June 30, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
City and Partners Celebrate Pleasant Valley Bridge as Gateway into Garland
The Pleasant Valley Bridge project was celebrated June 27 as something much greater than a widened road taken out of a floodplain.

The bridge's 92-foot towers and 8-foot City logo make Pleasant Valley Road a signature entry point. The project is the basis of a trails connection to natural features in Garland and several nearby cities.

The four-lane concrete upgrade, including a 1,555-foot bridge, is the result of the City's $24.8 million partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Dallas County. Learn more.
Party in the Park Thursday, July 4
Start your Fourth of July celebration with fun and games for the whole family! 

Enjoy live music, a climbing wall, a pie-eating contest, bounce houses, a cornhole tournament and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road.

The event is free; concessions will be available for purchase. Visit GarlandParks.com for more information.

Star-Spangled Spectacular Thursday, July 4
Firewheel Town Center , in partnership with the City of Garland, will proudly celebrate our nation's independence with an afternoon and evening full of free family fun, music and fireworks starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. 

At 9:15 p.m. show-stopping fireworks will light up the sky, choreographed to an exciting arrangement of patriotic songs.

Visit  FirewheelTownCenter.com for full details.
City Holiday Hours and Services: Thursday, July 4
In observance of Independence Day, all City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries , recreation centers and senior centers will be closed Thursday, July 4. City pools and Surf and Swim will be open during normal business hours.
There will be no disruption to trash or recycling collection July 4, and the Charles M. Hinton Regional Landfill will remain open. If Thursday is your collection day, please set out your carts, brush or bulky items by 7 a.m. To view the pickup schedule in your area, visit GarlandEnvironmentalWaste.com .

Adult Spelling Bee Sunday, July 7
Show off your spelling skills, win prizes and earn bragging rights at the Nicholson Memorial Library System's Adult Spelling Bee, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, 509 W. State St.
Each correctly spelled word will result in one point. Incorrect words will result in the loss of a point. The first team to reach 10 points will win. The first, second, third and last place teams will receive prizes.

Register in teams of four or fewer by calling 972-205-2501.
The City of Garland Is Seeking Crossing Guards for the 2019-20 School Year
Join the City of Garland team with a rewarding opportunity!
The City will host a hiring event Friday, July 19, at Holford Recreation Center, 2314 Homestead Place. There will be an informational session from 1 to 1:30 p.m. followed by on-site interviews from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Participants are required to apply online for the positions and attend the informational session prior to the on-site interviews. Learn more.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
July 1 and 2
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. View agendas at GarlandTX.gov, and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Dallas County Elections and Voting Issues Public Meeting
July 9
Dallas County is preparing to transition from precinct-based polling locations  to countywide polling locations, or Vote Centers. These centers would allow Dallas County voters to cast their ballots on Election Day at any vote center in the county, regardless of their residential address. Residents can learn more about this transition at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Allen Clemson Courtroom at the Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm St. in Dallas.  Dallas County residents also can obtain more information about Vote Centers and provide their feedback at DallasCountyVotes.org.

Road Closures Around Garland
Garland Road at Shiloh Road will be under construction from 7 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday. A minimum of one lane of Garland Road will remain open in each direction during these times. These weekend closures will occur through July 8, weather permitting.  Monday, June 10, Holford Road bridge was closed completely for bridge work for approximately four weeks, weather permitting.  Learn more .

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