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Garland, Rowlett open Joint Disaster Management Resource Center

December 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Garland, Rowlett open Joint Disaster Management Resource Center
The cities of Garland and Rowlett, in partnership with Dallas County, have opened a Joint Disaster Management Resource Center, located at the  Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W. Avenue F,  in Garland. The Center provides a convenient central location giving volunteers, ...

GISD establishes phone bank, website to assist students, staff affected by tornado

December 30th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD establishes phone bank, website to assist students, staff affected by tornado
As Garland ISD prepares to kick off its spring semester, the district wants to ensure that all students and staff are able to return to school and work. Estimates show that more than 3,500 people from GISD may reside ...

Golden Chick delays grand opening to serve tornado victims, relief workers

December 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Golden Chick delays grand opening to serve tornado victims, relief workers
Golden Chick, the Texas-based chicken legend that has prided itself on treating guests like family since 1967, has been preparing for the grand opening of its newest Garland location at 430 East Interstate 30, which was slated to open ...

Officials provide tornado impact update; announce names of fatalities

December 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Officials provide tornado impact update; announce names of fatalities
City of Garland officials are continuing their efforts to assess and assist in the tornado impact area. At this time, the count of homes damaged by the tornado is 783. Of the damaged homes, officials have declared 547 of ...

Just say no to New Year’s resolutions

December 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Just say no to New Year’s resolutions
“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” author unknown New Year’s Eve is the traditional time for people to take stock, re-evaluate their lives and decide what changes, if any, they’d ...

Garland’s MLK Parade and March scheduled

December 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland’s MLK Parade and March scheduled
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Garland unit, will host its 27th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march Saturday, January 16, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. The theme for this year’s celebration is: “PURSUING ...

Garland Noon Exchange hosts party for students

December 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland Noon Exchange hosts party for students
Garland ISD students across the district are having a happy holiday thanks to the generosity of several community members. The Noon Exchange Club of Garland hosted its annual Kids Christmas Party Dec. 9, providing gifts for 168 students from ...

Dallas Builders Association offers guidance to tornado victims

December 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Dallas Builders Association offers guidance to tornado victims
In the wake of last weekend’s severe weather, the Dallas Builders Association offers guidance aimed at preventing storm victims from incurring further damage from unscrupulous contractors. “Losses due to fraud are one of the untold costs associated with disasters,” ...

Health Department inspections: December 14-21

December 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: December 14-21
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 ...

Storms cause devastation in Garland, Rowlett

December 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Storms cause devastation in Garland, Rowlett
The Garland and Rowlett areas impacted by the tornado have been searched and no more victims were found, leaving the number of fatalities in Garland at eight. There were no fatalities in Rowlett. National Weather Service meteorologists have concluded ...
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