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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Welcome to Garland Class: Saturday, Feb. 22

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Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!
Learn about the different services of City departments, how your taxpayer dollars are being used and how...
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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 25

Board Volunteer Fair 2020

Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with Garland’s nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

These organizations are seeking volunteers...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

City of Garland Municipal Court Warrant Recall Day Feb. 28

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The Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28.

This special day of amnesty comes just before the 2020 Texas Warrant Roundup begins March 7. If your Municipal Court warrants are not cleared, City of Garland M...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards. The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingW...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

The 2020 census is right around the corner and we need you!

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The United States census for 2020 is around the corner. Garland’s allotment of money for federal programs and its government representation are dependent on the count of its residents.

The census is an official count of the U.S. population and ho...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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Garland Water Utilities continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The City received the NA...

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City News (home)
Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Municipal Judges Sworn In

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The ceremony for Associate Judge Natalie Banuelos and Presiding Judge John Sholden was a formal welcome by the Garland City Council that conducted interviews and made their appointments. The Honorable David J. Schenck, Fifth District Court of Appeals Just...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The January/February issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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City News (home)
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Garland eAssist – Your Shortcut to City Services

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Garland eAssist is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests and see other nearby requests in progress. The service is available 24/7 via the website portal at GarlandTX.gov or the free mobile app available from the App...

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City News (home)
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

Art Munoz, Garland Animal Services Director

Art Munoz officially joined the City as the Animal Services Director on Monday, Jan. 6. Art has spent the last 15 years with the SPCA of Texas Animal Cruelty Unit managing criminal investigations. As Chief Investigator, he acted as the advocate for abused...

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City News (home)
Posted on: December 18, 2019

34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree

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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 104 Garland children were each given $175 to spend on holiday gifts for themselves or other family members at the 34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree, organized by the Garland Fire Fighters Association.

Much of the money...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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The Garland Neighborhood Awards are the City’s annual way to spotlight neighbors who make a difference as individuals and, when they combine their efforts, as neighborhoods.

The Oakridge Neighborhood Association, several dedicated volunteers and ...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Pulled at Winters Park

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The $3.2 million project will provide modern lighting to fields used by the City's largest youth sports league, the Garland Soccer Association.

As soon as the Garland Soccer Association passed out trophies and put the wraps on its season, crews arrived at ...

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City News (home)
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Garland Storm Recovery Continues

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas ...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Ben Davis to McCree Transmission Line Project

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Construction on a transmission power line running from north to south Garland will begin Nov. 25 and is scheduled for completion by March 31. The Texas Municipal Power Agency line is being upgraded to support reliability of the Texas electric grid.

Work on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Protect Your Pipes and Plumbing in Freezing Temperatures

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Winter weather has arrived early this year. Keeping an eye on the weather forecast and protecting your pipes and property can save you a lot of trouble and the unnecessary cost for plumbing repairs.

“When temperatures drop below freezing, standin...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Garland Animal Services was recognized by Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Philip Huang and Manager of Environmental Health/Mosquito Control Scott Sawlis at the Garland City Council Nov. 5 Regular Meeting.

The animal shelter staff were r...

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City News (home)
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Water Meter Replacement Project Begins

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Garland Water Utilities has begun a multiyear capital improvement project to replace aging water meters throughout the city.

Water customers may see the City’s meter contractor, Compass Metering Solutions, working between streets and sidewalks in...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland’s future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trails and Bik...

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City News (home)
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Garland Renters Have One of America's Fastest Routes to Home Ownership

Garland is among the nation's best cities for renters to quickly convert to home ownership.

Garland is listed as the second-best city in Texas and ninth-best in the nation for the time it takes renters to save enough money to convert to home ownership.

In an October story, "The Process of Becoming a Homeowner," the Dallas Business Journ...

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City News (home)
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Lawn Care Assistance Available

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The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financial...

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City News (home)
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Recycled Art Competition Open

In celebration of Earth Day, K - 12 students are invited to express their artistic ability using recyclable materials to create a piece of art which shows the importance of recycling and reuse to keep materials out of the landfill.

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Environmental Waste Services
Posted on: December 18, 2019

2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar

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A digital copy of the 2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar is available here.

Find a downloadable 1-page copy of the 2020 Recycling Schedule here.

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Digital 2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Environmental Waste Services
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Don't Go Tarpless!

Don't Go Tarpless!

