Neighborhood Credit Union and Pegasus Community Credit Union finalize merger

Neighborhood Credit Union, with a branch in Grand Prairie, and Pegasus Community Credit Union announced today that the merger between their two credit unions has been finalized. The merger creates a $600 million strong credit union serving 47,000 members in Dallas-Fort Worth and Midland.

Chet Kimmell, President/CEO of Neighborhood Credit Union, will continue to lead the combined organization. Kimmell has been CEO of Neighborhood Credit Union since 1994 overseeing growth from $100 million to almost $400 million in assets.

“This partnership allows us to further solidify our commitment to the neighborhoods we serve and provide more access than ever to our innovative products and services like Kasasa and Prize Savings—all designed with the financial well-being of the community in mind,” Kimmell said.

Three killed in crash on President George Bush Turnpike

Three people were killed and an infant injured after a crash shutdown southbound President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) at Interstate 20 Thursday evening.

The collision occurred around 4:30 pm near the exit ramp to eastbound and westbound Interstate 20 (IH20).

Sergeant Lonny Haschel, Texas Department of Public Safety, said an armored truck was disabled, sitting in the painted apex of the ramps to east and westbound IH20. A Honda Accord traveling south on the PGBT entered the lanes to continue east on IH 20.

Youth boxer gives title belt to friend

Photo courtesy Grand Prairie Police

Photo courtesy Grand Prairie Police

On Friday night, Jose Perez, Jr. a boxer in the Grand Prairie Police Youth Boxing Program won his title match at the Dallas Golden Glove Championship.

Instead of taking home his big, beautiful title belt, Jose gave it to another Grand Prairie PD youth boxer, Xavier Rodriguez who lost his match on Monday.