Jan. 17, 2021
This Week's News
City Holiday Hours and Services: Monday, Jan. 18
All City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senior centers remain closed due to COVID-19. The recycling center, transfer station and C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill will also be closed Jan. 18. Firewheel Golf Park will remain open.

The City's COVID-19 hotline number, 972-205-3900, will not be manned Jan. 18.

There will be no disruption in trash or recycling collection. Find your pickup schedule at My Garland. As a reminder, please have carts and material out and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. to ensure thorough and timely service.
Build Garland Day Celebrates Progress on 2019 Bond
On Build Garland Day, Wednesday, Jan. 13, the City backed a record investment from its residents with a record day of groundbreaking, sign-raising and celebration of new projects.

The largest bond program in City history was approved by voters in May 2019, and Garland is delivering on the $423.7 million program, even in a pandemic. City leaders made a socially distanced tour of five sites on Build Garland Day, with the public connected to the event via Facebook Live.

You can watch a video of the day's events on the City's YouTube channel.

Visit GarlandTX.gov to learn more about the groundbreakings and follow the progress of all our bond projects at BuildGarland.com.
Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday
Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. Check in with the host business of the month to pick up a wristband, tote bag and map.
This month's host business is Painting with a Twist, located in Downtown Garland at 330 N. Sixth St. #F. Head to VisitGarlandTX.com to learn more and see a full list of participating businesses. 
Mayor's Annual State of the City Address Moved to Tuesday, Feb. 9
Get on Garland's inside track to start off 2021. Don't miss this chance to hear from Mayor Scott LeMay about our plans to improve streets and alleys, deliver on your $423.7 million bond commitment and all the latest.

Watch the virtual address beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at GarlandTX.gov. Stay tuned for more details!
Make Your Mark: Jennifer Nguyen
We are kicking off 2021 with inspirational stories of people who Make Their Mark in Garland.

They are residents, business owners, community leaders and others who are making a difference in our city. Every month we will share the stories behind these makers. This month we profile longtime community leader Jennifer Nguyen.

If you know any makers in Garland, send us an email at PI@GarlandTX.gov.
Applications Now Accepted for May 1 Ballot
The City of Garland will hold a general election on Saturday, May 1, to elect a Mayor and City Council representatives for Districts 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8.

Friday, Feb. 12, is the last day for filing an application for a place on the ballot. Candidate packets are available on the City Secretary’s webpage under “Elections.”

Candidates will be required to make an appointment with the City Secretary before delivering an application for a place on the ballot.
Garland Health Department Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List
The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phase 1A and Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available.

Phase 1A includes frontline health care workers such as firefighters, EMTs, school nurses and long-term care facility residents and staff. Phase 1B includes those age 65+ and those with underlying health conditions.

Updates will be posted to GarlandTX.gov/COVIDVaccine and to the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages as they become available.

Visit the City's YouTube channel to watch a video about the vaccine administration to frontline health workers.

Each provider distributing the vaccine may approach this process differently and with its own registration process. You may register multiple places. If you receive the vaccine through a different entity please email GPH@GarlandTX.gov so we may remove you from our wait list.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 3,596 active cases out of 21,887 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 193 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
Capital Improvement Program Special Work Sessions
Jan. 19 and Jan. 26
The Garland City Council will hold special Work Sessions regarding the Capital Improvement Program at 6 pm. Tuesdays, Jan. 19 and 26. There will be additional discussions at the Work Sessions and Regular Meetings on Feb. 1 and 2 and Feb. 15 and 16. Council is scheduled to approve this year's Capital Improvement Program at the Feb. 16 Regular Meeting.

District 4 Town Hall Meeting
Feb. 4
Join District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams for a virtual town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Meeting links and details are available at GarlandTX.gov.

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

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the meetings will be virtual. You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information.

View agendas at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts
Our fresh and local concert experience is back by popular demand and headed straight into your living room! Out with the old and in with the new, as we kick off 2021 the right way! So grab some popcorn, drinks and your best friends to get a front-row seat to our Made Fresh & Local virtual concert series. Performances featuring some of the area’s best musicians and artists occur every other Thursday night. This Thursday, Jan. 21, join Pop Cultura for a fun mix of Latin and American (English) Top 40 hits! Get more details about the lineup and schedules at GarlandParks.com.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact AnimalServices@GarlandTX.gov.
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