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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: September 30, 2022

Fire Station No. 6, Hollabaugh Recreation Center Improvements Put in Motion

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The new site for Fire Station No. 6 and improvements to Hollabaugh Recreation Center were officially put in motion Thursday, Sept. 29, as Mayor Scott LeMay and the City Council led staff, project leaders and other guests at groundbreaking ceremonies. Watc...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Bond Program Update to Garland City Council - April 4, 2022

City staff provides a status update on various projects from the 2019 Bond program during the April 4, 2022 meeting.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

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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. 

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

Garland Animal Shelter ribbon cutting Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

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. 

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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: 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, ...

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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: 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.

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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: 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 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: 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: 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: February 9, 2024

City of Garland Closes on Purchase of Key Downtown Property

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The City of Garland has taken another step toward the redevelopment of 519 W. State St. – one of the earliest business properties on the Downtown Square. Last October, City Council approved a purchase contract, and on Thursday, Feb. 8, the City officially...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

2024 Elections: Garland Offers Four Early voting Sites for March 5 Primaries

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Four Garland sites are available as early voting starts Tuesday, Feb. 20, for the Tuesday, March 5, primary election.

Early voting can be done at the Dallas College-Garland Center, 675 W. Walnut St.; the North Garland Library, 3845 N. Garland Ave.; the Sou...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Free Gary P. Nunn Concert on the Square Friday, March 1

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Garland's Music Made Here Concert Series welcomes a true legend of Lone Star music at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1. This outdoor concert is FREE!

Nunn has been at the forefront of Texas country music since the 1970s. As a pioneer of the progressive country movem...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Heritage Crossing Manager Earns Distinguished Leader Award

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Kim Nurmi received the Garland Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Leader Award at the Chamber’s 92nd Annual Meeting in January.

Nurmi, the City’s Heritage Crossing manager, was recognized for creating engaging and interactive programs and activities that ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

SKYWARN Severe Weather Education Class Saturday, Feb. 17

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The City of Garland will host the National Weather Service's free SKYWARN severe weather education class at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

This free class, part of a nationwide initiative, aims to prepare ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Downtown Garland Construction Updates

The intersection of Main and Seventh streets has reopened!

Check out our video for more information about construction in Downtown as well a parking options. You can also view a map of Downtown parking.

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Interpretive Panels Showcase Black History in Garland

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This Black History Month, explore interpretive history panels recently installed on the Carver campus to share its rich history. The panels are available for viewing at 206-222 Carver St.

The three panels illustrate the community importance of George Washi...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Winter Preparedness

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Harsh winter weather conditions can pose significant challenges. Here are some essential tips to stay safe.

Build an emergency kit that includes nonperishable food, water, blankets, flashlights and a battery-powered radio — essential supplies to sustain yo...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Grammy Award Winners Coming to Garland Saturday, Feb. 10

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Celebrate Black History Month with living legends of gospel music the Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Bobby Rush at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Gospel Music Hall of Famers and winners of six Grammy Award...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

National Old-Growth Forest Network Adds Garland Treasure

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Garland’s Spring Creek Forest Preserve will be the site for a celebration of its induction into the national Old-Growth Forest Network on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Preserve, 1770 Holford Road, is only the second Texas entry into the network that celebrates Am...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Breaks Ground on Bob Day Tennis Complex

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The City broke ground on the Bob Day Tennis Complex, 1801 State Highway 66, at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Watch the video!

The Bob Day Tennis Complex will be within 62.5-acre Tuckerville Park. The facility will include: 

  • A 3,700-square-foot pro shop&a...
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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 10, 2019

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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The connection between Garland Mayor Scott LeMay and the Build Garland Bond Program couldn’t have been more evident than it was Tuesday, Feb. 13, when the Mayor delivered his State of the City Address at The Atrium.

LeMay referred to completed pr...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Bond Update

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Featured projects in the 2019 Build Garland bond program:

Central Library: The newly renovated Central Library, at 625 Austin St., will have an updated modern interior with a new layout that includes a completely renovated children’s area, a slid...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Winter Weather Resources Available

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Due to the extreme temperatures, warming centers have been opened in Garland. All currently available resources are listed below and will be updated as changes are reported.

Organization: GLOWSLocation: Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 435 S. Fifth St....

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Ronald Jones Municipal Building Closed Wednesday, Jan. 17

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The Ronald Jones Municipal Building, 800 Main St., is closed to the public Wednesday, Jan. 17, as the City works to fix problems with the heating (HVAC) system.

The building is home to the City’s permitting processes, its planners, engineers, transportatio...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

2023 Neighborhood Award Winners

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The City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality recognizes those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize or invest in their neighborhoods. 

This year's awards were presented at the Pre-Summit Mixer on Nov. 9. ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Garland Earns State Parks Society Awards

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Heritage Crossing and a Garland Parks & Recreation employee were honored at the North Region Conference of the Texas Recreation & Park Society in early December.

Heritage Crossing received the Arts and Humanities Programming Achievement Award for t...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Garland Fire Trains Swift Water Rescue Technicians

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Fire departments from around the state met in New Braunfels this fall to take Garland’s annual water rescue class, and more than 20 students were newly certified as Swift Water Rescue Technicians.

