will be moving to the Crossroads of Life Assembly of God Church (123 W. Hwy. 67, Duncanville, TX 75137) starting Monday, June 27, 2022, and will continue at this location until the end of camp. The church offers the space and amenities, such as classrooms, a dining area, and gymnasium space, that will allow the campers to continue enjoying the programs and activities for which the camp has come to be known.

Parents and guardians will receive information on entry and exit of the church for the safe drop-off and pick-up of children through regular communications from the Camp Director, Coach William Pearson, and his staff.

Security will be provided by the City at Crossroads of Life Assembly of God Church for the duration of the summer camp.

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DUNCANVILLE POLICE RESPOND TO DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

June 20, 2022

Duncanville, TX – On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 9:43 PM, Duncanville Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting with injury call in the 1000 block of Hayworth Avenue in Duncanville, Texas. Upon arrival, officers found a thirty-five-year-old male lying motionless in a driveway from an apparent gunshot wound and a thirty-six-year-old female with an apparent gunshot wound to her left arm.

The preliminary investigation determined an argument ensued when another male, thirty-six years of age, dropped off his teenage daughter at her home, where she resides with her mother, the female gunshot victim, and her mother’s boyfriend, the male gunshot victim. During the argument, both males produced handguns, and multiple shots were fired. The thirty-six-year-old male was taken into custody for family violence. The thirty-five-year-old male was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hospital by a DeSoto Fire Department ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. The female was also transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hospital, where she received care for a non-life-threatening injury to her arm.

This incident will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

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DUNCANVILLE POLICE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPOND QUICKLY TO POTENTIAL ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

Duncanville, Texas – On Monday, June 13, 2022, at approximately 8:43 AM, Duncanville Police Department began receiving calls concerning an armed individual and shots fired at the Fieldhouse, 1700 S. Main Street, Duncanville. Duncanville Police Officers were on the scene by 8:45 AM and immediately began a search of the building.

Officers quickly located and exchanged gunfire with a suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect was wounded during the exchange.

Officers immediately rendered first aid before being transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The summer camp for 4 to 14-year-olds was beginning its second week with an average attendance of over 250 campers and staff. Camp and Fieldhouse staff followed lockdown procedures. Due to the clear-headed actions of staff and the quick response time of law enforcement, there were no additional injuries.

Duncanville ISD assisted by providing safe transportation for children, moving them by school bus from the Fieldhouse to the Duncanville Recreation Center, which was established as a reunification center. As of this release, all the children have been picked up by parents or guardians.

As is standard protocol with any officer-involved shooting, and in the interest of transparency, the Duncanville Police Department has asked that the Texas Department of Public Safety take over this investigation. The results of their findings will be released as soon as they have completed their work.

Duncanville Police officers followed their training, and the City commends them for their actions today.

DUNCANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES NAME OF PERSON INVOLVED IN FIELDHOUSE SHOOTING

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

JUNE 14, 2022

Duncanville, Texas – On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Duncanville Police Department confirmed the identity of the person involved in the shooting incident that took place at the Fieldhouse on Monday, June 13, 2022. The suspect has been identified as Brandon Keith Ned, born May 22, 1980, and a resident of Dallas, Texas.

Due to the ongoing investigation being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Duncanville Police Department will not be releasing any additional information about the suspect or the shooting incident at this time.

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The City of Duncanville Utility Billing Department and Municipal Court Make Changes to their Hours of Operation

Duncanville, TX (May 20, 2022) – The City of Duncanville today announced new operating hours for both the City’s Utility Billing Department and Municipal Court. Both departments will now operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, will close for a one-hour lunch break, and reopen from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Call Utility Billing Customer Service at (972) 780-5010 with questions or concerns.

