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Grapevine Sun (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Grapevine, Texas Stadium construction/1 of 1. A. A internet benefit/1 b grape int ism thursday saturday december 9-december la 1999 vol. 104, no. 98, 25 cents checklist area citizens protest Road plan Gingerbread class a Gingerbread House making class will be held from i . To 3 . Saturday. The class is sponsored by the Grapevine Parks and recreation department. Only members of the Community activities Center Are eligible to participate. Call 410-3450. Caroling night the Arlington choral society will perform during the Community caroling night from 7 to 8 30 . Wednesday at Southlake than Square. The event is free and open to the Public. By Holly to Linzay stall writer Colleyville City Council members deleted proposed changes to the City a master thoroughfare plan that would have widened John Mccain Road to a four Lane thoroughfare after hearing protests from scores of North Colleyville residents tuesday night. More than 200 residents packed City Hall to oppose the proposed changes at the ordinances first Reading. Currently John Mccain Road is designated As a two Lane major collector on the thoroughfare plan requiring a 70-foot right of Way. Mcdowell school Road is shown As a two Lane minor collector on the master plan. The thoroughfare plan does not show a connecting link Between Mcdowell school Road near its intersection with Remington Parkway and John Mccain Road near its intersection with Westcoat drive officials said. But officials said after a review of the proposed Glenwood residential project issues related to school bus routes and traffic circulation were raised. A connection Between the two roads was deemed necessary to accommodate traffic needs and changes were proposed to the thoroughfare plan. Proposed changes to the master plan recommended that the John Mccain Road and Mcdowell school Road route be design see to ad/2 a spirit help needed the women a division of the Grapevine chamber of Commerce a Christmas spirit program needs help this season preparing for the annual Christmas Spint food and present drive. Assistance is needed beginning monday for preparation of food and gifts for distribution saturday. Also men and pickup trucks Are needed from 9 a m. To noon dec. 18 to Aid in distribution of goods. Call 488-0202. Court training the metro port teen court will hold attorney training from 9 30 a m to 4 . Saturday at Carroll High school. Leadership skills learning about the judicial system practising Public speaking As Well As earning Community service hours Are part of the event. Call 481-5581 ext. 840. Chamber luncheon Bobby Brogan chairman and chief executive officer of Bragan youth foundation will be the guest speaker of the joint chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11 30 a m. To i . Friday. Chambers of Commerce involved Are the cities of Grapevine Colleyville and Southlake. Bragan managed teams in major league baseball for seven years As the skipper of the Pittsburgh pirates Cleveland indians Milwaukee and Atlanta braves. He also played in the minor leagues beginning in 1937 with Panama City Florida a class d Ball club. The Cost of the luncheon is $15 Advance and $20 if invoiced. The event will be held at Tarrant county College Northeast located at 828 Harwood in Hurst. Call 488-7148. Choral concert Tarrant county College Northeast Campus will Host a choral concert at 8 . Thursday in the Fine arts theatre. Three Campus choral groups will perform. The concert is free and open to the Public. Northeast Campus is located at 828 Harwood in Hurst. 20 pages in 2 sections area deaths/2a faith/4a Public safety/6a classifieds/2-9b plan could end radio problems by Scott Price stall writer the Grapevine City Council heard a proposal tuesday to help solve problems with radio communications that officials say could endanger the lives of police officers and firefighters. Grapevine plans to join a consortium of radio users that includes Bedford Colleyville Euless and Keller. The City currently uses a Tower in in Winville for its radio communications and reception is poor officials said. A a there a poor radio coverage Iii certain parts of the see rad10/2a the Grapevine Sun Raymon d Fullerton Iii cities celebrate holidays All three area cities hosted special Holiday celebrations last Areek. Above John Duprejr. Of Southlake and his sister. Annie enjoyed the fun at saturday s Holiday in the Park festivities at town Square in Southlake. At the event. Mayor pick Stacy threw a switch which illuminated the City s official Christmas tree. Top right Eddie the Grapevine police department Mascot gits a hug Friday from 4 i / 2 year old Jessica Berry of Southlake during the City s annual whistle Stop Christmas which will continue Friday and saturday at the Grapevine heritage Center and Liberty Park. In addition Santa and mrs. Claus Are scheduled to apr Star saturday at the visitor information Center to hear Holiday requests. Lower right goby us Dildo 3. Of Colleyville gets a Chance to shake hands with Santa Claus during the City s inaugural a