When planning a trip to the City of Garland Transfer Station or the Hinton Landfill to dispose of bulky waste or other debris, please remember to secure your load with a tarp. Vehicles hauling waste to these sites must be enclosed or be secured and covere...

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City of Garland Code of Ordinances Environmental Waste Services
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Want to Learn More About Garland's Recycling Program?

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Garland Environmental Waste Services would like to join you at your next meeting or event!

Wondering what happens to your recycling after it leaves your curb? Interested in learning more about the recycling process? Want to learn how to increase recycling ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Garland Recycling Program

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Recycled materials are considered commodities, and the price of the recycled material goes up and down depending on market trends. The City of Garland is continuing its recycling program in the midst of market downturns and import bans on recycled materia...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards. The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingW...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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Garland Water Utilities continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The City received the NA...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Garland Animal Services was recognized by Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Philip Huang and Manager of Environmental Health/Mosquito Control Scott Sawlis at the Garland City Council Nov. 5 Regular Meeting.

The animal shelter staff were r...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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The City of Garland has earned numerous video awards at both the national and state level this year.

Garland earned one first-place trophy and five second-place awards from the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association o...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Garland Renters Have One of America's Fastest Routes to Home Ownership

Garland is among the nation's best cities for renters to quickly convert to home ownership.

Garland is listed as the second-best city in Texas and ninth-best in the nation for the time it takes renters to save enough money to convert to home ownership.

In an October story, "The Process of Becoming a Homeowner," the Dallas Business Journ...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Garland Earns Statewide Communications Awards

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The City of Garland is recognized for excellence in communications, earning six awards from the 2019 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in early June.

The Garland City Press brought home a TAMI Award in the External News...

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Excellence Made Here
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Manager Bryan Bradford Named Living Legend

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U.S. Rep. Colin Allred was guest speaker of the event at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.

“When you talk to him, you can sense his true adoration for Garland,” Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper said in presenting the award. “The City of G...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2019

New Ordinance Additions

On Nov. 19, 2019, the Garland City Council voted to amend Chapter 22 of the Garland Code of Ordinances. The major changes are as follows:

  • Any food establishment earning a score below 60 three times in an 18-month period may have their food permit permanent...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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News Flash

Posted on: December 30, 2019

"Much Ado About Nothing"

CORP's "Much Ado About Nothing"

The Company of Rowlett Performers (CORP) presents this Shakespearean comedy about misunderstandings, love, and deception in Messina, Italy.

Show dates/times: Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 13-22 at 8 p.m. Plaza Theatre (521 W. State Street, Downtown Garland)Tic...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: February 3, 2020

"Hamilton" Star Returns to the Granville Arts Center

Garland’s own Miguel Cervantes, star of the smash hit musical "Hamilton" (Broadway and Chicago productions), returned to the Granville Arts Center on Feb. 3, 2020 for a special reception celebrating Garland Summer Musicals and Garland ...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: February 6, 2020

"Becoming Garland Avenue" (2020 Revival)

"Becoming Garland Avenue" 2020 Revivial

April 18-19, 3 p.m. - Plaza Theatre

"Becoming Garland Avenue" (2020 Revival) - The sell-out musical drama returns to the Plaza Theatre to tell the rollicking story of Garland’s early days in 1913 and some of the town leaders that strate...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: February 11, 2020

GCAC, Inc. Presents Special Award

The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. presented the Business for the Arts Award to Robert Alan Smith at the Garland Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

In 2019, Robert Alan Smith invested and promoted public art in Garland by commiss...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: January 27, 2020

NTAPA Photo Exhibit

North Texas Asian Photographer's Association

Witness stunning photography in this free exhibit from the North Texas Asian Photographer’s Association.

Admission: free and open to the public.

Location: The Granville Arts Center Gallery Space, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during perfo...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Granville Stars on Broadway

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If you've experienced a live, theatrical performance at the Granville Arts Center, chances are you've experienced some of the nation's top professional talent.

Garland Summer Musicals has developed and rec...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: October 1, 2019

"Vision of the Arts" Destination Sculpture

The "Vision of the Arts" is a destination sculpture that will increase the awareness and the visibility of the arts, and will play a vital role in the economic development of Downtown Garland.In October 2014, the Garland Cultural Arts Commission...

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Home - Arts
Posted on: October 1, 2019

2019 GISD Senior Art Show/Competition Winners

The Garland Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the 2019 GISD Senior Art Show and Competition. Cash awards were presented during a reception on March 19 at the Granville Arts Center honoring all GISD students who entered the competition, as ...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 17, 2020

The Wall That Heals Arrival Route and Welcome Home Ceremony Announced

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You are invited to welcome The Wall That Heals by lining the streets of the arrival route. The exhibit will enter Garland at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, and make its way to Audubon Park. View a map of the arrival route (PDF).

