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GISD students named Dell Scholar semifinalists

March 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on GISD students named Dell Scholar semifinalists
Fourteen Garland ISD AVID students are vying for a chance to receive $20,000, a laptop and ongoing educational support. The high school students were recently named Dell Scholar semifinalists due to their academic rigor, ambition and perseverance. “This is ...

Alera Budd named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month

March 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Alera Budd named Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month
Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month SUV can be seen in front of Daugherty Elementary School this month. First-grade teacher Alera Budd received the honors March 6. This is so exciting. I am just thrilled,” she said after being ...

Possible suicide ruled murder

March 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Possible suicide ruled murder
On February 26 at just after 6 p.m., Garland police and paramedics responded to a report of a medical emergency in the 3900 block of Plymouth Drive. When they arrived they found 13-year-old Matthew Cisneros dead from an apparent gunshot ...

Man dies after being shot during disturbance

March 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Man dies after being shot during disturbance
Garland officers responded to the report of a man being shot this afternoon just before 3 p.m. in the 5200 block of Welbeck Court. When officers and paramedics arrived they found 65-year-old Ray Keech dead inside the residence. Detectives ...

GCT announces 2015-16 season

March 20th, 2015 Comments Off on GCT announces 2015-16 season
Garland Civic Theatre Artistic Director, Kyle McClaran, invites you to a pleasure packed 2015-16 season.  “I hope you will join us for a spectacular lineup of fun and entertainment,” McClaran said. “We strive to bring you the finest, high ...

NTMWD to ease water restrictions

March 20th, 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 ...

GISD launches STEAM education initiative

March 20th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD launches STEAM education initiative
Garland ISD is joining hundreds of school districts nationwide by implementing the innovative educational framework known as STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Championed by educators, public officials and researchers across the country, STEAM’s official ...

Hope Clinic moves into new facility, receives national recognition

March 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Hope Clinic moves into new facility, receives national recognition
Hope Clinic in Garland has a lot to celebrate these days. The 501(c)3 nonprofit, faith-based community clinic has been providing medical care and resources for Garland’s medically indigent since 2002, operating out of small, overcrowded quarters. It recently moved ...

City Council work session, regular meeting: March 17

March 18th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council work session, regular meeting: March 17
Council interviews GHFC board candidates – Interviews were conducted for a spot left vacant on the GHFC Board by the resignation of Ed Jackson. The candidates interviewed were Morrison Dale Adams and J. Christopher Luna. Adams was selected for ...

GISD students win essay contest

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD students win essay contest
Turning their conservation efforts into cash, several Garland ISD students were recently named winners of the Stormwater Essay Contest. Every year, the city of Garland issues a challenge to all GISD third through fifth-graders: submit a prose to promote ...
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