On March 30, 2017 the State of Texas Senate and House of Representatives recognized the City of Balch Springs with Balch Springs Day at the Capitol. The Mayor, City Council, members of the Economic Development Boards, members from Planning & Zoning Commissioner and City Staff traveled to the State Capitol in Austin Texas. The day long trip started out at 6:00am meeting at City Hall. The Balch Springs Day resolutions were read in both the Senate and House. During the visit to the Capitol the group was able to meet with Senator Bob Hall, State Representative Cindy Burkett, Larry McManus with the Governor’s Office Economic Development, Bill Hale with TxDOT and to top the day off the group was able to meet Governor Abbott.