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Police/Fire Public Safety Open House Oct. 5

71179915_10162665857215268_1408155218981421056_nMeet your first responders and take part in the Police/Fire Public Safety Open House scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 11 am – 2 pm in the back parking lot of the Public Safety Building (PSB), 1007 Ira E. Woods Avenue (the front parking lot of the PSB will be reserved for the public).

The Open House event will feature static vehicle displays and demonstrations by fire and police personnel: Patrol, Traffic, CVE, SWAT, K-9, Command Bus, SkyWatch and ATV. This year, the event will feature bounce houses, face painters, a drunk driving simulator, fire extinguisher simulator, a clown show, and vehicle extrication.

Complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments will be served. This year’s first combined Police/Fire Open House will be bigger and better than in the years past. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you!

Sunset Live at the Gardens this weekend

71109372_10157664322307328_9014636213952315392_oThe Grapevine Botanical Gardens will feature 3 FREE nights of live music, delicious food trucks and an abundance of fun activities for the whole family! Join us October 3-5 for a FREE music-filled weekend! With bands like The Spazmatics (80’s Tribute Band), Infinite Journey – The Music of JourneyPOO Live CREW (Cover Band), Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) and Motowners, you can have your live music experience any way you want it! Bring your chairs and blankets for a night under the stars with the family.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; bands take the stage at 6:30 pm. Looking for a VIP experience? We still have VIP tickets available for $25 at GoGrapevine.com/SunsetLive.

Sponsored by Grapevine Parks and Rec

Grapevine Public Library is one of a kind: First sensory-inclusive certified library in Texas

Author: Sean Giggy

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Photo: City of Grapevine

Libraries are supposed to be quiet places, but the Grapevine Public Library has done something that speaks volumes.

Earlier this summer the library became the first sensory-inclusive certified library in Texas. “We’re hoping more join us, ’cause it’s really a great thing to do,” said Grapevine library director Ruth Chiego.

It’s also quite necessary. One in six Americans has a sensory need.

That means, sometimes, being in public places like the library can be overwhelming. 

Read more from WFAA…

State Fair of Texas moves opening day parade out of downtown Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins

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The parade will take place at the home of the State Fair. Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas, which lives by tradition, is changing one: It will move the location of its opening day parade.

After decades of having the annual Opening Day Parade proceed through downtown, like a real parade is supposed to do, the State Fair is shifting the location to its home turf at Fair Park.

According to a release, the parade will now take place in Fair Park, to accommodate other events and activities planned as part of the start to the 24-day State Fair.

Read more from CultureMap Dallas…

Arlington police staff offer to adopt newborn baby boy found abandoned near dumpster

Author: Eric Alvarez

ARLINGTON, Texas — At least one Arlington police officer and multiple detectives have said they want to adopt a newborn baby boy found abandoned near a dumpster Saturday morning.

A neighbor who was taking out the trash heard the boy crying inside a closed suitcase near the dumpster of the Monterra Pointe Apartments Saturday morning. The baby is currently recovering at Medical Center Arlington.

Read more from WFAA…

Police pack Texas football stands for fallen officer’s son at his first game

By Allison Klein 

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Dozens of police officers showed up to support Joaquin Espericueta at his middle-school football game Saturday. (City of Mission)

It was Joaquin Espericueta’s first middle-school football game and his first game since his father was killed.His father, Jose “Speedy” Espericueta, a corporal with the Mission, Tex., police department, was fatally shot responding to a call in June — the department’s first officer killed in the line of duty in 40 years.

Everyone who knew Espericueta knew how much he bonded with his son over football and how excited he was for his son’s football debut on the Cathey Middle School team in McAllen, Tex.

Read more from the Washington Post…

Grapevine PD Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 2

Join the Grapevine Police Department for Coffee With a Cop on October 2 at McDonald’s at 5345 William D. Tate from 7:30am – 9:30am AND/OR Starbuck’s at 1325 William D. Tate from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

CwaC Grapevine

Main Street Closure – Today, Sept. 25

downloadHistoric Downtown Main Street will be closed today at 5:30pm for the Grapevine High School Homecoming Parade. Any vehicle parked on Main Street will be stranded until 7:30pm if they haven’t left before that time.

The parade will run from 6pm – 7pm.

Details below:

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Mayor signs proclamation designating October 1 as National Night Out in Grapevine

71243393_2749507591727383_5702199200091996160_oOn October 1, more than 50 neighborhoods throughout Grapevine will celebrate the 36th Annual National Night Out.

Mayor William D. Tate issued a proclamation designating October 1, 2019 as “National Night Out” in Grapevine, and we can’t wait to visit with everyone.

The goal of National Night Out is to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for participation in local anti-crime neighborhoods, strengthen neighborhood spirit and send a message to criminals that their neighborhoods are organized and watching out for each other. If your neighborhood is not participating, come to our NNO event at the Grapevine Community Outreach Center on Mustang Drive. We will gladly welcome you with open arms starting at 6pm on Tuesday, October 1st!

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House launches Trump impeachment inquiry

By Meg Wagner, Mike Hayes and Amanda Wills, CNN

What we know so far:

Read more from CNN…

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Nancy Pelosi (L) and President Trump