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Health/Safety - Archives - 2012

Fighting Alzheimer’s: How one dynamic duo keeps the memories going

 

Jaliza Brown | December 26, 2012

 

In the 1996 novel "The Notebook," author Nicholas Sparks chronicles the lives and love of husband and wife duo Allie and Noah Calhoun. The story begins with an 80-year-old Noah reading to his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been placed in an assisted living facility. Allie could no longer recognize her husband, children or grandchildren. Noah moved into the same assisted living facility, and read from a notebook written by Allie years ago that depicts every aspect of their lives together. Noah reads this notebook to her day after day hoping to provoke memories out of his beloved wife.

 

According to the Alzheimer's Association, approximately 15 million caregivers across the nation face these types of issues when one or more of their family members have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease affects 5.4 million Americans today, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and is referred to as the defining disease of the baby boomers. It is the only disease in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or in most cases, even slowed.

 

Similar to fictional characters Allie and Noah, husband and wife John and Sue Rath, 71, of Garland, were faced with the diagnosis of Sue's Alzheimer’s in 2006, but they refused to let the disease define them.

 

Sue's journey began with the most noticeable sign of Alzheimer's, memory loss. "I didn't really think that much about it or pay much attention to it," said John of Sue's gradual change in behavior. "It was just something to really tick you off you know like 'I already told you that...you don't pay attention to a thing I say,'" he said jokingly.

 

A couple of years before her diagnosis, Sue worked for the Dallas County Community College District support center.  Her boss and co-workers began to notice a gradual change. "They noticed it more so in her concentration. It was taking her so much longer to do jobs that she would just zip through before," John said. Having seen similar symptoms from her own relative that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Sue's boss expressed her concerns to John.  After tests and a confirmed diagnosis, Sue was moved into a position in the mailroom where she continued to work until she was eligible for retirement.

 

"And we have been on this journey together ever since," John said. On Christmas Day, 2011, John and Sue arrived in Freshwater, Australia. During a five-week stay to visit their daughter and three grandchildren, the two enjoyed everything that Australia had to offer.  They went scuba diving and snorkeling with their eldest grandson, attended the Sydney Opera House, and obtained seats at the Taronga Zoo to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks display. Sue, a talented artist since adolescence, spent hours sketching and painting with her grandson.

 

John found time to collect sand from 13 different beaches and came across a particularly special type of sand on Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. As he tells it, this predominantly white sand "was used to polish the Hubble Space Telescope lens and has become a heated debate among scientists to whether it is made up of either 98 or 99 percent silica." John uses it to perfectly polish Sue’s wedding ring.

 

The couple learned early on in Sue's diagnosis that being active and socializing with others is beneficial to slowing the progression of memory loss in Alzheimer's. When they are not traveling, Sue walks one to two miles every day, and John hand crafts everything from candle holders to a chest of drawers. He has even created his own Rathpacker Classic Series Guitar inspired by a Martin Backpacker guitar that his son-in-law introduced to him years ago.

 

"Exercise can be a social event and a way to stimulate brain activity," said Amanda Quicksall, coordinator for early stage programs and volunteers for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas. "People who exercise regularly are less likely to be depressed. Depression is common among people with dementia as well as caregivers."

 

"Socialization is important, because many people who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease tend to isolate themselves and become withdrawn. Several studies indicate that keeping strong social connections and staying mentally active as we age, might lower the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s," Quicksall said.

 

The couple credits the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas with providing them the tools needed to prolong the devastation of the disease. "We attend just about every class, social and program that they have that we are in town for," John said. John, who has never strayed too far away from Sue since their grade school introduction, is her primary caregiver.

 

"I was in the second grade and she was in the first grade," John said of his first interaction with then neighbor Sue.  "We actually met at church, and we lived about a block and a half away from each other.  "We would ride our bicycles to class together and our first date was to a Christmas party."

 

John and Sue dated for nine years before getting married and were married only 17 days when John went on contract to Vietnam. "When I came back, I had assignments that she could go on and couldn't go on, so we traveled the world quite a bit and our daughter had her first birthday in Germany," John said.

 

John went to the Air Force after high school and a few years later began what would be a 37-year tenure at Texas Instruments.  "I started out working in the Airport Surveillance Rader group traveling to Air Force bases throughout the U.S. having the radars installed," he said.  "When those contracts ran out I transferred to a classified project making special electronics for a government organization.  My final job was with the server group preparing for the Year 2000 conversions."

