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