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Health Department inspections:  August 17-21

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | August 24, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN CONVENIENCE STORE #35761A

1426

BELT LINE

8/18/2015

79

AK DAFFODIL CORPORATION

3321

GARLAND

8/18/2015

86

AVALON RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

1150

COLONEL

8/20/2015

84

BA LE CHANH GOC GARLAND

3526

WALNUT

8/19/2015

74

CHILDTIME LEARNING CENTER

985

BRAND

8/19/2015

89

CHINA HARBOR

409

COUNTRY CLUB

8/21/2015

88

CHINA STAR

2425

WALNUT

8/20/2015

86

COOL CONES SHAVE ICE

3845

GARLAND

8/18/2015

72

CORNER STORE #2171

829

MILLER

8/17/2015

95

CRAZY CATFISH

805

CENTERVILLE

8/17/2015

94

DA BOYZ SPORTS BAR & GRILL

565

OATES

8/18/2015

74

FAMILY DONUTS

833

MILLER

8/17/2015

88

FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA

417

SAN GABRIEL

8/15/2015

97

FRANKIE'S PLACE

1914

PLANO

8/19/2015

74

GLENWOOD DAY SCHOOL

2446

APOLLO

8/19/2015

90

KIDS KINGDOM LEARNNG CENTER

4105

BROADWAY

8/17/2015

83

KROGER FOOD STORE #559

1406

WALNUT

8/19/2015

84

 

 

 

 

70

LONG JOHN SILVER'S #31805

5621

BROADWAY

8/18/2015

90

MAIN STREET CAFE

627

MAIN

8/19/2015

88

MR J'S FOOD STORE

906

HIGHWAY 66

8/18/2015

92

NAPOLI'S PIZZA PASTA

915

CENTERVILLE

8/17/2015

82

NUTRI-LIFE

2915

FIFTH

8/17/2015

93

PEPPERIDGE FARM INC

2755

MILLER PARK NORTH

8/19/2015

96

PHO BANG RESTAURANT

3565

WALNUT

8/17/2015

76

PIZZA HUT #744122

5335

BROADWAY

8/19/2015

86

PIZZA PATRON

2930

FIRST

8/18/2015

86

PLEASANT VALLEY NURSING & REHAB

1525

PLEASANT VALLEY

8/20/2015

83

QUALITY INN & SUITES

1635

INTERSTATE 30

8/20/2015

86

QUIKTRIP #901

220

CENTERVILLE

8/21/2015

85

QUIKTRIP #908

2010

SHILOH

8/19/2015

76

RACETRAC #437

2018

NORTHWEST

8/20/2015

89

SCOOTERS

1401

NORTHWEST

8/19/2015

65

SENIOR CARE BELTLINE

106

BELTLINE

8/19/2015

82

SOULMAN'S BBQ

3410

BROADWAY

8/20/2015

82

SUBWAY

1449

BUCKINGHAM

8/20/2015

75

SUBWAY #10024

1251-A

NORTHWEST

8/20/2015

85

THE FLYING SAUCER

4821

BASS PRO

8/20/2015

76

WHATABURGER #400

1506

BUCKINGHAM

8/17/2015

59

WILD OVER WINGS

5335

BROADWAY

8/20/2015

91

WILLIAMS FRIED CHICKEN

1570

FIRST

8/20/2015

79

WING CITY

1456

BELTLINE

8/18/2015

65

WINTERS PARK ASSISTED LIVING

3450

WAGON WHEEL

8/18/2015

86

ZUMBA FLASH

1146

BELTLINE

8/18/2015

77

 


Health Department inspections:  August 10-14

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | August 17, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET #

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

1st DONUTS

149

KINGSLEY

8/13/2015

60

7 MARES OSTIONERIA

3317

WALNUT

8/12/2015

89

99 CENTS ONLY STORES #2822

1445

BUCKINGHAM

8/13/2015

89

AINT NO MO BUTTER CAKES

501

WALNUT

8/10/2015

83

AMC THEATRE FIREWHEEL 18

100

CONEFLOWER

8/13/2015

75

BENNY'S MART

5249

BROADWAY

8/12/2015

85

BLACK-EYED PEA RESTAURANT

3435

BELTLINE

8/12/2015

76

BURGER KING #5020

106

FIRST

8/12/2015

81

CAMBIANDO VIDAS

4310

SATURN

8/10/2015

82

CICI'S PIZZA

1037

NORTHWEST

8/12/2015

75

DAIRY QUEEN

1926

FIRST

8/10/2015

84

DENNY'S RESTAURANT

457

INTERSTATE 30

8/12/2015

80

DOS BANDERAS TEX-MEX CUISINE

614

MAIN

8/12/2015

93

FIESTA MART #54

2940

FIRST

8/12/2015

74

FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA

417

SAN GABRIEL

8/15/2015

97

FUZZYS TACO SHOP

5125

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH

8/12/2015

55

GRANDY'S

2155

NORTHWEST

8/12/2015

78

GRILL 64

600

CAMPBELL

8/13/2015

90

I-30 TRUCK STOP

801

INTERSTATE 30

8/14/2015

80

IHOP #3014

5175

GEORGE BUSH

8/10/2015

78

IMAGINATION STATION

1966

ARAPAHO

8/14/2015

98

IN-N-OUT BURGER #269

150

TOWN CENTER

8/10/2015

96

JACK IN THE BOX

1382

BELTLINE

8/13/2015

74

J-MART

1921

PLANO

8/14/2015

86

LA NUEVA DE ZACATECAS

1618

FIRST

8/13/2015

94

LOS CORRALES MEXICAN CUISINE

1449

JUPITER

8/11/2015

74

LUPILLO'S TAQUERIA

100

AVENUE D

8/14/2015

73

MCDONALD'S #7394

509

INTERSTATE 30

8/13/2015

82

MIRCH MASALA

4550

BUCKINGHAM

8/13/2015

74

NANAK SUBZI MANDI

4550

BUCKINGHAM

8/13/2015

86

NIEVERIA LAS TORRES

3460

WALNUT

8/13/2015

61

PALETERIA MICHOACANA

1618

FIRST

8/13/2015

92

PIZZA HUT

2218

KINGSLEY

8/13/2015

92

PIZZA PATRON

3419

WALNUT

8/12/2015

71

PUPUSERIA MARI

3805

WALNUT

8/11/2015

50

RESTAURANT Y TAQUERIA LUPITAS

1456

BELTLINE

8/11/2015

58

SONIC DRIVE IN #3688

6130

JUPITER

8/11/2015

79

SUBWAY #16557

555

INTERSTATE 30

8/13/2015

84

TACO BUENO #3075

850

BUCKINGHAM

8/10/2015

84

TACO BUENO #3095

1936

FIRST

8/10/2015

80

THE ICEE CO

3775

MARQUIS

8/11/2015

94

VIDA LIFE NUTRITION

1430

KINGSLEY

8/12/2015

90

WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MRKT

101

BUCKINGHAM

8/11/2015

95

WINGSTOP

2334

BUCKINGHAM

8/12/2015

58

 


Avoid common car seat installation mistakes

 

Posted August 14, 2015

 

There are common mistakes that parents make when installing and using car seats for their children. Because correctly used car seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent, parents, grandparents and other caregivers must know how to properly utilize car safety seats.

