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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Downtown Garland for Christmas

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Shop in Downtown Garland this holiday season! Enjoy holiday shopping sprees over tasty beverages, holiday movie classics, carolers and more. 

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Toy Drives Spread Holiday Cheer

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The Garland Fire Fighters Association and Garland Fire Department are collecting new, unwrapped toys for their annual toy drive through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Toy collection boxes are available at each of Garland's 11 fire stations and at the Fire A...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Surprising the Family with a Pet?

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Before you decide to surprise your family with a new pet for the holidays, consider the following: 

  • What are the ages of your children? Different pets are appropriate for different ages. 
  • Does your family really want a pet? Not all childre...
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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Holiday Storefront Contest

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Downtown storefronts will be dressed to the nines this holiday season! Stroll past the festive, twinkling displays throughout Downtown Garland as businesses show off their unique holiday décor.

Vote for your favorites from Friday, Dec. 9, throug...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Downtown Garland for Christmas

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Shop in Downtown Garland this holiday season! Enjoy holiday shopping sprees over tasty beverages, holiday movie classics, carolers and more. 

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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: November 11, 2022

Garland Earns State Video and Parks Awards

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The City of Garland earned 15 awards during the annual Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors conference in early November in McAllen. Garland received awards in 12 categories, including four first-place trophies, four second-plac...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Skate City! Garland Opens Texas’ Second-Largest Skatepark

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The Boneyard in Garland is open!

The skatepark at Rick Oden Park is the second largest in Texas, boasting 46,000 square feet of skating area. Designed to provide fun, excitement and challenge, The Boneyard welcomes beginner and experienced skaters alike.

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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.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Free Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre

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All showings are at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Admission is free and open to the public. These free holiday film viewings are presented by the City of Garland Cultural Arts Department.

While construction continues around Downtown, plenty of parkin...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Signage Unveiled at Brad Neighbor Municipal Court Building

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Former City Attorney Brad Neighbor was honored Monday, Oct. 10, as signage bearing his name was unveiled at the courts facility at 1791 W. Avenue B.

The Garland City Council passed an ordinance to rename the facility as the Brad Neighbor Municipal Court Bu...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Connect with Your City - Take Our Survey

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The City of Garland strives to provide timely, useful information about City services, programs and resources.

We value your input and understand the importance of making our communications as easy to access as possible.

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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. 

Most recently, Urr...

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Amy Rosenthal Joins City as Cultural Arts Director

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Amy Rosenthal joined the City of Garland as Cultural Arts Director on June 27. Most recently, Rosenthal served as Director for McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and McKinney Main Street. 

She was part of the initial team to open MPAC, a 150-y...

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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: March 29, 2022

May 7 Local Election

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

Final unofficial results are as follows:

District 2

Trayc Claybrook - 64 votes - 11.57%Koni Ramos-Kaiwi - 103 votes - 18.63%Deborah Morris - 386 ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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Make sure you're receiving the latest news and alerts from the City of Garland. Register for emergency alerts via phone, text and email using the Garland Alert System

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Street Talk Q&A: What Does the Garland Street Department Do?

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Our series, Street Talk Q&As, answers questions regarding the streets of Garland. We want to explain to you what’s going on in the Garland Street Department and why we do what we do.

This video will describe to you the responsibilities of the...

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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.”

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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. It&nbs...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Make Your Mark as a Student Ambassador

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Calling all students at least 16 years of age! The City of Garland is accepting applications for the 2022 Student Ambassadors program through Friday, March 18.
During the eight-week paid internship program, students will gain meaningful work experience, ob...
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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 6, 2022

Mayor's Annual State of the City Address Available Online

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Get on Garland's inside track to start off 2022! Watch the video of the annual State of the City address to hear the latest from Mayor Scott LeMay.

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Make Your Mark on Garland's New Animal Shelter

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The opening of Garland’s new animal shelter at 1902 State Highway 66 is scheduled for completion in early 2022, and you can Make Your Mark as part of the celebration!
For as little as $100, the shelter will be equipped with a brick displaying you...
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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Winter Preparedness

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Being prepared for winter weather is essential. Loss of heat, power, telephone service and even a shortage of supplies in your household are just a few things you should stay prepared for.

Visit the links below to learn more:

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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: 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 Drive, 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 ...

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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: 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,&...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

COVID-19 - Vaccine Information and Availability

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You can get the COVID vaccine without an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive.

