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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Public Health Notice - Rabid Bat Confirmed

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On Sept. 28, 2022, the Garland Health Department (GHD) received notification of a laboratory confirmed case of rabies in a bat. The animal was found in the vicinity of Firewheel Town Center on Sept. 24. We do believe there was an exposure but we have been...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Warrant Resolution Opportunity Oct. 17-21

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The Garland Municipal Court will conduct a Warrant Resolution Drive from Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 21. Anyone with an active outstanding warrant with the court is encouraged to resolve their warrant without fear of being arrested.  

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Garland Achieves State and National Awards for Excellence

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The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations (PMR) team and the Garland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Garland, recently earned national and statewide recognition for excellence.

The National Association of Telecommunicatio...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Council Honors Former Mayor, Assistant City Manager by Renaming Building

The Garland City Council is renaming one of its major facilities to honor Ron Jones, a three-term Mayor and prior to that, a leader of City staff for nearly three decades.

The Ronald E. Jones Municipal Building at 800 Main St. is home to the City’s permitt...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Downtown Construction Update: Main Street Now Open, Parking Available

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The infrastructure work of Phase 2 of Downtown construction continues. Fifth Street between Main and State streets remains closed. The intersection at Fifth and State streets is expected to reopen in early November.

The segment of State Street between Fift...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway

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Garland residents can receive a free tree to help save energy and beautify the community through the Tree Power Free Tree Program. The trees are provided by Garland Power & Light and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

Registration: Oct...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Garland Welcomes New Assistant City Manager

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Phillip “Phil” Urrutia will join the City of Garland as an Assistant City Manager on Oct. 3. Phil has more than 14 years of experience in municipal government including leadership roles in Municipal Court, Purchasing and Fleet.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Upcoming Fall Events and Activities

Check out all the upcoming activities in Garland at VisitGarlandTX.com. There's something for everyone!

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Band Together Concert Series

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Be sure to join us Downtown every Friday evening through September for one of the best concert series of the summer: Band Together on the Square! 

Downtown Garland has a diverse musical experience that will go great with your carefree summer vibe....

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Flu Shots and Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Available at Garland Public Health Clinic

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This year's flu vaccine and the bivalent COVID-19 booster are now available at the Garland Public Health Clinic.

Flu shots are available for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured children and adults are ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Garland Celebrates Shiloh Road Improvements with Dallas County Partners

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City and Dallas County officials celebrated the completion of the Shiloh Road Improvement Project Friday, Aug. 5. But for many motorists and Garland residents, the celebration is daily.

The project went far beyond widening Shiloh Road from four to six lane...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Remember to Observe School Zones

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As Garland ISD students return to school Monday, Aug. 8, the City reminds all motorists to observe school zones and stay alert near schools, crosswalks and playgrounds.

Here are a few reminders to keep motorists and pedestrians safe this school year:

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Join our Team! Career Fair Focuses on Opportunities at the City of Garland

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Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Attend the upcoming Citywide Career Fair to learn about available positions with the City of Garland!

Saturday, Sept. 17

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dallas College - Garland Center

675 W. Walnut St.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

GHFC Applications Due Friday, Aug. 12

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The City will accept applications through Friday, Aug. 12, for a successor to a current Garland Housing Finance Corporation (GHFC) Board of Directors term that ends Aug. 31.

GHFC is a public nonprofit corporation. The programs offered by GHFC are designed ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit Comes to Garland

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Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy tells the inspiring story of the homefront effort that produced tanks, planes, ships and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II. 

The 1,500-square-foot exhibit include...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Water Conservation Is Important Amid Persistent Drought Conditions

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The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) thanks the public and its member cities and customers for conserving water while critical maintenance at the Wylie Water Treatment Plan Complex was completed. The latest update from NTMWD is available on it...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Garland Public Health Clinic Offers Back-to-School Vaccinations

Flu shots are available at the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.

With the Garland Independent School District’s Aug. 8 start date around the corner, here’s a reminder that the Garland Public Health Clinic at 206 Carver St. provides low-cost immunizations for infants and children through age 18 and i...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Resources for Summer Heat-Related Needs

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For those struggling to cover utility bills, help is available through the City of Garland Customer Assistance Program, a partnership between the City and local service agencies. Funds are administered and distributed to qualified individuals exp...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Kim Nurmi Graduates from Leadership Arts Institute

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City of Garland Heritage Crossing Coordinator Kim Nurmi recently graduated from the Leadership Arts Institute.