 

Knowing the proper way to buckle up children as they grow can be confusing.  The most common mistakes regarding car seat safety are:

 

1. Getting a used car seat without researching its history

If considering a used car seat, make sure it:

  • Comes with instructions and label showing manufacture date and model number

  • Hasn't been recalled

  • Isn't expired or more than 6 years old

  • Has no visible damage or missing parts

  • Has never been in a moderate or severe crash

 

2. Placing car seat in wrong spot

The safest place for a child's car seat is the back seat. If the car seat is placed in front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat where the childís head is and cause a serious or fatal injury. Children who ride in a forward-facing car seat could also be harmed by an air bag. If a child must travel in a vehicle with only one row of seats, deactivate front air bags or install a power switch to prevent air bag deployment during a crash.

 

If placing only one car seat in back seat, install it in the center of seat ó if a good fit is possible ó rather than by a door.

 

3. Using car seat as a replacement crib

A car seat is designed to protect your child during travel. It should not be used as a crib. Sitting upright in a car seat might compress a newborn's chest and lead to lower oxygen levels.

 

Sitting in a car seat for long periods can also contribute to development of a flat spot on the back of baby's head and worsen gastroesophageal reflux. Additionally, a child can be injured by falling out of an improperly used car seat or while sitting in a car seat that falls from an elevated surface, such as a table.

 

4. Incorrectly installing car seat or buckling up child

73 percent of car safety seats are improperly installed. Before installation, read manufacturer's instructions and the car seat section in the vehicle's ownerís manual. Make sure the seat is tightly secured ó allowing no more than 1 inch of movement from side to side or front to back when grasped at the bottom near the attachment points ó and facing the correct direction.

If you're using an infant-only seat or a convertible seat in the rear-facing position, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use the harness slots described in the car seat's instruction manual, usually those at or below the child's shoulders.

  • Place the harness or chest clip even with child's armpits ó not the abdomen or neck. Make sure the straps and harness lie flat against the child's chest and over his or her hips with no slack. Position the carrying handle according to the manufacturer's instructions.

 

5. Reclining child at incorrect angle

Recline the seat in the rear-facing position according to manufacturer's instructions so that child's head doesn't flop forward. Many seats include angle indicators or adjusters. You can also place a tightly rolled towel under the seat's front edge to achieve the right angle.

To prevent slouching, place tightly rolled baby blankets alongside your newborn. If necessary, place a rolled washcloth between the crotch strap and your baby to prevent slouching. Don't use any additional products unless they came with the car seat or from the manufacturer

 

6. Moving to forward-facing car seat too soon

Riding rear facing is recommended until a child reaches age two or the highest weight ó typically at least 35 pounds ó or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer. You can start with a convertible seat, which can be used rear facing or forward facing and typically has a higher rear-facing weight and height limit than an infant-only seat, or switch from an infant-only seat to the convertible variety as your baby grows.

When your child reaches age two or the rear-facing weight or height limit of the convertible seat, you can face the seat forward. When you make the switch:

  • Install the car seat in the back seat according to the manufacturer's instructions, using either the seat belt or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system.

  • Use the tether strap ó a strap that hooks to the top of the seat and attaches to an anchor in the vehicle ó for extra stability.

  • Adjust the harness straps so that they're threaded at or above your child's shoulders. Make sure the harness fits snugly.

 

7. Dressing child in bulky outerwear

Harness straps might not provide enough protection over bulky outerwear. If it's cold, dress baby in a lightweight jacket and hat. Buckle the harness snugly and tuck a blanket around your baby for warmth.

 

8. Moving to booster seat too soon

Older children need booster seats to help an adult safety belt fit correctly. Switch from a car seat to a booster seat when your child has topped the highest weight ó typically 40-80 pounds ó or height allowed by car seat manufacturer. Remember, however, that your child is safest remaining in a car seat with a harness for as long as possible.

 

9. Incorrectly using booster seat

Booster seats must be used with a lap and shoulder belt ó never a lap-only belt. Make sure the lap belt lies low and snug across child's upper thighs and that the shoulder belt crosses the middle of child's chest and shoulder.

 

Backless booster seats also must be used with a lap and shoulder belt ó never a lap-only belt. If vehicle has low seat backs or doesn't have a headrest to protect child's head and neck in a crash, consider using a high-back booster appropriate for child's height and weight.

 

10. Using vehicle safety belt too soon

Most kids can safely use an adult seat belt sometime between ages 8 and 12. Here's how you'll know that your child is ready:

  • Child reaches a height of 4 feet 9 inches

  • Child sits against the back of the seat with knees bent comfortably at the edge of the seat ó and can remain that way for the entire trip.

  • Lap belt rests flat and snugly across child's upper thighs, and the shoulder belt rests on the middle of child's shoulder and chest ó not on neck or face.

 

Make sure the child doesn't tuck the shoulder belt under his/her arm or behind his/her back.

Remember, the back seat is the safest place for children younger than age 13.

 

Check with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, www.nhtsa.gov, for help finding a car seat inspection station.

 

Information provided by http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/car-seat-safety/art-20043939.


Health Department confirms Chikungunya case

 

Posted August 11, 2015

 

On August 11 the Garland Health Department confirmed the first case of imported Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in Garland this year. The individual was infected with the virus during recent travel to Mexico and is no longer contagious. CHIKV is transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. The virus causes high fever, severe joint pain, headache, muscle pain and rash. CHIKV does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling. There is no specific medication or vaccine available to treat CHIKV. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent CHIKV.

