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Lister ES families graduate fitness program

May 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Lister ES families graduate fitness program
Families at Lister Elementary School have a leg up on health and fitness now, thanks to a community-fueled initiative. The Lion community completed Project Families in Training (FIT), an 11-week program sponsored by the YMCA of Dallas and funded ...

Garland Fire Department receives award

May 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Garland Fire Department receives award
For the third year in a row, the Garland Fire Department received the Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award.  Once again, this was possible due to our paramedics’ great work in the field and the collaboration between Fire, Dispatch, ...

Garland wins Earth Day competition

May 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Garland wins Earth Day competition
In late April, Garland won the $5,500 first-place prize in the EarthXPitch: Pollinator Habitat Civic Grant Competition. Hosted by Earth Day Texas, the competition is an initiative to help improve pollinator health by awarding grants to communities that make ...

Click It or Ticket initiative begins May 22

May 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Click It or Ticket initiative begins May 22
From May 22 through June 7, the Garland PD is joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety by working to increase seat belt use through the Click It or Ticket campaign. ...

Newly elected council members sworn in

May 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Newly elected council members sworn in
Two newly elected council members and the returning mayor were sworn in at the May 16 City Council meeting.   Mayor Douglas Athas was sworn in for his third and last term as Garland’s mayor.   Scott LeMay, who ...

City of Garland designated Playful City USA

May 17th, 2017 Comments Off on City of Garland designated Playful City USA
National nonprofit KaBOOM! has honored the city of Garland with a Playful City USA designation for the second time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can ...

Chamber of Commerce offers FREE workshops

May 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Chamber of Commerce offers FREE workshops
The Garland Chamber of Commerce has assembled a Small Business Council to share their knowledge in key areas of small business ownership and management.   The Chamber of Commerce has found that, in many instances, small business owners do ...

GP&L named Reliable Public Power Provider

May 17th, 2017 Comments Off on GP&L named Reliable Public Power Provider
Garland Power & Light has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, assistant director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and ...

National Merit $2500 winners named

May 16th, 2017 Comments Off on National Merit $2500 winners named
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced this year’s National Merit $2500 scholarship winners. The 2,500 designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.   Brandon ...

NFHS volleyball player nominated for award

May 16th, 2017 Comments Off on NFHS volleyball player nominated for award
Nominees for the Gale Fields Outstanding Senior Athlete award were recognized at the recent Garland Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.   Volleyball standout Rachel Guerry, one of this year’s nominees for the Gale Fields Outstanding Senior Athlete award, ...
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