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Students design district’s holiday greeting card

December 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Students design district’s holiday greeting card
Garland ISD recently conducted its annual Fifth-Grade Greeting Card Contest, choosing the district’s holiday stationary for 2015. Fifth graders from every elementary were invited to participate, and campuses chose a winning entry to represent their school. A panel of ...

GPD needs help to ID robbery suspect

December 14th, 2015 Comments Off on GPD needs help to ID robbery suspect
Police have recovered video from a Starbucks robbery that occurred Nov. 19 just before 5 p.m. A white male entered the store in the 2100 block of Northwest Highway carrying a handgun. The man pointed the gun at an ...

SHS athlete plays in Semper Fidelis All-American game

December 14th, 2015 Comments Off on SHS athlete plays in Semper Fidelis All-American game
Sachse High School student athlete Jared Mayden was recently selected to play in the Jan. 3, 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American game.  A Semper Fidelis All-American representative recently visited SHS to present Mayden an honorary game jersey. “It is an ...

Mayor, council members on NLC committees

December 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Mayor, council members on NLC committees
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas has been reappointed to the National League of Cities 2016 Community and Economic Development Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land ...

Health inspection report: December 7-11

December 14th, 2015 Comments Off on Health inspection report: December 7-11
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 ...

Weekly crime report: November 22-28

December 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Weekly crime report: November 22-28
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 194 crimes reported. Information provided by the Garland Police Department. District 11 2 District 12 3 District 13 ...

Cybersafety an ongoing focus of GISD

December 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Cybersafety an ongoing focus of GISD
In today’s technological society, teaching children how to stay safe online has become a focus for Garland ISD. The district celebrated its second-annual Cybersafety Week this fall. “Our theme was Stop. Think. Post,” explained Coordinator of Technology Applications Jasna ...

Letter to the editor: Joseph and Mary

December 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Joseph and Mary
There are two important biblical characters that we should not forget this season, and they are Joseph and Mary. Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary who gave birth to Christ (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38). One thing that ...

City to host volunteer fair

December 11th, 2015 Comments Off on City to host volunteer fair
Representatives of more than 30 organizations will be on-hand to meet and recruit potential board candidates and volunteers at the Garland Board, Leadership & Volunteer Fair. When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5 – 8 p.m. Where: The Atrium, 300 North ...

Don’t let holidays go up in flames

December 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Don’t let holidays go up in flames
The holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer but few consider that it is the time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Garland Fire Department, many households engage in holiday ...
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