Through a nine-month course, graduates of Leadership Arts Institute (LAI) gain expertise in nonprofit board best practices, leadership skills and...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Garland Celebrates Juneteenth

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On June 19 at Audubon Park, Garland put its own stamp on the celebration of Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth Committee’s vision came to life as dancers, speakers and vendors assembled at the park. Many children played games; a select few were honored a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

City Council District 5 Representative Sworn In

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District 5 residents were asked to do double duty at the polls this cycle and, as a result, Margaret Lucht was sworn in June 28 as the newest member of the Garland City Council.

Incumbents Jeff Bass, Deborah Morris and B.J. Williams were all reelected. Tog...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

GP&L Electric Rate Adjustment

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Due to rapidly increasing natural gas costs, Garland Power & Light is modifying the Recovery Adjustment Factor (RAF) component of its electric rate.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Summer Energy-Saving Tips from GP&L

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Follow these tips to save energy and money in the hot summer months:

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6% to 8%.
  • Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters will make your s...
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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Summer Nutrition Program: Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

CitySquare, an advocacy organization that works to fight ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Garland Earns Statewide Awards for Excellence in Communications

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The City of Garland’s award-winning Public & Media Relations Department has added more trophies to its display case. Garland earned the following awards from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO):

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Paper Shredding Event Saturday, June 25

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Join us for a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Residential Recycling Center, 1426 Commerce St.

Shred up to two boxes per customer! Please remove binder clips and other non-paper items. Proof of Garland residency, s...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Select GP&L’s Green Choice Power Plan

Garland Power & Light customers can go green by signing up for Green Choice, a power plan that provides 100% renewable energy from Texas wind and solar resources. 

GP&L’s Green Choice only costs a penny more per kilowatt-hour tha...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Get Ready for Summer with GP&L’s EnergySaver Program

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Summer is just around the corner, and Garland Power & Light’s EnergySaver Program could help you save money and energy during those hot months.

EnergySaver offers bill credits for qualifying energy efficiency upgrades, including:

  • Central A/C, ...
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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Mistie Gardner Earns Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods Award

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Emergency Management Director Mistie Gardner was recently named Who's Who in America's Neighborhoods in the Governmental Category for her efforts and involvement during the COVID-19 crisis as well as during Winter Storm Uri.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Garland Proudly Hosts Inaugural Juneteenth Event

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Garland will proudly host its inaugural Juneteenth event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Audubon Park, 550 W. Oates Road.

There will be something for everyone at the family festival, including an opportunity to learn about the historical significance ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Continues Award Winning Streak

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Garland’s Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received the George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Safety Award at the 2022 Texas Water Awards Program ceremony in San Antonio. The award is presented by the Water Environment Federation and recog...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The May/June issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Garland Announces New Directors

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Laura Dunn was promoted to Capital Project Management Director on Feb. 21, 2022. Since 2005, Dunn has served in a number of roles for the City of Garland. In 2019, she joined the Project Management Office as the Strategic Projects and Capital Portfolio Ma...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

May 7 Local Election

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The City of Garland will hold a May 7 general election to elect City Council members for Districts 2 and 5. 

Early voting will begin Monday, April 25, and end Tuesday, May 3. Early voting locations and other information will be listed by the Dalla...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Spotlight on Garland

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The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations Department was recently recognized by the City Council for the Lone Star Regional Emmy® earned by its video “A Look Back at The Wall That Heals.”

The Wall That Heals i...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Garland Library Wins Achievement in Excellence Award

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For the 20th consecutive year, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Of the more than 500 public library systems in the state, on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Purchasing Team Earns Excellence Award

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The City of Garland Purchasing Department has been awarded the prestigious 26th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2021 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. Garland has received this recognition for 23 consecutive years.

Th...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Garland Budget Department Recognized for Excellence

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The City of Garland Budget and Research Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021-22 Annual Operating Budget document.

The award represents a significant achievement by the Ci...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Get Your Flu Shot and COVID Booster at Garland Public Health Clinic

Flu shots are available at the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.

The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., is offering flu shots and COVID-19 vaccine and boosters.

Flu shots are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured ch...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The March/April issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

New Leadership in Office of the City Attorney

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Brian England was recently appointed to the position of City Attorney. He had served in the role on an interim basis following the retirement of former City Attorney Brad Neighbor. Prior, England was the First Assistant City Attorney for three years and D...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City to Celebrate, Redevelop Former Clinic, Residential Site

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Before the City of Garland redevelops the property at 1002 Marion Drive, we’re going to meet there at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, to celebrate its history. 

