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Mayor announces intention to resign

Mayor Douglas Athas announced his plan to step down at the Oct. 17 City Council meeting and said that he will announce the effective date soon.   The announcement came after a 6-3 vote to demolish the National Guard Armory buildings at Central Park to make way for a skate park and a dog park. There had been hours ...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

Mayor elected to NCTCOG Executive Board

Mayor Douglas Athas has been elected to the North Central Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Executive Board. The 18-member board is the policymaking body for activities undertaken by the ...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

Current mayor seeks third term

Douglas Athas had a long list of things he hoped to accomplish as mayor, a list with more things to do than anyone could complete in one term, or ...Full Article

Garland leadership to serve on national committees

Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams have been appointed to federal advocacy committees for the National League of Cities. Both appointments were announced by ...Full Article

Mayor appointed to National Public Power Council

Garland Mayor Douglas Athas was recently named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by APPA’s Board of Directors. APPA is the Washington, ...Full Article