The Garland Fire Department began hosting these t...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Festivities, City Holiday Hours and Services Set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and March starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The parade starts on Dairy Road and Garden Drive near Embree Park and finishes at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. At noon Saturday, Jan. 13, “Lift Eve...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

GP&L Electric Rate Adjustment

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Due to increased ERCOT costs, Garland Power & Light is adjusting the Recovery Adjustment Factor (RAF) component of its electric rate.

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Garland Animal Shelter Takes Fast Track to Heartworm Treatment

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The Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center has paired with Friends of Rescue Animals in a groundbreaking heartworm treatment initiative program.

Shelter dogs who test positive for heartworms are given an injection of the FDA-approved medication Dirob...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Firefighters Attend Hazmat Training to Prevent Widespread Disasters

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Nine Garland firefighters recently completed a hazardous materials technician certification class to learn how to mitigate dynamic incidents that could involve dangerous chemicals.

A hazardous material is defined as one that may be extremely flammable, exp...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

For Holiday Cheer, There's No Place Like Garland

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With the tree lit, the shops ready and the calendar full, Garland is a holiday destination.

Here are a few of the holiday happenings the City has to offer:

  • Night at the Museum, 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 393 N. Sixth St.: The Landmark museum hosts free perform...
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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Magical Candlelight Christmas-town 2023

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Patrons attending Magical Candlelight Christmas-town 2023 in the Travis College Hill National Register Historic District may enjoy a free a horse-drawn classic carriage ride that will bring them to Downtown Garland for Christmas on the Square being held s...

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Posted on: November 10, 2023

Gift Cards Are Another Reason to Check Out our New Visitor Center

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Help us welcome Garland residents and area visitors to our reimagined Visitor Center on the Downtown Square at 501 W. State St. by purchasing a gift card! 

Share your love of Garland through giving Garland goodies! Come explore our assortment of s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Garland Celebrates Texas Arbor Day

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The great partnership between Garland Parks & Recreation and Garland Power & Light was on display Saturday, Nov. 4. In conjunction with Texas Arbor Day, the City’s annual Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway distributed 400 trees to Garland residents.&am...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Update: Streetscapes Work Continues at Seventh and Main

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Please hang in there for our Downtown Garland businesses just a little bit longer!

As the intersection of Seventh and Main streets will continue to be closed for streetscapes work in the coming weeks, there are available parking options. First off, parking...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Office of Neighborhood Vitality Earns Excalibur Award

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Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality recently received the Excalibur Award from the Camelot Neighborhood Association.

The Excalibur Award annually honors an individual or group for outstanding civic duty and community engagement in service to...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Seventh Annual Tri-City Cleanup Removes 167,380 Pounds of Trash

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The seventh annual Tri-City Cleanup in October was a big success because of 346 eager volunteers, including dedicated site captains, generous sponsors and proud homeowners. Thank you to all who participated! 

The numbers are in, and the impact was...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Garland Earns State Video Awards

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The City of Garland earned 14 awards during the annual Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors conference in early November in Dallas. 

Garland received awards in 12 categories, including first-place trophies for the followin...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Garland Welcomes Municipal Court Director

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Kimberly Jozwiak joined the City of Garland as the Municipal Court Director on Nov. 13.

Jozwiak brings more than 20 years of professional experience in both judicial and non-judicial leadership roles, including county and local municipalities. She most rec...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Band Together on the Square Wins Texas Downtown President’s Award

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Band Together on the Square earned Texas Downtown’s 2023 President’s Award for best promotion of an event for a population of more than 50,000.

Band Together on the Square focused on local bands and singer-songwriters, setting the stage...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Garland Neighborhood Transforms Dead Trees into Sculptures

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The City of Garland’s Where the Heart Is program partners with one neighborhood each year to initiate overall neighborhood reinvestment. Residents work together with City staff, nonprofits, businesses, religious groups and volunteers to stimulate...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Vaccines Available at Garland Public Health Clinic

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For the first time ever, immunizations are available to help protect against three major respiratory diseases common in fall and winter: COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Immunization against these viruses remains the best protection for...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Garland Recognized by National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System

The City of Garland has been recognized as a Class 6 participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS).

The program is a voluntary incentive that recognizes and encourages cities for floodplain management activit...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

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Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Garland by shopping and dining locally during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25! 

Check in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Garland Visitor Center, 501 W. State St., for a complimentary cup of hot wassail...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Visit Garland Visitor Center Expansion

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We are thrilled to welcome Garland residents and area visitors to our reimagined Visitor Center in the heart of the Downtown Square at 501 W. State St.!

Our primary focus will remain as an information source of all things Garland:

  • Our local destinations, at...
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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Downtown Garland: Let’s Gather!

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The Downtown Garland Square is now open for business. The business of gathering.

We had the privilege and honor of unveiling the reimagined Downtown Garland Square on Saturday, Oct. 14, and the celebration was one for the books. Garland’s very ow...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Mistie Gardner Promoted to Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Mistie Gardner has recently been promoted to Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives. 