The site was developed in the mid-1950s as Garland Clinic & Hospital. It provided surge...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Garland Purchases Land to Help Meet Community Parks Needs

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The Garland Foundation for Development has approved the purchase of 2.18 acres of land near Ridgecrest and Lakemere drives to create public park space to serve and connect the nearby neighborhoods.

The park will also include a portion of what had been the ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Earns State's Highest Honor

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The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department received the 2022 Texas Gold Medal Award on Feb. 17. 

The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor given to a City’s park system by the Texas Recreation and Park Society. ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Animal Shelter Among Five Bond Projects Celebrated at Build Garland Day 2022

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Progress was unveiled in swift fashion on Build Garland Day, Friday, Feb. 11, capped by the opening of the Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, the most anticipated project from the City’s record $423.7 million bond election. 

With the ne...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Downtown Businesses Need You Now as Garland Builds its Future

Construction has started on Main Street in Downtown Garland.

The highly anticipated Downtown Square construction has started and, in about two years, will create a destination like never before. But for now, the businesses in the 500 block of Main Street and Garland's renowned Roach Feed and Seed ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Come Celebrate Build Garland Day, Friday, Feb. 11

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Build Garland Day 2022 will be celebrated in a series of public events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.

City officials will cut the ribbon at Gale Fields Recreation Center at 9 a.m. The action will progress to the formal opening of the Dorfman Park p...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations Department was recognized by the City Council Tuesday, March 1, for the Lone Star Regional Emmy® earned by its video “A Look Back at The Wall That Heals.”

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale repli...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

How You Can Prepare for Power Outages

Garland Power & Light has crews available 24/7 to restore power outages as safely and quickly as possible. Here are some things you can do to prepare for an outage.

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Garland a Best American City for Dog Lovers

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A new study ranks Garland as 11th among "Best American Cities for Dog Lovers." With our new dog park and the grand opening of the animal shelter on the horizon, it's only going to get better.

The study of the 153 largest cities in the United Stat...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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Downtown Garland welcomes the next wave of revitalization with one of the most highly anticipated projects from the 2019 bond program starting construction: the redevelopment of the Downtown Square.

Members of the Garland City Council, staff and Downtown b...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

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According to a New York Times opinion piece, “Everyone’s Moving to Texas. Here’s Why.” Garland has the best of the best of what is drawing people to Texas.

The piece connects to an interactive study of 16,847 American cities with a population of more than ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City Attorney Brad Neighbor Retires After 36 Years of Service

City Attorney Brad Neighbor was honored in a Nov. 9, 2021 retirement ceremony.

Before Brad Neighbor could leave the City where he built a career around municipal law, the Garland City Council made him even more of a fixture. On Nov. 9, Council renamed the courts facility at 1791 W. Avenue B as the Brad Neighbor Municipal Court Build...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Veteran Presented Keys to Refurbished Home on Veterans Day

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Programs that help neighborhoods can also help people. And that made Veterans Day in Garland extra special.

Veteran Nicole Harris was handed the keys to a refurbished home on Creekridge Lane on Nov. 11, with help from Garland’s Community Development Depart...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Senior Activity Center Construction

The Garland Senior Activity Center has closed for renovations as part of the 2019 bond program. While the center is closed, many of the activities and programs will continue at other recreation centers, primarily Gale Fields Recreation Center, 1701 Dairy ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Turning Trash to Treasure

Officials with the City of Garland and Morrow Renewables cut the ribbon at Hinton Landfill.

We know recycling pays off in more ways than one, but did you know your trash does too? The City of Garland has partnered with a company that turns your waste into energy.
City officials and residents recently had the chance to tour the new processing plan...
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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Downtown Garland Scavenger Hunt

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Learn about local history while supporting Downtown Garland businesses!

Visit the Landmark Museum at Heritage Crossing, 393 N. Sixth St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to get your scavenger hunt clues, lanyard and starting pi...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Garland Selects New Managing Director

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Crystal Owens will join the City of Garland as Managing Director to oversee public works departments on Jan. 10, 2022.

“We are extremely pleased to bring someone of Crystal's experience, qualifications and character to our Garland team,” said City Manager ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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Downtown Garland will welcome the next wave of revitalization with one of the most highly anticipated projects from the 2019 bond program starting construction soon: the redevelopment of the Downtown Square.

