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January is National Blood Donor Month

January 2nd, 2018 Comments Off on January is National Blood Donor Month
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two minutes and they must collect an average of 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the requirement. National Blood Donor Month has been observed ...

Ikandy Foundation celebrates year of helping children

January 1st, 2018 Comments Off on Ikandy Foundation celebrates year of helping children
Edward and Jane Diogu, founders of the Ikandy Foundation, recently hosted a dinner at Sazon Mexican Home Cooking Restaurant to thank board members and volunteers who have assisted them in helping area children this year.   Board chair Julian ...

Annual greeting card contest crowns winners

December 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Annual greeting card contest crowns winners
Every year, fifth-graders throughout Garland ISD are invited to participate in a holiday card design contest. It begins at the campus level, with elementary schools determining one entry to represent each school. A panel of judges from central administration ...

Rowlett HS grad completes basic training

December 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Rowlett HS grad completes basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colby C. Kendall, graduate of Roweltt High School, completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.   The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air ...

Recycling container delivery update

December 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Recycling container delivery update
Get ready to roll, Garland! Delivery of blue recycling containers for Phase 6 of the City’s single-stream recycling program will begin Jan. 23, 2018.   The delivery schedule is as follows:   Phase 6 Cart Delivery Schedule   Blue ...

Lister ES speaker program motivates students

December 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Lister ES speaker program motivates students
Lister Elementary School students are discovering a range of professions, thanks to the campus’s new Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) monthly speaker series.   “This was our way of exposing students to a variety of careers and educational processes ...

HS basketball game results: Dec. 15-20

December 26th, 2017 Comments Off on HS basketball game results: Dec. 15-20
Girls’ and boys’ high school basketball games played Dec. 15 – Dec. 20 included the following match-ups.   Girls’ scores   The Lady Eagles of Rowlett High School were defeated by Argyle High School Dec. 15 by a score ...

Police need help identifying robbery suspect

December 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Police need help identifying robbery suspect
The Garland Police Department has recovered video from a robbery that occurred Dec. 9 at a Metro PCS located in the 400 block of North Garland Avenue. Detectives believe this suspect is responsible for two other robberies in Garland, ...

Jackson Tech Center students enjoy ‘Oh Whata Night’ fundraiser

December 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Jackson Tech Center students enjoy ‘Oh Whata Night’ fundraiser
Whataburger hosted an “Oh Whata Night” fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 7. All attendees enjoyed a fun evening of activities and the restaurant donated 20 percent of sales to the Jackson Technology Center PTA.   Whataburger customers showed their support for ...

Young woman defies odds after near-fatal car accident

December 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Young woman defies odds after near-fatal car accident
A few years ago, Garland resident Amber Lacy was in a near-fatal accident in Shreveport, Louis., her hometown. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a collapsed lung and other serious injuries in the car crash that happened shortly after ...
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