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Nicolas Vuong graduates basic combat training

April 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Nicolas Vuong graduates basic combat training
Army Pvt. Nicolas Vuong has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, ...

Garland firefighters observe OKC bombing anniversary

April 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Garland firefighters observe OKC bombing anniversary
April 19, 1995 at 9:02 a.m., the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was the target of a domestic terrorist bombing that forever changed the lives of many people. The bombing killed 168 people and injured more ...

GISD hosts Hispanic FAFSA workshop

April 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on GISD hosts Hispanic FAFSA workshop
For more than a decade, Garland ISD’s Hispanic Community Liaison, Javier Solis, has helped students whose home language is not English complete an important college document—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Keeping that tradition alive, 200 parents ...

Easter bunny brings fun for special needs individuals

April 19th, 2015 Comments Off on Easter bunny brings fun for special needs individuals
The Easter bunny shared hugs and high fives during his recent stop at the Special Ones Easter Egg Hunt held at Garland’s Carter Softball Complex. The event was a big hit filled with fun for everyone. Kristal Davis, founder ...

Budding actors, cinematographers shine

April 19th, 2015 Comments Off on Budding actors, cinematographers shine
Celebrating future cinematographers with a Hollywood-style, red carpet affair, the third-annual Fire Reel Film Festival Awards Gala was held Feb. 19 at Sachse High School. “Each year I am in awe of how great the films are, and this ...

GBLL magnet students enjoy field trip

April 19th, 2015 Comments Off on GBLL magnet students enjoy field trip
Nineteen students in the School of Global Business, Language & Leadership magnet program recently enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of two hometown establishments. The Sellers Middle School and Naaman Forest High School students visited Garrett Metal Detectors and Resistol Hats ...

Hope Clinic hosts ribbon cutting

April 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Hope Clinic hosts ribbon cutting
With a crowd of 135 in attendance, Hope Clinic officially “cut the ribbon” to their new facility in downtown Garland.  After raising over $800,000 in a capital campaign, Hope Clinic moved into their new home “debt free”. Garland is ...

Students learn about Taiwanese culture

April 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Students learn about Taiwanese culture
Nine Garland ISD students, two administrators and one alumna recently had the opportunity to reciprocate an international exchange hosted by the district two years ago.  Thanks to the district’s partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, the ...

First Choice ER collects items for Operation Gratitude

April 15th, 2015 Comments Off on First Choice ER collects items for Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude, a non-profit that sends 100,000 care packages to troops each year, partnered with First Choice Emergency Room to host a spring collection drive. With help from the Garland community, First Choice Emergency Room collected approximately 50,000 care ...

Jacob McLeod completes basic military training

April 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Jacob McLeod completes basic military training
Air Force Airman Jacob S. McLeod 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. McLeod ...
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