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Posted on: February 19, 2024

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 26, 2019

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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

LeMay referred to completed pr...

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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

City of Garland Closes on Purchase of Key Downtown Property

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Grammy Award Winners Coming to Garland Saturday, Feb. 10

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Winter Preparedness

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

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Update: Streetscapes Work Continues at Seventh and Main

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

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Mistie Gardner Promoted to Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives

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

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Garland Neighborhood Transforms Dead Trees into Sculptures

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Canadian Officials Tour Garland, Where Iconic Mountie Hats Are Made

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

City of Garland to Redevelop Key Downtown Business

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

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

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

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

The Grand Opening day’s schedule is packed with exciting ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Garland Downtown Square Dedication Saturday, Oct. 14

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

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Build Garland Day 2023 is in the Books!

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Día de los Muertos Wednesday, Nov. 1

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Summer Energy-Saving Tips from GP&L

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

  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler.
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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Garland Opens First Splash Pad

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

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

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Signage Unveiled at Ronald E. Jones Municipal Building

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2023

Garland and Beyond Space Exhibit May 1 - Sept. 2

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

New Council Members Take the Oath of Office

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

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Central Library Express Opens Doors

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

City Celebrates Three-Story Mural at Valoris HealthPark

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

New Public Health Clinic Hours

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Garland Welcomes New Risk Management Director

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Winter Preparedness

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

Visit the links below to learn more:

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Garland City Council Announces New City Manager

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

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! Take One Last Look at 2022

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

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Posted on: 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: 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: 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 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: August 5, 2022

Garland Celebrates Shiloh Road Improvements with Dallas County Partners

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Amy Rosenthal Joins City as Cultural Arts Director

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

With the ne...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor's Annual State of the City Address Available Online

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Garland Breaks Ground on Downtown Redevelopment Project

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Garland Selects New Managing Director

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Darrell Cline Named GP&L General Manager and CEO

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Deena Williams Makes Her Mark

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

Garland Brings Home State Awards

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Garland Purchases Land to Help Meet Community Parks Needs

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

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Patty Granville Named 2021 Obelisk Award Honoree

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

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

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Development Partnership Brings New Vitality to Garland’s Medical District

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

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Tyler Shin Makes His Mark

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

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Garland Earns Grant Funding to Support Park Improvements

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Winters Park Additions Enhance Garland Trails Network

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

How Mindy Le Makes Her Mark on Garland

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Inventive “Story Map” Wins National Award

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

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Garland Breaks Ground on New Animal Shelter

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

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

For the past five years, Judson ha...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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

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

“For th...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Garland Unveils New Playground at Central Park

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland Opens New Dog Park

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

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

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

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