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Grapevine Sun (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Grapevine, Texas Eye die j rape Bane amp in sunday wednesday december 19-december 22, 1999 vol. 104, no. Toi 25 cents checklist lunch with Santa a Brown bag lunch with Santa will be held from 11 30 to i . Monday at Dove Park the Ken a Jim show will be among the featured entertainment for the event. And Santa selves will also be passing out treats to All participants. Dove Park is located at 1509 Hood Lane in Grapevine. Oryland hearings set a Public hearing will be held at 7 30 tuesday at Grapevine City Hall 200 s. Main Ston the Oryland hotel Texas project and an application for an alcohol permit. The 1,600-room Oryland hotel Texas is planned to be built starting in March on the South Shore of Grapevine Lake. The site plan associated with the conditional use request is also serving As a tree preservation permit request according to documents filed with the City. Most of the Trees on the 77-acre site will be removed and the land flattened to build the hotel Oryland officials have said. Afterwards 42 percent of the site will be landscaped and 852 Trees Are planned to be planted As part of the landscaping. The minimum parking requirements for the project is 2,806 spaces. Oryland will have 1,819 parking spaces at the site and an additional 989 spaces will be located on the Oryland employee service Center site at the Southwest Corner of Ruth Wall Road and Turner drive. Cities announce Holiday closings City offices in Grapevine Colleyville and Southlake will be closed thursday and Friday in Observance of the Christmas Holiday. They will also be closed Friday dec. 31, for the new years break garbage collection and recyclable pickup schedules will not be affected by either of the two holidays. In addition Public safety services will be fully operational in each of the three cities through the respective Holiday weekends. Coats needed Allstate insurance of Grapevine and Colleyville Are the drop off Sites for donations to Alliance for children a coat drive for children. Alliance for children helps underprivileged children of the area who have suffered from abuse. The Coats can be of any size but they must be clean and wearable. The Coats will be distributed by the child protective services caseworkers out of the Alliance for children Hurst office. The Grapevine Allstate insurance office is located at 1340 s. Main St. The Colleyville office is located at 4121 Colleyville blvd Index 40 pages in 4 sections opinion/4a faith/5a millennium/1-10c classifieds/1-9d new cams principal named by Holly to Linzay staff writer or. Kimborly Pool currently an assistant principal at Carroll Junior High school has been named the new in Cipal for Carroll Middle school. The Middle school a which was closed last january for renovations a will reopen in August to seventh and eighth Grade students following an $8 million renovation. At the time cams was closed the school housed students in both grades. They were then transferred to the newly opened Carroll Junior High school Campus. A a in a excited and delighted and looking Forward to the reopening of Carroll Middle school a Pool said. A this will be my first time to be a in Cipal. Its what Ive always wanted to do a its a realization of a for 15 years Pool has served in the education Field. A former classroom teacher and volleyball coach Pool began her Ca reer in fort Stockton Texas and later taught in Plains grand Prairie Mesquite Greenville and Irving. In 1994, Pool served As assistant in Cipal at Crockett Junior High school in Irving. She was hired As an assistant principal at cams two years later a Middle school age students Are my favorite to work with a ifs such a neat age. In a looking Forward to going Back to that cams building and taking see principa172a Southlake resident promotes Bike safety by Raymon d. Fullerton i staff writer the Southlake department of Public safety recently got a helping hand in its efforts to encourage youngsters to use their Heads when it comes to bicycle safety. Southlake resident Don Stone president of Hawkins pro cuts a personal Groom ing company gave the department a Large Quantity of to shirts which carry a message a i was caught using my head a use yours and Wear your but Stone does no to want the Campaign i Stop with bicycles. A we want to make sure the educational process Contin see Helmetta setting the Pace Southlake welcomes Sabre development by Raymon d. Fullerton Iii staff writer Southlake officials welcomed a development thursday that they believe will set the Pace for the City a development along Texas 114. Sabre the worlds largest computer travel reservation company broke ground for a $417 million corporate Campus that is expected to bring about 10,000 jobs to the area. The project will be built in stages running through 2008. Southlake mayor Rick Stacy and other Southlake officials joined Sabre chief executive Bill Hannigan and other company representatives in launching the project. Set1 sad re/2 a Southlake mayor Rick Stacy. Sabre chief executive officer Bill Hannigan. Sabre chief financial officer Jeff Jackson. Southlake business owner Sheri Kay Brunson and Sabre employee Martha Ethridge left to right Abote join in ground breaking ceremonies for Sabre s $417 million corf wrote Campus in Southlake Are f rom left. Ai right. Stacy talks with Hannigan and Jackson following the ceremony the Grapevine Sun Hiro Komae new code Puc area one users must soon dial extra numbers by Scott Price staff writer residents of Tarrant county Are among those who will have to get used to dealing to digits to make a phone Call the Texas Public Utility commission announced thursday. The Puc voted thursday to create a second Telephone code for the area saying the rising use of cell phones fax machines pagers and internet lines has gobbled up available numbers in the 817 area code. The 3-digit code will Likely be selected in january and 10-digit dealing will begin in Panl officials said under the new plan local callers will be required to dial to digits a the area code and phone number but not a a in or �?o0�?� a to place local phone Calls the 817 area code rovers Tarrant and Johnson count Les As Well As parts of Hood Parker and Wise counties a the commission hates imposing a new area code a said Betsy Tyson a Puc spokeswoman. A but they Felt this would be the easiest to implement Given the Short time Frame Quot in july the Puc declared the 817 area code in Leopard of running out of phone numbers by the end of 2000. A no one likes a new area code Quot Tyson said. A people Are very attached to their phone numbers a phone companies will begin assigning the second area code to new customers next year residents with existing phone service would not have their area code changed Tyson said but a customer with phone service who gets a new phone line after the change could end up with both codes in the same Home the new area code will go into effect Panl 8. Customers can begin the 10-digit dealing at that time. On oct 7, customers will be required to dial to digits to Complete a local phone Call from see code/2a signage plan gains feedback by Scott Price staff writer the City a directional signage program is now in the hands of a committee formed by the Grapevine convention and visitors Bureau following a Public meeting to gather input on the project. A handful of downtown Grapevine business owners showed support for the City a directional signage program at the dec. 8 meeting although one resident said he did no to want his tax dollars used to promote Grapevine businesses. The plan is to put in entry Street and directional signs at various locations and pedestrian kiosks where people can get maps of the City. See signage/2a a a to Phi. Jim /. A Quot so x \ \ it 2. It of we i blvd. A a �?T11 i the Polar ice skating rink is scheduled to open this week at Grapevine Mills mall. The facility includes two National hockey league size skating surfaces and will also be the site of skating lessons offered through the Grapevine Parks and recreation department. Skating facility to open by Scott Price Stair writer Polar ice skating rink is scheduled to open this week and will get an assist from the Grapevine Parks and recreation department which will be offering lessons to help increase interest in ice hockey and ice skating. The Polar ice facility in Grapevine Mills mall will have two National hockey league size ice surfaces an italian restaurant a video Arcade and a pro shop. See r1nk/3a

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