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Health inspection report: August 3-7

August 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Health inspection report: August 3-7
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 ...

Suspected copper thieves arrested

August 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Suspected copper thieves arrested
Shortly after 1:00 a.m., August 10, the Garland Police Department arrested three men for copper theft in the 3600 block of West Miller Road.  Garland police have been investigating recent copper thefts in the industrial area where a box ...

Student safety is every driver’s responsibility

August 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Student safety is every driver’s responsibility
The new school year starts Aug. 25 and it’s the responsibility of all drivers to keep Garland’s children safe. Remember to follow these safety tips: Watch for school zones and obey the 20 mph speed limit along with all ...

GISD educator attends ExxonMobil Academy

August 10th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD educator attends ExxonMobil Academy
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence fifth-grade teacher Bonnie Martinez earned a sought-after professional development opportunity, thanks to her commitment to Garland ISD students and 21st-century instruction. The dedicated educator is one of just 155 nationwide selected to attend the 2015 ...

Alpha Charter School announces free, reduced-price meal policy

August 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Alpha Charter School announces free, reduced-price meal policy
Alpha Charter School, 701 West State Street, Garland, Texas 75040 announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, ...

GISD prepares incoming seniors for higher learning

August 9th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD prepares incoming seniors for higher learning
More than 100 incoming seniors recently had the opportunity to jump-start their journey to higher education. Taking advantage of Garland ISD’s free college prep program, Destination 2016, the determined high school students explored college majors, tackled entrance exams and ...

Man shot to death

August 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Man shot to death
Garland Police responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 1700 block of Whiteoak Drive August 7 just after 9 p.m.  Upon their arrival they found a 24-year-old male who had been shot. The man ...

A Galaxy Called Dallas celebrates first anniversary

August 8th, 2015 Comments Off on A Galaxy Called Dallas celebrates first anniversary
The latest addition to pop culture in Garland is celebrating one year in business. A Galaxy Called Dallas, owned by James Pickering and his daughter Lilly, will soon celebrate one year of selling comic books, toys and collectibles. Wanting ...

Roach ES promotes summer reading

August 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Roach ES promotes summer reading
Working to fight the summer slide, Roach Elementary School encouraged its students to continue learning after the last bell rang, inviting them to its library every Wednesday throughout June and July. Librarian Libby Odom helped launch the new summer ...

GFD shares candle safety tips

August 8th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD shares candle safety tips
The Garland Fire Department, in an effort to promote safety, shares National Fire Protection Agency tips on various subjects. Below are their suggestions for candle safety.
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