There will be a special Welcome H...

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Home - Parks and Rec
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Summer Job? Work for PRCAD!

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Where is your Summer taking you?

Looking for a fun summer job? We are searching for Day Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, Guest Services Staff and Swim Instructors for next summer! Apply online at Careers.GarlandTX.gov.

Community Pools and Surf & Swim

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Home - Parks and Rec
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Garland Body Shops

Need to exercise more, but don't want to join a gym? Check out our Body Shops filled with great equipment for all skill levels and are a great, low-cost alternative to big, expensive gyms.

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Posted on: January 25, 2020

Volunteers Needed - TWTH

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Community support is needed to bring The Wall That Heals to Garland. More than 100 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors 24 hours a day. To learn more about how y...

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Home - Parks and Rec
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Citywide Trails Interactive Map

Interactive Citywide Trails Map

Are you a visual person? This interactive map will help us understand exactly where your priorities are for cycling, walking and citywide trails in Garland. 

Follow the instructions and answer the questions using the...

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Home - Parks and Rec
Posted on: November 3, 2019

Trails Master Plan & Survey

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We want to hear from you. Find out more and take the survey today!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Home - Parks and Rec
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

Click on the image or the Recreation page link below. 

Find a Center near you!

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News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2019

ESL Conversation Class at the South Garland Branch Library

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The Nicholson Memorial Library System will introduce ESL conversation classes beginning Jan. 8. The class will meet weekly and will be geared toward improving general English skills in a casual setting. Attendees may practice their conversation skills in ...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Senior Social Hour: Jerry Barlow, Celtic Guitar Player and Storyteller at the Central Library

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Mr. Barlow is a guitarist who performs Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Britain. He uses fingerstyle techniques that imitate instruments, like the harp, bagpipes, and fiddle, for which the music was originally written. He is also a storytel...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Adult Craft Workshop: African-Inspired Picture Frames at the South Garland Branch Library

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Mud cloth designs consist of simple motifs that have specific meanings. Participants may choose from a selection of provided motifs. 

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29South Garland Branch Library Registration opens Saturday, Feb. 15972-205-3931

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Cook the Book Mediterranean-style at the South Garland Branch Library

Book jacket for America's Test Kitchen Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

In order to register for the event, Cook the Book participants will choose a recipe from The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen and register your dish at the South Garland Branch Library Reference Desk.  Partici...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Friday the Thirteenth Trivia Event at Rosalind Coffee

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Participants can sign up in teams of up to four at the Central Library beginning Friday, Feb. 28. Teams may also register at Rosalind Coffee the evening of the event. Each team member must be aged 12 or older. Each team will have three minutes to confer a...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Adult Craft Workshop: Painted Vases at the South Garland Branch Library

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2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14South Garland Branch Library972-205-3931Registration opens Saturday, Feb. 29

Each crafting workshop features a unique craft project or art piece. All supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required to attend and ...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Intro to Microsoft Excel at the Central Library

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Become familiar with Microsoft Excel. Attendees will learn how to open, create, edit, and save new spreadsheets; understand the functions of the ribbon and important tabs; format cells; and use formulas.

Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Senior Social Hour presents Tribute Artist Sherrill Douglas at the Central Library

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Renowned tribute artist Sherrill Douglas will perform her show “Superstars Tribute." A singer and performer for most of her life, Sherrill Douglas is known as the “Voice of Many Faces” and performs tributes to Loretta Ly...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Adult Book Club at the South Garland Branch Library

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Library staff and attendees will discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly and enjoy light refreshments. 

6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19South Garland Branch Library972-205-3931

No registration is required to attend book club. Please be aware that photogr...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Internet for Beginners at the Central Library

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10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21Central Library972-205-2501Registration opens Saturday, March 7 

Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Participation is free and open to library card holders with accounts in good standing.  

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Homesteading & Nostalgic Craft Workshop at the Central Library

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Participants at this event will develop three different skills. First, they will learn how to tie different kinds of knots that can be used to secure items to vehicles or for use in rescue situations. Next, attendees will receive instruction in basic sewi...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Adults
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Bad Art Night at the Central Library

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Artists will be encouraged to create any art or craft they like and will be provided with materials like paint, markers, cardboard, recycled magazines, and various types of paper. At the end of the event, participants can view each other’s art a...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2019

Super Saturdays Debut at South Garland Branch Library

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Families with children of all ages can enjoy free playtime and STEAM activities at the South Garland Branch Library’s new weekly event, Super Saturday.

