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Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Agreement Launches Fresh Approach to North Texas Water Rates

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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: September 30, 2020

Garland Neighborhood Awards

Garland Neighborhood Awards applications and nominations are due Friday, Oct. 30.

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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: 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: September 3, 2020

Voters to Decide on Walnut Creek Library Site Proposal

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After approving a $10.9 million relocation and expansion of the Walnut Creek Branch Library, voters on Nov. 3 will decide whether that library will be built at Hollabaugh Park.

A key element in the City’s May 2019 bond election, a new Walnut Cree...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Emergency Alert Update

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The City of Garland is changing its emergency notification system from CodeRED to the Garland Alert System.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Apply Now for Garland Health Facilities Development Corporation (GHFDC) 2020-21 Grant Programs

It’s time to apply for the Garland Health Facilities Development Corporation (GHFDC) 2020-21 grant programs.

GHFDC grant funds are available to support public or nonprofit health care service organizations with needs of medical supplies, medical ...

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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: August 19, 2020

Election Day Is Nov. 3

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The Presidential, Congressional and the City General Election will be held Nov. 3, 2020.

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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: August 13, 2020

Site Revealed for New Fire Station No. 6

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The City of Garland is excited to announce the future home of the new Fire Station 6! The station will be located on State Highway 190 near the intersection of Campbell Road.

The station is the first of three stations which will be replaced as part of the ...

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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: 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: 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: October 16, 2020

Lanes Closed on Major Streets as Work Continues on $1.7 Billion 635 East Project

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Lanes of major streets in Garland are closed near Interstate 635 as part of the LBJ East project.

The LBJ East project will widen and improve I-635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30 – the Garland area’s busiest traffic corrid...

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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: 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: April 29, 2020

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: February 5, 2020

Garland City Council Postpones May 2 Election

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The Garland City Council postponed the City’s general election six months to Nov. 3 to keep voters from gathering during a time of concern over the spread of COVID-19.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized those holding May 2 elections to postpone th...

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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: April 29, 2020

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: January 29, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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The U.S. Census Bureau is now dropping off 2020 census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Dallas County.

This is the next phase of the effort to satisfy the full count of people living in the United States as required every 10 years by t...

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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: November 5, 2019

Lawn Care Assistance Available

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The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financial...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway - UPDATE

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Thank you for your interest in the Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway. However, due to the outstanding response to the giveaway, all trees have been claimed. Registration is now closed. 

 As it grows, trees help conserve energy at your home an...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Beat the Heat with Summer Tips from GP&L

  • 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 system work harder and run longer than necessary.
  • Fans are an energy-e...
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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: 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: 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 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

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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: 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: 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: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Pulled at Winters Park

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The $3.2 million project will provide modern lighting to fields used by the City's largest youth sports league, the Garland Soccer Association.

As soon as the Garland Soccer Association passed out trophies and put the wraps on its season, crews arrived at ...

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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: 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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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: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland’s future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trails and Bik...

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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: September 22, 2019

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