GRAND Openings
Grand opening planned April 30 for Rotary Signature Playground

FARMERS BRANCH ~ The new, all-inclusive playground, made possible by a joint effort of area Rotary Clubs, is now open at Gussie Field Watterworth Park near Farmers Branch City Hall.
   The Farmers Branch and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Clubs joined forces to create the special playground where all kids can play together, regardless of abilities or limitations.
   Together with public and private donations, the new playground was constructed by City of Farmers Branch Parks crews on the site of an older playground in the park on the banks of Rawhide Creek.
   A formal opening celebration, complete with ribbon-cutting, is planned for Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. weather permitting. Call 972.919.2620 for information.
Farmers Branch Market to open for business May 7

FARMERS BRANCH ~ After an absence of about 15 years, farmers will be back in the Branch on Saturday, May 7 for the grand opening of the all-new Farmers Branch Market, in The Grove at Mustang Crossing located at 12700 Denton Drive.
   Improvements have been made to the area that will accommodate a wide array of vendors offering seasonal favorites, with the Market open each Saturday, through October 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
   The grand opening will feature the fresh produce and specialty foods, as well as arts and crafts, a complimentary gift for visitors, live entertainment, a mimosa bar and Dough Boy donuts.
   For more information, visit or call 972.919.2602.
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Early voting thru May 3

FARMERS BRANCH ~ Dallas County voters can continue balloting for the upcoming May 7 elections by casting a vote at any Dallas County early voting location, including Farmers Branch City Hall.
   In the two Farmers Branch City Council races, Ana Reyes is running unopposed in District 1, while Chuck Zubarik and Terry Lynne are vying for the District 4 Council seat.
   Early voting, which began April 25, will be held Monday through Saturday until April 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 1, from 1 until 6 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, May 2 & 3, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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BRANCH Updates
Historical Park advances to Round Two of Museum Dance Off competition

FARMERS BRANCH ~ The international museum dance off competition continues to Round Two for the Farmers Branch Historical Park who will be pitted against the Henry Ford Museum of Dearborn, Michigan with their Marvin Gaye tribute on Tuesday, May 3.
   Anyone wanting to help the Historical Park video make it to Round Three should do so by voting at on May 3 - 4.
   Round One was a neck-and-neck competition with over 8,500 votes being cast in a 24 hour period. During the course of the voting, the Historical Park and First Division Museum at Cantigny from Wheaton, Illinois battled for top position. While the Illinois museum's "These Boots are Made for Walking" video made it a real contest, the Historical Park managed to pull in more than 50 percent of the total vote for the win.
   The Historical Park staff is thrilled with their progress so far. By making it to Round Two, they are already in the upper quartile of competitors. Approximately 1,000 people have viewed the video and had a chance to see exactly what kind of fun awaits visitors next time they visit Farmers Branch and the Historical Park.
   If the Historical Park wins Round Two, Round Three voting is scheduled for Friday, May 6.
Residents invited to look into volunteer service through special video invitation

FARMERS BRANCH ~ Anyone that has ever considered serving on a City board is invited to attend a 'Boards and Commissions' Recruiting Event, planned for Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Farmers Branch City Hall. 
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   The public can come learn about the roles of each of the City's board and commissions, visit with current board members and board chairs, along with City Council and City staff. 
   Applications for Board service are being accepted April 18 through May 16. Eligible applicants may be asked to attend a followup interview session with the City Council on May 24. 
   For more information call the City Secretary's Office at 972.919.2503 or find out more about City Boards and Commissions online at the City's website,
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Fish are getting fired up for Fishin' Fun
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FARMERS BRANCH ~ Kids ages 16 and under can try their hand at fishing during the annual Fishin' Fun in Farmers Branch event, set this year for Saturday, May 14 on the banks of Rawhide Creek in Gussie Field Watterworth Park, near Farmers Branch City Hall.
   No registration is required and the event is free for kids, 16 and under. They can bring their own equipment or borrow a rod and reel from the Parks and Recreation Department.
   Kayaking, zip lining and other activities are planned at the Park as part of the event. For more information, call 972.919.1433.
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[title of show] is the title of the show continuing at Firehouse