 

During their 45-year marriage, the couple had two children. Last year they were faced with the death of their only son.  "Our son graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy... he was a carrier qualified Navy jet pilot," John said. "He went back up to be the best man at his friend's wedding, who was getting married at the chapel there at the academy. They were going across the street to eat breakfast, and a car came out going against the traffic trying to beat the line of traffic and hit him." The accident caused irreversible brain damage, and their son was no longer able to fly for the Navy. About eight years later, he passed due to complications from the injury.

 

John and Sue Rath find that laughter, action and just simply living is key to keeping their memories and minds going. Through all their tragedy and triumph, John and Sue have no regrets. "I have an old saying here," Sue said, "write down all your worries, put them in a box and just sit on it and laugh." John replied humorously, "she keeps crushing the boxes though."


Health department inspections:  December 17-21

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  December 26, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. 

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

5TH STREET MARKET

331

FIFTH

12/17/2012

95

BURGER KING

522

PLANO

12/20/2012

78

CARMEN'S TACOS AND GORDITAS

1311

MARKETPLACE

12/17/2012

53

CHAMBREL AT CLUB HILL

1245

COLONEL

12/17/2012

77

COUNTRY CLUB ACTIVE LEARNING

1601

COUNTRY CLUB

12/17/2012

92

DAIRY WAY

1810

KINGSLEY

12/17/2012

91

DAIRY WAY #3

1810

KINGSLEY

12/17/2012

78

DAWN FOODS INC.

3353

MILLER PARK

12/19/2012

98

DOAN RESTAURANT

3530

WALNUT

12/19/2012

61

DOMINO'S PIZZA (5290)

4413

WALNUT

12/20/2012

85

DOS BANDERAS TEX-MEX CUISINE (7151)

614

MAIN

12/19/2012

85

DUNKIN ACADEMY

720

SHILOH

12/18/2012

86

EARLY HEAD START GARLAND

4580

BUCKINGHAM

12/19/2012

81

EL POLLO REGIO

1440

WALNUT

12/18/2012

69

FIRST CHINESE BBQ

3465

WALNUT

12/18/2012

61

GARLAND ISD - BACKUP FREEZER

410

STADIUM

12/18/2012

99

GOAL FOOD MARKET- CONV. STORE

717

FIFTH

12/19/2012

82

GOLDEN WOK

1311

MARKETPLACE

12/18/2012

67

GRANDY'S (4008)

2155

NORTHWEST

12/20/2012

75

HAPPY DAYS SCHOOL

1201

MAIN

12/20/2012

70

J DONUTS

5501

BROADWAY

12/20/2012

96

J TACO

3080

JUPITER

12/18/2012

72

JAIMES DONUTS

6850

SHILOH

12/20/2012

85

JUPITER RD EXXON

3080

JUPITER

12/18/2012

91

KROGER FOOD STORE #557

6850

SHILOH

12/18/2012

87

 

 

 

 

84

KROGER FOOD STORE #559

1406

WALNUT

12/20/2012

88

 

 

 

 

84

LIGHT HOUSE ACADEMY

4222

ROSEHILL

12/17/2012

89

LUCKY CHINA

1102

NORTHWEST

12/17/2012

76

MAX MUSCLE SPORTS NUTRITION

5255

GEORGE BUSH

12/21/2012

93

MEKONG MARKET

1609

BUCKINGHAM

12/18/2012

83

MY CANH (7010)

4535

WALNUT

12/19/2012

73

NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CAFE

605

TOWN SQUARE

12/21/2012

70

NEW TRUONG NGUYEN SUPERMARKET

3555

WALNUT

12/19/2012

69

OAKS TRAIL ACADEMY

402

OAKS TRAIL

12/20/2012

94

ON THE BORDER MEXICAN CAFE

1350

NORTHWEST

12/19/2012

51

PANCHO'S MEXICAN BUFFET

1480

BUCKINGHAM

12/20/2012

55

PHO BANG RESTAURANT

3565

WALNUT

12/20/2012

73

QUOC HUONG RESTAURANT

3112

JUPITER

12/18/2012

59

S&E SNACKS

4413

WALNUT

12/19/2012

93

SAO MAI

4413

WALNUT

12/20/2012

71

SENIOR CARE BELTLINE

106

BELTLINE

12/20/2012

72

SHOWPLACE CAFE

1950

MARKETPLACE

12/19/2012

73

TANGO BAKERY & CAFE

4436

WALNUT

12/20/2012

76

TAQUERIA DIANA

730

WALNUT

12/19/2012

72

TOM THUMB #1783

2645

ARAPAHO

12/18/2012

90

 

 

 

 

75

VIET TOFU

3555

WALNUT

12/18/2012

82

WESTLAKE SKATE CENTER

413

YALE

12/20/2012

81

YING CAFE

6850

SHILOH

12/20/2012

73

 


Health department inspections:  December 10-14

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  December 17, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. 

