National migration to (blue) and from (orange) the core Metroplex Counties (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton) show far more people coming to the area than are leaving. Much of the influx is from California, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, and Illin… more »
I take no pride in being a politician but I wouldn't mind being a statesman. Historically, we can think of numerous statesmen that put country and freedom ahead of personal benefit and ego. When we look at the current crop of politicians, it's a bit har… more »
City of Garland News Release:
City of Garland Milestones for 2011
Garland, Texas—December 26, 2011—As 2011 draws to a close, the City of Garland looks back on several milestone events for the past year:
Garland Pawsibilities P… more »
It's the day before Christmas and it would be so much better if we did not have to deal with the trailing ugliness of those hate letters sent at the beginning of the month, but the investigation does continue as do reports in the news media.
Wh… more »
Two sections of disconnected frontage road (in purple) are to be tolled, apparently a first for NTTA. The toll at all four shown gantries will be 23¢.
(Base map from Google.)
A number of Garland c… more »
Some of the very first cars to use the newly opened eastern extension of the PGBT found they could travel all the way to I-30, opening a key gateway to and from north Garland and for the region. The Firewheel Pkwy overpass and the AMC Theater and Dick's… more »
Cars turn left from Brand Rd onto the Naaman School Rd at the new intersection with Naaman Forest Blvd. New houses and parts of Naaman Forest HS can be seen in the background.
An important new roadway link opened in north Garl… more »
A railroad quiet zone was created all the way through Garland along the north-south KCS Railway line. The zone even extends into Sachse to include the Murphy Rd crossing, thanks to the Sachse City Council.
It certainly has been a pleasure to ha… more »
Today's report of recent crime statistics is the first blog post in a while. And, yes, I've heard about my lack of posts. So, with the earlier post, at least one drought is over for a time.
I've been struggling with many thoughts recently. It i… more »
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