Groundbreaking on the construction will take pla...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Growing Garland Development Update

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As Garland experiences growth and redevelopment, our development services teams are providing quarterly updates.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

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The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to recovery programs for Garland residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Assistance is available for a variety of services.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Audubon Recreation Center Reopening Features $6.1 Million Makeover

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The Garland City Council celebrated the completion of renovations at Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road, reopening the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Audubon is back. And it’s better than ever.

“This o...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Garland Library Goes Fine Free

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Garland library users have cause to celebrate this fall. The library is going fine free! This means beginning Friday, Oct. 1, the library will no longer charge late fees on materials returned after their due dates. 

“We want everyone to ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Join Team Downtown

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As Downtown Garland prepares for construction to begin in late 2021, the Downtown Development Office is excited to unveil the Team Downtown volunteer program.
Team Downtown will engage with visitors, help them navigate around construction, and promote loca...
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Posted on: August 25, 2021

City Celebrates Partnership to Turn Methane Gas into Energy at Hinton Landfill

Officials with the City of Garland and Morrow Renewables cut the ribbon at Hinton Landfill.

The City of Garland and Morrow Renewables celebrated their partnership at Hinton Landfill with a ribbon-cutting and open house, marking the official debut of a 20-year deal that will be profitable both from a cash standpoint and for the North Texas enviro...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Fire Department Earns American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award

For the eighth year in a row, the Garland Fire Department has received a Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award from the American Heart Association. This award is for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Budget Work Session Moves to Zoom

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Due to health considerations from the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Garland City Council Budget Work Session that was originally scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Council Chamber at Garland City Hall has been changed to a Zoom-only format. &...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Patty Granville Named 2021 Obelisk Award Honoree

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Cultural Arts Director Patty Granville will be honored with the Juror’s Award at the 33rd annual Obelisk Awards presented by Business Council for the Arts Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Dallas.

The Obelisk Award honors businesses, nonprofits and individu...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Utility Customer Service Resumes Non-Pay Disconnects

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The Public Utility Commission recently ended the statewide moratorium on all utility non-pay disconnects that has been in effect since Feb. 21. The Customer Service Department will resume normal operations concerning utility disconnects for both electric ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Conservation Tips to Save Resources and Money

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Rising temperatures often mean increased electric use to keep you and your home cool. Follow these tips from Garland Power & Light to help save energy and money this summer:

  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool.
  • Set your thermostat to 78 degree...
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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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The Garland City Marshal’s Office issues tickets for parking violations. You can pay your tickets online.

Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. In the past, parking tickets were treated like traffic ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Update: Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge and 635 East Construction

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Overnight work on Interstate 30 is expected to cause delays over Lake Ray Hubbard and into Garland.

Eastbound I-30 will be narrowed to one lane between Bass Pro Drive in Garland and Dalrock Road from 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and fr...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Garland Earns Grant Funding to Support Park Improvements

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The City of Garland is awarded a $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant to support significant improvements at Watson Park on Lawler Road. Proposed developments include a soccer field, futsal court, resurfaced basketball court, playground, splash pad, refurbish...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Stay Weather Aware

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With the possibility of severe weather and flash flooding this week, the City of Garland offers some reminders for staying “weather aware.”

Pay attention to local weather forecasts and register for automated weather alerts by phone, ema...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Temporary Disaster Exemption Available Following Winter Storm

The Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD), in accordance with state law, is offering a temporary disaster exemption following this winter’s devastating storm. This exemption only applies to damage to buildings or structures, not land value. P...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Garland Foodies Recognized with Make Your Mark Award

Garland Foodies co-founders Jason Collard and Julian Olalde receive their Make Your Mark Awards.

The Garland Foodies set out in late 2018 to offer a friendly conversation on where to eat. Instead, they found themselves serving up a vital link to help local businesses survive a pandemic.

The group uses social media to share members’ discoveri...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

GHFC Donates $50,000 for Winter Storm Relief

The Garland Housing Finance Corporation presented a $50,000 donation for winter storm relief.

The Garland Housing Finance Corporation donated $50,000 for City programs that are helping income-eligible homeowners in Garland recover from the recent winter storm.

The donation was made to the Emergency Home Repair program to assist with home fixes incl...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Contact Environmental Waste Services with Garland eAssist

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Garland eAssist is an easy way to submit service requests to Environmental Waste Services (EWS), access information and see other nearby requests in progress. 

Using eAssist or calling 972-205-3500 is the best way to have your EWS issues addressed...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Plant of the Year Award

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For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive a “Plant of the Year” award from the Water Environment Association of Texas.

