May 8, 2022
This Week's News
Local Election Results
The City of Garland held a general election May 7 to elect City Council members for Districts 2 and 5.

Visit the Dallas County Elections Department website to view the official results. 

The election results will be certified at the regular meeting of the Garland City Council on Tuesday, May 17.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Thursday, Announces Surprise Artist
Garland’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series returns at 7 p.m. this Thursday at Audubon Park with Grady Spencer and The Work, along with special guests Jimmy Wallace and Rachel Stacy!

We are thrilled to announce our surprise artist has moved up his date to join us Thursday, May 26. We are excited to welcome Grammy-winning artist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram in just a few short weeks! 

Along with presenting partner Veritex Bank and artist sponsor Jimmy Wallace Guitars, the City is proud to feature touring on-the-rise artists and lively entertainers who are sure to blow you away with talent and get you dancing. View the full lineup at

The first three concerts are at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road. Beginning June 23, the Sounds of Summer moves to the Winters Park Amphitheatre located at 1330 Spring Creek Drive. The concerts are FREE! Bring the family, grab a bite from on-site food vendors and let the kids challenge each other in the activity area.
Band Together on the Square Concert Series Continues Friday, May 13
Downtown Garland has a diverse musical experience that will go great with your carefree summer vibe.

Join us every Friday evening from May through September for one of the best concert series of the summer!

Our series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at 506 Art, featuring Dunashay Thomas. Be sure to explore Downtown Garland's fabulous array of eateries and shops before and after the show!

Go to for more details and to check the latest updates on bands and locations.
Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Continues Award Winning Streak
Garland’s Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received the George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Safety Award at the 2022 Texas Water Awards Program ceremony in San Antonio. The award is presented by the Water Environment Federation and recognizes municipal and industrial wastewater facilities for active and effective safety programs. The treatment plant won the award in 2018 and 2021 as well.

The treatment plant is a 24/7, 365 days a year operation. Since 2019, it has maintained a perfect safety record -- 980 days without a lost time accident. The plant's record is 1,755 days. Learn more.
Construction Work to Begin on Forest Lane Railroad Crossing
On Monday, May 9, the City will start construction on both sides of the Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad, Inc., railroad crossing on Forest Lane between Kirby Street and International Road.

Various lanes of the roadway will be closed throughout the repair. Construction should be completed within four to six weeks, weather permitting.

Please expect traffic delays and seek alternate travel routes to avoid this work zone. If you have questions, email
Mark your calendars for a variety of upcoming live performances, musicals and movies in Downtown Garland!
Garland Symphony Orchestra Friday, May 13

The Garland Symphony Orchestra closes its exciting "Mozart con Amore" season with pianist Eldred Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 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. 
Make Your Mark Live Concert Friday, May 13

Nationally recognized smooth jazz guitarist Michael Walker will perform live with his six-piece band at 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland, 521 W. State St.

Call 972-205-2790, visit or purchase your tickets in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office.
Free Movie at the Plaza Theatre Saturday, May 14

View a screening of the 1997 film "The Fifth Element" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required.
Garland Summer Musicals Tickets Now Available

Get your tickets now for Garland Summer Musicals' presentations of "42nd Street" and "Legally Blonde: The Musical."

Performances of "42nd Street" will take place Fridays through Sundays, June 17-19 and 24-26, and "Legally Blonde: The Musical" will run Fridays through Sundays, July 22-24 and 29-31.

Both productions will be held 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.
Adult Book Club at South Garland Library Thursday, May 19
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join the library’s book club. The next meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

Library staff and attendees will discuss "The Giver of Stars" by Jojo Moyes and enjoy light refreshments. No registration is required to attend book club. For more information, call 972-205-3931.
Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
May 9
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, 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.

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

District 3 Town Hall
May 12
Join City Council Member Ed Moore for updates on projects in District 3 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. Briefings on Boards and Commissions are also planned.

Graduation Traffic Delays
Through June 29
High school and college graduations will take place at the Curtis Culwell Center through Wednesday, June 29. Naaman Forest Boulevard will experience traffic congestion during the graduations, so expect traffic delays in the area. A complete list of dates and times for the graduations can be found at

Spring Activities and Events
Check out all the upcoming activities and events in Garland at There's something fun for everyone!
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