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GHS, SGHS academic decathlon teams advance to state competition

February 28th, 2015 Comments Off on GHS, SGHS academic decathlon teams advance to state competition
For the third-consecutive year, academic decathlon teams at Garland and South Garland high schools are prepping to best their competition at the Texas Academic Decathlon Meet, Feb. 26-March 1 in San Antonio. “I am always ecstatic when we qualify ...

Tonya Adams named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month

February 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Tonya Adams named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month
The Jupiter Chevrolet Teacher of the Month SUV has a brand-new owner. Pearson Elementary School’s Tonya Adams received the title Feb. 5. “Principal DeVantier told me she needed to speak with my students and led them out of ...

Wal-Mart donation drive to benefit GRS Giving Place

February 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Wal-Mart donation drive to benefit GRS Giving Place
Nearing its one-year anniversary, Garland ISD’s GRS Giving Place has provided numerous students with their basic needs while strengthening family relationships, academic readiness and community partnerships. Nearly 200 have been helped this school year alone. The Giving Place was ...

Crime reports: February, 2015

February 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Crime reports: February, 2015
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 172 crimes reported this period and the districts in which they occurred.   February 22-28 District 11 4 ...

Council, mayor debate participation in CNU 23

February 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Council, mayor debate participation in CNU 23
During the Feb. 16 work session, Garland City Council members and Mayor Douglas Athas discussed participation in and sponsorship of the Congress for the New Urbanism conference being held in Dallas in April. Council Member Tim Campbell said that ...

Better late than never: Garland Shopping Center sign to shine again

February 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Better late than never: Garland Shopping Center sign to shine again
Recent revitalization at the corner of Miller and Shiloh roads has been great for Garland and an especially welcomed development for the surrounding neighborhoods. The old Garland Shopping Center, a once thriving retail center had become an eyesore and ...

City Council recap: February 16-17

February 24th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council recap: February 16-17
Fortress Company requests finance grant: The Fortress Company, with more than 45 years’ experience in developing, manufacturing and marketing building products, requested a Chapter 380 Finance Grant of $100,000 over three years, as well as general support of the ...

GYC hosts Lunar New Year celebration; raises money to attend conference

February 24th, 2015 Comments Off on GYC hosts Lunar New Year celebration; raises money to attend conference
The Garland Youth Council celebrated the Lunar New Year Friday, Feb. 20 at the Food Truck Loft in downtown Garland. Attendees enjoyed karaoke and dinner from the food truck. The event, along with T-shirt sales, served as a fundraiser ...

Garland firefighters receive award

February 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Garland firefighters receive award
Two Garland firefighters will receive the Texas Fire Chiefs Association’s Valor Award Feb. 24. Capt. Sid Bolt and Firefighter Shane Walker are being honored following a Nov. 19, 2014 incident during which they rescued a child from a burning ...

Hearts & Hands Food Pantry helps families in need

February 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Hearts & Hands Food Pantry helps families in need
The Hearts & Hands Food Pantry started as a small group of members of Axe United Methodist Church that collected food for people in need. The food was bagged and handed out by the church secretary to those that ...
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