Liquor Sales

Several people have recently asked: Why Garland does not allow sales of liquor/distilled spirits in ‘package stores’ in the city, but we do allow drinks to be individually poured and served in restaurants? In reality,…


SB 944 (86R) Public Information

SB 944 – Public Information Recently the Texas Legislature passed new rules around public information and retention, and I’ve been asked by a number of people to look at the bill and weigh in on…



Build Garland 2019, Moving Forward

Yesterday Garland voters passed all nine propositions on the ballot. Eight of those were bond items, totaling $423.7 million. Voters in District 8 strongly supported the majority of the bond proposals as well. In the…


2019 Municipal Election Results

Click Here for Official Dallas County Election Results Garland Summary as of 23:55 CT, Saturday May 4th City Council Mayor LeMay, Scott – 4,555 – 100% District 3 Nickerson, Jerry – 665 – 53.98% Stanley,…


GAFHA Candidate Forum 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 the GAFHA (Garland Association For Hispanic Affairs) invited candidates from both the City of Garland City Council / Mayoral and the Garland ISD Board of Trustees races to participate in…


House Bill 2

What is HB2/SB2? It is a bill that says, if you as a city or county bring in > 2.5% more revenue than you did last year via property tax, that amount has to be…


Stories from April 1st – 2019 Edition

Public Service Announcement The Garland Office of Emergency Management wants to remind you: With the start of the severe weather season, remember to hurricane-proof your dog. Veterinarians report a sharp increase in dislocated tongues and…


NAACP Candidate Forum

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 the NAACP invited candidates from both the City of Garland City Council / Mayoral and the Garland ISD Board of Trustees races to participate in their annual candidate forum. The…