Welcome to Issue 2 of The Carrollton Connection, a bi-monthly eNews brief from the City of Carrollton with updates on new developments, restaurants, City Hall, community events, and useful tips. The Carrollton Connection will keep you informed with the most up-to-date information available. We appreciate feedback as we strive to give the citizens of Carrollton the latest news and information in the best possible way. If you have not already done so, please complete this quick survey.
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Festival Headliners Announced
Don't miss out on the 5th Annual Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This year's Festival will be headlined by Blues Traveler and Gin Blossoms. For more information on the event and early bird vendor applications, click here. The early bird discount ends August 1.

Safest Cities Report    

In the most recent report by CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications, Carrollton moved up in overall rankings with a decrease in Crime in 2013. "Carrollton is one of the safest cities in the country and we are constantly striving to protect and serve our residents through our active and professional police department," said Mayor Matthew Marchant. Police Chief Rex Redden said, to gain an even better perspective, he distinguishes how Carrollton ranks alongside its north Texas counterparts to judge whether the City is making progress. For the full article on the report, click here.

Mural Draws Attention

Local artist, Theresa Mangum, responded to the Mayor's request for artists, and has completed a mural on the east side facade of the Calvert and Co. Architects office building on the Downtown Square. Marchant said his vision for the mural was driven by his passion for Downtown Carrollton. To get an upfront look at the mural, take a stroll to Downtown Carrollton near Pioneer Park-it's the building with all the flowers on it. For more details on the mural, click here.


Dog Park Contest 

Carrollton is one of 15 finalist cities with a chance to win $100,000 for a dog park. Like the Carrollton Dog Park page on Facebook for reminders, updates, and results. Vote on the Petsafe contest website and Facebook page each day.

At the Library

Cool Tuesday Movies

Beat the heat every Tuesday through August with popular and fun family films shown at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. View details here.


League of Extraordinary Teens

On Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., work with staff and other  teens to make the Carrollton Public Library YOUR kind of place. Plan events, suggest materials, and hang out. Teens are invited to the monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month at the Josey Ranch Lake Library. For more information, click here.



Get a Clue!

Utilize observation, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills to learn about fingerprint identification, ink testing, and hair analysis using microscopes. Registration is not required. For more information on event, click here .

July 30, 2 p.m.

Josey Lake Ranch Library

Ages 9-12

Issue 2, July 16 - 30
Festival at the Switchyard
New Downtown Mural
Dog Park Contest
Library Events
Restaurant Spotlight
Concert on the Square
Swim-In Cinema
Citizens' Evening
Planning & Zoning Meeting
Quick Links
Mosquito Spraying Begins   
Mosquito Trap, Tests Positive for West Nile
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the first mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton. The trap was collected from the mosquito management area 5A. For details on spraying schedule and location, click here.
Restaurant Spotlight
Caffe Bene
Caffe Bene hopes to become the go-to coffee house for DFW customers at their new Carrollton store (1016 W. Trinity Mills).
Click here to view article.
Concert on the Square 

Saturday, July 19

Visit Historic Downtown Carrollton for a free concert featuring Guthrie Kennard and Rachel Stacy. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Square at Broadway & Main. For more details, click here.

Swim-In Cinema at Rosemeade Rainforest

Friday, July 25 Come at 7 p.m., for open swimming and a showing of Frozen at dusk. Event will end at 10 p.m. Tickets will be sold at event. For information, call (972) 466-9833 or click here.

Citizens' Evening
The Neighborhood Advisory Commission and the City of Carrollton invite residents to attend the 7th Annual Citizens' Evening at City Hall on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. Learn about committees and boards looking for neighbors to actively participate in making a difference in Carrollton. The keynote speaker is Mike Doocy of FOX 4 Sports. Click here for information on registration and full agenda.
Planning & Zoning Meeting 
Meeting will be on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Carrollton City Hall Council Chambers. For more details, click here.