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New leadership for Garland Chamber of Commerce

February 13th, 2018 Comments Off on New leadership for Garland Chamber of Commerce
Scott McMurdie, CFP, QPFC and Partner at Shea & McMurdie Retirement, was recently appointed Chairman of the Board for the Garland Chamber of Commerce at its 86th banquet.   McMurdie’s association with the Chamber began some 15 years ago ...

Hard work leads to SGHS basketball team’s district title

February 13th, 2018 Comments Off on Hard work leads to SGHS basketball team’s district title
The South Garland Colonels boys’ basketball team is having a great year thanks to the leadership of the coaches as well as the talent of the team.   Head Coach Dominique Parker, a 2003 SGHS graduate, played basketball throughout ...

Health Inspection Report: Jan. 27 – Feb. 10

February 12th, 2018 Comments Off on Health Inspection Report: Jan. 27 – Feb. 10
The Garland Health Dept. 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 scores less than 70 is ...

February: Children’s Dental Health Month

February 9th, 2018 Comments Off on February: Children’s Dental Health Month
Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America; 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than obesity. Half or more of children will have had tooth decay before entering secondary school.   February ...

Garland Symphony Orchestra continues season: ‘Vienna, City of Music!’

February 9th, 2018 Comments Off on Garland Symphony Orchestra continues season: ‘Vienna, City of Music!’
No other city in the world can boast a musical history as illustrious as Vienna’s.  In a single afternoon, you can visit Haydn’s house, Beethoven’s apartment and the Cathedral where Schubert sang as a boy.  Or, for less than ...

#GarlandProud designs unveiled

February 9th, 2018 Comments Off on #GarlandProud designs unveiled
In late 2017, the city of Garland invited area supporters to submit T-shirt designs to represent #GarlandProud.   A panel of judges reviewed the submissions, posted the finalists online and invited the public to choose their favorite.   Two ...

SHS signees celebrate accomplishments

February 9th, 2018 Comments Off on SHS signees celebrate accomplishments
The morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7, held a special air of excitement at Sachse High School as 25 athletes, the largest group of signees in Garland ISD, as well as the largest in SHS history, celebrated National Signing Day. ...

GISD Planetarium reopens after renovation

February 7th, 2018 Comments Off on GISD Planetarium reopens after renovation
Feb. 1 marked an important day across the district. The Garland ISD Planetarium, housed at Lakeview Centennial High School, reopened after a complete renovation.   First opening its doors in 1976, the Planetarium served thousands of students districtwide before ...

GISD students win literary contest, become published authors

February 7th, 2018 Comments Off on GISD students win literary contest, become published authors
Many may not be aware, but Garland ISD is home to several celebrities. Last spring, fourth, fifth and sixth-graders from Kimberlin and Austin Academies for Excellence entered literary works in the I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids ...

Garland Police Department: Crimes reported Jan. 21-27

February 7th, 2018 Comments Off on Garland Police Department: Crimes reported Jan. 21-27
The Garland Police Department has divided the city into 26 districts, numbers vary from 11 to 56.  Listed below are the 156 crimes reported.   Information provided by the Garland Police Department. Crimes broken down by district   District ...
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