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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.

The segment of State Street between Fift...

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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

Build Garland Update - Garland City Press, March 2022

See the bond program updates published in the March 2022 Garland City Press

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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: 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. 

With the ne...

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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

Garland City Council Members celebrate improvements at Rick Oden Park.

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

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

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Posted on: February 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: November 17, 2022

Cease the Grease this Holiday Season

This program asks Garland residents to recycle their holiday cooking grease instead of pouring it down the drain. You can drop off your grease and oil for free at the Garland Recycling Drop-Off Center, 1426 Commerce St., through Monday, Jan. 9. Learn more...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: 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: 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: October 28, 2022

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Upcoming Fall Events and Activities

From scavenger hunts to spooky Halloween fun, there's something for everyone! Check out all the upcoming activities in Garland at VisitGarlandTX.com.

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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

Public Health Notice - Rabid Bat Confirmed

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

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Posted on: September 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 1, 2022

Connect with Your City - Take Our Survey

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

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

Complete the Garland Communications ...

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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.

The segment of State Street between Fift...

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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: May 27, 2022

Band Together Concert Series

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Garland Celebrates Shiloh Road Improvements with Dallas County Partners

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

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Remember to Observe School Zones

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

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

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

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

Saturday, Sept. 17

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dallas College - Garland Center

675 W. Walnut St.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

GHFC Applications Due Friday, Aug. 12

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

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit Comes to Garland

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

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

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Water Conservation Is Important Amid Persistent Drought Conditions

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Garland Public Health Clinic Offers Back-to-School Vaccinations

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

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Resources for Summer Heat-Related Needs

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Kim Nurmi Graduates from Leadership Arts Institute

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

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

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Garland Celebrates Juneteenth

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

City Council District 5 Representative Sworn In

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

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

GP&L Electric Rate Adjustment

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Summer Energy-Saving Tips from GP&L

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

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

Summer Nutrition Program: Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Garland Earns Statewide Awards for Excellence in Communications

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Paper Shredding Event Saturday, June 25

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Select GP&L’s Green Choice Power Plan

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

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Garland Proudly Hosts Inaugural Juneteenth Event

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

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

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Continues Award Winning Streak

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Garland Announces New Directors

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

May 7 Local Election

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Spotlight on Garland

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

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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: October 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

New Leadership in Office of the City Attorney

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City to Celebrate, Redevelop Former Clinic, Residential Site

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

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

With the ne...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Downtown Businesses Need You Now as Garland Builds its Future

Construction has started on Main Street in Downtown Garland.

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Come Celebrate Build Garland Day, Friday, Feb. 11

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

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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

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

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

How You Can Prepare for Power Outages

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Garland a Best American City for Dog Lovers

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

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City Attorney Brad Neighbor Retires After 36 Years of Service

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Veteran Presented Keys to Refurbished Home on Veterans Day

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: November 16, 2021

Senior Activity Center Construction

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Turning Trash to Treasure

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

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

Downtown Garland Scavenger Hunt

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Learn about local history while supporting Downtown Garland businesses!

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Garland Selects New Managing Director

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

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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

Groundbreaking on the construction will take pla...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Growing Garland Development Update

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Audubon Recreation Center Reopening Features $6.1 Million Makeover

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

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

“This o...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Garland Library Goes Fine Free

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

“We want everyone to ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Join Team Downtown

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Budget Work Session Moves to Zoom

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Patty Granville Named 2021 Obelisk Award Honoree

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Utility Customer Service Resumes Non-Pay Disconnects

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Conservation Tips to Save Resources and Money

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

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

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Ramp from Eastbound I-30 to Bush Turnpike closes Overnight

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The ramp from eastbound Interstate 30 to the President George Bush Tollway will close at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, and reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Drivers on I-30 will take the Zion Road exit to enter the turnpike. The closure is needed for paint re...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Garland Earns Grant Funding to Support Park Improvements

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Stay Weather Aware

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Temporary Disaster Exemption Available Following Winter Storm

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Garland Foodies Recognized with Make Your Mark Award

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

GHFC Donates $50,000 for Winter Storm Relief

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Contact Environmental Waste Services with Garland eAssist

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Earns Plant of the Year Award

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

The award will be presented virtually on ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Subscribe to Street Talk to Stay Updated on Street Projects

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Goes Digital

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

You can still enjoy the cal...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

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

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Emergency Alert Update

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Temporary Parklet Program

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

Ricky C. McNeal Appointed to Garland City Council

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Agreement Launches Fresh Approach to North Texas Water Rates

Mayor LeMay signs new NTMWD agreement.

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Protect Your Pipes and Plumbing in Freezing Temperatures

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Rental, Mortgage Assistance Available

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Garland Awarded 2020 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot at Garland Public Health Clinic

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

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

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Garland Achieves National Awards for Excellence

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Sidewalk Repair Incentive Program

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

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

DART Requests Resident Feedback

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

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

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garland Earns Excellent Bond Ratings

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

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Follows State Guidelines in Phased Reopening

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

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

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

DART Collects Comments on Planned Service Changes

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

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

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

Garland Goodness

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Garland eAssist – Your Shortcut to City Services

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Power Out? Text GP&L!