In this role she will continue to provide leadership to the Emergency Management, Public Health and Environmental Health departments, in addition to dedicati...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Garland Employee Earns Government Modernization Award

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Information Technology Business Relationship Manager Susan Fredriksen recently received the Government Modernization Award. The award, presented by DataBank, honors a government employee who has made contributions to enhance the resident experience throug...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Garland Earns National Awards for Excellence

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The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations team recently earned national recognition for excellence in video programming.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced the winners of its 2023 progr...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Connection Between Garland's People and Historic Buildings Inspires Mural Artist

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Austin-based artist Mila Sketch hopes her brightly colored mural at the corner of Sixth and State streets will aid what she described as the ongoing elevation of the city.

"I was inspired by the former times of Garland and the deep connection of peopl...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Live Music in Downtown Garland Oct. 20-21

Fall is in full swing, and so is live music in Downtown Garland! This weekend, check out music for all tastes and ages:

The Garland Symphony Orchestra’s 45th concert season opens with pianist Astrid Morales Torres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Granv...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

City of Garland to Redevelop Key Downtown Business

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A redevelopment dream for Downtown Garland will soon become a reality. The City of Garland has reached an agreement to purchase the Jones Hardware building at 519 W. State St. on the Downtown Square.

Over the past several months, the City has worked closel...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

City Council Appoints Charter Review Commission

The Garland City Council appointed a Charter Review Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to identify provisions of the Garland City Charter that might require changes or updates to improve City operations or to comply with Texas law.

The Mayor and Council Memb...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Pullman Railcar Approved for State Historic Marker

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The City of Garland's application for a state historic marker for the Pullman Railcar was recently accepted by the Texas Historic Commission. 

Pullman Coach Car #582 is one of only three remaining cars in the U.S. built of a combination o...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Council Approves Operating Budget for 2023-24

As the 13th-largest city in Texas, the City of Garland serves nearly 250,000 residents and employs more than 2,300 staff. Following months of development and review, the City’s operating budget for fiscal year 2023-24 was approved by City Counci...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Utility Billing Assistance for Garland Residents

If you are having difficulty paying your utility bill, the City of Garland has several options that may benefit you.

You may qualify for a payment arrangement that allows you to extend the due date of your current bill. Customer Service may also be able to...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Public Input: Shiloh Road Widening Project

The City of Garland is proposing improvements to Shiloh Road from Kingsley Road to Miller Road. 

As part of the 2019 Bond Program, voters approved improvements to several roadways within Garland to help alleviate traffic congestion and improve mob...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Texas Commission on the Arts Designates Garland’s Bankhead Cultural Arts District

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The City of Garland is proud to announce its new designation as an official cultural district. Garland is one of just two cities to receive this prestigious distinction from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2023.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as an ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Live at the Plaza Featuring Joe Crookston Friday, Sept. 22

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Garland Cultural Arts and Jimmy Wallace Guitars present Live at the Plaza Featuring Joe Crookston at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.

Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member an...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Goldie Locke Community Room Available for Public Use

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The Goldie Locke Community Room in the Charles E. Duckworth Utility Services Building, 217 N. Fifth St., is available for use by community groups, homeowners associations and governmental or school agencies for nonprofit purposes. 

The facility ma...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Garland Moves to Digital Public Information Requests

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The City of Garland has converted to a digital means of handling all public information requests. Requestors of public information can now submit Open Records Requests through an online portal located on both the City Secretary and Garland Police Departme...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Garland Welcomes Chief Communications Officer

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The City of Garland welcomed Tiffany Veno as its Chief Communications Officer in August.

Veno is a communications and marketing professional with 16 years of experience in both public and private organizations. She started her career in television news as ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Summer Energy-Saving Tips from GP&L

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

  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler.
  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the...
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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Remember to Observe School Zones

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

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

  • Speed...
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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Garland Opens First Splash Pad

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Garland's very first splash pad opened at noon Thursday, July 13, at Embree Park, 1515 Dairy Road. This splash pad is part of the voter-approved 2019 Bond Program. 

District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris was on site to officially open Garland’s ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Build Garland Day 2023 is in the Books!

The Garland City Council stand atop the new slide at the Tinsley Park playground.

Saturday, July 22, we celebrated major milestones for multiple 2019 Bond projects at Build Garland Day 2023! 

We broke ground on the Holford Recreation & Neighborhood Aquatic Center and the West Garland Library. Then it was on to cut ribbons a...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Signage Unveiled at Ronald E. Jones Municipal Building

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The City of Garland celebrated a legend Friday, June 23, when signage at the Ronald E. Jones Municipal Building, 800 Main St., was unveiled. Our former Main Street Municipal Building has been renamed to honor Jones' lifetime of public service, including s...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Garland Welcomes New Street Director

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Tony Irvin joined the City of Garland as Street Director on June 5. Irvin brings more than 20 years of experience in public works and engineering, with most of this experience attained in the public sector. He has a broad range of experience incl...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Garland Partners with Trusted World

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The City of Garland and Trusted World Foundation have entered a partnership that will enable the growing resource provider to build a new headquarters and expand its operations in Garland.

