Aug. 11, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
School Begins Tomorrow: Remember to Observe School Zones
As Garland ISD students prepare to return to school tomorrow, the City reminds all motorists to observe school zones and stay alert near schools, crosswalks and playgrounds.
Visit to learn about a new pedestrian crosswalk at Hillside Academy, as well as reminders to help keep motorists and pedestrians safe this school year.
Questions regarding school zone safety? Call 972-205-2438.
Garland Welcomes New School Crossing Guards
Each summer, the City of Garland Human Resources and Transportation departments collaborate to hold the Annual School Crossing Guard Event, which  includes an information session and on-the-spot interviews.
From the event, 15 new crossing guards were hired and began training Monday, Aug. 5. 

Welcome to the City of Garland family and thank you for keeping our children safe!
Garland Public Health Clinic Open Saturday, Aug. 17
The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, for back-to-school shots.

Don't miss this last-minute chance to get your child vaccinated for the school year.

Call 972-205-3370 or visit for more information.
Clear the Shelters Saturday, Aug. 17
Find the perfect furry friend for you on Clear the Shelters Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Garland Pet Adoption Center, 813 Main St., or Garland Animal Services, 600 Tower St.

On this day, Garland Animal Services will join animal shelters across the nation to waive pet adoption fees in an effort to find homes for hundreds of pets. 

You can change the world of a pet in need! Find more information about Garland pet adoptions at
14th Annual Dog-a-Poolooza Sunday, Aug. 18
Garland's annual pool party for dogs, hosted by Garland Pawsibilities, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Holford Pool, 2322 Homestead Place. 

Cost is $5 per dog (rabies tag or certification required), and $1 per human (cash only). 

Dogs and their owners can enjoy unleashed swimming, pet services and supplies, and a dog wash! 

After-Hours Code Compliance
Code Compliance has extended its operating hours to 7 p.m. to concentrate on parking issues in neighborhoods. 

Code Compliance is focusing on items such as parking on unimproved surfaces, parking vehicles across sidewalks, oversized and commercial vehicles, trailers on residential streets and illegal home businesses.

For more information on this initiative and how you can help alleviate parking congestion in our Garland neighborhoods, visit the Code Compliance page on
Catch the Trains: Model Railroad Exhibit at the South Garland Branch Library
The Nicholson Memorial Library System and the Spring Creek Model Railroad Club will host a free model train exhibit Aug. 22-24 at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

The models represent many eras of railroading from the 1880s to the present day and operate steam, diesel, freight and passenger equipment. Knowledgeable hobbyists can share their expertise on how to build and run model trains and answer questions during the exhibit. Learn more.
Be a Part of the 74th Annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 2
The 74th annual Labor Day parade and festivities, presented by the Noon Exchange Club of Garland, will take place  Monday, Sept. 2.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. followed by the car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Submit your parade entry today! 
Registration information and applications are available at  

Apply Now for Citizens Fire Academy
The Garland Fire Department is proud to provide an opportunity for Garland residents to participate in a hands-on program that promotes a greater understanding of the mission, responsibilities and activities of the Fire Department while serving the community.
This eight-week program begins Sept. 5. Weekly meetings are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays. The class culminates Nov. 3 with a graduation and "Burn Day."
The Citizens Fire Academy Application can be found at Class size is limited. For more information, call 972-781-7148.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Aug. 12
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

City Council Special Session
Aug. 17
City Council will hold a special session on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor of City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.  View agendas.

City Council Meetings
Aug. 19, 20 and 27
Work Session begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19; Regular Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
City Council will hold a special session on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year Tuesday, Aug. 27. Work Session begins at 6 p.m. and Public Hearing begins at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held on the first floor of City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. View agendas.

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