March 10, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Water Maintenance in Progress
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will conduct its annual chlorine maintenance process on our water system from March 4 through April 1.

During this time, customers may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine. It is important to note that the quality of our drinking water remains safe for all uses, including drinking.
To find out more about the chlorine maintenance process and for information about Garland's water-quality testing, visit the Drinking Water page on the Garland Water Utilities website,, or call 972-205-3210.
Former Council Member B.J. Williams Receives Outstanding Texan Award
Former Garland City Council Member B.J. Williams was honored with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TLBC) Outstanding Texan Award at the 2019 African American Legislative Summit.
Williams, a member of the Garland City Council from 2012 to 2018, was nominated for the award by Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (HD 113) for his service and involvement in his community.
Each year, the TLBC Outstanding Texan Award is given to individuals who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. Learn more.
School Crossing Guards Needed
Do you want to earn extra income working only two hours per day and making a difference in your community?
The City of Garland Transportation Department is recruiting candidates interested in the flexibility of working part-time as a school crossing guard, keeping students and neighbors safe as they walk to and from school. The hours are from 7 to 8 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. on school days at designated crosswalks.
Click here to apply online. Contact Christina Jasso at 972-205-2438 for additional information.
Garland Symphony Orchestra: March 15
The GSO will present internationally renowned violist Paul Silverthorne performing Walton's Viola Concerto at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

The March concert will also feature the 14th Annual Movie Scores Quiz! The GSO will perform selections from soundtracks of famous films as the audience tries to identify the film titles and composers for a chance to win a prize.

Buy your tickets here, by calling 972-205-2790, or in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday and two hours before each performance.
Adult Craft Workshop: Paper Crafting
Adults can learn iris folding, a paper craft using layered, folded strips of paper at the Garland Library's next adult craft workshop2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd. 

All supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required and limited to 24 participants.

Register now by calling 972-205-3931.
Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet
Mark your calendar for the next Neighborhood Leaders Meet & Greet, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Hear City updates, network with other neighborhood leaders and learn of possible opportunities for your neighborhood. 

Dinner is provided, so please RSVP by clicking here.

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 for hours and more information.
If you are interested in adopting one of this week's featured pets, contact Amy Dunphy at or call 972-205-3570, option 4. Be sure to reference the ID number associated with the pet.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
March 11
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 , and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

A Community Conversation
April 6
The City of Garland Community Multicultural Commission invites you to A Community Conversation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 6, at the Goldie Locke Community Room in the Charles E. Duckworth Building, 217 N. Fifth St. Topics will include the bond package, local election, 2020 census, voter registration and more.

May 4 General Election Information
Garland voters will have many items to consider in the May 4 General Election. Voters will elect a mayor and City Council representatives for districts 3, 6, 7 and 8. Voters also will consider eight bond propositions. For more information about City elections, visit the City Secretary's web page. Details about the bond propositions are being produced and will be available on the 2019 Bond Program web page soon.

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