Trusted World will lease City-owned land on the east side of Center...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Central Library Express Opens Doors

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The temporary Central Library Express, 713 Austin St., opened to the public on Monday, May 1. The former Garland Women’s Activities Building is hosting services while the neighboring Central Library building is undergoing renovation. &a...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Our Downtown Square Reopens Oct. 14 with Day of Festivities, LeAnn Rimes

Garland has announced Saturday, Oct. 14, as the date for its public celebration of the reimagined heart of the city. The reopening of the Downtown Square is a party nearly two years in the making and one worthy of bringing home LeAnn Rimes, one of Garland...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

New Council Members Take the Oath of Office

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Garland Mayor Scott LeMay started his third term in office and welcomed newcomers Carissa Dutton of District 6 and Chris Ott of District 8 to the City Council on Tuesday, May 16. 

Council Member Dutton was prominent in relief efforts after a torna...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Garland Police Detective Inducted into National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame

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Garland Police Detective Tony Godwin was inducted into the National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame in Toledo, Ohio, on March 30.

Detective Godwin was presented with the Career Achievement Award. He is the first Garland Police Department officer to be...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Garland to Host Regional Truck Driving Championship Saturday, April 29

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Garland will host the Dallas-Fort Worth Council of Safety Professionals Regional Truck Driving Championship at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Williams Stadium, 510 Stadium Drive.

At the event, the American Trucking Association will have its "Share the ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Mayor Honors Garland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

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The Garland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Scott LeMay recognizing its 30 years of service at the Garland City Council’s March 7 meeting.

The Mayor’s proclamation highlighted the ass...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Garland’s Band Together on the Square Program Earns Statewide Award

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Garland’s Band Together on the Square Concert Series earned the 2023 Arts & Humanities Programming Achievement Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS). 

The Downtown Development Office, part of the Garland Parks, Recreation &a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

City Celebrates Three-Story Mural at Valoris HealthPark

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With her finishing touches completed three stories above, artist Haylee Ryan recently joined dignitaries at street level to officially cut the ribbon on the Valoris HealthPark mural. Ryan describes the mural as one of meaningful symbolism and representati...

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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: January 12, 2023

Mandy Pippen Named Health Director

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Mandy Pippen will join the City of Garland as Health Director on Monday, Jan. 23.  

Pippen began her career with the City in 2004 as an Environmental Health Specialist in the Health Department. Over the following 18 years, she was promoted to Seni...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Christmas Tree Disposal for Garland Residents

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, North Americans purchase 33 million fresh-cut Christmas trees every year. Garland residents can help free up space in the landfill by dropping off trees at no cost at the Wood Recycling Facility during nor...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

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: December 6, 2022

Holiday Preparedness Tips from the Office of Emergency Management

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The holiday season is filled with many fun and festive events, and staying prepared means that is one less thing to stress. Whether it is cooking, shopping or even just getting used to cooler temperatures, ensure you are prepared and using safe practices ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Garland Welcomes Emergency Management Director

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Mariah Phipps-Jack joined the City on Dec. 5 as the Emergency Management Director. 

She brings more than 20 years of emergency management experience, which includes roles in the public sector, private sector and academia. 

Phipps-Jack most...

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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: 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: November 11, 2022

Garland Earns State Video 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 for the ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Garland Earns State Parks Awards

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The Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department won three awards at the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North Region Conference Nov. 3 in Irving. The department was honored for excellence in programming and recreation facility desig...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Fire Station No. 6, Hollabaugh Recreation Center Improvements Put in Motion

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The new site for Fire Station No. 6 and improvements to Hollabaugh Recreation Center were officially put in motion Thursday, Sept. 29, as Mayor Scott LeMay and the City Council led staff, project leaders and other guests at groundbreaking ceremonies. Watc...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Garland Achieves State and National Awards for Excellence

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

The National Association of Telecommunicatio...

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Posted on: 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: 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: September 23, 2022

Council Honors Former Mayor, Assistant City Manager by Renaming Building

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

The Ronald E. Jones Municipal Building at 800 Main St. is home to the City&rsquo...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Garland Welcomes New Assistant City Manager

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Phillip “Phil” Urrutia joined 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. 

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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 15, 2022

Resources for Summer Heat-Related Needs

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Kim Nurmi Graduates from Leadership Arts Institute

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

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

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Garland Celebrates Juneteenth

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

City Council District 5 Representative Sworn In

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

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

GP&L Electric Rate Adjustment

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Garland Earns Statewide Awards for Excellence in Communications

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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

The Who&r...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Continues Award Winning Streak

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Garland Announces New Directors

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Spotlight on Garland

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

The Wall That Heals i...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Garland Library Wins Achievement in Excellence Award

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Purchasing Team Earns Excellence Award

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Garland Budget Department Recognized for Excellence

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

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

New Leadership in Office of the City Attorney

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City to Celebrate, Redevelop Former Clinic, Residential Site

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

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

With the ne...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Garland a Best American City for Dog Lovers

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

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

A gathering in Garland's Cypress Cove neighborhood.

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City Attorney Brad Neighbor Retires After 36 Years of Service

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Veteran Presented Keys to Refurbished Home on Veterans Day

Nicole Harris holds the ceremonial key to her Garland home.

