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Ground Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

Duncanville – The City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitos on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15, between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, […]

Equifax Isn’t Calling

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by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle | Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer and Business Education Ring, ring. “This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out of the blue. That’s just one scam you might see after Equifax’s recent […]

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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

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by  Seena Gressin | Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the […]

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Seasonal Forecasts Show Sufficient Generation for Fall and Winter

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AUSTIN, TX – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve systemwide forecasted peak demand this fall and winter. ERCOT today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) report for the upcoming fall season (October – November 2017) and its preliminary assessment for the winter season (December 2017 – February […]

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“Heart of Duncanville 5K” – Registration Now Open

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DUNCANVILLE – The Duncanville ISD Education Foundation & Ben Franklin Apothecary are hosting the 4th Annual Heart of Duncanville 5K, a premier run/walk on Saturday, October 14, 2017. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Education Foundation who generates & distributes resources to Duncanville ISD teachers for programs/projects that enhance the quality of education […]

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FTC Advice for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

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The Federal Trade Commission has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey victims, and for those who are dealing with and recovering from, its long-term effects. In addition to the important tips and advice below, they can find more at www.FTC.gov/weatheremergencies. Wise giving after the storm If you’re looking for a way to give, […]

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ERCOT Prepares for Hurricane Harvey

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AUSTIN – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a weather-related watch in preparation for Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall late Friday night or early Saturday morning. ERCOT anticipates the hurricane may cause damage to infrastructure from high-speed wind, along with significant flooding in the South, South Central and Coastal weather zones in the ERCOT […]

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DCHHS Now Offering Flu Vaccine for Adults

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DALLAS – Influenza season is fast approaching and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults. Residents can get the flu shot at 2377 N Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 and if the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine […]

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No Secret Bank Accounts to Pay Your Bills

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 by Colleen Tressler | Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Another day, another scam. Case in point: the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that scammers are telling people they can pay their bills using so-called “secret accounts” or “Social Security trust accounts” and routing numbers at Federal Reserve Banks. In exchange for personal information, like […]

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Local Police to Collect Tips for Special Olympics of Texas at Texas Roadhouse on July 27

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DALLAS – Police officers from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons at the annual Tip A Cop Night, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX), being held at several Texas Roadhouse locations (listed below) on Thursday, July 27. During the 5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. dinner shift, officers will […]

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