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Discord, disagreement, recalls, resignations

A vote to call a recall election was on the Dec. 12 City Council meeting agenda, but District 2 Council Member Anita Goebel announced during the meeting that she will resign effective May 5, 2018. The resignation letter stated that Goebel believes the recall petitions are invalid and she feels that she would prevail in a court challenge but ...Full Article

BJ Williams earns NLC University certificates

District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams received Bronze and Silver level certificates at the National League of Cities (NLC) University’s Continuing Education Awards held on Nov. 15.   Williams ...Full Article

Garland residents gather for Christmas tree lighting

Thursday, Dec. 7, was a wonderful night in downtown Garland as attendees gathered to celebrate Christmas. The tree lighting was followed by an impressive fireworks display and visits and ...Full Article

Armory demolition debate, council recall attempt continue

Anyone who keeps up with the goings on of Garland’s city government is aware of the contention that has become commonplace between Garland’s elected officials. It’s not unusual to ...Full Article

Holiday season time to cease the grease

The city of Garland is participating in the regional Holiday Grease Roundup, an annual campaign that addresses fats, oils and grease in the wastewater system. This program asks Garland ...Full Article

Downtown revitalization efforts spur progress

Robert A. Smith, downtown property owner and developer, addressed attendees at the Nov. 13 Chamber of Commerce luncheon about downtown Garland.   He began with a challenge of sorts: ...Full Article

Enjoy December library activities

The Nicholson Memorial Library System has announced its schedule of activities for December and it includes holiday fun.   Children’s crafts, book character at Christmas on the Square – ...Full Article

Don’t miss Christmas on the Square

Celebrate the holidays at Christmas on the Square 2017! Garland’s Historic Downtown Square will twinkle with lights and music from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.   During ...Full Article

Neighbors helping neighbors

You know you’re in a great neighborhood when you see neighbors helping neighbors. This season, be on the lookout for ways to help out as you and your neighbors ...Full Article

Neighborhood Summit: Strengthening communities

At the 2017 Neighborhood Summit, residents from Garland, Plano and surrounding communities will gather to share ideas and learn how community leaders are actively engaging and strengthening their communities. ...Full Article
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