 

GHD also received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in the 2500 block of Wood Drive and the 4300 block of O'Banion Road. Twelve mosquito pools have tested positive for the presence of WNV this year. The presence of WNV in mosquitoes means that transmission to humans is possible, so residents are urged to take preventive measures. GHD will immediately initiate adulticide spraying in these areas (weather permitting) to minimize the risk of human infection. Citizens may view a map depicting areas where WNV virus has been detected and subsequently sprayed to reduce the adult mosquito population at WNV webpage.

 

GHD encourages citizens to take preventative measures to minimize the risk of exposure to mosquito-borne diseases such as CHIKV and WNV. To protect yourself from exposure to such diseases, limit outdoor activity during evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active. While outdoors, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing, and use an insect repellent containing DEET, according to its label directions.

 

Most importantly, citizens should take measures to eliminate any standing water on their property, such as birdbaths (clean them twice per week), pet water dishes, clogged rain gutters, tires and buckets. Containers that can hold an inch or two of water for just a few days can breed mosquitoes. Report any standing water that you are not able to eliminate yourself to the GHD.

 

If you have questions or would like to report standing water, call the Garland Health Department's mosquito control hotline at 972-205-3720. Further questions on WNV should be directed to the city of Garland's website, GarlandTX.gov, the eAssist app or 972-205-3460.


Health Department inspections:  August 3-7

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | August 10, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN STORE #35393

2510

BELTLINE

8/5/2015

77

AGUILAR CATERING

502

IDLEWILD

8/4/2015

89

BAMBU DESSERTS & DRINKS

3212

JUPITER

8/3/2015

72

BLEACHERS SPORTS GRILL

3402

ARAPAHO

8/6/2015

74

BURGER ISLAND

1529

BUCKINGHAM

8/4/2015

81

BURGER STREET

2935

GARLAND

8/4/2015

76

CAPRISSI II PIZZA

3443

CAMPBELL

8/4/2015

93

CRAZY CATFISH

1410

BUCKINGHAM

8/4/2015

95

DALLAS OMNI CARE

2222

DEER MEADOW

8/6/2015

85

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6928

4413

WALNUT

8/6/2015

82

DUC HUONG GIO CHA

3347

WALNUT

8/4/2015

75

E & S GROCERY & BAKERY

420

PLANO

8/5/2015

72

GLORIA'S RESTAURANT

360

CONEFLOWER

8/4/2015

81

HELLA TEMPLE

2121

ROWLETT

8/3/2015

75

HOA SU

3347

WALNUT

8/3/2015

77

JACK IN THE BOX #711

335

GARLAND

8/5/2015

62

JUDY'S CAFE

3443

CAMPBELL

8/5/2015

66

LITTLE CAESARS

1835

GARLAND

8/7/2015

89

MAYBERRY GARDENS

3250

GARLAND

8/6/2015

93

 

3252

GARLAND

8/6/2015

96

 

3254

GARLAND

8/6/2015

82

 

3256

GARLAND

8/6/2015

90

 

3258

GARLAND

8/6/2015

98

 

3260

GARLAND

8/6/2015

84

 

3262

GARLAND

8/6/2015

92

 

3264

GARLAND

8/6/2015

94

MAYBERRY GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING

3266

GARLAND

8/6/2015

96

 

3268

GARLAND

8/6/2015

97

 

3270

GARLAND

8/6/2015

99

MCDONALD'S

7201

GEORGE BUSH

8/5/2015

84

MEKONG MARKET

1609

BUCKINGHAM

8/5/2015

82

MILLENNIUM DONUTS

503

GARLAND

8/4/2015

91

MILLER GAS & MORE

2435

MILLER

8/7/2015

84

NEW YORK PIZZA & KABOB

1117

JUPITER

8/6/2015

78

PUPUSERIA LILIAN

2410

MILLER

8/7/2015

88

QUIKTRIP #906

4906

JUPITER

8/4/2015

87

RACETRAC #423

4214

FOREST

8/4/2015

92

RAINBOW DONUTS

2441

WALNUT

8/3/2015

95

SUBWAY

1801

MARKET PLACE

8/3/2015

93

TACO BELL #026721

502

GARLAND

8/6/2015

85

WESTLAKE SKATE CENTER

413

YALE

8/6/2015

89

WILLIS EARLY LEARNING CENTER

2600

BROADWAY

8/7/2015

99

YEN CHINA CAFE

1225

BELTLINE

8/4/2015

53

 


Donít be the victim of a heat-related illness

 

Kim Everett | August 10, 2015

 

The recent string of above normal temperatures calls for the re-posting of information on heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration, tips on how to avoid these illnesses and what to do if they strike you or someone around you.

 

Animals are also susceptible.  Be mindful of their safety and provide them shade and cool drinking water. 

 

Never leave a child, elderly person or pet in the car on hot days.

 

Symptoms of mild heat exhaustion:

         Feeling thirsty

         Fatigue/weakness

         Leg or abdominal cramps, muscle cramps

         Heavy sweating

Left untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms are severe or if the victim has heart problems, high blood pressure or other serious medical conditions.

 

Cooling measures that might be effective include:

 

         Cool, non-caffeinated, nonalcoholic beverages

         Rest

         Cool shower, bath or sponge bath

         An air-conditioned environment

         Lightweight, loose clothing

 

Symptoms of heat stroke include:

         Dizziness

         Headache

         Nausea/vomiting

         Rapid heartbeat

         Difficulty breathing

         Confusion

         Blood pressure changes

         Flushed skin that feels hot and dry

         Rise in body temperature

         Loss of consciousness

         Severe cases can cause liver, kidney and brain damage

If any of the above signs are present, call for immediate medical help and begin cooling the victim.

 

         Get victim to a shady area.

         Cool him/her rapidly using whatever methods are available. For example, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water; place them in a cool shower; spray them with cool water from a garden hose; sponge the person with cool water.

         Monitor body temperature. Continue cooling efforts until temperature drops to 101-102 degrees.

         If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call hospital for further instructions.

         Do not give the victim fluids to drink.

 

Sometimes a victim's muscles will twitch uncontrollably as a result of heat stroke. Keep the victim from injuring himself, but do not place any object in the mouth and do not give fluids. If there is vomiting, make sure the airway remains open by turning the victim on his/her side.

 

To avoid heat illnesses:

         Reduce/limit activities when heat and humidity reach critical levels.

         Stay well-hydrated.

         Wear light colored and lightweight clothing.

         Take advantage of shady areas.

         Take advantage of air-conditioned areas. If your home does not have air-conditioning, spend time at shopping malls, recreation centers, etc.

When a feeling of thirst begins, the body is already dehydrated.  Water or sports drink consumption should be increased in hot weather.

