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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

Garland City Council Members celebrate improvements at Rick Oden Park.

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: 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: 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: February 21, 2020

Lights Go Live for Youth Soccer Season, 2019 Bond Celebration

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The first project from Garland’s $423.7 million bond program, approved by residents just nine months ago, is officially on the ground. New LED field lights went live for the first night games of the youth soccer season Feb. 24 at Winters Park.

"It’s a...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Nov. 3 City Election Update

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Garland voters decided on Nov. 3 to return District 2 incumbent Deborah Morris and District 5 incumbent Rich Aubin to the City Council. In District 4, B.J. Williams will return to the Council after a one-term absence.

Garland voters also decided on Nov. 3 ...

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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 Creek Branch a...

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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: April 13, 2021

Garland Announces Vaccination Event for Saturday, April 17

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The Garland Health Department (GHD) will host a drive-through vaccination event at the Garland Fire Training Facility, 1500 Highway 66, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17. To better manage traffic flow, everyone is asked to take Commerce Street off of Ce...

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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: December 31, 2020

Garland Health Department Temporarily Closing COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) has recently announced that all adults will be eligible for COVID vaccinations effective Monday, March 29, and that people over the age of 80 should be prioritized.

The Garland Health Department (GHD) h...

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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 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: 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: 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: February 2, 2021

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

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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: January 26, 2021

Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Experience

Our fresh and local concert experience is back by popular demand and headed straight into your living room!

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Garland Announces Another Vaccine Distribution for Jan. 28

Garland Public Health has another shipment of 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and will administer those on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Homer B. Johnson Stadium to persons atop its wait list. The event will utilize the same drive-thru format as last week&rsq...

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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: 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: 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. 
The Tempor...
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: March 1, 2021

Work Continues on $1.7 Billion 635 East Project

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As part of the $1.7 billion 635 East project to widen and improve I-635 over the 11 miles between Central Expressway and Interstate 30, southbound Shiloh Road will be closed at I-635 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sunday, April 18. 

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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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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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Posted on: April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update - April 14

We have updated the details we are providing in our daily case updates. Data includes the total number of reported Garland cases, and a breakdown of the number of active cases, recovered cases, and deaths. The updated numbers are posted on the Garland Hea...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Don't Go Tarpless!

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When planning a trip to the City of Garland Transfer Station or the Hinton Landfill to dispose of bulky waste or other debris, please remember to secure your load with a tarp. Vehicles hauling waste to these sites must be enclosed or be secured and covere...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Want to Learn More About Garland's Recycling Program?

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Garland Environmental Waste Services would like to join you at your next meeting or event!

Wondering what happens to your recycling after it leaves your curb? Interested in learning more about the recycling process? Want to learn how to increase recycling ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Garland Recycling Program

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Recycled materials are considered commodities, and the price of the recycled material goes up and down depending on market trends. The City of Garland is continuing its recycling program in the midst of market downturns and import bans on recycled materia...

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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: 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 March 25 as part of ...

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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 Public Information & Educati...

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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: 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 24, 2020

Garland Among Leaders in Self-Response as Census 2020 Enters Final Week

Sept. 30 is the deadline for participation in the 2020 Census.

Congratulations, Garland. You have the second-best Census 2020 self-response rate among large cities in Texas.

As of Sept. 24, 69.1% of Garland’s residents have completed the task of self-responding. That’s better than the state rate of...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Garland Continues to Impress in Quality-of-Life Studies

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According to the personal finance resource GOBankingRates, Garland is one of the few major cities in the country, and only one of two in North Texas, where a person can live comfortably for less than $50,000 per year.

Only 35 of the nation’s 270 ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Garland Is Among Best Cities to Work from Home

Garland, as it turns out, is well-positioned for what may be a major part of the “new normal” in American life. The City was rated No. 2 in Texas and No. 11 in the nation on the list of Best U.S. Cities to Work from Home.

