News Archive

Garland to Present Wayfinding Program
August 22, 2014  The City of Garland Planning and Community Development Department is developing a wayfinding program to better direct visitors and residents to key public destinations within Garland.
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Great Ideas Made Here!
August 18, 2014  Garland’s award-winning Residential Idea Book has spun off a sequel. The Efficiency Idea Book helps Garland residents improve water and energy efficiency within their homes. The book includes do-it-yourself projects, family activities and much more.
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City Council Recognizes Neighborhood Service
June 12, 2014  Garland City Council awarded Donna Fields the 2013 Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award. Mayor Douglas Athas, on behalf of the City Council, recognized Fields for going “above and beyond” the expectations and duties of her position as plans examiner in the Building Inspections Department.
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Join the DIY Garland Revolution!
January 23, 2014  Become an active participant in the well-being of Garland’s neighborhoods and the community’s success.
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Garland Neighborhood Summit Offers Great Workshops!
October 15, 2013  Garland’s 2013 Neighborhood Summit invites residents, civic leaders, revitalization practitioners and others to address the issues affecting neighborhood health and stability with a variety of workshops and speakers.
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Neighborhood Summit Announces Keynote Speaker
September 24, 2013  Garland’s 2013 Neighborhood Summit will give those who live and work in Garland a chance to share their ideas about what makes this city loveable.
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Garland Announces Plans for Annual Neighborhood Summit
September 6, 2013  Mark your calendars for Garland’s 2013 Neighborhood Summit, Oct. 26: Rethink Community.
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Garland Announces Plans for Annual Neighborhood Summit
August 6, 2013  Mark your calendars for Garland’s 2013 Neighborhood Summit, Oct. 26: Rethink Community.
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Centerville Marketplace Strategy Open House
April 2, 2013  Share your thoughts and ideas about the current conditions and future possibilities of Garland's Centerville Marketplace area at a public open house on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

2013 Consolidated Grant Process
March 11, 2013  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 01/21/2013
The City of Garland relies on citizen input to decide what the specific goals, projects, and priorities should be for the upcoming grant year.

The Pain in Your Back
March 6, 2013  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 03/04/2013
Is your lifestyle raising the risk for back problems?

Vehicle Burglary Prevention
March 6, 2013  Neighborhood Publication Date 03/04/2013
How to reduce your chance of becoming a vehicle burglary victim.

Citizen's Fire Academy
March 6, 2013  Neighborhood Chatter Publication 01/02/2013
Garland Fire Department provides an opportunity for citizens to participate in a program intended to promote a greater understanding of the department's mission, responsibilities, and activities.


Replenshing Your Leadership Bucket
January 31, 2013  Neighborhood Publication Date 1/24/2013
Like most essential things in life, creating and sustaining a vital neighborhood takes work.

A Vital Neighborhood is A Healthy Neighborhood
January 15, 2013  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 12/10/2010

How is Your Fence Holding Up?
January 15, 2013  Neighborhood Publication Date 05/16/2011
Did you know that fences are required to be maintained and kept in good repair?

Garland Police Department Lockbox Program
January 15, 2013  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 12/10/2012
The Garland Police Department offers several free programs that the public might not be aware of.

Garland Police Department Holiday Safety Tips
December 26, 2012  Neighborhood Publication Date 12/10/2012
Safety tips to consider during the holiday season.

Winterizing Your Home
December 11, 2012  Winterizing Your Home

10 Ways to Become a Better Listener
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 4/19/2010
Being a good listener can transform relationships and improve the quality of life.


The Good Neighbor Commandments
December 7, 2012  13 examples on how to continue to be a Good Neighbor
Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 04/19/2010


Leadership Matters
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/03/2010
Being an officer, block captain, committee chair, or part of a board means more than attending meetings.

A Sign Bounty Program
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/02/2010
In an effort to rid the City of Garland of illegal signs, the Code Compliance Department introduced the innovative I-Sign program.

What is Your Leadership Philosophy?
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/17/2010
How leaders think is critical to how they lead and ultimately determines their effectiveness.

Discovering Your Leadership Style
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/31/2010
Defining your leadership traits and style.

Heat Safety Tips
December 7, 2012  Tips on how to stay cool and safe in the summer heat.
Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 06/28/2010


Completing an Asset Inventory
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 06/28/2010
The greatest assest in neighborhoods are people.

The Neighborhood Police Officer Unit
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 07/12/2010
The City of Garland's community policing program, the Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) Unit is comprised of 16 officers and covers the entire City.

City of Garland Establishes Railroad Quiet Zone
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 07/21/2010
Railroad quiet zones are federally approved groups of railroad crossings at which train horns are not routinely sounded.

City of Garland Information-Easy Access
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 07/26/2010
An overview of the tools citizens can readily access news and information regarding the City.

Community Building Activities
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 11/11/2010

Many community building activities increase social capital in communities.

Define, Expect, Cultivate, and Reward
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 01/19/2011
The values that support a neighborhood's quality of life and a positive image are simple and obvious, and don't require money.

Staying Safe During Severe Weather Season
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 01/22/2011
Spring is severe weather season for North Texas and during this time Garland is prone to more severe weather.

Where There is No Vision...
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/16/2011
What happens in neighborhoods where there is no vision for the kind of community stakeholders want to experience?

Protect Your Pet
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 06/27/2011
Basic steps to keeping your pet happy, safe, and healthy.

Don't Become a Summer Heat Statistic
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 7/06/2011
Tips on how to stay cool and hydrated to prevent heat illnesses and injuries such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

City of Garland Drop-Off Recycling Center
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 7/21/2011
Recycling locations for old electronics, paint and/or pesticides.

Family Disaster Supplies Kit
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 08/27/2011
Individuals and families cope best by preparing for a disaster before it strikes.

Garage Sale Tips
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 05/08/2012
The Code Compliance Department has provided these points for Garland residents to remember when holding a garage sale.

Expanded Curbside Recycling Program
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 06/22/2012
Recycling in Garland is easier than ever with the new single stream program.


Handicap Parking Enforcement Stepped-Up by Volunteer Program
December 7, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 12/07/2012
The Garland Police Department now has the assistance of volunteer citizens for handicap parking enforcement.

Garland Fire Department Holiday Safety Recommendations
December 3, 2012  Neighborhood Chatter Publication Date 11/12/2012
According to the National Fire Protectin Association, more cooking fires occur in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year.


Garland Hosts 10th Annual Neighborhood Summit
October 22, 2012  Garland is proud to host the 10th edition of its annual Neighborhood Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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Garland to Host Neighborhood Story Contest
April 25, 2012  As part of the 10th Annual Neighborhood Summit Celebration, the City of Garland will host a Neighborhood Story Contest.
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Tree-Pruning in August
October 20, 2011 

Oncor Electric Delivery's contractor plans to prune trees in Garland during August along main feeders and multi-phase lines. Residents affected will be notified 3-5 days prior to the trimming by means of a door hanger.



Great Neighborhood Ideas
October 20, 2011 

Garland neighborhoods are increasing social capital with great programs, projects, and events.

Share your great neighborhood ideas. Send project or activity information to Felisa Conner.



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