Construction on new wayfinding kiosks in Downtown Garland continues, parking may be impacted.
The City of Garland is continuing its recycling program in the midst of market downturns and import bans on recycled materials. The items being place in your blue recycling cart are recycled.
Every spring our water provider temporarily changes their disinfection protocol. The maintenance period this year begins March 4 and will end April 1, 2019.
Former Garland City Council Member B.J. Williams was honored with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) Outstanding Texan Award at the 2019 African American Legislative Summit.
On Feb. 21, the Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department received an award for innovative and effective recreation programming at the 2019 Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) State Conference in El Paso.
Garland has approved an exciting new townhome development in South Garland near the intersection of East Kingsley and Centerville Roads.
Fire Marshal Battalion Chief Mike VanBuskirk received the 2019 Leadership Garland Distinguished Leadership Award from the Garland Chamber of Commerce.
Frequent freezing temperatures are expected during the remainder of the month and into February. Keeping an eye on the weather forecast and protecting your pipes can save you a lot of trouble and unnecessary costs for plumbing repairs.
City of Garland offices, utility customer service, tax office, libraries, recreation centers and senior centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The recycling center, transfer station and C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill will also be closed Jan. 21.
City Manager Bryan Bradford has announced four finalists for the position of Chief of Police.
City of Garland Parks Admin offices, Recreation Centers and Senior Centers will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Atmos Energy began a steel service line replacement project in City Council District 5 on Nov. 15. This work is expected to be completed in February 2019.
Garland Power & Light's communications team was recently recognized with a national award presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The GP&L 2017 Annual Report received an Award of Merit in the Print/Digital Category of the 2018 Excellence in Public Power Communications awards.
The City of Garland’s Wastewater Treatment Department received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Safety Award for 2018.
The City of Garland brought home 10 trophies from the annual statewide Government Programming Awards. The awards were presented at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (TATOA) conference in early November.
Customers may experience a delay in trash and recycling collection service due to the temporary closure of the transfer station.
The Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department received two awards at the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North Region Conference on Oct. 19 in Rockwall.
Garland City Manager Bryan Bradford has announced a significant organizational change. Police Chief Mitch Bates has agreed to accept a new position as Garland’s Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer. This new position will assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City.
Plastipak Packaging, a major producer and supplier of plastic bottles to internationally-branded companies such as Dr. Pepper, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Procter & Gamble, will significantly expand their Garland manufacturing operation later this year.
Garland has approved a deal with Germany’s Kirchhoff Automotive to significantly grow their Garland operations.
Garland has approved a deal with Canada’s Quest Window Systems to open the company’s first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility early next year.
Late last summer, Garland approved a deal with Digital Realty to develop a $1 billion data center campus on a 47.5-acre site located northeast of the intersection of Campbell Road and the President George Bush Turnpike. This week, Garland approved an expansion of the project that will increase Digital Realty’s financial investment by almost $400 million and add 16 acres to the original site.
The City of Garland Budget and Research Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
The City of Garland invites its residents to help #BuildGarland as the City Council prepares for a 2019 Bond Program.
The Garland City Council recognized two award-winning Garland neighborhoods during its July 10 regular meeting.
Three Garland Police officers were honored at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 2018 Dallas County “Take the Wheel” Law Enforcement Awards and Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, June 19, at the La Cima Club in Irving.
If you are a Garland resident who will be in high school in 2018-19, consider applying to serve on the Garland Youth Council!
Garland’s Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received two awards from the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT).
The stunning 1960s-era time capsule is located at 3621 Glenbrook Court and will be featured among seven of the area's most prominent properties on the 2018 White Rock Home Tour.
The Garland Fire Department received its first powered rescue boat, along with six dry suits, courtesy of the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas.
The City of Garland and the Garland Independent School District (GISD) are partnering to prepare our youth to make their career dreams come true.
Many Garland residents have questions about emergency medical care following the closing of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Garland on Feb. 28.
Listeners of KDGE Star 102.1 radio gave kudos to the Garland Police Department for community outreach.
Garland has been selected as the first city in Texas to receive grant funding from the Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit committed to transforming recycling across the United States.
Jan. 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).
Council Member B.J. Williams received Bronze and Silver level certificates at the NLC University’s Continuing Education Awards held on Nov. 15.
The City’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department earned two awards at the 2017 TRAPS North Region Conference held on Nov. 3.
Garland has approved a deal that will result in the development of a $25 million North Garland Medical Center at 7217 Telecom Parkway.
Nutribiotech USA, a Garland-based nutritional supplement manufacturer, will expand their current R&D and production facilities with a $100+ million capital investment.
The City of Garland has approved a $50 million plan with Langford Property Company to redevelop 41 acres, or 37%, of the former Raytheon campus.
Garland has approved a project that will result in the development of two of the latest spec buildings to enter the community’s industrial space market.
Patty Granville, namesake for Garland’s Granville Arts Center, will be recognized during the 2017 DNCT Honors on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Garland Water Utilities has received Peak Performance Awards for its Duck Creek and Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Talent Acquisition Manager Lilly Clarke was recognized by the NAACP Garland Unit for her innovative strategies in talent acquisition and hiring for the City.
