Feb. 23, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
The Wall That Heals Arrives Tuesday
You are invited to welcome The Wall That Heals by lining the streets of the arrival route. The exhibit will enter Garland at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, and make its way to Audubon Park. View a map of the arrival route (PDF).

There will be a special Welcome Home Ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. This event gives us the chance to welcome  The Wall That Heals  to Garland and North Texas, as well as honor those who served in Vietnam and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, 24 hours a day from 12 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, through 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1.  The exhibit is free to the public. Learn more .
New Lights Go Live at Winters Park Monday, Feb. 24
The first project from Garland's $423.7 million bond program, approved by residents just nine months ago, is officially on the ground. New LED field lights are in place, awaiting the start of soccer season at Winters Park.

A Flip the Switch ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, culminating with the first night games of the spring youth soccer season. Mayor Scott LeMay and City Manager Bryan Bradford will lead a short program from an area near the concession stand at the Winters Park soccer fields, 1601 Spring Creek Drive.

Learn more at GarlandTX.gov.
Garland City Council Calls May 2 Election
The Garland City Council has called for a general election on May 2. Voters in Council Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 will elect representatives to two-year terms. Voters citywide will decide whether a portion of Hollabaugh Park can be used for a new library.

In January, both the Park Board and Library Board unanimously approved the plan to use land adjacent to Hollabaugh Recreation Center, 3925 W. Walnut St., as the site for relocation of the Walnut Creek Branch Library. By law, voters must approve any plan to use park land for purposes other than a park.

Find out more about the upcoming election, including the list of candidates, at GarlandTX.gov.
The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards
The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards. 

The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingWire.
The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center has won this award nine times in the last 11 years.

Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with Garland's nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
These organizations are seeking volunteers and/or open board vacancies, and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about helping to serve the Garland community.
This event is free to attend. Visit GarlandKiwanis.portalbuzz.com to register as an attendee, organization or sponsor.
City Begins Issuing Tickets for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 
While no ticket payments were required during the initial warning period, the City Marshal's Office has begun issuing tickets for parking violations.

The City will NOT email notices of violation or contact you by phone.
Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at GarlandTX.gov/parking.

Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Feb. 24
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 GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

McCree Road Closure
Through February
McCree Road west of the intersection of Shiloh Road closed on Feb. 5 and will reopen in approximately two weeks, weather permitting. View a map of the detour.

District 3 Town Hall
March 12
Join District 3 Council Member Jerry Nickerson for a Town Hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. Topics will include the new parking enforcement program, fireworks and gunfire regulations, and an update on the bond program. Email Council3@GarlandTX.gov or call 713-702-3545 for more information.
Warrant Recall Day: Friday, Feb. 28
The Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28.  You will not be arrested for outstanding Garland warrants if you appear before a judge on Warrant Recall Day.  Learn more at  GarlandTX.gov.

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