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Garland ISD choice of school window open

Garland ISD choice of school window open

As a choice of school district, Garland ISD allows parents to elect which school they want their children to attend. Each year, GISD has a winter selection window for parents to select preferred schools through the district's Skyward Family Access platform. This...

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Lavon resident joins primary race

Lavon resident joins primary race

A Lavon man has thrown his hat in for the upcoming primaries, where he will seek the Democratic nomination for Collin County judge. Josh Murray said he is understanding of those with differing political views, and he is empathic to their concerns but added that he...

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Primary races heat up; filing ends Dec. 13

Primary races heat up; filing ends Dec. 13

Several new candidates have filed for a spot on the ballot in the March 1, 2022, primary elections, seeking nominations for positions throughout the state and counties. Filing will close Dec. 13 and candidates for county-level offices sign up with county political...

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Woodworker finds artistic side

Woodworker finds artistic side

Dustin Orr has a simple goal to own five businesses, and so far, he’s two-fifths of the way there. For 30 years, he’s owned DLO Handyman and Construction Services, a construction business. Then, about a year and a half ago, he branched out and started his second...

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District focused on engagement

District focused on engagement

Throughout November, Garland ISD is celebrating the importance of family and community engagement and the role they play in providing students with a successful education. Romana Aguilar, director of Family and Community Engagement for GISD said engagement...

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WISD ‘Thriving in 2021-22’

WISD ‘Thriving in 2021-22’

Wylie ISD is working to ensure students, teachers and families have the resources they need to thrive this year. Superintendent David Vinson recently gave a State of the District address to the Sachse Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 10, where he focused on Thriving in...

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Pandemic continues to affect local businesses

Pandemic continues to affect local businesses

This Christmas, Santa might need a miracle — and some elves who are willing to work, so little — and big — boys and girls get the gifts they want. Worldwide, experts predict Christmas is going to be a challenge. The supply chain disruption is affecting many...

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Sachse High School band competes at state

Sachse High School band competes at state

Sachse High School held a small parade Nov. 5 as they sent their band to the State Open Class Marching Band Contest – a first in the school’s 20-year history. “I could not be more proud,” Band Director Holly Taylor said. “They have been working so hard. Some of them...

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Garland ISD to offer youth vaccines

Garland ISD to offer youth vaccines

Garland ISD is partnering with the Garland Health Department to offer free COVID-19 vaccines for adults and students ages 5 and up. Families are invited to attend several shot clinics to receive the vaccine or a booster shot. In Sachse, GISD will have a vaccine clinic...

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