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Farmers Branch, Texas

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Nickname: The City in a Park
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°55′44″N 96°52′39″W / 32.92889, -96.8775
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas County
Government
 - Mayor Bob Phelps
Area
 - City  12.0 sq mi (31.1 km²)
 - Land  12.0 sq mi (31.1 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 27,508
 - Density 2,292.4/sq mi (885.1/km²)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Website: www.ci.farmers-branch.tx.us

Farmers Branch is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). The city is a suburb of Dallas and is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 27,508 at the 2000 census. On May 12, 2007, voters in this Dallas suburb became the first in the nation to prohibit landlords from renting to most illegal immigrants. Enforcement of that ban is currently on hold pending the outcome of its legal battle. Image File history File links Farmers_branch_flag. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links TXMap-doton-FarmersBranch. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.1 km² (12 mi²). 31.1 km² (12 mi²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.GR1 The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,508 people, 9,766 households, and 6,933 families residing in the city. The population density was 885.1/km² (2,291.9/mi²). There were 10,115 housing units at an average density of 325.5/km² (842.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.38% White, 2.40% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 13.01% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.23% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,766 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.31. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $54,734, and the median income for a family was $57,531. Males had a median income of $34,791 versus $27,372 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,921. About 4.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


About

The city is home to a large number of corporations that have attained frontage along Interstate 635, the Dallas North Tollway, and Interstate 35E. Its Dallas North Tollway segment is part of the Platinum Corridor and its land along Interstate 635 is an extension of the lengthy Irving prairie office park. Interstate 635 signage on the Dallas North Tollway frontage road. ... Dallas North Tollway (DNT) The Dallas North Tollway is a 22-mile controlled-access toll road, which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas to Texas State Highway 121 near Frisco, Texas, whereupon it becomes a surface road ending at U.S. Highway 380. ... Interstate 35E (abbreviated I-35E), an interstate highway, is the eastern half of Interstate 35 where it splits to serve different cities in Texas. ... The Platinum Corridor is a neighborhood and office submarket in the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. ...


Farmers Branch in the news

Immigration measures

In November 2006, the city of Farmers Branch entered the national spotlight when its council became the first in Texas to pass anti-illegal immigration measures, proposed by Councilman Tim O'Hare, which include fining landlords that rent to illegal aliens, and allowing local authorities to screen illegal aliens in police custody. The measures also included a provision making English the official language of the city. The original discussions in August 2006 additionally considered punishing employers who hire illegal immigrants and eliminating subsidies for illegal immigrants in the city's youth programs.[1] After initially being set aside in favor of a resolution calling for the federal government to increase immigration-law enforcement,[2] the rental, police, and official-language measures were adopted by the council on November 13, 2006[3] Following disputes over whether closed-door discussions of the measures violated the state's open-meetings law, a petition was circulated by opponents in order to force the council either to repeal the measures or to hold a special election to allow voters to decide the issue directly; the petition was certified in late December 2006, leading to the scheduling of a vote in May, until which time the measures would not be enforced.[4]


On May 12, 2007, the referendum passed by a margin of 68% to 32% despite last-minute opposition from the mayor, Bob Phelps. O'Hare spoke from the headquarters of the proponents of the bill, challenging anyone who might be thinking of filing a lawsuit to prevent the implementation of the ordinance with countersuits. He also said that Farmers Branch would be willing to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. On the same day, voters elected to the City Council two candidates who had supported the measures.[5][6] In response to two acts of vandalism against Phelps' house, one after he announced his opposition to the measures, federal agents advised him to abandon his 20-year tradition of spending election night at City Hall and leave town instead until after elections were over.[7]


On May 21, 2007, Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a temporary restraining order enjoining the city from enforcing the ordinance—one day before before it was due to go into effect—until the court rules on several plaintiffs' motions for a permanent restraining order.[8][9] Just prior to a June 5 hearing over the preliminary injunction, the same judge dismissed from one of the lawsuits a group of business plaintiffs who had said they suffered business losses and simultaneously denied the request of the national organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) to participate in the lawsuit on behalf of the defendants.[10] May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is part of the Fifth Circuit, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. ... An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that either prohibits or compels (enjoins or restrains) a party from continuing a particular activity. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization in the United States that advocates for reforms of U.S. immigration policies that would result in significant immigration reduction. ...


