Jan. 6, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Garland Names Chief of Police Finalists
City Manager Bryan Bradford has announced the following four finalists for the position of Chief of Police (listed in alphabetical order):
  • Jeff Bryan - Assistant Police Chief, Garland, TX
  • Charles René - Assistant Police Chief, Garland, TX
  • Ely Reyes - Assistant Police Chief, Austin, TX
  • Mark Schauer - Assistant Police Chief, Corpus Christi, TX
All of the finalists possess a wealth of diverse experience, demonstrated career stability and strong leadership qualities that will continue the success of Garland Police Department.  The City will conduct a formal candidate review process on Thursday, Feb. 7. 

Click here to learn more about each candidate and the selection process.
Resolve to Recycle in 2019!
Check out the City of Garland's 2019 recycling schedule and learn more about what you can and cannot put in your blue cart.  Click here to learn more.

Also be on the lookout for the 2019 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar inside the January issue of the  Garland City Press . If you are a Garland resident and do not receive your copy, be sure to contact your post office. Copies are also available at Garland City Hall, the Charles E. Duckworth Building, Nicholson Memorial Library branches and other City facilities.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Jan. 9
Residents in Garland and throughout the nation are encouraged to make a special effort to show their support for local police on Wednesday, Jan. 9. 

You can show your support in a number of ways:
  • Wear blue clothing
  • Send a card of support
  • Share a positive story on social media
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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Jan. 19 and 20
The NAACP-Garland will host its 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, f ollowed by a special MLK Commemorative Program at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
The weekend celebration will continue Sunday, Jan. 20, with the 2019  Garland MLK Youth Extravaganza at 4 p.m.
All activities are free and open to the public. For more details, click here or call 972-381-5044 (voice box #5).
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 Vorster at AVorster@GarlandTX.gov or call 972-205-3570, option 4. Be sure to reference the ID number associated with the pet.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Jan. 7 and 8
Work Session begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7; Regular Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. View agendas  here, and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
Garland's Transfer Station Now Open
Garland's Transfer Station, located at 1434 Commerce St., has reopened following the completion of repairs.
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.  

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