Official Election Results and Swearing In Ceremony

Official May 7, 2022, General Election Results

TOTAL = Total votes | VOTE % = Percentage of Votes Cast | EV I-P = Early Voting In-Person | EVM = Early Vote by Mail | ED = Election Day | EV/ED Prov = Early Voting & Election Day Provisional

Mayor

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
ERIKA BROWNING 707 24.41% 432 37 238 0
MARK D. COOKS
(run-off)
1,056 36.46% 645 93 312 6
LAVAUGHN WASHINGTON 79 2.73% 42 13 24 0
BARRY L. GORDON
(run-off)
1,054 36.40% 642 88 321 3
Total 2,896 100.00% 1,761 231 895 9

Councilmember District 2

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
DON MCBURNETT (W) 288 50.70% 184 34 70 0
NANCY GUTIERREZ 280 49.30% 179 15 86 0
Total 568 100.00% 363 49 156 0

Councilmember District 4

TOTAL VOTE % EV I-P EVM ED EV/ED Prov
KAREN CHERRY
(W)
493 74.58% 316 38 135 4
BRENDA O’BRIEN 168 25.42% 93 17 58 0
Total 661 100.00% 409 55 193 4

City of Duncanville Swearing-in Ceremony

City Secretary Kristin Downs swore in Councilmember Don McBurnett, District 2, and Councilmember Karen Cherry, District 4 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Regular City Council Meeting.

A Runoff Election for Mayor will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, for Mayor

Early Voting

Monday, June 6, 2022 – Friday, June 10, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Election Day

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Salary Increase Approved for All District Employees for 2022-2023 School Year

Based on a unanimous vote by the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees, all district employee workgroups will receive a salary increase between 4% and 6.6% for the 2022-2023 school year.

During the regular school board meeting on Monday, May 16, the board approved a new compensation plan for the 2022-2023 school year. The highlights of the compensation plan include:

  • $57,000 Beginning Teacher Salary
  • 6.6% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Teachers (Minimum $4000)
  • 4% Salary Increase of the Midpoint for All Other Staff
  • $2,000 Loyalty Stipend for 15+ years in Duncanville ISD
  • Additional Stipends and Signing Bonuses for Hard-to-Fill Positions (up to $12,000)
  • Market Adjustments for All Positions as Applicable
  • Decrease in Health Insurance Premiums

The district’s new compensation plan addresses teachers who are new to the profession, returning teachers, and veteran teachers, as well as all auxiliary, professional, and paraprofessional staff.

Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith addressed the topic of teacher pay and retaining teachers in the most recent edition of his podcast – Super Intentional. Dr. Smith hosted a discussion with two principals about the importance of “taking care of the people” and recognizing the importance of relating to the needs and priorities of students and staff.  Learn more at https://www.duncanvilleisd.org/superintentional.

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DUNCANVILLE NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO SEIZURE OF APPROXIMATELY $10 MILLION IN ILLEGAL NARCOTICS

Duncanville Police Department Patch 2021

JUNE 3, 2022

Duncanville, TX – On Thursday, June 2, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Duncanville Police Department’s Narcotics and SWAT units, with the assistance of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, executed a narcotics evidentiary search warrant at 5512 S. Cockrell Hill Road, in the City of Dallas, Texas.

Over the last couple of months, the Duncanville Police Department’s Narcotics unit has been conducting a thorough investigation of the location after receiving a tip of illegal narcotics activity.

During the initial execution of the search warrant, four adults and one juvenile were detained without further incident.  Two detainees will face Federal level narcotics charges while the other subjects were determined to be uninvolved with the investigated activity.

During the search, investigators located several black plastic pallets commonly used to conceal methamphetamine, as well as quantities of powder and drums of liquid methamphetamine that were being processed for crystallization.  Investigators confirmed the small plastic voids within the body of the plastic pallets contained quantities of methamphetamine, covered with black epoxy to conceal the contents.

In total, the investigators seized approximately 250 kilograms of methamphetamine (both powdered and liquid), 30 pounds of marijuana, 3 firearms, and one stolen vehicle. The estimated street value of all the seized illegal narcotics is approximately $10 million.

Members of the DEA Dallas Field Division’s Clandestine Lab Team and other personnel from the DEA Dallas Field Division were notified and assisted in processing the scene.