For the second time in almost as many years, Garland has secured a massive data center campus project. This billion dollar private capital investment will be developed by California-based Digital Realty.
Don't miss the educational Stop & Learn Sessions at this year's Live Well | Go Green Expo. These free learning sessions will cover a variety of healthy living topics.
The City wrapped up its 2017 Summer Nutrition Program on Aug. 4. Thank you to all who continue to support our fight to end child hunger in Garland.
Three Garland Police officers were honored at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 2017 Dallas County “Take the Wheel” Law Enforcement Awards and Appreciation Luncheon on July 18
Garland City management recently toured the Massimo Motors Headquarters facility with a delegation from Jiangyan City, China.
The CIty of Garland will welcome a delegation from Jiangyan City, China, at Massimo Motors Headquarters on July 24.
Garland City Council has welcomed its newest representative, District 3 Council Member Jerry Nickerson.
The City of Garland’s various communications programs are on the statewide radar for excellence. Garland earned five awards from the 2017 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in early June.
Garland Police has equipped its patrol squad vehicles with 35 new hemorrhage-control kits thanks to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
The Garland Fire Department has once again received the Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award from the American Heart Association.
Garland was named among the country’s top 25 cities to pursue the American Dream in a recent report by SmartAsset.com.
Garland City Council welcomed two new and two returning members during the May 16 Regular Meeting.
During National Police Week, Garland remembers and recognizes our fallen police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Garland won first place in the EarthXPitch: Pollinator Habitat Civic Grant Competition for its project proposal to improve monarch butterfly habitats.
Garland's historic downtown commercial district is now included on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Nicholson Memorial Library System has earned the Achievement of Library Excellence Award.
For more than 20 years, Garland Fair Housing Services has worked to educate residents about fair housing laws and provide community services.
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Garland residents and City employees can now report fraud concerns using an anonymous online reporting form available at GarlandTX.gov.
Garland City Hall has a fresh, new look and a new name.
Fire Captain Justin Dickenstein wrote an article recently published in "Firehouse" magazine.
Downtown Garland is a step closer to inclusion in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
Garland utility customers can help others who need bill payment assistance by donating to the P.A.I.D. Program.
Officer Jones assisted a motorist whose vehicle hood had unlatched while driving, and her actions left a lasting impression.
Garland's Summer Nutrition Program was awarded recognition as a gold-level sponsor of the Excellence in Summer Meals Sponsor Recognition Program.
Garland Code Compliance is accepting applications for its Lawn Care Assistance Program through March 1.
The City of Garland has approved a $35+ million deal that will significantly expand the community’s plastics industrial cluster.
Mayor Douglas Athas and District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams have been appointed to federal advocacy committees for the National League of Cities.
This holiday, please think of our pets by donating items from the Garland Animal Services Wish List.
Garland police officer William Scott Wollett will be featured as a conductor in the GSO Holiday Concert and Sing-Along on Dec. 16.
Garland received the 2016 Excellence in Programming Committee’s Choice Award for “Dramapalooza,” a theater arts program for adults with special needs.
Thanksgiving Day is a time to gather together and give thanks, but it’s also the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. Keep your home, family and friends safe and prevent cooking equipment-related fires by following these tips:
Managing Director Rick Vasquez has been chosen to become Assistant City Manager for the City of Garland. Rick joined the City earlier this year as Managing Director of Development services.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments was awarded a planning grant to help enhance accessibility to 28 DART stations along Blue and Red lines.
Move.org recently named Garland the eighth best city for raising a family, citing its low crime rate and affordability.
Garland Water Utilities Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2015.
Garland brought home 12 trophies from the 15th Annual TATOA Programming Awards on Sept. 20.
The City of Garland is proud to announce the appointment of Kwa heri Harris as Emergency Management Coordinator.
The City of Garland's Summer Nutrition Program completed another successful program year in early August.
Fire Chief Mark Lee began his service with the City Aug. 1 and took the oath of office at his induction ceremony Aug. 26 at Fire Administration.
VPET USA, Inc. has purchased a newly-constructed 167,500 square foot building in Garland's premier industrial district.
A recent study from personal finance outlet WalletHub.com named Garland as the 11th best midsize city for first-time home buyers in the U.S.
The National Weather Service has created a voluntary survey for residents affected by the Dec. 26 tornadoes.
In an effort to detect sanitary sewer line defects, the City of Garland will perform routine smoke tests in targeted neighborhoods beginning in July.
Garland City Council members recognized two Environmental Waste Services (EWS) employees during the Council’s June 21 meeting.
Celebrate restoration and recovery from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26.
The Garland Fire Department has achieved the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental Waste Services (EWS) has resumed trash/recycling collection in the storm damaged area south Garland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters recently honored Garland Fire Department’s Jerry G. Click with its Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award.
South Garland Little League’s Big League team is competing in the 2015 Big League World Series in Easley, SC.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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!
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is now hiring staff for the summer pool season. Lifeguard classes are offered starting on April 23, May 5 and May 12. Apply online today at www.garlandhr.com and call 972-205-2750 to register.