A Cool Evening & Overnight; More Sunshine but a Windy Sunday; Warmer WX This Week, Then Cooler by Upcoming Weekend

Saturday, January 24, 2015 – 8:30pm EAST TEXAS FORECAST DETAILS: TONIGHT: Mainly clear skies. A cool night. Low: 39. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies. A cold front moves through during the morning hours. Windy and mild. High: 64. Winds: WNW 15-20 mph. MONDAY: Sunny skies and slightly cooler. Low: 37. High: 62. […]

Commissioner Williams reaffirms state's interests as waiver discussions continue

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today reaffirmed the goals and parameters he previously set as talks with federal officials continue regarding the state’s conditional waiver for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The State of Texas secured […]

After 64 Years, Korean War MIA Laid To Rest In Texas

Born between the two Great Wars in October 1931, Sgt. 1st Class Gilberto Sanchez was destined for heroism in a third. The 19-year-old combat medic was serving with the 32nd infantry regiment, 7th infantry division in North Korea when he, like hundreds of other soldiers of the U.S.-led United Nations’ coalition, disappeared in December 1950, in […]

‘How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer’s?’

This is the first in a series, “Inside Alzheimer’s,” about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O’Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent time with his three children and […]

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

There is a common belief that requiring the use of “politically correct” language in the workplace stifles creativity. Michelle Duguid, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, tells NPR’s Arun Rath that, intuitively, that assumption makes sense. “People should be able to freely think, throw any crazy ideas, and any constraint would actually dampen […]

Texas Matters: SCOTUS, Disparate Impact And Discrimination In Texas Public Housing

The new Texas Solicitor General, Scott A. Keller, has been on the job about three weeks and already has had to stand before the U.S. Supreme Court and defend Texas. On Wednesday, the high court heard Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs vs. The Inclusive Communities Project. At issue is a concept called “disparate […]

Texas Matters: Mary Helen Specht Writes Texas

 Mary Helen Specht’s novel Migratory Animals is a distinctly Texas story about a circle of friends in their thirties, living in Austin and grappling with myriad conflicts. The novel is also set in Nigeria, a place where Flannery, the central character, learns about love and carries that understanding back to her home state of Texas, […]

Border Drones: CBP Rejects Negative Audit As Congress Debates Funding Bill

- The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has issued a critical report on border drones. The report says there is “little or no evidence” those drones are worth their expensive price tag. This comes as Congress wrestles with a fast approaching deadline to fund Homeland Security.- Native Americans in New Mexico are worried about […]

Here’s Shade And Food At A Price You Can Afford: Free

The city has an annual giveaway that many of you may want to know about. TPR’s Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan has that story. What they’re giving away is trees. A lot of ‘em. Here’s City Forrester Ross Hosea. “We provide up to about 750 fruit and nut trees. We have the public come […]

Cannon Thought Fired At Alamo During Siege Returns To Shrine

SAN ANTONIO  — Ten years have passed since Rick Range found a small, bronze Spanish cannon that may have been fired at the Alamo, tucked away in a building in rural North Texas. “And I was amazed. It was in a dark storage-type workroom, way out in the country,” said Range, a Dallas-area Alamo researcher. That well-traveled cannon, […]

Code of Ordinances (Amended)

Municipal Code This code is a collection of the ordinances of the City of Grapevine. The City contracts with Municipal Code Corporation to maintain its code of ordinances. The information is not an exhaustive collection of every City ordinance and the City accepts no responsibility for errors in omission that may occur. The official version […]

Keep Water use Low in Winter and Save Year-Round

Winter seems to have come quickly this year!  It’s already the middle of November and wastewater averaging (WWA) is upon us.  What is wastewater averaging, you ask?  Well, let me tell you… In the winter months (November, December, January, and February) the City assumes that our water usage is lower than any other time of […]

Kemah Lions Club

January 24, 2015 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Join us for our 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner, as our fundraiser for SPOT Vision Screening. Tickets are only $10.00 and are available at Sylvia’s Cozy Corner, Kemah Flowers Company, Texas First Bank or from most Kemah Lions members. Tickets will also be available at the door. Don’t miss […]

BP MS 150 New Rider Orientation

February 04, 2015 @ 6:00 PM 2015 BP MS 150 New Rider Orientation brought to you by Memorial Hermann Hospital is recommended for all first time riders participating in the event this year. Attendees will learn how to train, what to eat before and during the ride, as well as what to expect during the […]

BP MS 150 New Rider Orientation

February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM 2015 BP MS 150 New Rider Orientation brought to you by Memorial Hermann Hospital is recommended for all first time riders participating in the event this year. Attendees will learn how to train, what to eat before and during the ride, as well as what to expect during the […]