Dairy Queen returns to Grand Prairie, Grand Opening on April 17
The opening on April 17 of Dairy Queen's (DQ) newest restaurant in the nation, marks the long awaited return of the popular restaurant to Grand Prairie. The doors open at 10 am with the first one hundred customers who buy a DQ Cake will receive a “Grand Prairie DQ Premier Customer” membership card that entitles them to fifty-two free Steak Finger Country Baskets (one per week for an entire year).
Located near the Premium Outlets Mall at 2640 W. Interstate 20, the Grand Prairie DQ is one of a few in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The 4,440 square foot DQ seats 102 guests inside and another 24 outside in the open-air patio.
April 13, 2014
Lockheed Martin employees receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards
The awards were given during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.
Grand Prairie sales tax election for mega recreation center and water park, public meeting on April 22
On May 10, Grand Prairie voters will be asked to vote for or against using a ¼ cent retiring sales tax to build and operate a mega recreation center and indoor/outdoor water park. In 2015, the city will pay off the debt to build QuikTrip Park and The Summit. This means that the 1/8 cent tax for each of these venues can go away or be continued for another project for voter approval.
There will be a public information meeting about the sales tax and the proposed recreation center on April 22 at 7 pm at The Summit's Wings Theater.
Run for Shelter 5K set for Apil 19
April 10, 2014
Horse racing opens at Lone Star Park
|Horses exit the final turn to head for the finish line in the second race of opening night at Lone Star Park. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Spring Thoroughbred racing returned to Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Thursday night. The season runs through July 12.
Opening weekend is packed with exciting Thoroughbred racing, great music and many more entertaining activities you won’t want to miss.
This weekend's entertainment include:
Police nab wanted felon after lengthy chase
The chase began around 10:55 am Thursday morning when officers attempted to stop a vehicle that a wanted felon was believed to be inside.
During the chase, the passenger jumped out of the car, fleeing on foot. He was immediately taken into custody and faces charges for evading on foot.
Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chicken Express to city
|Ryan Moore (center), owner of Chicken Express, cuts the ribbon at Thursday's ceremony hosted by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Members of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irons hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday to welcome Chicken Express, 5165 Lake Ridge Parkway, to Grand Prairie.
For owners Ryan and Amy Moore, this their second Chicken Express restaurant. Their other location is in Cedar Hill.
April 09, 2014
Car crashes into house, elderly woman injured
|Firefighters remove an elderly woman from a car that crashed into a house in the 900 block of SW 5th. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
An elderly woman was injured Wednesday night when the car she was driving crashed into a house in the 900 block of SW 5th around 9:00 pm.
The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
"Marty Party" at The Summit on May 10
"His Eye is On the Sparrow –The Ethel Waters Story" opens April 11 at the Uptown Theater
|File photo - Jen Percival as Ethel Waters in "His Eye is on the Sparrow" at the Uptown Theater on October 27, 2012. © 2012- Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Texas Family Musicals is bringing back one of its most popular shows to the Grand Prairie Uptown Theater, the Off Broadway bound musical Ethel Waters-His Eye is on the Sparrow. Performances will be on April 11 at 7:30 pm and April 12 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.
This moving and emotional production stars New York actress, Jen Percival who is just recently starred in Big River at New York’s Westchester Broadway Theater.
April 08, 2014
Boy Scouts to host car show in September
April 05, 2014
The Summit pickleball team bring home medals from Texas Senior Games
|Tom Collins with The Summit pickleball team competes in the Men's Doubles event at the Texas Senior Games held in San Antonio. Submitted photo|
Eleven members of The Summit pickleball team traveled to San Antonio to take part in the annual Texas Senior Games.
The three day pickleball tournament held April 1-3 attracted 200 players, 50 and older, from across Texas.
April 04, 2014
Arts Council kicks-off April Concerts in the Park
|The Tejas Brothers kicked off the Grand Prairie Arts Council's April Concert in the Park series at The Summit Garden Plaza. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Friday night, The Tejas Brothers opened the Grand Prairie Arts Council's Concerts in the Park series at The Summit.