Education

Most of Farmers Branch is a part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Dallas Independent School District also serves a small portion of Farmers Branch. Farmers Branch is home to Dallas Christian College, a four-year Bible college, and Brookhaven College, a community college of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, or CFBISD, has 25 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, and four education centers, ranging in location from Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Irving, Dallas, Las Colinas, and Coppell, Texas. ... Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts W. H. Adamson High School The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is a school district based in Dallas, Texas (USA). ... Dallas Christian College is a four year undergraduate institution based in Farmers Branch Texas. ... A Bible college is a tertiary education institution for the purpose of instructing students to prepare them for ordination to Christian ministry (i. ... Brookhaven College is a community college that is part of the Dallas County Community College District that is located in Farmers Branch, Texas. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... The Dallas County Community College District (or DCCCD for short) is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County, Texas. ...


Transportation

Farmers Branch was one of fifteen cities to approve services of Dallas Area Rapid Transit in 1983 by levying a 1 cent sales tax. The city currently receives DART bus service, with service to downtown Dallas (by both regular route and express bus), the adjacent suburb of Carrollton and crosstown routes as well. By the year 2010, the city is scheduled to receive light rail transit service with a station near the northeast corner of Interstates 635 and 35E on the Green Line, which will run from Pleasant Grove in southeast Dallas through downtown Dallas following I-35E up to Carrollton at Frankford Road. A DART Bus operating in downtown Dallas The Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority (or DART) is the transit agency in Dallas, Texas that operates buses, light rail (including an underground station), commuter rail, and HOV lanes in Dallas and 12 of its suburbs. ... Pedestrians along Stone Street. ... Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Denton, Collin Government  - Mayor Becky Miller Area  - City  36. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Farmers Branch Park & Ride is a bus-only station located on Pike Street between Rossford & Denton drives in Farmers Branch, Texas (USA). ... The Trinity Railway Express (or TRE) is a commuter rail line in the system of mass transit in Dallas and Fort Worth operated by an interlocal agreement between the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system and The T in Fort Worth. ... Pleasant Grove is an area in southeastern Dallas, Texas (USA). ... Pedestrians along Stone Street. ...


The City is also nestled between Interstate 35E to the west, the Dallas North Tollway on the east and Interstate 635 to the south.


Sister Cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire, England, with a population according to the 2001 UK census of 107,713. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Garbsen is a suburb of Hannover, Germany. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. "FB studies tough provisions aimed at illegal immigrants: Proposals would affect landlords, employers; some say rules would draw lawsuits," The Dallas Morning News, August 21, 2006
  2. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. "Act on immigrant issue, FB tells U.S.: Council to wait on adopting controversial ordinances, for now," The Dallas Morning News, September 5, 2006
  3. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. "FB moves against illegal immigrants: Council approves restrictions on rentals, language measure," The Dallas Morning News, November 14, 2006
  4. ^ "FB officials certify petition on rental law: Council can repeal ordinance or call special election," The Dallas Morning News, December 27, 2006
  5. ^ Anabelle Garay. "Anti-illegal-immigrant law OK'd in Texas," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 13, 2007
  6. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. "FB immigration law wins easily," The Dallas Morning News, May 13, 2007
  7. ^ Jacquielynn Floyd. "Mayor: No real winners in this vote," The Dallas Morning News, May 13, 2007
  8. ^ "Judge Grants ACLU, MALDEF Request for Temporary Restraining Order in Immigration Ordinance Challenge," ACLU Foundation of Texas, May 21, 2007
  9. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. Order to halt rental ban frustrates FB residents, The Dallas Morning News, May 26, 2007
  10. ^ Stephanie Sandoval. 2 sides in FB case are dealt minor setbacks: Hearing is today on preliminary injunction against city's rental ban," The Dallas Morning News, June 5, 2007

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Farmers Branch, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Farmers Branch is a city located in Dallas County, Texas (USA).
Most of Farmers Branch is a part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
Farmers Branch is home to Dallas Christian College, a Four-Year Bible College.
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