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Health Department reports additional WNV positive mosquito pool

July 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department reports additional WNV positive mosquito pool
Last week, the Garland Health Department received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in the 1600 block of Dent Drive. GHD immediately initiated adulticide spraying throughout surrounding area two consecutive nights to ...

GP&L offers summer energy conservation tips

July 13th, 2015 Comments Off on GP&L offers summer energy conservation tips
As the summer temperatures increase, Garland Power & Light reminds residents of several ways to save money on energy bills while staying cool.   Summer energy saving tips   Set the thermostat to 78° or higher in the summer. ...

Letter to the editor: Faith and flags

July 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Faith and flags
As a believer of Scripture, no flag dictates my moral values. My moral assessment begins with God’s character and His holiness which is the basis of goodness and moral values. The Confederate flag is found offensive by many individuals ...

LCHS Watt Patrol promotes energy savings

July 11th, 2015 Comments Off on LCHS Watt Patrol promotes energy savings
On a mission to save their campus energy and time, members of the Lakeview Centennial High School Principal’s Advisory Council introduced a novel, student-led conservation organization in 2014-15. Known as Watt Patrol, the eco-conscious group helped the Patriots achieve ...

Special Education recognizes General Educators of the Year

July 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Special Education recognizes General Educators of the Year
Four Garland ISD teachers were recently recognized for their commitment to all students. The Special Education Department named its Elementary, Middle School, High School and All-District General Educators of the Year May 21. Carver Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tammy ...

Altrusa members dedicated to community service

July 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Altrusa members dedicated to community service
Members of Altrusa of Garland, Inc. had a busy service year. The organization members donated more than 13,000 service hours from June 2014 through May 2015 and they accomplished an impressive list of tasks. They gave $3,500 in scholarships ...

Citizens Firefighters Club awards scholarships

July 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Citizens Firefighters Club awards scholarships
Members of the Citizens Firefighters Club of Garland were proud to award three scholarships to children of Garland firefighters. The awards were distributed at the club’s June 22 meeting as both the recipients and their parents gathered at the ...

Health inspection reports: June, 2015

July 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Health inspection reports: June, 2015
Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants – fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores. A failing grade ...

GHS seniors graduate at top of nation’s Class of 2015

July 7th, 2015 Comments Off on GHS seniors graduate at top of nation’s Class of 2015
Graduating at the top of the Class of 2015 nationwide, three Garland High School students are being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Lexie Ford was named a 2015 National Merit Scholar, while Mahimajanani Senthilkumar received a National ...

Sam Houston MS Bike Club earns Garland PD honors

July 6th, 2015 Comments Off on Sam Houston MS Bike Club earns Garland PD honors
Demonstrating collaboration between Garland ISD and its community, Sam Houston Middle School partnered with the Garland Police Department (GPD) to launch a bicycle repair program in 2004-05. Since then, the Sam Houston Bike Club has been teaching students professional ...
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