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Fire Academy graduates celebrate

A graduation ceremony was held for Garland Fire Academy Recruit Class 50 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center June 14. The academy began Feb. 13 and recruits completed the total 616 hours required by the state for their certification. Class 50 consisted of fire department recruits from Garland, Mesquite, McKinney and Irving.   The academy’s lead instructors ...Full Article

Garland communications programs earn recognition

The city of Garland’s various communications programs are on the statewide radar for excellence. Garland earned five awards from the 2017 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference ...Full Article

GFD ‘pushes in’ new ladder truck

Garland Fire Station 11 celebrated taking ownership of their new aerial truck 11 with an official Push-In Ceremony May 31. It was out with the old and in with ...Full Article

Summer nutrition program begins June 5

The city of Garland Fair Housing Services Department is excited to announce its annual Summer Nutrition Program, beginning June 5. The program offers free nutritious meals to children ages ...Full Article

Garland ranked third best city for living American dream

Garland was ranked among the Best Cities for Living the American Dream in a recent report by financial technology company SmartAsset.com. The study cited Garland’s exemplary diversity, homeownership rate ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article
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