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Keep pets safe at Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Keep pets safe at Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a special holiday, but it can carry some hazards for pets. Follow these tips from the ASPCA to keep pets healthy and safe during the holiday.   Poison Risks   Fatty foods are hard for animals to ...

GEF receives sizable donation

November 19th, 2017 Comments Off on GEF receives sizable donation
Educators in Garland ISD have an extra reason to give thanks this holiday season. The AT&T Foundation, along with the help of Senator Don Huffines, donated $10,000 to the Garland ISD Education Foundation (GEF) Nov. 15.   “We cannot ...

Enjoy December library activities

November 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Enjoy December library activities
The Nicholson Memorial Library System has announced its schedule of activities for December and it includes holiday fun.   Children’s crafts, book character at Christmas on the Square – Children can make free holiday crafts during Christmas on the ...

HS football playoffs: Round 1

November 18th, 2017 Comments Off on HS football playoffs: Round 1
Photos submitted by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com and Brad McClendon, www.bhmimages.com and Joe Diehl, www.jbdphotos.com.   Four of the Garland ISD high school football teams competed in bi-district contests Friday, Nov. 17. Sachse High School remained undefeated and will continue ...

November: American Diabetes Month

November 18th, 2017 Comments Off on November: American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month and a good time to learn more about this widespread disease. Estimates predict that one-third of American adults will have the disease in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop it now.   Other ...

NFPA offers Thanksgiving safety tips

November 18th, 2017 Comments Off on NFPA offers Thanksgiving safety tips
Thanksgiving is approaching quickly so the National Fire Prevention Association has offered safety tips for inside cooking and turkey frying:   Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop. Stay in the home when cooking your ...

GISD officially names superintendent

November 16th, 2017 Comments Off on GISD officially names superintendent
Following a five-month search process, Garland ISD is proud to announce its new superintendent, Dr. Ricardo López. The district’s board of trustees named him as lone finalist Oct. 10, and after a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, named him superintendent ...

New Era Companies construct medical center

November 16th, 2017 Comments Off on New Era Companies construct medical center
Garland has approved a deal that will result in the development of a $25 million North Garland Medical Center at 7217 Telecom Parkway. This state-of-the-art facility will realize 95,000 square feet of health care space in a new three-story building ...

Don’t miss Christmas on the Square

November 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Don’t miss Christmas on the Square
Celebrate the holidays at Christmas on the Square 2017! Garland’s Historic Downtown Square will twinkle with lights and music from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.   During this time, head over to the square at Sixth and ...

Health Dept. inspections: Nov. 4-11

November 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Health Dept. inspections: Nov. 4-11
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 ...
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