Jan. 27, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Garland and Dallas County Celebrate Major Project
A prime Garland location is about to undergo a major transformation. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, Jan. 24, to officially kick off the Shiloh Road Improvement Project, a $24 million partnership project between the City of Garland and Dallas County.
 
Shiloh Road between Kingsley Road and McCree Road/South Garland Avenue is one of the busiest intersections in Garland. More than 75,000 vehicles travel the area off Interstate 635 every day.  This important infrastructure and transportation project is expected to not only alleviate congestion but also serve as a catalyst for development of the old Hypermart site.

The Shiloh Road project will result in various traffic flow changes and disruptions. Subscribe to the City's road construction e-newsletter, Street Talk, for regular updates. Visit GarlandTX.gov, click on the E-news link at the top of the page and select General City E-news.
 
The Shiloh Road Improvement Project is expected to be completed in June 2021. Learn more.
Register Now for the Annual Sweetheart Dance
This year's Sweetheart Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center in Downtown Garland.
 
Dads, granddads and uncles... watch your little one shine while enjoying dinner, dancing and a professional 5x7 photo!
 
Registration is required, and space is limited. Click here for more information or call 972-205-2750.

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training: Feb. 16
The 2019 severe weather season is around the corner. Are you prepared to recognize clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding or a possible tornado?

The National Weather Service will host its free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.  This training is free and open to the public. 

In the event of a continued government shutdown, this training could be canceled. Click here for more information and updates.
Your Voice Teen Town Hall 
Teens ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend the Town Hall event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.,  to have their voices heard, share ideas, get involved and make a difference.

Topics at the event will include: teen/police relations, education, teen health, active transportation, media and homelessness.

Following the event, members of the Garland Youth Council will head to the Downtown Garland Square to have lunch, shop and play games. All teens are encouraged to attend.

For more information, email GYC@GarlandTX.gov.
Plan Before You Plant Workshop
Now is a great time for trimming, whether that be your calendar, waistline or trees! Good neighbors look for ways to build community as their "trimming" begins, which can include starting a walking group, coordinating tree trimming and more!
 
Don't miss out on this upcoming workshop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the  Garland Garden Center,  1221 Spring Creek Drive. 

Register here .
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Workshop 
Gain valuable technical assistance and learn helpful tips for completing a successful matching grant project. 

The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Main Street Municipal Building, 800 Main St.

Welcome to Garland Class
Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live! Learn about the different services of City departments, how your tax payer dollars are being used and how you can get involved. Class begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at  Garland City Hall,  200 N. Fifth St.

District 4 Town Hall Meeting Feb. 12
City Council Member Jim Bookhout will host a District 4 Town Hall Meeting in conjunction with the La Prada 8 Crime Watch group at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road.
 
Council Member Bookhout will provide an update about key City activities and answer questions from the audience. The session will include informative updates on economic development activities  as well as Neighborhood Vitality and Neighborhood Police Officer programs.
 
The Town Hall Meeting is free and open to the public.
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
Jan. 28
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 here.

City Council Election Filing Deadline
Feb. 15
Interested Garland voters may file for a place on the May 4, 2019, City Officer General Election ballot for the offices of Mayor and Council Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8.  Anyone interested in candidacy must make an appointment with the City Secretary's Office to submit their application for a place on the ballot before the filing deadline of Friday, Feb. 15. Candidate packets are available online here For more information and updates, continue to watch the City of Garland Election website .
Make Your Mark with Career Opportunities at the City of Garland
Employment with the City is more than just a job. With the City of Garland, you can do meaningful and interesting work while making your mark throughout the community and a difference in the lives of Garland residents. View current opportunities.








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