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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Water Distribution Continues Friday & Saturday

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Garland is known for its strong sense of community, which always comes through during difficult times. The City of Garland’s Library staff, in partnership with local churches, businesses, nonprofits and other volunteers have been distributing bo...

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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: December 31, 2020

Garland Health Department Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List

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The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phase 1A and Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available. 

Phase 1A includes frontline health care workers such as firefighters, EMTs, school nurses and long-...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Inventive “Story Map” Wins National Award

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

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Emergency Home Repair Resources

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

More resources here.

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

Garland City Council Members celebrate improvements at Rick Oden Park.

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

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Goes Digital

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

You can still enjoy the cal...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Garland Breaks Ground on New Animal Shelter

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

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Ricky C. McNeal Appointed to Garland City Council

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Get Your Flu Shot at Garland Public Health Clinic

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

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

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Temporary Parklet Program

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

Emergency Alert Update

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Nov. 3 City Election Update

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Garland City Press Now Available Online

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

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Experience

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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

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

“For th...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City Unveils Mural in Ablon Park

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Garland Unveils New Playground at Central Park

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland Opens New Dog Park

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

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Garland Goodness

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 - City Service Updates

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Garland City Council Postpones May 2 Election

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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

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

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

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Posted on: 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: December 5, 2019

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Replaced at Winters Park

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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

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

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