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City committed to redevelopment plan

December 19th, 2017 Comments Off on City committed to redevelopment plan
The city of Garland is committed to its revitalization plans in the area surrounding the current Baylor Medical Center at Garland facility, despite last week’s closure announcement.   During a City Council retreat Friday, Dec. 15, the council unanimously ...

North Garland HS graduate completes basic training

December 19th, 2017 Comments Off on North Garland HS graduate completes basic training
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman Don Huynh of Garland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.   The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Health inspections: Dec. 11-15

December 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Health inspections: Dec. 11-15
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 ...

Discord, disagreement, recalls, resignations

December 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Discord, disagreement, recalls, resignations
A vote to call a recall election was on the Dec. 12 City Council meeting agenda, but District 2 Council Member Anita Goebel announced during the meeting that she will resign effective May 5, 2018. The resignation letter stated ...

Harmony robotics teams place in tournament

December 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Harmony robotics teams place in tournament
Harmony Science Academy Garland and Harmony School of Business’s robot-bearing students from TigerPower and HSBTigers teams respectively secured fifth place at the VEX IQ Ringmaster Tournament in Garland Saturday, Dec. 2.   In the VEX IQ Challenge, students, with ...

Pro races in Garland prove decisive in standings

December 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Pro races in Garland prove decisive in standings
by Peloton Sports, special for The Garland Texan   When the dust had settled in at W. Cecil Winters Park in Garland on an unusually hot, dry Sunday in mid-December, two Californians had dominated the final races of the ...

Guatemalan tamales, a local family’s tradition

December 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Guatemalan tamales, a local family’s tradition
By Ericka Mendoza   While it is traditional to observe Christmas on Dec. 25, many Hispanic families carry out their celebrations the day before. The Christmas Eve commemorative festivity is carried out all day Dec. 24 until midnight, which ...

Women’s XIX Society gives grant to Jonathan’s Place

December 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Women’s XIX Society gives grant to Jonathan’s Place
On Dec. 5 at Times Ten Cellars, Dallas Women’s Foundation’s XIX Society members gathered for their annual holiday party and to present a $30,000 check to Jonathan’s Place, whose mission is to provide safe places, loving homes and promising ...

Holiday season DWI enforcement

December 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Holiday season DWI enforcement
The Garland Police Department is gearing up for increased Driving While Intoxicated patrols for an Impaired Driver Mobilization project. The project is funded through a TXDOT grant program which targets DWI along with Driving Under the Influence by Minors. ...

Longtime artistic director leaves GCT

December 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Longtime artistic director leaves GCT
After bringing more than 50 stunning productions to the Granville Arts Center stage, Garland Civic Theatre’s Artistic Director, Kyle McClaran’s run with GCT has come to an end. With deep regret, the theatre’s board of directors has terminated McClaran’s ...
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