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

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

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

Public Utility Commission to Review Water Rates

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

The Cities of Garland, M...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Library to Offer GED and ESL Classes

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

We are in the process...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

Art Munoz, Garland Animal Services Director

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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

The City received the NA...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Municipal Judges Sworn In

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree

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

Much of the money...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Water Meter Replacement Project Begins

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

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Garland Storm Recovery Continues

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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

The animal shelter staff were r...

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News Flash

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!

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Want to Learn More About Garland's Recycling Program?

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

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Garland Recycling Program

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

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Posted on: 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: November 15, 2022

Dallas Ballet Company presents "The Nutcracker"

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Dallas Ballet Company presents the holiday classic "The Nutcracker". This annual tradition has performed this beautiful ballet to sold-out audiences for the past 35 year with professional guest artists from internationally renowned companies. Wi...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Garland Quilt Guild Exhibit

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Enjoy a free quilt exhibit featuring expert stitchwork and pattern-making from the Garland Quilt Guild. Open now through Dec. 11 

Admission: free and open to the public. 

The Granville Arts Center Gallery Space is open Monday-Friday, 10 a....

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Company of Rowlett Performers presents A Christmas Carol

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In this adaptation of Dickens's novel, Jacob Marley is the guiding spirit to Ebenezer Scrooge's change of heart. Full of fun, thrills, and heart, this version helps audiences see this oft-adapted classic through a fresh approach.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Christmas in México presented by México 2000 Ballet Folklórico

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For the 20th consecutive year, México 2000 Ballet Folklórico under the direction of Mary and Alex Palencia will be presenting the play "Christmas in México” or “Navidad en México” a Pastorela-Dance. 

This choreographic montage, with more than...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

México 2000 Ballet Folklórico presenta: “Navidad en México”

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Durante 20 años consecutivos, México 2000 Ballet Folklórico bajo la dirección de Mary y Alex Palencia presentará la obra "Navidad en México" o "Navidad en México&q...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Hope In The Heartland-The Musical presented by The Master's Music Company

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Hope In The Heartland is a Broadway Style-Bluegrass Musical set during the Great Depression. It's fun, fast-paced, and inspirational. Think "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" meets "It's A Wonderful Life!" Hope In The Heart...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

A NIGHT OF SOUL presented by Red Warriors Basketball Youth Mentorship

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With Travel pack music they have dedicated their time to help fundraise money in the fashion of youth education. Red Warriors Basketball Elite youth mentorship gives away up to $3,000 a year in form of scholarships to colleges throughout the U.S. With you...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

The Wizard of Oz presented by Breitling Performing Arts

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Presenting, a live performance of The Wizard of Oz, this January. Please join us and support our performing arts and after-school program that helps local children learn valuable life skills and confidence. 

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Music That Grows on You presented by Garland Symphony Orchestra

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Titled "Music That Grows on You", the Garland Symphony Orchestra's 2022-2023 concert season will highlight music inspired by nature’s flora – plants, trees, and flowers. Featuring works such as Smetana’s &a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Celebrating 40 Years of the Arts!

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The City of Garland has a rich cultural history dating back to its origins in the late 1800's. Since 1980's, the Granville Arts Center and Plaza Theatre in Garland's historic downtown have anchored and expanded arts offerings in the city. These performanc...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Holiday Shows for All

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There's something for everyone on your list at the Granville Arts Center and Plaza Theatre this holiday season.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Garland Dog Park - Closed Due To Weather

Updated 12/9/2022: The dog park will continue to be closed until further notice due to inclement weather conditions.

*Updates will be made here on our website, GarlandParks.com.

 For questions, please call 972-205-2750 or email parksandrec...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Two Centers Closing for Renovations

Hollabaugh Recreation Center closing Aug. 26 and Holford Recreation Center closing Sept. 30

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Under construction:

  • Hollabaugh Recreation Center - Closing to the public beginning - August 26
  • Holford Recreation Center - Closing to the public beginning - September 30

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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: October 11, 2021

The all-new Body Shop at Audubon Recreation Center

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

New Playgrounds Open Now!

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Play at these new playgrounds today!

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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.

Future Foam’s newest operati...

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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: November 22, 2022

Downtown Garland for Christmas

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

Plus, make sure to check out the festively decorated storefronts all season long. Vote for your favorite ...

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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: November 9, 2022

Fun Holiday Events

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Plaza Movie classic: "A Christmas Story"  

 Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St., Downtown Garland

The City of Garland Cultural Arts Dept. presents a FREE showing of this 1983 classic starring Peter Bill...

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Sweetheart Dance - A Daddy/Daughter Disco Ball

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We cordially invite you to attend the Disco Ball Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 3, 2023 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, in Downtown Garland, 300 North Fifth Street. Dads, granddads, and uncles experience a magical evening with your little sweetheart...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Toy Drives Spread Holiday Cheer

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Surprising the Family with a Pet?