Grow + Acorns,...

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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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Excellence Made Here
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 public ser...

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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: 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: 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: March 3, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Updates

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As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, the Garland Health Department (GHD) has received reports of 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents, as well as two deaths. Two Garland cases have recovered, meaning at least 7 days have passed sin...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Summer Jobs - Apply Today!

Summer jobs with Garland Parks & Recreation

Need a little extra cash? Or perhaps you love working with children and love to swim?  Look no further than Garland Parks & Recreation summer jobs!! See details below.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Garland Symphony Orchestra in April

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Granville Arts Center - 300 N. Fifth Street, Downtown Garland

Garland Symphony Orchestra presents a very special concert featuring internationally-acclaimed violinist Kiarra-Saito Beckman.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)"

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Presented by Garland Civic Theatre

May 7-16

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Witness this irreverent, fast-paced romp through all the Bard’s 37 ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Garland Summer Musicals' Sensational 2021 Season!

Garland Summer Musicals' Sensational 2021 Season!

Grease - Fridays-Sundays, June 11-20
9 to 5: The Musical - July 16-25
Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street, Downtown Garland

Garland Summer Musicals announces its 2021 Season w...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

"The Savannah Sipping Society" - Presented by CORP

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Presented by CORP

April 9-18

Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State Street, Downtown Garland

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn to...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

"The Cactus Chronicles" Musical Drama at the Plaza Theatre

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The Cactus Chronicles Musical Drama

Presented by Friends of Garland's Historic Magic 11th Street

Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m.

Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State Street, Downtown Garland

The Cactus Chronicles is a musical drama that tells the story of...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Faith Artists Fee Art Exhibit

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Presented by Faith Artists

Through June 3

Granville Arts Center Gallery Space

Faith Artists makes its triumphant return to the Granville Arts Center with the new art exhibit: Inspired Vision.

Admission: free and open to the public, Monday-Frida...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

2021 GISD/GCAC Garland Senior Art Show/Competition Winners!

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In conjunction with the GISD Fine Arts Department, the Garland Cultural Arts Commission announces the 2021 GISD Senior Art Show/Competition Winners! The judge for the 2021 GISD Senior Art Show and Competition was prof...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Granville Stars on Broadway

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If you’ve experienced a live, theatrical performance at the Granville Arts Center, chances are you’ve experienced some of the nation’s top professional talent.

Garland Summer Musicals has developed and rec...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

"Hamilton" Star Returns to the Granville Arts Center

Garland’s own Miguel Cervantes, star of the smash hit musical "Hamilton" (Broadway and Chicago productions), returned to the Granville Arts Center on Feb. 3, 2020 for a special reception celebrating Garland Summer Musicals and Garland Civic Thea...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

GCAC, Inc. Presents Special Award

The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. presented the Business for the Arts Award to Robert Alan Smith at the Garland Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

In 2019, Robert Alan Smith invested and promoted public art in Garland by commiss...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Summer Jobs - Apply Today!

Summer jobs with Garland Parks & Recreation

Need a little extra cash? Or perhaps you love working with children and love to swim?  Look no further than Garland Parks & Recreation summer jobs!! See details below.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Trails Master Plan Completed

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The City of Garland has completed its Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. This plan serves as a framework for the development of on and off-street facilities, design standards and policies, and a prioritized implementation plan for the recommended trails and...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

The Body Shops

We have the equipment, all you have to do is put in the time!

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Current Park Master Plans and Projects

Find out what we have been up to lately.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is committed to providing ways for you and your family t...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Cultural Arts Master Plan Survey

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Everyone is creative! The City of Garland is working on an Arts and Culture Master Plan that finds ways that it can support the arts and creative expression for all residents. Please fill out this short survey to tell us about the kinds of arts and cultur...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Staying Active through COVID-19

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We know you have read the alerts, the reports on the news, and the City of Garland’s disaster declaration on March 17 that resulted in closures of several City facilities. But, what you may not know is that Garland’s outdoor parks are ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on the Senior Meal Program

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Dallas County has authorized the City of Garland PRCAD to continue serving and delivering meals to currently registered seniors. 

Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center.  

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks and on Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74 (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing w...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

Click on the image or the Recreation page link below. 

Find a Center near you!

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$30 Million Residential Redevelopment Project Approved for Downtown Garland’s Westside

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The City of Garland and GroundFloor Development have partnered to realize a $30 million commercial redevelopment project for the west side of downtown. Over the past two years, both parties have been actively working on this very challenging, but exciting...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Grant Application Open for Small Businesses in Garland

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The Garland Chamber of Commerce has received $500,000 to assist smaller businesses in Garland. This funding has been allocated towards the city’s CRF Business Assistance Program from the recent federal CARES Act. 

Grants can be used to r...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Garland Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Relief

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Small businesses in Garland that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for relief. The State of Texas has formally requested emergency funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration this past week. Texas businesses are now eligible...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

$25 Million Food Production Expansion Project Secures 250 New Jobs for Garland

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A proposed $25 million expansion project has been approved under the Texas Enterprise Zone Program after being officially nominated by the City earlier this year. As approved, Kraft Heinz Food Company will make a major new capital investment in Garland an...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Garland Approves Deal to Construct 350,000+ Square Feet of Flex Space near New Jupiter Miller Busine

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Garland has approved a deal with Huntington Industrial Partners (HIP) to construct a fourth round of new commercial flex space in the heart of its core industrial district in the southwestern corner of the community. With this latest project, Huntington I...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Electronics Manufacturer Bringing 150 Jobs to Texas with Significant Investment in Garland

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Garland has approved a deal bringing an internationally-positioned electronics manufacturing and services company to Texas and its established and diverse family of manufacturers. All Quality and Services Inc. (AQS) makes computer components such as modul...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Garland Approves Land Sale and Secures $12+ Million Infill Housing Development

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After lengthy negotiations, Garland has approved an exciting new townhome development in South Garland near the intersection of East Kingsley and Centerville Roads. As agreed, Kingsley Homes LLC will purchase 3.3 acres from the Garland Foundation for Deve...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Garland Approves New Commissary Kitchen Concept and Associated $2 Million Investment

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Following a string of exciting new development announcements, Garland has approved a deal with Revolving Kitchen to develop a large-scale commissary kitchen facility in the 500 block of Shepherd Drive. Over $2 million will be invested in the 60-year-old i...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Plastipak Packaging to Grow Garland Plant’s Capacity with $10+ Million Expansion

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Plastipak Packaging, a major producer and supplier of plastic bottles to internationally-branded companies such as Dr. Pepper, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Procter & Gamble, will significantly expand their Garland manufacturing operation later this year. ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

German Automotive Components Manufacturer to Expand Garland Operations

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Garland has approved a deal with Germany’s Kirchhoff Automotive to significantly grow their current operations, located at 3901 West Miller Road, from 94,000 to 115,000 square feet. As part of the project, $20+ million will be invested in the acquisition ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expanding to U.S. with Significant Investment in Garland

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Garland has approved a deal with Canada’s Quest Window Systems to open the company’s first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility early next year. Anchoring the southern end of the city’s new Jupiter Miller Business Park, Quest USA, Inc. will occupy...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Garland Approves Sizable Expansion of Billion Dollar Digital Realty Data Center Campus

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Late last summer, Garland approved a deal with Digital Realty to develop a $1 billion data center campus on a 47.5-acre site located northeast of the intersection of Campbell Road and the President George Bush Turnpike. This week, Garland approved an expa...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

New Era Companies to Construct $25 Million North Garland Medical Center

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Garland has approved a deal that will result in the development of a $25 million North Garland Medical Center at 7217 Telecom Parkway. This state-of-the-art medical facility will realize 95,000 square feet of healthcare space in a new 3-story building nea...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Garland Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Relief

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Small businesses in Garland that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for relief. The State of Texas has formally requested emergency funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration this past week. Texas businesses will now be elig...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

May 1 Local Elections: Early Voting Information

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The City of Garland will hold a General Election for two-year terms for Mayor and Districts 3, 6, 7, and 8 and a Special Election for the final year of an unfinished term in District 1 on May 1, 2021.

