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Health department inspections:  October 13-17

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  October 20, 2014

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 #35398A

2509

FIREWHEEL

10/13/2014

91

ANNA'S COCINA

5150

DUCK CREEK

10/15/2014

83

BOMBAY SWEET & FAST FOOD

4550

BUCKINGHAM

10/16/2014

64

BON TON DONUTS

1225

BELTLINE

10/13/2014

96

BULLOCK ELEMENTARY

3909

EDGEWOOD

10/13/2014

89

CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY

600

KINGSLEY

10/17/2014

96

CHICKEN EXPRESS

2002

EASTGATE

10/13/2014

72

DUNKIN DONUTS

803

CENTERVILLE

10/16/2014

91

EZ AFRICAN FOOD STORE

1311

MARKETPLACE

10/13/2014

85

FIREHOUSE SUBS

3003

GEORGE BUSH

10/13/2014

89

FLYING FISH

4430

LAVON

10/13/2014

85

GARLAND SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

600

AVENUE A

10/16/2014

98

JACK IN THE BOX

4015

BOBTOWN

10/13/2014

78

JIMMY'S BIG BURGER

1524

NORTHWEST

10/13/2014

83

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

1430

BUCKINGHAM

10/13/2014

86

LOVELY MART

3249

FOREST

10/13/2014

74

 

 

 

 

36

NEW YORK PIZZA & KABOB

1117

JUPITER

10/16/2014

82

NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY

1626

BOSQUE

10/16/2014

94

O'HENRY ELEMENTARY

4100

TYNES

10/16/2014

85

PARSONS PRE-K

2202

RICHOAK

10/17/2014

99

PHO BANG RESTAURANT

3565

WALNUT

10/16/2014

54

PIC-N-GO #1

3443

CAMPBELL

10/16/2014

93

RAINBOW DONUTS

1401

NORTHWEST

10/16/2014

97

RESTAURANTE DE DOÑA MARY

2918

JUPITER

10/17/2014

82

SHOREHAVEN ELEMENTARY

600

SHOREHAVEN

10/17/2014

99

STAR FOOD MART

4201

WALNUT

10/17/2014

81

SUNNY'S MART I

1502

I-30

10/16/2014

94

 

 

 

 

71

THE PICKLE SHACK GOURMET PICKLES

908

I-30

10/16/2014

91

TIENDA HONDURAS MAYA

2602

WALNUT

10/13/2014

91

TIENDA HONDURAS MAYA- TAQUERIA

2602

WALNUT

10/13/2014

72

UNCLE WING

107

FIRST

10/16/2014

84

WALNUT GLEN ELEMENTARY

3101

EDGEWOOD

10/13/2014

93

 


City of Garland: Public health announcement

 

Posted October 17, 2014

 

Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Dallas County since Sept. 28. At least five contacts in Garland are being monitored by Dallas County Health and Human Services. These contacts were on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 with the second nurse that tested positive for the virus.

 

One of the contacts in Garland is not under an official quarantine, but has been asked by Dallas County Health to stay home for 21 days and is being monitored twice a day by phone and being told not to travel. The four additional Garland contacts are considered extremely low risk. They are self-monitoring twice a day by phone and have no other restrictions.

 

Representatives from Dallas County, the city of Garland, Garland ISD and other involved agencies are working together to monitor the situation, educate and protect the safety of our health care workers, first responders, students and residents.

 

The city of Garland has activated its Emergency Operations Center in order to closely monitor these developments. The Garland Health Department will provide updates as they become available.  Visit www.Garlandtx.gov for updates and additional information link.  Garland ISD is providing school-related details at www.garlandisd.net.

 

It is important to note that Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of a person who is exhibiting symptoms of the disease. The best protection from the Ebola virus is to practice careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids.

 

Links to more information about Ebola are available at www.Garlandtx.gov. Click on the "Ebola Information" button.


October: Breast cancer awareness month

 

Kim Everett | October 17, 2014

 

October is breast cancer awareness month and a great time to share valuable information on how to lower risk factors and recognize symptoms.

 

Although mammography screening does not help physicians find all breast cancers, its use is the best way to find the disease in its early stages. Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among women in the United States and early detection greatly increases the survival rate.

 

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and it is estimated that in 2014, 232,670 women and 2,360 men will be diagnosed with the disease. It is expected to kill 40,430 women and 430 men.

 

The two most common risk factors, being a woman and getting older, are inescapable. Women whose grandmother, mother or sister has had breast cancer are at greater risk as well as overweight and/or physically inactive women.

