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  • City Seeks Public Input on Federal Grant Funding

    In an effort to solicit increased community participation and involvement in identifying community development needs, the Neighborhood Advisory Commission (NAC) will conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input.


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    Groundbreaking Held for New Hotel & Destination Spa

    The C. Castle Group is bringing a new kind of luxury to the City of Carrollton, with an expansive new Spa Castle. This unique destination day spa will feature three-stories of spa treatments, banquet rooms and 27 hotel rooms, for those who wish to extend their stay.

    04/27/2010 1:00 PM

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    Grand Re-Opening of Crosby Recreation Center

    Join us Sat. May 1 as we celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Crosby Recreation Center after a one-year renovation. Ribbon Cutting at 9 a.m.; 1610 Crosby Road. Bring your family and friends for tours of the new facility, class demonstrations and more!

    04/25/2010 5:00 PM

  • Medications

    Pharmaceutical Collection Event

    Dispose of your unwanted, unused or expired medications properly. Bring them to the Pharmaceutical Collection Event on Sat. May 1 from 10am-2pm at Creek Valley Middle School (4109 Creek Valley Blvd.) or Newman Smith High School (2335 N. Josey Lane).

    04/25/2010 4:00 PM

  • Historic Marker Dedication to Be Held Sat. May 1

    Be a part of history on Saturday, May 1 at the dedication of a City historical marker recognizing the site of the former Union Baptist Church, the first Baptist congregation in Dallas County, established in 1846. The dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the A.W. Perry Cemetery (1511 N. Perry Road, north of the A.W. Perry Museum).

    04/25/2010 2:00 PM

  • Home Chemical recycling

    Home Chemical & E-Waste Collection Day To Be Held Sat. April 24

    Bring your household chemicals and old electronics for disposal at the City’s Home Chemical & E-Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 24 from 9am-3pm at 1441 W. Trinity Mills. Click on headline above to read full story for details about what will, and won't, be accepted.


  • Silent Movie

    Free! Movie on the Lawn Sat. April 24 at A.W. Perry Museum

    Enjoy the silent classic "Clash of the Wolves" starring Rin-Tin-Tin, in a unique outdoor setting. The movie will begin at dusk, and will be projected onto a screen on the side of the barn at A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Road. Click headline for more details.


  • Energy Improvements to Qualify for 2010 Tax Credits

    A free pamphlet from the International Code Council can help homeowners secure 2010 tax year incentives for energy-efficient upgrades to existing homes and residences under construction through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. The brochure is available for download at


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    Summary of April 6 City Council Meeting

    The April 6 City Council worksession started with an introduction of Carrollton’s new Police Chief Rex Redden, who is scheduled to start on April 19 (see related story). Councilmembers decided to move forward with installation of video cameras in the Council Briefing room, so that worksessions could be televised.


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    City Announces Selection of New Police Chief

    City Manager Leonard Martin has announced the selection of Rex Redden as the next Police Chief for the Carrollton Police Department, with a start date of April 19, 2010. Redden has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, serving the last six years as Assistant Chief of Police in McKinney, Texas.


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    Dallas County Primary Election Day Tues. April 13

    The Dallas County Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, April 13. Click headline above for details on voting locations.

    04/02/2010 10:45 AM

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    Cell Phone Use in School Zones Prohibited; Enforcement Begins

    Posting of “cell phone use prohibited” signs has been completed in all Carrollton school zones. Enforcement will begin as of April 2. Violators are subject to a $200 fine. Click on headline above for details.

    04/02/2010 10:30 AM

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    April 19: Author Kathleen Kent at the Library

    Come to the Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake to hear author Kathleen Kent discuss her bestselling book The Heretic's Daughter.


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    Summary of March 23 City Council Meeting

    The March 23 City Council worksession began with a briefing on the activities of the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee. Additional details about the importance of returning your Census questionnaire can be found at


  • Police Background

    City Responds To Civil Rights Lawsuit

    Recently the City of Carrollton learned that a lawsuit had been filed against the City and one police officer regarding an incident that occurred in February of 2009. The Carrollton Police Department takes use of force and employee misconduct allegations very seriously and the allegations made in the complaint were investigated thoroughly at the time. With litigation pending, the City of Carrollton cannot comment on this specific case at this time. The City believes the claims asserted in the lawsuit are meritless, and looks forward to its day in Court. Of course, the City’s pleadings, once filed, will be part of the public record, available for anyone to read. The City will vigorously defend this lawsuit. Click on headline above for the full statement.


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    City Streamlines & Upgrades Interactive Inspection System

    The IVR system is a 24/7 way for customers to call in and schedule inspections or obtain inspection results for both commercial and residential inspections. So if you are planning a remodel, adding a fence, pool, sprinkler system or other new construction, check out this convenient option.


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    Use the Library's Biography Resource Center from Home

    Now you can find accurate, authoritative biographiical information for homework or your personal interests, 24-7 with your Carrollton Library card number and PIN/password using the Biography Resource Center database.


  • Fix A Leak Week

    City Joins EPA In Promoting Second Annual Fix A Leak Week

    The City of Carrollton has joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it declares March 15 to 21 as the second annual WaterSense “Fix a Leak Week” to remind Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.


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    Summary of March 2 City Council Meeting

    Items covered in the March 2 worksession include a proposal for a water and sewer line insurance program and plans to develop a new Parks master plan. The regular City Council meeting included two public hearings on proposed development issues.


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    Return Your Census Questionnaire In March & Help Earn $$$ For Carrollton

    Help earn federal funding for Carrollton! Census data is used by the federal government to allocate more than $300 billion to states and communities. This government funding is used for roads, schools, social service programs and more. Take ten: ten minutes to answer ten questions, and help Carrollton receive its fair share of funding.

    02/24/2010 12:15 PM

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