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Girls with Goals attend Women in Aviation conference

March 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Girls with Goals attend Women in Aviation conference
The Kiwanis Girls with Goals recently attended a Women in Aviation conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. They heard speakers including pilot Amelia Earhart (not related) who spoke of her dream of following in her idol’s footsteps after ...

Friendship House serves community members in need

March 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Friendship House serves community members in need
One of Garland’s longest-lasting charities is Friendship House, part of First Baptist Church of Garland, which has been helping impoverished citizens get on their feet for 37 years. The passion and single-minded focus of its workers is what has ...

Three GISD soccer teams advance in playoffs

March 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Three GISD soccer teams advance in playoffs
Two Garland ISD high schools’ girls’ soccer teams won bi-district titles and will advance to the area round of the playoffs. The Lady Eagles of Rowlett HS defeated Belton HS 2-1. Sachse’s Lady Mustangs won out over Copperas Cove ...

Motorcyclist dies after collision with wrong-way driver

March 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Motorcyclist dies after collision with wrong-way driver
Garland officers responded to a vehicle crash last night around 11:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of South Garland Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found that a motorcycle had been struck by a car traveling on the wrong side ...

Crime reports: March, 2015

March 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Crime reports: March, 2015
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 160 crimes reported this period and the districts in which they occurred.         March 22-28 ...

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 29th, 2015 Comments Off on April: Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a great time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. This is also a time to acknowledge the ways you can help. Abuse comes in ...

Library receives Achievement of Excellence Award

March 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Library receives Achievement of Excellence Award
For the tenth consecutive year, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association presents the award to libraries that have demonstrated service excellence through the ...

GCAC announces Visual Arts Awards

March 29th, 2015 Comments Off on GCAC announces Visual Arts Awards
The Garland Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the GISD High School Art Competition. Cash awards were presented during a reception March 23 at the Granville Arts Center honoring all the students who entered the competition and their instructors. ...

Suspect shot in attempted home invasion robbery

March 29th, 2015 Comments Off on Suspect shot in attempted home invasion robbery
This morning at just after 7 a.m., Garland police responded to the 5200 block of Hollow Bend Lane on reported gunshots.  When officers arrived, they were told several men had come inside the home to rob them.  During the ...

NTMWD to ease water restrictions

March 28th, 2015 Comments Off on NTMWD to ease water restrictions
Recent snow and rain have made a significant difference in local reservoir levels and the North Texas Municipal Water District announced in a March 26 press release that it will ease water restrictions. The board of directors voted to ...
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