 

Symptoms and Signs 

Women who experience any of the following symptoms should consult a physician right away:

  • A lump in the breast

  • Breast tenderness

  • Change in breast size or shap

  • Redness, scaliness or thickening of nipple or breast

  • Dimpled skin near the breast

  • A lump under the arm

  • Nipple retraction

  • Nipple discharge

  • Irritation on the breast, nipple or skin near the nipple

  • Swelling of the breast

To decrease risk and improve early detection possibilities, follow these screening guidelines and lifestyle habits:

  • Begin monthly breast self-exams in your 20s. Report any changes in breasts to physician immediately.

  • In your 20s and 30s have a clinical breast exam every three years.

  • In your 30s discuss breast cancer risk level with a physician to determine appropriate screening options.

  • If you are 40+, consider having annual mammograms, annual clinical breast exams and if recommended by a physician, an annual MRI screening.

  • If you are 50+ consider a mammogram and a clinical breast exam at least every two years after discussion with physician, and if recommended, an annual MRI screening.

  • Women with a sister, mother or grandmother who had breast cancer before age 50 should begin receiving mammograms 10 years before reaching that relative’s age at diagnosis.

  • Exercise regularly, limit alcohol intake and maintain a healthy body weight.

Information and statistics are from www.cdc.gov, www.cancer.org and www.cancer.gov.


Health department inspections:  October 6-10

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  October 14, 2014

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

10/10/2014

72

7-ELEVEN #36371

7235

GEORGE BUSH

10/7/2014

77

BOBA CAFE

3347

WALNUT

10/8/2014

89

BRADFIELD ELEMENTARY

3817

BUCKNELL

10/10/2014

90

CORNER STOP #2

3005

APOLLO

10/9/2014

93

CRAZY CATFISH

1410

BUCKINGHAM

10/6/2014

83

CVS PHARMACY #4777

3034

FIRST

10/6/2014

95

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #1220

5112

JUPITER

10/6/2014

86

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #3277

6551

DUCK CREEK

10/6/2014

94

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #1408

885

MILLER

10/6/2014

96

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #5500

1501

FIRST

10/6/2014

88

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #5667

1130

COUNTRY CLUB

10/6/2014

93

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE 2853

149

KINGSLEY

10/8/2014

94

FAST IN & OUT

1901

GARLAND

10/9/2014

91

FATHER & SON TOBACCO STORE

3225

FOREST

10/7/2014

72

FUNDRAISING SPECIALISTS OF TEXAS

2645

FOREST

10/6/2014

93

HEAVEN KITCHEN

2376

LAVON

10/6/2014

85

HICKMAN ELEMENTARY

3114

PINEWOOD

10/8/2014

94

HILLARY'S SWEET TEMPTATIONS

2677

FOREST

10/6/2014

98

HILLARY'S SWEET TEMPTATIONS WHSE.

2657

FOREST

10/6/2014

97

HOLLY SEAFOOD INC.

3513

MILLER

10/6/2014

97

HOMEBOYS

2510

FIREWHEEL

10/6/2014

95

 

 

 

 

69

I LOVE DONUTS

2907

BELTLINE

10/10/2014

90

KEEFE SUPPLY COMPANY

3101

MARQUIS

10/6/2014

98

LAVON BEER & WINE FOOD STORE

2376

LAVON

10/6/2014

90

MAC SOURCE

1035

NICHOLSON

10/6/2014

99

MONTERREY TAQUERIAS

901

BELTLINE

10/8/2014

69

NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CAFE

605

TOWN SQUARE

10/9/2014

81

NEW TRUONG NGUYEN INC.

3727

MARQUIS

10/9/2014

96

NEW TRUONG NGUYEN SUPERMARKET

3555

WALNUT

10/8/2014

83

PURE-N-CLEAR DRINKING WATER

4417

WALNUT

10/6/2014

94

RAINBOW DONUTS

2441

WALNUT

10/6/2014

90

SMARTWAY EXXON

2020

STATE HWY 66

10/8/2014

98

 

 

 

 

87

SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY

1510

SPRING CREEK

10/8/2014

98

STREETZ STOP CONVENIENCE STORE

430

CEDAR SAGE

10/9/2014

88

SUBWAY

1449

BUCKINGHAM

10/6/2014

87

 

