Posted on: March 6, 2017

Springtime Coyote Sightings

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As flowers begin to bloom and the grass becomes green, wildlife all over the Grapevine area becomes more active.  

Coyotes are adapted to living in suburban and urban areas and can be found in cities large and small across the United States.  ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Attracting Wild Birds

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For those of us who enjoy feeding the birds all year long, we thought you might like a few simple Bird Cake Recipes.  Not only are these treats greatly appreciated during the cold winter months, but the birds (especially Woodpeckers) love these t...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Frozen Pup Cups (Recipe Inside)

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We like to provide the shelter animals with varying kinds of enrichment.  Our staff whipped up this quick little frozen gem after we had a large amount of plain Greek yogurt donated.  Needless to say, our shelter dogs are happy with the ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic 5/6

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Grapevine Animal Services hosts low cost vaccine clinics on our campus at 500 Shady Brook Dr. in Grapevine on a regular basis.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., pet owners from across the community will have a chance to receive low cost vac...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Ducks...In My Pool?!

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In Grapevine, we are blessed with many water-ways, open spaces, and of course the lake!  This means we have an abundance of wild neighbors inhabiting our neighborhoods and sharing our spaces.  And because springtime is upon us, we are go...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Prevent a Litter

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We hear over and over how important spay or neuter is for our most beloved family pets.  There are many reasons for this procedure.  Not only does it help reduce the number of animals that end up in a shelter, but there are heath benefit...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Make An Animal's Day

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If you have ever visited an animal shelter you know that there are a lot of well-deserving animals waiting for homes.  While you can't take them ALL home, you can make a difference in their daily quality of life.  Donate an item such as ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

TEX Rail Coming Soon...

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TEX Rail is a 27-mile commuter rail project being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and will be the next passenger rail service coming to Tarrant County. The opening commuter rail line, or initial service section, will extend fr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Grapevine's Economic Development

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Home to nearly 3,000 businesses, our economy reflects a balance of successful small businesses serving the Texas market to major corporations that serve the world. From technology to tourism, explore the entrepreneurial energy that is Grapevine, Texas.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

After School Program Sees Success

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In 2013, the Grapevine Community Outreach Center launched an after-school program called VAST in response to the large numbers of students in the area with no after-school activities. VAST stands for Valuable After-School Time, and aims to provide a safe ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Outreach Center Launches Bilingual GED

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The Community Outreach Center has expanded its partnership with Tarrant County College to now offer GED courses in English and Spanish to Grapevine residents. This is an extension of the already successful GED partnership with Tarrant County College, whic...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

4th Annual Job Fair Approaching

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On April 8th, 2017 the Grapevine Community Outreach Center will host its fourth annual Grapevine Job Fair. The fair will take place at Grapevine High School in the Student Activity Center (SAC) from 12 PM to 4 PM. The job fair is the product of a successf...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

After-School Program Sees Success

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In 2013, the Grapevine Community Outreach Center launched an after-school program called VAST in response to the large numbers of students in the area with no after-school activities. VAST stands for Valuable After-School Time, and aims to provide a safe ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Four new firefighters sworn-in.

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Congratulations to Alex Beattie, Aaron Rhodes, Caleb Conder, and Justin Redd for completing their probationary period. Their swearing-in ceremony was on March 9, 2017 at Station 1. We look forward to their growth and dedication to this department and the ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Congratulations Station 2

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The Grapevine Fire Department placed a new 2017 Pierce PUC engine company in-service on February 22, 2017 at Station 2. The station is located at 2801 Panhandle Drive. This engine replaces a 2007 fire engine. This engine contains advance life support equi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Truck Trailer Fire on 3/3/2017

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Citizen Fire Academy

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Citizen Fire Academy classes started on February 16th. The topics cover so far are Strategic Tactics, Emergency Management, and 911 Dispatch. A tour of all 5 our the Stations have also been completed. Last week they tore up cars using the tools firefighte...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Grapevine Fire Department is Growing!!!