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Garland Selects New Managing Director

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

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Audubon Recreation Center Reopening Features $6.1 Million Makeover

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

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

“This o...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Garland Library Goes Fine Free

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

“We want everyone to ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Patty Granville Named 2021 Obelisk Award Honoree

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

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

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Posted on: 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: March 30, 2021

Garland Foodies Recognized with Make Your Mark Award

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

GHFC Donates $50,000 for Winter Storm Relief

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Plant of the Year Award

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

The award will be presented virtually on ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 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: 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

Ricky C. McNeal Appointed to Garland City Council

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Agreement Launches Fresh Approach to North Texas Water Rates

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

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Posted on: 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: 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: 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 13, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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

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

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Posted on: April 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 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

Art Munoz, Garland Animal Services Director

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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

The City received the NA...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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

The animal shelter staff were r...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

COVID-19 Update - Oct. 10

The City of Garland Health Department provides weekly case updates on Mondays. 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 Garl...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

City shares inside look at Downtown Garland Square construction

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If you’ve been wondering what it looks like behind the covered fence surrounding the Downtown Garland Square, here’s a peek from inside the construction site. Remember that while work is being done, businesses on the Square and surrounding blocks are stil...

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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: August 11, 2021

Downtown Development Office Updates Business Community on Construction Timeline

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The Downtown Development Office (DDO) released a virtual presentation detailing the latest updates on the timeline for the Downtown redesign project, meant to inform business and property owners immediately impacted by construction.

This presentation inclu...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Don't Go Tarpless!

Don't Go Tarpless!

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: February 19, 2024

Garland A Longtime Home Like No Other in North Texas

A study released in February based on U.S. Census Bureau information lists Garland as the No. 4 city in the nation in “Cities Where Homeowners Stick." People come to Garland and make it their longtime home far more often than in any other city in Nor...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Garland a Top City for Black Women to Flourish

Garland was rated the sixth-best among all major American cities in a list of The Best Cities for Black Women to Flourish Financially, published by personal finance technology company MoneyGeek.com.

Income, the cost of crime per capita, homeownership and p...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Garland Among Top Locations for Foodies and Young Homebuyers

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Garland ranks 15th in the nation and tops in North Texas among "25 of the Cheapest Foodie Cities to Visit," according to a Jan. 14 story published by personal finance company and online publisher Wealth of Geeks. Four days later, Garland landed ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

IT Client Services Department Earns Awards of Excellence

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Congratulations to the IT Client Services Department for earning two significant accolades from the Help Desk Institute this year!

Earlier this year, the team achieved the HDI Team Certified Award, and recently, the team was awarded the 2023 HDI Team Certi...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Visit Garland Earns Destination Excellence Awards

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Visit Garland’s commitment to showcasing Garland as a hidden gem in the Lone Star State has achieved remarkable success, securing three first-place Destination Excellence Awards from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus.

The aw...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Community Development Department Earns Certificate of Distinction

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Garland’s Community Development Department was recognized by the National Community Development Association (NCDA) with a Certificate of Distinction for its effort in providing a home to an Army veteran on Veterans Day 2021.

The award recognizes ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Garland Budget Department Recognized for Excellence

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

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Purchasing Team Earns Excellence Award

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

Th...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Garland Library Wins Achievement in Excellence Award

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For the 20th consecutive year, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Of the more than 500 public library systems in the state, only 10% rec...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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

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

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Posted on: 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: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Garland a Best American City for Dog Lovers

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

The study of the 153 largest cities in the Un...

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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 departments...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 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: June 28, 2021

Garland Named a Best City to Buy an Affordable Family Home

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Garland ranked No. 4 among Best Cities to Buy an Affordable Family Home in an annual study released in June by financial technology company SmartAsset.

Metrics used in the study included:

  • Property and violent crime rates
  • High school graduation rate
  • Affordabil...
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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 out this month's Make Your ...

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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 to one such young lady in this month’s ...

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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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: December 5, 2022

It's Only A Paper Moon

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Almost all of us today exchange online photographs or “selfies” with classmates, family and friends. But did you know this practice has a long history?

Shortly after the invention of photography in the mid 19th century, tourists began d...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Summer Jobs - Apply Today!

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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: February 21, 2024

Garland Book Review Club

The Garland Book Review Club hosts a book review every month where a professional reviewer presents a book of their choice for the group's entertainment.

Members/guests do not have to have read the book to attend.

Meetings are held every 3rd Monday...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Drumming Roots: Africa's Pulse in Our Family Ties

February 23rd 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Guest speakers, entertainment, and food.