3046

LAVON

10/9/2014

86

TACO BUENO

850

BUCKINGHAM

10/8/2014

82

TEXACO FOOD MART

3501

FOREST

10/8/2014

74

UPTOWN POPCORN, LLC

520

TOWN CENTER

10/8/2014

92

WALGREENS #4267

1902

JUPITER

10/7/2014

99

WALGREENS #4662

3045

BROADWAY

10/6/2014

98

WALNUT BEVERAGE

2215

WALNUT

10/7/2014

92

WEBB MIDDLE SCHOOL

1610

SPRING CREEK

10/8/2014

97

 


Health department inspections:  September 29 - October 3

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  October 7, 2014

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

99 CENTS ONLY STORES #2821

950

CENTERVILLE

10/2/2014

90

99 CENTS ONLY STORES #2822

1445

BUCKINGHAM

9/30/2014

83

A TASTE OF ITALY

2210

BUCKINGHAM

9/29/2014

82

AMERICAN CHINESE HERBS

520

JUPITER

9/30/2014

96

ANGELA'S SNACK BAR

873

MILLER

9/29/2014

88

ANTOJITOS HONDURENOS

1718

FIRST

9/29/2014

80

AQUA FRESH WATER STORE

3565

WALNUT

10/2/2014

90

BA LE CHANH GOC GARLAND

3526

WALNUT

9/30/2014

75

BABE'S CHICKEN DINNER HOUSE

1456

BELTLINE

9/30/2014

84

BIG LOTS #1949

3178

LAVON

9/29/2014

95

BROADWAY TEXACO-DELI

3036

BROADWAY

9/29/2014

86

BURGER KING #5020

106

FIRST

9/29/2014

87

CALAVO GROWERS INC.

2600

MCCREE

10/3/2014

99

CVS PHARMACY #6847

2510

WALNUT

9/30/2014

97

CVS PHARMACY #7481

1372

BELTLINE

9/30/2014

91

CVS PHARMACY #7718

1902

PLEASANT VALLEY

10/2/2014

98

CVS PHARMACY #7824

5702

LAVON

9/29/2014

98

DANG XUA CAFE

4460

WALNUT

9/29/2014

73

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #10329

1303

MILLER

10/2/2014

92

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #10910

3338

BROADWAY

9/30/2014

91

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #10974

1290

PLEASANT VALLEY

9/30/2014

91

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #1896

1464

BUCKINGHAM

9/30/2014

89

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #3369

839

CENTERVILLE

9/30/2014

96

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #1569

3465

WALNUT

9/30/2014

93

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #5994

2425

WALNUT

9/30/2014

95

FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #6424

1446

BELTLINE

10/3/2014

93

GRANDY'S

2155

NORTHWEST

10/3/2014

85

HOUR KITCHEN

209

MAIN

9/29/2014

77

HU TIEU MI VIETNAMESE

4425

WALNUT

9/29/2014

54

JUARITOS RESTAURANT

3460

WALNUT

9/29/2014

63

LA MEDIA LUNA

3460

WALNUT

9/29/2014

74

LESLIE'S PUPUSERIA AND RESTAURANT

3460

WALNUT

9/29/2014

67

MESHACK BAR-B-Q

240

AVENUE B

9/30/2014

82

OCEAN BUFFET

1328

CENTERVILLE

9/29/2014

65

ONE STOP TAQUERIA

3620

WALNUT

10/2/2014

53

PARKS PLACE

2121

NORTHWEST

9/29/2014

80

PREET DOLLAR & MORE

3548

WALNUT

10/2/2014

98

SALI'S PIZZA & PASTA

1238

BELTLINE

9/29/2014

78

TASTY CHINA RESTAURANT

3512

WALNUT ST.

9/30/2014

51

UNITED CATERERS #2029

502

IDLEWILD

9/29/2014

77

WALGREENS #07586

5950

BROADWAY

9/30/2014

95

WALGREENS #4340

2614

LAVON

9/29/2014

96

WATER INN

4750

JUPITER

10/2/2014

94

WATER PROVISIONS TO GO

842

BELTLINE

10/3/2014

92

WORLD MARKET

550

TOWN CENTER

9/30/2014

99

 


