Weekly Update: March 28, 2024
Posted on 03/28/2024
Weekly Update: March 28, 2024

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, March 26, the men and women of the Duncanville Fire Department moved in and are operating out of the new Fire Station 271.  

Fire Station #1 Move-in Day

The Southwest Regional Emergency Management and Southwest Regional Fire Training (who serve Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster) recently held an Active Shooter Response Summit in early March. Over 460 statewide public safety professionals from Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Dispatch, Hospital, Education, and Non-Profit agencies gathered over two days to hear from eight agencies that have responded to active shooter events. This gathering allowed for critical information sharing so that all participating agencies could enhance their own response plans and regional partnerships. Among the presenters were Duncanville’s Interim Chief Police Matt Stogner and Emergency Management Operations Coordinator (Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster) Lauren Sanchez. 
Best Southwest Mayors at the Active Shooter Response Summit Interim Chief of Police Matthew Stogner at the Active Shooter Response Summit
Preparedness does not stop at the first responder level; all residents and businesses are encouraged to prepare for these unfortunate situations, too. The more you know, the better prepared you are! Helpful resources can be found HERE.


Interim Chief of Police Stogner presented accommodations to the Alpha Nights Patrol shiftInterim Chief of Police Stogner presented commendations to the Alpha Nights Patrol shift for their actions in responding to and identifying suspects involved in an aggravated robbery incident. Their coordinated efforts led to the arrest of the individuals responsible.

Interim Chief of Police Stogner presented several accommodations to Officer PinedaInterim Chief of Police Stogner presented several commendations to Officer Pineda, including her response to an aggravated robbery incident, her observation skills in locating a stolen vehicle, which led to the recovery of illegal handguns, and the recognition of her educational achievement.

Sergeant Tijerina attended a 40-hour Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Course.  The course was the ALERRT Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD) train the trainer.  This certification allows Sergeant Tijerina to instruct Duncanville Police Officers in solo response.  The course is designed to provide the solo officer (off-duty / plain clothes) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mindset on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter.

Light of Hope Event

The Police Department will host a Light of Hope event in observance of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week on April 25 at Lakeside Park.


Accounting & Reporting – Weeks of March 21 – March 27: 

  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Payments: 12 invoices were processed, totaling $814,600.53.
  • Check Payments: 8 invoices were processed, totaling $81,696.64.



Armstrong Park

  • The Registered Accessibility Specialists (RAS) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) inspection has been completed.
  • Staff and Kraftsman conducted an internal walkthrough inspection of the final punch items. 
  • An additional crab was etched in the splashpad surface.
  • Forty pallets of Bermuda and Zoysia Grass have been installed.


  • Crews removed weeds at Police Fleet Bay.
  • The Fire Station vegetation has been replaced.
  • Down trees at Parks have been removed.
  • Tulip and Pansies beds have been removed from City Hall, James Collins. Recreation Center, and the Library.
  • Crews conducted field maintenance.
  • Kidsville’s Pavilion signage has been removed.
  • A water fountain has been installed at Armstrong Park.
  • Crews replaced the Splashpad valve.
  • Staff covered water meter replacement and a backflow device.
  • The Harrington Gate has been fixed- a repair date will be scheduled. 

Duncanville Fieldhouse

The 2024 B.O.S.S. Summer Camp registration begins on April 15.

Upcoming Events:

  • Bridge Academy Youth Basketball Tournament, three courts – Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tha Answer Basketball Tournament, six courts – Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Duncanville’s Islamic Center IFTAR Service, three courts – Saturday, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

Become a member today! The minimum age to join is 50 years old. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (972) 707-3864.

Seniors will be attending Painting with a Twist!

Upcoming Events

Recreation Center            

Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza! The event will feature an egg hunt, fun games for the kids to enjoy, bounce houses, music (DJ), and the Easter Bunny! Be sure to bring a camera to capture all those special Easter moments in Duncanville’s beautiful Armstrong Park. Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information. 

2024 Easter Extravaganza

Graphic: Dark in the Park

Dark in the Park: A Solar Eclipse Festival

Sunday, April 6, 2024, | 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Monday, April 7, 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Join us for Dark in the Park, an exhilarating Solar Eclipse Festival beginning on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continuing Monday, April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This eagerly anticipated two-day event, set to coincide with the 2024 solar eclipse, promises an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike.

