Colleyville cancels annual Haunted Trail Fest due to weather

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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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Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake’s November 2018 election: An interactive voter’s guide

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When to Vote:

  • First day of early voting: Oct. 22
  • Last day to apply for ballot by mail: Oct. 26
  • Last day of early voting: Nov. 2
  • Election day: Nov. 6

Early Voting Locations:

  • Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St., Colleyville
  • The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
  • Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake

Election Day Polling Locations:

Registered voters in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake can cast their ballots at any polling location in their respective cities during early voting. Election Day polling locations are organized by precinct.

For map and more information, click HERE

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A job fair and Halloween events: A guide of things to do in October and November

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Quick Takes:

Oct. 19—Nash Farm Barn Dance: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/nash-farm-barn-dance/20737

Oct. 20—Butterfly Flutterby: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

Oct. 21—Firebird Family: concertwww.apexartsleague.com

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The annual Monster Mash event in Southlake will feature a costume parade and trick-or-treating. (Courtesy Southlake Parks and Recreation Department)

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GRACE tours reveal space for partnerships, expanded services in Grapevine

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GRACE revealed a sneak peek of its expanded facility Oct. 16. (Courtesy GRACE Grapevine)

GRACE volunteers conducted hard-hat tours of GRACE’s expanded facility with the public Oct. 16, revealing office spaces that will service as satellite offices for new partnerships.

GRACE, which stands for the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, is a nonprofit relief agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency.

Executive Director Shonda Schaefer said that while GRACE provides its direct services and can also refer clients for other needs, the new space at 837 E. Walnut St., Grapevine, will allow partnerships with organizations that specialize in assisting people in crisis situations.

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Cops Told ‘Don’t Look’ at New iPhones to Avoid Face ID Lock-Out

By Joseph Cox

As Apple continues to update its iPhones with new security features, law enforcement and other investigators are constantly playing catch-up, trying to find the best way to circumvent the protections or to grab evidence. Last month, Forbes reported the first known instance of a search warrant being used to unlock a suspect’s iPhone X with their own face, leveraging the iPhone X’s Face ID feature.

But Face ID can of course also work against law enforcement—too many failed attempts with the ‘wrong’ face can force the iPhone to request a potentially harder to obtain passcode instead.

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The slide from Elcomsoft’s materials talking about Face ID and the iPhone X. (Image: Motherboard)

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Weatherford police make ailing but courageous youngster ‘one of their family’

BY RICK MAUCH

Wilson Adams isn’t old enough to drive a car. He certainly can’t use a handgun.

But Weatherford Police Chief Lance Arnold said the 11-year-old, who is battling back after having a brain tumor removed, displays the sort of courage and determination every police officer should possess.

So he made Wilson an honorary reserve officer in the Weatherford Police Department (WPD) at the recent meeting of the city council on Oct. 9. He was sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Tim Galbreaith.

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Weatherford Police Chief Lance Arnold makes Wilson Adams, 11, an honorary police officer. Wilson is recovering after having a brain tumor removed. (Rick Mauch Special to the Star-Telegram)

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Officers’ quick actions save State Fair worker’s life

By: FOX4News.com Staff

 – Dallas police officers were honored for saving a life while on duty at the State Fair Classic game at the Cotton Bowl on September 29.

A security worker collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while working at the game. Five Dallas police officers jumped into action to move him quickly through the massive crowds and do CPR. They are credited with saving his life.

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Main Street Closed Tonight for Parade

For anyone visiting The REC this afternoon, Main Street will be closing at 5:30pm for the GHS Homecoming Parade happening tonight from 6pm – 7pm. Detours will be indicated. For more information, contact us at 817.410.3450.

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GrapeYard Cancelled Oct 26-27

44251971_10156808705007328_7161501698542796800_oThe 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 tickets@grapevinetexas.gov 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.

A technology lane on SH 121 and 3 more transportation updates to know this month

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SH 121 shoulder widening

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Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road.

Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road. Work will soon begin on a shoulder-widening project that the Texas Department of Transportation said will better accommodate periods of heavy traffic on SH 121 from SH 183 to Glade Road in Colleyville. Widened inside shoulders for both north and southbound SH 121 will be created to act as additional lanes during peak use periods. Overhead dynamic message signs will alert drivers as to when they can use the peak-use lanes. The lanes will continue to act as a shoulder during non-peak hours. The 3-mile project will include widening overpass bridges at Harwood Road, Cummings Drive, Cheek-Sparger Road and FM 157.

Timeline: fall 2018-2020
Cost: $28 million
Funding source: TxDOT

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