Health department inspections:  September 22-26

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  September 29, 2014

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 #30424

1717

NORTHWEST

9/24/2014

89

AK CONOCO

3321

GARLAND

9/24/2014

93

AMC THEATRE FIREWHEEL 18

100

CONEFLOWER

9/24/2014

78

BAR LOUIE RESTAURANT

340

CONEFLOWER

9/25/2014

73

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT GARLAND

2300

MARIE CURIE

9/26/2014

98

CAFE LAS BRISAS

1002

MARION

9/26/2014

71

CHAMBREL AT CLUB HILL

1245

COLONEL

9/25/2014

83

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

1775

NORTHWEST

9/24/2014

89

CHILL ZONE BEER & WINE #2

3115

FIRST

9/25/2014

97

CHUCK E. CHEESE

1340

CENTERVILLE

9/24/2014

96

COPPER KETTLE

1456

BELTLINE

9/25/2014

90

COTTON'S PRODUCE

4200

BROADWAY

9/26/2014

92

CUQUITA'S RESTAURANT

1957

NORTHWEST

9/25/2014

76

DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT

1413

BUCKINGHAM

9/25/2014

77

DOAN RESTAURANT

3530

WALNUT

9/25/2014

66

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6987

1529

BUCKINGHAM

9/23/2014

85

DONG HAI CHINESE RESTAURANT

3575

WALNUT

9/24/2014

77

DOS BANDERAS TEX-MEX CUISINE

614

MAIN

9/26/2014

92

E & S GROCERY & BAKERY

420

PLANO

9/24/2014

77

EL LANGOSTINO AZUL

718

CENTERVILLE

9/26/2014

87

EL POLLO REGIO

1440

WALNUT

9/24/2014

78

EL RANCHERO RESTAURANT

2515

FOREST

9/25/2014

66

GARDEN RESTAURANT

3555

WALNUT

9/23/2014

71

GOLDEN CHICK

3330

BROADWAY

9/23/2014

71

HANA JAPANESE HIBACHI & SUSHI

1201

BELTLINE

9/25/2014

73

IHOP #3014

5175

GEORGE BUSH

9/25/2014

91

LA MICHOACANA

2114

KINGSLEY

9/23/2014

79

 

 

 

 

71

LA PAISANITA TACOS

110

FIRST

9/24/2014

91

LAS BRISAS ANNEX CAFE

2101

WALNUT

9/23/2014

90

LOS COMPADRES TACOS EXPRESS

3450

WALNUT

9/23/2014

56

LOS CORRALES MEXICAN CUISINE

1449

JUPITER

9/25/2014

85

MAIN STREET CAFE

627

MAIN

9/22/2014

90

MARISCOS DEL GOLFO

1444

CASTLE

9/23/2014

86

MCDONALD'S

1110

CENTERVILLE

9/26/2014

85

MIRCH MASALA

4550

BUCKINGHAM

9/24/2014

61

OK MINI MART

3022

SHILOH

9/24/2014

90

OLIVE GARDEN ITALIAN REST. #1673

4840

GEORGE BUSH

9/22/2014

83

ONE STOP FOOD STORE

3805

WALNUT

9/22/2014

47

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

4902

GEORGE BUSH

9/22/2014

89

PANCHO'S RESTAURANT

1201

MILLER

9/22/2014

65

PICOSITOS CANTINA

1456

BELTLINE

9/24/2014

64

PUPUSERIA LILIAN

2410

MILLER

9/23/2014

87

RACETRAC

1355

STATE HWY 66

9/25/2014

79

RACETRAC #437

2018

NORTHWEST

9/23/2014

80

REGGAE WINGS & TINGS INC

5481

BROADWAY

9/22/2014

84

RICE XPRESS

2402

WALNUT

9/23/2014

65

SCOOTERS

1401

NORTHWEST

9/22/2014

86

SONIC DRIVE IN #2079

1210

MILLER

9/22/2014

88

STARBUCKS COFFEE

2135

NORTHWEST

9/25/2014

95

SUBWAY #10024

1251-A

NORTHWEST

9/24/2014

94

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

5012

GEORGE BUSH

9/22/2014

83

TGI FRIDAYS #409

220

CONEFLOWER

9/24/2014

70

UNITED CATERERS #5131

502

IDLEWILD

9/23/2014

90

WILLIAMS CHICKEN #23

809

CENTERVILLE

9/22/2014

76

 


Garland Animal Services confirms rabies virus in skunk

 

Posted September 24, 2014

 

On Sept. 23, the Garland Animal Services division received notification of a laboratory confirmed case of rabies in a skunk captured in Garland near Fountain Hills Drive on Sept. 21, 2014.  One dog was known to have been exposed to the rabid skunk and is currently under quarantine.  This is the first laboratory confirmed case of rabies in an animal in Garland in 2014.

