June 13, 2021
This Week's News
District 3 Runoff Results
Ed Moore was elected as the new representative for District 3.

In District 3, no candidate received more than half of the votes cast in the May 1 General Election. A runoff between the two candidates receiving the largest number of votes took place June 5.

The election results will be canvassed at a special meeting of the Garland City Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15.
Updated COVID-19 Recovery Resources
The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to various recovery programs for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for death related to the coronavirus.

Rental assistance is available through Catholic Charities of Dallas. You can check your eligibility and apply for this assistance online or contact a case manager for assistance by calling 214-257-0674. One-on-one meetings can be scheduled, as needed, between noon and 4 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Garland's Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Assistance is available for a variety of additional services. Visit our Recovery Resources page at GarlandTX.gov to find out more.
Summer Nutrition Program Begins Tomorrow
The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

CitySquare, an advocacy organization that works to fight poverty in the community, will oversee the 2021 program. The program provides free meals for children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Friday, June 14 to July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit GarlandTX.gov for more information and to find a site near you.
Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday

Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17.
 
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 Roach Feed & Seed, located at 409 Main St.
 
Head to VisitGarlandTX.com to learn more and see a full list of participating businesses. 
Made Fresh & Local: Live at the Square

Experience a laid-back, relaxing evening in beautiful Downtown Garland while soaking in the soothing sounds of jazz, Motown, R&B and classic country!

This free music series is fun for the whole family. Bring your chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes! Don't forget to grab some grub from a variety of Downtown "foodie" locations. Our diverse local food scene includes BBQ, Tex-Mex, Thai food, seafood, pizza, burgers and ice cream.

The fun continues this Thursday, June 17, with Thom Brownlee Jr. See the concert lineup and get full details at GarlandParks.com.
Free Classic Movie at the Plaza Theatre
 
View a screening of the 1947 classic "Life with Father" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.
 
A strait-laced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost in this comedy starring William Powell, Irene Dunne and Elizabeth Taylor.
 
Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required.
 
Fight the Bite
The City of Garland reminds residents to protect themselves against mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus by limiting outdoor activity during evening and early morning hours and wearing light-colored, long-sleeve clothing while outdoors.

Remember also to eliminate any standing water on your property as this is where mosquitoes lay eggs.

Learn more at GarlandTX.gov.
COVID-19 Updates
As of Monday, June 7, the Garland Health Department has received reports of 149 active cases out of 28,344 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 445 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each Monday.

Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
June 14
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  
 
City Council Special Session
June 15
District 3 Council Member Ed Moore will be sworn in during a special Council Session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15.

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.
Garland Summer Musicals Opens 2021 Season with "Grease"
Performances will take place Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Get full details at GarlandArts.com. Tickets available at GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com, by calling 972-205-2790 or in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is 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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