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Garland approves billion dollar data center

August 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Garland approves billion dollar data center
For the second time in almost as many years, Garland has secured a massive data center campus project. This billion dollar private capital investment, the single largest in Garland’s history, will be developed by California-based Digital Realty, the world’s ...

Remington College hosts blood drive

August 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Remington College hosts blood drive
Blood; it’s all red but it is not all the same. That is why Remington College Dallas Campus is holding a 3 Lives Blood Drive and highlighting the need for minority blood donors.   Event date: Thursday, Sept. 14 Time: ...

Council selects Charter Review Committee

August 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Council selects Charter Review Committee
After discussion at several City Council meetings, a decision was reached to review Garland’s City Charter. The vote was 8-1 with Mayor Douglas Athas casting the vote against. Athas doesn’t believe that this is the proper time for a ...

Council deliberates proposed budget

August 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Council deliberates proposed budget
City Manager Bryan Bradford recently presented the proposed 2017-18 budget to the mayor and city council. Revenues have increased and this year’s budget will allow the city to address needs that had been left unfulfilled because of the recession. ...

City council recap: Aug. 1, Aug. 14-15

August 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on City council recap: Aug. 1, Aug. 14-15
Council elects new mayor pro tem   City Council Member David Gibbons was nominated by B.J. Williams and elected mayor pro tem by unanimous vote.   Dog park update   The location for Garland’s dog park was discussed. Since ...

Captain D’s Seafood opens new Garland location

August 22nd, 2017 Comments Off on Captain D’s Seafood opens new Garland location
Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant, has announced that its newest franchised location in Garland will open Wednesday, Aug. 23. Marking the brand’s second new location to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this summer and 14th in ...

August: Water Quality Month

August 21st, 2017 Comments Off on August: Water Quality Month
August is Water Quality Month and a great time to ensure that everyone in your household is working to protect one of our most valuable natural resources. Many folks are unaware of the numerous ways this resource can be ...

Health Dept. inspections: August 14-18

August 21st, 2017 Comments Off on Health Dept. inspections: August 14-18
The Garland Health Dept. conducts weekly inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections are performed at day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants and stores. A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment that scores less ...

Crimes reported: July 30 – August 5

August 20th, 2017 Comments Off on Crimes reported: July 30 – August 5
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 170 crimes reported.   Information provided by the Garland Police Department. Crimes broken down by district District 11 ...

Join the Monarch Maniacs

August 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Join the Monarch Maniacs
In April, Garland won first place in the EarthXPitch: Pollinator Habitat Civic Grant Competition for its Monarch Maniacs proposal. The competition is an initiative to improve pollinator health by awarding grants to communities that make an active commitment to protect ...
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