 

The rabies virus is relatively rare in North America and is occasionally found in wild or domesticated animals including, but not limited to dogs, coyotes, skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats.  Infection of humans can occur if virus-laden saliva from a rabid animal is introduced through a bite, scratch or mucus membrane (such as the nose).  Without treatment, infection is almost always fatal.

 

To reduce the community's risk to rabies, citizens should regularly vaccinate their pets against the virus.  Animal owners can contact their local veterinarian for questions regarding rabies vaccination. 

 

Anyone who witnesses any domestic or wild animal exhibiting erratic or abnormal behavior, or any potential rabies exposure of a domestic animal or human, should contact Garland Animal Services at 972-205-3570.  


Health department inspections:  September 15-19

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  September 23, 2014

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.

Barbacoa Hermanos Cruz was closed for a roach infestation. They reopened Sept. 21.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

B & B FOOD STORE

1141

WALNUT

9/17/2014

87

B&B FOOD STORE- CONV. STORE

1141

WALNUT

9/17/2014

91

BARBACOA HERMANOS CRUZ

109

CENTERVILLE

9/19/2014

59

BISI-AFRICANA GROCERY

4125

BROADWAY

9/17/2014

95

BURGERFI

365

CONEFLOWER

9/19/2014

83

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA SI SE PUEDE

1434

CASTLE

9/19/2014

79

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

3271

GEORGE BUSH

9/15/2014

78

CHOPSTICK EXPRESS

2321

WALNUT

9/17/2014

68

CICI'S PIZZA #33

2936

LAVON

9/15/2014

73

DALLAS OMNI CARE

2222

DEER MEADOW

9/15/2014

85

DENNY'S RESTAURANT

12733

LBJ FREEWAY

9/19/2014

81

DONUTS DONUTS

141

CENTERVILLE

9/16/2014

86

GARLAND FISH CITY GRILL, L.P.

445

CONEFLOWER

9/16/2014

73

GLORIA'S RESTAURANT

360

CONEFLOWER

9/16/2014

84

GRILL 64

600

CAMPBELL

9/15/2014

83

HOME BOY DALLAS

1101

COUNTRY CLUB

9/17/2014

89

IN-N-OUT BURGER #269

150

TOWN CENTER

9/19/2014

93

ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY

5001

BASS PRO

9/16/2014

82

MCDONALD'S

3310

LAVON

9/16/2014

56

NUTRISHOP FIREWHEEL

4430

LAVON

9/16/2014

99

ONE STOP SHOP

730

WALNUT

9/19/2014

92

 

 

 

 

82

PANADERIA Y TAQUERIA DEL NORTE

507

GARLAND

9/17/2014

68

RACETRAC #697

2434

BUCKINGHAM

9/16/2014

68

SHOP N GO #8

1815

FIRST

9/15/2014

73

SKILLMAN WOK

565

OATES

9/17/2014

75

SOUTHWEST BIZ INC.

1036

COUNTRY CLUB

9/16/2014

66

THRIFT FOOD MART TAQUERIA

1608

FIFTH

9/17/2014

91

UNITED CATERERS #5161

502

IDLEWILD

9/19/2014

84

VICTOR'S TAQUERIA

2441

WALNUT

9/15/2014

77

WAFFLE HOUSE #306

494

I-30

9/17/2014

62

WENDY'S

1310

CENTERVILLE

9/18/2014

91

 


Public health notice: Third report of WNV in mosquitoes

Posted September 16, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Garland Health Department received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected in the 3400 block of Vista Oaks Drive. This is the third confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitoes in Garland in 2014. GHD will immediately initiate adulticide spraying throughout surrounding area on the night of Sept. 16 (weather permitting) to minimize the risk of human infections.

 

Thus far in 2014, no WNV human cases have been confirmed in the city of Garland but the presence of the disease in mosquitoes means transmission to humans is possible, so residents are urged to take preventive measures. Citizens can view a map depicting areas where WNV virus has been detected and subsequently sprayed to reduce the adult mosquito population at GarlandTx.gov.

 

WNV rarely causes severe illness or death, but citizens should remain vigilant and take common sense precautions to minimize the risk of exposure. 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, 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 mosquito information web page or 972-205-3460.


