Garland's New Mayor and Council Members Will Step Into a Government Still Healing From Recent Battles

Six months after a blowup that led to Mayor Douglas Athas' resignation and the recall of a second City Council member, Garland finds itself at peace with why it's having a May 5 mayoral electionAt a forum on Thursday, none of the three candidates for the job addressed the nasty background on the council that led to the special election. There was no mention of Central Park — and certainly not the demolition of the National Guard armory at the park, which was the source of contentious debate in October. Nor was there discussion of Athas' decision to resign after the vote to tear down the armory.  Continue reading...

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