A large crowd gathered in the Garden Plaza to hear The Tejas Brothers play their unique blend of Texas music with a Latin flair.
April 03, 2014
Auntie Anne’s at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets wins “Pretzel Perfect Store Award”
One of the highest honors awarded in the Auntie Anne’s franchise system, the “Pretzel Perfect Store Award” recognizes top-performing stores who are committed to providing high-quality guest experiences. Boasting more than 1,080 stores domestically, only 28 Auntie Anne’s stores were presented with this esteemed award.
Senator Royce West speaks at Young Men's Leadership Academy
|State Senator Royce West speaks to the students of the Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Thursday morning, State Senator Royce West spoke to students at the Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School about leadership, commitment, education and economic reality.
Calling the students "men of the future," Senator West told the young men, "Each and every one of you will be responsible for being a leader."
April 01, 2014
Man with a child in the car leads police on a low speed chase
|Police stop a blue Ford Mustang at the Sunridge Apartments after the driver led officers on low speed chase with a child in the car. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Police took a man into custody at the Sunridge Apartments, 145 West Pioneer Parkway, just after 11 pm Monday night after leading officers on a 15 minute low speed pursuit with a child in his car.
The incident began on Grand Prairie Road when the suspect fled from a traffic stop. The child was strapped into a child's car seat in the rear passenger seat.
March 31, 2014
Police seek identity of theft suspect
Grand Prairie police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect that stole over $300 worth of clothing on March 11 from the Saks 5th Avenue store at the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets mall.
The suspect was wearing a green Texas Rangers ball cap, blue t-shirt, blue shorts, and appeared to be wearing an ankle monitor on his left ankle.
Officers bring home trophies from motorcycle competition
|Officer Bo Stegall competes in the Coppell-Grapevine Police Motorcycle Skills Competition held March 22 and 23. Photo by Sergeant Eric Hansen|
Motorcycle officers Bo Stegall and Tim Sliva brought home trophies from the Coppell-Grapevine Police Motorcycle Skills Competition held March 22 and 23 at Grapevine Mills Mall.
March 30, 2014
Motorcyclist is city's first traffic fatality for 2014
Sergeant Eric Hansen, Traffic Section, said the accident occurred around 5:35 pm when Christian Brown, 23, driving a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle at high speed, failed to stop for a red light at the intersection. The motorcycle slammed into the driver's side of a 2007 Kia that had moved into the intersection on a green light.
One dead in fiery crash on I-30
|A fiery crash Saturday night on Interstate 30 kills one unidentified person. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
One unidentified person is dead after a fiery crash Saturday night on eastbound Interstate 30, east of Belt Line Road.
Police spokesman Detective Lyle Gensler said the crash occurred around 9:15 pm.
March 29, 2014
Chamber of Commerce welcomes Main Street Workwear to Downtown
|Alan Ladd, owner of Main Street Workwear, cuts the ribbon at Saturdays ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irons. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Members of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irons held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Main Street Workwear in downtown Grand Prairie.
The store features a full line of Dickies work clothes items from hospital scrubs to attractive work slacks.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market opens season
|Fire Chief Robert Fite extends his arm to beat Police Chief Steve Dye in the Chase the Chief 1K fun run at Saturday's opening of the Grand Prairie Farmers Market. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Hundreds packed Market Square Saturday morning for the opening of the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.
With thirty vendors on hand, visitors shopped for a range of items from fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh bread and sweets, meats, coffee, a variety of arts and crafts items and much more.
SUV leaves Interstate 20, crashes into vacant building
|Grand Prairie firefighters remove debris from around a SUV that crashed into a vacant building in the 3900 block of Westcliff Road. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
The driver of a SUV westbound on I-20 Saturday morning at about 7:30 am, lost control of his vehicle and veered off the freeway between South Belt Line Road and the Dechman Bridge.