celebrate Colleyville a Winter nights Winter lights Quot at Colley Ville City Park which included the lighting of the Community Christmas tree by mayor Donna Arp. The Grapevine Sun Hiro Komae rising costs six Hanks pledge support to help fund Palace work by Scott Price stall writer the projected Cost of renovating the Palace theatre in Grapevine has increased from an estimated $3.1 million last year to about $5 million this year City officials said tuesday at a City Council workshop but. Six local hunks have agreed to donate $300,000 toward the project bringing total donations pledged to about $1.5 million each Bank has agreed to contribute $50,000. A it s a real red letter Day because Banks done to normally work like this a said Jerry Pittman Grapevine heritage foundation Board member and chair Oft he i �?Ta1 Ace theatre committee. A unless this building turns out to in a real Surprise we will build it and it will in a i he six Banks will also loan the Grapevine heritage foundation a the non profit group that owns the Palace theatre a $3.8 million at 8.8 percent interest or i percent Over the prime lending rate the Banks include Frost Bank Texas Bank first state of Texas Worth Bank Texas National Bank and Independent National Bank a it is very rewarding to see six local Community Banks sit Down and work together on a project such As this a said Steve Sims president of Frost Bank Grapevine in a news release a the Palace theatre project gives us the Opportunity to set the Standard. We Hope to see other business join w Ith Pittman said the approximately $3.5 million difference Between what has been pledged and the new estimated costs of the project will have to be collected from other funding sources including City festivals the Grapevine convention and visitors Bureau and As a last resort support from the City tin University of North Texas school of music has agreed to help get donations for the performance venue Pittman said he added that the school sees the Palace theatre As a prime performance site in the Metroplex. A they Are probably the finest music school this Side of the Mississippi a he said Pittman also reported that about too requests for bids have been sent to construction contractors. Southlake approves Survey for teen Center by Raymon d. Fullerton Iii staff writer the Southlake City Council tuesday night authorized spending $10,000 for a Survey to determine whether City residents want a separate teen Center or a multiple function Community activity facility. Approval came with Only passing reference to the City a decision in november 1998 to provide $1 million in initial funding and 1.5 acres in Bicentennial Park for the City a first teen Center. The Southlake Parks development corporation Board on aug. 23, 1999 unanimously approved a professional serv ices agreement with Brinkley Sargent architects for the teen Center design but the Council declined to act upon that recommendation a we want to make sure that we Are fiscally responsible to All citizens a said Council member Patsy Dupre of the decision to fund the Survey. The Survey was one component of the five year Parks capital improvement program approved for fiscal year 2000 through 2004 the package included the 1999-2000 capital improvements budget. The Council also allocated $300,000 for teen Center construction costs but the Money would be spent Only if the Survey indicates Community demand officials said More than a dozen adults and teen agers spoke tuesday night in support of reviving the Effort to build a free standing facility which would offer programs and activities tailored to the City a nearly 4,000 teens. A i feel the the City Council can make a historic decision tonight which has great implications for the future a said or. Mike Dotti a Southlake Parent and former chairman of the original teen Center design committee formed last year. A i ask you to affirm the importance of Young people in this Community and authorize the restoration of this Dotti. A senior physician at Baylor medical Center at Granville said the urgency for a teen Center with relevant programs is obvious to him. A i have watched some of my teen age patients totally Shipwreck their lives a he said. A i will accept the councils final decision on this when the Survey is in a said Dana Mcgrath a Mother of three. A a standalone teen Center would not be Cost effective but i recognize the need for such a Center in our Shelby Stengle a Carroll High school senior and student body president said teen agers want a place to Call their own a we Are asking for a Home base a place where we can Mentor younger Stengle said a social service projects and volunteering Are just some examples of what we could Kenny Brown said a teen Center is an idea that needs to become reality. A it would be a great place to meet people and make lift easier for teen agers a said Brown a Carroll High school student. Vicki Johnson former president of the Southlake Parks Board told the Council that Southlake a teens Are committed to the teen Center project. A what More valuable asset do we have than our children0�?�

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