Category Archives: Grapevine

Grapevine seeks Music Friendly Community status

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News

Grapevine is angling for a Music Friendly Community designation from the Texas Music Office.

The city held the first of a series of workshops this week setting it on a path to receiving the designation, according to a news release from the city.

The designation would foster growth among the music community, the city said. Grapevine would join 30 other Texas cities if it receives the designation.

The city’s visitor’s bureau hosted a virtual workshop on Tuesday, which the city said was the first step towards certification.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News…

STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: Grapevine vs. Boerne-Champion

Photo: CW33

The Grapevine Lady Mustangs are headed back to the UIL State Tournament after a heartbreaking loss to Frisco Wakeland last season in the semifinals. After working hard all season, the Lady Mustangs are headed into the state semifinals on a 12-game win streak. VYPE DFW takes a look at what fans can expect headed into the game on Thursday.

Read more from CW33…

New Job Opportunities in Grapevine

Looking for a job or side hustle? Check out https://www.choosegrapevinetx.com/workforce/job-postings to see what’s available in Grapevine!

Local Festival Celebrates Celtic Heritage, Traditions

Doug and Susan Berry (Photo: Stacey Doud)

The second annual Grapevine Lake Celtic Festival and Highland Games were held at Meadowmere Park on April 9. This event not only celebrated Celtic heritage, but featured traditional music, dance, food, and, of course, Highland Games.

The Games consist of traditional Celtic feats-of-strength competitions such as Braemar Stone, Hammer Toss, and Caber [log] Toss. Altogether, there were 14 athlete classes, each competing in 9 different events.

Susan and Doug Berry founded Highland Arts and Athletics in 2021 as a non-profit organization to keep this Celtic tradition going in the DFW area and to contribute philanthropically to the Grapevine community. Doug serves as the CEO and Athletic Director, and Susan does just about everything else!

Read more from News Break…

Local Winery Serves Up Wine and Eerie Spirits

Dave Besgrove, the owner of Grape Vine Springs Winery in Grapevine and Cowtown Winery in Fort Worth, didn’t grow up with dreams of becoming a vintner or a ghost hunter. His story is not unlike many others: He graduated college and went right into the corporate world. But then, forces beyond his control altered his life path forever…and ever…and ever.

Read more from News Break…

Grapevine Lake Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games begin TOMORROW, April 9

Grapevine Parks & RecreationHighland Arts & Athletics, and the International Highland Games Federation proudly present the Grapevine Lake Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games.

Annually, the IHGF conducts a series of ten qualifying premier highland games competitions throughout the United States.  We are honored to be a stop on the IHGF All American Games Series. 

Festival Information:

  • WHEN: April 9, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane
  • COST: $25 per car (includes parking and entrance to the Festival)

Click HERE for the Schedule of Events

Visit https://grapevineceltic.com/ for more information

Grapevine demonstration in support of Ukraine yields insights

The First Presbyterian Church in Grapevine sponsored a peaceful demonstration in support of Ukraine on Sunday, March 20 at Peace Plaza, located under the clock tower of the new Grapevine Main.

According to the church’s Communications Elder Deb Hinton, approximately 300 people came by during the two-hour event.

“It was obvious that there were a lot of both conservatives and liberals there. I mean, I was shocked at how everybody seemed to be on the same page about this subject. So, people brought signs about the no-fly zone and more military support from the U.S. and things like that,” Hinton said.

Read more from NewsBreak…

Photos courtesy of Deb Hinton

Grand Jury Opens Investigation Into Alleged Theft Of Grapevine Taxpayer Funds

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney White Collar Crime and Public Integrity Team has asked a Grand Jury to open an investigation into the alleged theft of funds from the City of Grapevine by two of its employees.

Two independent investigations concluded former Director of Parks and Recreation Kevin Mitchell and former Director of Libraries Ruth Chiego used more than $58,000 of city funds for “personal use.”

An internal investigation conducted by a third-party firm said Mitchell used $33,359 of the city’s money and Chiego used $24,916.

Read more from CBSDFW…

Grapevine Demonstration in Support of Ukraine Scheduled for March 20

A peaceful demonstration in support of Ukraine has been scheduled for March 20th from 2 – 4pm at Peace Plaza, which is located at 815 S. Main St. in downtown Grapevine.

This demonstration is spearheaded by the First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information, call or email Debra Fantz at 682-465-4468 or debfantz@gmail.com

Grapevine Year in Review for 2021 Available Now

The 2021 Grapevine Year in Review is now available for download HERE.