5 stories to follow in 2019 in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

A TEXRail train at the DFW Airport North station is ready to carry passengers.

A TEXRail train at the DFW Airport North station is ready to carry passengers.

Here are five stories that helped shape 2018 and will continue to shape Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in the new year.



1. TEXRail trains signal redevelopment of Dallas Road in Grapevine


Grapevine plans to use Trinity Metro's TEXRail commuter rail line as tools for economic development. The area near the station will be developed with a hotel and food hall and the street near the development will be enhanced to be more walkable. Read more here.






2. Lawmakers representing Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, will consider school finance and taxes


State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, met with Carroll ISD officials to discuss priorities ahead of the 86th legislative session, which began Jan. 8. He said school finance reform—which is closely tied to property tax reform—will remain at the forefront of legislative discussions. Read more here.






3. Construction on SH 26 in Colleyville to include landscape, lighting


Colleyville is coordinating its efforts with TxDOT to take over landscaping for the project and is hopeful for a seamless transition from road construction to landscape enhancements. Read more here.






4. Grapevine tourism grows with new city attractions


Grapevine City Council approved attraction overlays Dec. 18 for the Stand Rock Resort and water park to allow some flexibility with zoning restrictions. Read more here.






5. Grapevine’s short-term rental ban moves to trial


Judge Mike Wallach granted the property owners’ request Nov. 7, preventing the city from enforcing its ban on short-term rentals for these plaintiffs. A trial to determine whether the city was within its rights is set for April 15, according to court documents. Read more here.


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By Miranda Jaimes

Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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