June 6, 2021
This Week's News
District 3 Runoff Results
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.

View the unofficial results at GarlandTX.gov.

The election results will be canvassed at a special meeting of the Garland City Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15.
Garland Earns Grant Funding to Support Park Improvements
The City of Garland is awarded a $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant to support significant improvements at Watson Park on Lawler Road.

Proposed developments include a soccer field, futsal court, resurfaced basketball court, playground, splash pad, refurbished pavilion, trails, enhanced landscaping, native conservation area, restroom and parking lots.

Housing Program Waitlist Applications Open Wednesday, June 9
The Garland Housing Agency (GHA) will begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.
 
Applications for rental housing assistance will be accepted online at waitlistcheck.com/TX982. For in-person application assistance, visit the GHA offices at 210 Carver Drive, 201B, Building 3 in Garland from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.
 
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, June 11, or until 5,000 applications are received, whichever comes first.
 
For more information, visit the Garland Housing Agency website or call 972-205-3393.
HOA Legal Clinic Saturday, June 12
The City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality is proud to partner with the Cities of Plano and Rowlett to host the 2021 HOA Legal Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12.

Learn basic neighborhood leadership responsibilities, how to lead equitably, and how to build long-term trust with neighbors and professional property management.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Learn more and register at GarlandTX.gov.
Garland Independent School District Graduation Traffic Delays
Garland Independent School District will host graduation ceremonies at the Curtis Culwell Center this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-10.

Naaman Forest Boulevard will experience traffic congestion during the graduations, so expect traffic delays in the area.

Other high school and college graduations will take place through June 26. A complete list of dates and times for the graduations can be found at CurtisCulwellCenter.com.
Garland Pools Open Saturday, June 12
With the end of the Garland Independent School District year, the 2021 pool season starts!

Garland pools will be open Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, Aug. 1. Surf and Swim will remain open on weekends through Labor Day.

Operating hours and more information can be found on the Garland Aquatics website. Wynne Pool is closed due to winter storm damage.
Summer Nutrition Program Begins Monday, June 14
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.
Garland Summer Musicals Opens Friday, June 11
Garland Summer Musicals opens its 2021 season with the Broadway and film hit "Grease."

Follow Danny, Sandy, the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys as they navigate high school to an unforgettable soundtrack.
 
Performances will take place Fridays through Sundays, June 11-13 and 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.
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.

While we are excited to bring you live music, we encourage you to social distance from others outside of your immediate group. We will also have hand sanitizer available.

The fun continues this Thursday, June 10, with the Legacy 4 Band. See the concert lineup and get full details at GarlandParks.com.
COVID-19 Updates
As of Monday, May 31, the Garland Health Department has received reports of 131 active cases out of 28,257 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.

Vaccination Clinic at Granger Recreation Center Thursday, June 10
The Garland Health Department (GHD) will host a COVID vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W. Avenue F.

Each type of vaccine will be available. Minors will need parent or guardian consent to receive a vaccine. Print and complete the City of Garland COVID Vaccine Registration Form and bring it with you to the event.

Can't make this event? Other events are being scheduled in the community. Subscribe to the COVID Vaccine Events calendar for updates. Or drop by the Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive, during regular operating hours to get a vaccine without an appointment.
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.
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
June 7 and 8
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. 

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.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Public Hearing
June 8
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will hold a virtual public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, to discuss proposed service changes. To view the public meeting, visit DART.org/BoardVideo and select "Board of Directors Live." Visit DART.org for more information.
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. Using eAssist is the quickest, most efficient means of reporting issues or requesting specific services - much faster than Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.
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