May 16, 2021
This Week's News
Elections Results
The May 1 City of Garland General Election results were certified during a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 11.

Official results are as follows:

Mayor - Scott LeMay
District 1 - Jeff Bass
District 6 - Robert Vera
District 7 - Dylan Hedrick
District 8 - Robert John Smith

In District 3, no candidate received more than half of the votes cast. There will be a runoff between the two candidates receiving the largest number of votes: Ed Moore and PC Mathew.

The runoff date is Saturday, June 5, with early voting from Monday, May 24, through Tuesday, June 1. Early voting will be available at South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd. Only residents of District 3 can vote in the runoff. More information.
Apply Now for Boards and Commissions
Do you want to make a difference in your City? The City will accept applications for its boards and commissions from Monday, May 31, through Thursday, July 1.

City Council is accepting applications for the Texas Municipal Power Agency Board appointment through Friday, June 4. The term starts July 18 and runs through July 18, 2023. To qualify for the position, an applicant must reside in Garland. Applications should include a letter of interest and a resume.

Application forms can be found on the City Secretary's page at They can be submitted to René Dowl, City Secretary, by email to or by mail to City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland 75040.
Frida Kahlo Pop-Up Museum
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) brings a peek of its free exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Five Works" to Garland with a pop-up installation at 506 Main St. in Downtown.

The outdoor installation is inspired by the celebrated Mexican artist’s home and museum in Mexico City and features reproductions of "Still Life" and "Still Life with Parrot and Flag," two of Kahlo’s paintings currently on view at the DMA.

Viewers are invited to discover more by visiting the free exhibition in-person through June 20 or virtually at
Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday
Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
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 3Q Fitness, located at 109 S. Sixth St.
Head to 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 will be 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.

See the concert lineup and get full details at
Garland Summer Musicals Tickets Now Available
Get your tickets now for Garland Summer Musicals' presentations of "Grease" and "9 to 5: The Musical."

Performances of "Grease" will take place Fridays through Sundays, June 11-13 and 18-20, and "9 to 5: The Musical" will run Fridays through Sundays, July 16-18 and 23-25.

Both productions will be held at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Get full details at

Tickets available at, by calling 972-205-2790 or in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 278 active cases out of 28,126 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 438 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

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 to find out more.
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
May 17 and 18
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, May 17. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. 

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

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 and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

DARTzoom Meeting
May 24
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is redesigning its bus network. New routes, more hours of service and greater coverage are included in a five-year bus service plan to be implemented in January 2022. A series of 15 meetings, DARTzoom: A New Bus Network, is in motion to collect public input. Each meeting targets a specific coverage area. The Garland meeting will be at noon Monday, May 24. To hear the meeting, call 469-676-0717 and enter phone conference ID 995 449 184#. View the full list of meetings (PDF). Visit to read the draft bus network report, participate in a survey and find other information about the five-year bus service plan.

Winter Storm Exemption Deadline
May 28
The Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD), in accordance with state law, is offering a temporary disaster exemption following this winter’s devastating storm. This exemption only applies to damage to buildings or structures, not land value. Property owners must apply for the exemption by May 28, 2021. Learn more.
Check Out My Garland for City Services
Are you looking for the nearest City park or trying to find your trash or recycling day? Garland has an online tool for that! Click on the My Garland icon, available on Enter a Garland address in the box to find out about a wide range of City resources.
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