Police to have additional officers working during the busy holiday shopping time

With Thanksgiving marking the beginning of the shopping season, the men and women of the Grand Prairie police department want to ensure everyone has a safe and fun holiday shopping season.

Dairy Queen to host Carter BloodCare drive

November is the time to recall all of life’s great blessings. It is about quality time with family, moments with children growing up too fast. Giving blood on behalf of a loved one undergoing medical care, in memory of a friend, or just to say thanks for good health, are life-saving reasons to donate blood. They are also reasons that our frequent blood donors say they keep coming back every 56 days.

Record crowd at 9th annual Prairie Lights Sneak-a-Peek

More than 1,100 bike riders assemble for the Cyclin’ with the Mayor at Prairie Lights. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

More than 5,000 took part in this weekend’s Sneak-a-Peek at Prairie Lights. The three-day event included a 5k run/walk on Saturday that attracted more than 1,500, a 5k walk/stroll on Sunday with 1,500 and concluded with the Cyclin’ with the Mayor with more than 1,100 bike riders on Monday. Several hundred invited guests attended Monday’s VIP reception.

Fire damages business on East Main, man rescues employee

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the fire at an auto repair business at 1640 East Main. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

A fire that started around 3:45 pm Monday heavily damaged an auto repair business at 1640 East Main Street. The fire created a large column of black smoke that could be seen for miles.