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There will be an important Garland City Council meeting Oct 6, at which the Council will be discussing, and possibly voting on, changes to City Council Policy OPNS-23, which has to do with Council Committees. The changes being considered would significantly affect the way committees are appointed and the way they function,  As a result, this would impact the influence of Council members and their constituents.  It is important for citizens to attend this meeting and voice their opinions.

Due to a conflict, the Oct. 7, City Council meeting has been moved to Oct. 6.


GARLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6:00 pm
October 6, 2014
Duckworth Building, Goldie Locke Room
217 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas  75040


The agenda for this meeting has not yet been posted on the City's website.  You can check for it later at 

http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/gov/cd/council/meetings/agendas.asp


You can watch the discussion of this issue at the Sept. 15, Work Session via the CGTV:
http://garlandtx.swagit.com/play/09152014-844
Click on Play then on Item 2F

Private Toll Road Presentation

May effect Garland, Rowlett, Wylie, Sachse, Richardson, Rockwall, and Lavon.

              
            -Presented by the Texas Turnpike Corporation

**By this time, all of the NTCOG public meetings will have ended. This may be the last opportunity for the public to be involved.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Garland Central Library (Downtown)
North Program Room
625 Austin St
Garland, TX 75040

Monday, July 21, 2014

Central Garland Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  75040

 

 

Last month we heard from three local physicians about the impact that ObamaCare is having on our own personal healthcare and what we can look forward to in the future. 

 

In our July meeting, Dr. Patrick Roughneen, a Cardiovascular Surgeon and Dr. Ivette Lozano, a Family Practicioner will join us once again for Part II of "ObamaCare and Me."  Last month's program featured a discussion about the overwhelming problems that come with the implementation of ObamaCare.  Dr's Roughneen and Lozano want to explore some alternatives to ObamaCare and healthcare policy solutions.  And they want to hear your ideas and input, so come prepared to provide your suggestions and learn what can be done to mitigate the effects of the national disaster called ObamaCare.

 

Monday June 2, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St

Garland, TX 75040

 

OBAMACARE AND ME

 

The VA scandal is giving us a glimpse into how healthcare will be delivered when ObamaCare is fully implemented.  And we all want to know how ObamaCare will affect us personally.  Join us for our next meeting and hear from practicing physicians what is happening now and what we can expect in the future.

 

Dr. Patrick Roughneen, Cardiovascular Surgeon, and Dr. Ivette Lozano, who practices Family Medicine, will be sharing what they are experiencing and what is to come with ObamaCare.

 

Don't miss this one!

 

 

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION
VOTING STARTS TODAY!


EARLY VOTING   
Monday, May 19th - Friday, May 23rd   
  Polls open 7 am to 7 pm
        Dallas County Voting Information  HERE       

                 
                      ELECTION DAY VOTING                     
      Tuesday, May 27th    
      Polls open 7 am to 7 pm


Don't forget to send voting reminders with your picks to your friends by Email, Facebook, and Twitter!
 

 

!!SAVE THE DATE!!


Monday June 2, 2014

7:00 pm

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX. 75040

 

 

OBAMACARE AND YOU


A group of local doctors will join us to explain how ObamaCare is going to impact us all.  More information about this meeting will be shared later, but for now, mark you calendar, and plan to join us.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Garland City Council will hold a special called meeting on

Thursday, May 15, at 4:00 pm

Garland City Hall, Council Work Session Room

200 N. Fifth St.

Garland, TX  75040

to discuss the following:


"Discuss and take final action (by vote or otherwise on policies relating to the creation of City Council committees, the appointment of members to those committees, the timing of such appointments, and the term of office for such appointments, by amending existing City Council policies or adopting new policies as necessary."

 

 

 

 

Join us for our May meeting, featuring local issues and candidates!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Garland Central Library (Downtown)

North Program Room

625 Austin St.

Garland, TX  75040

 

Former Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill wrote a book titled All Politcs is Local.  That phrase became famous, and the concept is true.  What happens in Washingon, DC is impacted by what happens here locally. And what happens here locally, is impacted by how much we, the local citizens, are engaged and informed.  This month's meeting is all about local issues and local elections, so this is your opportunity to become more informed and engaged.

 

John McDonald and Julie Borik will provide updates on the proposed new

Garland Development Code and other current City of Garland issues.


Barry Curtis, of the Curtis Report, on 660 AM, KSKY The Answer will be joining us.

 

 

 

We are very happy to have Barry serving as our moderator for the

meet the candidates segment of our meeting.

 

All Garland ISD candidates have been invited to attend, and most are confirmed.  Both candidates for City Council District 5 have also been invited.  

 

This meeting will educate us regarding some of the critical issues facing the City of Garland.  And hearing from the candidates will help us make informed decisions in the voting booth on May 10.  Don't miss it!

 

"It doesn't require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."  Samuel Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Candidates

April 17, 2014   
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room at Valley View Mall
13331 Preston Rd (NW corner of Preston and I-635)
Dallas, TX  75240
 

 

Co-hosted by:
Far North Dallas Tea Party, Addison Tea Party, Allen Area Patriots, Casa Linda Tea Party, Garland Tea Party, North Texas Tea Party, Richardson Tea Party  and Rowlett Tea Party
 
You are invited to come and meet and interact with the candidates involved in the May 27 runoff election.
This major event will feature Master of Ceremonies, Barry Curtis, host of the Curtis Report on 660 AM The Answer.


