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SHS graduate William L. Bush completes basic training

January 20th, 2015 Comments Off on SHS graduate William L. Bush completes basic training
Army Pvt. William L. Bush has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness. He received instruction and practice in basic ...

Hundreds protest Islamic conference

January 20th, 2015 Comments Off on Hundreds protest Islamic conference
The Jan. 17 “Stand with the Prophet” event drew hundreds of protesters who gathered along both sides of Naaman Forest Boulevard around the Curtis Culwell Center. The organizer of the event was a group called Sound Vision. Most of ...

Michelle Staubach Grimes visits IL Texas, shares passion for writing

January 17th, 2015 Comments Off on Michelle Staubach Grimes visits IL Texas, shares passion for writing
Author Michelle Staubach Grimes recently entertained students at Garland’s International Leadership Texas Elementary by reading her new book, “Where Is Pidge,” and explaining the book creation process. “The biggest thing I want you guys to take from this today ...

Sewell principals kiss a pig for charity

January 17th, 2015 Comments Off on Sewell principals kiss a pig for charity
What would you do for $10,000? Administrators at Sewell Elementary School recently proved they would pucker up to a pig. Assistant Principal Deidre Hannible and Principal Susan Craig smooched the swine before winter break, after learning that students and ...

Election filing dates set

January 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Election filing dates set
Individuals interested in becoming a candidate in the May 9 Garland city elections must file between Jan. 28 and Feb. 27. Elections for the office of Garland mayor and City Council Districts 3, 5, 7 and 8 will be ...

HS basketball recap: January 13

January 16th, 2015 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: January 13
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com The boys and girls high school basketball game results for Jan. 13 were as follow: Boys Garland Owls 60 – North Garland Raiders 52 Lakeview Centennial Patriots 77 – Sachse Mustangs 44 Rowlett Eagles ...

Maria Rada Pena named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month

January 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Maria Rada Pena named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month
Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month SUV has made another stop on its journey to reward dedicated educators in Garland ISD. Maria Rada Pena from Back Elementary School received this month’s honors Jan. 6, along with the specially wrapped ...

Faculty art show helps fund scholarships

January 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Faculty art show helps fund scholarships
The Garland ISD Faculty Art Show will continue to showcase talent and heart through Jan. 20 in the Granville Arts Center’s gallery. This homegrown exhibit offers patrons the opportunity to see impressive artwork and help fund student scholarships. Gallery-goers ...

City Council work session, regular meeting: January 5-6

January 14th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council work session, regular meeting: January 5-6
Christmas on the Square was success — Garland’s Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Jackie Justice briefed the City Council and Mayor Douglas Athas on the success of the city’s 2014 Christmas on the Square event. The event was a ...

Community expresses opposition to Islamic event at CCC

January 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Community expresses opposition to Islamic event at CCC
The Jan. 13 work session of the Garland ISD board of trustees was attended by a number of taxpayers who voiced opposition to the “Stand with the Prophet” event at the Curtis Culwell Center Jan. 17. The event is ...
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