Event Date: February 23rd 2024

Event Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Location: The Atrium, 300 N 5th St. Garland TX 75040

Event Cost: Free

Event Description: Explore the warmth and depth of African family life, where we highlight the traditions,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Garland ISD Black History Celebration 2024

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Event Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Event Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Event Location: The Granville Arts Center Brownlee Auditorium 300 N 5th St, Garland, TX

Event Description: This event is hosted by the Garland ISD Department of Family and Community En...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Moon over Buffalo presented by Company of Rowlett Performers

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Location: Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Tickets: $20Details:Company of Rowlett Performers presents Moon over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig from February 16-25, 2024. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 and Sunday matinees begin ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Reza | Edge of Illusion

Event Date: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Event Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Location: The Granville Arts Center Brownlee Auditorium, 300 N 5th St. Garland TX 75040

Event Cost: $25-$45

Event Description: REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new lev...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

He Heard My Cry Stage Play presented by Rolanda Macharia and Lynda J. with LIFT R&R

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Event Date: 3/2/2024

Event Location: Plaza Theatre - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Times: 1st show at 2:00 PM, 2nd show at 6:00 PM

Event Cost: 1st show - $35.00, 2nd show - $39.00

Event Description: The stage play He Heard My Cry is based off the...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

DeMarcus Bailey's "When The Tables Turn"

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Event Date: 3/3/2024

Event Location: Plaza Theatre - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Time: Doors open at 4:00 PM Showtime at 5:00 PM 

Event Cost: General admission $25, VIP tickets $30

Event Description: Marcus & DeDe have a r...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

En Avant

Event Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Event Time: 3:00 PM

Event Location: The Granville Arts Center Brownlee Auditorium, 300 N 5th St. Garland TX 75040

Event Cost: $15 Tickets go on sale 2/12/2024

Event Description: Dallas Ballet Company presents...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Vandoliers

Event Dates and Times: Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Event Location: -  Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost: $22

Event Description: Vandoliers are a uniquely Texas band, distilling the Lone Star State’s vas...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Beatlegras presented by Garland Cultural Arts

Event Dates and Times: Friday, March 15th, 2024 Showtime at 8:00 PM

Event Location: -  Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost: $27

Event Description: Beatlegras was formed in 2003 by three Dallas studio musicians when Dave W...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Semyon Slepakov

March 22 8PM at the Granville Arts Center Semyon Slepakov NA tour. Man with many instruments eating.

Event Dates and Times: March 22nd 20248:00 PM-10:00 PM

Event Location: Brownlee Auditorium at the Granville Arts Center - 300 N 5th Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost: $89-$179

Event Description: This multi-talented artist is bringing his catchy so...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Rowlett Summer Musicals Spring Showcase

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Event Date: 03/23/2024

Event Location: Plaza Theatre - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Cost: Adults $20 Students $10

Event Description: Join us for a night of amazing entertainment as we feature some...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Follies presented by Garland Civic Theatre

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Location: Small Theatre — Granville Arts Center300 N 5th Street Garland, TX 75040Tickets: $22Details:Garland Civic Theatre presents Follies with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman from March 8-24. Friday and Saturday s...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Ruthie Foster

Event Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2024

Event Location: Plaza Theatre - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Times: Showtime 8:00 PM

Event Cost: $35 to $39

Event Description: 

Ruthie Foster is a four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who mi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

"The Flats: Cradle of a Community" musical drama

Event Date: February 23rd 2024

Event Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Location: The Atrium, 300 N 5th St. Garland TX 75040

Event Cost: $25 adults, $15 students

Event Description: "The Flats: Cradle of a Community" is a musical drama about Garlan...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Farce of Nature presented by Company of Rowlett Performers

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Location: Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Tickets: $20Details:Company of Rowlett Performers presents Farce of Nature by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten from April 12-21, 2024. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Stayin' Alive! Our 70s Flashback

Event Dates and Times: April 25th-28th 2:00 PM-4:45 PMand April 27th 7:00 PM-9:45 PM

Event Location: Brownlee Auditorium at the Granville Arts Center - 300 N 5th Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost:$35-$40

Event Description: The Spectacular Follies ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

The Rocket Man Experience

Elton John Tribute Tom Cridland presents

Event Date: April 30th, 2024

Event Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Event Location: Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost: $40 ($30 seniors / student / discounts)

Event Description: 

The world’s number one El...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Matilda presented by Breitling Performing Arts

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Event Date: 5/10/24

Event Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Event Location: The Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Event Cost: $15 for rows A-F, $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, lap children age 2 and under enter for free

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

You Can't Take It With You presented by Garland Civic Theatre

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Location: Small Theatre — Granville Arts Center300 N 5th Street Garland, TX 75040Tickets: $22Details:Garland Civic Theatre presents You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman from April 26-May 12. Friday and ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Fiddler on the Roof presented by Company of Rowlett Performers

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Location: Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Tickets: $20Details:Company of Rowlett Performers presents Fiddler on the Roof with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick from May 24 - Jun 2, 2024. ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Wagon Wheels West presented by Company of Rowlett Performers

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Location: Plaza Theater - 521 W State Street Garland, TX 75040

Tickets: $20Details:Company of Rowlett Performers presents Wagon Wheels West with book by Tim Kelly and music & lyrics by Bill Francoeur from Jul 19 - 21, 2024. Friday and Saturday...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Granger Annex Open

The front entrance to the Annex building

The Granger Annex has been fully renovated with new floors, fixtures and paint. The facility is equipped with a warming kitchen that includes a refrigerator, freezer and ice maker. Enjoy an 85-inch TV, free Wi-Fi and doors that open to the park with a pat...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Park Water Fountains

All park water fountains have been turned off for the winter months. Plan ahead for your trip to the park by bringing water for you and your furry friends.

