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Participants of all ages enjoy Heritage Celebration

April 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Participants of all ages enjoy Heritage Celebration
Weather forecasters talked about rain on Saturday all week, but when the city of Garland’s April 11 Heritage Celebration rolled around, the weather was perfect and young and old alike had a great time. One of the main events ...

Arrest made in Janet Vanderslice murder

April 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Arrest made in Janet Vanderslice murder
July 19, 2014, 71-year-old Janet Vanderslice was found stabbed to death inside her home at 6206 Lennox Lane. July 22, police released video from a surveillance camera located across the street from Mrs. Vanderslice’s home. Detectives have identified the ...

GSM to present ‘West Side Story’

April 14th, 2015 Comments Off on GSM to present ‘West Side Story’
June 12 – June 21, Garland Summer Musicals will present the award-winning Broadway and film classic West Side Story, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  Leonard Bernstein’s amazing score is combined with the book by Arthur Laurents and ...

SHS robotics team to compete at worlds

April 14th, 2015 Comments Off on SHS robotics team to compete at worlds
Showcasing 21st-century STEAM learning, five Garland ISD robotics teams have qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship April 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. For the first time ever, Sachse High School will represent GISD alongside ...

Baseball, softball recap: April 10

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Baseball, softball recap: April 10
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com High school baseball and softball April 11 game results are below: Softball Rowlett Lady Eagles 11 – Garland Lady Owls 0 Naaman Forest Lady Rangers 0 – Rockwall HS 16 Sachse Lady Mustangs 15–North ...

Fair Housing Department to host Community Block Party

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Fair Housing Department to host Community Block Party
Join the Garland Fair Housing Department for a Community Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 210 Carver Dr. The Block Party will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the city’s Summer Nutrition Program with games, ...

Kimberlin Academy, Weaver ES receive trip donations

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Kimberlin Academy, Weaver ES receive trip donations
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence and Weaver Elementary School were recently the lucky beneficiaries of monetary gifts. Kimberlin received a $5,000 endowment from a generous community member, while Weaver accepted a $2,955 check from a charitable middle school club. Both ...

NTMWD eases water use restrictions earlier than expected

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on NTMWD eases water use restrictions earlier than expected
The North Texas Municipal Water District recently issued a press release to announce that after almost five years under drought restrictions, twice a week watering will be allowed effective May 1. The organization had initially planned to ease the ...

Police make arrest in break-in, sexual assault

April 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Police make arrest in break-in, sexual assault
Garland police responded to a report of a break-in and sexual assault in the 3400 block of Valley View Lane April 7 at around 5 p.m. Officers contacted a female victim who stated that a man, known to her ...

Letter to the editor: Small precautions

April 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Small precautions
This article is based on a true event that took place in another state regarding a traffic stop. The driver complied with the officer’s commands, but the officer made the decision to use his weapon against the driver. The ...
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