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

AZTEC TORTILLAS

4119

FOREST

12/14/2012

73

BANH MI #1

3212

JUPITER

12/13/2012

71

BURGER KING #5020

106

FIRST

12/10/2012

81

BURGER STREET

2935

GARLAND

12/14/2012

88

CAMBIANDO VIDAS

4310

SATURN

12/14/2012

76

CASTLEGLEN PRIVATE SCHOOL

602

CASTLEGLEN

12/10/2012

93

CHEDDARS CASUAL CAFE

5445

GEORGE BUSH

12/11/2012

80

CHOPSTICK EXPRESS

2321

WALNUT

12/10/2012

69

CHORIS

1638

FIRST

12/10/2012

67

CORNER STOP

775

BUCKINGHAM

12/13/2012

85

CORNER STORE #2171

829

MILLER

12/13/2012

87

COUNTRY CLUB BINGO

1416

CASTLE

12/14/2012

90

CRAZY CATFISH

1410

BUCKINGHAM

12/11/2012

76

DALLAS DISTILLERIES INC.

803

SHEPHERD

12/13/2012

90

DALLAS SPICE MARKET

700

MAIN

12/13/2012

95

DONG HAI CHINESE RESTAURANT

3575

WALNUT

12/10/2012

78

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS

4430

LAVON

12/13/2012

98

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

12/10/2012

85

 

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

67

EL SABROSO TAQUERIA

3701

WALNUT

12/13/2012

62

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CHILD DEV CENT

801

AVENUE D

12/13/2012

88

FURRS FRESH BUFFET

1540

EASTGATE

12/13/2012

71

GARLAND I.S.D. WAREHOUSE

701

FIRST

12/13/2012

95

GLORIA'S RESTAURANT

360

CONEFLOWER

12/13/2012

89

GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL

214

GARLAND

12/10/2012

87

HIGH PETROLENIM IN GATEWAY 13

2002

STATE HWY 66

12/10/2012

95

HIGH PETROLENIM IN GATEWAY 13 - DELI

2002

STATE HWY 66

12/10/2012

81

HOLIDAY INN

5110

GEORGE BUSH

12/10/2012

75

HONEY DONUT

1949

CENTERVILLE

12/14/2012

85

HOUR KITCHEN

209

MAIN

12/14/2012

92

IHOP #3014

5175

GEORGE BUSH

12/10/2012

89

LA MICHOACANA

2114

KINGSLEY

12/11/2012

84

 

 

 

 

77

LA MICHOACANA #34

6535

DUCK CREEK

12/11/2012

76

 

 

 

 

67

LA MICHOACANA#34

6535

DUCK CREEK

12/11/2012

50

LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

3505

HAYMAN

12/13/2012

95

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

5345

GARLAND

12/14/2012

75

MARISCOS DEL GOLFO

1444

CASTLE

12/13/2012

83

MATT'S RANCHO MARTINEZ

5085

GEORGE BUSH

12/13/2012

70

MILLENNIUM DONUTS

503

GARLAND

12/14/2012

93

MY LAN RESTAURANT

3347

WALNUT

12/11/2012

71

NENA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1440

CASTLE

12/13/2012

81

OLIVE GARDEN ITALIAN REST. #1673

4840

GEORGE BUSH

12/10/2012

72

ON THE BORDER MEXICAN GRILL,CANTINA

4970

GEORGE BUSH

12/10/2012

92

PANDA-JR CHINESE RESTAURANT

834

BELTLINE

12/14/2012

77

PARSONS PRE-K

2202

RICHOAK

12/10/2012

94

PHO QUE HUONG RESTAURANT

3212

JUPITER

12/13/2012

66

PIZZA HUT

1449

BUCKINGHAM

12/10/2012

92

SONIC DRIVE IN

6202

BROADWAY

12/10/2012

96

SOULMAN'S BBQ

3410

BROADWAY

12/10/2012

72

STAR BUKRI'S CATERING

2026

JUPITER

12/13/2012

75

STARBUCKS (6641)

5345

GARLAND

12/14/2012

91

SUBWAY (6660)

3112

JUPITER

12/11/2012

88

TAQUERIA "EL PRIMO"

3345

BROADWAY

12/10/2012

87

TOM YUM THAI RESTAURANT

3313

BELTLINE

12/13/2012

67

VICTOR'S TAQUERIA

2441

WALNUT

12/10/2012

59

WINGSTOP

5949

BROADWAY

12/11/2012

83

WINTERS PARK ASSISTED LIVING

3450

WAGON WHEEL

12/11/2012

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health department inspections:  December 3-7