Super Saturday will largely consist of free playtime but may incorporate themes and elements from traditional storytime. Activities may include sensory bins, blocks and Lego®, toy cars, pretend play, coloring sheets, STEAM challenges, and a selection of b...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Family
Posted on: January 25, 2020

Sensory-Friendly Stortyimes at the South Garland Branch Library

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Families with children ages 12 and younger with special needs are invited to attend sensory-friendly storytimes each month at the South Garland Branch Library.

Storytime gives children the freedom to move, sing, and play within a structured program. The sensory-friendly storytimes will be interactive and feature a visual schedule, carpet squares, fidget toys, and noise-reduction headphones. The events will focus...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Family

News Flash

Posted on: January 9, 2020

Sensory-Friendly Stortyimes at the South Garland Branch Library

Child's drawing of stick figure kids playing

Storytime gives children the freedom to move, sing, and play within a structured program. The sensory-friendly storytimes will be interactive and feature a visual schedule, carpet squares, fidget toys, and noise-reduction headphones. The events will focus...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Kids
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Little Art Explorers at the South Garland Branch Library

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Little Art Explorers will support early child development by integrating activities that build motor skills, increase vocabulary, improve symbol recognition, and encourage emotional awareness. Attendees will focus on the process of making art rather than ...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Kids

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Tween Scene: Great Paper Chain Race

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Participants will work individually or in teams to see who can create the longest paper chain using only one piece of paper, glue, and their STEAM math skills. Tweens will have 45 minutes to work before the chains are compared. Those with the longest chai...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Teens
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Friday the Thirteenth Trivia Event at Rosalind Coffee

Cloudy dark sky

Participants can sign up in teams of up to four at the Central Library beginning Friday, Feb. 28. Teams may also register at Rosalind Coffee the evening of the event. Each team member must be aged 12 or older. Each team will have three minutes to confer a...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Teens
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Homesteading & Nostalgic Craft Workshop at the Central Library

A red button with a needle and thread

Participants at this event will develop three different skills. First, they will learn how to tie different kinds of knots that can be used to secure items to vehicles or for use in rescue situations. Next, attendees will receive instruction in basic sewi...

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Library Events & Programming page Library Spotlights Teens

News Flash

Posted on: December 17, 2019

$25 Million Food Production Expansion Project Secures 250 New Jobs for Garland

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A proposed $25 million expansion project has been approved under the Texas Enterprise Zone Program after being officially nominated by the City earlier this year. As approved, Kraft Heinz Food Company will make a major new capital investment in Garland an...

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New Development Highlights
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Garland Approves Deal to Construct 350,000+ Square Feet of Flex Space near New Jupiter Miller Busine

Huntington Industrial Partners

Garland has approved a deal with Huntington Industrial Partners (HIP) to construct a fourth round of new commercial flex space in the heart of its core industrial district in the southwestern corner of the community. With this latest project, Huntington I...

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New Development Highlights
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Electronics Manufacturer Bringing 150 Jobs to Texas with Significant Investment in Garland

Computer chips

Garland has approved a deal bringing an internationally-positioned electronics manufacturing and services company to Texas and its established and diverse family of manufacturers. All Quality and Services Inc. (AQS) makes computer components such as modul...

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New Development Highlights
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Garland Approves Land Sale and Secures $12+ Million Infill Housing Development

Kingsley Homes LLC

After lengthy negotiations, Garland has approved an exciting new townhome development in South Garland near the intersection of East Kingsley and Centerville Roads. As agreed, Kingsley Homes LLC will purchase 3.3 acres from the Garland Foundation for Deve...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Garland Approves New Commissary Kitchen Concept and Associated $2 Million Investment

Revolving Kitchen

Following a string of exciting new development announcements, Garland has approved a deal with Revolving Kitchen to develop a large-scale commissary kitchen facility in the 500 block of Shepherd Drive. Over $2 million will be invested in the 60-year-old i...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Plastipak Packaging to Grow Garland Plant’s Capacity with $10+ Million Expansion

Plastipak Packaging

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. ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

