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Garland Finishes First in Community Health Challenge

The results are in for the fourth annual IT’S TIME TEXAS (ITT) Community Challenge, which ended on March 31. Of the five community size categories, Garland won first place in the mid-size category! The winners of each category will receive a $1,200 grant, an ITT Community Challenge 2016 trophy, and a banner.

The winning cities for each category were:

  • Metro: San Antonio
  • Large: Garland
  • MIdsize: Coppell
  • Small: Prosper
  • Extra Small: Alvarado


Presented by H-E-B, this one-of-a-kind statewide competition encourages communities to get excited about healthy living and ultimately transform the community’s health. More than one million Texans representing over 320 communities were impacted; 50 Texas mayors engaged and more than 6,000 combined pounds were lost during this year’s competition.

Within the first three years, the ITT Community Challenge has seen more than 2.5 million healthy actions logged and has engaged more than 550 Texas communities of all sizes.

The City of Garland thanks the community for its efforts to help our city win!