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Only three more chances to see ‘West Side Story’

June 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Only three more chances to see ‘West Side Story’
Garland Summer Musicals’ latest triumph, “West Side Story,” directed by Buff Shurr and produced by Patty Granville, is a “don’t dare miss it” production. A tale of two rival New York City gangs, the story is about a young ...

Volunteer opportunities available for all ages

June 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Volunteer opportunities available for all ages
No society could ever get by if every citizen was only interested in his own good. Selfless volunteers are the crux of much of a community’s growth. When it comes to service, age is no boundary; the only thing ...

Free meals for GISD students throughout summer

June 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Free meals for GISD students throughout summer
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean Garland ISD campuses are shutting their doors. In addition to summer programs, several campuses are also offering free meals to district students. Breakfast and lunch will be served ...

Health Department reports WNV positive mosquito pool

June 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department reports WNV positive mosquito pool
On June 11, the Garland Health Department received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos collected in the 5700 block of Indian Hills Drive. This is the first confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitos ...

GISD board of trustees member resigns

June 11th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD board of trustees member resigns
Garland ISD board of trustees member Dr. Cindy Castaneda announced her resignation from the board at the June 9 work session. Her resignation is effective Aug. 18. “It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as a trustee ...

GPD makes arrests in murder case

June 11th, 2015 Comments Off on GPD makes arrests in murder case
Xavier Tyrell Smith and Erica Uribe were taken into custody yesterday for the murder of 40-year-old Eber Avilez whose body was found behind a building in the 3100 block of Lamesa Drive May 16. Erica was arrested in Dallas ...

William Joseph Savarese

June 10th, 2015 Comments Off on William Joseph Savarese
March 31, 1939 – June 11, 2015 William Joseph “Bill” Savarese had a love of cooking and entertaining and was always telling jokes. He also had compassion for all animals. Born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph ...

GISD first-graders receive dental health kits

June 9th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD first-graders receive dental health kits
All first graders at Club Hill Elementary and Heather Glenn Elementary in Garland and at Sewell Elementary in Sachse were recently given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Members of Garland Masonic Lodge, led ...

Memorial Pathway grad receives GFD Fire Academy Scholarship

June 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Memorial Pathway grad receives GFD Fire Academy Scholarship
Garland Fire Department would like to congratulate Memorial Pathway graduate Gabriel Rutledge, the 2015 recipient of the Garland Fire Department, Fire Academy Scholarship.  The Fire Academy Scholarship was created to provide anopportunity for a graduating GISD senior to attend ...

Two-thirds of Americans do not know about 529 Plan

June 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Two-thirds of Americans do not know about 529 Plan
Two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans still don’t know what a 529 plan is, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial services firm Edward Jones. In its fourth year monitoring college savings awareness, the survey found that ...
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