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Health Department inspections: August 15-19

August 25th, 2016 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: August 15-19
The city of Garland Health Department conducts weekly 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 grade ...

SMU Rotunda Scholars, GAHFH team up

August 21st, 2016 Comments Off on SMU Rotunda Scholars, GAHFH team up
Garland Area Habitat for Humanity welcomed 60 volunteer Southern Methodist University Rotunda Scholars this week to tackle tornado-related projects, two in Rowlett and one in Garland. The students helped replace a fence for one homeowner, painted for another and ...

GHD confirms human WNV case

August 21st, 2016 Comments Off on GHD confirms human WNV case
The Garland Health Department received a report of a laboratory confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in an individual who lives on Springbranch Drive (near the intersection of Duck Creek Drive and Colonel Drive).  This is the first ...

GHD confirms Zika virus case

August 21st, 2016 Comments Off on GHD confirms Zika virus case
On Aug. 19, the Garland Health Department received confirmation of an active case of Zika virus in Garland in the 1900 block of Palo Duro Drive (near Castle Drive and Centerville Road intersection). The individual was infected with the ...

Nine campuses debut elementary art classes

August 19th, 2016 Comments Off on Nine campuses debut elementary art classes
With a goal of providing a well-rounded education to all students, Garland ISD embarked on a journey to introduce a dedicated art class at all elementary campuses in 2013-14. Nine schools are debuting their programs in 2016-17, inching closer to completion ...

DWI: Labor Day crackdown begins

August 19th, 2016 Comments Off on DWI: Labor Day crackdown begins
The Garland Police Department announced that it will step up DWI patrols Friday, Aug. 19, through Tuesday, Sept. 5. The increased Driving While Intoxicated patrols are for an Impaired Driver Mobilization project. The project is funded through a TXDOT ...

Crimes reported: July 24-30

August 17th, 2016 Comments Off on Crimes reported: July 24-30
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 231 crimes reported. Information provided by the Garland Police Department.   Crimes broken down by district District 11 ...

Health Department inspections: August 8-12

August 16th, 2016 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: August 8-12
The city of Garland Health Department conducts weekly 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 grade ...

Know signs of utility scams

August 15th, 2016 Comments Off on Know signs of utility scams
The city of Garland has recently received several reports of utility scam calls. These scams are a nationwide problem and often target the elderly, non-English speakers and businesses. The scammers usually threaten to disconnect the customer’s utility service within ...

Local businesses support Ready 1:1

August 15th, 2016 Comments Off on Local businesses support Ready 1:1
Transforming teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st-century students, the new GISD Ready initiative provides interactive instruction, collaborative classrooms and digital resources. Ready 1:1 also equips every secondary student with a personal iPad. Rolling out this fall, ...
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