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Recommendation: Dr. Ashley Fagan, Primary Care Physician

By Stacey Doud, Editor-In-Chief

***First, the disclaimer: Dr. Fagan, nor her officemates of anyone affiliated with Texas Health Family Care compensated me to write this piece. This recommendation is 100% my own so that someone seeking a PCP might read it and benefit from it. – SD***

When my family first moved to Grapevine in 2016, we sought a family doctor for the usual minor stuff. I searched the Internet, but it’s so tough to really know how “good” a doctor is. I was looking for someone who took our insurance, was a good listener and allowed me to participate in my own medical care.

For whatever reason, Hogan Medical for Your Family stuck out to me, and I also liked that they had two doctors and a Physician’s Assistant (P.A.) on their staff. I called and made an appointment with the first available physician, which was Dr. Ashley Fagan. I was pleased we got the female doctor because two members of my family preferred woman doctors.

The practice is now called Texas Health Family Care, but the excellent care is the same. From the front desk until check-out, I was greeted with friendly faces and helpful staff. Dr. Fagan was a pleasant surprise. I think we spent close to 45 minutes talking about my health, and then a plethora of other topics that we are passionate about. By the end of that first appointment, I knew that she was our new PCP.

She asked loads of questions about my issues, gave me several recommendations for treatment and then listed to my concerns and preferences. She has no problem calling in refills when necessary and sometimes will say, “Since we’ve already talked about this, if medicine X doesn’t work, just call me and I’ll send in medicine Y,” instead of making me come back in. She is mindful of my time, and if she has a crowded schedule, she will always say, “I’m enjoying our visit but I have to go,” instead of coming in, halfway listening to me and then running out.

Depending on how many other people are there, I can usually be seen within 5-10 minutes of coming in. I have waited longer than that, but that’s because there are many other people there and I know that Dr. Fagan gives her complete attention to whomever she’s talking to.

The office is tastefully decorated, with a TV (usually showing the Home and Garden channel) and there’s a Keurig coffee maker available for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.

The main nurse I’ve seen is Marilyn, a young lady with long, dark hair. I have never seen her look or act sour. She always seems concerned and has the patience to to speak with folks that have memory problems or just can’t remember something. She handles triage (temperature, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and weight measurements) before the doctor comes in and writes up a quick summary of a patient’s complaints so you don’t have to repeat yourself to several different people.

They also use MyChart, an Internet website that allows you to view test results, request refills and make appointments and payments.

In summary, if you are looking for a family doctor, I’d suggest giving Texas Health Family Care a try. Dr. Fagan’s co-physicians are Dr. Chad Hogan and Elizabeth Clay, P.A. (who I’ve also seen and is great). They’re located on Main Street, right before downtown if you’re going toward NW Highway at 1280 S. Main St., Suite 100 in Grapevine. It’s located in a strip center and their phone number is 817-310-0898. Their hours are 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit TexasHealthFamilyCare.com.

Dr. Fagan’s Provider Profile is HERE.

 

5 holiday-themed events in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Dec. 7-9

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ChristmasThe holiday season ushers in a host of Christmas-oriented events in the community.

Friday, Dec. 7:

1. Christmas preparations in Grapevine

Families and friends can help Nash Farm get ready for the holidays by making ornaments and decorating the tree while enjoying cider and cookies. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. sessions. $3 per person. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3558. www.nashfarm.org

Saturday, Dec. 8:

2. Holiday open house in Southlake

The Southlake Public Library hosts a holiday open house event, featuring a jazz concert, craft activities and food. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, 1400 Main St., Ste. 130, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/93/Library

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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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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.

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Elfie Selfie Photo Contest:

SelfieWe’re brining some fun to the holidays this year with our ‘Elfie Selfie’ photo contest running from December 3 – 21. Participants receive a chance to win a $50 REC gift card.