Health department inspections:  September 8-12

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  September 15, 2014

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

ALDI TEXAS LLC #29

1518

BUCKINGHAM

9/11/2014

88

AVOCADO CALIF. ROLL & SUSHI

690

BEEBALM

9/11/2014

88

BAKER'S RIBS

488

INTERSTATE 30

9/11/2014

76

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #61

1815

NORTHWEST

9/9/2014

87

CAFE MAI

3465

WALNUT

9/10/2014

81

CHAN'S II CHINESE RESTAURANT

6318

BROADWAY

9/10/2014

61

CICI'S PIZZA

4441

BASS PRO

9/9/2014

84

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6928

4413

WALNUT

9/10/2014

74

DONG QUE

3555

WALNUT

9/8/2014

50

DONUT PALACE

3350

BROADWAY

9/8/2014

85

DUC HUONG GIO CHA

3347

WALNUT

9/10/2014

69

EDDIE'S NAPOLI'S ITALIAN BISTRO

4280

LAVON

9/11/2014

89

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

9/8/2014

82

 

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

57

FIRST CHINESE BBQ

3465

WALNUT

9/10/2014

69

GARLAND NURSING & REHAB

321

SHILOH

9/10/2014

69

GLADDEN WATER

100

SHILOH

9/10/2014

86

HIEP THAI FOOD STORE

3347

WALNUT

9/9/2014

61

I-30 TRUCK STOP

801

INTERSTATE 30

9/9/2014

91

IBEX WHOLESALE

2214

JUPITER

9/9/2014

67

JEWELLS PALACE

830

BELTLINE

9/9/2014

87

KIM LAN FOOD TO GO

3347

WALNUT

9/11/2014

76

KING CHINA

1901

NORTHWEST

9/10/2014

96

MY CANH

4535

WALNUT

9/10/2014

51

MY THO RESTAURANT

3325

WALNUT

9/10/2014

81

PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA #1065

5952

BROADWAY

9/11/2014

90

PEI WEI ASIAN DINER

4170

LAVON

9/10/2014

67

PEPPERIDGE FARM INC

2755

MILLER PARK  N.

9/10/2014

97

PIZZA HUT

3725

WALNUT

9/10/2014

90

PIZZA PATRON

1456

BELTLINE

9/11/2014

88

PLANET FRUIT

3219

FOREST

9/10/2014

54

QUEEN'S WINERY

3433

KINGSLEY

9/9/2014

99

QUOC HUONG RESTAURANT

3112

JUPITER

9/8/2014

63

RACETRAC #173

6421

BROADWAY

9/12/2014

89

RICK'S BBQ

1417

JUPITER

9/11/2014

73

S&E SNACKS

4413

WALNUT

9/10/2014

86

SENIOR CARE BELTLINE

106

BELTLINE

9/12/2014

85

SEÑOR CHACHOTE CANTINA/ GRILL

7602

JUPITER

9/9/2014

81

SHARI'S BERRIES

2600

McCREE

9/9/2014

93

SOUTHERN MAID DONUTS

565

OATES

9/9/2014

82

SWIF-T #24

862

BELTLINE

9/8/2014

89

TEXAS KING ZABIHA HALAL MEAT MARKET

4550

BUCKINGHAM

9/11/2014

70

TOM YUM THAI RESTAURANT

3313

BELTLINE

9/10/2014

80

TRAK 10

3420

WALNUT

9/9/2014

51

TRES AMIGOS

1422

KINGSLEY

9/11/2014

84

UNITED CATERERS #2029

502

IDLEWILD

9/8/2014

82

VIET TOFU

3555

WALNUT

9/11/2014

67

WALMART #4046

1855

GARLAND

9/10/2014

98

 

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

89

WILLIAMS CHICKEN

480

I-30

9/8/2014

76

YEN CHINA CAFE

1225

BELTLINE

9/8/2014

78

 


September:  National Preparedness Month

 

Kim Everett | September 10, 2014

 

September is National Preparedness Month and the Red Cross encourages everyone to develop a plan for emergencies and disasters. Because family members may not be together when a disaster occurs, plans should be made for them to contact/find each other. A location to meet away from home should be chosen and family members should be aware of the location and how to get there.

 

Practice evacuating your home twice each year. Drive your evacuation route and plot alternate routes on your map in case roads are impassable. Families should designate an out-of-area emergency contact person and each member should keep the contact information with them.

 

If an emergency occurs while all family members are in the home, a place right outside the home such as the front sidewalk of your home or a neighbor’s yard should be chosen.

 

Have proper supplies in case of an emergency or disaster and store in an easy-to-carry emergency kit that you can use at home or take with you if you must evacuate.

