Aug. 7, 2022
This Week's News
School Begins Tomorrow in Garland ISD: 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.

Here are a few reminders to keep motorists and pedestrians safe this school year:
  • The school zone speed limit is 20 mph.
  • Use of cell phones in school zones is prohibited.
  • All vehicles must stop behind the painted white crosswalk line.
  • Vehicles and pedestrians must obey the direction of crossing guards.

Garland Celebrates Shiloh Road Improvements with Dallas County Project Partners
City and Dallas County officials celebrated the completion of the Shiloh Road Improvement Project Friday, Aug. 5. But for many motorists and Garland residents, the celebration is daily.

The project went far beyond widening Shiloh Road from four to six lanes. There are upgraded utility lines, underground work for drainage, water and wastewater lines, and rail crossings. Lighting and streetscaping is new and inviting.

A monopole traffic signal spans the width of the Shiloh-Garland Avenue-McCree Road intersection with mounted lights and turn signals for each street on a single structure -- something of a marvel say the engineers, street and transportation professionals who were among many City departments involved in the project. Learn more.
Check Out What's Happening Downtown This Weekend!
Last Chance to Visit WWII Exhibit At City Hall

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 at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., through Monday, Aug. 15. Learn more
Band Together on the Square Concert Series Continues Friday, Aug. 12

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. 12, at 506 Main St. featuring Jason Elmore. Be sure to explore Downtown Garland's fabulous array of eateries and shops before and after the show!

Go to VisitGarlandTX.com for more details and to check the latest updates on bands and locations.
Classic Movies at the Plaza Theatre Saturday, Aug. 13

Beat the heat and watch screenings of two classic movies at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.

At 2 p.m. enjoy the cult classic (R-rated) comedy-thriller "The Big Lebowski" starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi.

Then at 7 p.m., catch the 1944 classic movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" featuring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane.

Admission for both films is free and first-come, first-served. No tickets are required.
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.
GHFC Applications Due Friday, Aug. 12
The City will accept applications through Friday, Aug. 12, for a successor to a current Garland Housing Finance Corporation (GHFC) Board of Directors term that ends Aug. 31.
 
GHFC is a public nonprofit corporation. The programs offered by GHFC are designed to increase affordable housing opportunities while strengthening Garland.
 
A resume and letter of interest may be submitted
to René Dowl, City Secretary, at RDowl@GarlandTX.gov or to City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland 75040. Applicants will be interviewed by the Garland City Council at its Aug. 15 Work Session.
 
Additional information for GHFC can be found at
Wynn Joyce Road Water Line Improvements Continue

All traffic along Wynn Joyce Road between South Country Club roads continues to be one way going east. 
 
Weather permitting, work is expected to continue until late September. Please expect traffic delays and seek alternate travel routes during this time.     
 
If you have questions, contact the Engineering Department at 972-205-2170.
Glenbrook Drive Construction to Begin

Roadway repairs to Glenbrook Drive from Walnut Road to Belt Line Road will start Monday, Aug. 8. Construction is expected to last for at least four weeks.

Various lane closures will occur during the construction period. Please expect traffic delays.

If you have questions, email Street@GarlandTX.gov.
Adult Book Club at the South Garland Library Thursday, Aug. 18
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join the library’s book club. The next meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.
 
Library staff and attendees will discuss "The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave.

No registration is required to attend book club. For more information, call 972-205-3931.
Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
Aug. 8
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

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

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

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

District 5 Town Hall
Aug. 11
Join Council Member Margaret Lucht for a District 5 Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W. Avenue F. Topics will include a project update on the Heritage Park development on Miller Road. Learn more.

Districts 2 and 6 Reception
Aug. 22
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris and District 6 Council Member Robert Vera for a casual meet and greet at 6 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 VisitGarlandTX.com. There's something fun for everyone!
Submit Service Requests with eAssist
Need to report a pothole, broken streetlight or tall grass? There's an app for that! Garland eAssist provides an online platform accessible from the City's website and from a downloadable app via Google Play and iTunes. Using eAssist is the quickest, most efficient means of reporting issues or requesting specific services - much faster than Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. 
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