Park restrooms may be closed at times due to freezing weather. 

Update 1/25/24: The Downtown...

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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: 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: December 14, 2023

Major Renovation Coming to Historic Garland Bank and Trust Building

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The City of Garland and GroundFloor Development have partnered to renovate and rehabilitate a historic building in Downtown Garland. As part of a larger redevelopment and infill project, GroundFloor will renovate and revitalize this historic building, res...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

New Class-A Industrial Flex Space to Come to Garland

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The City of Garland has partnered with Reserve Capital Partners on a new industrial project. At an estimated $15.6 million investment, the proposed development includes 200,000 square feet of new commercial spec buildings on an 11.5-acre greenfield site.

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

$30 Million Expansion to Double Garland Manufacturer’s Production Capacity

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Zobele USA Inc. and the City of Garland have partnered on a $30 million expansion project. The company produces laundry and fabric care products in Garland, and represents one of the city’s target cluster industries: plastic and chemical production. They ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Expanding Garland Company to Redevelop 10-Acre Property

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The City of Garland and RMR Estate LLC, headed by Mark Russell, have partnered on a 10-acre development project on South Jupiter and West Kingsley roads. The project includes a newly built headquarters and operations center for Russell’s company, Boardwal...

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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 to include ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Garland Welcomes a New Innovative Industry

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Garland has approved a deal with Future Foam, Inc. to renovate and begin operations at 3000 W. Kingsley. With this project, Future Foam will renovate the 341,840 square feet facility and reactivate rail service to the facility.

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Garland Electronics Manufacturer Building New HQ and Operations Facility

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The City of Garland has partnered with Micropac Industries in a major upgrade and expansion project. The company, headquartered and operating in Garland, will be centralizing to a brand new facility.

Located at 1655 State Highway 66, Micropac will have an ...

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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: 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: February 1, 2024

National Old-Growth Forest Network Adds Garland Treasure

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Garland’s Spring Creek Forest Preserve will be the site for a celebration of its induction into the national Old-Growth Forest Network on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Preserve, 1770 Holford Road, is only the second Texas entry into the network that celebrates Am...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Slow Down to Get Around

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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: January 16, 2023

Sign up for the Artist Selection Panel

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We’re looking for members of the Garland community to help with public art initiatives.

As a volunteer, you’ll help provide important feedback in the development of Garland public art projects. We’re especially seeking individ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Trunk -N- Hunt

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We are putting a new spin on the egg hunt.  Visit Audubon Park, Wednesday, March 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. and visit a variety of themed trunks in a hunt for eggs. Games, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, Easter Bunny selfies and fun are waiting for ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Jan. 18 Meeting to Highlight Your Input for Wynn Joyce Park

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The City of Garland will host a public meeting to discuss ideas for improvements for Wynn Joyce Park, 2222 Oates Road. 

The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at South Garland Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Districts 3 and 5 Storm Drainage Open House Tuesday, Nov. 28

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Meet with District 3 Council Member Ed Moore, District 5 Council Member Margaret Lucht and City staff to learn about three drainage improvement projects in the 2019 Bond Program. 

Share your thoughts and ask questions during this come-and-go event...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Canadian Officials Tour Garland, Where Iconic Mountie Hats Are Made

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Did you know that every Royal Canadian Mounted Police hat is made here in Garland? The Mounties are fully aware and on Thursday, Oct. 19, sent one of their own to the Dorfman Milano hat factory in Garland to observe the process firsthand.

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway

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Update: Due to the overwhelming response from the Garland community to the Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway, all trees have been claimed in record time. This year all six varieties of trees were claimed within 30 minutes. Registration is now closed. Thank yo...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Activities for the Whole Family All Day Saturday, Oct. 14

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Excitement fills the air as the Downtown Garland Square comes alive with the vibrant rhythms of live music and fun activities for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Garland Downtown Square Dedication Saturday, Oct. 14

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Amid a full day of fun and festivities to celebrate the grand opening of our reimagined Downtown Square, an extra-special hour of pageantry will formally establish Garland’s newest asset.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, the Square will be dedicat...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

It Came from Texas Film Festival Brings Academy Award Winner Back Home

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Debuting the weekend before Halloween, Garland’s inaugural It Came From Texas Film Festival will celebrate the 49th anniversary of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” with a Garlandite who helped make it happen!

Academy Award-winning film producer and 1965 Garla...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Sixth Annual Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race Saturday, Sept. 23

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The Garland Guzzler is back! That's right, the physically demanding ?? and mentally strenuous ?? race known as the Garland Guzzler 0.5K is back, live and in-person, for its sixth year!

The Guzzler 0.5K will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, S...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Día de los Muertos Wednesday, Nov. 1

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The Dia de los Muertos tradition continues from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Join us in honoring past loved ones at this free event featuring Los Matachines, Mexico 2000, mariachi and ballet folklorico st...