Early voting will take place from Monday, April 19, thr...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Free Electronics Recycling Drive

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Join Environmental Waste Services at the Residential Recycling Center on Saturday, May 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free electronics recycling drive and paper shredding event. 

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Slow Down to Get Around

When approaching emergency, utility, or waste vehicles motorists must move or slow down

As stated in the Texas Transportation Code §545.157 (Act 2019), when passing certain vehicles, a motorist must either slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit (when the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more), or move out of ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Resolve to Reduce Waste and Recycle Right

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The new year, a time when many people concern themselves with reducing the size of their waist, is also a time to remember to reduce your waste.

Extending the life of our landfill and preserving our environment involve more than recycling. It starts with r...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Holiday Recycling Guide

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With all those Black Friday finds, Cyber Monday scores, holiday deals, gift boxes, shopping bags and spools of ribbons, it can be hard to know what is recyclable, what is garbage, and what should have been avoided in the first place. Follow the tips below...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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Dear Granville Arts Center, The Atrium and Plaza Theatre Patrons,

The Granville Arts Center facilities, including The Atrium and the Plaza Theatre, have re-opened at a limited capacity.

Cleaning and safety protocols are being followed at the Granville Arts ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Summer 2021 Play Guide

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View the Summer 2021 PLAY Guide (May through August 2021)

If you have any questions, please call 972-205-2750 or call your nearest Recreation Center

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland PRCAD 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: March 20, 2020

Staying Active through COVID-19

Coomer Park Trail

We know you have read the alerts, the reports on the news, and the City of Garland’s disaster declaration on March 17 that resulted in closures of several City facilities. But, what you may not know is that Garland’s outdoor parks are ...

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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.

We introduce you...

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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: March 3, 2021

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

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The Garland City Council has approved 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 meeting and ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Garland Health Department Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List

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The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phase 1A, Phase 1B and K-12 teachers, daycare and preschool workers for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available. 

Phase 1A includes frontline health care work...

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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: February 18, 2021

Emergency Home Repair Resources

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In the wake of recent winter storms, the City of Garland offers home repair assistance and resources.

More resources here.

FEMA Assistance - Garland individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the winter storm can now apply for assistan...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

Garland City Council Members celebrate improvements at Rick Oden Park.

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: February 24, 2021

Storm-Relieved Veteran, 96, Says He 'May Not Have Made Another Day'

From left, Council Member Robert John Smith, Mayor Scott LeMay, Lee Gardner and Evon Bland.

Lee Gardner, a 96-year-old veteran, said he hadn’t been in such a tight spot since Cambodia. The winter storm had already left him without power for days. Then, a water line broke. Neighbors were on the scene, but they were having problems helpi...

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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: 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: 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: 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

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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: August 19, 2020

Nov. 3 City Election Update

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Garland voters decided on Nov. 3 to return District 2 incumbent Deborah Morris and District 5 incumbent Rich Aubin to the City Council. In District 4, B.J. Williams will return to the Council after a one-term absence.

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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: August 27, 2020

Garland City Press Now Available Online

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The September/October issue of Garland City Press is now 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 ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Experience

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We are not able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concerts Series at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland fresh and local concert experience straight into your living room!

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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: July 2, 2020

Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program

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The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to those City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19.

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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 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: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 - City Service Updates

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The City of Garland is reopening City offices and facilities in a phased approach.

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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: March 5, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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The United States census for 2020 is happening now. Garland’s allotment of money for federal programs and its government representation are dependent on the count of its residents.

