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Rich Post, Post Malone’s Father, Talks Son’s Rise To Stardom From North Texas Roots

His career has skyrocketed into super stardom in just a few short years, and now Post Malone, the 23-year old recording artist from Grapevine, is walking into the 2019 Grammys with four nominations including album and record of the year.

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Post Malone as a young boy (Left, Family Photo) and Post Malone on Feb. 1, 2019 (Right, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

CBS 11 sat down with his father, Rich Post, at the family’s home in Grapevine to talk about his son’s major success.

When speaking about his Grammy nominations and looking back at the past few years Rich Post said, “Five years ago when this really started nobody would say you are going to win one or be nominated for one. Or you’d be the most streamed artist on Spotify in the world. It’s just crazy how things happen… I still see that kid that would dress up in his Ninja costume for Halloween. Or the goofy kid that was performing at the family talent shows.”

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Man drives car into Little Caesar’s

An elderly man drove his car over a parking hump and into a glass paned window at Little Caesar’s Pizza, located at 330 W Northwest Hwy #400 in Grapevine, today around 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Police and Fire responded. Fortunately, no one was injured. Little Caesar’s is closed for the day, and will remain closed until they can make the building safe for their customers.

For more information about Little Caesar’s or to get a re-opening estimate, please  call (817) 310-1055.

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Short-term rentals prompt cities to action

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Airbnb listings for an entire home in Grapevine have increased from 5 to 58 from October 2014 to August 2018. (Sources: AirDna, cities of Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Grapevine in mid-September issued approximately 77 residents a cease-and-desist letter concerning their Airbnbs and other short-term vacation rental properties after the city revisited an ordinance aimed at preserving local homeowners’ quality of life.

This letter informed property owners that short-term rentals, or STRs, are illegal in the city of Grapevine and have been since 1982, with more specific language added to this ordinance in 2000. A Sept. 4 Grapevine City Council meeting affirmed this prohibition with a unanimous council vote. The letter said STR property owners have until Oct. 22 to terminate rentals or be faced with a $2,000 fine for each day of operation.

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Driverless Delivery Robots Arrive in North Texas

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The evolution of technology in Texas has begun as a team of robots are now zooming around the streets of Arlington.

Eventually the driverless delivery robots could crisscross the streets delivering everything from groceries and lunch to packages and documents.

The first two test robots from San Francisco-based Marble launched on Friday to start mapping out city streets and sidewalks of Arlington.

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North Texas Municipal Water District receives $300M financial boost for reservoir project

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(Kelley Crimmins/Community Impact Newspaper)

A North Texas Municipal Water District reservoir project in Fannin Country received a $300 million financial boost Thursday from the Texas Water Development Board.

This brings the total approved by TWDB for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir project to $1.5 billion, NTMWD spokesperson Janet Rummel said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

“This low-interest financing will result in over $230 million in savings in borrowing costs,” Rummel said.

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Grapevine Stalking Case News Release

GRAPEVINE, Texas – A man arrested by Grapevine Police last December now faces a federal charge.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas filed a charge of Interference with Housing on June 22, 2018, against 64-year-old Glenn Halfin of Grapevine.

Halfin’s arrest on December 22, 2017 came after a months-long investigation by Grapevine Police of several racially-charged incidents. The detective assigned to the case and several officers developed a strategy that included day and night surveillance of the victims apartment and vehicles, along with frequent communication with the victim.

The incidents against an African-American family spanned from October 4, 2017 to December 19, 2017. Victims living in the Colonial Village Apartments reported damage to their vehicles, a noose thrown onto their balcony and two instances where dolls were left with ropes around the necks, depicting being hanged. The final incident on December 19 involved a doll hanging from a noose in the breezeway, positioned where anyone walking to or near the victims’ apartment would see it.

Grapevine Police Detective Joseph Moeller began searching for a similar doll sold in stores, and was able to locate the item in Walmart. After reviewing purchases and several hours of video from inside the store, the detective was able to identify the man purchasing the doll as the victim’s neighbor, who had been reported by the apartment leasing office as having a history of making “inappropriate racially insensitive comments” in the past.

Search and arrest warrants were issued, and Grapevine Police took Glenn Halfin into custody on December 22, 2017 for Stalking with a Hate Crime Enhancement. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office accepted the charge on January 17, 2018.

The week of Halfin’s arrest, Detective Moeller had completed training on hate crimes. Based on the evidence collected in his case, he felt the crime also reach the level of a federal offense. He contacted the FBI in Dallas, and gave them all of his case information. The federal charge came as a result of Detective Moeller’s proactive work.

Grapevine Police commends all of the officers who stopped these acts of hate within the City and helped ease the fears of community members.