 

At a minimum, have these basic supplies:

 

  • Water—1 gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

  • Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare (3-day supply-evacuation, 2-week supply-home)

  • Flashlight

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

  • Extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)

  • Multipurpose tool

  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

  • Games and activities for children

  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

  • Two-way radios

  • Extra set of car and house keys

  • Manual can opener

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

  • Cellphone with charger

  • Family and emergency contact information

  • Extra cash

  • Emergency blankets, sleeping bags

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Paper/pencil

  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, plastic utensils

  • Map(s) of the area

 

Additional items to keep at home or in survival kit based on disasters common to area:

 

  • Whistle

  • N95 or surgical masks

  • Matches in waterproof container

  • Rain gear

  • Towels

  • Work gloves

  • Tools/supplies for securing your home

  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

  • Plastic sheeting

  • Duct tape

  • Scissors

  • Household liquid bleach

 

Know likely emergencies for your area

 

Learn types of disasters or emergencies that may occur in your area. These events can range from those affecting only you and your family, like a home fire or medical emergency, to those affecting entire community, like an earthquake or flood.

 

  • Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels.

  • Know the difference between different weather alerts such as watches and warnings and what actions to take in each.

  • Make sure that at least one member of your household is trained in first aid and CPR and knows how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

  • Share what you’ve learned about preparedness with family and neighbors.

 

First aid kit items for a family of four:

 

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)

  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)

  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)

  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)

  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets

  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)

  • 1 blanket (space blanket)

  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)

  • 1 instant cold compress

  • 2 pair of non-latex gloves (size: large)

  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)

  • Scissors

  • 2 roller bandage 3 inches wide and 4 inches wide

  • 5 each sterile gauze pads 3 x 3 inches and 4 x 4 inches

  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)

  • 2 triangular bandages

  • Tweezers

  • First aid instruction booklet

  • Items such as medications, emergency phone numbers

 

Keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car and check them regularly. Check expiration dates and replace out-of-date contents. Also ensure that the flashlight batteries work.

Sources:  www.ready.gov and www.redcross.org


Health department inspections:  September 2-5

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  September 8, 2014

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.
There were two
closures last week. Both were reopened 24 hours after closure and all violations were corrected.
 

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BRANDING IRON, THE

1535

BRAND

9/2/2014

79

BROADWAY FOOD PLAZA

4646

BROADWAY

9/4/2014

82

CARVER SENIOR CENTER

222

CARVER

9/4/2014

98

CASTLEGLEN PRIVATE SCHOOL

602

CASTLEGLEN

9/3/2014

97

CENTRO DEL BIENESTAR

4413

WALNUT

9/5/2014

91

CHEDDARS CASUAL CAFE

5445

GEORGE BUSH

9/2/2014

90

CORNER FOOD MART

4460

WALNUT

9/2/2014

70

COUNTRY CLUB BINGO

1416

CASTLE

9/4/2014

93

CURTIS CULWELL CENTER

4999

NAAMAN FOREST

9/4/2014

96

DESPERADOS MEXICAN REST.

3443

CAMPBELL

9/4/2014

68

GENGHIS GRILL - MONGOLIAN STIRFRY

215

CONEFLOWER

9/4/2014

81

INDIA GARDEN

433

INTERSTATE 30

9/2/2014

45

J-MART

1921

PLANO

9/3/2014

95

KIDS KINGDOM LEARNNG CENTER

4105

BROADWAY

9/4/2014

95

LA FRANCAISE FRENCH BAKERY

201

GOLD

9/4/2014

73

LA NUEVA DE ZACATECAS

1618

FIRST

9/2/2014

90

LA PALOMA RESTAURANT

3545

WALNUT

9/4/2014

40

PIZZA PATRON

3419

WALNUT

9/2/2014

83

QUIKTRIP #908

2010

SHILOH

9/4/2014

80

RAZZOO'S CAJUN CAFE

310

CONEFLOWER

9/4/2014

75

RICE BOWL EXPRESS

4018

BROADWAY

9/4/2014

66

SONIC DRIVE IN

2001

STATE HWY 66

9/4/2014

87

THAI JASMINE

5129

GARLAND

9/2/2014

81

TOM THUMB #2561

925

NORTHWEST

9/2/2014

88

WENDY'S

501

I-30

9/2/2014

85

WEST GARLAND HEAD START

3709

WALNUT

9/2/2014

99

WINTERS PARK ASSISTED LIVING

3450

WAGON WHEEL

9/2/2014

97

ZEKE'S KITCHEN

2714

KINGSLEY

9/4/2014

84

 


Notice:  Second report of WNV-infected mosquitos

 

Posted September 4, 2014

 

On Sept. 3, the Garland Health Department received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in the 1400 block of East Miller Road. This is the second confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitos in Garland in 2014. GHD will immediately initiated adulticide spraying throughout surrounding area to minimize the risk of human infections. 

