Feb. 24, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Garland City Council Confirms Jeff Bryan as Chief of Police
On Feb. 19, the Garland City Council confirmed  City Manager Bryan Bradford's selection of Jeff Bryan for Chief of Police in accordance with Texas Civil Service statutes (Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code). 

Jeff Bryan previously served as Garland's Assistant Chief of Police and became the new Chief of Police effective Feb. 20. He succeeds for Chief Mitch Bates, who now serves as Deputy City Manager.

Celebrate Black History Month with a Free Movie at the Plaza Theatre
Enjoy a complimentary screening of A People's History of Rainbow Estates this Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.
The film focuses on the Rainbow Estates neighborhood and features the history as told by original homeowners. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Ash Studios.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening begins at 6:30 p.m.
Garland Power & Light Named 2019 Tree Line USA Recipient
For the ninth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has named GP&L a Tree Line USA recipient in honor of the utility's commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care. 

This honor recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America's urban trees while delivering safe and reliable electricity.

Have You Seen This Dog?
Our puppy mascot finally has name! We had quite a number of suggestions, and we think we found the perfect name. Check out the video to find out!

You can get your hands on one of these puppy mascots by sharing the good stuff that's happening in Garland on social media. Simply tell us or show us how you're Making Your Mark in our great city, and make sure to use our hashtags: #GarlandTX, #MakeYourMarkGarland or #MYMGarland.  

Stay tuned for frequent drawings and giveaways.  We have a limited number, so start Making Your Mark now!
Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Feb. 26
Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with more than 30 of Garland's nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

These organizations are seeking both volunteers and/or open board vacancies, and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about helping serve the Garland community.

This event is free to attend. Register here as an attendee, organization or sponsor.
Senior Social Hour at the Library
Local musician Matt Tolentino will perform polka music and standard pop tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s at the Nicholson Memorial Library's upcoming Senior Social Hour, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Tolentino is a native of Dallas who specializes in popular pre-swing music from the 1895 to 1935 period. He frequently performs at theatres and clubs in Dallas and leads three bands: the four-piece Matt Tolentino Band; a seven-piece group, The Royal Klobasneks; and an 18-piece foxtrot orchestra, The Singapore Slingers.

Senior Social Hour programs are free and open to anyone 55 years of age and older. No registration is required.
Water Maintenance Begins March 4
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will conduct its annual chlorine maintenance process on our water system from March 4 through April 1.

During this time, customers may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine. It is important to note that the quality of our drinking water remains safe for all uses, including drinking.
To find out more about the chlorine maintenance process and for information about Garland's water-quality testing, visit the Drinking Water page on the Garland Water Utilities website, GarlandWater.com, or call 972-205-3210.
School Crossing Guards Needed
Do you want to earn extra income working only two hours per day and making a difference in your community?
The City of Garland Transportation Department is recruiting candidates interested in the flexibility of working part-time as a school crossing guard, keeping students and neighbors safe as they walk to and from school. The hours are from 7 to 8 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. on school days at designated crosswalks.
Click here  to apply online. Contact Christina Jasso at 972-205-2438 for additional information.
Check Out Animal Services' Pets of the Week!
These furry friends are available for adoption at Garland Pawsibilities, 813 Main St., or Garland Animal Services, 600 Tower St., during normal operating hours. Visit GarlandAnimalServices.org for hours and more information.
If you are interested in adopting one of this week's featured pets, contact Amy Dunphy at ADunphy@GarlandTX.gov or call 972-205-3570, option 4. Be sure to reference the ID number associated with the pet.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Feb. 25
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 
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May 4 General Election Information
Garland voters will have many items to consider in the May 4 General Election. Voters will elect a mayor and City Council representatives for districts 3, 6, 7 and 8. Voters also will consider eight bond propositions. For more information about City elections, visit the City Secretary's web page. Details about the bond propositions are being produced and will be available on the 2019 Bond Program web page soon.

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