 

Symptoms of dehydration:

         Dizziness

         Dry mouth

         Cessation of sweating

         Fatigue, irritability, lethargy

         Dark yellow urine or lack of urine

         Lack of tears, sunken eyes


GFD shares candle safety tips

 

Posted August 8, 2015

 

The Garland Fire Department, in an effort to promote safety, shares National Fire Protection Agency tips on various subjects. Below are their suggestions for candle safety.

 


Back-to-school vaccination reminder

 

City of Garland | August 8, 2015

 

Help protect your childrenís health by ensuring they are up-to-date on vaccinations.

 

Most schools require children to be current on vaccinations before enrolling to protect the health of all students. Todayís childhood vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough and chickenpox.

 

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk of disease and can spread diseases to others in their classrooms and communityóincluding babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

 

School-age children need different vaccines at different ages. Kids ages 4-6 are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio. Older children, such as pre-teens and teens, need Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), HPV (human papillomavirus) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines. College students also need to make sure they have had a meningitis vaccination before enrolling for classes.

 

Many children in Garland are eligible for free or low-cost vaccinations through the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC). The program is funded with federal and state money to provide vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Children who do not have health insurance or who have health insurance that does not cover vaccines qualify for TVFC vaccines, as well as children who are enrolled in Medicaid or the Childrenís Health Insurance Program.

 

The Garland Public Health Clinic, at 206 Carver Drive, provides low-cost immunizations for infants and children through age 18, as well as immunizations for adults of all ages. Immunizations are given by registered nurses who have specialized training and experience in the safe administration of vaccines.

 

The Garland Public Health Clinic accepts walk-ins for immunization from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents should bring a childís immunization records with them. Call 972-205-3370 for more information.


Health Department inspections:  July 27-31

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | August 4, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

Chimalhuacan was closed for 24 hours for low score and reopened Friday.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN #34114

11405

LBJ

7/30/2015

89

ANITA'S LIFE

1110

LAVON

7/30/2015

94

BON TON DONUTS

1225

BELTLINE

7/29/2015

79

BROOKLYNS OLD NEIGH. STYLE PIZZERIA

310

TOWN CENTER

7/30/2015

70

BUFFALO WILD WINGS #194

5125

GEORGE BUSH

7/28/2015

94

CENTRO DEL BIENESTAR

4413

WALNUT

7/29/2015

88

CHARLEIGH'S PUB & GRUB

1933

NORTHWEST

7/30/2015

85

CHIMALHUACAN

4460

WALNUT

7/30/2015

32

CONCORDIA LEARNING CENTER

5702

JUPITER

7/31/2015

94

CVS PHARMACY #6847

2510

WALNUT

7/28/2015

95

CVS PHARMACY #7481

1372

BELTLINE

7/28/2015

95

DALLAS SUPERSTORE, INC

3212

JUPITER

7/30/2015

68

DOLLAR TREE #5746

2334

BUCKINGHAM

7/31/2015

91

DON JOSE PALETERIA

2441

WALNUT

7/29/2015

87

DONUT PLAZA

1745

COUNTRY CLUB

7/30/2015

92

EL POLLO REGIO

501

PLANO

7/27/2015

65

EL SABROSO TAQUERIA

3701

WALNUT

7/27/2015

87

FLYING FISH

4430

LAVON

7/27/2015

68

FRUTERIA LAND

2014

BUCKINGHAM

7/30/2015

52

GENGHIS GRILL - MONGOLIAN STIRFRY

215

CONEFLOWER

7/30/2015

60

HONEY DONUT

1949

CENTERVILLE

7/30/2015

92

IBEX WHOLESALE

2214

JUPITER

7/28/2015

72

INDIA GARDEN

433

INTERSTATE 30

7/28/2015

63

MANANTIAL DE VIDA

418

FOREST CREST

7/29/2015

94

MONTCLAIR ESTATES

801

LA PRADA

7/27/2015

89

NEW CENTURY MONTESSORI ACADEMY

1625

FERRIS

7/27/2015

87

PIZZA PATRON

1456

BELTLINE

7/30/2015

83

REGALO DE VIDA Y SALUD

318

BARNES

7/29/2015

90

ROSATI'S

5255

GEORGE BUSH

7/28/2015

75

RUDY'S MEXICAN BUFFET

1518-F

NORTHWEST

7/30/2015

89

SALUD ES RIQUEZA

2915

BELTLINE

7/29/2015

97

SAM'S CLUB STORE #4783

5150

GARLAND

7/31/2015

88

 

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

80

SUNNY'S MART I

1502

INTERSTATE 30

7/28/2015

68

TACO CABANA #266

5959

BROADWAY

7/28/2015

76

TEXAS SKATIUM

2020

ROWLETT

7/31/2015

85

TGI FRIDAYS

220

CONEFLOWER

7/27/2015

71

THAI JASMINE

5129

GARLAND

7/29/2015

73

THE FAMILY DONUTS

3245

FOREST

7/27/2015

90

TOM THUMB #1783

2645

ARAPAHO

7/27/2015

96

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

 

88

TOM THUMB #2561

925

NORTHWEST

7/28/2015

89

TONY'S CRAWFISH & BANH CUON THANG LONG

3347

BELTLINE

7/27/2015

73

WALMART SUPER CENTER #3224

555

INTERSTATE 30

7/27/2015

88

 

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

81

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1055

5302

GARLAND

7/31/2015

93

 

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

 

88

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1800

1801

MARKET PLACE

7/27/2015

91

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

 

86

WAYNE'S GROCERY

609

DAIRY

7/31/2015

90

WENDY'S

3232

LAVON

7/29/2015

80

YOBERRY

909

NORTHWEST

7/28/2015

97

Z MAGIC CAFE

405

COUNTRY CLUB

7/27/2015

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health Department inspections:  July 20-24

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | July 28, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

AMELIA'S TORTILLERIA

150

KINGSLEY

7/21/2015

77

ARBOR CREEK H.O.A.

1900

STRAIT

7/21/2015

100

ARTS AT BROADWAY COMMONS APTS

802

BROADWAY COMMONS

7/23/2015

100

BAY ISLAND APARTMENTS

6109

BAY ISLAND

7/22/2015

100

BLUE IVEY SCHOOL

2101

FIREWHEEL

7/20/2015

97

BROADWAY VILLAGE H.O.A.

