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Remington College to host blood drive

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on Remington College to host blood drive
Remington College Dallas Campus invites people to give blood at its upcoming 3 Lives Blood Drive on the campus on Tuesday, June 21 from 8:45 am – 2 pm. Remington College’s blood partner for the event is Carter Blood ...

GISD announces teachers of year

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on GISD announces teachers of year
Every day, thousands of Garland ISD teachers encourage, inspire and motivate students to aim for academic success. These dedicated frontrunners work to make a difference in the lives and futures of tomorrow—and their hard work and devotion do not ...

City’s pools open for season June 4

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on City’s pools open for season June 4
Garland’s three community pools and wave pool will be open for the summer season beginning June 4. Surf and Swim Surf and Swim is the wave pool located at Audubon Park at 440 West Oates Road in Garland, has ...

Hearing impaired resident learns trade, secures future

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on Hearing impaired resident learns trade, secures future
Kenneth James has been facing and overcoming challenges throughout his life and his current enrollment at Universal Technical Institute is no exception. James, who was born with a severe hearing impairment, moved from California to Garland to live with ...

GFD rookies graduate; department receives recognition

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on GFD rookies graduate; department receives recognition
Six rookies graduated from the fire academy Thursday, May 19. The graduates, Randall Giard, Michael Connolly, Matthew Sizemore, Gabriel McCarthy, Matthew Eddington and Daniel Caldwell are currently attending EMT school. Additionally, for the second year in a row, the Garland ...

Garland Pawsibilities: Save a life…volunteer

May 31st, 2016 Comments Off on Garland Pawsibilities: Save a life…volunteer
Garland Pawsibilities, located at 813 Main Street in downtown Garland, needs volunteers for various activities including walking dogs, helping staff with adoptions and general help at the shelter. The organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that works to ...

Council work session, regular meeting: May 16-17

May 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Council work session, regular meeting: May 16-17
Council members sworn in; others say goodbye Council Members Tim Campbell, District 1, and Billy Mack Williams, District 5, who did not seek re-election, said goodbyes to fellow council members and thanked them as well as city staff. Mayor ...

District 1 has new council member

May 26th, 2016 Comments Off on District 1 has new council member
David Gibbons, recently sworn in as the District 1 Council Member, moved to the Dallas area in 1970. Born and raised in East Texas, he had often visited relatives in Garland and has fond memories of time spent here. ...

Council receives tornado recovery update

May 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Council receives tornado recovery update
The City Council received a tornado recovery update from the Code Compliance Department during the May 16 work session. Damage from the Dec. 26 tornado included more than 500 structures. Of those, 127 were destroyed, 102 sustained major damage ...

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Coney

May 24th, 2016 Comments Off on Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Coney
March 24, 1948 – May 13, 2016 Mary Coney passed away on May 13, 2016, in her home in Garland, Texas at the age of 68. Born in Los Angeles, California, she was raised by Ernest Divelbiss and Aloma ...
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