The award will be presented virtually on ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Garland to Provide One-Time “Drip Adjustment” to All Residential Customers

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The Garland City Council has proposed a one-time residential water bill adjustment to offset the costs related to dripping faucets during the cold weather event. The proposal is scheduled for formal approval during the City Council’s March 16 me...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Interactive Mapping and Easier-to-Read Notifications Simplify Zoning Cases

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With interactive mapping and easier-to-read notifications, zoning cases in Garland have become simpler to follow.

Staff has been working with the City Council and Plan Commission to improve the zoning notification process by providing clearer, more informa...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Nicholson Memorial Library System Earns 2020 Texas Achievement of Library Excellence Award

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For the 19th consecutive year, the Nicholson Memorial Library System has been awarded the Texas Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. 

Of the 568 public library systems in Texas, only 56 re...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Subscribe to Street Talk to Stay Updated on Street Projects

Subscribe to Street Talk, a monthly e-newsletter containing street project updates.

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Goes Digital

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Reduction and reuse are the most important ways we can all lessen our environmental impact and extend the life of our landfill. For those reasons and more, we are no longer printing copies of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle calendar.

You can still enjoy the cal...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

The City of Garland has named Judson Rex as Assistant City Manager for Planning & Economic Development. He will oversee City departments that participate in planning, economic development and redevelopment activities.

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Emergency Alert Update

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Register to receive emergency alerts from the City of Garland by text, email and phone.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Temporary Parklet Program

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The City of Garland has enacted the Temporary Parklet Program to provide businesses the option to employ the parklet concept in the right-of-way as a means to expand their service area and mitigate the COVID-19 seating capacity limits. 
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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Ricky C. McNeal Appointed to Garland City Council

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The Garland City Council has appointed Ricky C. McNeal to fill the District 1 seat until the City’s next general election.

McNeal is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He formerly served on the City’s bond study committee, chaired its East Garland Ar...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Agreement Launches Fresh Approach to North Texas Water Rates

Mayor LeMay signs new NTMWD agreement.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and its 13 member cities, including the City of Garland, officially launched a fresh approach to how wholesale water costs will be structured going forward. This new method will encourage water conservation...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Protect Your Pipes and Plumbing in Freezing Temperatures

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Frequent freezing temperatures are expected this season. Keeping an eye on the weather forecast and protecting your pipes can save you a lot of trouble and unnecessary costs for plumbing repairs.

When freezing temperatures are expected, remember to drip yo...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Rental, Mortgage Assistance Available

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Two separate rental and mortgage assistance programs are available to assist residents that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Different qualifying criteria apply depending on the program. Visit our Recovery Resources p...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Garland Awarded 2020 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards

The Texas Downtown Association (TDA) has named Garland’s Made Fresh & Local Concert Series the Best Promotional Digital Campaign of 2020.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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Looking for a way to help your neighbors during these challenging times? You can help with their utility bills by contributing to Provide Aid in Dollars (PAID). The option to contribute is available on your utility bill. Funds are distributed through the ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot at Garland Public Health Clinic

Flu shots are available at the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.

The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., has received its first shipment of vaccine for the 2020-21 flu season.

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

The City of Garland has named Judson Rex as Assistant City Manager for Planning & Economic Development. He will oversee City departments that participate in planning, economic development and redevelopment activities.

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Garland Is Tops in Texas Among Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

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Garland is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 8 in the country on a recently released 2020 list of Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers.

The study from personal finance website SmartAsset compared 185 cities using 12 metrics, including five-year home value app...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to a variety of recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Garland Achieves National Awards for Excellence

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The City of Garland continues to earn national recognition for excellence in video production and programming. The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced the winners of its 2020 programming awards on Sept. 3.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Sidewalk Repair Incentive Program

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The City of Garland has upped the incentive for homeowners to fix deteriorating sidewalks.

Garland offers three new reductions to supplement its established 50-50 share of sidewalk reconstruction costs. A property owner who qualifies in all three categorie...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

DART Requests Resident Feedback

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The DARTzoom: A New Bus Network project will examine the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus network in all 13 of the cities that collect sales taxes to fund DART services.

A bus network redesign is a collaborative planning effort to decide where bus line...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garland Earns Excellent Bond Ratings

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The City of Garland and Garland Power & Light (GP&L) have earned positive bond ratings from multiple agencies.

Fitch Ratings has assigned a AAA rating to the City of Garland’s $16.7 million combination tax and revenue certificates of obli...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Garland's Animal Service and Police Departments Team Up to Save Abused Animals

Since January, Garland Animal Services and Garland Police Department have collaborated to ensure individuals are held accountable for cruel treatment of animals. Garland Animal Services has removed approximately 13 animals from cruelty cases, which have l...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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Certain homeowners in Garland will benefit from additional exemptions on their property taxes beginning in the 2020 tax year.

