GISD students learn Taiwanese culture, education first-hand

GARLAND, TX (April 4, 2015) Nine Garland ISD students, two administrators and one alumna recently had the opportunity to reciprocate an international exchange hosted by the district two years ago.  Thanks to the district’s partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, the hometown group enjoyed an enlightening trip to Taiwan’s Luzhu District March […]

Rockwall country music artist Erin Kinsey to perform April 11 at DIFF Family Day

DALLAS, TX (April 4, 2015) The entertainment lineup of the Dallas International Film Festival’s Family Day will feature a performance by young Rockwall country music star Erin Kinsey on April 11 at 5:30, before the screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Come see Erin perform live at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403, […]

CTE students to compete in state SkillsUSA competition

GARLAND, TX (March 25, 2015) After besting their competition at regionals, nearly 100 Garland ISD students are on their way to compete in the state round of the SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skills Conference, March 26-28 in Corpus Christi. Fourteen Audio Video Production Magnet students from Lakeview Centennial High School are among the contenders who will […]

Cars for CASA May 17 at Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2015) On Sunday May 17, 2015, the Metro East Division of the Dallas Builders Association will host its 10th annual Cars for CASA auto show to help raise money for Lone Star CASA, Inc. CASA is a national volunteer movement that began in the late 1970s in Seattle. Its purpose is […]

Fun fishing, prizes during Rowlett’s ‘Kid Fish’ event April 25

ROWLETT, TX (March 9, 2015) – The Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the “Rowlett Kid Fish” on Saturday, April 25 at the Community Park pond located in the Waterview subdivision at 8500 St. Andrews. The event will take place at 9:00am. Community Park will be generously stocked with 500 pounds of adult catfish […]

Memorial Day, Touch-a-Truck celebration May 23 in Rowlett

ROWLETT, TX (March 9, 2015) – Bring the entire family to Pecan Grove Park and the Rowlett Community Centre to honor fallen military heroes at the Memorial Day Ceremony featuring Touch-A-Truck event. This event will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The day will begin with a ceremony […]

Rowlett to host Cardboard Boat Regatta

ROWLETT, TX (March 9, 2015) – The Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department will host the “Rowlett Cardboard Boat Regatta” on Saturday, April at the Community Park pond located in the Waterview subdivision, 8500 St. Andrews. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. after “Kid Fish.” The Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to participants ages 8 […]

Rowlett High School teacher named winner of statewide music competition

ROWLETT, TX (March 6, 2015) Rowlett High School Assistant Choir Director Evan Ramos recently won the first-ever Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Composition Contest. He received the title for his original work “O Magnum Mysterium,” a piece written for middle school boys’ choirs. “I was speechless when I found out I won, it is such […]

Seventy Garland ISD seniors commit to play collegiate sports

GARLAND ISD, TX (March 6, 2015) Garland Independent School District honored 70 high school athletes at the district’s annual Signing Day Ceremony Feb. 4 at the Curtis Culwell Center. The seniors have all signed letters of intent to play a variety of sports, from baseball to rugby, at institutions of higher learning in the fall. During the […]

Garland High School grad now hometown firefighter

GARLAND, TX (March 6, 2015) Just one year after graduating from Garland High School, Micah Wesberry landed his dream job. The alumnus was recently hired to the City of Garland Fire Department, all thanks to a grant he received his senior year. “Firefighting was something that I wanted to pursue,” he explained. “Having the ability […]