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Alpha Charter School receives grant

October 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Alpha Charter School receives grant
The Alpha Charter School recently announced that they have received the 2015-2016 Professional Development Partnerships for Advanced Math and Science Courses Grant, a competitive grant awarded by the Texas Education Agency. Alpha Charter was 1 of 22 grant awardees ...

GFD heating equipment safety tips

October 31st, 2015 Comments Off on GFD heating equipment safety tips
As the temperature outside drops, Garland families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National ...

Letter to the editor: GOD: The Living God

October 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: GOD: The Living God
Perhaps you have heard the slogan, “May the force be with you.” This idea is sometimes associated with the concept of God. Some take this to mean the presence of some energy or force accompanying your being. Is this ...

GPD earns regional recognition

October 30th, 2015 Comments Off on GPD earns regional recognition
The Garland Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are grateful to their mutual aid partners for their support during last May’s terrorist event in Garland. Garland representatives presented their partners the Regional ...

SHS graduate’s health science passion wins competition

October 30th, 2015 Comments Off on SHS graduate’s health science passion wins competition
A love for science supported by Career and Technical Education courses not only helped 2015 Sachse High School graduate Jason Wilson achieve No. 1 status in a national competition, but also reinforce his plan for college. Wilson bested competition ...

Health Department inspections: October 19-23

October 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: October 19-23
Information provided by Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department 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, ...

HS football recap: October 22-24

October 27th, 2015 Comments Off on HS football recap: October 22-24
Photos by Roger Mathis, www.mempics.com and Brad McClendon, www.bhmimages.com Last week’s high school football games were completed, some at the originally scheduled times and others later, despite inclement weather delays. Owls defeat Patriots The Garland Owls got a 42-28 ...

Pepsico, Frito-Lay volunteer manpower

October 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Pepsico, Frito-Lay volunteer manpower
Frito-Lay and other PepsiCo employees from offices throughout the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex recently took part in the annual PepsiCo United Way Day of Caring. In what stands as the largest corporate United Way Day of Caring event in North Texas, ...

GPD chief receives honors

October 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on GPD chief receives honors
Two local civic organizations recently honored Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates for his positive influences in Garland’s diverse community. In October, the Garland Association for Hispanic Affairs honored Bates with its annual Community Service Award. GAFHA officials recognized Bates ...

Alpha Charter volleyball team advances

October 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Alpha Charter volleyball team advances
Alpha Charter School’s Athletic Department recently announced that its 4th and 6th grade girls volleyball team competed at the Texas Charter School Academic Athletic League north Texas Regional Championships. This is the result of the team tying for the ...
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