FARMERS BRANCH ~ [title of show] is the curiously-titled show continuing this weekend at The Firehouse Theatre and on select nights through May 1.
   A show within a show, the one-act musical chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Music Festival in 2004.
    The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane. For more information or tickets, visit or call 972.620.3747.
AT the Library
Teens invited to Star Wars event

MANSKE LIBRARY ~ The Library is hosting a Star Wars themed event for teens, 7th through 12th grade on Wednesday, May 12 starting at 5 p.m.
   Participants can dress in costume, make their own lightsabers and show off their ability to channel "The Force."
   For more info, call 972.247.2511.
Brookhaven College Music Series produces classical sounds

MANSKE LIBRARY ~ Internationally recognized classical guitarist and recording artist Carlo Pezzimenti directs the Guitar Ensemble, which will be performing at the Manske Library Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. as part of their Music Series.
   The Brookhaven College students in this ensemble work mainly on chamber music, and will be performing classical arrangements.
   This event is free.
Manske Library celebrates world cultures and young readers

MANSKE LIBRARY ~ Children are invited to come celebrate Dia de los Ninos with a Steampunk oriented program focusing on crafts from around the world, Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
   Kids aged six and up can paint a Calavera, fold a Bavarian hat and more.
   The Manske Library is located at 13613 Webb Chapel Road. For more information, call 972.247.2511.
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Volume 6 | Edition 17 | Number 270
Wednesday, April 27, 2016  
Branch Bulletin
is published weekly by the Communications Office of the
City of Farmers Branch, Texas since March 5, 2011

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Storage & Screening of Recycling Carts
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Meet the MuRF! Where Recyclables Go to Be Re-Used!
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Farmers Branch is Excited About Recycling!
Farmers Branch is Excited About Recycling!
NEWS Online
Reception planned for retiring Councilmember 

FBTX ~ With many years of volunteer service to his credit, including the past three as a member of the Farmers Branch City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Kirk Connally will be celebrated with a reception in the lobby at Farmers Branch City Hall on May 3.

FBPD asks community for extra 'eyes'

FBTX ~ As one of its newest crime prevention and investigation tools, the Farmers Branch Police Department is asking local residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras for the SafeCam initiative. 

Aquatics Center lowers prices for new season

FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch
 Aquatics Center just made it easier for families to have fun in the sun this summer with lower prices for season passes to the outdoor, summer swim season Frog Pond.

Revised ordinance aims at false alarms

FBTX ~ With eight valid alarPolice Carm calls last year, out of 3,059 responded to by the Police Department, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved changes to the local alarm  ordinance, designed to keep officers on the street and away from false alarm calls.

Dennis detour to run through summer

FARMERS BRANCH ~ Roadwork on Dennis Lane will have traffic from Valley View to Richland Avenue running one way only through mid-August.

May 2016
Thru MAY 1
FIREHOUSE THEATRE presents [title of show]
Select nights @ 2535 Valley View
MAY 3 & 17
6 pm @ City Hall

7 am to 7 pm @ City Hall

8 am to Noon @ the Grove at Mustang Crossing

MAY 10
6 pm @ City Hall

Dusk @ Historical Park
(Alternative weather date May 12)
2540 Farmers Branch Lane

MAY 14
8 am to Noon @ Rawhide Creek in Gussie Field Watterworth Park

All events & meetings are subject to change. Call listed numbers or 972.247.3131 for verification or more information.
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POLICE TIPS: Protecting 3rd Row Seats & Tailgates from Theft
Protecting 3rd Row Seats & Tailgates from Theft
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TRAIL Master Plan

Kids of all abilities will have the opportunity to have fun at the all new Rotary Signature Playground located at Gussie Field Watterworth Park.

About the City of Farmers Branch Farmers Branch Logo
An historic community in the geographic center of the DFW Metroplex, Farmers Branch boasts a residential population of 28,800 and a daytime employment population of 66,000. Located on the northwest border of the City of Dallas, the City's 27 parks and lush greenbelts feature nationally-acclaimed, award-winning soccer fields, football facilities as well as baseball and softball complexes. The city's location in the center of the Metroplex and only 15 minutes away from both DFW Airport and Love Field, along with the 2,200 hotel rooms within the city, make Farmers Branch an ideal location for residents and for business. For more information on the City of Farmers Branch, visit or call 972.247.3131.