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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: 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 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 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

A Garland Christmas at Firewheel

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The City of Garland has temporarily moved the traditional Christmas on the Square to Firewheel Town Center for what we are calling "A Garland Christmas at Firewheel."

The 2021 A Garland Christmas at Firewheel tree lighting ceremony will be an in-...

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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 20, 2021

Upcoming Holiday Events

Check out all the upcoming fall activities in Garland at VisitGarlandTX.com. There's something for everyone!

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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: October 20, 2021

2021 Annual Neighborhood Summit

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Invest half a day to make a lasting impact in your neighborhood! The annual free tri-city neighborhood conference, hosted in partnership with the Cities of Rowlett, Garland and Plano, will take place from  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturda...
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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 25, 2021

Cultural Arts Director Patty Granville Retires

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Patty Granville has long been credited as the driving force behind the success of the cultural arts program in Garland. The performing arts building was renamed in her honor in 2003.

As Granville retired in late August after more than 39 years with the Cit...

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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 13, 2021

Assistant City Manager John Baker Retires

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In more than six years as Assistant City Manager, John Baker saw some of Garland’s most vital departments through some of the City’s biggest challenges.

An engineer by trade, Baker wound up making sure water flowed to homes after natura...

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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: July 23, 2021

Ayako Schuster Named Garland’s Economic Development Director

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The City of Garland has named Ayako Schuster to lead the City’s Economic Development Department, focusing on bringing new development and fresh redevelopment partnerships to the community.

Ayako’s career in economic development began in...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Garland Welcomes New Cultural Arts Director

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David Fisher joined the City of Garland as Cultural Arts Director on July 5.

David has served as an arts administrator and artist in North Texas for nearly 30 years. He began his Texas career at the Dallas Children’s Theater, served as the Execut...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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

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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.

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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: April 20, 2021

Housing Choice Voucher Applications Open June 9

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The Garland Housing Agency will open applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program at 5 p.m. June 9. Full details on the GHA webpage.

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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: March 3, 2021

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

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The Garland City Council has approved 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 meeting and ...

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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: 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: 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 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, Phase 1B and K-12 teachers, daycare and preschool workers for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available. 

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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.

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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 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: April 30, 2021

The Latest Issue of the Garland City Press Is Online

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

In this issue, learn about Garland's new trails and bikeways, find out the latest on bond program projects, get updates on road projects and...

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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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