Council approves Central Area Plan
August 14, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH ~ On the heels of public hearings before the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission in August, the update to the Comprehensive Plan for the central area of the City was approved by the Farmers Branch City Council, August 21.
Farmers Branch Planning Director Andy Gillies explained the overall Comprehensive Plan is the long term development blueprint for how the city should grow in the future. This update is for the central area of the City, generally bounded by Stemmons Freeway, Marsh Lane, Fyke Road and LBJ.…
Library time capsule project looks for content
August 9, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH ~ As a means of offering library patrons of the future a glimpse into the lives and mindsets of today, as part of the Manske Library’s 50th anniversary, organizers are accepting submissions for a time capsule to be opened in 2037, when the Library turns 75.
Through September 18, Library staff are collecting submissions in two categories: “Perspectives” and “Life” from 2012.…
Chili cookoff adds spice to this year's Bloomin' Bluegrass music festival
August 2, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH HISTORICAL PARK ~ Anyone with a taste for down home music and heartwarming food is in luck this year as the Third Annual Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival will combine some of the biggest stars in the business with the basic goodness of a chili cookoff.…
Awareness encouraged during peak of West Nile season
August 1, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH ~ As Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed a fourth resident of Farmers Branch has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus during this very active mosquito season, Farmers Branch officials are urging residents to eliminate standing water on their property that can result in mosquito breeding.
Mosquito spraying continues throughout sections of the City where heavy mosquito activity has been reported.…
Star Party to stare into space November 8
August 1, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH HISTORICAL PARK ~ Deep space objects will be the focus of an upcoming Star Party, set for Thursday, November 8, from dusk until about 9 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Volunteers from the Texas Astronomical Society will be on hand to assist with telescope viewing. Admission is free.
The Farmers Branch Historical Park is located at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, between Denton Drive and Ford Road, just east of the DART Green Line rail tracks. Call 972.406.0184 or visit www.texasastro.org.