Grapevine - Colleyville - Southlake Edition - October 2020

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Local ocials expect high turn- out in Tarrant County even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with hundreds of new cases per week. Local entities, including the city of Southlake and Grapevine-Col- leyville ISD, rescheduled their spring elections to be held in tan- dem with the Nov. 3 general elec- tion because of the coronavirus. The longer ballot combined with added safety measures at the polls and high interest in the race for U.S. president and other polit- ical oces has ocials working to ensure a smooth process. Tarrant County had a total of 1,186,055 registered voters as of late September—up 4.5% from 2018. Voter turnout that year was 56%. Ocials project this year will meet or exceed that number. Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia said the county has handled similar situations in the past. “In terms of preparing the elec- tion, I just want to give … some calm to people [that] it’s nothing we haven’t done before,” Garcia said.

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fillings, extractions and general children’s dentistry. They also offer orthodontist services for all ages. Walk-ins are wel- comed and insurance is accepted. 817-909-2920. www.grapevinekids.com 6 Top Fitness , a fitness equipment store specializing in cardio, strength and home gym, opened its Southlake location in August. Located at 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., Unit 501, Southlake, its hours are as follows: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 817-251-2569. southlake@topfitness.com 7 A Red Wing store opened at the end of September at 1469 W. SH 114, Ste. 598, Grapevine. The storefront sells Red Wing’s various leather boots. It also offers boot fittings, repairs, maintenance and more. 817-329-1109. www.stores.redwing.com/grapevine-tx COMING SOON 8 Ya Ya Yum expects to open in Octo- ber at 112 E. Texas Street, Grapevine. The Southlake-based business has offered

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NOWOPEN 1 Stone House Restaurant opened in September at 5201 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. The restaurant is an original concept from Paul and Lisa Pardo, along with their two partners. Dishes include fish, chicken, steaks and a daily chef’s special. 817-576-2629. www.stonehouse-restaurant.com 2 Charis Behavioral Health opened in September at 250 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The center offers partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient pro-

4 The Halal Guys ’ Southlake loca- tion held its grand opening Sept. 14 at 3000 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The international restaurant chain offers gyro sandwiches, platters and falafel. The Halal Guys also has locations in Richard- son, Carrollton, Plano and Dallas, among other North Texas locations. 817-912-1412. www.thehalalguys.com 5 Grapevine Kids Dental and Ortho- dontics opened Aug. 3 at 1230 S. Main St., Grapevine. The family-owned office offers pediatric and sports dentistry, exams and cleanings, preventive care,

gramming, medication management and treatment customized for each patient’s needs. 817-997-4525. www.charisbh.com 3 WorkSuites announced its opening Sept. 8 for its Southlake Town Square location at 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The two-floor coworking company occupies 19,000 square feet. It includes private offices, executive suites, virtual offices and more. WorkSuites also has locations in Grapevine and the Keller-Alliance area. 214-800-2300. www.worksuites.com BE DFORD R

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catering services prior to the opening of its new location. The concept serves cheese and charcuterie boards as well as brunch-themed boards. 248-496-6360. www.yayayumboards.com 9 Inspire Yoga expects to open a new location in October at 4902 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 102, Colleyville. The yoga stu- dio also has an existing location in Grape- vine. Inspire Yoga will offer hot yoga in its new 2,000-square-foot studio. 817-576-4730. www.inspireyoga.com/ colleyville 10 Outsmart Café is expected to open this year at 62 Main St., Colleyville. The cafe is the sister location of DessertsRx, which is also located in Colleyville. Outsmart Café will serve DessertsRx’s organic treats as well as coffee roasted in-house. 817-966-6676. www.dessertsrx.com 11 Landon Winery is expected to open this year at 415 S. Main St., Grapevine— the former location of Umbra Winery. The winery serves barrel-aged, Napa, dessert and other wines. 817-527-6091. www.landonwinery.com ANNIVERSARIES 12 Boi Na Braza celebrated its 20th anniversary Sept. 27. The restaurant is located at 4025 William D Tate Ave., Grapevine. The Brazilian restaurant serves various meats carved beside the

table, including sirloins, ribs, chicken, lamb chops and more. 817-251-9881.