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Our firefighters have been busy growing their families. This picture is just too cute to not let everyone see it. Little girls in the solid red pants and little boys in the striped pants. 


Posted on: October 25, 2016

Chief Ashmead Retires

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We wish all the best to Assistant Chief Mark Ashmead on his retirement. He served the citizens of Grapevine for more than 35 years in different capacities throughout the years. We will miss his knowledge, history of GFD, but most of all his integrity. His...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

City of Grapevine Fleet WINS Bronze Award

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The City of Grapevine’s fleet team was awarded with the 2016 Bronze Award -presented by DFW Clean Cities (DFWCC), a program of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation Council.  Cities were selected...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget - Tax Rate Decrease

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Grapevine City Council approved an operating budget of $172.8 million for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that began October 1. The budget will allow Grapevine to maintain the high quality service levels that residents have come to expect. The City Council also...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

New Public Safety Building

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Grapevine citizens voted in favor of a new Public Safety Building in 2012 as a part of the $68 million bond proposal package which also included the funding of The REC. Construction has recently begun. This new state-of-the-art facility will be located on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Kubota Tractor & Credit Corp relocates their Corporate Headquarters to Grapevine, Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Kubota Tractor and Credit Corporations will relocate their corporate headquarters from Torrance, California to GRAPEVINE, TEXAS. Kubota’s headquarters relocation is projected to create at least 344 new jobs and $5...

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

Recycling - "WHAT GOES WHERE"

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Recycling - Need To Know Where It Goes? Use the "WHAT GOES WHERE" New Web Search. Search for how to properly dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous household items.

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Perot TECH Truck: Tuesday, April 4 at 4 pm

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The TECH Truck is returning with fun, interesting, interactive science for ages 6 and up.

Posted on: March 14, 2017

World Book Online

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The library subscribes to World Book for Kids, Early World of Learning, Dramatic Learning, Science Power, & Social Studies Power. These and more are available by logging in with your library card number.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

One Play

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You will need to setup an account, install the Oneplay program, and download individual games. If you do not have it already you may be asked to install Microsoft Visual C++, Open Audio Library and DirectX. These third party applications are included to e...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Live Online Homework Help

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Available daily from 3 to 10 pm during the school year. Connects kindergarten-adults to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English. Requires library card number. En espanol Sunday-Thursday, 3-9 pm (math and science only).

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

G.E.A.R. 2017

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There are still kits available for reservation for those interested in participating in this year’s GEAR Robotics challenge.  The challenge will run from March 25 through May 6, during which teams will build their robot, engineer arms and compone...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Summer Teen Volunteer Information Session: Tuesday, May 2 at 6 pm

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Are you interested in volunteering with us this summer?  Are you at least 13 years old? 

Then our volunteer information session is the perfect place for you!  Returning volunteers need not attend; simply fill out the volunteer applicatio...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Support from the Sidelines

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Their shoe sizes vary as much as their skill levels, but every athlete inside Mustang-Panther Stadium on Wednesday, March 22 proved their worth, dedication, and abilities at the annual Special Olympics track and field events hosted by GCISD.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Riding to Victory

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165 riders competed this year at the Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out in Buda, Texas, including five Grapevine Police Officers: Sgt. Smith, Sr. Ofc. Hardin, Sr. Ofc. Hudson, Sr. Ofc. Whiteley, and Ofc. Lain.  

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Honor Guard Training

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The Grapevine Police Department hosted a forty-hour basic Honor Guard training school February 13th-17th at The REC at Grapevine.  Eight members from the Grapevine Police Honor Guard Unit as well as eight members from the Grapevine Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Special Olympics Slam Dunk

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The GCISD Special Olypics Basketball Triple Threat Shoot Out held at Grapevine High School exemplifies the values in our Principle Compass (Dignity, Equity, Integrity, Quality) - which may be why so many officers jumped at the chance to participate or che...

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