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Health inspection report: May 16-20

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Health inspection report: May 16-20
Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspection sites include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants – fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores. A failing ...

Red Cross urges blood donations

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Red Cross urges blood donations
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane. “Many Americans will be celebrating ...

Gulf War veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Gulf War veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade
Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed Forces since Vietnam. Richard Lovell, then a Corporal from Garland was one of those who left ...

Alpha Charter students visit college

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Alpha Charter students visit college
Garland’s Alpha Charter School students enjoyed a visit to Texas College May 19. The college, located in Tyler, welcomed 23 students from the charter school to tour the campus. The group included four seniors. Alpha Charter’s Athletic Director Daryl ...

Garland named a Playful City USA

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Garland named a Playful City USA
KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through play, awarded 257 communities, including Garland, with the recognition as a 2016 Playful City USA. These family-friendly cities are selected for their leadership in making it ...

Click It or Ticket

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Click It or Ticket
May 23 through June 5, the Garland Police Department will join forces with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety to increase seat belt use through the Click It or Ticket campaign. Click It ...

Letter to the editor: Ruler of the universe

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Ruler of the universe
God is the Lord and Ruler of the physical realm. What God creates He controls. This wonderfully-made universe with its intricate physical laws came into being by a wise, eternal God:  Psalm 33:6, “By the word of the LORD ...

Zika virus case in Garland

May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Zika virus case in Garland
On May 20, the Garland Health Department received confirmation of the first case of Zika virus in Garland. Based on CDC guidance, the infected individual was tested for the virus because she is pregnant and has recently traveled to ...

Ashlyn Bickings Teacher of Month

May 19th, 2016 Comments Off on Ashlyn Bickings Teacher of Month
Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month wrapped vehicle will close out 2015-16 at Freeman Elementary School. Second-grade teacher Ashlyn Bickings won the honors May 12, receiving the surprise in front of her students and principal, Kelly Garcia. “I cannot ...

Crimes reported: May 1-7

May 19th, 2016 Comments Off on Crimes reported: May 1-7
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 193 crimes reported. Information provided by the Garland Police Department. Crimes broken down by district District 11 2 ...
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