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Need a volunteer opportunity? Use your skills at Habitat ReStores

September 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Need a volunteer opportunity? Use your skills at Habitat ReStores
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity ReStores, nonprofit home improvement and décor stores that engage the community with on-site donation and volunteer opportunities, is in need of volunteers. Locally owned and operated, 100 percent of the profits support Dallas Habitat’s ...

GFD to host Safety Fest

September 16th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD to host Safety Fest
The Garland Fire Department will celebrate Fire Prevention Week with an informative, fun and free community event.  Safety Fest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. will be held at the Garland Fire Department Administration and ...

GFD firefighters join tribute to 9/11 first responders

September 16th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD firefighters join tribute to 9/11 first responders
Five Garland Fire Department firefighters participated in the annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, a 110-story climb to honor the 343 firefighters who gave all and lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. Tim Casey, Mike Arriaga, Frank Durham, Robert ...

City of Garland wants to hear from residents

September 15th, 2015 Comments Off on City of Garland wants to hear from residents
September’s featured question: What is most important improvement needed in your neighborhood? Participants may create an account in the Engage Garland portal to join the conversation and can share ideas on Facebook and Twitter. engagegarlandtx.mysidewalk.com.

GPD accepting applications

September 15th, 2015 Comments Off on GPD accepting applications
The Garland Police Department will accept online applications for officer recruits through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The next entrance exam is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. For job description, a list of qualifications or to submit an ...

Obituary: Georgia F. Johnson

September 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Obituary: Georgia F. Johnson
December 13, 1942 – September 13, 2015 Georgia F. Johnson, 72, of Garland, Texas, passed away Sunday evening , September 13, 2015, at Baylor Health Care Center in Dallas. Graveside services celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 ...

Health Department inspections: September 8-11

September 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: September 8-11
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 ...

HS football recap: September 10-11

September 12th, 2015 Comments Off on HS football recap: September 10-11
Photos by Brad McClendon, www.bhmimages.com and Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com Week three of non-district high school football play brought wins for four of Garland ISD’s high schools.   LCHS victorious over Arlington HS The Lakeview Centennial Patriots defeated Arlington High ...

Letter to the editor: 2015 Manufacturing Day

September 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: 2015 Manufacturing Day
 The manufacturing industry is facing a major skilled workforce shortage. It is estimated that over the next decade, two million manufacturing jobs in America will go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills. This ...

Garland-based Ride of Silence receives gold status

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland-based Ride of Silence receives gold status
The Ride of Silence, a world-wide bike ride that takes place on the same day at the same time to memorialize cyclists who have been killed by motorists, is 13 years old and headquartered in Garland. Wednesday, Aug. 26, ...
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