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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Back to School Food Assistance (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS)

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Applications for food assistance will be accepted from student households.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted on March 11, 2021, provided monies under the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund for economic support to communities

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Economic Development Project Updates

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Oakridge Park Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting was held on May 27, 2022. Oakridge Park is located at 1400 Spring Oaks Dr. Hours of the splash pad are from 8am to 8pm. The Balch Springs Community and Economic Development Corporation Type B is funding the $1.4M pa...

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Community Updates
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Mayor Carrie Gordon Becomes a Delegate to the Texas Municipal League's Municipal Policy Summit

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We are proud to announce that our Mayor Carrie Gordon, was asked to serve as a delegate to the League’s “Municipal Policy Summit,” which will meet August 22-23, 2022 at the Hilton Austin (located at 500 East 4th Street). The ...

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Community Updates
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Neighborhood Services - Care for Parks

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The City of Balch Springs has placed a significant amount of investment into the public spaces that are part of the park system in Balch Springs. The significant increase in vandalism of Balch Springs Parks is costing the city thousands of dollars to make...

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Community Updates
Posted on: June 28, 2022

2022 Best Southwest (BSWP) Mayoral Scholarship Recipient

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Our congratulations to Cristo Rey senior, Javier Martinez, the recipient of the City of Balch Springs Best Southwest Partnership scholarship. Javier and Best Southwest scholars from neighboring cities were honored on June 13th at a luncheon at the Thorntr...

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Community Updates
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Mosquito Safety

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Now that summer is here, be sure you are on the lookout for places mosquitoes can breed. The heat accelerates the risk of the species of mosquitoes that carries WNV. They don’t require but about a bottle cap’s worth of water to lay egg...

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Community Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Texas Broadband Survey

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The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) is seeking input from residents on their broadband needs and experience by county. This input will help form a statewide broadband plan. It will also assist the Texas BDO in competing for Bipartisan Infrastruct...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Council Redistricting 2022

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Resulting from the 2020 Federal Census, the City of Balch Springs’ single member council districts were found to be sufficiently out of population balance, which required redistricting. To comply with the “one-person, one-vote” principle established by th...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

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What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens regarding disaster preparedness relative to hazards that could impact our area, and provides basic disaster response skills training. These skills include fire safety, lig...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

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Shelter Update

The Balch Springs Animal Shelter thanks you for your patience during this time of renovations. We are anxious to open our doors to the public again very soon! The date of complete reopening has been pushed back due to some unforeseen problem...

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For up to date information click here. Animal Shelter