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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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Carroll ISD superintendent takes temporary leave of absence

 

The Carroll ISD board of trustees appointed Janet McDade, assistant superintendent for student services, as acting superintendent until further notice during its meeting Dec. 3.

McDade relieves David Faltys, who is taking a temporary leave of absence to spend time with family during a health situation, said Julie Thannum, assistant superintendent for board and community relations, in an email.

“There is no date for an anticipated return, but we look forward to a time when he will be back with us as superintendent,” Thannum said in the email. “In the meantime, the district is in good hands with Mrs. McDade and her support team.”

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Rangers ‘old stadium’ is not coming down; will be home to new XFL team

BY MAC ENGEL

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The XFL is relaunching and is scheduled to begin league play in the spring of 2020

The fate of the “old” Globe Life Park in Arlington will not immediately be a wrecking ball, but rather home to a new pro football team.

In an effort to find a new purpose for Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers pursued a variety of alternatives and found a winner in pro football. The relaunch of the XFL will be coming to Arlington, and its home stadium will be the “old” stadium of the Rangers.

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PGA of America to move headquarters to Frisco, bringing jobs, championship matches

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The Professional Golfers’ Association of America will move its national headquarters to Frisco from Florida, where it will anchor a 600-acre mixed-use development with an investment of more than half a billion dollars.

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Rendering courtesy of the City of Frisco

The entire project will have an initial estimated public-private investment totaling more than $520 million. PGA of America will bring an initial 100 employees, eventually growing to 250 employees, according to the city.

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