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City Council recap: February 2-3

February 16th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council recap: February 2-3
Lyles/Tinsley house relocation – City staff’s goal is to have the Lyles/Tinsley house in its permanent location by April 11 for the Heritage Celebration. There will probably not be time for the house to be resting on its foundation ...

Reservoir levels remain dangerously low

February 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Reservoir levels remain dangerously low
According to the North Texas Municipal Water District website, reservoir levels, although a very small amount higher, continue to be dangerously low. Continued conservation is necessary and water-saving tips are available at www.ntmwd.com. Reservoir % Full Level Lake Lavon ...

Steadham ES parents experience day with students

February 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Steadham ES parents experience day with students
More than 200 adults returned to the classroom during Steadham Elementary School’s second-annual Bring Your Parent to School Day Jan. 16. They learned alongside students, experiencing 21st-century education firsthand. “The kids were very excited about having mom or dad ...

Kimberlin Academy nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor

February 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Kimberlin Academy nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor
The Texas Education Agency recently announced its nominees for one of the most prestigious awards a school can receive. Kimberlin Academy for Excellence is now one of just 26 campuses in the state vying for a national Blue Ribbon ...

Students earn all-state titles

February 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Students earn all-state titles
Seventeen Garland ISD high-schoolers recently earned the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Besting thousands of their peers across the state, they won Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State titles Jan. 10. “An All-State musician is truly ...

Shop, dine, do business in downtown Garland

February 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Shop, dine, do business in downtown Garland
The downtown Garland area, along with most other downtowns, serves numerous purposes and means a variety of things to Garland residents. To many, the downtown area is a source of civic pride as well as a symbol of Garland’s ...

HS basketball recap: February 10

February 13th, 2015 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: February 10
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com Scores for the GISD high school basketball teams for Feb. 10 are listed below: Boys Lakeview Centennial Patriots 71 – North Garland Raiders 61 Garland Owls 50 – Rockwall HS 57 Rowlett Eagles 84 ...

GISD awards turf replacement bid to third lowest bidder; low bidder files suit

February 11th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD awards turf replacement bid to third lowest bidder; low bidder files suit
Bids were recently accepted by Garland Independent School District for replacement of athletic field turf and at the Jan. 20 meeting, the board of trustees voted to award the job to Hellas Construction, Inc., one of five companies that ...

Parent-focused forum to discuss dating, domestic violence

February 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Parent-focused forum to discuss dating, domestic violence
The Garland ISD Living Intervention and Guidance for Healthier Teens (LIGHT) Program invites all parents and students to the Power of Parents forum Feb. 17 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center. This community forum ...

Pearson ES student named district Spelling Bee champ

February 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Pearson ES student named district Spelling Bee champ
As a first-time contender, Pearson Elementary School student Billy Hiticha did not expect to win the annual Garland ISD Spelling Bee this month. But that is exactly what he did, besting 57 of his peers to be named the ...
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