Garland has been named as a Playful City USA community because Garland has demonstrated a strong commitment to the cause of play with a defined vision and action plan in collaboration with local partners to promote play opportunities. Garland is working hard to make play a priority.
The City of Garland is accepting applications for an individual to represent the City on the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018. Applications due May 13 at 5 p.m.
Garland firefighters will fan out across the city with boots in hand to raise money for Garland area individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases.
Garland High School’s Chamber Percussion concert will benefit the #GarlandStrong fundraising campaign to support tornado recovery.
The results are in for the fourth annual IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, which ended on March 31. Of the five community size categories, Garland won first place in the mid-size category!
The third annual Garland Heritage Celebration will have fun and entertainment for the entire family, and multiple opportunities to enjoy learning more about Garland’s history.
The Garland Heritage Celebration will have entertainment, food and activities for all ages on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, 2016. But for history buffs, the Celebration will provide a wealth of historic tours in Downtown Garland.
Two days of activities will commemorate important milestones in Garland's history including two opportunities to celebrate the City's 125th birthday!
A new weather radar has been installed to provide lifesaving severe weather data from Garland and Mesquite earlier and more accurately.
On March 10, the City of Garland was recognized as one of Dallas Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers for the third consecutive year.
Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries award.
Take advantage of free health screenings, kids’ activities and more at the Family Voices, Family Choices Diabetes Health Expo on Saturday, March 19.
Commemorate the 2016 Heritage Celebration with a T-shirt featuring the historic Bankhead Highway!
The Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 4.
The State of Texas is collecting damage and insurance information related to the December tornadoes by Feb. 28.
The City of Garland was recognized as an American Heart Association (AHA) Fit-Friendly Worksite for the seventh consecutive year.
WeddingWire has once again named The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center as winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for wedding venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest will host the 23 annual Trout Lily Walking Tour led by Tom Frey.
The City’s Code Compliance and Health departments were recognized by the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) in the January 2016 issue of AAGD’s Rooflines Magazine.
Garland property owners are reminded to have all storm-related debris ready for pickup on the curb or the alley right-of-way by Monday, Feb. 8.
Central Park Playground leveled in preparation for new playground structure to begin construction this spring.
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these and other questions at the SKYWARN severe weather program on Saturday, Feb. 20.
The Garland City Council has approved updated guidelines to the Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant (NVMG) program.
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas was recently named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by APPA’s Board of Directors.
Debris removal from the right-of-way in affected areas is underway. To give removal crews better access to the area, we ask that you keep streets clear of vehicles. If you need assistance in having a vehicle cleared from the right of way, contact City of Garland Code Compliance at 972-485-6400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles are ONLY being towed from right of way at the owners request. There are no “enforcement tows” taking place at this time.
Environmental Waste Services (EWS) has resumed trash/recycling collection in the storm damaged area south Garland.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center at Granger Recreation Center in Garland closed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Organizations there will transition the focus to long-term recover needs and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 12 as a Recovery Assistance Center (RAC).
During their Jan. 5 meeting, the Garland City Council updated City ordinances to address post-disaster fraud and price gouging.
Transportation resources are now available to assist those who need to access the tornado Disaster Resource Center.
The Disaster Resource Center at located at Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W Avenue F, Garland, will be open until Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.
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The City of Garland Planning Department was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for the preparation of the Forest/Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan.
Wesley Kucera is now Managing Director of the City of Garland’s water utilities. This new role will put him in charge of all water and wastewater operations.
The City of Garland has paved the way for construction of 267,000 square feet of new industrial space on Regency Crest Drive.
Mayor Douglas Athas recently honored the City’s Internal Audit Department for receiving the Highest Opinion Authorized by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Garland welcomes new leadership for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, naming Jermel Stevenson as Managing Director over those departments.
Garland's GREAT Homes partnership has earned a 2015 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Garland Animal Services will host a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Garland Animal Shelter.
The Director of Garland Civic Theatre's Clue: The Musical explains the magic of mystery in G.C.T.'s latest production.
Garland Power & Light’s communications team was recently honored with a national award presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The GP&L 2014 Annual Report received an Award of Merit in the Print Category of the 2015 Excellence in Public Power Communications awards, presented at the APPA Customer Connections Conference in October.
The Garland Fire Department has received an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of “1,” the highest rating possible.
The City of Garland Water Utilities was selected by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies to receive the 2014 Gold Peak Performance Awards for both of its wastewater treatment facilities.
Garland Fire Department’s Chief Raymond Knight has recognized Garland police officer Shaun Smith with the Public Safety Herosim Award. Chief Knight described the incident in a letter written to the Garland Police Department.
Garland Power & Light customers will pay less for electricity starting Oct. 1, 2015. With residential customers using an annual average of 1300 kWh per month, consumers will see monthly bills decrease on average from $140.04 to $130.29, for a savings of $9.75 per month or $117 per year.
Take advantage of vaccinations, health screenings and safety information at Garland’s free Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 19.
If you’re looking for a chance to recycle or donate unused goods, be sure to visit Garland’s free Healthy Living Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Curtis Culwell Center.
