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Toys for Tots, Texas Health Resources team up

December 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Toys for Tots, Texas Health Resources team up
Toys for Tots has wrapped up another successful holiday season and this year, with help from the Garland community, Texas Health Resources collected more than 25,000 toys across all 34 of its facilities in Dallas/Fort Worth. The success of ...

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales

December 26th, 2016 Comments Off on Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the largest organization shaping young female leaders in North Texas, is preparing to kick off its 2017 Cookie Season starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 26. Since 1917 the Cookie Program has been the engine ...

SHS QB Under Armour finalist

December 26th, 2016 Comments Off on SHS QB Under Armour finalist
Sachse Mustangs quarterback Jalen Mayden was named a finalist for the 2016 Under Armour Texas High School Quarterback and Receiver of the Year awards. Winners will be announced in January. Red Behrens, Sachse High School head football coach, is ...

City offers Christmas tree recycling

December 26th, 2016 Comments Off on City offers Christmas tree recycling
Garland residents can help free up space in the landfill by dropping off trees for recycling. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will more easily return nutrients to the earth. Residents may bring their trees to the ...

GISD agrees to pay big for superintendent’s resignation

December 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on GISD agrees to pay big for superintendent’s resignation
Dr. Bob Morrison, former superintendent of Garland ISD, announced his retirement/resignation at a special board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20. Although no official reason for the resignation has been given, the employment termination agreement between Morrison and Garland ...

Ikandy Foundation brings Christmas to Boys and Girls Clubs

December 21st, 2016 Comments Off on Ikandy Foundation brings Christmas to Boys and Girls Clubs
Children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Garland enjoyed a Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 19 made possible by the Ikandy Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by professional basketball player Ike Diogu. Diogu started his basketball career at Austin ...

GISD superintendent resigns abruptly

December 21st, 2016 Comments Off on GISD superintendent resigns abruptly
The Garland ISD board of trustees held a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20 to announce the “retirement and resignation” of Dr. Bob Morrison, the district’s superintendent. No explanation was provided for his sudden departure. Additionally, taxpayers were not told ...

City Center project earns award

December 20th, 2016 Comments Off on City Center project earns award
Downtown Garland’s City Center project has been recognized for excellence by the Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC). The GDPC announced its annual Urban Design Awards Dec. 6, highlighting individuals, groups and communities for their contribution to making the region ...

Trashy streets make trashy creeks

December 20th, 2016 Comments Off on Trashy streets make trashy creeks
Garland’s Stormwater Management Department invited Garland ISD high schools to participate in the “Trashy Streets Make Trashy Creeks” Art Contest. The contest was created to bring awareness to the effect of litter in Garland’s public waterways. Four high schools ...

Health Department inspections: Dec. 12-16

December 20th, 2016 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: Dec. 12-16
The city of Garland Health Department conducts weekly inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections are performed at day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants and stores. A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment that ...
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