News Archive

Using Tax Dollars Efficiently
July 3, 2014  The City of Garland organization provides a wide range of services ranging from Animal Services to Water Utilities, employing 2,000 people. The City’s Purchasing and Warehouse Departments make sure all of these departments are able to affordably and legally procure the materials and services they need to operate.
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Garland Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month this July
June 26, 2014  The City of Garland challenges everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation centers during National Park and Recreation Month.
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City Wins State Awards for Publications and Website
June 25, 2014  The Public & Media Relations Department won the first-place TAMI Award for Internal Communications for its employee newsletter and weekly employee email at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in Richardson.
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Garland wins Google's Get Your Busines Online City Challenge
June 25, 2014  Garland was one of three cities recognized during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Dallas this week as winners of Google’s Get Your Business Online City Challenge.
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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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Excellence Made Here: Quality of Life
May 9, 2014  A great city is more than public safety and infrastructure – quality of life also is important to a city’s success. Garland is proud to provide excellent recreational and cultural services for its residents and visitors through its award-winning Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.
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Garland Welcomes Special Visitor
April 12, 2014  U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, comes to the City of Garland on Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. for a special news conference concerning the ongoing IH-635 East project, a key priority for the DFW Metroplex and the State of Texas.
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Garland's Emergency Management Coordinator Earns Certification
March 28, 2014  Garland Emergency Management Coordinator, Mollie Gilmore Rivas, was one of 75 candidates who were approved by the North American Application Review Commission during the February 20-22, 2014 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) credential.
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Summer Nutrition Program Receives Best Practice Recognition
March 7, 2014  The City of Garland Summer Nutrition Program was recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for its “Innovate Collaboration and Site Enrichment” in the provision of summer meals to children.
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Excellence Made Here - Vital Neighborhoods
March 7, 2014  The March issue of the Garland City Press includes a special feature about the City of Garland's commitment to strengthening its neighborhoods. Check out this edition of "Excellence Made Here."
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Garland Continues Leadership Tradition on National Committee
March 5, 2014  Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and Mayor Pro Tem Lori Barnett Dodson have been appointed to key leadership roles by the National League of Cities.
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Garland Arts Website Earns Award
February 27, 2014  The Granville Arts Center is adding another award to its trophy case. The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) presented Arts Center representatives with the Best Web Site Award on Feb. 21 in Corpus Christi.
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Mayor Athas Delivers State of the City Address
February 25, 2014 

Mayor Douglas Athas presented his first State of the City Address during the Garland Chamber of Commerce's February luncheon. Watch his presentation on CGTV or online.


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The Atrium Earns Choice Awards Honor
February 20, 2014  WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace named The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014 for wedding venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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Excellence Made Here - Top 10 Safest Cities
February 14, 2014  Each issue of the Garland City Press will feature an example of the excellence and innovation that is part of Garland. This feature explains what makes Garland one of the top 10 safest cities in the United States.
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Excellence Made Here - Firewheel Golf
February 14, 2014  Each issue of the Garland City Press will feature an example of the excellence and innovation that is part of Garland. The January issue celebrated Firewheel Golf Park and its growing reputation among golf enthusiasts.
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City of Garland Recognized with Fit-Friendly Award
February 10, 2014  The City of Garland has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite.
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Garland Maintains Positive Bond Ratings
January 24, 2014  The bond ratings companies, Fitch and Standard & Poor, have reaffirmed the City’s General Obligation Bond ratings.
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Garland Idea Book Continues to Earn Accolades!
January 9, 2014  The City of Garland’s Residential Idea Book has been recognized as a 2013 Urban Design Award winner by the Greater Dallas Planning Council.
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Council Member Earns National Appointment
January 6, 2014  Garland City Council Member Stephen W. Stanley (District 3) has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee.
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Garland Officials to Lead Statewide Organizations
December 26, 2013  Two Garland health officials have been recently elected to lead statewide associations.
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Garland Among the Safest Cities
December 2, 2013  Law Street ranks the City of Garland as one of the nation's safest cities.
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The Garland Residential Idea Book: Inspiration for Homeowners
November 4, 2013  The City of Garland's Residential Idea Book is available online. This award-winning book is a collection of inspirational ideas and best practices for homeowners who want to improve and invest in their single-family homes.
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Garland Video Wins Statewide Award
November 1, 2013  The City of Garland's "Fight the Bite" video was recognized with a First Place trophy from the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (TATOA).
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City Celebrates Planning Awards
October 30, 2013  The City of Garland’s Planning & Community Development Department has received two statewide awards.
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Garland Lifeguard Earns "Golden" Designation
September 4, 2013  A City of Garland lifeguard has earned the title "Golden Guard" following a recent safety audit.
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Garland's Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Gold Award
August 21, 2013  Garland Water Utilities received a Gold Peak Performance Award for the outstanding compliance records of its wastewater treatment plan.
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Keep Garland Beautiful Recognized as Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful
July 16, 2013  Keep Texas Beautiful has named Keep Garland Beautiful a Silver Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just a handful of KTB’s more than 360 affiliates in 2013.
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Christmas on the Square Wins Statewide Recognition
June 17, 2013  The City of Garland’s annual Christmas on the Square event earned the Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO).
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Garland Neighborhood Program Wins National Award
May 30, 2013  Neighborhoods, USA named the Garland Neighborhood Management Academy (GNMA) the Best Neighborhood Program of 2013 during last week's 38th annual NUSA conference in Minneapolis.
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Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award
May 16, 2013  The Garland City Council recognized Felisa Conner as the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award for her contribution to neighborhood improvement in Garland.
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Garland Director Receives National Recognition
May 8, 2013  Garland HR Services Director Rick French receives the State and Local Benefits Association Lifetime Achievement Award from Louisiana Deputy Under-secretary of state Hubert Lincecum.
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Garland Health Official Receives State Award
April 11, 2013  The Texas Public Health Association has recognized Garland's public health administrator with a prestigious award.
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Garland Power & Light Recognized for Reliability
March 29, 2013  Garland Power & Light is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®)1 recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
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Central Park Designated as a Legacy Park
March 28, 2013  The City of Garland’s Central Park was designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Park Society at their annual state conference.
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Department Wins State Awards
March 27, 2013  The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department (PRCAD) was honored with 2 awards at the annual Texas Recreation & Park Society (TRAPS) state conference held in Lubbock, March 6-8, 2013.
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Garland Wins 2013 United Way Award
February 12, 2013  The City of Garland is honored to be recognized as a recipient of the LIVE UNITED Award for Public Services by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
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