The SUV traveled several yards through a field before it crashed into a vacant building in the 3900 block of Westcliff Road, burying the vehicle completely inside the structure.
March 26, 2014
Advantage Academy earns four star rating from the Texas Comptroller’s Office
"Advantage Academy has made great strides and a conscious effort towards excellence both financially and academically,” said Angela McDonald, Advantage Academy Superintendent. “I am proud of our FAST rating and am confident that we will continue to see continual improvement in both areas."
March 25, 2014
YMCA H. Wayne Hanks Christian Leadership Breakfast on April 10
Open auditions for the Grand Prairie Arts Council's Summer Musical "Hello, Dolly!"
"And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this most delightful of musical comedies. "Some people paint, some sew...I meddle," replies Dolly ... and we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker! Hello, Dolly! is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, Hello, Dolly!, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie.
March 24, 2014
Mayor test drives rebuilt police motorcycle city donated to Dubiski Career High School
|Mayor Ron Jensen congratulates Dubiski Career High School Automotive teacher Michael Weston for the outstanding work students did rebuilding a used police motorcycle the city donatated to the school in November. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Mayor Ron Jensen got to experience the craftsmanship of Dubiski Career High School Automotive Technology students firsthand Monday when he took the former police motorcycle for a test drive the students rebuilt.
The bike was donated to the school by the city after it was taken out of police service with more than 80,000 miles on it.
March 21, 2014
Chance of rain over the weekend
A cold front will push through Friday night bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms to Grand Prairie. Some of the thunderstorms could strong, producing gusty winds, downpours and small hail. But, severe weather is not expected.
March 20, 2014
Mayor Jensen delivers his first State of City address
|Mayor Ron Jensen gives his first State of the City address to a large crowd of listners at the Ruthe Jackson Center. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Hundreds of listeners packed the Ruthe Jackson Center Thursday night to hear Mayor Ron Jensen's first State of the City address.
Hosted by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Grand Prairie, Mayor Jensen gave an overview of the city's 2013 accomplishments and a list of goals for 2014.
The mayor's top goals for 2014 include:
Free lacrosse clinic for fifth and sixth graders
Grand Prairie United Charities golf tournament set for April 30
March 19, 2014
Martial arts champion delivers anti-bullying message to youth boxers
|Fire Chief Robert Fite speaks at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Daniel Puder, champion mixed martial arts fighter, author and founder of My Life My Power, a non-profit anti-bullying organization, delivered a motivational message Wednesday evening to the boxers in the Grand Prairie Police Youth Boxing program.
Bullied in his youth because of a learning challenge, Puder credits his involvement in sports for developing him into the person he is today.
Fire Chief featured speaker at Chamber of Commerce luncheon
|Fire Chief Robert Fite speaks at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Fire Chief Robert Fite was the featured speaker at Wednesday's Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at the Ruthe Jackson Center.
Chief Fite, who came to the department in 2012 after almost four years as chief of the Georgetown, Texas fire department, spoke to the large crowd about how the chief role of the department has changed from fire protection to emergency medical provider.
March 18, 2014
Grand Prairie Airport event features free airplane rides for youth
|File photo ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2013|
Police seek the public's help identifying robbery suspect
5'9"The suspect also has a distinct tattoo of the number “7” between his eyebrows, dots or teardrops below his eye and stars on his neck.
5k and ‘Chase the Chiefs’ 1-mile fun run during Farmers Market opening day festivities March 29
During the 1-mile fun run at 8:15 a.m., participants of all ages can chase Police Chief Steve Dye and Fire Chief Robert Fite as a warm-up for the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. at Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.
Grand Prairie Libraries’ Tech Café serves up coffee and answers
The libraries offer Tech Café once a month to help customers access digital content such as ebooks, emagazines, and eaudiobooks. Tech Café sessions will run through June 2014. Bring your own wireless device (ereader, tablet, laptop or phone) to your nearest Grand Prairie library and learn how to access our newest apps and electronic services.
