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Grapevine PD Blotter 12/10/18

  • RECKLESS DAMAGE: 1600 W SH 114
  • LOST PROPERTY (LOST WALLET DURING PARADE OF LIGHTS): 400 S MAIN ST
  • LOST PROPERTY (LOST WALLET AT RESTAURANT): 1600 W NORTHWEST HWY
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00 (SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • ASSAULT FAMILY/HOUSE MEMBER THAT IMPEDED BREATHING/CIRCULATION: 1500 GAYLORD TRL
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: 1700 E FM 1709
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (BAC >= 0.15): 5100 S SH 121
  • ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY TO FAMILY MEMBER: 4100 COUNTRYSIDE CT
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (2 ND OFFENSE): 800 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (2 ND OFFENSE): 500 W GLADE RD
  • RECKLESS DAMAGE (FENCE DAMAGED BY VEHICLE): 1100 ROSEWOOD DR
  • POSS MARIJ (<2 OZ): 1100 DOVE RD
  • UNLICENSED CARRY OF HANDGUN/ MARIJUANA (<2 OZ): 1100 DOVE RD 

Email SCAM ALERT

47681246_2256784967666317_4786191145254256640_oGrapevine PD is getting several reports of people falling victim to email scams. In many of the cases, employees THINK they are getting an email from their boss at work.

Just this week, a worker opened an email supposedly from a supervisor, asking the worker to buy $4,000 in gift cards. After sending off the gift card numbers, they learned it was a scam, but their money was already gone, and the gift cards have been cashed.

The victims in these cases genuinely believe the emails are from their boss. This is a crime called spear phishing. Criminals target specific people based on where they work, and pretend to be a coworker.

If you EVER get an email from someone asking for you to spend money, transfer money, or buy gift cards, know it may be a scam. Instead of making a purchase or transferring money, directly call that supervisor to ask questions.

Another red flag is on the “FROM” part of the email. Is the person using the correct work email address? Many of the scammers’ emails originate in other countries, like .lv or .ng and should raise concerns. If you receive an email like this, DO NOT reply or send money. Call and ask questions, and report it to your company’s IT department.

Recommendation: Dr. Ashley Fagan, Primary Care Physician

By Stacey Doud, Editor-In-Chief

***First, the disclaimer: Dr. Fagan, nor her officemates of anyone affiliated with Texas Health Family Care compensated me to write this piece. This recommendation is 100% my own so that someone seeking a PCP might read it and benefit from it. – SD***

When my family first moved to Grapevine in 2016, we sought a family doctor for the usual minor stuff. I searched the Internet, but it’s so tough to really know how “good” a doctor is. I was looking for someone who took our insurance, was a good listener and allowed me to participate in my own medical care.

For whatever reason, Hogan Medical for Your Family stuck out to me, and I also liked that they had two doctors and a Physician’s Assistant (P.A.) on their staff. I called and made an appointment with the first available physician, which was Dr. Ashley Fagan. I was pleased we got the female doctor because two members of my family preferred woman doctors.

The practice is now called Texas Health Family Care, but the excellent care is the same. From the front desk until check-out, I was greeted with friendly faces and helpful staff. Dr. Fagan was a pleasant surprise. I think we spent close to 45 minutes talking about my health, and then a plethora of other topics that we are passionate about. By the end of that first appointment, I knew that she was our new PCP.

She asked loads of questions about my issues, gave me several recommendations for treatment and then listed to my concerns and preferences. She has no problem calling in refills when necessary and sometimes will say, “Since we’ve already talked about this, if medicine X doesn’t work, just call me and I’ll send in medicine Y,” instead of making me come back in. She is mindful of my time, and if she has a crowded schedule, she will always say, “I’m enjoying our visit but I have to go,” instead of coming in, halfway listening to me and then running out.

Depending on how many other people are there, I can usually be seen within 5-10 minutes of coming in. I have waited longer than that, but that’s because there are many other people there and I know that Dr. Fagan gives her complete attention to whomever she’s talking to.

The office is tastefully decorated, with a TV (usually showing the Home and Garden channel) and there’s a Keurig coffee maker available for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.

The main nurse I’ve seen is Marilyn, a young lady with long, dark hair. I have never seen her look or act sour. She always seems concerned and has the patience to to speak with folks that have memory problems or just can’t remember something. She handles triage (temperature, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and weight measurements) before the doctor comes in and writes up a quick summary of a patient’s complaints so you don’t have to repeat yourself to several different people.