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  December 10, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  There was one closure this week.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BAKERY... BY GEORGE

4133

BROADWAY

12/5/2012

88

BARBACOA HERMANOS CRUZ

109

CENTERVILLE

12/3/2012

58

BOSTON MARKET

730

CENTERVILLE

12/5/2012

80

BRANDING IRON, THE

1535

BRAND

12/7/2012

82

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #55

5435

BROADWAY

12/5/2012

89

BURGER ISLAND

1529

BUCKINGHAM

12/5/2012

68

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA LA PRIMERA

119

KINGSLEY

12/3/2012

78

CARNITAS LA COTORRA RESTAURANT III

3031

FIRST

12/3/2012

81

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

3271

GEORGE BUSH

12/7/2012

66

CHINA STAR

2425

WALNUT

12/5/2012

74

CHUCK E. CHEESE (6979)

4992

GEORGE BUSH

12/7/2012

88

COM TAM THUAN KIEU

3465

WALNUT

12/4/2012

51

CORNER FOOD MART

2431

WALNUT

12/7/2012

86

CORNER POCKET SANDWICH SHOP

601

STATE

12/3/2012

83

DONUT PALACE

6024

BROADWAY

12/7/2012

93

DUC HUONG GIO CHA

3347

WALNUT

12/5/2012

76

EL CAMINO

2441

WALNUT

12/3/2012

55

 

 

 

 

49

EL POLLO REGIO

501

PLANO

12/7/2012

81

ELMCROFT OF GARLAND

1246

COLONEL

12/3/2012

78

FIESTA MART

2940

FIRST

12/4/2012

90

 

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

65

FIREHOUSE SUBS

3003

GEORGE BUSH

12/3/2012

70

GOOD SAMARITAN

214

TWELFTH

12/7/2012

89

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY- GARLAND

2302

FIREWHEEL

12/4/2012

94

HOULIHAN'S RESTAURANT & BAR

660

TOWN CENTER

12/5/2012

76

HUBBARD'S CUBBARD

901

MAIN

12/3/2012

81

K.E.A. IMPORTS FOOD

580

CASTLE GLEN

12/3/2012

62

LA MICHOACANA

2406

WALNUT

12/4/2012

75

 

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

69

LAKE CITIES MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1935

CENTERVILLE

12/7/2012

89

LITTLE CAESARS (7024)

1835

GARLAND

12/7/2012

89

LITTLE CAESAR'S (7558)

6018

BROADWAY

12/7/2012

93

MESHACK BAR-B-Q

240

AVENUE B

12/5/2012

90

NEW TRUONG NGUYEN INC.

3727

MARQUIS

12/5/2012

91

PANADERIA GUATEMALTECA LA MEJOR

1840

FIRST

12/3/2012

87

PEARL C ANDERSON CHILDCARE GROUP

625

AVENUE B

12/3/2012

86

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF FIREWHEEL

5074

GEORGE BUSH

12/5/2012

84

QUOC BAO BAKERY LO BANH MI

3419

WALNUT

12/7/2012

63

RESTAURANTE TRES PAISES

149

KINGSLEY

12/4/2012

82

RICE XPRESS

2402

WALNUT

12/3/2012

78

S-K FOOD

1420

GLENBROOK

12/5/2012

71

SONIC DRIVE IN

2001

STATE HWY 66

12/5/2012

87

T.G.I. FRIDAY'S

220

CONEFLOWER

12/5/2012

90

TACO CABANA #266

5959

BROADWAY

12/5/2012

74

TAQUERIA LA JALICIENCE

1322

KINGSLEY

12/5/2012

67

TASTY CHINA RESTAURANT

3512

WALNUT

12/5/2012

72

UNITED CATERERS #0055

502

IDLEWILD

12/3/2012

68

UNITED CATERERS #2016

502

IDLEWILD

12/5/2012

87

WENDY'S

2319

WALNUT

12/7/2012

80

WEST GARLAND HEAD START

3709

WALNUT

12/4/2012

80

WHATABURGER

725

CENTERVILLE

12/3/2012

83

WOWDY DONUT

3035

SHILOH

12/5/2012

75

 


Health department inspections:  November 26-30

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  December 3, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN

