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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.

Grow + Acorns,...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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

The City received the NA...

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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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