The census is an official count of the U.S. population and househ...

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: December 5, 2019

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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The Garland City Marshal’s Office is now issuing 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 tre...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Replaced at Winters Park

The first light pole in a $3.2 million project at Winters Park is installed on Thursday, Dec. 5.

It's officially "in with the new" at Winters Park, where the first poles in a $3.2 million project to upgrade to LED lighting were installed Thursday, Dec. 5.

The Winters lighting project is on a strict timeline, starting Nov. 18, the day after t...

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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: January 4, 2021

2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Now Available for Download

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We've gone digital! 

In an effort to reduce our environmental impact and to extend the life of our landfill, we are no longer sending out printed copies of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle calendar. Reduction and reuse are more important than r...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Waste Placement Guidelines

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  • Please leave at least 4 feet of space between items for collection, including green trash carts, blue recycling carts, and brush and bulky goods.
  • Avoid placing waste near the mailbox, electrical and cable boxes, phone pedestals, sprinkler heads, overhangin...
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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Got a dirty trash cart?

Explanation of how residents can keep their trash cart clean.

If your cart is starting to attract pests and has a buildup of residue on the inside, it is your responsibility to clean your cart. The City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department will not clean your cart for you or provide you with a new cart...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

What to do with excess trash and recyclables?

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Environmental Waste Services has opened a temporary stop and go location at the Transfer station at 1434 Commerce St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during the approved shelter in place ordinance. 

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Waste Wizard

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Use the Waste Wizard tool at GarlandWasteWizard.com to find out how to correctly dispose of and properly recycle hundreds of items.

It is important to remember that not all items are recyclable. And even if an item is recyclable, it may bot belong in your ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Break Down and Flatten All Cardboard

Break down and/or flatten all cardboard boxes to recycle

Flattening and breaking down boxes helps you fit more recyclable items in your blue cart and helps the City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department to collect your recyclables efficiently and safely.

Cardboard boxes that aren’t flat or...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

CULTURAL ARTS PLAN COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND SURVEY

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Everyone is creative! The City of Garland is working on an Arts and Culture Master Plan that finds ways that it can support the arts and creative expression for all residents. Please fill out this short survey to tell us about the kinds of arts and ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts

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Our fresh and local concert experience is back by popular demand and headed straight into your living room! Out with the old and in with the new, as we kick off 2021 the right way! So grab some popcorn, drinks and your best friends to get a front-row seat...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Cultural Arts Master Plan Survey

Garland Cultural Arts Master Plan

Everyone is creative! The City of Garland is working on an Arts and Culture Master Plan that finds ways that it can support the arts and creative expression for all residents. Please fill out this short survey to tell us about the kinds of arts and cultur...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks & Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74 (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing w...

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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...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on the Senior Meal Program

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Dallas County has authorized the City of Garland PRCAD to continue serving and delivering meals to currently registered seniors. 

Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center.  

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Hunt Squad Football Training

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Call 972-205-2721 or email HHRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

GAFF Fencing & Swordfighting

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Call 972-205-2772 or email HRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Writing Tutoring

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By appointment only. Call 972-205-2770 or email FRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Yoga

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Call 972-205-2771 or email GRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Volleyball

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Call 972-205-2770 or email BRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Build Garland!

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Garland voters approved a $423,700,000 bond program in 2019. Learn about the projects and get updates as they progress.


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Posted on: November 28, 2018

#MakeYourMarkGarland

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Garland is a place for making your dreams come true! Explore the many ways you can Make Your Mark here, as well as how Garland makes its mark.



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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Summer 2021 Play Guide

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View the Summer 2021 PLAY Guide (May through August 2021)

If you have any questions, please call 972-205-2750 or call your nearest Recreation Center

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Fall 2020 Play Guide

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View the Fall PLAY Guide (September through December 2020)

If you have any questions, please call 972-205-2750 or call your nearest Recreation Center

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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