Renovations at Walnut Grove Elementary in Southlake receive the green light

Southlake City Council approved renovations for Walnut Grove Elementary School on Oct. 15.

Southlake City Council approved renovations for Walnut Grove Elementary School on Oct. 15.

Walnut Grove Elementary School in Southlake will undergo renovations following a favorable second reading from the Southlake City Council on Oct. 15.

On behalf of Carroll ISD, design and engineering firm Hart, Gaugler and Associates requested a zoning change and a submitted site plan so the school district can construct building additions, totaling 6,389 square feet, on the west side of the school, according to meeting documents. These additions are to be used as storm shelters.

In addition to the storm shelters, the campus will be renovated to include two classrooms, space to relocate the playground, two maker-space additions and 40 proposed overflow parking spaces.

The proposed site plan also includes the installation of a chain-link fence and gate for an existing storage area on campus; building elevations; and modifications to provide an improved overflow parking area near the front of the school on the east side of the school.

The school had previously installed Tuff Track grass at different spots on campus. The material allows automobiles on it without causing the grass to sink. But over time, it has become warped and ineffective, so it will be replaced with porous concrete material, said John Haugen, bond program manager for CISD.


Cabinet Savie has moved to a new location in Grapevine. (courtesy Cabinet Savie)
Showroom for cabinet services relocates in Grapevine

Patti Allen relocated the showroom for her business Cabinet Savie from downtown Main Street in Grapevine to 600 W. Northwest Highway, Ste. D, Grapevine.

A recall affects school buses across the nation. (courtesy Fotolia)
More than 53,000 school buses recalled nationwide, including at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Carroll ISD

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The Texas Gun Experience in Grapevine is now open. (courtesy Texas Gun Experience)
New indoor shooting range the Texas Gun Experience now open

The Texas Gun Experience opened at its new facility in October at 1901 S. Main St., Grapevine

Local coffee spots in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

When looking for a caffeine fix, there are multiple options available in the area.

How to drive a roundabout

The outside lane of the roundabout at North White Chapel Boulevard and Highland Street in Southlake opened in August.

Grapevine Mills features a seasonal Santa’s village that will provide photo sessions with Saint Nick. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
4 places to get photos with Santa in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

With so much to do this holiday season, here are some places where Santa can be easily found to take seasonal family photos.

Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays event invites residents to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree in Southlake Town Square. (courtesy city of Southlake)
2019 Holiday To-Do List: A performance of 'The Nutcracker,' Christmas nativities and more things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

‘Tis the season to celebrate cooler weather, enjoy holiday breaks and spend time with family.

Businesses along SH 26 in Colleyville could qualify for an advertising grant from the city. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Colleyville brings back program to help businesses along SH 26 and nonprofits with Colleyville Gives campaign

Colleyville launched a promotional program to benefit businesses along the SH 26 corridor as construction continues.

Prime Chiropractic has been in business for a year in Southlake. (Courtesy Prime Chiropractic)
Chiropractic office with focus on treating children celebrates anniversary in Southlake

Mary Beth Annas celebrated the first anniversary of her business Prime Chiropractic on Nov. 5.

(Courtesy Dorothy Warda)
Health-conscious shop soon to offer sweets, snacks in Colleyville

DessertsRx is slated to open Nov. 22 at 8300 Precinct Line Road, Ste. 104, Colleyville.

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