March 19, 2023

This Week's News

Big Art Day and Big Art After Dark Saturday, April 1

Join us in Downtown Garland from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, for Big Art Day and Big Art After Dark presented by the City of Garland and Garland Cultural Arts.

Big Art Day celebrates and showcases artists and the arts in Garland. Visitors to Big Art Day can view and purchase work at the Art Market, explore exhibits at Granville Arts Center, participate in interactive hands-on crafts for kids, and enjoy live entertainment.

View the full lineup of activities and events at

Warrant Resolution Opportunity March 20-24

The Brad Neighbor Municipal Court will conduct a Warrant Resolution Drive from Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24. Anyone with an active outstanding warrant with the court is encouraged to resolve their warrant without fear of being arrested.

During that week, anyone with an active outstanding warrant can appear in-person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the clerk’s window at Brad Neighbor Municipal Court, 1791 W. Avenue B, to resolve their outstanding warrant(s) and take advantage of the warrant resolution drive incentives.

Alternatively, anyone with an active outstanding warrant can see a judge during Warrant Resolution Week at the Walk-In Docket from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Brad Neighbor Municipal Court. Learn more.

Fix a Leak Virtual Workshop Series

Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Just in time for Fix a Leak Week, these free virtual workshops will address common outdoor and indoor water issues.

Indoor Leaks: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21

Walk through common home plumbing issues and sources of water waste, then see how to fix them yourself. You don’t need a bunch of special tools or knowledge to fix minor plumbing problems in your own house. Register now.

Outdoor Leaks: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23

Learn to identify common irrigation issues, sources of inefficiency, pool leaks, outdoor faucet leaks and more. Then let experts show you how to repair these leaks with minimal tools and time. Save your spot today.

Water System Maintenance

Annually, our water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District, temporarily changes the way it disinfects our drinking water. The change will occur from through Monday, April 3, to prepare the system for the heat and high demand of the spring and summer months.

During this time, some customers may notice a stronger taste and smell of chlorine. It is important to note that the quality of our drinking water remains safe for all uses, including drinking. 

For more detailed information, visit

Throwback Thursday Movie Series: "Urban Cowboy" Thursday, March 23


The Downtown Garland Business Association presents a free screening of "Urban Cowboy" (rated PG) at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St.


John Travolta and Debra Winger star in this 1980 classic about a country boy who starts hanging around a bar where he falls in love with a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. 


Dress in a movie-themed costume for a chance to win Downtown Dollars! Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking for all Plaza Theatre events is available at the Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Mavis Staples Friday, March 24

She marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and sang in Barack Obama’s White House. Now she will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Mavis Staples is the kind of once-in-a generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate.

She’s collaborated with everyone from Prince and Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire and Hozier, and more. Contact the Arts Center Box Office!

The Peking Acrobats Monday, March 27

Featuring dazzling acrobats and daredevil stunts, The Peking Acrobats will offer an evening of thrilling dexterity and mind-blowing entertainment for the entire family at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

The Peking Acrobats have astounded audiences with their daring maneuvers and high-tech special effects touring the world for the past 30 years. They are part of a time-honored Chinese tradition, rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk arts. Don’t miss this visual spectacular with accompaniment by a live Chinese orchestra! Get your tickets now!

Welcome to Garland Class Saturday, March 25

Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!

Join us from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., and learn about the different services of City departments, how your taxpayer dollars are being used and how you can get involved.

The free class kicks off with coffee with Garland Mayor Scott LeMay and ends with a Downtown walking tour. Register now to secure your spot! 

GP&L 100th Anniversary Thank You Garland Celebration Saturday, April 15


From the moment Garland Power & Light flipped the switch on April 1, 1923, it has had the Garland community at heart. So as GP&L marks the first 100 years of its journey, it’s only fitting that all of Garland joins the celebration.

GP&L’s 100th Anniversary Thank You Garland Celebration will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Winters Park Amphitheater, 1419 Spring Creek Drive. Enjoy live music, food trucks, line work demonstrations, kids’ activities and more!

Admission is free. Visit for more details.

Events and Announcements

City Council Meetings

March 20 and 21

The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Boards & Commissions Meetings

All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to watch the meetings online.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Applications

March 23

The Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant program enables registered neighborhood groups, both voluntary and mandatory, to apply for matching funds for physical enhancement projects in publicly accessible spaces. These projects encourage neighbors to work together to create projects unique to their neighborhood while boosting a sense of pride and ownership. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Vitality by Thursday, March 23. Download program guidelines, forms and more at

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board Appointment

March 31

The City is accepting applications for a place on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) through Friday, March 31. The responsibility for the operation and control of DART properties is vested in the Board of Directors. The unexpired term runs through June 30, 2024. Learn more.

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