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Posted on: April 22, 2023

Garland and Beyond Space Exhibit May 1 - Sept. 2

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Explore Garland in the space industry through exhibits and artifacts on loan from NASA’S Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

New Public Health Clinic Hours

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The Garland Public Health Clinic has new operating hours. Its doors are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesdays).

If you have questions or concerns, call 972-205-3370 or email PublicHealth@GarlandTX.gov.

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Garland Welcomes New Risk Management Director

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Julie Whiteman joined the City of Garland as Risk Management Director on Feb. 6. She brings more than 18 years of risk management experience within the private and public sectors. Most recently, since 2009 Whiteman served as Director of Risk Management fo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Garland City Council Announces New City Manager

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The Garland City Council has named Judson Rex to serve as City Manager. The appointment was made official during the Council’s Jan. 17 meeting and is effective immediately.

Judson joined Team Garland two years ago as the Assistant City Manager for Planning...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! Take One Last Look at 2022

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2022 was a memorable year for us in the City of Garland. Lots of ground breaking and ribbon-cutting events, activities and new development that make Garland what it is today. Take a look back.

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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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

We introduce you...

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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: 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 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: 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: 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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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.
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Posted on: December 28, 2021

2023 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Now Available Online

Now Online: The 2023 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar

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: 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: February 19, 2024

Garland Grows Wildflowers

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Garland parks are going wild! This spring we are piloting a No Mow Wildflower Medians in a few select medians across town. Wildflower medians were seeded in November with a special blend adapted to provide high performance heavy spring blossoms with minim...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Garland Senior Activity Center Closed

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The Garland Senior Activity Center is closed for renovations.  Most classes are being held at Fields Recreation Center, 1701 Dairy Road. The meal program is available in-person at Fields Recreation Center and Carver Senior Center.  For q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Help with Waste Container Placement

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Do you need assistance with getting your trash and recycling containers placed for weekly pickup?

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Learn About the PAID Program

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Assist your neighbors during difficult times!

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Beware of Scams!!

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Never provide personal or financial information to people who call or email you. If you did not initiate the conversation, do not give out information such as Social Security numbers, credit or debit card numbers, or bank account or routing numbers. If yo...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Results for Stepped Up DWI Enforcement Labor Day Holiday

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Thirty-six (36) arrests and seventy (70) citations issued during the increased Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement period. 

The Garland Police Department stepped up its DWI patrols from Friday August 20 through Monday September 6, 2021, in...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

Man Faces Charges after Fleeing from Police and Causing Fatality Crash

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This afternoon just after 3:30 pm, a Garland Officer stopped a black Honda Accord for a traffic violation in the area of Shiloh Road and Northwest Highway.   The Accord was occupied by three occupants.  During the initial investigation, ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Stepped up DWI Enforcement Labor Day Holiday

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Garland Police will step up Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) patrols starting Friday, August 20 through Monday, September 6, 2021.

The increased DWI patrols are for the Impaired Driver Mobilization (IDM) project.  The project is funded through a TX...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Arrest Made in Triple Murder Investigation Additional Suspects Still at Large

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On August 9, just after 11:00 pm, Garland Police responded to the report of multiple people shot at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of West Kingsley Road.  When officers arrived, they located three males outside of the apartments suffering...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Victims Identified in Triple Murder

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The victims are identified as 17-year-old Bryce Brittain, resident of Lewisville, and 18-year-old Javier Coronado and 40-year-old Jose Martinez, both residents of Garland. 

This remains an active investigation.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Triple Murder Investigation

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Triple Murder Investigation

Last night, August 9, just after 11:00 pm, Garland Police responded to a gunshot wound call in the 1300 block of West Kingsley Road, where multiple people were shot.   The officers located three males outside of the apa...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Suspects Arrested in Capital Murder Investigation

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The two suspects, Kvaughandre Presley and Gabriela Liliana Torres were located and arrested for the murder of Patricia Eifert.  Patricia was murdered inside her daughter’s home on July 27. 

On July 27, just before 7:00 pm, Garland Police ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Warrants Obtained for Suspects in Capital Murder Investigation

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Garland Police have identified the two suspects in the Captial Murder investigation that occurred on July 27. Murder warrants have been issused for 20-year-old Kvaughandre Presley of Dallas and 21-year-old Gabriela Liliana Torres of Garland.  

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Capital Murder Investigation

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On July 27, just before 7:00 pm, Garland Police responded to a gunshot wound call in the 700 block of Briar Way. When officers arrived, they observed a female inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Garland Paramedics responded, and t...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Man Arrested After Shooting Wrecker Driver

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Garland Police arrest a man after allegedly shooting a wrecker driver in the area of the East I-30 Service Road and Peninsula Way.

On July 15, at approximately 9:00 am, Garland Police responded to a residence in the 4900 block of Freeport Drive regarding a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Cookies with Mom

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Call 972-205-3991 or email HRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Healthy Living Program

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 Call 972-205-3991 or email ARC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Pickleball

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



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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Volleyball

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Call 972-205-3090 or email FRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Black History Month Program

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Join the Carver Senior Center for their Annual Black History Program on Friday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. -  Noon at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center.  Call 972-205-3305 or email CSC2@GarlandTX.gov for more information. 

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Skyhawks Cheerleading

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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 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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