Sept. 20, 2020
This Week's News
Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program: In-Person Assistance Now Available
The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19.

Catholic Charities is now offering in-person application assistance. Call 214-613-3164 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Garland's Central Library. No walk-ins, please. Bring documents listed at to your appointment.

Catholic Charities Inc. is processing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. While we are committed to processing as many applications as we have funding for, we do anticipate a high demand. Learn more.

Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 3
Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will go to the polls for City elections, as well as federal, state, county and school district elections.
Also on the ballot is a proposal to utilize park land adjacent to Hollabaugh Recreation Center, 3925 W. Walnut St., as the site for relocation of the Walnut Creek Branch Library.
Early voting will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote.
Visit to learn more. If you have questions regarding early voting, contact Dallas County Early Voting at 214-819-6359. If you have other election issues, contact the City Secretary at 972-205-2404 or Dallas County at 214-819-6300 or
Annie Dickson Honored
They are the people who helped make Garland what it is today: residents, community leaders and elected officials who have Made Their Mark in Garland over the years.

One of them is Annie Dickson, Garland’s first female African American City Council member. She recently sat down with Saul Garza to talk about her experience on the Council, her accomplishments and her advice to those interested in serving their community. Watch the video.
Neighborhood Leader Virtual Meet & Greet Tuesday, Sept. 22

Join us for our virtual Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22! Hear City updates and learn how other Garland neighborhood leaders are investing in their community. RSVP now!
Fall Home Maintenance Tips Virtual Class Thursday, Sept. 24

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, to learn home maintenance tips from Water Utilities that can help you be more water efficient.

Third Annual Garland Guzzler 0.5K Virtual Run Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27
Since we do not want all of you couch-potato, sofa-spud, barely-15-years-removed-from-your-prime athletes to miss out on all the fun, we will host this year’s Garland Guzzler 0.5K race VIRTUALLY!

Participants have the option to have their time tracked via a real-time race tracking app as well as the option of a route and location of their choosing. To have their times recorded, runners must complete the race between 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27.

Virtual Youth Scavenger Hunt: Your History. Here!

Participate in Henry’s Heritage Hunt at home!

Kids are now able to access 360-degree views of rooms at the Landmark Museum at Heritage Crossing and complete the virtual museum scavenger hunt!

Learn more at
Downtown Garland Scavenger Hunt

Learn about local history while supporting downtown Garland businesses!

Visit the Landmark Museum at Heritage Crossing, 393 N. Sixth St., to get your scavenger hunt clues, lanyard and starting pin. Head to the business you think is the correct answer. If you're right, they will give you another souvenir pin. Once you have all 10 pins, return to the museum for a goodie bag!
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 473 active cases out of 6,855 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 58 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
Sept. 28
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Virtual District 2 Town Hall
Oct. 5
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, for a one-hour, virtual State of the District review. Visit for agenda items and login instructions. Email Council Member Morris at to ask questions or to suggest additional topics.

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.
Enjoy Fair Fare on the Square Through Sept. 30
This year, area residents can still get their fix of “fair fare” all in one convenient, walkable location – Downtown Garland’s historic Square! Enjoy fare "fit to be fried" from 13 eateries situated near the Square. There’s no admission fee, food items are reasonably priced, and everything can be enjoyed outdoors. When placing an order, simply request a free “Square Meal” kit that includes a red-checkered table cloth, plates, utensils and napkins, and then head to one of the Square’s socially distanced, umbrella-shaded café tables. Check out participating restaurants and get full details at
Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts
We were not able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland Fresh & Local concert experience straight into your living room! Get a front-row seat to our Made Fresh & Local virtual concert series every other Friday night featuring some of the area's best musicians and artists. Friday, Sept. 25, join local blues, folk and rock band Desabelle! Get more details about the lineup and schedules at
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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