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Parade of Lights hits Main Street TONIGHT

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Photo: Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Bring the entire family TONIGHT from 7 – 9 pm to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event.

The Grapevine Chamber and City of Grapevine, with the support of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, work together to create the Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights.

For more information, call (817) 481-1522 or send an email.

Please refer to the map below for parade route and parking information.

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George H.W. Bush’s full funeral program

By Devan Cole, CNN

Washington (CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral with a state funeral that will be attended by current and former presidents and world leaders.

Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 12.48.16 PMThe funeral, which is set to begin around 11:00 a.m. ET, will run for an hour and a half and will include, among other things, several eulogies and musical tributes to the 41st president. The full program and the order of service, provided by Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath, is below.

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Grapevine PD Blotter 12/3/18

  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (UNLOCKED CAR): 1400 PARK BLVD
  • FOUND PROPERTY (FOUND RING): 1000 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$100<$750; MAILBOXES KNOCKED DOWN): 3400 TIMBERLINE DR
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$100<$750; FENCE DAMAGED): 1700 STONEWAY DR
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (RIGHT REAR WINDOW SMASHED – CASH TAKEN): 100 E SH 114
  • DECEASED PERSON (WELFARE CHECK): 600 PARK BLVD
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (UHAUL: RECOVERED/STOLEN ITEMS): 900 WATER OAK DR
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00 (THEFT OF FRONT LICENSE PLATE): 1700 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
  • POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-TO INJECT INHALE: 1300 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (2ND OFFENSE): 2500 HALL JOHNSON RD
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO 2ND OFFENSE): 1200 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (2ND OFFENSE/POSS OF MARIJUANA (>2OZ)/ EVADING WITH A VEHICLE: 100 N SH 121

English couple thanks NYC police for finding lost ring

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Photo Courtesy NYPD/AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Who says the British are reserved? A couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate, returning home thinking it was gone forever, are effusive in their praise for the New York City police officers who found it in the muck 8 feet under.

“I cannot thank you enough, although I will try,” Englishman John Drennan said in a tweet directed at the New York police Sunday. “A few cold beers when we come back to NYC! We are completely overwhelmed and you will definitely get a mention at our wedding!”

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General Election Official Results

The statewide canvass for the November 6, 2018 General Election has been certified by Governor Abbott. Click HERE to view official results.

(Results courtesy of the Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos)

Grapevine PD Blotter 11/29-11/30/18

November 29, 2018:

  • ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT: 1500 GAYLORD TRL
  • CRIMINAL TRESPASS: 1600 W SH 114
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (2ND OFFENSE): 5300 S SH 121 (POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/DWI
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (<2 OZ)/UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE: 600 PARK BLVD
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: 100 GREAT WOLF DR
  • POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (< 28 G): 100 GREAT WOLF DR
  • INDECENT EXPOSURE: 800 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • DECEASED PERSON: 2300 GRAYSON DR
  • FOUND PROPERTY (FOUND CASH IN BIG LOTS PARKING LOT): 1200 W SH 114
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (GAS SIPHONED FROM A VEHICLE): 900 TURNER RD
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00: 1600 W SH 114

November 30, 2018:

  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (BAC >= 0.15): 1600 E SH 114
  • LOST PROPERTY (LOST WALLET): 1600 W COLLEGE ST

Scam Alert from Grapevine PD

46511086_2226451650699649_8035687122788679680_nBurglars are getting crafty trying to get into homes, and we want to make sure your loved ones don’t fall victim to a scam that reached a Grapevine couple in their 70’s.

A man came to the front door and told the homeowner he was there to fix her fence. She met him in the backyard, and he proceeded to talk to her for the next 15 minutes outside. Then he suddenly said he was at the wrong home and was picked up by someone in a van.

A short time later the woman’s husband came home, and discovered several things were missing from inside their house (a gun safe, firearms, and jewelry). Detectives believe the man lured the woman outside so another thief could break in and steal their valuables. The theft happened just after lunchtime, and the woman did not feel threatened at the time.

Please remind loved ones, especially if they are older, to watch out for this kind of scam. When victims are not suspicious, they are not paying attention to features that may help identify the thieves or their vehicle, making it easy for criminals to get away undetected.

President George H.W. Bush’s custom-made train to transport him to final resting place

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Painted to resemble Air Force One, Union Pacific railroad honored president Bush with Bush 4141 back in 2005.

Unlike other engines on the rails, Bush 4141 is the only one to have ever been driven by its namesake and a former U.S. President.

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Man who prosecutors say blinded his father and slit his throat convicted, sentenced

BY STEPHEN ENGLISH

Caution: This report contains graphic descriptions of violence.

FORT WORTH — A Watauga man was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday morning for slitting his father’s throat with a razor and removing his eyes with his thumb, according to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office and court records.

Zachary Lee McClellan, now 26, committed the crime on June 6, 2016, in the 6100 block of Melody Lane in Watauga, according to court records.

Police responded to 911 calls reporting that McClellan was driving through his neighborhood at high speed, then crashed into a house, jumped from the car covered in blood, ran into the house and out the back door, dove into a neighbor’s pool and then broke through a wooden fence with his hands.

Zachary Lee McClellan was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday for a brutal 2016 attack on his father

Photo: Tarrant County Jail

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Richardson restaurants surge in numbers, genres

 

restaurant-hot-spotsA growing workforce and diverse population is driving a surge in the number and variety of restaurants in Richardson, experts say.

Beginning in 2015 and continuing through today retail vacancy rates have trended downward while rent per square foot has climbed, according to CoStar Realty Information data provided by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.

John Jacobs, executive vice president of the partnership, said the timing of that phenomenon can be traced in part to the arrival of corporate giants, such as State Farm and Raytheon, resulting in an intensified demand for restaurants and other amenities.

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