3425

FOREST

11/27/2012

83

7-ELEVEN #39235

6418

JUPITER

11/28/2012

85

A & M FOOD STORE

314

BARNES

11/28/2012

78

A TASTE OF ITALY

2210

BUCKINGHAM

11/29/2012

84

ANOTHER SOUTHERN MAID

301

BUCKINGHAM

11/27/2012

91

BESA'S PIZZA, PASTA & SUBS

7602

JUPITER

11/26/2012

88

BIG AL'S GRILL

775

BUCKINGHAM

11/26/2012

77

BLEACHERS SPORTS GRILL

3402

ARAPAHO

11/27/2012

90

BOMBAY SWEET & FAST FOOD

4550

BUCKINGHAM

11/26/2012

72

CHILDREN'S TREEHOUSE BUCKINGHAM

3317

BUCKINGHAM

11/29/2012

97

COOPER ELEMENTARY

1200

KINGSBRIDGE

11/27/2012

98

COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR CENTER

221

NINTH

11/27/2012

97

CRAZY CATFISH

805

CENTERVILLE

11/29/2012

73

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6814

1546

ROWLETT

11/27/2012

84

EL RIO GRANDE #4

901

MILLER

11/30/2012

83

 

 

 

 

79

ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY

2301

SAM HOUSTON

11/28/2012

90

FREEMAN ELEMENTARY

1220

WALNUT

11/28/2012

96

GARLAND NURSING & REHABILITATION

321

SHILOH

11/27/2012

90

GOLDMINE FAMILY RESTAURANT II

3347

BELTLINE

11/29/2012

73

GRANPA'S BARNYARD SCHOOL

1521

ROWLETT

11/29/2012

96

HIEP THAI FOOD STORE

3347

WALNUT

11/27/2012

65

 

 

 

 

51

JACK IN THE BOX

4015

BOBTOWN

11/26/2012

86

JOLLY CHEF #5011 (6124)

502

IDLEWILD

11/29/2012

91

KIDS CENTRAL

2319

GUTHRIE

11/29/2012

95

KIDS GREEN ACRE SCHOOL

675

OATES

11/27/2012

98

KINDER CARE (200)

2885

BELTLINE

11/29/2012

83

KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER

1321

NORTHWEST

11/27/2012

98

LA NUEVA DE ZACATECAS

1618

FIRST

11/27/2012

75

LA RANCHERA SUPERMARKET #4- GROCERY

3160

SATURN

11/26/2012

64

LA RANCHERA SUPERMARKET #4- TAQUERIA

3160

SATURN

11/26/2012

54

LITTLE CAESARS

1250

NORTHWEST

11/29/2012

88

MARSHALL'S BBQ

510

WALNUT CIRCLE

11/26/2012

90

MAU PHUOC DUONG

3212

JUPITER

11/27/2012

92

MI SARAPE

1560

FIRST

11/27/2012

80

MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY

5200

BROADMOOR

11/27/2012

92

PIZZA BY ALEX

103

FIRST

11/27/2012

71

PIZZA HUT

3725

WALNUT

11/30/2012

93

POPEYE'S #8564

3040

BROADWAY

11/27/2012

78

POPEYE'S CHICKEN & BISCUITS

1436

BELTLINE

11/27/2012

82

PRICE ELEMENTARY

630

STROUD

11/26/2012

93

QUEEN'S WINERY

3433

KINGSLEY

11/26/2012

96

QUIKTRIP #906

4906

JUPITER

11/29/2012

87

REGALO DE VIDA Y SALUD

3419

WALNUT

11/28/2012

87

SAIGON KITCHEN (7085)

3555

WALNUT

11/30/2012

70

SHOP N GO

2929

BELTLINE

11/29/2012

73

SKILLMAN WOK

565

OATES

11/26/2012

69

SMALL MIRACLES ACADEMY

5902

JUPITER

11/30/2012

78

SONIC DRIVE-IN

1709

BELTLINE

11/29/2012

76

STAR FOOD MART

2014

JUPITER

11/29/2012

87

SUBZI MANDI

4550

BUCKINGHAM

11/26/2012

77

TACO BUENO #3059

5724

BROADWAY

11/26/2012

90

TACO CASA

6118

BROADWAY

11/26/2012

91

TRES AMIGOS

1422

KINGSLEY

11/30/2012

87

UNITED CATERERS #2029

502

IDLEWILD

11/30/2012

83

UNITED CATERERS #5161

502

IDLEWILD

11/29/2012

86

WATER INN

4750

JUPITER

11/30/2012

95

WEAVER ELEMENTARY

805

PLEASANT VALLEY

11/26/2012

96

WHATABURGER (7178)

4500

BASS PRO

11/27/2012

78

WINGSTOP

2334

BUCKINGHAM

11/26/2012

81

XINXIAN CHINESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

5010

JUPTITER

11/26/2012

70

 

 