5009

PALO ALTO

7/23/2015

100

 

 

 

7/22/2015

100

CEDARS APARTMENTS

3754

BUCKINGHAM

7/22/2015

100

CHILDREN'S TREEHOUSE BUCKINGHAM

3317

BUCKINGHAM

7/21/2015

100

COUNTRY CLUB ACTIVE LEARNING CTR

1601

COUNTRY CLUB

7/24/2015

100

CREEKSIDE APARTMENTS

3110

WALNUT

7/23/2015

100

CREEKSIDE VILLAGE HOA

2306

OAK FOREST

7/21/2015

100

DELUX INN

2306

JUPITER

7/22/2015

100

EQUINOX ON THE PARK

6200

SHILOH

7/23/2015

100

EUREST DINING SERVICES -RAYTHEON

1200

JUPITER

7/22/2015

87

FIREWHEEL SWIM & REC CENTER

7110

DUTCH ELM

7/22/2015

100

FOX BEND TOWN HOMES

2156

CRANFORD

7/23/2015

100

GATEWOOD VILLAGE APTS

424

GATEWOOD

7/21/2015

100

GRIFF'S HAMBURGERS

2150

JUPITER

7/22/2015

87

HAWAIIAN FALLS

4550

GARLAND

7/24/2015

100

HILL POINT HOA

5825

MARVIN LOVING

7/22/2015

100

IVY MONTESSORI ACADEMY GARLAND

1951

PLEASANT VALLEY

7/21/2015

94

JOLLY CHEF #5011

502

IDLEWILD

7/23/2015

73

KFC

5836

BROADWAY

7/21/2015

65

LANDMARK @ SPRING CREEK

1802

APOLLO

7/24/2015

100

LANDMARK AT LAKE VILLAGE WEST

1044

INTERSTATE 30

7/23/2015

100

LAS MARIPOSAS TOWNHOMES

500

VALLEY PARK

7/22/2015

100

LEGACY POINTE APARTMENTS

238

BARNES

7/22/2015

100

MAGIC LAND CHILD CARE CENTER

1517

BUCKINGHAM

7/20/2015

85

MCDONALD'S

119

BUCKINGHAM

7/21/2015

99

 

3205

GARLAND

7/23/2015

86

MEADOW CREEK VILLAGE

709

ARROWHEAD

7/22/2015

100

NORTH POINT CONDOS

3558

ZION

7/21/2015

100

OAK CREEK SCHOOL

3429

COLLINS

7/23/2015

100

 

 

 

7/22/2015

100

OLD TOWN STORE

509

AVE D

7/24/2015

92

 

 

 

 

70

ON THE LAKE

5801

LAKE HUBBARD

7/22/2015

100

PARKSIDE APARTMENTS

1901

KINGSLEY

7/23/2015

100

PAW PAW'S CAFE

823

MAIN

7/22/2015

83

PEACHTREE SQUARE APARTMENTS

4610

SATURN

7/23/2015

100

PECAN KNOLL APARTMENTS

1051

CENTERVILLE

7/22/2015

100

PEPPERWOOD APARTMENTS

4645

WALNUT

7/21/2015

100

PICKETT PLACE HOA

3905

PICKETT

7/24/2015

100

PLACE ONE HOA

4702

PLACE ONE

7/22/2015

100

PRIMROSE AT PARK PLACE

202

BELTLINE

7/24/2015

100

 

 

 

7/23/2015

100

QUIKTRIP #909

5825

BROADWAY

7/20/2015

76

RAY HUBBARD RANCH I

1365

I-30

7/22/2015

100

RAY HUBBARD RANCH II

4501

BOBTOWN

7/22/2015

100

RETREAT AT SPRING PARK

2701

LOOKOUT

7/23/2015

100

RICHLAND APARTMENTS

3200

BUCKINGHAM

7/22/2015

100

SATURN SQUARE APARTMENTS

4250

SATURN

7/22/2015

100

STONELEIGH ON SPRING CREEK

5501

NAAMAN FOREST

7/21/2015

100

SUTTON PLACE TOWNHOME HOA

1800

HIGHBROOK

7/20/2015

100

TARGET STORE T-1489

5301

GARLAND

7/24/2015

92

 

 

 

 

87

TEXAN DONUTS

1913

JUPITER

7/23/2015

82

THE MEADOWS APARTMENTS

3826

EASTON MEADOWS

7/22/2015

100

TRAILS TENNIS & SWIM CLUB

725

TRAILS

7/20/2015

100

WALMART #4046

1855

GARLAND

7/24/2015

96

 

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


American Heart Association,

Garland FD say ĎDonít Die of Doubtí

 

Posted July 27, 2015

 

Garland Fire Department and the American Heart Association are telling individuals ďDonít Die of Doubt.Ē

 

In January 2015, the American Heart Association launched ďDonít Die of Doubt.Ē a community awareness media campaign in North Texas, thanks to continued support of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas.

 

This comprehensive initiative focuses on building trust in the 911 system and why you should not hesitate to call 911 if you think you might be having a heart attack.

 

So why arenít people calling 911? Letís debunk a few common myths about calling 911.

 

1.     ďI donít know if my symptoms are serious enough to warrant a call to 911. I donít want to waste their time or worse, get in trouble for a false alarm.Ē

 

Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack is a great place to start: Chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain), jaw, neck, back or arm pain, shortness of breath, nausea and cold sweats are all common symptoms of a heart attack. The emergency medical team is here to help you. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer of all Americans, so donít worry about being embarrassed, worry about staying alive. Make the call.

 

2.     ďWhatís the point of calling an ambulance, itís not like EMTs are doctors

 

Donít underestimate the skills and abilities of paramedics. Paramedics are not just taxi-drivers. Did you know that a paramedic will have over 1000 hours of clinical and coursework training on Advanced Life Support including expertise in conducting CPR and using a defibrillator when needed to revive a patientís heart? They are trained medical professionals and are here to save lives. Donít be afraid to use them! Trust 911.

 

3.     ďI live just a couple of blocks from the hospital, itís faster if I drive myself there.Ē

 

Calling 911 is the best and fastest way to ensure quick treatment. Care begins the moment you dial 911 and continues seamlessly when the ambulance arrives. If you are having a heart attack, EMS will transmit your data to the hospital, which means time saved upon arrival and faster treatment. EMS will also determine the closest, most appropriate hospital for your care and that may not be the hospital down the street. Your heart will thank you. Donít die of doubt.

 

4.     ďItís way too expensive to call 911 and have an ambulance come, I could never afford it and Iím pretty sure my insurance wonít cover it.Ē

 

Can you really put a price tag on what your life is worth? When it comes to a heart attack, every minute matters Ė so every minute delayed is a delay in treatment time, deterioration of heart muscle and the risk for a potentially fatal outcome. The ambulance is not an expensive taxi ride. Donít let the potential costs deter you from taking action that can save your life. Minutes matter.