On Aug. 28, US Army veteran SPC Leo Perez and his family were given the keys to a three-bedroom energy-efficient home that was donated by Bank of America in partnership with Green Extreme Homes and the City of Garland through its GREAT Homes Program.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s 2015 Bankhead Highway Convoy will travel from Washington, DC, to San Diego, CA, and is scheduled to make an overnight stop in Garland on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Garland Civic Theatre presents the chilling tale from the master of suspense, Agatha Christie's "Spider's Web" at the Granville Arts Center - Small Theatre.
The City of Garland is proud to offer the H2O 5K race at this year’s Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 19. The 5K is sponsored by the City of Garland Water and Stormwater Management departments to help educate the public about water conservation and pollution.
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters recently honored Garland Fire Department’s Jerry G. Click with its Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award.
Furry friends are invited for a swim at the 10th Annual Dog-A-Poolooza on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Holford Pool. Cost is $5 per dog (rabies tag or certificate required), and $1 per human. Enjoy unleashed swimming, pet services and supplies, adoptions and more.
South Garland Little League’s Big League team is competing in the 2015 Big League World Series in Easley, SC.
Attention animal lovers! The City of Garland will participate in Clear the Shelters Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. All pet adoption fees will be waived during this time! Adoptions will be held at the Garland Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.
The City of Garland is looking for School Crossing Guards! The public is invited to attend an informational session and onsite interview at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Senior Activity Center, 600 W. Avenue A.
Stephen Sonheim's beloved musical takes the stage at the Granville Arts Center - Small Theatre, as Garland Civic Theatre performs "Into the Woods."
The White Rock Lake Weekly highlights how award-winning New York director, Buff Shurr, made his way to Texas in 1975, and began to direct Garland Summer Musicals' annual productions.
DFW Theater News and Reviews source, John Garcia's The Column, reports that Garland Summer Musicals' "Crazy for You" features performances that "rival any national touring company."
Tickets: GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com or 972-205-2790. "Crazy for You" closes Sunday, July26. This is the final week of performances!
Nancy Churnin, Theater Critic for The Dallas Morning News, praises Garland Summer Musicals' "Crazy for You." Only three performances left! Tickets: GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com or 972-205-2790.
The Granville Arts Center was recently featured on Texas Homes for Sale, one of the top sites for Garland real estate. Check out the article here: Vintage Flicks and Wedding Receptions: the Versatile Venues of the Granville Arts Center.
EAssist, a new app available from the City of Garland, is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests, access news and information, and see other nearby requests in progress.
Garland is a great place for the entire family, including those family members who are not the standard two-legged people-types! Find out more about how Garland's Animal Services Departments grows Garland.
Fireworks are often used to commemorate special events and holidays, however, fireworks are not always safe in the hands of consumers. If you plan to enjoy fireworks this summer, Garland Fire Department reminds you to stay safe by using caution at all times.
The City of Garland brought home four awards from the 2015 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in Houston in June.
FEMA will host Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at various Dallas County locations.
Homeowners, renters and business owners in the City of Garland affected by the recent flooding event on May 29 may now apply for state and federal disaster assistance.
On June 11, 2015, the Garland Health Department (GHD) received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitos collected in the 5700 block of Indian Hills Drive. This is the first confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitos in Garland in 2015.
Due to heavy rains and flooding, the mosquito population is booming in north Texas. The City of Garland Health Department is taking an aggressive approach toward tackling that problem.
Congratulations to Garland Fire Captain David Gott for earning his Structural Collapse Level V certification as an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Specialist from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Texas A&M University System.
The Garland Fire Department has achieved the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) is recognizing the City of Garland’s “Lend a Hand to Grow Garland” activities during National Community Development Week, April 6-11.
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all City of Garland offices, libraries, recreation and senior centers will be closed Monday, May 25. Trash, recycling, brush and bulky items will be collected on their regular Tuesday-Thursday schedules.
The Garland Fire Department would like to congratulate Recruit Class 47 on their graduation from the fire academy. A ceremony was held May 6, and graduates will be attending EMT school or head to the stations to begin their careers. Best of luck to each and every one of you!
Firefighters will be back out on the streets of Garland asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday May 15.
An official swearing-in ceremony is set for Tuesday, May 19, for Mayor Douglas Athas, District 3 City Council Member Stephen Stanley, District 6 City Council Member Lori Dodson, District 7 City Council Member Scott LeMay and District 8 City Council Member/Mayor Pro Tem Jim Cahill.
Garland Animal Services invites residents to volunteer their time and energy to help place homeless animals at the Garland Pet Adoption Center, 813 Main St.
More than 65 employees from 10 City departments came together to help clean up and improve houses in several Garland neighborhoods in celebration of National Community Development Week, April 6-11.
<p>On April 21, Mayor Douglas Athas awarded Reinaldo Zavala with the Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award as an excellent representative of the City of Garland. Zavala's friendly customer service and volunteerism have enhanced the Animal Services Department's ability to engage Garland residents.</p>
WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, has recognized The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center with the WeddingWire Rated™ Silver badge for excellence in wedding venues!
