The Council has resisted the temptation to follow several other area cities and place residential restrictions on registered sex offenders that would prohibit them living close to schools and parks and other designated areas. The reason is simple: there… more »
Sunday's Dallas Morning News carries an obituary for Garland's mesh network, the communications system for which you can still see nodes attached to streetlights, and was earlier detailed on this blog here. The article lists the early history of the sys… more »
Safety Fest at the Fire Department Administration and Training facility had plenty for all that attended today — literally — as many received a new professionally-installed car seat, a bicycle helmet, or numerous other items. Besides being a… more »
Last year's Safety Fest was great! (Check the photos at the link.) There was so much to see and learn and it was all unusual, things you wouldn't see or learn elsewhere.
Safety Fest returns Saturday at the new Fire Administration Building on Hw… more »
A cloud over Sioux City, Iowa, is whipped into a massive, spaceship-like doughnut a mile in diameter.
Source: The Daily Mail
On Monday, the Garland CodeRED alert system was activated and automated calls went to those phone n… more »
City of Garland Press Release:
Severe Weather Seminar Scheduled For February 16
The 2007 storm season in north Texas was one for the history books.
Widespread devastating flooding, large destructive windstorms, tornadoes, and hail all ma… more »
I posted an update recently about Garland's progress toward railroad quiet zones. A couple weeks later, an article in the Dallas Morning News, "Train Horns Silenced in Murphy," caught the attention of numerous Garland residents and the interest in quiet… more »
We had a very wet day. I couldn't help but think of our northerly neighbors in Oklahoma that were seeing that same precipitation but as ice. My wife's brother and sister live in Tulsa and both have been without power for two days.
Lives are i… more »
The Council's Public Safety Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss a subject I had placed on the agenda: railroad quiet zones. Other cities now have ordinances that prohibit or control the horn blasts from locomotives approaching railroad crossings a… more »
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