Category Archives: Grapevine

Grapevine City Officials Announce the Passing of Ted R. Ware

IMG_6091Former Mayor Pro Tem Ted R. Ware passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Mayor Pro Tem Ware served the City for 40 years. Mr. Ware served the City as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission beginning in 1968 for 10+ years before his appointment to a vacancy on the City Council in 1979. The next year he was elected by the citizens of Grapevine to continue serving on the City Council. He was then appointed by his peers to serve as Mayor Pro Tem that same year. Mr. Ware retired from his service in 2008.

He will be remembered as an icon in Grapevine and was honored with the first plaque placed on the City’s Walk of Fame on Main Street in October 2008. Ted R. Ware Plaza, which is the focal point of the Settlement to City Museum Complex located at Church and Hudgins Streets, was also named after Mr. Ware in 2013 for his many years of dedicated service to the City. City flags will be flown at half-staff through Sunday, March 3 in memoriam of Mr. Ware.

Family and friends will be received at his visitation today, Friday, March 1 from 5 – 7 pm at the Convention & Visitors Bureau Grand Hall, 636 South Main Street. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm at Church at the Cross, 3000 William D. Tate Avenue, Grapevine.

Grapevine Historical Society celebrates Texas Independence Day March 2


​​Mark your calendars for our Texas Independence Day Celebration. We will be hosting an event on Saturday March 2nd at the Torian Cabin, 215 S. Main Street, located in Liberty Park in Historic downtown Grapevine, from 10 am – 2:00 pm.

​There will be live musicchili served from a covered wagonhayrides and lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy as Mayor of Grapevine William D. “Bill” Tate kicks the event off, in honor of Texas Independence and Grapevine’s 175th birthday festivities. 

Special Kick-Off Program at 10:30 am: Honorable William D. Tate / Council Woman Duff O’Dell / State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione / David Hansford as “Sam Houston”  

** Free admission!​**

Our March program will feature Jack Edmondson – a Texas Historian and accomplished author, whose works include The Alamo Story, several journal articles, performances in several films, and on the History and Discovery Channels. Since 1985 his primary passion has been historical reenactments of famous Texas characters including Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, William Travis, and General Tarrant. Please join us on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 PM at the Grapevine Public Library to hear his reenactment during this month as we celebrate Texas independence. Our programs are always free and open to the public with refreshments served at 6:30 PM.

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Bomb squad called in Grapevine after standoff leads to 3 arrests

[UPDATE FROM GRAPEVINE PD: Just after 8am Grapevine Officers served a search warrant on a home suspected of drug activity in the 4700 block of Brenton Oaks Drive. As officers were inside they discovered a possible grenade. A bomb unit was called in and determined the grenade was not real. At least three people are in custody, but this remains an active investigation. Officers will remain on scene to continue their search. No neighbors are in danger.

Several of our officers are serving a warrant in the 4700 block of Brenton Oaks Drive, so neighbors will see a heavy police presence. We will post an update as the situation develops.]

Loyd Brumfield, Breaking News producer

The standoff began around 8:15 a.m. in the 4700 block of Brenton Oaks Drive when Grapevine police arrived with a search warrant related to suspected drug activity.

The bomb squad was called to the scene when officers spotted what turned out to be a fake grenade.

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Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System call off merger


GCS-2018-01-17-2Two of Texas’ major not-for-profit health systems—Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System—announced Feb. 5 they will no longer pursue a merger announced in a letter of intent on Oct. 1 that would have affected 30 counties throughout the state.

“After months of thoughtful exploration, we have decided to discontinue talks of a merger between our two systems,” a Feb. 5 news release from Baylor Scott & White stated. “Ultimately, we have concluded that as strong, successful organizations, we are capable of achieving our visions for the future without merging at this time.”

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Grapevine to seek input on updated master thoroughfare plan


GCS-master-thoroughfareGrapevine City Council unanimously agreed to table an update to the city’s master thoroughfare plan Feb. 5. Public Works Director Bryan Beck said at a Jan. 15 presentation to the council that the plan helps preserve the necessary right of way for future projects. The plan also identifies a network of roadways and dictates appropriate spacing, connectivity and cross sections throughout the city.

The city’s original master thoroughfare plan was adopted in 1968, according to meeting documents.

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Fairway Drive over Grapevine Lake Dam to stay closed, no date set for reopening


road-closedFairway Drive will remain closed to public traffic indefinitely, according to an Army Corps of Engineers news release sent Jan. 30. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Corps missions.

Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed since August due to a slide at the dam.

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CBD American Shaman in Grapevine now open



Photo courtesy of Lance Griffin

CBD American Shaman opened Feb. 2 at 303 Northwest Hwy., Ste. C, Grapevine. The business sells cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, which is derived from industrial hemp and can be used as a natural remedy for relieving pain, stress and anxiety. 817-722-6100. or

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Fire Department: Blaze That Destroyed Grapevine Restaurant Not Suspicious



GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – A large fire destroyed a Grapevine barbecue restaurant early Monday morning.

It was around 3 a.m. when fire crews arrived to find flames and smoke shooting from the roof of the Baker’s Ribs barbecue restaurant along Grapevine Highway, near Bass Pro Drive.

Firefighters immediately determined it was too dangerous to go inside the building, so crews poured water on the fire from above, and made sure it did not spread to a nearby gas station.

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[Editor’s Note: Baker’s was one of our favorite places to eat in Grapevine. We are thankful that no one was hurt and pray for everyone involved with the business.]

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


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.

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


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.


1. Park Place Grapevine Porsche
1280 Texan Trail, Grapevine


2. Austin 5
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine

3. American Threads
263 Grand Avenue, Southlake

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