Weekly Update: February 16, 2024
Posted on 02/16/2024
City Manager Weekly Update 2023-2024

D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

206 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

Upcoming Events:

Members enjoyed the 2024 Superbowl Party at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center.

Senior Center Superbowl Watch Party

Police Department             

Cofffee with a Cop

Interim Chief of Police Matt Stogner and members of the Duncanville Police Department and Duncanville ISD Police Department hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at McDonald's located on N. Duncanville Rd.

On November 20, 2023, Officer Peterson observed a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle at approximately 3:00 a.m. in the parking lot of a local business. Officer Peterson investigated the incident and found that, at the time, the individual was not committing any criminal offense. This week, the same individual that Officer Peterson identified has been committing several criminal offenses in the northern area of DFW. Because of Officer Peterson’s actions, several North Texas police agencies were able to link him to their offenses and used that information to solve crimes in their city. The individual has since been arrested on multiple counts of burglary in several cities across the northern DFW metroplex.

 Fiscal Services

Accounting & Reporting – Weeks of February 1 – February 7:

  • EFTS Payments: 50 invoices were processed, totaling $778,391.71
  • Check Payments: 75 invoices were processed, totaling $111,856.09

Human Resources

Duncanville City Hall - Now Hiring!

The Human Resources Department is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Public Works Director
  • Network Administrator/Engineer
  • Rental Properties Inspector
  • Meter Technician I
  • Property/Evidence Technician
  • Library Clerk (PT)
  • Crew Leader - Utilities
  • Streets Maintenance I
  • Streets Maintenance II
  • Utilities Maintenance I
  • Utilities Maintenance II
  • IT Intern (unpaid)
  • Recreation Center Lead PT
  • Seasonal Maintenance Worker Parks
  • Recreation Attendant PT
  • Fieldhouse Attendant PT
  • Fieldhouse Attendant Front Desk PT

Parks and Recreation

New Benches at Armstrong Park!

New bleachers were installed at Alexander Park.
 Park Training Staff attended Splashpad training session.

Duncanville Fieldhouse

1700 South Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75137

Upcoming Events:
Next-up Youth BB League, six courts – Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Open Gym Premier BB Tournament, sox/three courts -  Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.; Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Open Gym Premier is based out of California and is organizing its inaugural national event in the greater Dallas region. The National Showdown tournament, managed under the Grassroots 365 brand, will accommodate 50 teams, including a notable presence of 20 teams traveling from Alaska, California, Washington, Oklahoma, Florida, and Missouri, alongside prominent local Texas teams. The tournament welcomes co-ed teams ranging from 3rd to 8th grade.

Recreation Center


Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tickets are on sale now for this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance! Capture special daddy-daughter memories with a lovely evening with dinner, dancing, and fun giveaways. Tickets are $50.00 per couple and $15.00 for each additional daughter. Formal dress is required. All ages are welcome. To purchase a ticket and for more information, contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070.

Princess Tea Party – Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Join us for a magical day with your favorite princesses! Escape to a magical world of fun, laughter, and amusement. Snacks will be served, and guests will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with various princesses and take photos! Tickets are on sale now! $15.00 per child and $10.00 per adult. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Duncanville Recreation Center front desk. For more information, please call (972) 780-5070.

Duncanville Public Library

Duncanville Public Library

Upcoming Events:

  • The Library will be closed until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, for staff training.
  • The Next Wednesday Book Club session will begin on February 21, 2024
  • Monthly Cursive Writing Classes for third, fourth, and fifth-grade students will begin on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Development Services

Economic Development

Certificates of Occupancy Issued this week:

  • New Occupancy: 802 Mercury Ave., Suite A
  • Using space as an office for our home health agency, new occupancy: 436 N. Main St.
  • Hair services for men, new occupancy: 719 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., Bldg. #106
  • Floral studio, everyday flowers, and event workshops, new occupancy: 208 N. Main St.
  • Retail fragrance store, new occupancy: 7741 W. Wheatland Rd.
  • Photography Studio, Studio, new business/new occupancy: 606 Oriole Blvd., Suite #209, Bldg. 2 

Public Works

Street Division:

Traffic Brush
Crews removed impeding traffic brush on Ferguson Ln.

CIP Construction:
SYB Construction water tie-ins are complete. Final paving repairs are underway.

A final inspection is scheduled for Friday, February 9.

Fire Station 271
The Building Inspections Division issued the temporary certificate of occupancy on February 5.

Cherry Alley Phase 1
On Friday, February 2, the CCGMG poured the first 60 cubic yards of concrete for the new alley.

Fire Department

On Monday, February 12, the Duncanville Fire Department (Station #2 – B Shift) and Chief Rohde welcomed City Administration, including City Manager Doug Finch, Assistant City Manager Robert Brown, Assistant to the City Manager David Kees, and Executive Liaison Sofine Lewis to the fire station. The Fire Department was provided a delicious breakfast and discussed their experience in responding to service for the City of Duncanville.

Communications and Marketing

The following are included due to the persons, places or events in these stories having ties to the City of Duncanville.

February 13, 2024

Ms. Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Honored in Duncanville

Focus Daily News

Ms. Opal Lee was the special honoree for the City of Duncanville’s Black History Month event, featuring a well-attended fireside chat with the Texas woman known as the Grandmother of Juneteenth.

February 12, 2024

Texas Football: Top performers, notes from Pylon 7v7 Dallas final - Hook'em Headlines

Hook'em Headlines

Keelon Russell, Duncanville QB. Four-star 2025 Duncanville quarterback and SMU Mustangs commit Keelon Russell was on point all weekend for GrandElite.

February 11, 2024

Tyderick Brown - Duncanville - 2023 senior season highlights - 247 Sports

247 Sports

Tyderick Brown - Duncanville - 2023 senior season highlights. Tyderick Brown - Duncanville - 2023 senior season highlights. Posted on 2/9/2024.

February 10, 2024

Basketball replay: Kayden Edwards, streaking Duncanville team holds off DeSoto

Dallas Morning News

... Duncanville won, 88-80. The two teams played their District 11-6A boys basketball game at Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville on February 9, 2024 ...

February 9, 2024

The 'Grandmother of Juneteenth' says the holiday is about more than just a party

CBS News

DUNCANVILLE - As we celebrate Black History Month, the city of Duncanville is embracing the opportunity to spend some time with one of the most ...

February 8, 2024

Tow truck driver killed, another injured in crash on I-20 in Duncanville

FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth

A tow truck driver was killed and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Duncanville on Wednesday ... The North Texas city with the highest ...

February 7, 2024

LSU football recruiting class: Meet Tigers' 2024 incoming class after National Signing Day

The Daily Advertiser

RB Caden Durham. Hometown/School: Duncanville TX / Duncanville High School. Vitals: 5-foot-9, 195 pounds. 247Sports Composite: Four-stars; national ...

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