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Local News for Garland, Texas

01/13/2021

Holiday DWI patrol results

The results for the Christmas and New Year holiday DWI patrols, which were in effect from Dec. 18 – Jan. 1., have been announced by the Garland Police Department. During this time, the GPD stepped up Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) patrols in an effort to help Garland citizens and visitors to Garland have a safe READ MORE.
01/13/2021

MLK virtual celebration set for Jan. 16

The Garland Unit of the NAACP will be celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. The theme of this year’s MLK celebration is “Realizing Dr. King’s Dream with PPE (Persistence, Perfection and Excellence.” Click here for more details. About the Garland Unit The Garland Unit of the READ MORE.
01/13/2021

Former GPD chief passes away

The death of a former Garland Police Department Chief, Jesse C. Youngblood, inspired kind words and tributes from many who worked with him in the police department and in the community. Youngblood worked in the police department between 1958-1991. He served as Garland’s Chief of Police for 20 years. A post on the GPD Facebook READ MORE.
01/13/2021

Spring Creek Preserve announces schedule

Coyotes and Critters…At the Spring Creek Preserve meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5, Bonnie Bradshaw will talk about the lives of wild animals in our neighborhoods and why they are roaming our housing areas. Get information about armadillos, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats and more. Bradshaw is the founder and president of a company called 911 Wildlife which specializes READ MORE.
01/02/2021

Crimes reported Nov. 29-Dec. 5

The Garland Police Department has divided the city into districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56. Listed below are the 209 crimes reported during the above period, separated by district number. Information provided by the Garland Police Department. Crimes by district District 11 13 District 12 12 District 13 10 District 14 13 District 15 READ MORE.
01/02/2021

COVID-19 vaccine process begins

According to a video produced by the city of Garland, the process of distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to the first group of recipients began Tuesday, Dec. 29. Included in this group were front-line health care workers that work for the cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse and for the Garland Independent School District. Also included in READ MORE.
01/02/2021

Accidental shooting claims student’s life

Christopher Guardado, Garland High School sophomore, passed away Christmas Day after he had been the victim of an accidental gunshot the evening of Dec. 19. He passed away in the Intensive Care Unit at Medical City Hospital. The 16-year-old, who was also known as Choo, was passionate about football and was a varsity player for READ MORE.
12/25/2020

Aggravated robbery suspects arrested

Dec. 22, just before 2 p.m., Garland Police Department officers, with the assistance of Dallas Police Department officers, arrested four suspects for aggravated robbery at a business in the 6200 block of Broadway Boulevard. Officers learned the suspects pulled up to the business in a black SUV, exited armed and approached the business. Employees of READ MORE.
12/25/2020

Vaccine delivery begins

The city of Garland’s Director of Health, Jason Chessher, said in a recent Facebook Live broadcast that the city will receive 900 doses of the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine during the week of Christmas. He said that health care workers such as hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, emergency medical services personnel, home health care and READ MORE.
12/25/2020

SONIC fan votes fund teach requests

For the 12th year in a row and during an urgent time of need, SONIC Drive-In donated an all-time high of $1.3 million to fund public school teacher requests across the country as part of its Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign. In partnership with nonprofit teacher crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose and with the help of READ MORE.
12/25/2020

Council recap: Dec. 14-15

The Garland City Council and Mayor Scott LeMay met Monday, Dec. 14, for the work session and Tuesday, Dec. 15, for the regular meeting. Ricky McNeal sworn in The necessary information from the State of Texas was received and Ricky McNeal has now been sworn in as the District 1 council member. He was recently READ MORE.

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