All runoff candidates, state-wide and local, have been invited to participate and have a table with representatives, campaign literature, and yard signs. Runoff candidates who are present will be given 3 minutes each to talk about their candidacy, after which candidates can socialize with attendees, answer questions, distribute materials and visit with people.

The parking lot at Valley View Center is large and very brightly lit. Even better, plenty of parking is available. We recommend entering on the 635 side of the mall at the entrance with the American and Texas flags, between the old Foley's and Sears. Walk toward the center of the mall and bear left.The Community Room has a large sign and will be directly in front of you, near Kids Foot Locker. The food court is just below the Community Room and offers a large variety of casual dining.
This event is being promoted widely across North Texas, and we expect attendees from all over the area. Please invite your friends and neighbors.
 
Check-in is at 6:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 and end by 8:30.
We'd appreciate a minimum donation of $5 to help defray the cost of the room. 
 
 

Over 300 people braved the very cold temperatures last night and joined us at the Garland Atrium for a four race candidate forum, sponsored by the Garland and Richardson Tea Parties.  Voters had the opportunity to hear from seven candidates running in four very important races in Dallas County.  If you were not able to attend, you can watch the entire forum here:  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTNLXfvPy4

 

The four races featured in the forum were:

 

Congressional District 32:   

Pete Sessions (Incumbent) & Katrina Pierson

 NOTE: Congessman Sessions was the only candidate who chose not to participate. 

State Senate District 16:  

John Carona (Incumbent) & Don Huffines

State Representative District 112:  

Angie Chen Button (Incumbent) & Jared Patterson

Dallas County District Attorney: 

Susan Hawk & Tom Nowak

 

 

Begins : Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location: Atrium @ Granville Arts Center
Address: 300 N. Fifth St. Garland, TX 75040 Map it
RSVP: Add to your personal calendar.

 

The Atrium @ Granville Arts Center

300 N Fifth St. (Downtown Garland)

Garland, TX  75040

Accessible via DART Rail Blue Line

Downtown Garland Station is adjacent to the Granville Arts Center

 

The Garland Tea Party and the Richardson Tea Party have joined together to conduct a Four Race Candidate Forum to help inform voters about the candidates on the Dallas County Republican Party Ballot.  The forum will be moderated by WBAP's morning talk show host, Ben Ferguson.  

 

 

 

Candidates from the following four races have been invited to participate in this informative event:

Congressional District 32:   

Pete Sessions (Incumbent) & Katrina Pierson

State Senate District 16:  

John Carona (Incumbent) & Don Huffines

State Representative District 112:  

Angie Chen Button (Incumbent) & Jared Patterson

Dallas County District Attorney: 

Susan Hawk & Tom Nowak

 

 

Don't miss this opportunity to educate yourself on the issues and know who is running to represent you and spend your tax money!

There will be tables in in the foyer of The Atrium where any candidate, organization or business may reserve a table for $50.00  to distribute yard signs, materials or products.

Table Reservation Information - contact Bonnie Wells at 972-699-8020 or email bonwells@gmail.com

 

 

Begins : Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location: Garland Central Library (Downtown Garland)
Address: 625 Austin St. Garland, TX 75040 Map it
RSVP: Add to your personal calendar.

 

Have you ever complained about the way your political party is run? 

Have you been unhappy with Party leaders who try to

shut out those who don't agree with the "Party line?"

 

Come and hear how you can help change that. 

 

We will have two great presentations.
 
Guest Speaker:  Virginia Prodan
Newly elected SREC for the 16th Senatorial District

 

 

 

 

Ken Emanuelson will be updating us on grassroots efforts

and how our ground game is going. 

Find out how we can impact the Primary Election coming up on March 4.

 

 

Begins : Tuesday, December 10 2013 at 7:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Garland
Address: 5110 N George Bush Freeway Garland, , TX 75040 Map it
RSVP: Add to your personal calendar

 

Garland Tea Party Presents

 “THE RADICALIZATION OF TEXAS STUDENTS:

COMMON CORE & CSCOPE”

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes

 

 

What has happened to our once great American public schools?  Why are so many students continuing to underperform academically in spite of the much acclaimed education reforms? 

What is Common Core and is it the same as CSCOPE?  Did you know that Common Core is a $500 billion business?  Who’s reaping this giant windfall? 

 

Dr. Carole Haynes will join us to answer these questions and discuss how left wing radicals are using Texas schools as a battleground to ensure long term implementation of their Marxist agenda.  Texas said “NO” to Common Core.  But that didn’t stop D.C. politicians or even our own Texas educrats.  Learn how these tax paid educators are quietly selling out our great state to radicals and turning our children against America and our Christian faith.  Dr. Haynes will expose how big business favorites have partnered with big government to put more billions into their coffers while using our children as pawns.

 

Carole Haynes is a curriculum specialist, speaker, commentator, and writer about education and public policy.  Her recent articles include “Common Core: the $500 Billion Scandal,”

 

“Common Core’s Data Mining Trojan Horse,” and “Common Core:  What’s in it for Bill Gates?”

 

Carole H. Haynes, Ph.D. Financial Advisor

Education and Public Policy Consultant

Begins : Tuesday, October 22 2013 at 7:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Garland
Address: 5110 N George Bush Freeway Garland, TX 75040 Map it
RSVP: Add to your personal calendar.
Holiday Inn Garland North

 

 

 

Come and hear a discussion on the TX Constitutional Amendments and the City of Garland property tax increase proposal that will be on the ballot next month.  

 

 

Candy Noble, SREC for Senate District 8

 

Candy will be presenting the pros and cons of the Constitutional Amendments.

And  we be discussing the Garland property tax increase.

 

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