They also use MyChart, an Internet website that allows you to view test results, request refills and make appointments and payments.

In summary, if you are looking for a family doctor, I’d suggest giving Texas Health Family Care a try. Dr. Fagan’s co-physicians are Dr. Chad Hogan and Elizabeth Clay, P.A. (who I’ve also seen and is great). They’re located on Main Street, right before downtown if you’re going toward NW Highway at 1280 S. Main St., Suite 100 in Grapevine. It’s located in a strip center and their phone number is 817-310-0898. Their hours are 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit TexasHealthFamilyCare.com.

Dr. Fagan’s Provider Profile is HERE.

 

Grapevine PD blotter 12/6/18

  • THEFT PROP (>=$100<$750; INTERNAL THEFT OF iPHONE): 600 WESTPORT PKWY
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (<2 OZ; TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO POSS MARIJUANA ARREST): 600 W SH 114
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K; EMPLOYEE THEFT OF DEPOSITS): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; STOLEN iPHONE): 2200 E GRAPEVINE MILLS CIR
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (VEHICLE DAMAGED AND FIREARM TAKEN): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750): 1400 PARK BLVD
  • LOST PROPERTY (LOST DRIVERS LICENSE AT POST OFFICE PARKING LOT): 1200 WILLIAM D TATE AVE

Former Astros players killed in a car crash

BY LEISHA S. D’ANGELO

Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident on Thursday night after playing in a winter league game in Venezuela.

Valbuena was 33 and Castillo was 37.

Valbuena played 11 seasons in the majors, including his final two with Los Angeles Angels. He also played with the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, and Houston Astros.

Castillo played in the majors from 2004 to 2008, with the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, and Astros.

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Valbuena (L) and Castillo

[Source: https://mypearlandnews.com/2018/12/07/former-astros-players-killed-in-a-car-crash/]

Freerunning and parkour gym now open in Southlake

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Photo courtesy of Tempest Freerunning Academy

Tempest Freerunning Academy held a grand opening Dec. 2 for its first Texas location at 280 Commerce St., Ste. 100, Southlake. The gym offers freerunning and parkour classes to students, including options for those as young as 4 years old. Although freerunning and parkour have minor stylistic differences, both sports involve traveling from point A to point B, often using obstacles in one’s path.

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5 holiday-themed events in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Dec. 7-9

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ChristmasThe holiday season ushers in a host of Christmas-oriented events in the community.

Friday, Dec. 7:

1. Christmas preparations in Grapevine

Families and friends can help Nash Farm get ready for the holidays by making ornaments and decorating the tree while enjoying cider and cookies. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. sessions. $3 per person. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3558. www.nashfarm.org

Saturday, Dec. 8:

2. Holiday open house in Southlake

The Southlake Public Library hosts a holiday open house event, featuring a jazz concert, craft activities and food. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, 1400 Main St., Ste. 130, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/93/Library

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Southlake City Council approves contracts for street improvement and construction projects

 

trafficSouthlake City Council unanimously approved Dec. 4 three contracts providing for construction and engineering work for SH 114 frontage roads, the FM 1938 and Continental Boulevard intersection, and the Peytonville Avenue and Continental intersection.

SH 114 Frontage Roads:

City Council approved a $3 million local project advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of eastbound and westbound frontage roads along SH 114 between Dove Road and Kirkwood Boulevard.

The project will improve mobility as development grows in the surrounding area, according to the meeting agenda packet. Funding for this agreement was allocated as part of the current and previous year capital improvement program budgets.

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Colleyville council holds first reading for increased water rates

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Cville-waterOn Dec. 4, Colleyville City Council held a first reading to increase the city’s pass-through water rates for its water and wastewater treatment. These rates will increase by 28 cents and 30 cents, respectively.

Pass-through rates, or volumetric rates, are defined as charges for the water and wastewater treatment services provided by the Trinity River Authority.

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Southlake gives preliminary approval for residential subdivision

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23826096_1699342383443999_8116472041195244948_oSouthlake City Council approved during its Dec. 4 meeting the first reading of a request to allow for the development of a residential neighborhood, Oxford Place, including 11 lots averaging over 44,000 square feet each.

The approximately 12.64-acre property for the potential development is south of East Highland Street, west of Carroll Middle School and near the intersection of Highland and East Kirkwood Boulevard, according to the meeting agenda packet.

The applicant for the development, Sage Group Inc., originally proposed a gated development for 13 lots with a private street during a Nov. 6 City Council meeting.

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