Hiring Our Heroes, job fair for veterans on March 20
The job fair, for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses, will be held at the Grand Prairie Reserve Complex, 379 Armed Forces Drive, Building 8300.
March 17, 2014
Lone Star Park to hold additional job fairs for 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Meet
Lone Star Park will accept applications and conduct interviews for employment during the 2014 Spring Thoroughbred season, which begins Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, July 12.
North Texas Congressional Delegation to host U.S. Service Academies Forum
The informational forum is for middle and high school students from across North Texas who are interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy.
March 15, 2014
Weather Service prepares volunteer weather spotters for tornado season
Hosted by the cities of Grand Prairie and Irving, the training prepared volunteer amateur radio operators and interested residents to accurately report weather conditions to the Weather Service.
March 14, 2014
Strong storms possible on Saturday
A spring-like storm system will bring a round of rain and thunderstorms to Grand Prairie on Saturday. The storms will occur mainly during the afternoon and evening hours, some will be strong to severe.
The main severe threats are large hail and damaging winds, but there is some potential for an isolated tornado.
March 12, 2014
Free concert features US Navy band
March 11, 2014
Grand Prairie Arts Council presents April Concerts in the Park
FREE Concerts RAIN OR SHINE! Fridays in April - 7:00 pm. The Summit Garden - 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, 75052. Rain venue: The Summit Ballroom.
Traders Village to open two new restaurants, Fleafall ride, Grand Opening March 22
|Photo courtesy Traders Village|
Traders Village Grand Prairie (TVGP) will celebrate the return of spring Saturday, March 22, with the grand opening of two new restaurants and the new Fleafall drop ride that’s sure to produce screams of delight.
March 09, 2014
LifeLine Shelter holds ninth annual gospel concert
|Members of the First Baptist Church's Serendipity Singers led by Joel Salazar sing "Dig a Little Deeper" at the Lifeline Shelter Gospel Concert, Saturday night at Calvary Baptist Church. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
LifeLine Shelter for Families held its 9th annual gospel concert Saturday night at Calvary Baptist church.
the large crowd got to see an array of talented singers and musicians performing an assortment of gospel music.
March 08, 2014
Boat crews brave Saturday's chill to practice for Dragon Boat Festival
|A Dragon Boat crew practices at Joe Pool Lake for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival on April 12. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Saturday's cold, dreary weather did not keep boat crews away from the practice session for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival on April 12 at Loyd Park on Lake Joe Pool.
March 07, 2014
Police search for missing man
Grand Prairie police with assistance from a helicopter and K-9 are searching the area around South SH 360 and Kingswood/Green Oaks for a missing 54 year old man.
Ismael Rodriguez, a mentally challenged man, was reported missing from the 2800 block of Alcot around 6 pm today.
Hispanic MaleAnyone seeing Rodriguez is asked to call 911.
54 years old
Missing several teeth
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society to host annual research lock-in
Beginner, novice or expert researchers are welcome. Society members and library staff members will be on hand to help answer questions, help with searching for information.
Spring Break impaired driving enforcement underway
March 06, 2014
School district dedicates Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Milam Elementary
|Dr. Ellen Ochoa speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Grand Prairie ISD held a dedication ceremony Thursday for its new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academy, the Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary School.
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director of the Johnson Space Center and a veteran astronaut, is the first Hispanic woman to go into space. She made a total of 4 space missions, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit. Prior to her astronaut career, she was a research engineer.
Chamber of Commerce to host 2014 State of the City
Grand Prairie United Charities garage sale set for March 22
March 05, 2014
Man flees from police, daughter in car
Carlton Adams, 35, has been charged with Endangering a child - felony 2 and Evading arrest - felony 3. He is also being held on a no bond warrant out of Colorado for failure to appear.