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13 Luby’s, the Texas chain of family restaurants that first opened in San Antonio in 1947, announced Sept. 8 it will liquidate and dissolve its company and distribute the proceeds from the sale of its restaurants and other assets to shareholders. The company expects to distribute between $92 million and $123 million to its shareholders as a result of the liquidation. Fuddruckers , which is a Luby’s-brand restaurant chain, had a location in Grapevine that has closed. The Grapevine location was at 2001 N. SH 121, Grapevine. www.lubysinc.com/brands/ fuddruckers CLOSINGS 14 The Grapevine Bike Center will close after owner Gary Scott announced his retirement Sept. 15. The shop has been in operation for about 30 years, and it carried a full line of bikes and bike accessories. The store’s last day of opera-

tion was Oct. 3. 817-488-2999. www.grapevinebikecenter.com

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DFW Connector affects I-635 ramps Work on Oct. 1 resulted in full ramp closures from I-635 to Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine for the evening. Further full lane closures are expected throughout October along Bass Pro Drive to make way for more paving. These closures along I-635 have made way for paving work as part of the larger DFW Connector project by NorthGate Constructors. Timeline: August 2018-2022 (I-635 portion) Cost: $370 million Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

Sculpture installed at roundabout The roundabout at Zena Rucker Road and Tower Boulevard has received a new sculpture. The city of Southlake an- nounced the addition of Michael Warrick’s Mockingbird Tree on Sept. 21. The project has also included public water, sanitary and storm sewer systems work. Drivers will be able to travel on Zena Rucker from Park Village to The Shops of Southlake once the project is complete. Timeline: December 2019-present Cost: $2.1 million Funding source: city of Southlake

North White Chapel retaining wall work continues The city of Southlake provided an update Sept. 16 on the construction of the new retaining wall on North White Chapel Boulevard. As work on the retaining wall is expected to last through the fall, crews are also working on storm drain improve- ments throughout the project. Temporary asphalt is being laid to allow for traffic to continue moving. Timeline: summer 2020-TBD

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Cost: $17 million (entire project) Funding source: city of Southlake

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CITY TAX RATES Three City Councils approved their respective property tax rates at meetings held Sept. 15. See your city’s scal year 2020-21 tax rate below. Southlake: $0.405 per $100 Grapevine: $0.282601 per $100 Colleyville: $0.304365 per $100 Colleyville City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. the rst and third Tuesday of each month. MEETINGSWE COVER Meets at 7:30 p.m. the rst and third Tuesday of each month. www.grapevinetexas.gov Southlake City Council Meets at 7 p.m. the rst and third Tuesday of each month. www.cityofsouthlake.com Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. www.gcisd.net Carroll ISD board Meets at 5:30 p.m. the rst and third Monday of each month. www.southlakecarroll.edu www.colleyville.com Grapevine City Council

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CARROLL ISD District adminis- trators named Jeremy Lyon as the interim superintendent Sept. 15 amid the search for a permanent hire. Lyon, a former Frisco ISD super- intendent, will serve as the interim CISD superintendent starting Oct. 15. This move will allow for outgoing Superintendent David Faltys to transition to a special adviser role through the end of December ahead of his scheduled retirement. “He is personable, a good listener, and has experience leading a large district, which will serve him well as he steps into this temporary role,” CISD Board President Michelle Moore said in a release. Firm Thompson & Horton is conducting the search for the district’s next leader as Lyon takes his temporary seat. Lyon retired from his FISD position in 2017 with a total of 14 years of experience as superintendent, according to the

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SOUTHLAKE Residents can expect to see a 2% increase on their water utility bill as a result of a rate increase for sewer treatment in Denton Creek and Central Wastewater Regional wastewater plants. The increase became eective Oct. 1 and will be reected in residents’ November bill. According to a press release from the city of Southlake, collections will increase by $0.42, and the maximum charge customers will see is $74.78 per month. The Denton Creek and Central Wastewater Regional wastewater plants are managed by the Trinity River Authority, which serves residents throughout Tarrant County, including Southlake. The scal year 2020-21 budget will be approved by the board of directors in October, Trinity River Authority spokesperson Vanassa Joseph said.

