Category Archives: Colleyville

Candidates begin filing to run for local office in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

By Renee Yan

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Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run for local office in the May 2 general election. Prospective candidates must file by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to appear on the ballot.

Other important dates to remember include April 2, the last day for residents to register to vote, and April 20, the first day of early voting.

Several people have already filed for seats on Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake city councils as well as for seats on the Carroll ISD school board.

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Former Colleyville resident McKenna Grace returns to Grapevine to showcase her new movie on Amazon “Troop Zero”

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McKenna Grace

By Nelson Thibodeaux

Long time Colleyville resident Fred Monks is the Great Grandfather of McKenna Grace, born in Grapevine 13 years ago and a previous resident of Colleyville before she was moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue her movie career.

McKenna made an appearance at Grapevine Tinsel Town for a private showing of her new movie Troop Zero. Local News Only (LNO) was invited to the premier and attended with approximately 300 friends and relatives of McKenna.

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North Texas officer delivers pizza after driver crashes

COLLEYVILLE, Texas – A police officer in North Texas is getting praise for helping a delivery driver who crashed on the way to delivering a pizza. The Colleyville Police Department released Cpl. Patrick Starrett’s body camera video. He and other officers were called to the scene of a minor crash on Riverwalk Drive in December.

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Gardening class and 4 other things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Jan. 25-27

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Several local events take place this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 27:

1. Theatre production in Grapevine

runwaytheatre-flybynight-5-768x576Runway Theatre premieres its latest musical production “Fly by Night.” Set in New York in 1964, the story follows protagonist Harold and his connection with two sisters. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $22-$25 per ticket. Runway Theatre, 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine. 817-488-4842. www.runwaytheatre.com

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25 Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake retailers that opened in 2018 or are coming soon

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gcs-2019-01-14-01In 2018 at least 25 retailers in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake either opened or announced they are opening in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.

Cars/Motorcycles

1. Park Place Grapevine Porsche
1280 Texan Trail, Grapevine
866-308-8467
www.parkplace.com

Clothes/shoes

2. Austin 5
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine
512-228-2925

3. American Threads
263 Grand Avenue, Southlake
817-912-1484
www.shopamericanthreads.com

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30 dining options in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake that opened in 2018 or are coming soon

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gcs-2019-01-12-01These restaurants opened in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in 2018 or are coming soon in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.

American

1. Bareburger (coming 2019)
1161 E. Southlake Blvd
www.bareburger.com

2. Boomerjack’s Grill & Bar
201 W. SH 114, Grapevine
817-527-6984
www.boomerjacks.com

3. Burgerim (coming 2019)
5615 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 300, Colleyville
www.burgerim.com

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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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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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Colleyville cancels annual Haunted Trail Fest due to weather

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The Haunted Trail Fest has been canceled due to bad weather. (Courtesy City of Colleyville)

The city of Colleyville has canceled its Haunted Trail Fest after recent rains this week flooded the park at the Colleyville Nature Center. The event was scheduled for Oct. 20.

A statement on the city’s website said there was a concern the weather would affect the featured robotic characters and therefore the participants’ safety during the event.

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Colleyville council adopts city’s first effective tax rate

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Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake’s tax rates have fallen over time as cities look to relieve the burden of rising property values. (Source: Cities Of Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake/Community Impact Newspaper)

As tax bills arrive, cities across Tarrant County will likely collect more revenue from property taxes despite flat or lower tax rates—unless that city is Colleyville.

This year Colleyville lowered the city’s property tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 to the effective tax rate of $0.3208 per $100 valuation.

“The effective tax rate is a complicated way of saying that our intention is to collect the same amount of revenue this year as we did in last year,” Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said. “That is something that a lot of communities say can’t be done, and we’re doing it.”

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