Health department inspections:  November 19-23

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | November 26, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BABE'S CHICKEN DINNER HOUSE

1456

BELTLINE

11/20/2012

72

BON TON DONUTS

1225

BELTLINE

11/19/2012

96

CHICK-FIL-A

5425

GEORGE BUSH

11/19/2012

81

CHURCH'S CHICKEN (7288)

2520

WALNUT

11/20/2012

84

DONUT PALACE

1605

BUCKINGHAM

11/19/2012

78

DONUT TIME (7014)

3231

FOREST

11/19/2012

91

I LOVE DONUTS

2907

BELTLINE

11/21/2012

85

IBEX WHOLESALE

2214

JUPITER

11/19/2012

80

LA FOGATA TAQUERIA

1902

FIRST

11/19/2012

52

LA SUPER PALETERIA

3325

WALNUT

11/20/2012

77

LA XANH

3575

WALNUT

11/19/2012

64

LILI'S RESTAURANTE

3460

WALNUT

11/19/2012

55

MCDONALD'S

119

BUCKINGHAM

11/20/2012

90

 

7201

GEORGE BUSH

11/20/2012

82

MONTERREY TAQUERIAS

901

BELTLINE

11/20/2012

62

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

4902

GEORGE BUSH

11/20/2012

77

POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS

4430

LAVON

11/20/2012

68

QUIKTRIP #908

2010

SHILOH

11/20/2012

96

RACETRAC #697

2434

BUCKINGHAM

11/19/2012

74

SONIC DRIVE- IN

3901

FOREST

11/19/2012

79

SUBWAY

109

FIRST

11/19/2012

84

SUBWAY (6659)

1449

BUCKINGHAM

11/19/2012

91

SUBWAY (6661)

5255

GEORGE BUSH

11/19/2012

73

TACO BUENO

1936

FIRST

11/20/2012

89

TAQUERIA "LA FAJITA"

3805

WALNUT

11/20/2012

83

THE ATRIUM @ PATTY GRANVILLE

300

FIFTH

11/19/2012

90

TRAK 10

3420

WALNUT

11/20/2012

68

 


Health department inspections:  November 12-16

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | November 19, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7 MARES OSTIONERIA

3317

WALNUT

11/12/2012

66

A CREATIVE FOCUS LEARNING CENTER

720

MEADOWCREEK

11/16/2012

94

ALDI TEXAS LLC #29

1518

BUCKINGHAM

11/15/2012

83

B & B FOOD STORE

1141

WALNUT

11/13/2012

71

CAPRISSI II PIZZA

3443

CAMPBELL

11/16/2012

85

CARL'S JR

550

INTERSTATE 30

11/13/2012

79

CENTERVILLE LEARNING CENTER

407

CENTERVILLE

11/16/2012

94

CHURCH'S CHICKEN (7287)

3028

FIRST

11/13/2012

83

CRISTINA'S FINE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

4170

LAVON

11/13/2012

83

EL MERCADO AZTECA

1540

FIRST

11/12/2012

84

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #6424

1446

BELTLINE

11/15/2012

93

FOOD MART ONE

2430

WALNUT

11/14/2012

89

GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

310

GARLAND

11/13/2012

91

GARLAND SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER

4999

NAAMAN FOREST

11/16/2012

97

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

77

GENERATOR COFFEE HOUSE & BAKERY

107

SIXTH

11/16/2012

80

GOLDEN CORRAL #947

1420

EASTGATE

11/15/2012

43

GRIFF'S HAMBURGERS

2150

JUPITER

11/15/2012

85

HU TIEU MI VIETNAMESE

4425

WALNUT

11/16/2012

71

HYATT PLACE - GARLAND

5101

GEORGE BUSH

11/14/2012

61

I-30 TRUCK STOP

801

INTERSTATE 30

11/15/2012

91

LA MEDIA LUNA

3460

WALNUT

11/15/2012

76

LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL

4655

COUNTRY CLUB

11/13/2012

99

MEXICALI CAFE AND CANTINA

1456

BELT LINE

11/12/2012

70

MR. JIM'S PIZZA #146

565

OATES

11/15/2012

95

NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY

1626

BOSQUE

11/13/2012

97

OAKHILL DAY SCHOOL

1025

BRAND

11/12/2012

88

O'BANION MIDDLE SCHOOL

700

BIRCHWOOD

11/14/2012

94

OLD TOWN STORE

509

AVENUE D

11/13/2012

89

OUR PLACE

310

GARLAND

11/13/2012

88

PIC-N-GO #1

3443

CAMPBELL

11/13/2012

93

POPCORN PAPA

520

TOWN CENTER

11/15/2012

81

QUIKTRIP #909

5825

BROADWAY

11/14/2012

88

QUIKTRIP #938

131

LAVON

11/13/2012

81

RACETRAC #173

6421

BROADWAY

11/12/2012

81

SALUD ES RIQUEZA

2915

BELTLINE

11/14/2012

97

SAM'S CLUB STORE #4783

5150

GARLAND

11/16/2012

93

 

