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Ester Valdez completes basic military training

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Ester Valdez completes basic military training
Air Force Airman Ester Valdez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen ...

Beaver ES students enjoy animal shelter tour

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Beaver ES students enjoy animal shelter tour
Children from Beaver Elementary School recently toured the Pet Adoption Center in downtown Garland. They learned how the center operates and had a chance to play with adoptable dogs. The students learned about the responsibilities of an animal services ...

City Council work session, regular meeting: March 3

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council work session, regular meeting: March 3
Update: What is being done for homeless – Deputy City Manager Martin Glenn updated Mayor Douglas Athas and City Council members on the city’s efforts to work with other agencies to help homeless individuals. He said that the city ...

Careful pesticide use essential

March 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Careful pesticide use essential
Everything put down household drains is carried by sewer lines to wastewater water treatment plants whether that plant is equipped to treat it or not. This is why it is inappropriate, illegal in fact, to put chemicals like pesticides ...

SGHS students mentor, teach Heather Glen counterparts

March 15th, 2015 Comments Off on SGHS students mentor, teach Heather Glen counterparts
Forty-two South Garland High School students recently had the opportunity to become teachers for one day. Introducing finance and marketing principals to their younger peers at Heather Glen Elementary, these juniors and seniors enlightened students, honed their presentation skills ...

Save money on summer cooling bills

March 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Save money on summer cooling bills
The energy to operate heating/cooling systems is necessary but expensive. Because the hot Texas summer is fast approaching and approximately half of the energy used in homes goes toward heating and cooling, a few tips for saving energy dollars ...

Garland prepares to celebrate its history

March 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland prepares to celebrate its history
Celebrate Garland’s rich history on Saturday, April 11, 2015 as Downtown Garland hosts the second annual Garland Heritage Celebration. The day will feature musical entertainment, a model train exhibit and fun for the entire family. The City of Garland ...

Districts teachers to benefit from TI Foundation grant

March 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Districts teachers to benefit from TI Foundation grant
Last year, the Texas Instruments Foundation generously gifted Garland ISD $1.5 million to implement the National Math and Science Initiative College Readiness Program. This year, the organization is partnering with GISD’s Education Foundation to offer Innovations in STEM Teaching ...

Hillside Academy students stack their way to success

March 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Hillside Academy students stack their way to success
Football, baseball, cheerleading and speed stacking? While the sport of stacking cups may be lesser known than its counterparts, the skills learned lead to their success. And, Hillside Academy for Excellence boasts one of the nation’s largest teams. More ...

RHS teacher wins music competition

March 13th, 2015 Comments Off on RHS teacher wins music competition
Rowlett High School Assistant Choir Director Evan Ramos recently won the first-ever Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Composition Contest. He received the title for his original work “O Magnum Mysterium,” a piece written for middle school boys’ choirs. “I ...
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