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This week’s newsletter includes upcoming holiday camp info, registration openings, details on downtown Christmas lights, and a reminder that tickets are on sale to The Greatest Showman inspired Daddy Daughter Dance happening in early January!

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Downtown

Courtesy of Grapevine Parks & Rec

Check out downtown Grapevine’s Christmas light shows and attractions! Here is some of what you can expect right here in the Christmas Capitol of Texas®!

  • There is a synchronized lightshow in Liberty Plaza that includes singing The Chilly Dawgs, City Hall lights and the Chunnel. The show is about 30 minutes long and runs continuously from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. This attraction can be enjoyed during the day, though it is more impressive after dark. Don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).
  • At the Town Square Gazebo, our oversized singing tree performs a nine-song synchronized light show on top of the drum 24/7 right inside of Whoville. This attraction is also more impressive after dark. And don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries here too, every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).

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Grapevine Baseball & Softball (GBS) Spring Registration:

BaseballRegistration for the Spring Youth Baseball & Softball season is now open! In the spirit of the holiday season, we have a discount gift of $10 off your league registration when you register in the month of December. Divisions will begin to fill up quickly, so make sure to register prior to February 1 to avoid a late fee. The Spring GBS season will begin Saturday, March 23. Visit GBSA.org for division pricing and registration. 

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Sign up for Higher Goals Holiday Basketball Camps:

HGGrapevine Parks & Recreation has teamed up again this holiday season with Higher Goals to provide Christmas and New Year’s youth basketball camps. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-15 at all skill levels. The camps are a great mix of fun and learning and provides an awesome way to stay in shape during the holidays. Each camp is $90 for all three days. Please register at GoGrapevine.com, or for more information, call 817.410.3450.

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Grapevine PD Blotter 12/13/18

  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CAUSES SERIOUS BODILY INJURY: 2400 BASS PRO DR
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-ALCOHOL: 3600 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (HANDGUN STOLEN – NO FORCED ENTRY): 3000 MUSTANG DR
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (SMASHED WINDOW): 3000 PARR LN
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$30K<$150K; GRAY 2019 MERCEDES GLS550 STOLEN): 1300 TEXAN TRL
  • FOUND PROPERTY (FOUND BICYCLE): 500 SHADYBROOK DR 
  • LOST PROPERTY (THEFT OF TABLET): 1300 TEXAN TRL
  • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE (DAUGHTER TOOK MOTHER’S CAR WITHOUT PERMISSION): 1200 LIPSCOMB ST
  • DIRECTIVE TO APPREHEND (FAILURE TO ID FUGITIVE AND DIRECTIVE TO APPREHEND): 1700 KATIES WOODS DR
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (<2 OZ): 1700 KATIES WOODS DR
  • BURGLARY OF HABITATION (APARTMENT DOOR FORCED OPEN AND LAPTOPS TAKEN): 3200 N GRAPEVINE MILLS BLVD
  • ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE (>=$200; CAR PARKED ON STREET STRUCK BY VEHICLE THAT FLED THE SCENE): 1300 LAGUNA VISTA WAY

‘Eternally missed’: Marines identify 5 KC-130J crew members killed in midair collision off Japanese coast

Military officials have identified the five KC-130J crew members killed in a midair collision off the coast of Japan on Dec. 6.

Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, Staff Sgt. Maximo Alexander Flores, 27, Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, and Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, were killed when their KC-130J collided with an F/A-18.

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From left: Staff Sgt. Maximo Alexander Flores, 27, Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, and Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, were killed when their KC-130J collided with an F/A-18 on Dec. 6.

The two pilots, Herrmann and Brody, and aircrew members Flores, Ross, and Baker were assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, out of the Marine air station in Iwakuni, Japan.

Read more from Marine Corps Times…

Retirees opt to live in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake despite costs

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Colleyville and Southlake have higher housing costs and fewer options for smaller homes, apartments and senior living facilities compared with their neighbors, but that is not keeping older residents away.

The senior population grew at a faster pace than the populations of those cities as a whole. Between 2012-17, Colleyville’s population increased 11.1 percent, according to data released in December by the American Community Survey for the U.S. Census Bureau. During that same period, the percentage of residents age 65 and older increased 73.5 percent.

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Read more from Community Impact…

Bomb threats reported in Frisco, Plano, Sugar Land, Round Rock and other cities across Texas on Dec. 13

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police-GCS-1Law-enforcement officials across Texas and the U.S. have received multiple reports Dec. 13 of bomb threats via email affecting local businesses, schools and other locations. Local officials in the Austin, Houston and Dallas areas are urging residents to report suspicious activity, but they said the threats have not been considered credible.

According to a statement on social media from the Southlake Department of Public Safety, the email sent to the businesses demanded Bitcoin to not set off the bomb, and everyone received the same version of the email.

Read more from Community Impact…

TEXRail trains moving full steam ahead into Grapevine

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After 13 years of discussion, 29 months of construction and almost as many months of testing, TEXRail is nearly ready for passengers. All nine TEXRail stations across northeast Tarrant County will begin operations Jan. 5, including the Grapevine station at Dallas Road and Main Street.

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A picture of a train has been imposed on top of this photo of construction at the parking garage and TEXRail station at Dallas Road and Main Street in Grapevine, depicting the city’s upcoming project. (Source: City of Grapevine, Trinity Metro/Community Impact Newspaper; Photo Illustration by Renee Yan, Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper; Courtesy Trinity Metro)

TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail project that will extend from downtown Fort Worth through Grapevine and Colleyville and into Terminal B at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Colleyville will not have a TEXRail station.

Read more from Community Impact…

Grapevine PD Blotter 12/11/18

  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; THEFT OF AMAZON PACKAGE): 800 E DOVE LOOP RD
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: 1400 PARK BLVD
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K; THEFT OF A MOTORCYCLE): 2700 N GRAPEVINE MILLS BLVD
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; CAMERAS STOLEN FROM TARGET): 1100 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; SCAM BY WORK E-MAIL): 100 S MAIN ST
  • CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD ABUSE (STOLEN WALLET AT PARADE OF LIGHTS/ DEBIT CARD): 200 S MAIN ST
  • BURGLARY OF HABITATION (ITEMS TAKEN WITHOUT PERMISSION): 3900 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT (ARGUMENT BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER): 1500 DUBLIN CIR
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$30K<$150K; Stolen Vehicle): 1300 TEXAN TRL
  • BURGLARY OF BUILDING (BREAKING INTO BUSINESS): 200 W WALL ST
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$30K<$150K; STOLEN VEHICLE): 3600 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (DRIVER’S LOCK PUNCHED, IGNITION AND STEERING COLUMN DAMAGED): 1900 S MAIN ST
  • INTOXICATION ASSAULT W/VEHICLE: 1300 E SH 114
  • ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE (>=$200 1400; HIT AND RUN): E SH 114 
  • DECEASED PERSON: 800 LUCAS DR
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE: 1500 HOOD LN
  • ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT (HUSBAND ALLEGEDLY PUSHED WIFE): 1300 PINE ST
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (BAC >= 0.15): 100 E SH 114
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$750<$2,500): 1300 W SH 114
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DATE/FAMILY/HOUSE W/WEAPON: 1300 PINE ST
  • FORGERY OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT: 1300 PINE ST 

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.