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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 is when “Noche Buena” is recognized.   Although every family is different, common customs for Noche Buena include the preparation ...Full Article

Special Ones Network celebrates a decade of Christmas fun

Channel 11 recently honored Kristal and Dean Davis, founders of the Special Ones Network, by choosing them as their “Ones for Texas.” The recognition marked 10 years of organizing ...Full Article

Senior citizens go high-tech

High-tech combines with high touch at Advanced Health & Rehab of Garland, with the introduction of a new computer system designed specifically for seniors with the belief that it’s ...Full Article

How you can help local charities help others

Several Garland area organizations can use the community’s help in providing assistance to people in need this holiday season.   Friendship House, located at 620 West Avenue B, serves ...Full Article

ACT Walk/Run brings in $20K

On Oct. 28, Achievement Center of Texas, a nonprofit center for children and adults with special needs, held the seventh ACTion Walk/Run 5K at Garland’s Holford Park. ACT put ...Full Article

Give blood, help save lives Nov. 11, Rockwall

For 16 years, Mike Larriviere has helped organize community blood drives in Rockwall. The events are held three times per year and the next is coming up Saturday, Nov. ...Full Article

Help HFHGG build homes, hope

Founded in 1993, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland shares the mission of Habitat International, seeking to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. The ...Full Article

Pepsico, Frito-Lay employees’ Day of Caring

More than 1,400 employees from PepsiCo and Frito-Lay offices throughout the Dallas/Fort-Worth area participated in the annual PepsiCo United Way Day of Caring Thursday, Oct. 26. This project is ...Full Article

Latter-Day Saints build wheelchair ramps

As part of the Richardson, Texas Stake “Fall into Service” campaign, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints living in Garland rolled up their sleeves and ...Full Article

Spring Creek Preservation Society – October

The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest has lots of great opportunities planned for fall. Please check out the schedule below:   Tuesday, Oct. 3: Meeting at North Garland ...Full Article
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