On April 20, 2015 the Garland City Council decided to follow North Texas Municipal Water District's twice a week watering schedule. Garland water customers will be allowed to water their lawns with sprinklers two days a week.
Children ages 7-12 are encouraged to spark their summer creativity by joining Creative Kids at the South Garland Branch Library. The program features a creative skills class each Tuesday from June 9-July 28.
Join the Garland Fair Housing Department for a Community Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 210 Carver Dr. The party will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the City’s Summer Nutrition Program (SNP).
An official City proclamation, a generous donation by a corporate citizen, and a City employee volunteer campaign will mark Garland’s participation in National Community Development Week, April 6-11.
The City of Garland’s Wellness Program was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the sixth year in a row. The program also received the Dallas Business Journal's Healthiest Employer award.
The City of Garland wants to hear from Garland youth about growing a better community, now and for the future! The Garland Youth Council (GYC) will host its annual Garland Teen Talk event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Plaza Theatre.
The Garland City Council wants to hear from the city's youth and invites young people to apply to serve on the Garland Youth Council (GYC). Garland residents who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2015-16 school year are eligible to apply. Application deadline is Friday, May 1.
The City of Garland Purchasing Department has achieved the status of excellence in the procurement field for 17 consecutive years by receiving the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award.
The Mayor and several members of the Garland City Council recently attended the National League of Cities (NLC) conference in Washington, D.C. District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams brought home a special honor from the trip—He earned his Bronze Certificate from the NLC University program.
For the tenth consecutive year, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association presents the award to libraries that have demonstrated service excellence through the attainment of specific service criteria
The City of Garland invites residents and employees to attend the final town hall meeting to present results and recommendations for the Garland Thoroughfare Plan. Join us on Monday, March 30, to see the completed vision for transportation in the Garland community!
Excellence is made at the City of Garland, and that excellence has been sought after to influence another Texas city. The Garland Police Department will soon say farewell to one of its assistant chiefs, who will serve as the new Chief of Police for the McKinney Police Department.
They consider themselves advocates for those who live in Garland’s neighborhoods and strive to work in partnership with commercial property owners to achieve established property standards. The members of Garland’s Code Compliance Department definitely work the front lines to help Grow Garland.
Two Garland firefighters will receive the Texas Fire Chiefs Association’s Valor Award on Feb. 24. Capt. Sid Bolt and Firefighter Shane Walker are being honored following a Nov. 19, 2014 incident during which they rescued a child from a burning home.
Due to an inclement weather statement issued by The National Weather Service, and for the safety of those attending, the Garland Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone their February Luncheon to Monday, March 2. Please note this postponement will also include the State of the City Address.
Planning a business trip or vacation to a major world city? Find out everything you need to know about your destination with A to Z World Travel, a free online resource available to Nicholson Memorial Library System cardholders.
The City of Garland is accepting applications for an individual to represent the City on the Garland Housing Finance Corporation (GHFC) Board of Directors for a six-year term ending August 31, 2020. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to the City Manager’s Office at 200 N. Fifth Street, 4th Floor, Garland, TX 75040 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 5 p.m.
On Jan. 29, the Garland Chamber of Commerce recognized City Manager Bill Dollar, Workforce Engagement & Development Administrator Susan Fair, and Training & Development Coordinator Laura Lozier during the Chamber’s Annual Emerald Tie Banquet.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants to help you prepare for the 2015 severe weather season. To help get you ready, the National Weather Service will offer a free class of the SKYWARN severe weather program on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individuals in need of tax forms can soon find a limited amount of printed forms at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Central Library and South Garland Branch Library. The libraries will offer the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) staffers are sometimes called “professional paranoids,” but their job is to identify, prepare for, respond to and manage recovery from the emergency situations that impact our community. Such preparation is critical for any efforts to Grow Garland so that the City will be ready to conduct business and support the community in response to any crisis.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, City staff presented a status update on the Downtown Redevelopment Project to the Garland City Council.
Children who enjoy crafts are invited to make their own stained glass art with Art Explorers, presented by the Nicholson Memorial Library System. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library, 3319 Edgewood Drive.
Mayor Douglas Athas of Garland, TX, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Ralph E. Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Visitors to Garland City Hall will note some temporary parking changes as construction activities progress. These closures are expected to last for about a month.
The State Comptroller has granted the Platinum Leadership Circle Award to the City of Garland. The designation is awarded to local governments that implement financial transparency reporting in an accessible format that adheres to specific reporting standards.
The partnership between the City of Garland’s GREAT Homes Program and Green Extreme Homes has earned the Audrey Nelson Community Development Award from the National Community Development Association. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2015.
To better serve Garland residents, the City has developed a partnership with Richland College to provide training to City employees that will help increase efficiencies, enhance work skills, and improve customer service.
The City of Garland is adding four new trophies to its collection from the annual statewide Government Programming Awards. The awards were presented at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (TATOA) conference in early November.
For the second year in a row, the City of Garland received national recognition as one of the top 10 safest cities. According to Law Street Media, Garland is ranked ninth in the “Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000” in the United States.
The November/December edition of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online. This edition contains special information on Garland’s Christmas on the Square event, as well as flood safety information for property owners. Check it out!