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An Identity Thief Stole My Phone!

by Sheryl Roth | Investigator, Office of Technology Research and Investigation, FTC Identity theft can happen to anyone. I’m a fraud investigator, and I’d like to tell you about my identity theft. Knowing how to respond will help you if you ever have to recover your identity. My purse was stolen recently. Charges appeared on […]

Duncanville Lions Club Fourth of July Parade “Liberty & 100 Years of Lionism”

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The Duncanville Lions Club would like to invite all citizens of Duncanville and other Best Southwest cities to celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day by attending the annual Fourth of July Parade at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 4th. Honoring the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International, the theme will be “Liberty & 100 Years […]

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How Fast Will Identity Thieves Use Stolen Info?

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by Ari Lazarus | Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you’ve been affected by a data breach, or otherwise had your information hacked or stolen, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What happens when my stolen information is made public?” At the FTC’s Identity Theft workshop this morning, our Office of Technology staff reported on research they did […]

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Teams to Show Off Strength, Support for Special Olympics Texas at the Duncanville Fire Truck Pull on Saturday

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Members of the Duncanville community, city staff, emergency services, as well as law enforcement members from around the Metroplex will converge on Armstrong Park this Saturday morning for the annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit Texas Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. You can join the fun by putting together a team, or […]

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Ransomware Worries? Keep up to Date

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by Nat Wood – Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other […]

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Dallas-Area Cops to Serve Norma’s Café Customers During Tip A Cop Event on May 10

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Cops and Law Enforcement Torch Run members will serve table for tips, which will be donated to support local Special Olympics Texas athletes. DALLAS – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will team up withNorma’s Café, the original Dallas dining icon serving Texas-style home cooking, on Wednesday, May 10 for […]

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“Main Street” Art Feature Unveiling at Ben Franklin

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Ben Franklin Apothecary & the Duncanville Design Studio would like to invite citizens to an unveiling of a permanent art feature on the walls of Ben Franklin on Thursday, May 11th at 12:15pm. The Duncanville Design Studio is a group of about twenty businessmen, city leaders, community volunteers & residents who meet each month to […]

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“Click it or Ticket” Campaign Saves More Than 5,000 Lives

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AUSTIN– This month marks the 15th anniversary of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign urging Texans to buckle up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that since its inception 15 years ago, our life-saving campaign has resulted in 5,068 fewer traffic fatalities. However, from 2015 to 2016, deaths among people not wearing seat […]

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DCHHS Urges Residents to Take Precaution as Mosquito Season Begins

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DALLAS  – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) today announced the start of mosquito season for Dallas County. DCHHS is urging residents to take precautions to avoid exposure to mosquitoes. “Mosquito season typically is between May and November in Dallas County, so residents should take precautions immediately to avoid exposure to mosquitoes,” said Zachary […]

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ERCOT Reports Indicate Enough Generation Resources for Summer, Coming Years

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AUSTIN, TX – ERCOT today released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer, a preliminary assessment for fall, and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report for the coming years. The operator of the electric grid and competitive electric market for most of Texas expects to have sufficient generation to […]

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