Nov. 29, 2020
This Week's News
Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Christmas
While we cannot gather together to celebrate this year, the City of Garland is pleased to bring you a special treat for the holiday season, “Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Christmas.” This holiday season we will feature virtual programs streaming on three different evenings for the whole family to enjoy.

A Christmas on the Square tree lighting ceremony will not take place in 2020. You can view the streaming programs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, along with an encore presentation on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Learn more.
Fire Department Toy Drive
The Garland Fire Fighters Association and Garland Fire Department are collecting new, unwrapped toys for their annual toy drive.
Toys will be collected at all 11 Garland fire stations and at the Fire Administration and Training Facility, 1500 State Highway 66, through Dec. 18.
Garland firefighters will deliver the toys to local children for the holidays.

For more information, contact Noah Cunningham at 972-781-7117 or
Downtown Holiday Scavenger Hunt Begins Thursday, Dec. 3
Learn about local history while supporting Downtown Garland businesses!
Visit the Landmark Museum at Heritage Crossing, 393 N. Sixth St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to get your scavenger hunt clues, lanyard and starting holiday pin. Head to the business you think is the correct answer. If you're right, they will give you another holiday pin. Once you have all 10 pins, return to the museum for your prize!

The fun starts Thursday, Dec. 3, and continues each Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 19.
Get Your Flu Shot Today!
Now is the time to get your vaccine for this year's flu season!
Contact your primary physician or local pharmacy for flu shot availability, or visit the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.
Flu shots are available at the Public Health Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured children and adults are also available.
Call 972-205-3370 for pricing and to learn what insurance plans are accepted.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 2,790 active cases out of 11,897 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 100 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 1.

DART Public Meetings
Dec. 3
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is currently in the process of updating its long-range Transit System Plan to meet the demands of the growing North Texas region and the changing transportation landscape. DART will host two virtual public meetings at noon and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to discuss the Transit System Plan and gain valuable feedback from the public. The same information will be presented at both meetings. Learn more and get the virtual meeting link information at

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.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact
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