On Sunday, April 7, enjoy the electrifying sounds of The Emerald City Band. Alongside live entertainment, attendees can explore vendors offering unique goods and services and indulge in family-friendly activities, including a thrilling zipline adventure against the night sky. 

On Monday, April 8, attendees can secure their ideal spot for witnessing the solar eclipse. A talented DJ will keep the energy high with an eclectic mix of tunes. Vendors and family activities will ensure there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, free eclipse sunglasses will be provided to the first 2,500 attendees for a safe and enjoyable viewing experience.

Graphic: Kidsville Grand Opening

Kidsville Grand Opening – Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Join us for the anticipated Grand Opening of the new Kidsville Playground and Splash Pad at Armstrong Park. Attendees can play, splash, enjoy free hot dogs and drinks, and much more!

Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.

Graphic: Super Mario Bros. Movie in the Park

Movies in the Park featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 8:00 PM

Join us Saturday, April 6th, at the Poe-Hobden Amphitheater at Armstrong Park for Movies at the Park, featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Admission is FREE. The movie will begin at sundown (approximately 8:00 PM). Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair.

Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.


The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) approved the following:

  • Sponsorship for Day Drink Wine & Cocktail Lounge located at 215 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Suite 5, Duncanville, Texas 75116 for an amount not to exceed $2,800.
    • An application for incentive and grant assistance by Italy Family Pharmacy, Inc. located at 102 E. Danieldale Rd., Suite 100, Duncanville, Texas 75137 for a sign grant not to exceed $9,800.
    • An extension for a development agreement with the Kizee Group, LLC located at 111 W. Danieldale Rd., Duncanville, Texas 75137 until October 8, 2024.
      An extension for a development agreement with Dolani Investments, LLC located at 511 E. Camp Wisdom Rd., Duncanville, Texas 75116 until September 8, 2024.
  • This week staff, residents, and community stakeholders participated in an economic development review. 

Certificate of Occupancy – Certificates Issued:

  • Embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, and sublimation printing for use on apparel and promotional products such as tumblers, mugs, keychains, hats, customized and personalized apparel, and promotional products, new occupancy: 206 N. Main St. 
  • Hospice administrative office, new occupancy: 03/21/24 – 415 W. Danieldale, Suite #120 
  • Insurance agency office, new occupancy: 03/22/24 – 1438 Acton Ave. 


Street Division

  • The overgrown bush on Los Altos Ln. was trimmed, and drainage flow has been restored. 
  • A total of twenty-one holes were patched throughout the City last week.  
  • The utility cut has been repaired on Sanders Dr. 
  • Crews installed a double curb drainage area on Jellison Blvd.
  • Thirteen headwalls were cleaned to ensure sufficient drainage at various locations throughout the City.
  • Crews marked forty-three right-of-way utility locates in the City. 

Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Construction

Fire Station

  • On Tuesday, March 26, the perimeter fence for the Fire Station was completed. A small section of the old fence remains- due to recent rainfall, the ground has been too soft to get equipment to the rear of the property to remove it. 
  • Temporary irrigation is scheduled to be removed by April 5.
  • Core Construction is continuing to complete punch list items. 

Cherry Alley Phase 1

  • The project is 99% complete, with driveways to pour and restoration sod areas to start. 
  • The alley will reopen this week for residents’ use. 

E. Danieldale Rd. Reconstruction and Utility Improvements Project

  • Oncor will install power in the next ten days to light up the monument and activate the new controllers. 

Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements

  • Stoic Cicil Construction has begun setting up their construction yard and clearing to begin the retaining wall work.  

Wren Ave. and Oriole Blvd. Water Main Replacement I-20 Aerial Crossing

  • Crews are working on backfilling the 12” water main between Wren Ave. and the utility bridge.

Softwood Dr. Sanitary Sewer Aerial Crossing Repair

  • On February 6, 2024, City Council awarded the contract for utility infrastructure improvements on the Softwood Dr. sanitary sewer aerial crossing to Texas Standard Construction Ltd. Staff held the preconstruction meeting with the contractor on Friday, March 22nd. The notice to proceed was issued to the contractor this week, and mobilization should begin within the next few weeks. Construction notices have been distributed to residents.



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