German Automotive Components Manufacturer to Expand Garland Operations

Kirchhoff Automotive

Garland has approved a deal with Germany’s Kirchhoff Automotive to significantly grow their current operations, located at 3901 West Miller Road, from 94,000 to 115,000 square feet. As part of the project, $20+ million will be invested in the acquisition ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expanding to U.S. with Significant Investment in Garland

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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. Anchoring the southern end of the city’s new Jupiter Miller Business Park, Quest USA, Inc. will occupy...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Garland Approves Sizable Expansion of Billion Dollar Digital Realty Data Center Campus

Digital Realty Expansion

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 expa...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

New Era Companies to Construct $25 Million North Garland Medical Center

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Garland has approved a deal that will result in the development of a $25 million North Garland Medical Center at 7217 Telecom Parkway. This state-of-the-art medical facility will realize 95,000 square feet of healthcare space in a new 3-story building nea...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

The Wall That Heals Arrival Route and Welcome Home Ceremony Announced

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You are invited to welcome The Wall That Heals by lining the streets of the arrival route. The exhibit will enter Garland at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, and make its way to Audubon Park. View a map of the arrival route (PDF).

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Slow Down to Get Around

When approaching emergency, utility, or waste vehicles motorists must move or slow down

As stated in the Texas Transportation Code §545.157 (Act 2019), when passing certain vehicles, a motorist must either slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit (when the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more), or move out of ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Resolve to Reduce Waste and Recycle Right

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The new year, a time when many people concern themselves with reducing the size of their waist, is also a time to remember to reduce your waste.

Extending the life of our landfill and preserving our environment involve more than recycling. It starts with r...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Holiday Recycling Guide

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With all those Black Friday finds, Cyber Monday scores, holiday deals, gift boxes, shopping bags and spools of ribbons, it can be hard to know what is recyclable, what is garbage, and what should have been avoided in the first place. Follow the tips below...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Garland Civic Theatre - Feb. 20-March 1

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Garland Civic Theatre presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" - Feb. 20-March 1 - granville arts center

*For mature audiences only.

When R.P. McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assu...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Swim Garland Employment Opportunities

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Looking for a fun job?

Are you needing a fun summer job? Garland Aquatics is looking to hire Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Guest Services Staff, Swim Instructors and more. 

Apply online at Careers.GarlandTX.gov

For certification training inf...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City of Garland Municipal Court Warrant Recall Day Feb. 28

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The Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28.

This special day of amnesty comes just before the 2020 Texas Warrant Roundup begins March 7. If your Municipal Court warrants are not cleared, City of Garland M...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

New Lights Go Live at Winters Park Monday, Feb. 24

The first light pole in a $3.2 million project at Winters Park is installed on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The first project from Garland’s $423.7 million bond program, approved by residents just nine months ago, is officially on the ground. New LED field lights are in place, awaiting the start of soccer season at Winters Park.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Garland City Council Calls May 2 Election

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The Garland City Council has called for a general election on May 2. Voters in Council Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 will elect representatives to two-year terms. Voters citywide will decide whether a portion of Hollabaugh Park can be used for a new library.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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The Garland City Marshal’s Office is now issuing tickets for parking violations. You can pay your tickets online.

Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. In the past, parking tickets were tre...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Mayor's State of the City Address

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Garland has a lot of momentum and, in his first State of the City address, Mayor Scott LeMay praised residents who in 2019 bought in by authorizing a record $423.7 million in bond projects and presented awards to two for Making Their Mark.

In his keynote f...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2019 Food Excellence Award Winners

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The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top 5% of their class on unannounced food inspections during the previous year.

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Replaced at Winters Park

The first light pole in a $3.2 million project at Winters Park is installed on Thursday, Dec. 5.

It's officially "in with the new" at Winters Park, where the first poles in a $3.2 million project to upgrade to LED lighting were installed Thursday, Dec. 5.

The Winters lighting project is on a strict timeline, starting Nov. 18, the day after t...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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The City of Garland has earned numerous video awards at both the national and state level this year.

Garland earned one first-place trophy and five second-place awards from the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association o...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Garland's Downtown Dine Around Lands Statewide Honors

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For spreading the buzz about local eateries to 23,000 people on social media, Garland’s Downtown Dine Around earned top honors from the Texas Downtown Association.

The Dine Around landed the People’s Choice Award at the association’s 2019 President’s Award...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Garland Celebrates Upgrades at Granger Recreation Center

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A $3.5 million reinvestment into a core facility in Garland's Parks and Recreation system was celebrated Friday, Nov. 15, as officials and guests cut the ribbon on the refurbished Granger Recreation Center.

