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ETMC EMS paramedic, wife have New Year’s baby

new years babyETMC EMS paramedic Ruben Galaz and his wife, Chantel, are the proud parents of the first baby born in Smith County for the new year. Gavin Reed Galaz was born at 6:33 a.m. on January 1 at the ETMC Tyler Family Birthplace. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. The Lindale couple says their due date was later in the week, so they were surprised when Gavin came early. Ruben has been a paramedic with ETMC EMS for more than a year.