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in the release. “I am humbled in my opportunity to make a small but important contribution to its excellence and success.” Faltys had previously planned to announce his retirement after spring break in 2020, but that was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Lyon did a masterful job while in Frisco and is highly respected by superintendents across the state,” Faltys said in the release. “The Board has made an excellent choice.”

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BUSINESS FEATURE

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The production facility allows for deep cleaning to sanitize a variety of clothing.

Cinch Cleaners Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun. 817-482-1888 www.cinchcleanerstexas.com AREA LOCATIONS

Sheri Brunson, who owns multiple Cinch Cleaners locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been a business owner for more than two decades, but even she is struggling with a new normal amid the COVID19 pandemic. (Photos by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper) Cinch Cleaners COVID19 pandemic presents unique challenges for local entrepreneur L ike many business owners in the Southlake area, Sheri Brunson has had to make home, Cinch Cleaners saw a signi- cant downturn from its highest-vol- ume customers, Brunson said. clean your clothes.” Cinch Cleaners oers a variety

Cinch Cleaners has locations in Southlake, Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke and Justin. 1. 1500 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake 2. 3400 Texas Sage Trail, Ste. 164, Fort Worth 3. 100 Lamar St., Keller 4. 1112 Hwy. 377, Ste. 104, Roanoke 5. 950 FM 156, Ste. 2, Justin

of services, from dry cleaning and wash-and-fold laundry service to special services for wedding dresses, leather and household items, such as pillows and comforters. The business also remains committed to its main goals, which Brunson said is all based on the core beliefs of quality work and excep- tional customer service. “Customer service is by far the most important thing [we] can do well,” she said. “When you establish that rapport, they become your family.” The Southlake location is at 1500 N. Kimball Ave., Southlake.

changes to stay aoat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Brunson, who has been the owner and operator of Cinch Cleaners for more than 20 years, made a number of adjustments at her locations in Southlake, Keller, Roanoke, Justin and Fort Worth beginning June 1. “We’ve changed our hours and our days,” Brunson said. “All of our stores are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but as far as production goes, … it’s been a little bit of a struggle.” As the pandemic progressed and more people began working from

Business is down 70% from a year ago, and the decrease in the volume of work required has made it dicult to keep people employed full-time. “If we only have ve pieces of clothing to clean, we’re not going to need 10 people at the production facility,” she said. However, there have been some signs of a return to the way life used to be before the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunson said. “It’s starting to pick up,” she said. “We just saw a customer we haven’t seen since March. Things haven’t changed here, as far as our ability to

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DINING FEATURE

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ACE YOUR PIZZA AT HOME Sauce’d owner Conner Gildenblatt shared some of his best tips for pizza-making.

Head Chef Vinicius Fernandes hand-spins pizza dough in the restaurant’s kitchen.

Fromscratch

The Texas-style crust, which is well-known at Sauce’d, is a sauce-stued crust with garlic butter brushed on top. The recipe was created by owner Conner Gildenblatt’s father. (Photos by Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Owner Conner Gildenblatt, right, and his ancee, Kennedy Johnson, helped start Sauce’d about a year ago.

YouTube is your best friend, Gildenblatt said. But if you are not feeling adventurous, Sauce’d oers pizza kits, which can make two full pizzas.