  • While COVID vaccines are available at the Public Health Clinic, check the COVID Vaccine Event Calendar for non-clinic vaccination events.
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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Darrell Cline Named GP&L General Manager and CEO

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Jeff Janke served as GP&L’s General Manager and CEO since 2012 and retired Sept. 30 after 18 years with the City. Under his leadership, the utility’s successful operating strategies maintained stable rates and reliable electric ser...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

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 Drive, has received its first shipment of vaccine for the 2021-22 flu season.

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 ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Deena Williams Makes Her Mark

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Here at the City of Garland we are proud to say we have many employees who Make Their Mark both on and off the job.
One example is Code Compliance Officer Deena Williams, who is dedicated to being a "Big Sister" to an amazing young man.
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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Garland Brings Home State Awards

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The City of Garland is continuing its award-winning tradition at state conferences. This year the Public & Media Relations Department and Visit Garland, the City’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, each earned several state awards. The two d...

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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: 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 individuals for th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Development Partnership Brings New Vitality to Garland’s Medical District

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The City of Garland is partnering with Prevarian Companies and Harrison Street to bring new vitality to the community’s medical district.

In May 2013, the City adopted the Forest-Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan, with recommendations t...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

GP&L Winter Storm Update

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Following the February winter storm and extended power outages, GP&L initiated a review into how the utility can better manage electric service outages ordered by ERCOT (also known as controlled outages or load shed) and enhance information sharing du...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Tyler Shin Makes His Mark

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Authentic Hawaiian cuisine, Asian street food, vegan dishes, wings, tacos, pizza, burgers — you name it, you'll find it at restaurants within virtual food hall Revolving Kitchen.

If you've never heard of Revolving Kitchen, check...

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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: 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: April 23, 2021

Winters Park Additions Enhance Garland Trails Network

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City and Dallas County officials cut a ribbon, celebrated a partnership and maybe even broke a little bit of a sweat on Friday, April 23, when they explored a segment of the new Winters Trail. 

The new trail facilities in Winters Park and along th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

How Mindy Le Makes Her Mark on Garland

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It’s not hard to find “makers” of all ages in Garland, from business owners to community leaders. But it’s not every day you find residents who started giving back to the community from an early age.

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Rental, Mortgage Assistance Available

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The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to various recovery programs for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Visit our Recovery Resources page to find out more. 

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Inventive “Story Map” Wins National Award

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The Garland Water Utilities Department won a national award for its newly published story map, “We Keep it Flowing, Coming or Going.”   

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies awarded this year’s Pu...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Garland Breaks Ground on New Animal Shelter

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The development of a new Garland animal shelter is officially underway! The City broke ground Dec. 8 on its new animal shelter and adoption center at 1900 State Highway 66. 

Approved in the May 2019 bond election, the 23,000-square-foot shelter wi...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

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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: 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: 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: 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 18, 2020

Annie Dickson, Garland Trailblazer for Civil Rights and Historic Preservation, Honored

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They are the people who helped make Garland what it is today: residents, community leaders and elected officials who have Made Their Mark in Garland over the years. One of them is Annie Dickson, Garland’s first female African American City Counc...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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

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The Garland Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

“For th...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City Unveils Mural in Ablon Park

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You may be surprised how such a collaboration can help revitalize your community. Take a look at how residents of The Oaks neighborhood in southernmost Garland partnered with the Office of Neighborhood Vitality (ONV), creating art to highlight their area&...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Garland Unveils New Playground at Central Park

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A new, inclusive and sensory-friendly playground is now open at Garland’s Central Park, 1310 W. Avenue F, in close proximity to the Granger Recreation Center. The new playground is designed for children of all abilities to play, learn and grow t...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland Opens New Dog Park

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Garland’s new dog park, located within Central Park along Glenbrook Drive, is officially open for play!

Amenities at the Garland Dog Park include three fenced paddocks, drinking fountains, shade, lighting, seating, fencing and parking. The park w...

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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: May 20, 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: 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 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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The City of Garland has earned numerous video awards at both the national and state level this year.

Garland earned one first-place trophy and five second-place awards from the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association o...

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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: 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 lik...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

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On Build Garland Day, Wednesday, Jan. 13, the City backed a record investment from its residents with a record day of groundbreaking, sign-raising and celebration of new projects.

Garland is delivering on its $423.7 million bond program, even in a pandemic...

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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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