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Garland project receives Prestigious Housing Award

November 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland project receives Prestigious Housing Award
The U.S. Department of Energy presented Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders from across the nation during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in Denver. These winners are “leading the movement to zero energy ready homes providing better places ...

Football playoffs: RHS advances; GHS, SHS seasons end

November 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Football playoffs: RHS advances; GHS, SHS seasons end
The first week of the high school football playoffs ended with RHS moving forward to the next round and the elimination of SHS and GHS. Eagles continue to area round The Rowlett Eagles got a win in the bi-district ...

TEA recognizes GISD elementaries

November 13th, 2015 Comments Off on TEA recognizes GISD elementaries
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 80 percent of the state’s 9,300 schools are Title 1. That is more than 7,400 campuses. And of that number, just 192 received a 2014-15 High-Performing Title 1 School designation—about ...

NFHS soccer standout enjoys success on college team

November 13th, 2015 Comments Off on NFHS soccer standout enjoys success on college team
After enjoying success as a student athlete at Naaman Forest High School, 2011 graduate Cody Guerry has had a successful college soccer career with the United States Military Academy at West Point as well. At NFHS, Guerry received various ...

GFD shares Thanksgiving safety tips

November 13th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD shares Thanksgiving safety tips
Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. To help Garland residents remain safe and have an enjoyable holiday with family and friends, the Garland Fire Department would like to pass along the following Thanksgiving ...

Communities Foundation of Texas hosts film starring area teachers

November 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Communities Foundation of Texas hosts film starring area teachers
Communities Foundation of Texas announces a red carpet launch party featuring short films from a recent partnership with Educate Texas and Teaching Channel from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at CFT, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas.  The ...

Don’t be an identity theft victim

November 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Don’t be an identity theft victim
According to www.money.cnn.com, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud every two seconds. Additionally, http://www.statisticbrain.com/identity-theft-fraud-statistics/ states that the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2014 was more than $26.3 billion. Usa.gov/identity-theft offers the following steps for ...

Lyles MS salutes local heroes

November 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Lyles MS salutes local heroes
Showing their support for those who diligently work to serve others, Lyles Middle School recently organized a celebratory lunch for Garland ISD School Resource Officers (SROs). The campus hosted its first Salute Our Local Heroes luncheon last month, allowing ...

Kimberlin earns National Blue Ribbon Schools title

November 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Kimberlin earns National Blue Ribbon Schools title
On Sept. 29, the U.S. Department of Education announced 335 campuses across the country as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. Within Texas, just 25 campuses received this prestigious honor. Among them was Garland ISD’s Kimberlin Academy for Excellence. ...

Wind power for GP&L customers

November 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Wind power for GP&L customers
Garland Power & Light is now receiving power generated from the Spinning Spur 3 wind farm, located west of Amarillo. The wind development provides GP&L with up to 50 megawatts of power, about 10 percent of the utility’s annual ...
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