Category Archives: Grapevine

Grapevine’s short-term rental issue to go to trial in April; plaintiffs granted temporary relief

 

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated at 4:51 p.m., Nov. 8, to include a statement from the city.

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Photo: Renee Yan

Judge Mike Wallach of the 348th Tarrant County District Court granted Grapevine property owners’ request for a temporary injunction Nov. 7, preventing the city of Grapevine from enforcing a ban on short-term rentals.

A trial to determine whether the city was within its rights to prohibit Grapevine residents renting out their properties as short-term rentals on websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway is set for April 15, according to court documents. The injunction applies specifically to the plaintiffs.

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Go Grapevine: Snapshot

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Check out this week’s NEW bi-weekly newsletter, Go Grapevine Snapshot. This is a “snapshot” of updates and news on everything Parks and Rec related including closures, events, and upcoming programs!

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Updates:

Due to the heavy rainfall, some parks, boat ramps, and parking lots and fields have been closed. The current closures are Minnow Loop at Oak Grove, all boat ramps (except Katie’s Woods, high water), and ALL athletic fields are CLOSED until further notice. With the predicted rainfall in the forecast, we anticipate needing to close Meadowmere and Lakeview on Monday. Check the alert button on GoGrapevine.com to stay updated! For athletic fields, call the rainout hotline at 817.410.3475.

Sunset Concert Series:

Our final Sunset Concert is this Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Mad Men Swing Band! So bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a relaxing fall evening of various music styles at The REC of Grapevine. This FREE outdoor concert will have food trucks onsite to purchase from or you may bring your own food (no glass is allowed).

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

BAMOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The REC is offering FREE admission into the facility on any Thursday when you wear PINK!Guest needs to be with a current member. Help us increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Visit The REC front desk for more information about our PINK initiatives.

Puppy and Kitty Cat Yoga:

YogaIf you’ve been thinking about adding a special fur baby to the family, then this is the purrrrfect opportunity to adopt. The REC of Grapevine and Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center have partnered to offer some fun-filled yoga classes! We’ve had three successful Puppy and Kitty Cat Yoga sessions so far and our last session is next Saturday, October 27 (10:00 – 10:45 am). You can register by visiting GoGrapevine.com or by calling 817.410.3450.RockWall

After Hours:

Join us for November’s Game Nights as part of After Hours, a NEW Active Adults themed program that encourages seniors to try a new and exciting activity each month. Bring a friend, test your mettle, and have fun hangin’ around! Each Tuesday in November, come play some fun and challenging games with us! To find out more information, contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465.

Matter of Balance:

BalanceThis award-winning program is taught by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine staff, and consists of 8, two-hour classes. The program is FREE and is designed to help adults 60+ years of age reduce their fear of falling through group discussion, problem solving strategies and increasing levels of physical activity. The Matter of Balance class meets October 1 through October 24 on Mondays and Wednesday (9:30 – 11:30 am). For more information, contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465.

GRACE tours reveal space for partnerships, expanded services in Grapevine

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GRACE revealed a sneak peek of its expanded facility Oct. 16. (Courtesy GRACE Grapevine)

GRACE volunteers conducted hard-hat tours of GRACE’s expanded facility with the public Oct. 16, revealing office spaces that will service as satellite offices for new partnerships.

GRACE, which stands for the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, is a nonprofit relief agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency.

Executive Director Shonda Schaefer said that while GRACE provides its direct services and can also refer clients for other needs, the new space at 837 E. Walnut St., Grapevine, will allow partnerships with organizations that specialize in assisting people in crisis situations.

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Main Street Closed Tonight for Parade

For anyone visiting The REC this afternoon, Main Street will be closing at 5:30pm for the GHS Homecoming Parade happening tonight from 6pm – 7pm. Detours will be indicated. For more information, contact us at 817.410.3450.

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A technology lane on SH 121 and 3 more transportation updates to know this month

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SH 121 shoulder widening

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Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road.

Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road. Work will soon begin on a shoulder-widening project that the Texas Department of Transportation said will better accommodate periods of heavy traffic on SH 121 from SH 183 to Glade Road in Colleyville. Widened inside shoulders for both north and southbound SH 121 will be created to act as additional lanes during peak use periods. Overhead dynamic message signs will alert drivers as to when they can use the peak-use lanes. The lanes will continue to act as a shoulder during non-peak hours. The 3-mile project will include widening overpass bridges at Harwood Road, Cummings Drive, Cheek-Sparger Road and FM 157.

Timeline: fall 2018-2020
Cost: $28 million
Funding source: TxDOT

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Grapevine moves forward with I-635/SH 121 interchange project, restricts parking on 2 streets in downtown Grapevine

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A new SH 121 interchange at FM 2499 will be constructed as part of the upcoming $370 million DFW Connector project. (Photo by Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine City Council met briefly Oct. 2 to approve a contract with NorthGate Constructors to relocate utilities for an upcoming transportation project and to restrict parking along two streets in downtown Grapevine.

With the expectation that SH 121 traffic near Grapevine Mills will nearly double by 2025, work began this summer to relieve bottlenecks that commonly occur along a three-mile strip of the roadway.

The $370 million Texas Department of Transportation project includes rebuilding and widening SH 121 north of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to accommodate new interchanges at I-635 and FM 2499.

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4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7

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Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

Friday-Sunday:
  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square
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This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home

 
Read more from Community Impact about:
  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine

October openings in Grapevine

Click HERE to view a listing of new businesses scheduled to open this month in Grapevine. The complete list is below.

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Grapevine City Council Agenda

View tonight’s agenda at http://grapevinetexas.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2437.

The Grapeyard Creeps into Town October 26-27

39190021_10156655167212328_7194770360598790144_oStep right up, the creepiest carnival has come to town! Join the freak show as you try your hand at old school carnival games and test your daredevil spirit as you step on to the haunted trail.

Always family-friendly, the thrills and chills won’t stop until the curtain falls. Immerse yourself in scream-worthy games you’ll have to see to believe. Don’t forget those three lovable faces of the famous singing pumpkins! Indulge in sweet treats and eats available for purchase all night! All ages are encouraged to come dressed in their best costumes, but please no face masks or hand props. This one-of-a-kind experience will run Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, so join us if you dare for a Halloween scare!

Tickets will go on sale September 16 for residents for $2/per resident USING COUPON CODE GPVRES (limit 6 per household). 

Non-Resident tickets will go on sale September 23 for $5/per non-resident (limit 6 per household). You will get emailed your tickets and you must show your tickets at the door either printed or on your phone. Kids under the age of 2 do not need tickets. If you have any issues with your ticket sales please contact us at tickets@grapevinetexas.gov.

Your tickets will pay for ALL ACTIVITIES, no coupons will be required for ANY ACTIVITY. Food vendors will be onsite and will take cash or credit.

We are excited to announce this year’s food vendors will be:

  • Fajita Freaks
  • King Street Grill
  • Hoang’s Noodle House
  • Ambucs
  • Kidwell BBQ
  • Yummy Pizza
  • Beignet Bus
  • Doughboy Donuts
  • Busbee Kettlecorn
  • Felix Mobile Coffee

For more information and tickets, visit https://gograpevine.com/event/grapeyard-grapevine-texas/.