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GISD highlights Attendance Awareness Month


Garland ISD | October 9, 2015


Showing up to school on time and every day is essential to academic...more

GISD principals singled out

from thousands across state


Garland ISD | October 9, 2015


Every year, the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals recognizes outstanding administrators from the state’s 20 regional education...more

dd’s DISCOUNTS celebrates grand opening


Posted October 9, 2015


California-based dd’s DISCOUNTS recently celebrated the grand opening of its second Garland store...more

Make plans to attend Neighborhood Summit


When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Place, 5101 N. President George Bush Turnpike.


Conference theme "Connecting Neighborhoods: Partners for Change" will inspire attendees with effective ways to make a difference in neighborhoods. Change is initiated by conversations within communities and the resolve to play an active role in decisions that affect us.



GISD receives

equipment donation


Posted October 6, 2015


Dr Pepper Snapple Group has awarded Garland ISD a Let’s Play equipment donation valued at $11,000 as part of its partnership...more



GHS graduate enjoys successful theatre career


Kim Everett | October 7, 2015


Eddie Bennett, 1996 Garland High School graduate, knew at the age of 12 that he wanted a career in musical...more



HS football recap:

October 1-2


Kim Everett | October 6, 2015


The Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2 high school football games featured a couple...more



Alpha Charter School student athletes compete in Ennis


Posted October 5, 2015


Alpha Charter School student Jamya Smith made history Sept. 6 as the first female athlete to compete in cross country...more

Cafeterias to feature fresh, local produce


Posted October 5, 2015


Garland ISD students will notice additional options in the cafeteria line this school year. Partnering with Go Texan, the district is offering...more

Vista Academy announces free,

reduced-price meal policy


Posted October 3, 2015


The Vista Academy of Garland recently announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached...more

Garland Civic Theatre to host Mrs. California Pageant


Posted October 3, 2015


Garland Civic Theatre will continue its 48th season with a production of “Mrs. California,” Doris Baizley’s hilarious comedy about a pageant...more

GFD recognizes Garland police officer


Posted October 3, 2015


Below is a letter from Garland’s Fire Chief Raymond Knight to Garland Police Department Officer Shaun Smith recognizing and...more

Save water, money with NTMWD program


Kim Everett | September 27, 2015


The use of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s Water My Yard program can take the guesswork out of how...more

PeiWei launches campaign to combat hunger


Posted September 26, 2015


September is national Hunger Action Month and Pei Wei Asian Diner is proud to partner with the North Texas Food Bank...more

LIVESTRONG names Garland native as intern


Posted September 26, 2015


Christeen Pusch, who obtained her masters of science in community and regional planning at the University of Texas in fall...more

Jonathan Luedecke completes

basic military training


Posted September 24, 2015


Air Force Airman Jonathan A. Luedecke graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio...more

GISD iCon inspires educators, digital classrooms


Garland ISD | September 22, 2015


Now that 2015-16 is underway, several district educators are practicing newfound skills and activities in their classrooms, thanks to...more

GISD director receives Texas Choral Excellence Award


Garland ISD | September 20, 2015


Six times, Garland ISD has been named a Best Community for Music Education...more 

Garland addresses

water bill concerns


Posted September 18, 2015


The city of Garland Customer Service Department has responded to a large number of water-related billing inquiries...more


Weaver ES celebrates 50th anniversary


Join the fun as students and staff of Weaver Elementary School commemorate the 50th anniversary of their school and celebrate the new Mandarin Chinese Language and Leadership Magnet Program.


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. at Weaver ES, 805 Pleasant Valley in Garland

GCT announces cast

for 'Clue: The Musical'


Posted October 9, 2015


Garland Civic Theatre has announced the cast for their holiday show,”Clue: The Musical” which is based on the Parker Brothers’ Board...more

Hispanic Heritage Month