Category Archives: Southlake

Read election Q&A’s with Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake-area candidates

See who is on the ballot in our Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake coverage area. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Southlake City Council

Election Q&A: Southlake City Council Place 1: Kathy Talley and Sabreena Hakeemy are running for Place 1 on Southlake City Council.

Election Q&A: Southlake City Council Place 6: Victor Avila and Randy Williamson are running for Place 6 on Southlake City Council.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Election Q&A: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees Place 5: Coley Canter, Lori Crenshaw and Tommy Snyder are running for Place 5 on the GCISD board of trustees.

Grapevine Police have taken a juvenile into custody following a pursuit that ended in Southlake

gpdAt 7:04 a.m., today, officers were dispatched to a major accident at the SH-114/SH-121 split near Main Street. The juvenile driver of a stolen vehicle struck the barrier dividing the two highways. A Good Samaritan stopped to help and called 911. The driver of the stolen car then stole the Good Samaritan’s truck and drove away. A witness followed the suspect until police located the suspect, and a pursuit began.

The suspect drove into a cul-de-sac on Chaparral Court in Grapevine. A Grapevine officer got out of his patrol vehicle to approach the suspect, and the suspect drove towards the officer. The officer fired four rounds towards the moving truck because he thought he was going to get hit by the truck. Two bullets hit the suspect’s vehicle, none struck the suspect.

The suspect continued to flee, crashing into another vehicle near Moss Lane and East Dove in Southlake. The suspect then jumped out and started running south through a Southlake neighborhood. Witnesses saw him go into a backyard.

Police set up a perimeter and conducted a search, while DPS Air-One helped search for the suspect from the sky.

Officers located the suspect at 8:22 a.m. and took him into custody. He was transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Grapevine for treatment of a police K-9 bite. The juvenile has been identified as a 15-year-old male. The investigation is ongoing and multiple charges are expected.

The officer who fired his weapon is uninjured, and is now on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of a full investigation.

Grapevine Police thank Grapevine Fire, DPS Air One, and Southlake Police and Fire for their assistance in this case.

GUIDE: Know when and where to grocery shop in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake during the pandemic

By Gavin Pugh 

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Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake grocery stores are finding ways to offer food to everyone while also attempting to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Innovations include online ordering, curbside pickup, direct delivery and senior hours.

Here is an interactive map with updated hours and other details on local grocery stores. This list is not comprehensive, but it will be updated regularly.

To alert our news staff about potential updates, email gcsnews@communityimpact.com.

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LIVE UPDATES: Learn what Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake businesses are doing to stay open amid coronavirus concerns

By Miranda Jaimes

Readers and business owners can share updates with the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake editorial team by calling 512-989-6808 or emailing gcsnews@communityimpact.com.

Businesses across the nation are shifting everyday operations to continue service during the coronavirus outbreak. In Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the disease. Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting local businesses to learn more about how they are managing.

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Candidates begin filing to run for local office in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

By Renee Yan

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Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run for local office in the May 2 general election. Prospective candidates must file by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to appear on the ballot.

Other important dates to remember include April 2, the last day for residents to register to vote, and April 20, the first day of early voting.

Several people have already filed for seats on Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake city councils as well as for seats on the Carroll ISD school board.

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Proud son shares father’s story of his tour in the Korean War

I recently sat down with John A. Michel of Southlake to talk about his dad, 87-year-old US Army Sergeant (Retired) Andrew J. Michel, and his experiences during the Korean War.

I met John when I visited VFW Post 10454, stopping in to thank the veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

John is very proud of his dad, and it seemed fitting that this interview happened so close to Veterans Day. We were even able to get Sgt. Michel on the phone (“Dad never talks on the phone,” John said), so I felt very honored to speak with the Sgt. in person.

Sgt. Michel was born in Poland in 1932 and survived quite a bit of the ugliness that WWII brought, though his family was not Jewish. He and his family relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, where Sgt. Michel attended high school and graduated in 1951.

Michel joined the US Army in 1952, just in time to go to Korea.

“I was a young man with no parental supervision [in the Army]. I remember buying kimonos for my parents, though those weren’t ‘true’ kimonos. They were basically pretty robes that were sold to tourists and the military,” Michel said.

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Sgt. Michel (R) and a platoon brother (Photo courtesy of John Michel)

“One night, we decided to ‘go into town,’ where all of the entertainment was. That was during a blizzard, and snowplows were clearing the road. I had ice on my eyebrows! We got a few drinks in us and felt warmer. My brothers and I debated on whether to stay the night in town, and a few of us decided to head back. We went to pick everybody up the next day, and I left the brake on in the Jeep. That was a big ‘oops,’ but we got those guys back to camp!” Michel laughed. “One of the most important things in life is to laugh,” he added.

Michel was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on March 27, 1955. He attended the University of Akron (Ohio), but graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Arkansas.

He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 1959 until the mid-1960’s. After that, he moved to Pine Bluff, AR, working for Central Maloney, where, in 1968, met his (now) wife of 51-years, Shirley. 

The couple and their family moved to Southlake in June of 1977, but left again in 1980, when Sgt. Michel was transferred to the FAA HQ in Washington, DC. He retired in 2003, and the family moved back to Southlake, where they have lived ever since.

Thanks, John, for sharing your dad’s story with me. We are only free because of men and women like him, who sacrificed and fought (and sometimes paid the ultimate price).


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Sgt. Michel and John are both members of the “Airport Cities” VFW 10454 Post in Grapevine. Once a month, on a Friday, the Post hosts a steak dinner, which includes salad, mashed potatoes and dessert, for $15. The next steak dinner is Friday, November 15 at 6:30 pm. The Post is located at 221 North Main Street.

“Come eat and drink for the vets!” John said enthusiastically.

For more information, call 817-481-6768 or visit http://vfw10454.net or check out their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/vfw10454/.

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Sgt. Michel, along with wife Shirley and son John (Photo courtesy of John Michel)

 

Southlake DPS Press Release regarding Los Angeles Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs

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

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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. www.runwaytheatre.com

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

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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.

Cars/Motorcycles

1. Park Place Grapevine Porsche
1280 Texan Trail, Grapevine
866-308-8467
www.parkplace.com

Clothes/shoes

2. Austin 5
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine
512-228-2925

3. American Threads
263 Grand Avenue, Southlake
817-912-1484
www.shopamericanthreads.com

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30 dining options in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake that opened in 2018 or are coming soon

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gcs-2019-01-12-01These restaurants opened in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in 2018 or are coming soon in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.

American

1. Bareburger (coming 2019)
1161 E. Southlake Blvd
www.bareburger.com

2. Boomerjack’s Grill & Bar
201 W. SH 114, Grapevine
817-527-6984
www.boomerjacks.com

3. Burgerim (coming 2019)
5615 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 300, Colleyville
www.burgerim.com

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