 

Thus far in 2014, no WNV human cases have been confirmed in Dallas County but the presence of the disease in mosquitoes means that transmission to humans is possible, so 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 www.GarlandTx.gov.

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’s website or 972-205-3460. 


Health department inspections:  August 25-29

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  September 2, 2014

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. There were four closures this week.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

ALDI FOOD MARKET

1601

NORTHWEST

8/25/2014

95

AVALON RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

1150

COLONEL

8/29/2014

83

BELLIZA RECEPTION/WALNUT THEATERS

3310

WALNUT

8/25/2014

92

BLACK-EYED PEA RESTAURANT

3435

BELTLINE

8/25/2014

71

BOMBAY SWEET & FAST FOOD

4550

BUCKINGHAM

8/25/2014

50

BOSTON MARKET #0104

730

CENTERVILLE

8/28/2014

90

BROADWAY TOBACCO

5335

BROADWAY

8/28/2014

97

BROOKLYNS OLD NEIGH. STYLE PIZZERIA

310

TOWN CENTER

8/28/2014

75

CARMEN'S TACOS AND GORDITAS

1311

MARKETPLACE

8/27/2014

71

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

535

INTERSTATE 30

8/26/2014

76

CRISPY CHICKEN & RICE

2930

FIRST

8/26/2014

81

DAIRY QUEEN

6310

BROADWAY

8/26/2014

83

DALLAS CHICKEN

2909

BELTLINE

8/25/2014

77

DIRE DAWA CAFE & GROCERY

2030

BUCKINGHAM

8/27/2014

56

EARLY HEAD START GARLAND

4580

BUCKINGHAM

8/28/2014

90

EAST WEST GENERAL STORE

6541

DUCK CREEK

8/27/2014

79

 

 

 

 

66

GOLDEN WOK

1311

MARKETPLACE

8/27/2014

70

HARVEYS FOOD MART

3301

BROADWAY

8/27/2014

86

HELLA TEMPLE

2121

ROWLETT

8/29/2014

89

J TACO

3080

JUPITER

8/26/2014

85

JIMMY JOHNS GOURMET SANDWICH SHOP

909

CENTERVILLE

8/28/2014

98

JUPITER RD EXXON

3080

JUPITER

8/26/2014

89

LA BELLA ITALIAN GRILL

4125

BROADWAY

8/26/2014

79

LA MICHOACANA #34

6535

DUCK CREEK

8/25/2014

87

 

 

 

 

74

LA MICHOACANA#34

6535

DUCK CREEK

8/25/2014

69

LA XANH

3575

WALNUT

8/27/2014

30

LUCKYS BEER & WINE INC

6505

DUCK CREEK

8/29/2014

91

MAIN STREET DELI

608

MAIN

8/28/2014

98

MILLROSE CENTER

4242

ROSEHILL

8/26/2014

95

NANAK SUBZI MANDI

4550

BUCKINGHAM

8/25/2014

77

NORMA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

3420

BROADWAY

8/29/2014

91

ON THE BORDER MEXICAN CAFE

1350

NORTHWEST

8/26/2014

74

PALETERIA MICHOACANA

1618

FIRST

8/25/2014

87

PIZZA HUT #744122

5335

BROADWAY

8/28/2014

83

PLEASANT VALLEY NURSING & REHAB

1525

PLEASANT VALLEY

8/28/2014

91

ROSATI'S

5255

GEORGE BUSH

8/27/2014

80

SONIC DRIVE-IN

1709

BELTLINE

8/28/2014

79

 

3327

BROADWAY

8/26/2014

85

SOUTHWEST FARMERS MARKET

4460

WALNUT

8/28/2014

41

 

 

 

 

38

TACO BELL #026721

502

GARLAND

8/27/2014

91

TARGET STORE T-1489

5301

GARLAND

8/27/2014

90

 

 

 

 

78

WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET

3959

BROADWAY

8/29/2014

90

 

 

 

 

89

WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MRKT

101

BUCKINGHAM

8/25/2014

95

 

 

 

 

93

WALMART SUPER CENTER #3224

555

INTERSTATE 30

8/25/2014

90

 

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

 

88

WILD OVER WINGS

5335

BROADWAY

8/25/2014

93

WINTERS PARK

3737

GARLAND

8/28/2014

85