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Crime reports: January , 2015

January 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Crime reports: January , 2015
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the crimes reported this period and the districts in which they occurred.           January 25 ...

HS basketball recap: January 27, 30

January 31st, 2015 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: January 27, 30
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com Scores for the Jan. 27 and Jan. 30 Garland ISD high school basketball teams are below: Jan. 27 Boys Garland Owls 61 – Rowlett Eagles 60 Lakeview Centennial Patriots 75 – Tyler Lee HS ...

Breitling Youth Theater teaches acting skills and more

January 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Breitling Youth Theater teaches acting skills and more
Gaining acting skills is not the only benefit for children that participate in classes and live performances at Breitling Youth Theater. Some children have made the transformation from being so shy that they constantly looked at the floor to ...

New program feeds appetites, minds

January 30th, 2015 Comments Off on New program feeds appetites, minds
Last fall, Garland ISD introduced a food program at five pilot schools. Daugherty, Davis, Golden Meadows, Heather Glen and Southgate elementary schools launched the Breakfast in the Classroom program in August. Ten additional campuses will join the group by ...

GCT presents ‘Bad Seed’

January 30th, 2015 Comments Off on GCT presents ‘Bad Seed’
Garland Civic Theatre continues its 47th season with a production of “Bad Seed” by Maxwell Anderson. The production opened on January 22 and will run Friday through Sunday, Jan. 30 – Feb. 14, with a Thursday performance Jan. 29 ...

State launches toll-free help for older Texans and people with disabilities

January 27th, 2015 Comments Off on State launches toll-free help for older Texans and people with disabilities
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is launching a toll-free number to help qualifying Texans connect with long-term care services. The telephone number is 1-855-937-2372. It has been set up to help older adults (60 and up) ...

Downtown construction prompts parking changes

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off on Downtown construction prompts parking changes
Visitors to Garland City Hall will note some temporary parking changes as construction activities progress. These closures are expected to last for about a month. The portion of State Street east of Fifth Street will close in late January, ...

Alpha Charter School now enrolling

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off on Alpha Charter School now enrolling
Alpha Charter School at 701 State Street in Garland is now enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year. Lots of new activities are available at Alpha. Check it out by calling 972-272-2171 to schedule an appointing or visiting www.alphacharter.org. ...

City Council work session, regular meeting: January 20

January 25th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council work session, regular meeting: January 20
Update: Downtown redevelopment — Becky King, director of organizational development and Laura Staley, downtown redevelopment program manager updated the City Council and Mayor Douglas Athas on the progress of the project. “A lot has been accomplished in 2014 and ...

Good Samaritans of Garland: People helping people with passion and purpose

January 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Good Samaritans of Garland: People helping people with passion and purpose
When considering the vast number of impoverished people in the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It can seem that despite one’s best efforts, poverty still endures. Why extend a helping hand in one place when a hundred other ...
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