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Rebuild Rowlett 5K raises over $40K

April 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Rebuild Rowlett 5K raises over $40K
The idea started with a post by Facebook user Alayna Clark shortly after the devastating Dec. 26 tornado demolished or damaged more than 1,100 Rowlett homes. “Can’t we do a 5K or something to raise money for affected families?” ...

GISD board candidate Wes Johnson will not go along to get along

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on GISD board candidate Wes Johnson will not go along to get along
Attorney Wes Johnson, a candidate for place 4 on the Garland ISD board of trustees has three children and two are GISD students. He is concerned that there are 22 kids in his kindergartener’s class which he feels is ...

GISD board candidate Rob McAngus will work to implement positive change

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on GISD board candidate Rob McAngus will work to implement positive change
Rob McAngus, a former Garland ISD employee, is a candidate for Place 2 on the board of trustees. He said that the district has great things to offer, while at the same time, there are areas in which changes ...

Board candidate Linda Griffin strives to ‘Always Benefit Children’

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Board candidate Linda Griffin strives to ‘Always Benefit Children’
Current GISD board of trustees secretary, Linda Griffin, is seeking re-election to the board’s place 3 seat. Griffin is pleased with the success of the current board and feels that there are numerous accomplishments to be celebrated. “As a ...

Board candidate Johnny Beach hopes to restore heartbeat of GISD

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Board candidate Johnny Beach hopes to restore heartbeat of GISD
Johnny Beach is currently a teacher at Schrade Middle School but will retire if elected to place 2 of the Garland ISD board of trustees. He was born and raised in Garland and is dedicated to the continued success ...

Board candidate Charles Axe sees staff, parents as GISD’s best assets

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Board candidate Charles Axe sees staff, parents as GISD’s best assets
Former teacher Charles Axe is a candidate for place 2 on the Garland ISD board of trustees. Among the district’s assets, he believes that the staff and the parents are the most valuable. “I think our parents are more ...

GISD board candidate Jed Reed will draw on district experience if elected

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on GISD board candidate Jed Reed will draw on district experience if elected
Jed Reed is currently Garland ISD’s executive director of Human Resources and will retire if he is elected to place 4 on the board of trustees. As a resident of the GISD for more than 60 years, Reed has ...

Board candidate Jody Luna sees great things happening in GISD

April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Board candidate Jody Luna sees great things happening in GISD
Jody Luna, place 3 Garland ISD board candidate, has seen the implementation of new programs year after year during her 10 years of volunteering at her children’s schools and participation on various committees and councils. “The district is continually ...

Health inspection report: March 28-April 1

April 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Health inspection report: March 28-April 1
Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspection sites include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants – fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores. A failing ...

Animal Services hosts unique visitor

April 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Animal Services hosts unique visitor
Garland Animal Services Lead Officer Jose Martinez recently commended officers Trent Miller and Brandon Williams for their response to a stray “pony” seen running at large in Garland. “On Feb. 16, Garland Animal Services received a call about a ...
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