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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

City Council discusses makerspace, communication

The Sept. 18 City Council work session included discussion about the possibility of opening a makerspace* in Garland. A potential site was identified as the abandoned Texas Air National ...Full Article

Fate of oldest Garland house depends on study results

The fate of the Tinsley/Lyles House was again a topic of discussion at the Sept. 18 City Council work session. Mayor Pro Tem David Gibbons began the discussion by ...Full Article

Council discusses dog park location

City staff and RVi, Inc. consultants provided an update on the possible location of Garland’s proposed dog park. The consultants explained the importance of public input at the beginning ...Full Article

Mayor wins third term bid, council race requires runoff

Mayor Douglas Athas won his race for a third term in the Saturday, May 6 election. Athas was re-elected by a decidedly large margin over opponent Leala Green with ...Full Article

Council work session, regular meeting: May 16-17

Council members sworn in; others say goodbye Council Members Tim Campbell, District 1, and Billy Mack Williams, District 5, who did not seek re-election, said goodbyes to fellow council ...Full Article

District 1 has new council member

David Gibbons, recently sworn in as the District 1 Council Member, moved to the Dallas area in 1970. Born and raised in East Texas, he had often visited relatives ...Full Article

District 5 council member-elect ready to serve

Rich Aubin is looking forward to serving as Garland’s District 5 council member and helping to spread the message that Garland is a great place to live. He and ...Full Article

City Council meeting recap: January 5

The City Council approved temporary ordinances at the Jan. 5 meeting that are intended to protect people affected by the Dec. 26 tornado from price gouging and unscrupulous contractors. ...Full Article

City Council recap: December 15

Car sales SUP granted — An SUP was granted for an auto sales business at 923 S. Jupiter Rd. Staff reported that they worked to minimize the effect on ...Full Article
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