Here’s how to play: 

• Follow us on both Instagram (@GoGrapevine) and Facebook at Grapevine Parks & Recreation

• Find our Elf hidden around The REC and take a selfie with him

• Post your photo, tag @GoGrapevine, and use the hashtag #RECTheHalls

The person who posts the most selfies during the contest wins. Winner will be announced after Christmas. Good luck!

Upcoming Holiday Closures:

The REC of Grapevine will be observing the holidays & festivities and will have the following operating hours:

  • Thursday, December 6: 5:00am – 4:00pm (Look for The REC float in Grapevine’s Annual Parade of Lights)
  • CLOSED ON: Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1

Dove Creek Day Camp for Christmas!

CampThe summer months will be here before you know it! Give the gift of summer camp this Christmas to your Dove Creek Day Camp Camper! The shores of Grapevine Lake can be your child’s adventure of a lifetime. Camp offers the experience of overnight camp without the hassle of packing for a full week of overnight camp. Register today at GoGrapevine.com. Looking for Christmas gifts for your summer camper? Check out this summer camp gift guide.

iNaturalist Explorers – Winter Tree ID & Nature Walk:

NatureIdentifying many trees in the winter can be tricky after they have lost their green leaves. Join iNaturalist Explorers and learn winter plant ID skills with plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle, former Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Join us on Saturday, December 1 at Parr Park (3010 Parr Lane) from 1:00 – 3:00pm to take a guided nature walk and document wild plants and animals along the way with the iNaturalist app. All ages are welcome to join and smart phones are helpful but not required. For more information email Betsy Marsh.

Active Adults – 6 Shooters:

ShootWhy practice alone? Join us on Thursday, December 6 (10:30 – 11:30 am) and shoot with friends and enjoy friendly competition and camaraderie. This group is for those who want to keep their shooting skills sharp or practice for the License to Carry class. We will be practicing at Bass Pro Shooting Range (2501 Bass Pro Drive). You may register at the Active Adult desk at The REC or by calling 817.410.3465. The fee is $10/person.

Acorn Woods Park Adventure:

Acorn WoodsJoin us on the last clean-up of the year on Saturday, December 15! Our little Park is doing fabulous and we’ll make it even better to ring in the New Year! We’ll meet at Acorn Woods Park (Oak Grove Loop South) at 10:00am and work until 12:00pm. Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring heavy gloves, and don’t forget your water! Contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465 to get signed up.

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Great Wolf Lodge to debut nearly $11M renovation in 2019

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Photo Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

On the heels of the resort’s 10-year anniversary at 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, Great Wolf Lodge will complete a transformation for its 605 guest rooms and update its grand lobby by Dec. 31 this year.

“We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and plan to enter our next decade in grand style with the most extensive resort renovation to date,” said Phil Cunningham, general manager at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, in a news release. “We’re so excited to provide our guests with a completely new room experience to further enhance the incredible family getaway offered at Great Wolf Lodge.”

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Grapevine unveils more details about upcoming Main Station project

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Graphic: City of Grapevine

Grapevine’s highly anticipated train station and boutique hotel may open around January 2020 as part of the city’s Main Station development project, which also includes a community plaza and parking garage, at Main Street and Dallas Road.

Coury Hospitality will manage the parking garage, the hotel and most of the train station, Grapevine City Manager Bruno Rumbelow said.

Mark Brooks, a development partner for the project, presented design and layout plans for the connected hotel and train station during Grapevine’s economic partnership meeting Wednesday.

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‘The Christmas Capital of Texas’ is in Full Swing

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If you didn’t already know, Grapevine is called “The Christmas Capital of Texas.” Here’s why:

 

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(Photos by Stacey Doud)

For more information, visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/.

Expansion to Cotton Belt Trail system in Grapevine to increase connectivity

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Graphic: Grapevine Parks & Rec

The Cotton Belt Trail system in Grapevine is getting longer.

A design is currently in the works for a 1.5-mile trail that will link up to where the trail currently ends at Ball Street and Dallas Road. The city will construct the trail to travel along Dallas to Texan Trail.

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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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