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Ikandy distributes school backpacks

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Ikandy distributes school backpacks
IKandy, the charitable foundation of Ike Diogu hosts an annual back-to-school event during which Garland children enjoy lunch and receive free backpacks filled with supplies.   During this year’s event, which was held Saturday, Aug. 20, at downtown Garland’s ...

August: National Eye Exam Month

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on August: National Eye Exam Month
August is National Eye Exam Month so it’s a great time to have your eyes checked. Ocular diseases and conditions are common. Most can be corrected with prescription vision correction, medication or other techniques. Other conditions are more serious. ...

Health inspections: Aug. 21-25

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Health inspections: Aug. 21-25
The Garland Health Dept. 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 ...

Obituary: Bobby Dean Boyd

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Obituary: Bobby Dean Boyd
Bobby Dean Boyd, 79, of Garland died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Bobby graduated from Garland High School in 1956. He was an outstanding athlete from Garland and played football for Oklahoma and the Baltimore Colts.   Bobby is survived ...

Downtown stores to host First Saturday event

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Downtown stores to host First Saturday event
Several downtown Garland retail shops are joining forces to host an ongoing First Saturday event that begins Sept. 2.   Bohemian Glow, Trims and Treasures, Wild Grace, Ivy Cottage and Finders Keepers by Monica are participating in the event ...

GFD, GPD send help to Hurricane Harvey victims

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on GFD, GPD send help to Hurricane Harvey victims
Photos by GFD Captain Collin Blasingame   Anyone who has seen the rescue photos and video from the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey can see that the spirit of helping others is alive and well in the state of ...

Don’t miss 33rd MOPAR Mini Nationals

August 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Don’t miss 33rd MOPAR Mini Nationals
With the coming of September, it won’t be long before the cars start rolling into the area for the 33rd Annual MOPAR Mini-Nationals on Sept. 2. The show will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with registration ...

Join GCT for ‘And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little’

August 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Join GCT for ‘And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little’
Garland Civic Theatre was founded in 1968 and is the oldest community theatre in Dallas County. To celebrate, the organization will present a spectacular season of theatre filled with mystery, laughter, music and love. They are proud to present ...

City to present neighborhood awards

August 27th, 2017 Comments Off on City to present neighborhood awards
Great neighborhoods take work, and the city of Garland, Office of Neighborhood Vitality would like to recognize those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize or invest in their neighborhoods. The awards include:   Garland Neighborhood of the Year ...

Don’t miss Live Well | Go Green Expo

August 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Don’t miss Live Well | Go Green Expo
If you’re looking for tips for a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s free Live Well | Go Green Expo!   When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 ...
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