 

Itís critically important to remember that time is muscle, so every minute matters in a cardiac event. Care begins the moment you dial 911, and continues from ambulance arrival to hospital delivery and every moment in between.

 

Make the Call. Trust 911. Donít Die Of Doubt.

 

Learn more and hear from heart attack survivors at www.dontdieofdoubt.com.


Health Department inspections:  July 13-17

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | July 21, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN #34126A

3425

FOREST

7/13/2015

88

A CREATIVE FOCUS LEARNING CENTER

720

MEADOWCREEK

7/17/2015

80

ABBA CARE ASSISTED LIVING

1201

HIGH GROVE

7/15/2015

98

 

1207

HIGH GROVE

7/15/2015

98

ASAP AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

565

OATES

7/15/2015

86

BALSAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

421

JUPITER

7/13/2015

72

CAFE LAS BRISAS

1002

MARION

7/16/2015

84

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA LA PRIMERA

119

KINGSLEY

7/13/2015

84

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

3028

FIRST

7/14/2015

74

CICI'S PIZZA #33

2936

LAVON

7/14/2015

80

CRISPY CHICKEN & RICE

2930

FIRST

7/16/2015

55

DOMINO'S PIZZA

149

KINGSLEY

7/15/2015

66

FIESTA MART #54

2940

FIRST

7/16/2015

50

GLORIA'S INDIAN KITCHEN

1546

ROWLETT

7/14/2015

79

HOLLYWOOD USA MOVIES 15

4040

SHILOH

7/13/2015

92

HYATT PLACE - GARLAND

5101

GEORGE BUSH

7/14/2015

85

JFE PARTNERSHIP K557

6850

SHILOH

7/16/2015

97

KFC

5836

BROADWAY

7/13/2015

82

KIDS GREEN ACRE SCHOOL

675

OATES

7/17/2015

89

KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER

1321

NORTHWEST

7/13/2015

84

KROGER FOOD STORE #557

6850

SHILOH

7/16/2015

89

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

 

70

MAMA RUGI'S PIZZERIA

4040

SHILOH

7/13/2015

92

MARSHALL'S BBQ

510

WALNUT CIRCLE

7/15/2015

93

MATT'S RANCHO MARTINEZ

5085

GEORGE BUSH

7/15/2015

78

MT. HEBRON DAYCARE

901

DAIRY

7/13/2015

98

NATURALLY FIT

1918

FIRST

7/14/2015

92

PAPA MURPHY'S

3015

ARAPAHO

7/15/2015

88

PIZZA HUT

6850

SHILOH

7/15/2015

90

STARBUCKS COFFEE #6406

1101

CENTERVILLE

7/16/2015

94

STONEYBROOK MEMORY CARE OF GARLAND

5600

SHILOH

7/13/2015

95

SUBWAY

109

FIRST

7/13/2015

91

 

3112

JUPITER

7/13/2015

85

 

450

INTERSTATE 30

7/17/2015

77

 

5970

BROADWAY

7/15/2015

76

TACO BUENO #3059

5724

BROADWAY

7/14/2015

66

TACO CASA

6118

BROADWAY

7/13/2015

81

TEXAS LAND & CATTLE STEAK HOUSE

4881

BASS PRO

7/15/2015

82

VAUGHAN'S DONUTS

109A

FIRST

7/13/2015

92

 


Donít forget the sunscreen

 

Rebekah Grey, student intern | July 20, 2015

 

Just about everyone has experienced the sting of sunburn, but sunlight can cause much more damage than just red, irritated skin. The sunís ultraviolet rays come in three types: UVA rays, UVB rays, and UVC rays. These are in order from most to least harmful.

 

UVA rays are the most common and permeate beneath the top layer of skin, increasing a personís risk of developing skin cancer. UVB rays do not penetrate as deeply, but they still carry a risk of causing skin cancer. The Earthís atmosphere absorbs UVC rays, making them neutral. Itís important to be aware of the different kinds of ultraviolet light and to stay protected from harm. Defending oneself is simple, but very important.   

 

As fun as it is to be out in the sun, overexposure can lead to aging of the skin and, more importantly, a higher vulnerability to skin cancer. To avoid these and other unpleasant effects of too much sunlight, wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 15. The SPF rating refers to the level of protection against UVB rays only; products with Mexoryl, Parsol 1789, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or avobenzone will block the more dangerous UVA rays. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure and every two hours thereafter, following the directions on the bottle. Never use sunscreen that is 1-2 years old or older, as it loses its potency.

 

In addition, one can shield oneself from sunburn by wearing appropriate clothing. Dark clothing with a tight weave provides better coverage than light-colored, loosely woven clothing does. Wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses are also a wise choice. Ensure that the sunglasses are wrap-around style with almost 100 percent UV protection. Finally, limit activity in the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., as this is when exposure is highest.

 

Prolonged sun exposure can wreak havoc without these precautions in place. Watch for dangerous symptoms and know how to treat them if the need arises. Aloe, topical moisturizing cream, and 1 percent hydrocortisone cream can help to heal sunburns, blistering and swelling. Aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen can relieve some of the pain.

 

Any sunburn victim should not continue to be in the sun. To speed up the healing process, drink plenty of water and consider applying cool water to the affected skin. Cold baths, wet cloths or even misting the skin with a spray bottle can be soothing. If more severe symptoms occur, such as dehydration, signs of heat stroke, a fever above 101įF, severe sunburns covering more than 15 percent of the body or extreme pain lasting more than 48 hours, seek medical attention immediately.

 

These safety measures are crucial for any outdoor sunny day, especially in Texas where summer temperatures can exceed one hundred degrees! Stay aware and stay protected.

 

For information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/uvradiation/ or http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/july.html.


GFD shares microwave oven safety tips

 

Posted July 14, 2015

 

The Garland Fire Department, in an effort to promote safety, shares National Fire Protection Agency tips on various subjects. Below are their suggestions for microwave safety.


