City of Garland News Release:
City of Garland Looks Ahead to 2012
Garland, Texas—January 1, 2012—As we all celebrate the beginning of a new year, the City of Garland looks forward to new opportunities for growth and improvement of City… more »
Once a year, firemen and police officers from the area come together to play a live version of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. The Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas recently held its annual boxing tournament to a sold-out crowd. Proceeds from the tourn… more »
We think about keeping burglaries out of our homes and that is a successful strategy. With fire, the threat may already be in the home. Of course, having and regularly maintaining smoke detectors can help save us in the event of a fire but wouldn't it m… more »
The Dallas Morning News gives a recap of last night's Council meeting and some of the build-up in an article today. It does a nice job of expanding the information in my post earlier today.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Garland City Coun… more »
Partial quote of a comment at DMN Garland Blog posting, from (reportedly) Brian Ward, Garland Fire Fighters Association:
And what of our survey? Even before we saw the findings, select city council members were busy at work Tuesday and Wednesda… more »
One of the highest priorities for any governmental body is providing safety for citizens. That is true in Garland as much as anywhere. Rumors and concerns have surrounded this year's budget process as the proposals in the budget are studied by council m… more »
"Nobody's a bad guy in this" — so I am quoted in an article in today's Metro section of the Dallas Morning News. The genesis for the article is a proposal to tap $2 million from the Rate Mitigation Fund and use the money to offset city administrat… more »
If it's golf in District 1, it must have been at Firewheel Golf Park, with 63 holes of golf.
Last Monday, about 425 golfers from across the Metroplex drove through the morning rain to the Jerry Andrews Golf Pavilion off Campbell Rd because they… more »
I was downtown last evening when someone noticed the smoke rising in north Garland. Driving north, news helicopters circling near the Carriage House Neighborhood did not bode well.
News reports last night showed a large fire that consumed most… more »
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