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Garland resident overcomes obstacles, earns master’s degree

December 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Garland resident overcomes obstacles, earns master’s degree
Article and photo submitted by Monique Bird. Friday, Dec. 11, graduation day at the University of North Texas Coliseum, was special to Garland resident Jessica Cole and her family. The full-time mom and teacher was diagnosed with ovarian cancer ...

City Council recap: December 15

December 20th, 2015 Comments Off on City Council recap: December 15
Car sales SUP granted — An SUP was granted for an auto sales business at 923 S. Jupiter Rd. Staff reported that they worked to minimize the effect on other tenants at the location. Only four cars for sale ...

HS basketball recap: December 11-18

December 20th, 2015 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: December 11-18
Photos by Roger Mathis – www.mempics.com Results for both the boys’ and girls’ high school basketball games played Dec. 11-18 are below: Girls – Dec. 11 Naaman Forest HS 33 – Garland HS 30 Lakeview Centennial HS 43 – ...

Ikandy Foundation celebrates Christmas

December 20th, 2015 Comments Off on Ikandy Foundation celebrates Christmas
Children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Garland had a great time at a Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 17. The party, held at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Garland, was sponsored and planned by the Ikandy Foundation, ...

First Choice ER collects 40,000 toys

December 18th, 2015 Comments Off on First Choice ER collects 40,000 toys
Toys for Tots is wrapping up another successful holiday season and this year, with help from the Garland community, First Choice Emergency Room collected more than 40,000 toys across all 62 of its facilities in Texas. The success of ...

GISD board meeting recap: December 8

December 18th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD board meeting recap: December 8
During their Dec. 8 meeting, the Garland ISD board of trustees received updates on Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), the Montessori program and bond projects. AVID AVID began in 1989 as a college prep program for students who had ...

GPD makes arrest in Starbucks robbery

December 18th, 2015 Comments Off on GPD makes arrest in Starbucks robbery
Garland Police have identified and arrested 32-year-old Michael Buonassissi of Dallas for the robbery that occurred at a Northwest Highway Starbucks. Investigators followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip and were able to identify Buonassissi as the individual in ...

Catholic Daughters take party to rehab patients

December 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Catholic Daughters take party to rehab patients
The residents at Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation at 321 North Shiloh Road were recently treated to a Christmas party by the Catholic Daughters. For more than 25 years, the Catholic Daughters have taken a holiday celebration to the residents ...

Holiday season DWI enforcement plan

December 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Holiday season DWI enforcement plan
The Garland Police Department will step up Driving While Intoxicated patrols beginning Friday, Dec. 18 and run them through Sunday, Jan. 3. The increased DWI patrols are for an Impaired Driver Mobilization project. The project is funded through a ...

GISD food drive huge success

December 15th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD food drive huge success
Local food pantries will be able to continue serving needy families this holiday season thanks to the generosity of Garland ISD students and staff. They donated 127,203 items during the Garland Christmas Association’s 2015 canned food drive. For more ...
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