The Garland City Council approved two exemption increases during their June 16 Regular Meeting. Those who are able to claim a Home...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Follows State Guidelines in Phased Reopening

Following the guidelines set this week by Gov. Greg Abbott, Garland has reopened the Bridges Course and Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park and the Jack Coleman Tennis Center.

At the Bridges clubhouse, the restaurant will remain closed and inside access wi...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

DART Collects Comments on Planned Service Changes

The Central Transit Station is a Dallas Area Rapid Transit hub in Downtown Garland.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is planning to implement service changes on Monday, Oct. 19. Its planned changes include:

  • Adjusted frequencies for seven bus routes and light rail service,
  • Restoration of normal weekday bus service levels on 25 routes,
  • Discontinuing...
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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Garland Goodness

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In the midst of the worry and concern about COVID-19, some really great things are happening! We’re sharing some of those stories here.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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Let’s Make Our Mark and help each other out!

Head to VisitGarlandTX.com for a list of local restaurants offering takeout, delivery or drive-through service.

You can also see which local shops are offering virtual shopping and even gift card specia...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Garland City Council Updates Public Meeting Procedures During COVID-19 Response

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Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, Garland City Council and Plan Commission meetings will be virtual. These meetings will still be viewable through CGTV and online streaming.

The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting a...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Garland eAssist – Your Shortcut to City Services

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Garland eAssist is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests and see other nearby requests in progress. The service is available 24/7 via the website portal at GarlandTX.gov or the free mobile app available from the App...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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The VA North Texas Health Care System has officially taken possession of the former Garland-Baylor, Scott & White hospital located at 2300 Marie Curie Drive. The facility will now be known as Garland VA Medical Center.

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Power Out? Text GP&L!

Garland Power & Light customers can report their power outage by text message.

There are two ways to text your outage to GP&L’s dedicated outage text reporting number, 972-205-4000:

  • If your cellphone number is already associated with your ...
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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Public Utility Commission to Review Water Rates

Statement from the Cities of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson in Response to the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ “Yes” Decision on the Cities’ Water Rate Methodology Review Request

The Cities of Garland, M...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Library to Offer GED and ESL Classes

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The City of Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is partnering with Dallas County Community College District to offer GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults. Both classes will begin this spring.

We are in the process...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus

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Garland Public Health is working closely with regional, state and federal partners to monitor for coronavirus in north Texas. Check our Disease Information page for updates.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards. The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingW...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

Art Munoz, Garland Animal Services Director

Art Munoz officially joined the City as the Animal Services Director on Monday, Jan. 6. Art has spent the last 15 years with the SPCA of Texas Animal Cruelty Unit managing criminal investigations. As Chief Investigator, he acted as the advocate for abused...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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Garland Water Utilities continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The City received the NA...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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The Garland Neighborhood Awards are the City’s annual way to spotlight neighbors who make a difference as individuals and, when they combine their efforts, as neighborhoods.

The Oakridge Neighborhood Association, several dedicated volunteers and ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Municipal Judges Sworn In

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The ceremony for Associate Judge Natalie Banuelos and Presiding Judge John Sholden was a formal welcome by the Garland City Council that conducted interviews and made their appointments. The Honorable David J. Schenck, Fifth District Court of Appeals Just...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree

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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 104 Garland children were each given $175 to spend on holiday gifts for themselves or other family members at the 34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree, organized by the Garland Fire Fighters Association.

Much of the money...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Water Meter Replacement Project Begins

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Garland Water Utilities has begun a multiyear capital improvement project to replace aging water meters throughout the city.

Water customers may see the City’s meter contractor, Compass Metering Solutions, working between streets and sidewalks in...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Garland Storm Recovery Continues

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Garland Renters Have One of America's Fastest Routes to Home Ownership

Garland is among the nation's best cities for renters to quickly convert to home ownership.

Garland is listed as the second-best city in Texas and ninth-best in the nation for the time it takes renters to save enough money to convert to home ownership.

In an October story, "The Process of Becoming a Homeowner," the Dallas Business Journ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Garland Animal Services was recognized by Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Philip Huang and Manager of Environmental Health/Mosquito Control Scott Sawlis at the Garland City Council Nov. 5 Regular Meeting.

The animal shelter staff were r...

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