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Alpha Charter begins academic competition

November 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Alpha Charter begins academic competition
Alpha Charter School UIL District Academic Coordinator Brandon Barrier recently conducted a virtual academic competition. This meet was the first competition of the season for Alpha Charter School’s UIL academic teams, as they competed against 36 Conference 2A Texas ...

Beaver ES Bulldogs; a look back at 1970

November 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Beaver ES Bulldogs; a look back at 1970
Bill West, #44 in this team photo, sent this 1970 group picture that combines the A and B football teams of fifth- and sixth-graders at Beaver Elementary School. His mother, Joyce West, was the team mom and the head ...

Toys for Tots, First Choice ER team up

November 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Toys for Tots, First Choice ER team up
Since 2012, First Choice Emergency Room has partnered with Toys for Tots for its holiday community toy drive. First Choice Emergency Room, the nation’s largest network of freestanding emergency rooms, will collect unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-12 now ...

Holiday season at Firewheel Town Center

November 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Holiday season at Firewheel Town Center
Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to celebrate Firewheel Town Center’s annual Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting Saturday, Nov. 21. Hometown Holidays is a day packed with free family-friendly activities, including live music, holiday characters, face painting, arts and ...

Habitat welcomes new executive director

November 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Habitat welcomes new executive director
Garland Area Habitat for Humanity recently welcomed Christine Hockin-Boyd as its new executive director. Boyd brings more than 30 years of nonprofit experience to the organization as well as extensive service in church ministries, missions and social services. Her ...

Preservation society wins award

November 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Preservation society wins award
During the Tuesday, Nov. 17 regular meeting of the Garland City Council, Mayor Douglas Athas presented the Citizens Environmental and Neighborhood Advisory Committee Recognition for Environmental Achievement Award to the Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest. Naturalists from across ...

Melanie Hensleigh-Parsons: Celebration of life

November 17th, 2015 Comments Off on Melanie Hensleigh-Parsons: Celebration of life
The family, students, colleagues and friends of Melanie Hensleigh-Parsons gathered in the Garland High School auditorium Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate her life. She was born March 28, 1963 and passed away Oct. 30, 2015 at the age of ...

Firewheel Ladies 9 Golf League celebrates season end, raises funds for youth program

November 17th, 2015 Comments Off on Firewheel Ladies 9 Golf League celebrates season end, raises funds for youth program
Saturday, Oct. 31 marked the end of the season for the Firewheel Ladies 9 Golf League and they celebrated with a Halloween themed event complete with costumes, food, drinks and a fundraising raffle. Event co-coordinator Sharon Christie described the ...

Health Department inspections: November 9-13

November 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: November 9-13
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 ...

Cease the Grease this holiday

November 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Cease the Grease this holiday
Fried turkey is a popular and festive entrée that will have a place on many tables this holiday. But beware, what happens after the meal could be expensive for you and harmful to the environment. Many times, fats, oil and ...
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