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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The Garland Neighborhood Awards are the City’s annual way to spotlight neighbors who make a difference as individuals and, when they combine their efforts, as neighborhoods.

The Oakridge Neighborhood Association, several dedicated volunteers and ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

The Latest Issue of the Garland City Press Is Online

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The November/December issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online

In this issue, learn about upcoming holiday activities, find out what's new in your neighborhood, get updates on road projects and other dev...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland’s future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trai...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Break Down and Flatten All Cardboard

Break down and/or flatten all cardboard boxes to recycle

Flattening and breaking down boxes helps you fit more recyclable items in your blue cart and helps the City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department to collect your recyclables efficiently and safely.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Waste Placement Guidelines

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  • Please leave at least 4 feet of space between items for collection, including green trash carts, blue recycling carts, and brush and bulky goods.
  • Avoid placing waste near the mailbox, electrical and cable boxes, phone pedestals, sprinkler heads, overhangin...
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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Waste Wizard

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Use the Waste Wizard tool at GarlandWasteWizard.com to find out how to correctly dispose of and properly recycle hundreds of items.

It is important to remember that not all items are recyclable. And even if an item is recyclable, it may bot belong in your ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Garland Symphony Orchestra - March 20, 7:30 p.m.

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Garland symphony orchestra presents Simone Spadino - March 20, 7:30 p.m. - granville arts center

Concert VI of the "Music that Grows on You" 2019-20 Season features violinist Simone Spadino and performances of Elgar’s "Serenade,&qu...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Citywide Trails Interactive Map

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Interactive Citywide Trails Map

Are you a visual person? This interactive map will help us understand exactly where your priorities are for cycling, walking and citywide trails in Garland. 

Follow the instructions and answer the questions using the...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Don't Be Fooled by Utility Scams

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Scammers may pose as City employees threatening to disconnect electric and/or water service unless immediate payment is made.

Be suspicious of anyone calling to demand payment over the phone, and be aware of the following:

  • The City does not have an 800, 888...
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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Garland's Combined Utility Bill

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With the City of Garland's combined utility bill, customers have the convenience of paying for all City utility services at one time each month.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Energy Conservation Tips

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Learn how to reduce your energy consumption today and save money on your utility bill.

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Black Film Festival

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Head to the Plaza Theatre for a free movie, Southside with You, and a chance to speak with local vendors. Popcorn and water will be served. Program is for ages 18 and up and takes place on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 972-205-3305 or email the Carver...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

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Through step-by-step instruction, create different chocolate based treats in this hands-on class. Take home recipes, knowledge and samples to keep the family happy. Program is for ages 7 and up and meets on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Ca...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Music Discovery Piano

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Learn the basics of playing the piano including proper playing technique, note recognition and the fundamentals of music theory. Program is for ages 7 to 11 and up and meets on Wednesdays. Times vary by skill level. Call 972-205-2772 or email Holford for ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Basketball Clinic

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Improve all aspects of your game including dribbling, passing and shooting. Program is for ages 8 to 13 and up and meets on Saturday, Feb. 29. from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Call 972-205-3090 or email Fields for more information.

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Keep On Movin'

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Learn new and old R&B, soul, country and hip-hop line dances while burning calories.  Program is for ages 14 and up and meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call 972-205-2771 or email Granger for more information.

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Zumba

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Combine fast and slow rhythms to learn aerobic routines to the sounds of Latin and International music. Program is for ages 14 and up and meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call 972-205-2770 or email Bradfield...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Yogalates

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This Pilates and Yoga mix works your core and challenges your strength, endurance and flexibility without stress on the joints. Program is for ages 16 and up and meets on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Call 972-205-3991 ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Build Garland!

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Garland voters approved a $423,700,000 bond program in 2019. Learn about the projects and get updates as they progress.


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Posted on: November 28, 2018

#MakeYourMarkGarland

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Garland is a place for making your dreams come true! Explore the many ways you can Make Your Mark here, as well as how Garland makes its mark.



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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Swim Garland Employment Opportunities

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Looking for a fun job?

Are you needing a fun summer job? Garland Aquatics is looking to hire Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Guest Services Staff, Swim Instructors and more. 

Apply online at Careers.GarlandTX.gov

For certification training inf...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Swim Garland Employment Opportunities

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Looking for a fun job?

Are you needing a fun summer job? Garland Aquatics is looking to hire Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Guest Services Staff, Swim Instructors and more. 

Apply online at Careers.GarlandTX.gov

For certification training inf...

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