Aug. 14, 2022
This Week's News
Free Pet Adoptions at Garland Animal Services
Garland Animal Services is participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event this August.

To aid in this effort, Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions through Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 1902 State Highway 66.

To view adoptable pets online, visit Call 972-205-3570, option 2, to make an appointment.
Water Conservation Is Important Amid Drought Conditions
While drought conditions persist and demand for water increases, it’s important for each of us to use water wisely and adhere to outdoor watering schedules. Water early in the morning to prevent excessive evaporation. Check your irrigation system for leaks and to make sure sprinkler heads are working properly.

To conserve water indoors, be sure to check your plumbing for leaks and expedite repairs, turn off faucets while soaping your hands or brushing your teeth, and fill your dishwasher before running it. These are just a few simple things we can all do to save water.
For more indoor and outdoor water-saving tips, visit the City of Garland Water Department webpage. More general water-saving tips are available at
Last Chance! WWII Exhibit At City Hall Closes Tomorrow
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy tells the inspiring story of the homefront effort that produced tanks, planes, ships and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II.
The 1,500-square-foot exhibit includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories and interactive audio/video components that immerse the visitor in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine.
The exhibit will be open tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. Learn more.  
Zoo Animals Visit Senior Social Hour at the Library Thursday, Aug. 18

Senior citizens can get a preview of the Dallas Zoo at the next Senior Social Hour, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St.

The educational and interactive program will feature six to eight different animals from around the world, including a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Due to the presence of live animals, refreshments will not be served at this event.

Senior Social Hour programs are free and open to anyone 55 years of age and older. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. Questions? Call 972-205-2502.
Throwback Movie at the Plaza Theatre Thursday, Aug. 18
Catch a screening of "The Breakfast Club" (rated R) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St., presented by the Garland Downtown Business Association.

Follow five high school students from different walks of life as they endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal in this 80s classic!

Wear your best "The Breakfast Club"-themed costume for a chance to win Downtown Dollars.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Band Together on the Square Concert Series Continues Friday, Aug. 19
Downtown Garland has a diverse musical experience that will go great with your carefree summer vibe. Join us every Friday evening through September for one of the best concert series of the summer!

Our series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at 506 Main St. featuring Late April. Be sure to explore Downtown Garland's fabulous array of eateries and shops before and after the show!

Go to for more details and to check the latest updates on bands and locations.
Garland Cultural Arts Commission 2022-23 Grant
The Garland Cultural Arts Commission announces its 2022-23 Grant Program for local arts groups, historic preservation organizations and other
artistic entities.

Applications will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 15 at the Granville Arts Center Box Office, 300 N. Fifth St. Completed applications are due no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Granville Arts Center. Interviews will take place Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Granville Arts Center.

Grant money will not be awarded to any group failing to submit the completed application by the deadline. For more information, call 972-205-2780.
Labor Day Parade Entries Due Tuesday, Aug. 30
The Noon Exchange Club of Garland will host the 76th annual Garland Labor Day Parade at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, in Downtown. The parade features bands, cheerleaders and drill teams from all seven Garland Independent School District high schools and groups from the elementary and middle schools in the district.

Applications for parade entries are due Tuesday, Aug 30. Visit to register and for more information. If you have further questions, email

The parade will run north from Central Park on Glenbrook Avenue to Austin Street. The route will bypass the Downtown Square due to construction.
Hollabaugh Recreation Center to Close for Renovations Friday, Aug. 26
Hollabaugh Recreation Center will close Friday, Aug. 26, for renovations. When it reopens, patrons will be able to enjoy a new gymnasium, an additional multipurpose room and an updated kitchen area.

The renovations are part of the bond program approved by voters in 2019. Construction is expected to last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Learn more at
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
Aug. 15 and 16
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to watch the meetings online.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

District 2 Community Meeting
Aug. 17
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris for a Community Meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Garland Animal Services & Adoption Center Community Room, 1902 State Highway 66. Discuss the potential new development of townhomes at 1350 Miller Road with the developer and Council Member Morris. Learn more.

Districts 2 and 6 New Neighborhood Police Officer Reception
Aug. 22
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris and District 6 Council Member Robert Vera for a casual meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W. Avenue F. Get to know Officer Corey Jones, who’ll be serving our Downtown area as well as neighborhoods in both districts as our Neighborhood Police Officer. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Summer Activities and Events
Check out all the upcoming activities and events in Garland at There's something fun for everyone!
Free Water Box Meter Key to Turn Off the Water to Your Home
Did you know you can pick up a complimentary water meter box key from the Utility Customer Services Department at the Charles E. Duckworth building, located at 217 N. Fifth St.? Please note, only one key per customer account and only the account holder can request the complimentary key. The City of Garland Water Utilities Department has made an instructional video to help homeowners locate and operate both their house shut off valve and their water meter shut off. If you have any trouble or need assistance, call Water Operations at 972-205-3210.
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