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Colorful Benches for Kids

The Messenger 5/6 7:18A Editor
Downtown Garland has been blessed with new benches, thanks to the good folks at the Brookdale Senior Living complex. The donated benches are colorful and interesting. Whimsical and curious, as they’re a bit too short for an adult to lie on, and a...

And the Winners Are…

The Messenger 5/6 5:51A Editor
May 1 Municipal Election Results: District Number 1: Jeff Bass District Number 3: Run-off Election June 5, 2021: Ed Moore v P.C. Matthew District Number 6: Robert Vera District Number 7: Dylan Hedrick (unchallenged) District Number 8: Robert John...

Rowlett ranked in Top 50 Best Small Cities to Start a Business

Blue Ribbon News 5/5 9:59A Editor
ROWLETT, TX (May 5, 2021) – On April 27, 2021, Go.Verizon.com released its “The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business” report. In that report, Rowlett is ranked as the #44 best small city for small businesses in the U.S. Go.Verizon.com...

Garland General Election 2021

The Messenger 4/29 7:07A Editor
There is a list of the candidates running for mayor, city council and gisd board. There is a link to that list on our website. Ideally, voters would have been equipped with all the relevant information necessary to make their decisions, but that...

Open Enrollment

The Messenger 4/29 6:36A Editor
We ve unleashed the greatness! You re invited to join the GISD family! Our Open Enrollment out-of-district transfer program at selected campuses makes Garland ISD s exceptional education and opportunities available to students who reside outside...

Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates New Trail at Winters Park

The Messenger 4/29 6:22A Editor
With the recent unveiling of 1.67 miles of new paved paths, a $7 million bond commitment and a new master plan, Garland is “all-in” on trails. A new 12-foot wide concrete trail in Winters Park and the Spring Creek Greenbelt is the result of a...

Downtown Garland Controversy

The Messenger 4/29 5:46A Editor
Having sat quiet and vacant for the past couple of years, the building at 500 Main Street is now the subject of heated debate. The former Garland Furniture store , owed by the Peavey Family , is now under contract to a potential buyer. Situated on...

Rowlett Chamber board supports Props A, B, and C in Bond Election

Blue Ribbon News 4/26 11:34A Editor
Rowlett, Texas (April 25, 2021) The Rowlett Area Chamber Visitors Center Board of Directors voted to support the City of Rowlett Community Investment Bond Election ballot propositions on the May 1, 2021 ballot. The Board of Directors discussed...

GISD Natatorium is Ready!

The Messenger 4/22 7:04A Editor
April 22, 2021 The opening of this fabulous facility has been postponed due to covid limitations, but expects to be in operation soon. It is ready, the final checklist has been given a thorough going...

May 1, 2021 Special Bond and Charter Amendment Election-Rowlett

The Messenger 4/15 6:08A Editor
Early Voting Times and Locations Dallas County Early Voting Locations Dallas County Early Voting locations list, click here . Dallas County Rowlett location includes: Rowlett Community Centre 5300 Main Street , Rowlett Monday, April 19 through...

May 1 Local Elections: Early Voting Information

The Messenger 4/15 5:46A Editor
The City of Garland will hold a General Election for two-year terms for Mayor and Districts 3, 6, 7, and 8 and a Special Election for the final year of an unfinished term in District 1 on May 1, 2021. Early voting will take place from Monday,...

Speakeasy One Hundred Years Later

The Messenger 4/15 5:38A Editor
On a recent visit to downtown McKinney we dropped into Layered , a restaurant owned by a friend from Garland . Nir Sela is the former owner of the Generator Coffee Shop on the Garland downtown square....

What is Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc.?

The Messenger 4/8 6:37A Editor
Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc. is known to most Garland locals as simply, Good Sam . This organization is located in the little house on the corner of Twelfth and State Street with a ramp out front....
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