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Principals exchange best practices at inaugural L3 Academy

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Principals exchange best practices at inaugural L3 Academy
While school was out for the summer, Garland ISD campus staff continued holding classes to prepare for 2015-16. The district hosted its inaugural Leader Led Learning Academy in late July. This daylong conference—designed by principals, for principals—covered best practices ...

Donate to GCT on North Texas Giving Day

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Donate to GCT on North Texas Giving Day
Garland Civic Theatre is well into its 48th season of producing quality live theater for the enjoyment of audiences from throughout the Garland area. GCT strives to maintain affordable ticket prices for its productions, but ticket sales alone are ...

Murder victim found, suspect in custody

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Murder victim found, suspect in custody
Garland police officers responded to a disturbance at a home in the 4500 block of Lakeway Dr. Sept. 11 around 2 am. When officers arrived they found 65-year-old Ronnie Debusk dead inside his home. No one else was present ...

New business hires seniors to help seniors

September 10th, 2015 Comments Off on New business hires seniors to help seniors
A Rowlett resident who has experienced the pressure that caring for elderly family members can cause, hopes to alleviate that for local residents. Tammy Dana-Bashian is the newest franchise owner of Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services, which matches ...

PSAT free in GISD

September 10th, 2015 Comments Off on PSAT free in GISD
Wanting to ensure its students are prepared for college, Garland ISD has offered all sophomores and juniors a chance to take the PSAT for free the past two years. This year, even more students will receive that invaluable opportunity. ...

Spectators enjoy Labor Day Parade

September 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Spectators enjoy Labor Day Parade
Large numbers of spectators braved the heat and lined the streets of a new route to watch the 70th Labor Day Parade Monday, Sept. 7. The new route, a result of downtown Garland construction had the parade start at ...

Emma’s Education Center opens in Garland

September 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Emma’s Education Center opens in Garland
Emma’s Education Center is a 501 (c) 3 corporation which provides continuing IEP education and Learning In a Functional Environment (LIFE) skills training to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism. The students are aging out or graduating ...

GISD board to discuss morale problem

September 9th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD board to discuss morale problem
Garland ISD Board of Trustees Member Charles Axe noted that he had requested that an item regarding an employee morale problem be placed on a future meeting agenda two meetings prior and that it appears to him that the ...

National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists announced

September 9th, 2015 Comments Off on National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists announced
Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National ...

DWI arrrests increase with extra holiday patrols

September 9th, 2015 Comments Off on DWI arrrests increase with extra holiday patrols
Garland police officers made 37 DWI arrests during the 18 days of increased enforcement around the Labor Day holiday. From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7, GPD stepped up its Driving While Intoxicated patrols in an effort to keep Garland ...
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