Health Department inspections:  July 6-10

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | July 14, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

5TH STREET MARKET

331

FIFTH

7/8/2015

97

A DASH IN GROCERY

2445

GOLDFINCH

7/10/2015

88

BRADFIELD POOL

1150

CASTLE

7/10/2015

100

CASTLEGLEN PRIVATE SCHOOL

602

CASTLEGLEN

7/10/2015

100

CENTERVILLE POINTE APARTMENTS

4266

DUCK CREEK

7/9/2015

100

CHAN'S II CHINESE RESTAURANT

6318

BROADWAY

7/8/2015

74

CHUCK E. CHEESE

4992

GEORGE BUSH

7/6/2015

83

COURTYARD APARTMENTS

2046

SHILOH

7/7/2015

100

CREEKSIDE APARTMENTS

3110

WALNUT

7/9/2015

100

 

 

 

 

 

DAYS INN - LEON

3645

LEON

7/7/2015

100

DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT

1413

BUCKINGHAM

7/10/2015

87

 

 

 

7/6/2015

74

EASTSIDE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

2000

FIRST

7/8/2015

97

GATEWOOD HOME ASSOCIATION

5205

COLLINGWOOD

7/9/2015

100

GENERATOR COFFEE HOUSE & BAKERY

107

SIXTH

7/10/2015

90

GLENROSE SQUARE APARTMENTS

802

CASTLEGLEN

7/8/2015

100

HOLFORD PARK POOL

2322

HOMESTEAD

7/10/2015

100

HOLIDAY INN

5110

GEORGE BUSH FRWY

7/8/2015

84

HOMEBOYS

2510

FIREWHEEL

7/8/2015

54

JACK IN THE BOX #785

1001

CENTERVILLE

7/8/2015

91

KENDALWOOD TOWNHOMES

1187

ROWLETT

7/8/2015

100

LA FITNESS

1201

CENTERVILLE

7/8/2015

100

 

 

 

7/7/2015

100

LAKE MEADOWS

5409

ZION

7/10/2015

100

LITTLE CAESARS

1250

NORTHWEST

7/7/2015

82

LITTLE CAESAR'S

6018

BROADWAY

7/6/2015

77

LON L. WYNNE PARK POOL

3858

GLENBROOK

7/9/2015

100

MI COMIDA HONDURENA RESTAURANT

220

KINGSLEY

7/8/2015

56

MONTCLAIR ESTATES

801

LA PRADA

7/10/2015

100

 

 

 

 

 

NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CAFE

605

TOWN SQUARE

7/7/2015

93

OAK PARK SCHOOL

2402

FIREWHEEL

7/9/2015

97

ORCHARD HILLS GROCERY

1326

KINGSLEY

7/8/2015

80

PARQUE DEL SOL

238

OATES

7/8/2015

100

PEPPERWOOD APARTMENTS

4645

WALNUT

7/9/2015

100

PIZZA PATRON

1501

MILLER

7/8/2015

89

QUIKTRIP #938

131

LAVON

7/8/2015

85

RETREAT AT SPRING PARK

2701

LOOKOUT

7/9/2015

100

SALI'S PIZZA & PASTA

1238

BELTLINE

7/8/2015

67

SEVEN OAKS APARTMENTS

2001

CAMPBELL

7/9/2015

100

SHORES OF WELLINGTON

4509

ALDERNEY

7/9/2015

100

SOPRANO'S PIZZA, SUBS & MORE

5148

JUPITER

7/7/2015

87

SPRING CREEK BBQ

3335

GEORGE BUSH

7/7/2015

68

STERLING EARLY LEARNING CENTER

2885

BELTLINE

7/7/2015

75

STOP N BUY & THRIFT FOOD MART

1608

FIFTH

7/8/2015

96

SURF AND SWIM

440

OATES

7/9/2015

100

 

 

 

 

91

T.C. SHAVED ICE

3117

FIRST

7/7/2015

82

TACO BELL #1636

5709

BROADWAY

7/9/2015

81

TACO BELL #27867

1050

NORTHWEST

7/7/2015

85

TAQUERIA "LA FAMOSITA"

1608

FIFTH

7/8/2015

75

TAQUERIA LA JALICIENSE

1322

KINGSLEY

7/7/2015

65

THE BOULDERS

6337

DUCK CREEK

7/8/2015

100

THE BROADWAY APARTMENTS

5118

BROADWAY

7/10/2015

100

 

 

 

7/9/2015

100

THE FOREST AT DUCK CREEK APTS.

4328

DUCK CREEK

7/9/2015

100

THE GARDENS ON WALNUT

4209

WALNUT

7/10/2015

100

 

 

 

 

 

TORTILLAS DEL RANCHO

220

KINGSLEY

7/8/2015

60

TOWNGATE H.O.A

2006

TOWN COURT

7/10/2015

100

 

 

 

7/9/2015

100

VICTORIA PLACE HOA

601-649

CARRIAGE HOUSE

7/8/2015

100

WALGREENS #07586

5950

BROADWAY

7/8/2015

97

WOODGATE APARTMENTS

3020

WALNUT

7/9/2015

100

WOWDY DONUT

3035

SHILOH

7/10/2015

86

Y SATURN CONVENIENCE STORE

5013

SATURN

7/6/2015

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health Department reports additional WNV positive mosquito pool

 

Posted July 13, 2015

 

Last week, the Garland Health Department received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in the 1600 block of Dent Drive. GHD immediately initiated adulticide spraying throughout surrounding area two consecutive nights to decrease the possibility of human infections.

 

The presence of the disease in mosquitoes means that transmission to humans is possible. Residents are urged to take preventative measures. Citizens can view a map depicting areas where WNV virus has been detected and subsequently sprayed to reduce the adult mosquito population at WNV webpage.

 

WNV rarely causes severe illness or death, but citizens should remain vigilant and take common sense precautions. To protect yourself from exposure to WNV, limit outdoor activity during evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active. While outdoors, wear light-colored, long sleeve clothing, and use an insect repellent containing DEET, according to its label directions.

 

Most importantly, eliminate any standing water on property, such as birdbaths (clean them twice per week), pet water dishes, clogged rain gutters, tires and buckets. Containers that can hold an inch or two of water for just a few days can breed mosquitoes. Report any standing water that you are not able to eliminate yourself to the GHD.

 

If you have questions or would like to report standing water, call the mosquito control hotline at 972-205-3720. Additional questions should be directed to GarlandTx.gov, the eAssist app, or 972-205-3460.


Health Department inspections:  June 29 - July 2

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | July 6, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

AAA ADULT DAY CARE

3306

WALNUT

6/29/2015

87

BROOKDALE CLUB HILL

1245

COLONEL

6/30/2015

100

BURGER BURGER

6850

SHILOH

7/1/2015

82

CHILI GORDOS

1030

LAVON

6/29/2015

80

COCINA FOOD MART

2518

KINGSLEY

6/30/2015

90

 

 

 

 

88

EL SABROSO TAQUERIA

3426

KINGSLEY

6/29/2015

55

EXPRESS WAY

3925

BROADWAY

6/30/2015

85

E-Z SHOP #7

4616

NORTHWEST

6/30/2015

94

FIESTA MART #54

2940

FIRST

6/30/2015

75

 

 

 

 

60

FRANCISCAN APTS.

