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GCT auditions cast for ‘Dracula the Musical’

August 18th, 2017 Comments Off on GCT auditions cast for ‘Dracula the Musical’
Auditions for Garland Civic Theatre’s production of Dracula the Musical, will be Sunday, Aug. 27, every half-hour, from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Auditions are at GCT rehearsal space, 2703 National Place in Garland. Schedule appointments by calling 972-485-8884 ...

Dickey’s Barbecue opens in Garland

August 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Dickey’s Barbecue opens in Garland
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened their newest location in Garland this Thursday with four weeks of specials and giveaways, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests. The new store will be owned and operated by Texas ...

GISD board of trustees meeting recaps

August 16th, 2017 Comments Off on GISD board of trustees meeting recaps
The Garland ISD board of trustees held a board meeting July 25, special meeting Aug. 7 and work session Aug. 8. Some highlights from those meetings are below.   Community updates Staff members from the cities of Garland and ...

Health Department inspections: Aug. 7-11

August 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Health Department inspections: Aug. 7-11
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 ...

Noon Exchange hosts Labor Day Parade

August 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Noon Exchange hosts Labor Day Parade
The 72nd Labor Day Parade and festivities are presented by the Noon Exchange Club of Garland, and will be held Sept., 4 at 9 a.m. Come out and see local bands, sports groups and floats during the parade through ...

GPD investigates freeway shooting

August 15th, 2017 Comments Off on GPD investigates freeway shooting
Update: On Aug. 25 the Garland Police Department was notified by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s office that the victim, identified as Christopher Shannon of Dallas, has died due to his injuries. This is still an ongoing investigation. Detectives are asking ...

Beware of utility billing scam calls

August 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Beware of utility billing scam calls
Several city of Garland commercial utility customers have received scam phone calls threatening utility disconnection and attempting to collect payment. On the Caller ID, the scammers are using (spoofing) a City of Garland phone number, 972-205-2650. Sometimes, they leave ...

Donations drive GRS Giving Place to continue impacting students

August 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Donations drive GRS Giving Place to continue impacting students
Since opening its doors in 2013-14, the district’s GRS Giving Place has helped hundreds of students receive necessities in order to pursue success. Serving the district’s foster care and homeless population, as well as students and families who face ...

Tips for back-to-school season

August 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Tips for back-to-school season
As summer break draws to a close, it is the perfect time to start preparing for the busy back-to-school season. Get ready for a successful 2017-18 in Garland ISD with the following helpful tips.   Don’t be late Aug. ...

Student safety is every driver’s responsibility

August 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Student safety is every driver’s responsibility
The new school year starts soon and it’s the responsibility of all drivers to keep Garland’s children safe. Remember to follow these safety tips:   Watch for school zones and obey the 20 mph speed limit along with all ...
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