Nov. 24, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours and Services
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries , recreation centers and senior centers  will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29. City facilities with Saturday hours will reopen Saturday, Nov. 30. All facilities will be back to normal schedules Monday, Dec. 2.
 
See a complete closure schedule at GarlandTX.gov.
 
Garbage, recycling, and brush and bulky collection normally scheduled on Thursday will move to Friday, Nov. 29. The regular Friday collection schedule will move to Saturday, Nov. 30.
Cease the Grease this Holiday Season
Protect your home, city and environment by recycling your used cooking oil and grease during the regional Holiday Grease Roundup. This program asks Garland residents to recycle their holiday cooking grease instead of pouring it down the drain.
 
You can drop off your grease and oil for free at the Garland Recycling Drop-Off Center or the Hinton Landfill Citizens' Convenience Center through Monday, Jan. 6.
 
Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 30
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the best shopping day of the year, and businesses found only in Garland want to make sure you remember it.

Reserve your spot now for event-exclusive discounts and a sampling of local restaurants sure to cure your turkey hangover!

In addition, there will be live music, a raffle and a big surprise in public art. Start your holiday shopping season off right and put your money where your heart is!
Christmas on the Square Thursday, Dec. 5   
Garland's 2019 tree lighting ceremony will be featured at Christmas on the Square Thursday, Dec. 5!
 
Join school carolers for hot chocolate and the lighting of the official Christmas tree from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come early and carpool!
 
The fun doesn't end there! From Dec. 5 through 31, Christmas on the Square will be open nightly, with more than 100,000 lights to bring the holiday season to life. Whether you're walking or driving through, it's sure to bring out your holiday spirit throughout the entire season.
 
There will be a sensory-friendly tree lighting ceremony from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. 
 
For more information about these events, visit ChristmasontheSquare.com.
2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Pulled at Winters Park
The $3.2 million project will provide modern lighting to fields used by the City's largest youth sports league, the Garland Soccer Association.

By the time the soccer players return in February, the familiar yellow glow along Garland Avenue will be replaced by LED lighting. The City will be able to eliminate dark spots on the fields themselves while also keeping the illumination within Winters Park.

Parks and quality of life were major focal points of the May 2019 bond election, in which eight items were all passed by the voters. The Winters lighting project is first of $117.75 million in resident-approved parks projects that will be completed. Learn more.
Transmission Line Project Begins Monday, Nov. 25 
Construction on a transmission power line running from north to south Garland will begin Monday, Nov. 25, and is scheduled for completion by March 31. 

Daytime lane closures will be limited to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. along Highway 78. Short nighttime lane closures will be needed for the crossings of Highway 78, President George Bush Turnpike and Avenue B. 

Learn more about this project at GarlandTX.gov.
We Need Your Input!
The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department needs your input on the future of several projects.  You are invited to share your thoughts and participate in surveys about the future of Garland's aquatics, skatepark and trails and bikeways. Learn more.
Aquatics Master Plan
Share your thoughts on the future of Garland pools, Surf & Swim, and other amenities. Complete the online survey today.
Skatepark Plan
We want to know your thoughts on the proposed plans for for Rick Oden Park and the Skatepark. Take  the online survey to share your ideas .
Trails and Bikeways Master Plan
Take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland's future trails and bikeways.  Complete the online survey  now.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Nov. 25
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 at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 
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. 








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