Due to increased water levels at Lake Grapevine, the July 4 fireworks show will not be available for viewing at lake parks.

The 25-minute fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. and can be viewed at the designated Grapevine Mills parking lot.

For this show the Gaylord Texan Hotel’s rooftop parking garage will be limited to overnight hotel guests only.

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New bills from the 84th Texas legislative session are already affecting what homeowners associations across the state can, cannot and must do, and more changes are on the way.

The majority of bills about HOAs that made their way past Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk and into state law are single-amendment items that have already taken effect.

However, SB 1168, a large bill containing 27 sections amending or adding to the Property Code, will not go into effect until Sept. 1. Most of these affect notices, voting procedures, meetings and foreclosure policy.

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Grapevine Craft Brewery

Grapevine Craft Brewery opens July 10.

After almost two years of planning and facing many obstacles throughout development, founder of Grapevine Craft Brewery Gary Humble has announced that the grand opening of the brewery’s taproom and beer garden is July 10.

The 11,000-square-foot brewery, at 906 Jean St., Grapevine, includes 1,500 square feet of retail space for a two-story taproom and an additional 2,800 square feet of outdoor space for a beer garden, with 48 seats outside and 24 seats inside.

The taproom will be open seven days a week from 3-10 p.m. and there will be food truck service from 5-8 p.m.

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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium’s new 3,500-square-foot interactive exhibit calledRainforest Adventure will open July 10.

The new permanent exhibit features caimans, piranha and pythons. The five-gallery display replaces the freshwater lakes exhibit and spotlights a variety of animals native to the Amazon River basin. Features include a piranha walk-through tunnel, a domed pop-up window in the middle of the snake habitat, and newly renovated touch tanks with coldwater invertebrates.

SEA LIFE Grapevine,located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, is asking the public to help name their two Cuvier’s dwarf caimans. Votes can be cast here. The winning names will be announced at the grand opening on July 10.

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Project will lessen SH 121 snags

FM 2499 is still closed due to flooding. Photo by Nick Todaro

Texas Department of Transportation crews are monitoring the flooding of FM 2499, which has caused drivers that normally commute on the road to take detours.

Michael Peters,TxDOT public information officer, said TxDOT will reopen the road as soon as the water recedes.

“We are monitoring the road around the clock,” he said. “The water is going down, but slowly. We don’t anticipate any damages to the road, but we will do a quick inspection before allowing motorists to travel on it.”

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