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7-11 robbery suspect sought by GPD

August 9th, 2016 Comments Off on 7-11 robbery suspect sought by GPD
The Garland Police Department has recovered video from a robbery that occurred Friday, July 15, just before midnight, at a 7-11 located in the 3400 block of Forest Lane. The video shows a male subject entering the store and ...

Alpha Charter announces free, reduced-priced meal policy

August 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Alpha Charter announces free, reduced-priced meal policy
Alpha Charter School, 701 West State Street, Garland, Texas 75040 announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the ...

Annual Dog-a-Poolooza unleashed

August 8th, 2016 Comments Off on Annual Dog-a-Poolooza unleashed
Dog owners are invited to cool down and have fun with their furry friends at the 11th Dog-a-Poolooza Unleashed! This year’s event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Holford Community Pool, 2322 Homestead ...

BlastMask blasts off

August 8th, 2016 Comments Off on BlastMask blasts off
Last October, Garland Fire Department officers Capt. Justin Dickstein and Capt. Collin Blasingame launched their new company, BlastMask. The BlastMask is a training regulator that simulates breathing conditions without an air tank, allowing firefighters to reduce the resources needed to ...

Health Department inspections: August 1-5

August 8th, 2016 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: August 1-5
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 ...

Crimes reported: July 17-23

August 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Crimes reported: July 17-23
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 213 crimes reported. Information provided by the Garland Police Department. Crimes broken down by district District 11 9 ...

Garland recognizes new finance director

August 5th, 2016 Comments Off on Garland recognizes new finance director
The city of Garland is proud to announce the promotion of Matt Watson to finance director. Watson began his career with the city of Garland in 2007 as a budget analyst and currently serves as budget services administrator in ...

Join GISD bus drivers’ family

August 5th, 2016 Comments Off on Join GISD bus drivers’ family
The most important requirement for Garland ISD bus drivers is that they love children. According to Ernest Del Bosque, an assistant director in the Transportation Department, driving a school bus is not something you do just for a paycheck. ...

SGHS students excel in auto collision repair program

August 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on SGHS students excel in auto collision repair program
South Garland High School 2016 graduates Juana Morales and Diego Ayala not only enjoyed success in the auto body collision repair class at South Garland High School, the duo also placed first in a statewide competition. Students all over ...

Obituary: P.J. Ponder

August 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on Obituary: P.J. Ponder
P.J. died peacefully at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, Texas, July 30, 2016, at the age of 79. He was born Oct. 18, 1936, in the Greenpond Community of Hopkins County to Percy Covington and Ethel (Stinson) Ponder. ...
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