The incident began around 10 am when an officer stopped Adams on a minor traffic violation near Shady Grove and SH 161. As the officer was exiting his patrol car, Adams sped off and appeared to throw a small baggie from the car. Officers later searched the area, no baggie was found.
Primary election results
March 04, 2014
Mobile office of Representative Marc Veasey to visit Main Library
A Day of Action, Affordable Care Act enrollment event
March 03, 2014
Police seek public's help identifying robbery suspect
The Grand Prairie police are asking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect that injured a loss prevention employee at Bloomingdales at the Outlet Mall.
The suspect stole a stack of True Religion jeans from the store then fled in a silver or white older Ford Taurus.
Fire destroys a strip center on East Main
|Thick smoke and debris filled the air from a fire at a strip plaza at 3424 East Main Street. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Smoke and debris from a fire at a strip center filled the air on the east side of Grand Prairie Monday afternoon. The fire that broke out around 1 pm completely destroyed a building that housed six businesses in the 3400 block of East Main.
March 02, 2014
School canceled Monday
Firefighters brave bitter cold temperature battling a house fire
|Neighbors console the homeowner as firefighters battle to control a house fire in the 400 block of SW 14th. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Grand Prairie firefighters braved bitter cold temperatures and patches of frozen ground to battle a fire that heavily damaged a house in the 400 block of SW 14th Sunday afternoon.
March 01, 2014
Winter precipitation impacts for Sunday
For the Dallas/Fort Worth area, hazardous travel conditions are expected but ice accumulations should be light. Many bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads will likely be icy and some main roads may also become icy. In addition, any sleet will also result in hazardous road conditions.
Local church's outreach program offers high quality musical education at low cost
|Rachel Edwards learns to play the guitar at Iglesia Renovacion Espiritual church's music outreach program. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Each Saturday, Iglesia Renovacion Espiritual Church is filled with the sounds of classical, hip-hop, jazz and Christian music as students get private lessons and practice their musical techniques at the church's community outreach program, Grand Prairie School of Music.
Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday
February 28, 2014
Arctic blast arrives on Sunday, chance of freezing rain
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said an arctic cold front will arrive on Sunday with temperatures plunging 30 to 40 degrees in just a few hours. The front will bring a chance of rain and a few storms to the area.
February 27, 2014
LifeLine Shelter Gospel Concert set for March 8
Police Chief goes on patrol, makes six arrest, seizes narcotics
|Photo courtesy Grand Prairie Police|
If you are a lawbreaker in Grand Prairie, your next encounter with the police might be with Grand Prairie's top cop, Police Chief Steve Dye.
Last week, the chief spent some time on patrol. His efforts netted 6 arrests and seized a large amount of narcotics. His arrests took a known gang member and a known car thief off the streets.
Lone Star Park to host job fair for 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season
|File photo ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is hosting Job Fairs on Tuesday, March 4 from 10 am - 2 pm and Thursday, March 6 from 4 - 8 pm for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions.
Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted for employment during the 2014 Spring Thoroughbred season, which begins Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, July 12.
February 25, 2014
Grand opening of Animal Clinic of Grand Prairie's new clinic
|Dr. Mark Sheets, DVM (center) at Tuesday's ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irons at the grand opening of the Animal Clinic of Grand Prairie's new building. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Dozens of well wishers packed the Animal Clinic of Grand Prairie, 614 North Belt Line, Tuesday for the grand opening of its new 7,500 square foot full service animal clinic. One featured guests was Dr. Bob Wilson, DVM, owner of the clinic for 41 years before retiring in 1999.
February 24, 2014
Police seek help identifying robbery suspect
Grand Prairie police are asking the public's assistance in indentifying the suspect that robbed the Shell Gas Station, 2501 South Belt Line Road.
Obituary - Timothy Gene Patterson
Memorial service: Saturday March 1, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Mansfield. Visitation with family and friends will be at 1:30pm. Service will begin at 3PM. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Tara Patterson Memorial Fund for the women's basketball program at Southwestern College, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156.
