1 Dallas officer dies, gunman in custody after Home Depot shooting

By: FOX4News.com Staff

The man accused of shooting two Dallas police officers and a Home Depot employee is now behind bars.

Police escorted 29-year-old Armando Juarez to the Dallas County jail around 2 a.m. He was captured after a five-hour search followed by a high-speed chase Tuesday night.

 

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Southlake PD asking for community’s help in identifying thief

[Editor’s Note: The way this is worded just made me laugh out loud! If you recognize this person, please contact Southlake PD at email address below.]

We have the warrant and we are letting all of our besties know what you’ve been up to. You’re welcome to reach out to Detective Ellis who is working this case at jdellis@ci.southlake.tx.us and he will totes fill you in! Gurl, CALL ME.

Love, Southlake Police

You may also report to http://www.gpcrimestoppers.org/ (you can remain anonymous).

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20 U.S. Destinations You Should Add To Your Bucket List [Grapevine is One!]

by Erin Holmes, Gnational Gnomad

It would take a lifetime to discover every city in the U.S. And while our resident Australian, Erin Holmes of Explore With Erin hasn’t spent a lifetime in there, she did take 2 years to road trip through 41 states. She has hundreds of favorites, but to make things a bit easier for you we asked her to scale it down to her top 5 in each region. Here are her picks for the 20 best U.S. destinations to add to your bucket list.

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CITY OF GRAPEVINE TO PURCHASE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN SHOOTING CENTER

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star_thumbGrapevine Police will receive the only full-sized digital projection shooting center in the country – one that combines cinema-sized video screens and live fire.

On Tuesday, February 20, the Grapevine City Council approved the purchase of the American Sportsman Shooting Center from Aimpoint Holding Inc. for $2.3 million. The purchase includes the indoor training facility and surrounding land, range software and hardware, and other equipment.

This training facility differs from all others with its unique live fire cinema range. Video projection systems used by other law enforcement agencies typically work with simulated laser firearms. Grapevine officers will be able to train in multiple law enforcement scenarios using their own weapons and live ammunition.

“While our current outdoor range is only utilized during the day, the new indoor facility will allow officers to train during various shifts, and regardless of weather,” adds Grapevine Police Chief Eddie Salame.

Any scenario imaginable can be built into the projection system, including shoot/don’t shoot and active shooter drills. Video images are projected directly onto a 12’x30’ screen inside a 25-yard indoor range facility. In addition to the cinema range, the shooting center also includes a 100-yard underground rifle zeroing facility with electronic scoring and a shooting simulator for skills development.

The City will close the existing outdoor range in the coming months but will continue to allow partnering law enforcement agencies to train in the new indoor facility. The new range will not be open for public use.

Based in Sweden, Aimpoint has built a reputation for innovation and supplying the best electro-optical sighting technology available to law enforcement professionals and military personnel worldwide. The training center in Grapevine was built to assemble and develop a state-of-the-art training facility using the most advanced technology available.

When the company decided not to pursue a national expansion of the concept, Aimpoint offered Grapevine the first rights to acquire the facility, both in thanks for the City’s outstanding hospitality and support during the development of this project, as well as the company’s belief that the Grapevine Police Department will make the best possible future use of the facility in training law enforcement officers.

Aimpoint will continue to work with the City and police department during the sale to ensure a smooth transition, and provide support as the facility is adapted for full-time law enforcement training. The City will take full ownership of the range on April 30, 2018.

Early voting opens today!

Early Voting opens today (4/23)! Grapevine residents are encouraged to cast their ballot to elect a Mayor & members to City Council for Place 1 & Place 2. Early Voting ends Tues, 5/1. All registered voters may vote at The REC, 1175 Municipal Way. 

For more information, click HERE.

Grapevine City Council, P&Z commission OK new residential and retail community during meeting on April 17

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This rendering shows the entrance to The Wallis as seen from the highway in Grapevine. (courtesy city of Grapevine)

A multifamily and retail development project at 3570 and 3580 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd. and 3155 Stars and Stripes Way was approved at the joint Grapevine City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meeting April 17.

The project will be broken into a phase of retail and two stand-alone four-story structures and will be called The Shacks, The Wallis and The Baker, respectively. Also included in the approved proposal are two, three-story brownstone structures. In total, 432 multifamily units are proposed with a density of 41.18 units per acre.

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Toys’R’Us to close all of its U.S. stores, including Grapevine and Southlake locations

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On March 15, Toys ”R” Us officially announced plans to close down and liquidate the inventory in all 735 of its United States stores, which includes Grapevine’s outlet location and Southlake’s store location. The toy retailer has been in business for 70 years. The company said store closing sales are expected to begin soon.

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