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

81

SHOP N GO #8

1815

FIRST

11/15/2012

74

SMOOTHIE KING

5129

GARLAND

11/13/2012

79

SOUTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

600

COLONEL

11/12/2012

94

 

 

 

 

92

SOUTHERN MAID DONUTS

565

OATES

11/15/2012

78

SPRING CREEK BBQ

3335

GEORGE BUSH

11/13/2012

81

STARBUCKS #6379

2645

ARAPAHO

11/14/2012

93

SUBWAY

3243

FOREST

11/16/2012

83

SUPER TORTAS Y TACOS LAS CAGUAMAS

413

GARLAND

11/14/2012

77

T.C. SHAVED ICE

3117

FIRST

11/13/2012

93

TACO ZONE

105

MAIN

11/15/2012

73

TAQUERIA MORELOS

2430

WALNUT

11/14/2012

75

TAQUERIA TOCUMBO

2431

WALNUT

11/13/2012

75

TEXACO FOOD MART

3501

FOREST

11/16/2012

85

TEXAN DONUTS (7080)

1913

JUPITER

11/15/2012

84

UNCLE WING CHINESE RESTAURANT

107

FIRST

11/15/2012

56

VIKON VILLAGE

2918

JUPITER

11/16/2012

77

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1055

5302

GARLAND

11/16/2012

93

 

 

 

 

86

WENDY'S

501

INTERSTATE 30

11/15/2012

89

WHATABURGER

5806

BROADWAY

11/13/2012

83

YEN CHINA CAFE

1225

BELTLINE

11/15/2012

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health department inspections:  November 5-9

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | November 12, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER

2015

COUNTRY CLUB

11/6/2012

98

AVOCADO CALIFORNIA ROLL & SUSHI

690

BEEBALM

11/7/2012

63

BEST WESTERN - LAKEVIEW INN

1635

INTERSTATE 30

11/7/2012

97

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA SI SE PUEDE

1434

CASTLE

11/7/2012

64

CLUB HILL ELEMENTARY

1330

COLONEL

11/5/2012

94

FAMILY DONUTS

833

MILLER

11/7/2012

83

GLORIA'S INDIAN KITCHEN

1546

ROWLETT

11/7/2012

81

GRILL 64

600

CAMPBELL

11/9/2012

69

HANDLEY ELEMENTARY

3725

BROADWAY

11/9/2012

85

J & B CONVENIENCE

2418

JUPITER

11/6/2012

87

 

 

 

 

85

JACK IN THE BOX (2010)

3101

FIRST

11/5/2012

79

LA BELLA ITALIAN GRILL

4125

BROADWAY

11/6/2012

66

LISTER ELEMENTARY

3131

MARS

11/5/2012

97

MCDONALD'S

5302

GARLAND

11/9/2012

83

PALETERIA LA SUPER #2

3031

FIRST

11/7/2012

91

PUPUSERIA LILIAN

2410

MILLER

11/7/2012

70

QUALITY CONVENIENCE STORE

6505

DUCK CREEK

11/5/2012

92

RJHCE KID'S KINGDOM LEARNING CENTER

4105

BROADWAY

11/5/2012

90

SAFEWAY MART CHEVRON

2020

HIGHWAY 66

11/7/2012

94

 

 

 

 

73

SHAN NAMKEEN INC.

2731

NATIONAL

11/7/2012

74

SHUGART ELEMENTARY

4726

ROSEHILL

11/7/2012

93

TAQUERIA EL SABROSO

3426

KINGSLEY

11/5/2012

59

VIAL ELEMENTARY

126

CREEKVIEW

11/6/2012

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health department inspections:  October 29 - November 2

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | November 7, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

1-STOP FOOD STORE

4517

SATURN

11/2/2012

70

6AM - 11PM FOOD STORE

2006

BUCKINGHAM

10/29/2012

87

7-11 #39444

501

INTERSTATE 30

10/30/2012

85

99 CENTS ONLY STORES #2821

950

CENTERVILLE

11/1/2012

70

AD BEER & WINE

565

OATES

10/30/2012

97

AUSTIN ACADEMY

1125

BEVERLY

11/2/2012

95

BALSAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

421

JUPITER

11/1/2012

59

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #61

1815

NORTHWEST

10/31/2012

66

BUFFALO WILD WINGS #194

5125

GEORGE BUSH

10/29/2012

85

CENTERVILLE BEER & WINE

961

CENTERVILLE

11/1/2012

86

COUCH ELEMENTARY

4349

WATERHOUSE

11/1/2012

99

CRISPY CHICKEN & RICE

2930

FIRST

10/30/2012

78

CVS PHARMACY #7481

1372

BELTLINE

11/1/2012

90

DENNY'S RESTAURANT (7071)

