Walk of Honor will be unveiled this fall at the GCISD Mustang-Panther Stadium


A plan to honor athletes, community leaders and long-time teachers in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD community is in motion with a Walk of Honor at Mustang-Panther Stadium.


Pictured is a rendering of the updated GCISD Mustang-Panther Stadium. (Courtesy GCISD)

The Walk of Honor will be lined with plaques honoring GCISD community members who have been nominated by the community. A committee will oversee the process to confirm nominees and see that this Walk of Honor will be built into the newly remodeled Mustang-Panther Stadium, to be unveiled later this year.

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Collin College increases tuition for next year; still among lowest tuition in state


Collin College students will see an increase to their tuition for the third school year in a row.

The Collin College board of trustees approved a tuition increase during the Feb. 27 regular meeting. For in-district residents the increase will be $4 per credit hour. Out-of-district students will see an $8 per-credit-hour increase, and out-of-state/country residents will see a $13 per-credit-hour increase. The increase will become effective this fall.


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Grapevine officials: City’s tourism industry has room for 3rd resort



Courtesy of Stand Rock Hospitality

Tourism is anticipated to hit a new wave of growth because of a new attraction coming to Grapevine; Stand Rock Hospitality’s resort and water park.

“[Stand Rock] will actually extend the appeal for Grapevine as a family destination,” said Leigh Lyons, Grapevine’s Convention and Visitors Bureau communications director.

Stand Rock will be Grapevine’s third water park, and it will be located within 3 miles of the city’s two other water parks and resorts, Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan Resort.

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Costco to open summer 2018 in McKinney, according to sign at intersection


IMG_7363According to a sign posted at the northeast corner of Hardin Boulevard and US 380, Costco expects to open this summer. The building will be approximately 150,000 square feet with more than 700 parking spaces and a members-only fuel station.

The membership wholesaler has stores throughout the area, including both in Plano and Frisco. www.costco.com

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Celebrate Spring Break at Six Flags

default-sf-logo_0Six Flags Over Texas features the hottest Spring Break entertainment! Celebrate all week long, March 10-18 and March 23-25, with roller coasters, funnel cakes, live music, and good friends. Whether you need an adrenaline rush or a simple unwind, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time off and make this a Spring Break you’ll never forget.

  • Lift 400 feet into the sunny skies to get as far away from school as possible on Texas Skyscreamer. Enjoy the spring breeze as you swing around town at 35 miles per hour and check out the breathtaking views of DFW.
  • Slow things down and unwind from midterms with a spin around the Silver Star Carousel. It’s a timeless tradition for kids-at-heart, first dates, and friends galloping around with laughs.
  • Let loose with the hottest spring tunes in the Spring Break Performance Feature Series and Spring Break Lip Sync Challenge.
  • Leave your homework in the dust with an incredible launch backwards from 0 to 70 mph on MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. You’ll be so full of adrenaline to keep you going until summer vacation.
  • Hit the Six Flags Speedway Go-Karts for a Spring Break road trip. Zoom around tight curves and race to the finish line – Loser buys funnel cakes for the squad!
  • Challenge your school’s star athlete and test your skills at the 3 Point Challenge, Tub Toss, or Soccer Darts. You’ll have plenty of cool prizes to choose from!
  • Play with the little spring breakers in Bugs Bunny Boomtown. Your younger siblings have a place of their own!
  • Refuel with treats from outside the cafeteria, like jumbo smoked turkey legs, chili cheese fries, and funnel cake sundaes.
  • Recharge your Super Powers for the rest of the year! Let your hair and cape down for a race around BATMAN The Ride or drop down SUPERMAN: Tower of Power.
  • Conquer your fears and defeat your frenemies with a ride on THE RIDDLER Revenge and THE JOKER.
  • Get the whole family in on the action with JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. Engage in a one-of-a-kind, interactive adventure filled with lasers, animatronics, and special effects.
  • Head back to the hallways in style! Pick up exclusive character athleisure for comfy Mondays, coffee mugs for early-morning classes, and coaster-themed backpacks to carry all your books.

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Volunteers win awards at Grapevine ViPS Banquet

CompassCongrats to Grapevine Police Department’s Volunteers in Public Service (ViPS) at their annual awards banquet. Councilwoman Sharron Spencer joined Chief Salame & Chief Hamlin to hand out awards. Recipients include Ed Shiller, Jason Huang, Joe Luccioni, Lynn Kearney, & Phil Williams. Lynn and Phil earned 4,000 lifetime volunteer hours!


Safety tips for suspicious mail or packages

In light of recent package bombs in Austin, Grapevine PD wants to share some safety tips on suspicious packages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of the tips are broken down on their graphic. See our list for extra tips.



  • Handwritten address
  • Rigid or bulky lettering
  • Incorrect title or Title without a name
  • Misspellings
  • No return address
  • Stains on package
  • Suspicious or threatening messages
  • Excessive tape
  • Protruding wires or foil
  • Ticking sound
  • Odor
  • Irregular shape or soft spots
  • Marked “handle with care,” “personal,” “confidential,” or “urgent”
  • Restrictive markings (Do Not X-Ray)
  • No postage or excessive postage
  • Postmark does not match return address


  • Do not shake, open, or sniff a suspicious package
  • Wash hands with soap and water immediately
  • Do not run away – leaving area could spread dangerous materials
  • Write down everyone who handled or was around package
  • Report suspicious package to 911