Category: Health

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Looking Back Over Past Year

City of Garland News Release: City of Garland Milestones for 2011 Garland, Texas—December 26, 2011—As 2011 draws to a close, the City of Garland looks back on several milestone events for the past year:   Garland Pawsibilities P… more »


Permalink 08:53:17 pm, by Douglas Email , 470 words   English (US)
Categories: Health

District 1 Does Well in 2010 Food Excellence Awards!

City of Garland News Release: 2010 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of t… more »
Permalink 06:39:03 pm, by Douglas Email , 291 words   English (US)
Categories: Health

PetSmart Adoption Partnership Announced

City of Garland News Release: Garland Animal Services Announces Cat Adoption Partnership with PetSmart Charities® Garland Animal Services is proud to announce a cat adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities. Selected cats from the Garland Anima… more »


Permalink 05:49:21 pm, by Douglas Email , 922 words   English (US)
Categories: Health

City Gains Partner for Animal Shelter Improvements

For over a year, Garland has been working continuously to provide more resources to our animal shelter. To do so, budgetary constraints made it necessary to partner with rescue groups and others, which is the better alternative anyway. Garland's Pawsibi… more »


Permalink 11:47:17 pm, by Douglas Email , 1975 words   English (US)
Categories: Opinions, Health

Garland, We Are Being Slandered

A group of protesters bent on forcing the city animal shelter to cease using carbon monoxide as a euthanasia method are using numerous tactics with the purpose of embarrassing the city to accede to their demands. They have demonstrated at city events, l… more »


Permalink 01:00:51 pm, by Douglas Email , 391 words   English (US)
Categories: Utilities, Health

Healthy Living Expo Is Saturday

If the previous post wasn't enough of a hint, then:   City of Garland News Release: Healthy Living Expo 2010 - This Saturday! Garland is celebrating and encouraging healthy lifestyles with the Healthy Living Expo 2010 – Healthy You, Hea… more »


Permalink 11:24:15 pm, by Douglas Email , 498 words   English (US)
Categories: Utilities, Health

A Special Day to Recycle Those Unusual Items

City of Garland News Release: Recycling Opportunities at Healthy Living Expo 2010 Do you have electronics, sporting goods and other unused household items you’d like to have properly recycled? Bring them to Garland’s Healthy Living Expo on Saturd… more »


Permalink 11:18:14 pm, by Douglas Email , 394 words   English (US)
Categories: Opinions, Taxes & Budget, Health

Good Service and Good Budgetary News from Parkland

The Garland Health Center is operated by the Dallas County-owned Parkland Hospital system. Chris Luna, District 1 resident, serves on the Parkland Hospital board. He shared this information a few weeks ago and I thought it might be of interest:… more »


Permalink 06:27:26 pm, by Douglas Email , 900 words   English (US)
Categories: Opinions, Health

I Wish We Could Believe the Newspaper

On Friday, the Dallas Morning News ran a story of a chihuahua that was euthanized at the Garland animal shelter. According to the report, Jason Chessher, Garland's deputy health director, said the dog was killed because "she was considered aggressive an… more »


Permalink 12:57:49 pm, by Douglas Email , 208 words   English (US)
Categories: Parks & Recreation, Health

Volunteer for Healthy You, Healthy Earth

City of Garland News Release Volunteers Needed for Healthy Living Expo Volunteers are the backbone of any important undertaking. The same is true for the Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, September 25, 2010… more »

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