February 22, 2014
Grand Prairie ISD hosts Special Olympics basketball tournament
|Opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Texas basketball tournament at Grand Prairie High School. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
More than 1,100 athletes and over 100 teams from across the Dallas/Fort Worth area took part in the Special Olympics Texas Area 10 basketball tournament held Friday and Saturday.
The Summit hosts "Non Profit Expo"
|Doris Ford (L) explains the mission of the Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie at Saturday's "Non Profit Expo" at The Summit. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
February 21, 2014
Fire damages apartments on Westchester
|A firefighter sprays water on hot spots at a fire at the Grand Courtyard Apartments. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
The fire department was called to an apartment fire at the Grand Courtyard Apartments, 525 West Westchester, around 7:30 pm Friday.
Two students, school bus driver injured in accident on SH 161
|Firefighters remove an injured special needs student from a school bus involved in an accident at the intersection of Trinity Boulevard and frontage road of SH 161. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Two Grand Prairie ISD special needs students and a bus driver received minor injuries Friday afternoon when the school bus they were riding was struck in the rear by a commercial box truck around 3 pm at the intersection of the northbound frontage road of SH 161 and Trinity Boulevard.
February 19, 2014
Art Council's production of "Dreamgirls" opens February 21
|Grand Prairie Arts Council's production of "Dreamgirls" ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2014|
Performances are set for:
NTTA approves project to extend SH 360 south from Camp Wisdom
The agreement requires Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to fund $294 million, NTTA to be responsible for road operations and maintenance. The agreement must still be approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.
Grand Prairie Police top 10 most wanted
February 18, 2014
Soroptimists to host Women Influencing History annual awards dinner and auction
Early voting open through February 28
Days and hours of voting:
The Summit to host "Non Profit Expo" on February 22
This free event showcases over 30 local nonprofit organizations and the services they provide to benefit Grand Prairie.
February 17, 2014
Carbon monoxide blamed for death of Dallas man
Firefighters responded around 9:30 pm Sunday to 86 East Mountain Creak Lane on a report of a man unconscious in a house that was filled with gas.
February 15, 2014
Local author releases book on Texas and Grand Prairie politics
|Author Warren Landrum signs a copy of his new book about Texas and Grand Prairie politics for Max Coleman. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Dozens attended the book release party at Victor's Event Room for local author Warren Landrum's third book titled, "Texas Politics - Grand Prairie Style: Campaign 2013".
In the book, Landrum, a Grand Prairie City Council candidate in 2013, gives a candidate's-eye-view into the complicity of local "Good Old Boy" politics in the great state of Texas.
Betty Warmack Branch Library hosts African American Heritage Celebration
|In honor of African-American History Month, the Betty Warmack Branch Library hosted an African dance performance featuring the featuring the Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
In celebration of African-American History Month, the Betty Warmack Branch Library, hosted an African American Heritage Celebration on Saturday featuring the Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble.
Fire damages Armstead Avenue home
|A Grand Prairie firefighter puts water on a fire in the second floor of a home in the 1900 block of Armstead Avenue. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
Just before 8:30 am Saturday morning, Grand Prairie firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1900 block of Armstead Avenue.
February 13, 2014
Obituary - Wade Hampton Burgess, Jr
Wade was a very intelligent man, skipping four grades in school before going on to obtain a GED and enter the military. Wade was a jack of all trades, excelling in many areas of life. He entered the Army Air Corp at an early age before moving on to become a United States Marine. He was a Veteran, serving in Korea in 1951. Serving as a Marine was his greatest joy. During his time in the Marines, he met and married Jo Ann Burgess and together they had four children.
Grand Prairie Unity Coalition holds annual banquet
|Richmond Punch entertained quests at the annual Grand Prairie Unity Coalition Banquest. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter|
The Grand Prairie Unity Coalition celebrating ten years of service, held its annual banquet Thursday night at the Ruthe Jackson Center.