About Us

The Garland Messenger was founded in 2007 and is owned by the family of Nancy Ghirla, its editor.

Born and raised in the City of Chicago with a background that includes public relations, broadcast communications, new product development and launching, direct marketing, copy writing, on-camera product sales on QVC, international marketing and product launches and convention planning for the Direct Marketing Association of America, Nancy couldn’t retire from the business world while helping to raise 2 grandchildren. Noticing what she considered to be a certain lack of civic pride in many of its citizens, she launched her own public relations campaign to enhance the image of Garland.

The Garland Messenger doesn’t report hard news, as so many others are doing that. Instead, it imparts useful information while attempting to shine a light on the positive side of life in this fair city with its monthly publication. Colorful characters, the many heroes living among us and the many opportunities available to Garland citizens and contributions by Garland Historian, Jerry Flook, are part of our monthly content.