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Mayor announces intention to resign

October 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Mayor announces intention to resign
Mayor Douglas Athas announced his plan to step down at the Oct. 17 City Council meeting and said that he will announce the effective date soon.   The announcement came after a 6-3 vote to demolish the National Guard ...

Health Department inspections: Oct 9-13

October 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: Oct 9-13
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 ...

Safety Fest draws large crowd

October 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Safety Fest draws large crowd
The Garland Fire Department’s Safety Fest drew 1,400 visitors this year, an increase of 500 from the 2016 event.   According to Merrill Balanciere of the GFD, the department received positive feedback from the visitors.   There were activities ...

Huntington to add industrial square feet

October 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Huntington to add industrial square feet
Garland has approved a project that will result in the development of two of the latest spec buildings to enter the community’s dynamic industrial space market. Huntington Industrial Partners will develop two Class A industrial buildings, comprised of 132,000 ...

Library announces November activities

October 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Library announces November activities
The Nicholson Memorial Library System has announced an exciting calendar of activities for November.   Kids make Native American art – Children ages 6-12 celebrate Native American Heritage Month by creating Tlingit art at Art Explorers. The event is ...

HS football week 7; Mustangs remain unbeaten

October 14th, 2017 Comments Off on HS football week 7; Mustangs remain unbeaten
Photos submitted by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com and Brad McClendon, www.bhmimages.com and Joe Diehl, www. jbdphots.com   Week seven of Garland ISD high school football ended with the Rangers seeing their first defeat and the Mustangs remaining undefeated on the season. ...

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center hosts candlelight vigil

October 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Hope’s Door New Beginning Center hosts candlelight vigil
Thursday, Oct. 12, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center hosted a candlelight vigil to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Aware Month and to honor 158 individuals in Texas who died as a result of domestic violence.   The event ...

GHS snagging wins, records

October 13th, 2017 Comments Off on GHS snagging wins, records
The 2017-18 school year is just one month in, but Garland High School is already in competition mode.   The Owls started preparing for a victorious year during the 2017 Texas Tech Summer Math/Science Camp competition. The GHS Number ...

Rockin’ the Square: Oct. 21

October 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Rockin’ the Square: Oct. 21
Downtown Garland will sparkle with live music, food and fireworks Saturday, Oct. 21. Join us for Rockin’ the Square – A Historic Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. as we celebrate Downtown’s listing on the National Register of ...

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 13th, 2017 Comments Off on October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence (also known as spousal abuse, domestic abuse, family violence, intimate partner violence and relationship violence) comes in different forms:   Emotional abuse Verbal abuse Physical abuse Sexual abuse Financial abuse Digital abuse   Power and control over ...
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