By Miranda Jaimes
The Haunted Trail Fest has been canceled due to bad weather. (Courtesy City of Colleyville)
The city of Colleyville has canceled its Haunted Trail Fest after recent rains this week flooded the park at the Colleyville Nature Center. The event was scheduled for Oct. 20.
A statement on the city’s website said there was a concern the weather would affect the featured robotic characters and therefore the participants’ safety during the event.
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The GrapeYard is officially cancelled for next weekend, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Due to Grapevine Lake’s water elevations and the pending weather forecast predicting additional rain, the venue for The GrapeYard would not be useable for this event. Some areas of the fields and trails are currently under water and/or over saturated and would not be able to accommodate our vendors and attractions. ALL tickets that have been purchased will be refunded within the next 2-3 weeks. If you have not received your refund by November 17, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 817.410.3450 and we will make sure you receive your refund. We would like to thank you for your support year-round for our special events.
Keep an eye out for more details on our Christmas Capitol of Texas® kick-off event, Carol of Lights on Monday, November 19 at Grapevine City Hall (activities begin at 3:00 pm, showtime is at 7:00 pm). For more information on Carol of Lights, visit GoGrapevine.com/CarolofLights.
Fourteen people were injured Saturday after a storm knocked over the entrance to a Backstreet Boys concert at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma, the casino said in a statement.
The Backstreet Boys canceled the concert, Tweeting, “We never want to put our fans in harm’s way,” and that they would try to reschedule.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m., when a storm bringing heavy winds and rain knocked over the entrance trusses at the outdoor venue at the casino, which is in Thackerville, about an hour north of Dallas.
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There is only ONE REASON you should ever leave a dog in a hot car, and Alan from Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is about to show you why. In addition to the dangers of hot cars, please keep in mind that streets, sidewalks, and patios can also damage your pets’ paws, so please be mindful of the heat. If you aren’t comfortable walking barefoot, neither will your best friend. Stay cool, Grapevine!
Posted by David Reimer
An excessive heat warning has been issued for the Concho Valley, Big Country, North Texas, and portions of Central Texas. These locations all easily made it into the 100s Wednesday and could be warmer the next two days. Peak afternoon temperatures of 106-113 degrees are expected. Temperatures will be slow to cool after sunset with the 90s continuing into the pre-dawn hours. Lows will probably not make it below 80 degrees until this weekend.
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Just plain hot. That’s the simple forecast for the week ahead.
North Texas will be under the grip of a heat wave during the upcoming week, and likely the hottest temps we’ve seen in two years or longer by the end of the work week.
Sunday will be hot for everyone, but a lucky few could see a shower or storm before the day is done. The “highest” chances will be across western and northern North Texas, but coverage will only be around 20 percent. So even in those areas, most places will stay dry.
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Forty-eight gas stations across Texas have been ordered to pay $166,592 to refund customers “who were charged exorbitant or excessive prices for gasoline” during the Hurricane Harvey disaster in 2017.
A majority of those gas stations are located in the North Texas area, said a statement released Thursday morning from the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Gas stations listed in the settlement included: 13 in Dallas, 12 in Fort Worth, four in Garland, two in Richardson, two in Haltom City, and stations in North Richland Hills, Addison, Denton, Lancaster, Grand Prairie and Irving.
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Because of the 4th of July, weather warning sirens will not be tested in Grapevine Wednesday, 7/4. The normal schedule will resume in August.
A full fledged storm system will arrive Tuesday bringing a threat of tornadoes and damaging winds and very heavy rainfall through Wednesday afternoon. Many areas will see some areas may see 3-7″ amounts with a few spots 10-12″. The window for the heaviest rainfall should be Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.
Very strong southerly winds will feed unusually rich moisture into the area to fuel the storms. These strong winds will prevail over the Upper Texas Coastal waters with near Gale conditions. The persistent nature of the strong winds Tuesday and Wednesday will escalate tide levels and seas and lead to coastal flooding and extensive beach flooding. Tide levels of 3.5 to 4′ will be likely Tuesday night and Wednesday and will be slow to recede Thursday as a second surge of southeasterly winds may return to the area Thursday morning.