March 6, 2022
This Week's News
Ballot Listing for May 7 City Council Election
The City of Garland will hold a General Election for two-year terms for City Council Districts 2 and 5 on May 7, 2022.

District 1 Council Member Jeff Bass and District 4 Council Member B. J. Williams were both unopposed, and Council declared them elected for office during the Council's Regular Meeting on March 1.

The candidates for Districts 2 and 5 met Feb. 28 to draw for ballot position, and they are listed here in that ballot position:

District 2
Trayc Claybrook
Koni Kaiwi
Deborah Morris

District 5
Cle Kimble
Margaret Lucht
Jon Dehn

More information about the May 7 election is available at
Lawn Care Assistance Available
The Garland Code Compliance Department is accepting applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program until all spots are filled. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (age 60 or older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financially unable to maintain their yards to comply with City codes and have no other assistance available.

Applications are available online and can also be picked up at our Code Compliance office,
210 Carver St., Suite 101. Residents who are unable to pick up an application may call 972-485-6400 and request that an application be emailed or mailed.

Application packets must be filled out completely and returned to Code Compliance along with required documents. All applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. For more information, visit or call 972-485-6400.
City of Garland Earns Lone Star Regional Emmy® Award
The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations Department was recognized by the City Council Tuesday, March 1, for the Lone Star Regional Emmy® earned by its video “A Look Back at The Wall That Heals.”

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, that travels throughout the country. The exhibit was on display at Audubon Park from Feb. 27 through March 1, 2020, and attracted more than 13,000 visitors from across the state and beyond who paid their respects.

Starting with The Wall That Heals arrival, setup, opening and official ceremony, and ending with its disassembly and departure, the City’s video comprehensively covered the event throughout the visit. The video was entered in the 2021 Lone Star Regional Emmy® Awards.

You can watch the video on the City’s YouTube channel. Learn more.
Water System Chlorine Maintenance – Routine
Hydrant Flushing
Annually, our water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District, temporarily changes the way it disinfects our drinking water. The change will occur through Tuesday, March 29, to prepare the system for the heat and high demand
of the spring and summer months.

During this time, some customers may notice a stronger taste and smell of chlorine. It is important to note that the quality of our water remains safe for all uses, including drinking.

For more detailed information, visit
Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday
Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop.
Check in at the Garland Landmark Museum, 393 N. Sixth St., to pick up your wristband, tote bag and map, and get started. See to learn more and see a full list of participating businesses.
Garland Symphony Orchestra Friday, March 18

The Garland Symphony Orchestra continues its exciting "Mozart con Amore" season with violinist Madeline Adkins and guest conductor Juan Carlos Lomonaco at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
Call 972-205-2790, visit or purchase your tickets in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office. 
Free Classic Movie at the Plaza Theatre Saturday, March 19

View a screening of the "The Pink Panther" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.

In this 1963 classic, dashing European thief Sir Charles Lytton plans to steal a diamond, but he's not the only one with his eyes on the famous jewel known as the "Pink Panther."
Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required.
Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Grand Bonanza Saturday, March 19

Join us from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the new shelter, 1902 State Highway 66.

Enjoy adoptions, food trucks, vendors, kids’ activities and more! Stay tuned for more details.
Earth Kind Landscaping Class Saturday, March 19
Jeff Raska with the Dallas County AgriLife Extension Office will teach this informative session on earth-kind landscapes, native plants, annuals and perennials, seasonality and more. You can also tour the County's demonstration garden for inspiration after the class.

Class starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas County Extension Office, 715 Rowlett Road. The class will be held both indoors and outside, so please dress appropriately.

Registration is limited, so sign up today!
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Applications Due Wednesday, March 23
The Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant program enables registered neighborhood groups, both voluntary and mandatory, to apply for matching funds for physical enhancement projects in publicly accessible spaces.
These projects encourage neighbors to work together to create projects unique to their neighborhood while boosting a sense of pride and ownership.
Applications are due Wednesday, March 23. Letter of Intent forms, applications and guidelines can be downloaded at
COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters Available at Garland's Public Health Clinic

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster without an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Public Health Clinic is a vaccine site, not a testing site. A list of testing sites, along with more resources, is available at Every home in the U.S. can now order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at
Events and Announcements
Spring Forward!
March 13
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed!

City Council Meetings
March 14 and 15
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Plan Commission
March 16
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to 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 and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
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