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Jonathan Luedecke completes basic military training

September 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Jonathan Luedecke completes basic military training
Air Force Airman Jonathan A. Luedecke graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

GISD iCon inspires educators

September 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on GISD iCon inspires educators
Now that 2015-16 is underway, several district educators are practicing newfound skills and activities in their classrooms, thanks to a technology-fueled summer conference. More than 200 educators attended Garland ISD’s iCon earlier this month, receiving cutting-edge iPad training designed ...

Health Department inspections: September 14-18

September 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: September 14-18
Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants – fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores. A failing grade ...

HS football recap: September 17-18

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on HS football recap: September 17-18
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com and Brad McClendon, www.bhmimages.com The first week of high school football district play was dominated by high scoring games. SHS-Tyler Lee combined score exceeds 100 points The trend started Thursday, Sept. 17 with the ...

GP&L customers to see decrease in electric rates

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on GP&L customers to see decrease in electric rates
Garland Power & Light customers will pay less for electricity starting Oct. 1. With residential customers using an annual average of 1300 kWh per month, consumers will see monthly bills decrease on average from $140.04 to $130.29, for a ...

GISD director receives Texas Choral Excellence Award

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD director receives Texas Choral Excellence Award
Six times, Garland ISD has been named a Best Community for Music Education. So it comes as no surprise several Fine Arts instructors boast awards of their own. Garland High School Choir Director Cheryl Wilson recently received the Texas ...

Critique Garland streets

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Critique Garland streets
Potholes, rough spots and uneven pavement are some of the problems plaguing many streets in Garland. Residents and visitors have called, emailed and posted their stories to social media. During September, the city of Garland is inviting residents and ...

Garland addresses water bill concerns

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland addresses water bill concerns
The city of Garland Customer Service Department has responded to a large number of water-related billing inquiries during the month of August.  As in other neighboring cities, inquiries appear to be the result of water rates steadily increasing during the ...

SGHS welcomes international students

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on SGHS welcomes international students
Adjusting to a new school may be a daunting task for any student, especially one from another country learning a new language. But several first-year South Garland High School students are easily acclimating to their new campus, thanks to a special ...

Crime report: August 30 – September 5

September 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Crime report: August 30 – September 5
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 175 crimes reported. District 11 2 District 12 6 District 13 13 District 14 15 District 21 7 ...
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