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Senior Valentine’s Dance offered an elegant evening for Grapevine seniors

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Grapevine, Texas: February 11, 2020:  The Grapevine Rotary Club, along with the REC of Grapevine, sponsored and hosted a Senior Valentine Dinner and Dance at The REC of Grapevine in the elegantly decorated Stewart Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. 

The event entertained 106 seniors for an evening of fine dining, live music by Now and Then, and festive dancing.  Seniors dressed in cocktail attire enjoyed souvenir photos, chocolates, wine and roses, and promised to return next year.

VetsWhatsNext Fundraiser & Launch Event February 25

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Come support Veterans with the official VetsWhatsNext LAUNCH and FUNDRAISING EVENT sponsored by Boi Na Braza‘s Charity Bar.

VetsWhatsNext will be launching their complete website and NEW mobile app completely centered towards helping Veterans and transitioning Active Duty service members and their families.

This will be a night of FUN, FELLOWSHIP, and FUNDRAISING!

EVENT INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Feb 25th from 6-9pm at Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse (310 W. Las Colinas Blvd Irving, TX 75039)

Sponsored by Boi Na Braza’s Charity Bar

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Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/92132967185

  • $35 (includes 2 drink tickets & Hors d’oeuvres)
  • $50 (includes above w/ a donation to VWN)
  • $75 (includes BOTH above w/a VWN hoodie of choice)

Proceeds will go to VetsWhatsNext Non-Profit Organization. Please visit our website for more information on all our initiatives

Sponsorship opportunities available to showcase your business or just be a sponsor to support the cause

Grapevine First Responders Announce Memorial Stair Climb

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GRAPEVINE, TX – Police officers and firefighters in Grapevine are taking new steps to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The inaugural Grapevine Memorial Climb will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Grapevine, located at 2401 Bass Pro Drive.

Organizers created the event as a way to honor fallen first responders, while also helping their families in times of need.

The Grapevine Memorial Climb will include music and live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, and activities for children.

  • Pre-registration for the Grapevine Memorial Climb is $65 and includes a t-shirt.\
  • Registration on the day of the climb will begin at 6:00 a.m. at a cost of $75.

Proceeds will benefit Remember the Fallen Heroes, Grapevine Firefighter Benevolent Fund, and GRACE Charities.

For more information, contact Juliet Bostick at: grapevineclimb@gmail.com or 817.410.3208.

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Weekend Road Closures

Don’t get stuck in traffic this weekend.. plan ahead to avoid weekend closures. Thanks to DFW Connector for the heads up!

  • 8pm Friday-8pm Sunday – Full closure of SB SH-121 and EB I-635 at Bass Pro.
  • 8pm Friday-8pm Saturday – Full closure of NB SH-121 north of DFW Airport.

Grapevine Rotary hosts Senior Valentine’s Dinner and Dance

83285825_3215164678497622_8536449944083496960_oGrapevine Rotary Club’s Senior Valentine’s Dinner and Dance is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

It will be hosted this year at The REC of Grapevine in the beautifully decorated Stewart Hall. You must be a Grapevine resident age 65+ to attend.

Space is limited – RSVP today!

For more information, click HERE or call Grapevine Rotary at (817) 480-6434.

Grapevine Man Charged with Felony

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police issued an arrest warrant for Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact.

55-year-old Jeffrey Brooks faces a charge of Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact, a second degree felony. He turned himself in for the warrant on January 28, 2020, and was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

Brooks is accused of making sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl in 2005 at Grapevine Faith Christian School.

The victim came forward in late 2019, after learning Brooks was employed as a teacher at South Euless Elementary.

No other allegations have been made against Brooks. Any parent who believes their child could be a victim should contact Grapevine Police at (817) 410-3236 or their local law enforcement agency immediately.

Arlington police given free access to mental health services

The Arlington Police Department wants its officers to stay healthy in body and mind. It’s offering them no-cost mental health services.

The Blue Chip Program provides confidential mental health counseling to all Arlington police officers.

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Sports figure Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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Kobe Bryant, the sports icon who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and was often compared to Michael Jordan, died Sunday in a helicopter crash. He was 41. Bryant was traveling in his private helicopter when it crashed in the Los Angeles County suburb of Calabasas. Eight other people were killed, with no survivors. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna (“Gigi”) was among the deceased.

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Grapevine Offender Jailed on New Charge

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GRAPEVINE, Texas  – A Grapevine man, who was previously arrested, is jailed on a new charge.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Grapevine Police arrested 24-year-old Chansellor Hill for Exploitation of a Child pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued from the Northern District of Texas.  There are no new victims associated with this arrest.

Grapevine Police arrested Hill multiple times in 2019 for charges including Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14 and Possession of Child Pornography.

Chansellor Hill will be held in the Grapevine jail until he is transferred by federal authorities.  Hill is currently held, awaiting federal arraignment.  He continues to face charges in Tarrant County for the previous arrests.

The Grapevine Police Department recognizes community concerns surrounding these cases, but is limiting information on this new arrest so as not to jeopardize the investigation.  We thank all of our community partners for their assistance and outstanding efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe and informed.

Candidates begin filing to run for local office in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

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Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run for local office in the May 2 general election. Prospective candidates must file by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to appear on the ballot.

Other important dates to remember include April 2, the last day for residents to register to vote, and April 20, the first day of early voting.

Several people have already filed for seats on Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake city councils as well as for seats on the Carroll ISD school board.

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