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Firefighters urge July 4 fireworks caution

June 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Firefighters urge July 4 fireworks caution
Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and ...

Star Spangled Spectacular at Firewheel

June 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Star Spangled Spectacular at Firewheel
Once again, Firewheel Town Center and the city of Garland will partner to celebrate the independence of these great United States with fun for the whole family. The Star Spangled Spectacular will be held Monday, July 3, from 4 ...

GHS, SMU partner for engineering project

June 18th, 2017 Comments Off on GHS, SMU partner for engineering project
Garland High School advanced engineering students are experiencing real-world application, thanks to an initiative fueled by Southern Methodist University. The Smart Infrastructure Innovation Initiative (S3i) brings the high school students and their collegiate counterparts together to work on a ...

Garland communications programs earn recognition

June 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Garland communications programs earn recognition
The city of Garland’s various communications programs are on the statewide radar for excellence. Garland earned five awards from the 2017 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in early June.   The animated video, Only Rain in ...

Officers use equipment, training to save lives

June 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Officers use equipment, training to save lives
Garland police officers used life-saving training and equipment to save a life June 4 when they responded to a family disturbance call in the 100 block of South Jupiter Road. The call involved a severely injured male. The subject had ...

GSM 2017 season begins

June 13th, 2017 Comments Off on GSM 2017 season begins
Tickets are now on sale for Garland Summer Musicals’ 2017 season, featuring Mel Brooks’ The Producers and the Broadway and Film classic, Hello, Dolly! The Producers sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” ...

Health Department inspections: June 5-9

June 12th, 2017 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: June 5-9
The Garland Health Department conducts weekly inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections are performed at day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants and stores. A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment that scores less ...

Community celebrates Ms. Garland Senior winner

June 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Community celebrates Ms. Garland Senior winner
Photos by Mark Harkins A group of accomplished, community-minded women competed Saturday, June 3, for the title of Ms. Garland Senior America. Jessica Acosta, who won the title in 2010, and Sharon Whitrock, who won in 2011, did a ...

Armstrong ES nurse receives support, hugs

June 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Armstrong ES nurse receives support, hugs
Armstrong Elementary School nurse Stephanie Howeth recently received an unexpected visit at her doorstep. Driving up in a rose-colored fire truck, the Pink Heals of Collin County, colleagues and family members surprised Howeth with cheers, hugs and words of ...

Help older adults prevent falls, remain in homes

June 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Help older adults prevent falls, remain in homes
June is National Home Safety Month and a good time to ensure that your home, as well as those of the older adults in your family, are safe. The National Safety Council offers some statistics about older-adult falls – ...
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