1201

WINIFRED

7/2/2015

100

 

 

 

7/1/2015

100

GATEWOOD HOME ASSOCIATION

5205

COLLINGWOOD

6/30/2015

100

GOLDEN SEA HORSE RICE

3032

LINCOLN

6/29/2015

87

GRANPA'S BARNYARD SCHOOL

1521

ROWLETT

6/29/2015

97

HARVEYS FOOD MART

3301

BROADWAY

6/30/2015

85

INDIAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

713-717

APACHE

7/1/2015

100

LA FITNESS

1201

CENTERVILLE

7/1/2015

100

 

 

 

6/30/2015

100

LA REAL MICHOACANA #5

1101

NORTHWEST

6/29/2015

90

LA XANH

3575

WALNUT

6/29/2015

73

LANDMARK AT LAKE VILLAGE NORTH

241

INTERSTATE 30

6/30/2015

100

LAVON 66

1030

LAVON

6/29/2015

89

LIFETIME FITNESS

5602

NAAMAN FOREST

6/30/2015

100

MINUTE MART

3626

SATURN

7/1/2015

84

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

5949

BROADWAY

7/2/2015

80

MONTCLAIR ESTATES

801

LA PRADA

6/29/2015

100

OKAY GROCERY

2433

PARKCREST

7/1/2015

83

ONE STOP SHOP

730

WALNUT

6/30/2015

93

 

 

 

 

64

PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

4330

O'BANION

6/30/2015

100

 

 

 

 

 

RANCHO LA SANDIA

999

CENTERVILLE

6/30/2015

86

RICHLAND APARTMENTS

3200

BUCKINGHAM

7/1/2015

100

SAVOY OF GARLAND

608

ROWLETT

6/30/2015

100

SHIPLEY DONUTS

4750

JUPITER

7/1/2015

86

SKILLMAN WOK

565

OATES

6/30/2015

60

SONIC DRIVE IN #4688

6202

BROADWAY

7/1/2015

72

THE BROADWAY APARTMENTS

5118

BROADWAY

6/30/2015

100

TOM THUMB #2561

925

NORTHWEST

7/1/2015

98

TORTERIA INSURGENTES #3

3114

SATURN

6/30/2015

60

 


Make pool safety a top priority

 

Rebekah Grey, student intern | July 2, 2015

 

When summer rolls in, so does hot weather. While swimming pools are a great way to beat the heat, they can also be dangerous if one is not armed with the proper equipment and knowledge. Injuries and deaths are far too common in both residential and community pools. Knowing how to prevent them can mean the difference between safety and harm for swimmers of all ages.

 

Before setting foot in any pool, children must know how to swim. Statistics show that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among 1-4-year-olds. It is especially crucial for those with backyard pools to ensure that their children know the basics of swimming. It is estimated that about one-third of children who drown do so in and around the home. Always watch your children when they are in the pool, but also understand that drownings can happen unexpectedly, so make sure your children donít enter the water without being able to stay afloat.

 

Other preventive measures can be taken to enhance the safety of residential pools. Consider installing self-closing gates and barriers around the perimeter of the pool. In addition, a pool safety toolkit could prove invaluable in an emergency. This should include a first-aid kit, a flotation device, a charged cellphone, and scissors in case of entrapment by a pool drain.

 

Many families are unaware of the risks posed by pool draining equipment. In reality, many pool-related injuries occur because long hair, clothing, or limbs get caught in the drain mechanism. The best way to avoid this is by supervising swimmers and warning them to stay away from the drain. Additional entrapment-preventing installments include certified drain covers and blockage-detecting systems which will cease the drainís suction in the event of a stoppage.

 

Regardless of the equipment present, however, one should always know where the pool or spa pump is and how to turn it off if the need arises.

 

Despite the common belief that community pools with lifeguards are completely safe, the same risks are present in both residential and community swimming areas. Always monitor your own children, even if lifeguards are doing the same. When there are more swimmers present, it becomes more challenging to supervise everyone at once. Ensure that lifeguards are equipped with appropriate rescue devices. There should also be a charged, portable phone nearby in case of an emergency.

 

No matter where you or your children are swimming, know what to do if someone is injured or drowning. If a crisis arises, CPR and other life-saving services can keep a fun summer day from turning into a tragic event.

 

Visit www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/water-safety/home-pool-safety for more information. 

 

Additionally, visit www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1796, or www.poolsafely.gov/ for more useful safety information.

 

Safe Kids offers a guide for children on how to watch out for hazards when swimming. Visit safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/StartSafeWater/5%20Student%20Storybook_EngSpan.pdf.

 


Health Department inspections:  June 22-26

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | June 29, 2015

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. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BAKER'S RIBS

488

INTERSTATE 30

6/22/2015

72

BAR LOUIE RESTAURANT

340

CONEFLOWER

6/22/2015

76

BIEN XANH

3465

WALNUT

6/23/2015

65

CARNITAS LA COTORRA RESTAURANT #3 LLC

3031

FIRST

6/25/2015

87

CHERRYBROOK APARTMENTS

3100

WALNUT

6/24/2015

100

DOAN RESTAURANT

3530

WALNUT

6/26/2015

61

DONUT PALACE

3350

BROADWAY

6/24/2015

94

EAST WEST GENERAL STORE

6541

DUCK CREEK

6/25/2015

54

EL RANCHO STORE 26

1540

FIRST

6/22/2015

79

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

6/23/2015

80

 

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

 

54

ERNESTO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1202

NORTHWEST

6/24/2015

80

GARDEN RESTAURANT

3555

WALNUT

6/22/2015

53

HAWAIIAN FALLS ADVENTURE PARK

4550

GARLAND

6/22/2015

74

IRON WOK EXPRESS

3235

GARLAND

6/23/2015

63

JAYDENS PARTY WORLD TAQUERIA AND BURGERS

1918

MILLER

6/24/2015

83

LA FOGATA TAQUERIA

1902

FIRST

6/25/2015

70

LA PERLA RESTAURANTE Y PASTELERIA

2918

JUPITER

6/26/2015

72

LANDMARK AT BRENTWOOD TRACE