Weekly Update: February 9, 2024
Posted on 02/09/2024
Weekly Update: February 9, 2024

D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

206 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

The D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center hosted the Black History

Month Fireside Chat with Ms. Opal Lee. The Fireside Chat

was moderated by Councilmember DeMonica Gooden and

Councilmember Karen Cherry-Brown. Entertainment was

provided by Sierra Leone. 

Black History Month Fireside Chat with Ms. Opal Lee

Audience for the Fireside Chat


Upcoming Events:

  • Super Bowl Watch Party - Sunday, February 11 | 5:00 PM
  • Bingo with Healing Hands – Tuesday, February 13 | 10:30 AM
  • Valentine’s Day Spaghetti Lunch – Tuesday, February 13 | 12:00 PM
  • Goldenaires Performance – Wednesday, February 14 | 10:00 AM
  • Senior Center Source Volunteer Presentation – Wednesday, February 14 | 11:15 AM
  • Monthly Birthday Celebration - Wednesday, February 14 | 12:00 PM
  • Painting with a Twist – Wednesday, February 14 | 1:00 PM
  • Trip: Blue Goose – Thursday, February 15 | 4:00 PM
  • Trip: Texas Civil War Museum – Friday, February 16 | 9:00 AM
  • Bingo with United Healthcare – Friday, February 16 | 10:30 AM


Police Department


Officers Luis Alvidrez, Rogelio Hernandez, Roccio Vazquez,

Ashely Garcia, Michael Hankins, and Andrew Paczocha were

presented with the Life Saving Award for their heroic actions

in entering a residence to remove two individuals during a fire.

Officers Esmeralda Pineda, Fares Acosta, and Jordan Sherman

were presented with the Police Medal of Valor Award for their

heroic actions in apprehending an armed suspect who had

presented a grave danger to the public and the officers

attempting to take him into custody.

Sergeant Robert Byrd and Officer David Rawlins were presented

with the Life Saving Award for their heroic actions in locating

a suicidal subject. With the help of our 911 Dispatcher, they could

track the individual using cellular location services. The individual

was located as he attempted to cause harm to himself. Our officers

intervened and were able to transport the individual to a nearby



 Fiscal Services

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

  • EFTS Payments: 21 invoices were processed, totaling $610,344.48
  • Check Payments: 19 invoices were processed, totaling $39,951.81

Human Resources

Parks and Recreation

Kidsville Playground at Armstrong Park

Concrete sidewalks are almost complete

 Kidsville Splashpad at Armstrong Park

§          Splashpad features have started to be installed


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

En Rich Minds Youth BB Tournament, three courts/six courts – Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Masters League Adult BB League, three courts – Sunday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Recreation Center

Duncanville Parks and Recreation Department proudly celebrates Black History Month

The Duncanville Parks and Recreation Department proudly celebrates Black History Month by

highlighting many African Americans and their contribution to our nation’s history. Displays can

be found at City Hall, D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center, and Duncanville Recreation Center all month


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.

Duncanville Public Library

Upcoming Events:

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

The Red Cross will be hosting monthly blood drives at the Library. The next blood drive will

be on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Development Services

Economic Development

  • Proposed new development at 284 W. Highway 67

Upcoming Garage Sales in Duncanville

January 29, 2024 - 311 W RED BIRD LN
February 9 and 10, 2024 - 207  Silver Creek Dr.
February 1 and 2, 2024 - 715 N HORNE St.
February 9 through 11, 2024 - 1238 N Cedar Ridge Dr.
February 9 through 11, 2024 - 1659  Sunset Village Dr.

Public Works

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.

Street Division

Temporary Repair - Action

 Crews performed a Utility Cut Repair on S. Cockrell Hill Rd. and a temporary

  repair on Acton Ave. and Magnolia Ln.

Utility Cut Repair on Cockrell Hill

Fire Department

Duncanville Fire Department (Station #2 – C Shift) and Chief Rohde recently visited with City Administration, including City Manager Doug Finch, Assistant City Manager Robert Brown, Assistant to the City Manager David Kees, and Executive Liaison Sofine Lewis

The men and women of the Duncanville Fire Department (Station #2 – B Shift) and Chief Rohde recently visited with 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 share their thoughts on the operations of the Duncanville Fire Department and their experience in responding for service to the City of Duncanville. During the visit, City Manager Doug Finch presented recognition certificates to Captain James Self, Engineer Robert Shaw, Firefighter/EMT-P Caden Clinton, Firefighter/EMT-P Kyle Dalton, and Firefighter/EMT-P Antonio Jones.

City Manager Douglas Finch presented recognition certificates.

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 6, 2024

Boys soccer rankings (2/5): Undefeated Duncanville, Highland Park rise in 6A

Dallas Morning News

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February 5, 2024

UIL realignment: What's the toughest new district in D-FW? The answer will surprise you

The Dallas Morning News

... Duncanville and DeSoto. The district will also include a pair of regional finalists, with Cedar Hill and Lancaster, as well as a Waxahachie team ...

February 4, 2024

FULL COURT PRESS: De Soto at Seaman boys' - YouTube


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February 3, 2024

Arlington names Garcia as director of Economic Development Department

Fort Worth Report

Garcia has 15 years of experience as a municipal executive leader. He comes to Arlington from the City of Duncanville, where he served first as ...

February 2, 2024

2 Across Opens at Duncanville Community Theatre - Focus Daily News

Focus Daily News

She's toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has ...

Texas high school football realignment: UIL Class 6A districts for 2024-26

Sports Illustrated High School News, Analysis and More

... Duncanville defeats North Shore 49-33 to win Texas 6A D1 state football ... City. Tyler Legacy. DISTRICT 11. Cedar Hill. Dallas Skyline. DeSoto ...

February 1, 2024

Boys basketball rankings (1/31): Duncanville makes first appearance since preseason

Dallas Morning News

Denton Guyer also makes its first appearance in the Dallas-area rankings. Duncanville boys head basketball coach David Peavy laughs with the team ...

January 31, 2024

Texas high school basketball rankings for the week of Jan. 29 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Duncanville, 13-9; 14. New Braunfels, 26-3; 15. Keller, 22-5; 16 ... WF City View, 14-9; 21. Lorena, 18-9; 22. SA Great Hearts Northern Oaks, 16-11 ...

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