Three assaults over the past month is more than we have had for a while. Any assault is always disturbing.
Home burglaries were rather concentrated in District 1, mostly in the area southeast of Lavon Ave and Naaman School Rd. Vehicle burglarie… more »
A group of protesters bent on forcing the city animal shelter to cease using carbon monoxide as a euthanasia method are using numerous tactics with the purpose of embarrassing the city to accede to their demands. They have demonstrated at city events, l… more »
Garland was the first city in Texas to install red light cameras to discourage and to catch red light runners. That fact was again stated today in a front page article in the Dallas Morning News. The main point of the story was not about Garland but tha… more »
As posted below, Envision Garland, a proposed complete re-write of our Comprehensive Plan, will hold two open house events today. What kind of community will we be in five, ten, twenty, or fifty years? The foundation we build now will determine the answ… more »
A sharrow lets motorists know the lane is being shared with bicycles. Such lanes are wider than traditional lanes.
Experiencing our city first-hand, not from the front seat and through a car window, is often li… more »
My first priority on the Council has always been better planning for our city's future. We have a number of challenges that need to be addressed: quality of life, taxes, and development are three of the most important. One effort that has been underway… more »
Garland Scouts greet troops returning from Afghanistan
VETERANS DAY 2010
At this 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we mark this day as Veterans Day to honor all those that have served and continue to serve in our… more »
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