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Letter to the editor: Guns and competency

September 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Guns and competency
Just because a person has a concealed license to carry a firearm does not automatically make that person competent to handle a gun in challenging personal circumstances. There are individuals with guns that do not need a firearm because ...

GHD announces fourth WNV case

September 29th, 2016 Comments Off on GHD announces fourth WNV case
The Garland Health Department received a report of a laboratory confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in an individual who lives in the 1500 block of Caldwell (near the intersection of Saturn and Kingsley roads). This is the ...

Suspect arrested in 7-11 robbery

September 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Suspect arrested in 7-11 robbery
On July 15, the Garland Police Department responded to a robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven located in the 3400 block of Forest Lane.  Detectives identified the robbery suspect as 19-year-old Pablo Paramo-Villagomez of Garland. Paramo-Villagomez was arrested by ...

Hollywood Feed opens in Garland

September 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Hollywood Feed opens in Garland
Hollywood Feed opened its newest location at 4280 Lavon Drive in Garland Saturday, Sept. 24. This brings the holistic pet food and product retailer’s store count in Texas to more than 20 as they also recently opened stores at ...

Letter to the editor: GISD natatorium decision

September 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: GISD natatorium decision
Voters, volunteers, and taxpayers in GISD are shocked that on Tuesday, 9/13, the Garland ISD Board of Trustees voted 4-3 to reject the natatorium that was promised in 2014 as part of the school bond package that passed with ...

Health Department inspections: Sept. 19-23

September 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: Sept. 19-23
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 and stores. A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less ...

City announces new industrial project

September 25th, 2016 Comments Off on City announces new industrial project
The city of Garland has approved an exciting new project that will result in the imminent construction of 494,000 square feet of additional industrial space on Leon Drive. This massive new facility, named the Garland Logistics Center, will be ...

McKayla K. Roberts reports for duty

September 25th, 2016 Comments Off on McKayla K. Roberts reports for duty
McKayla K. Roberts has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Enlistment Program. The program allows new recruits to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days while they finish their educations and prepare for their military careers. ...

Robbery suspects target juveniles

September 25th, 2016 Comments Off on Robbery suspects target juveniles
The Garland Police Department is investigating three robberies that occurred in the morning hours of Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, where juveniles were robbed of their cell phones.  The three robberies occurred in the northern part of Garland while ...

September: Baby Safety Month – Home safety

September 25th, 2016 Comments Off on September: Baby Safety Month – Home safety
Home should be a safe haven for everyone, especially babies and children, but it is easy to overlook potential hazards that put kids at risk.  Baby-proofing the inside of a home requires careful scrutiny of each room.  Professional baby-proofers ...
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