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

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

Holiday Storefront Contest

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

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Downtown Garland for Christmas

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

Plus, make sure to check out the festive decorated storefronts all season long. Vote for your favorite fr...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Free Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Connect with Your City - Take Our Survey

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

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

Complete the Garland Communications ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Garland Welcomes New Assistant City Manager

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

Most recently, Urr...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Band Together Concert Series

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Summer Energy-Saving Tips from GP&L

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

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6% to 8%.
  • Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters will make your s...
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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Amy Rosenthal Joins City as Cultural Arts Director

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

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit Comes to Garland

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

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

May 7 Local Election

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

Final unofficial results are as follows:

District 2

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Make Your Mark as a Student Ambassador

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Calling all students at least 16 years of age! The City of Garland is accepting applications for the 2022 Student Ambassadors program through Friday, March 18.
During the eight-week paid internship program, students will gain meaningful work experience, ob...
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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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: January 6, 2022

Mayor's Annual State of the City Address Available Online

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Make Your Mark on Garland's New Animal Shelter

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

Winter Preparedness

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

Visit the links below to learn more:

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Turning Trash to Treasure

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

We know recycling pays off in more ways than one, but did you know your trash does too? The City of Garland has partnered with a company that turns your waste into energy.
City officials and residents recently had the chance to tour the new processing plan...
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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Garland Selects New Managing Director

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

COVID-19 - Vaccine Information and Availability

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

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

Darrell Cline Named GP&L General Manager and CEO

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Get Your Flu Shot at Garland Public Health Clinic

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

The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive, has received its first shipment of vaccine for the 2021-22 flu season.

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Deena Williams Makes Her Mark

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

Garland Brings Home State Awards

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Garland Purchases Land to Help Meet Community Parks Needs

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

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Patty Granville Named 2021 Obelisk Award Honoree

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

The Obelisk Award honors businesses, nonprofits and individuals for th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Development Partnership Brings New Vitality to Garland’s Medical District

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

GP&L Winter Storm Update

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Tyler Shin Makes His Mark

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

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Conservation Tips to Save Resources and Money

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

  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool.
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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: November 30, 2020

Rental, Mortgage Assistance Available

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

Visit our Recovery Resources page to find out more. 

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Inventive “Story Map” Wins National Award

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

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Garland Breaks Ground on New Animal Shelter

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

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

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Temporary Parklet Program

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The City of Garland has enacted the Temporary Parklet Program to provide businesses the option to employ the parklet concept in the right-of-way as a means to expand their service area and mitigate the COVID-19 seating capacity limits. 
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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Emergency Alert Update

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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

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

“For th...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City Unveils Mural in Ablon Park

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Garland Unveils New Playground at Central Park

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland Opens New Dog Park

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

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: December 18, 2019

Waste Placement Guidelines

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  • Please leave at least 4 feet of space between items for collection, including green trash carts, blue recycling carts, and brush and bulky goods.
  • Avoid placing waste near the mailbox, electrical and cable boxes, phone pedestals, sprinkler heads, overhangin...
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Posted on: December 28, 2021

2022 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Now Available Online

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We've gone digital! 

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

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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.

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Mavis Staples presented by Garland Cultural Arts

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Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blue...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

The Peking Acrobats presented by Garland Cultural Arts

11 Peking Acrobats all balancing on one unicycle during their performance.

The Peking Acrobats have astounded audiences with their daring maneuvers and high-tech special effects touring the world for the past 30 years.   Featuring dazzling acrobats and daredevil stunts, The Peking Acrobats offer an evening of thrilling...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Dallas Ballet Company presents "The Nutcracker"

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Dallas Ballet Company presents the holiday classic "The Nutcracker". This annual tradition has performed this beautiful ballet to sold-out audiences for the past 35 year with professional guest artists from internationally renowned companies. Wi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Movies at The Plaza Theatre

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Every month, moviegoers enjoy classics or cult favorites at The Plaza Theatre. See your favorite films on the big screen with series presented by the Downtown Garland Business Association or the City of Garland's Cultural Arts department.

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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: 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: 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: December 1, 2022

GAFF Fencing & Sword Fighting

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This Holford class is meeting at Bradfield Recreation Center while Holford is closed for renovations. Call 972-205-2772 or email HRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Bradfield Holiday Camp

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

FYI Basketball Holiday Camp

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

STAAR Test Prep - Reading

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Kung Fu Beginner

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This Hollabaugh class is now meeting at Fields Recreation Center while Hollabaugh is closed for renovations. Call 972-205-3090 or email HHRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Lights on the Lake

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Performance of the Nutcracker

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Head to the Granville Arts Center on December 9, 2022 to see a performance of the Nutcracker. Meet at Carver Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.  Ages 55 and up. No charge. Call 972-205-3305 or email SAC@GarlandTX.gov for more information. Register throug...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Costa Rica Trip

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Travel to beautiful Costa Rica with the Garland Senior Center. Visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1102862 for trip details. Call 972-205-2769 or email the Senior Activity Center 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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