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Council work session, regular meeting: May 16-17

Council members sworn in; others say goodbye Council Members Tim Campbell, District 1, and Billy Mack Williams, District 5, who did not seek re-election, said goodbyes to fellow council members and thanked them as well as city staff. Mayor Doug Athas thanked them for their service to the city and presented them with plaques and city of Garland flags. ...Full Article

District 1 has new council member

David Gibbons, recently sworn in as the District 1 Council Member, moved to the Dallas area in 1970. Born and raised in East Texas, he had often visited relatives ...Full Article

Council receives tornado recovery update

The City Council received a tornado recovery update from the Code Compliance Department during the May 16 work session. Damage from the Dec. 26 tornado included more than 500 ...Full Article

Garland named a Playful City USA

KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through play, awarded 257 communities, including Garland, with the recognition as a 2016 Playful City USA. These ...Full Article

Fair Housing Services to sponsor Summer Nutrition Program

The mission of the Summer Nutrition Program is to provide healthy, nutritious meals to children in target neighborhoods; to improve access to breakfast and lunch meals during the summer ...Full Article

City’s redevelopment challenges = opportunities

David Gwin, Garland’s director of Economic Development, acknowledges that there are redevelopment challenges in South Garland but adds that there are challenges across the city. Many of them are ...Full Article

NMLS announces June activities

1980s power ballads concert — Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Journey—whether you rocked out to their tunes in the 80s or are just discovering their music now, you can enjoy the ...Full Article

Heritage Celebration speakers share memories

Garland’s dual celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Bankhead Highway and the city of Garland’s 125th birthday continued April 23 in the Landmark Museum at Heritage Crossing at ...Full Article

Wind, solar power resources grow

Garland Power & Light has made a significant commitment to renewable energy with long-term power purchase agreements for wind and solar resources. By spring 2017, the utility will have ...Full Article

Heritage Celebration makes for fun weekend

Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, were busy days in downtown Garland as it was the venue for festivities including the Bankhead Highway 100th birthday celebration, Garland’s 125th birthday celebration, ...Full Article
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