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Obituary: Mary “Jo” Freeman

August 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Obituary: Mary “Jo” Freeman
September 20, 1939 – August 26, 2015 Jo Freeman, 75, passed away Wednesday, August 26 at Waterford Assisted Living in College Station with her family by her side. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 30 at First ...

Breitling Youth Theater brings ‘Mary Poppins’ to Plaza Theater

August 26th, 2015 Comments Off on Breitling Youth Theater brings ‘Mary Poppins’ to Plaza Theater
The Friday, Aug. 14 Breitling Youth Theater performance of “Mary Poppins” brought a large crowd into the Plaza Theater in downtown Garland. The musical is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and Walt Disney Films and the original ...

GISD staff kicks off 2015-16

August 26th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD staff kicks off 2015-16
Approximately 7,500 Garland ISD employees celebrated the start of 2015-16 with cheers, pride and spirit gear during the district’s Convocation event Aug. 20 at the Curtis Culwell Center. Garland High School sophomore Grace Omer emceed the lively affair. Board President Larry ...

GISD sees high-energy 2015-16 welcome

August 26th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD sees high-energy 2015-16 welcome
High-fives, hugs and smiles were buzzing across Garland ISD as 71 campuses welcomed students to the first day of school Aug. 24. “With innovative teacher trainings, exciting staff development activities and an inspiring Convocation, we were more than ready ...

Skyward Family Access offers online, early Signature Packet

August 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Skyward Family Access offers online, early Signature Packet
Get a head start on completing back-to-school forms.  Parents/guardians with Skyward Family Access accounts can view Signature Packet documents and complete them online through Sept. 25. Log in to Family Access and click Signature Packet link in upper left-hand corner ...

Budget discussions in full swing

August 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Budget discussions in full swing
The first review of the city of Garland’s 2015-16 proposed budget was held at the August 17 Garland City Council work session. There are several more opportunities to learn the details of the proposed budget. Monday, Aug. 31 – ...

Garland police arrest murder suspect in Minnesota

August 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland police arrest murder suspect in Minnesota
Garland police have arrested and charged 22-year- old Adrian Regalado of Garland for the Aug. 7 murder in the 1700 block of White Oak Drive. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Jose Alfredo Martinez of Garland. Investigators followed up ...

Teenager dies in vehicle accident

August 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Teenager dies in vehicle accident
Update: Garland investigators have identified the driver of the vehicle to be Angel Blancas who died at the hospital.  The investigation has also revealed that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the cause of the crash. Original ...

Teen’s nosebleed saves three lives

August 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Teen’s nosebleed saves three lives
Few would imagine that three lives could be saved by a teen’s nosebleed. Yet the incredible chain of events, impossible as it seems, is true. Crystal Enns from Wylie, Texas was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease when brought ...

GCT set to open Agatha Christie play

August 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on GCT set to open Agatha Christie play
Garland Civic Theatre will continue its 48th season with a production of Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web.” The production will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 4 – 26 with a Thursday preview performance Sept 3. at the Granville Arts Center, ...
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