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AP, IB exams free for GISD students

February 10th, 2016 Comments Off on AP, IB exams free for GISD students
Did you know the average three-credit hour class at a four-year Texas public university costs $1,500? Garland ISD offers several opportunities to start saving money during high school. In addition to dual credit classes, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate ...

Wellness program earns AHA honor

February 10th, 2016 Comments Off on Wellness program earns AHA honor
The city of Garland was recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite for the seventh consecutive year. The city received the highest honor, the Platinum Level Worksite award, during the AHA’s Fit-Friendly Symposium on Jan. 29. The Garland ...

Special Olympics partnership grants first-time opportunities

February 10th, 2016 Comments Off on Special Olympics partnership grants first-time opportunities
Garland ISD special education students can now experience basketball, bowling and track and field competitions, thanks to the district’s new partnership with the international Special Olympics organization. “Garland ISD tried for the longest time to bring Special Olympics into ...

Weekly crime report: January 17-23

February 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Weekly crime report: January 17-23
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. Broken down by district District 11 4 District ...

Help Garland win IT’S TIME TEXAS Challenge

February 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Help Garland win IT’S TIME TEXAS Challenge
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas has signed a pledge entering Garland into the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge! The challenge is presented by H-E-B to unite and mobilize community members, schools, businesses, organizations and mayors to see which communities can ...

Edgar E. Balderas Garcia completes basic military training

February 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Edgar E. Balderas Garcia completes basic military training
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Edgar E. Balderas Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air ...

Health inspection report: February 1-5

February 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Health inspection report: February 1-5
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 ...

HS basketball recap: February 5

February 7th, 2016 Comments Off on HS basketball recap: February 5
Photos by Roger Mathis – www.mempics.com. HS basketball scores for Feb. 5 are listed below: Boys South Garland HS 45 – Terrell HS 40 Lakeview Centennial HS 57 – Sachse HS 43 Rowlett HS 81 – Naaman Forest HS ...

Amberton recognized by SR Education Group

February 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Amberton recognized by SR Education Group
SR Education Group, an education research publisher founded in 2004, recently announced the new rankings of the 2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges and Degrees at OnlineU. Garland’s Amberton University ranks No. 1 in HR, No. 2 in religious studies, No. 3 ...

Raul Castillo Jupiter Chevrolet Teacher of the Month

February 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Raul Castillo Jupiter Chevrolet Teacher of the Month
Jupiter Chevrolet’s Teacher of the Month SUV will continue its stay at Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School throughout February. Science teacher Raul Castillo recently received the title in front of his students. “Thank you so much,” he told ...
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