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New year, new goals, new you

January 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on New year, new goals, new you
As the holiday season ends, it’s time to look back and reflect on our professional accomplishments and shortcomings. The question is, how do we achieve more in our careers? On Jan. 1 we set out to better ourselves by ...

Message from Mayor Douglas Athas

January 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Message from Mayor Douglas Athas
A week ago, an EF4 tornado ripped through Garland and other North Texas communities. First responders and other emergency personnel were quickly on the scene. More than 1000 homes were damaged, of those more than 200 were destroyed or ...

Mercy Chefs helping tornado victims, volunteers

January 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Mercy Chefs helping tornado victims, volunteers
Survivors of the widespread devastation across North Texas began the long process of recovery this past weekend. FEED 3 has joined with disaster relief nonprofit Mercy Chefs this month to feed hundreds of families. Mercy Chefs has deployed to ...

Giving spirit shines

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Giving spirit shines
The extraordinary outpouring of love and support from individuals, churches and businesses has touched the hearts of Garland and Rowlett residents. The manner in which these communities have come together to help the tornado victims is proof of their ...

Transportation to Disaster Resource Center available

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Transportation to Disaster Resource Center available
The city of Garland continues to host a Joint Disaster Resource Management Center (JDRMC) to connect tornado victims with resources, coordinate volunteers and accept donations. Transportation resources are now available to assist those who need to access the Center. ...

Garland prepares to remove storm debris, updates regular pickup schedule

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Garland prepares to remove storm debris, updates regular pickup schedule
Garland has selected True North Emergency Management to monitor and manage the removal of storm-related debris from public property and public rights-of-way (ROW). The city has also selected TAG Grinding as the debris removal contractor. This disaster may receive ...

Operation Blessing International arrives to assist with Garland, Rowlett tornado relief efforts

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Operation Blessing International arrives to assist with Garland, Rowlett tornado relief efforts
Operation Blessing International, one of the largest humanitarian organizations in America, has deployed its disaster relief team to help in the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak in North Texas. An advance team led by Raymond McGregor, deputy director ...

HS basketball recap: Dec. 28-30

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: Dec. 28-30
Photos by Roger Mathis – www.mempics.com Garland ISD high school basketball teams participated in various tournaments Dec. 28-30. The game scores are listed below:  BOYS December 28 Rowlett 67 Frisco Wakeland 69   Naaman Forest 44 Denton Ryan 43 ...

SAS brings comfort to disaster victims

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on SAS brings comfort to disaster victims
Texas-based shoe manufacturer, San Antonio Shoemakers, will deliver disaster relief in the form of handcrafted comfort shoes for those affected by the EF4 tornado that hit several Dallas County cities Saturday the 26th. The event will take place at ...

Kroger employees receive assistance from union

January 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Kroger employees receive assistance from union
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000 had nine members who work for Kroger that lost their houses or apartments in the recent tornado and they have distributed more than $10,000 so far in direct financial aid to ...
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