12733

LBJ FREEWAY

10/30/2012

54

DISCOUNT BEER & WINE

1933

NORTHWEST

11/2/2012

96

EAST WEST GENERAL STORE (6954)

6541

DUCK CREEK

11/1/2012

63

EAST WEST GENERAL STORES

6541

DUCK CREEK

11/1/2012

86

EUREST DINING SERVICES -RAYTHEON

1200

JUPITER

11/2/2012

74

GLADDEN WATER

100

SHILOH

11/1/2012

93

HANA JAPANESE HIBACHI & SUSHI

1201

BELTLINE

11/1/2012

62

HOME GROCERY

1225

BELTLINE

10/31/2012

70

IN-N-OUT BURGER

150

TOWN CENTER

10/30/2012

94

JACK IN THE BOX #785 (7049)

1001

CENTERVILLE

10/31/2012

70

JOVY CAFE

2613

FOREST

11/1/2012

74

K.E.A. IMPORTS FOOD

580

CASTLE GLEN

10/31/2012

87

LUNA ELEMENTARY

1050

LOCHNESS

10/31/2012

94

MAGIC FOOD MART

3249

FOREST

10/30/2012

92

 

 

 

 

73

MAYBERRY GARDENS

3250

GARLAND

10/30/2012

83

 

3252

GARLAND

10/30/2012

89

 

3254

GARLAND

10/30/2012

87

 

3256

GARLAND

10/30/2012

89

 

3260

GARLAND

10/30/2012

93

MAYBERRY GARDENS (7149)

3262

GARLAND

10/30/2012

91

MAYBERRY GARDENS (7150)

3264

GARLAND

10/30/2012

94

MAYBERRY GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING

3266

GARLAND

10/30/2012

88

 

3268

GARLAND

10/30/2012

87

 

3270

GARLAND

10/30/2012

92

MCDONALD'S

3205

GARLAND

10/31/2012

97

 

3310

LAVON

10/29/2012

82

MING'S KITCHEN

1929

FIRST

10/31/2012

74

NORTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

2109

BUCKINGHAM

11/1/2012

98

 

 

 

 

96

PARKCREST ELEMENTARY

2232

PARKCREST

10/29/2012

98

PIZZA HUT

2218

KINGSLEY

11/2/2012

95

PIZZA HUT (7007)

5301

GARLAND

10/29/2012

86

QUIKTRIP #907

3011

SHILOH

11/2/2012

77

RALPH'S CHEVRON

1401

BELTLINE

11/2/2012

75

RICK'S BBQ

1417

JUPITER

10/31/2012

77

ROSI'S PUPUSERIA

1910

FIRST

10/29/2012

88

SAM HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

2232

SUSSEX

11/1/2012

98

SNOWCONE & DISCOUNT CIGARETTES

3353

BROADWAY

10/30/2012

81

STARBUCKS

5301

GARLAND

10/29/2012

92

STOP IN FOOD STORE

1702

FOREST

10/31/2012

85

SUBWAY

3035

SHILOH

10/30/2012

87

TACO BELL #27867

1050

NORTHWEST

10/30/2012

75

TARGET STORE T-1489

5301

GARLAND

10/29/2012

94

 

 

 

 

81

TIENDA GUANACO

1718

FIRST

10/29/2012

88

VISTA ACADEMY OF GARLAND

3024

ANITA

11/2/2012

87

WALNUT BEVERAGE

2215

WALNUT

10/29/2012

88

WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY

1821

OLD GATE

11/1/2012

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health department inspections:  October 22-26

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | October 29, 2012

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

A DASH IN GROCERY

2445

GOLDFINCH

10/22/2012

91

AMELIA'S TORTILLERIA

150

KINGSLEY

10/24/2012

88

ANTOJITOS HONDURENOS

1718

FIRST

10/22/2012

85

BEEF JERKY OUTLET

4441

BASS PRO

10/24/2012

95

BEVERAGE CITY

4400

BASS PRO

10/22/2012

81

BRADFIELD ELEMENTARY

3817

BUCKNELL

10/25/2012

88

BRANDENBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL

626