Sauce’d Family-owned Grapevine pizzeria serves up pies the Texas way W hen it comes to local, family-owned restau- rants, the pizza shop away about three months ago, was in the advertising business his

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500 degrees is the optimal temperature. Not only will high heat help with the cooking, but it will also cut your baking time in half, Gildenblatt said.

were just practicing,” Gildenblatt said. “My dad goes ‘Hey, son, throw me out a pizza pie.’ So, I threw out a pie. ... We put it in the oven, [and] we took it out. I was like, ‘That’s the business. That crust is delicious.’” In the one year since the restau- rant’s opening, Gildenblatt has hired professional chef Vinicius Fernandes. Gildenblatt said he has learned a lot and has continued to grow the business despite several obstacles. “It’s been scary, [and] it’s been fun,” he said. “Most of all, it’s so cool to see the family work together. Pizza should be with the family, and pizza brings people together. It’s literally breaking bread.”

Reheating leftovers

Sauce’d 110 N. Main St., Grapevine 817-527-6009 www.sauced.pizza Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m. Gildenblatt suggests reheating pizza in a skillet on the stove. This allows the dough to remain crispy, and covering with a lid helps the pizza warm up evenly.

whole entire life,” Gildenblatt said. “He had a couple of investments, and he said, ‘I want us to open up a place as a family where I can hang up my hat and watch people enjoy our product,’ because he had always done business over the phone. So, we found a little pizza shop in our hometown.” Teaching themselves via You- Tube, the family used trial and error to create their most successful crust: the Texas-style crust. This thin-style crust has sauce all the way to the edge of the dough, which is then folded over the sauce and brushed with garlic butter. “The rst day we were here, we

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EDUCATION Vaccine exemptions rising for students in Carroll ISD, GCISD

OPTING OUT

The number of K-12 students in Texas receiving nonmedical, or conscientious, exemptions for required vaccinations has increased statewide over the past eight years.

Statewide

CISD

GCISD

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start to get concerned.” A conscientious exemption can be granted when a parent objects to the state’s vaccination requirements based on personal beliefs, religious or otherwise. As such, a parent or guard- ian has the legal right to exclude their children from otherwise required immunizations. According to DSHS ocials, while the number of vaccinated students is far greater than that of those who are unvaccinated, the risk for an outbreak remains and grows higher when more than 5% of students are unvaccinated, ocials said. Across the state, the number of K-12 students receiving nonmedical, or conscientious, exemptions for required vaccinations increased in 2019-20 for the 10th straight school year, according to data from the Texas Education Agency. Numbers from the TEA’s annual

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The numbers of students who opt out of the state’s mandatory vacci- nation requirements have been on the rise in recent years in Carroll ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and other school districts across Texas. During the 2019-20 school year, some 2.58% of GCISD students received exemptions from state vaccination requirements for reasons of conscience, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services; 2.44% of CISD students received such exemptions protection into the community as you possibly can to protect everybody,” DSHS Media Relations Director Chris Van Deusen said. “If it’s one [unvac- cinated] person and everybody else is immunized, it’s not going to be [a problem], but when you see immu- nization rates falling under 95%, you during the same time period. “You want to build as much

*AS OF APRIL 30

survey gauging immunization status reect responses from roughly 1,200 public districts and 900 accredited private schools in Texas. The most recent survey available as of April 30 indicates that 1.35% of K-12 students in the state received conscientious exemptions during the 2019-20 school year, up from an average of 1.20% in the 2018-19 school year. SOURCES: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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GUIDE

Candidates and information for November elections

COMPILED BY GAVIN PUGH

VOTER GUIDE 2020

DATES TOKNOW

WHERE TOVOTE Tarrant County residents can vote at any county voting location during the early voting period and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. To continue following our local elections coverage, visit www.communityimpact.com/ voter-guide/

OCT. 13 First day of early voting OCT. 23 Last day to apply for ballot by mail* OCT. 30 Last day of early voting NOV. 3 Election Day *DATE RECEIVED, NOT POSTMARKED

SAMPLE BALLOT

*Incumbent

D Democrat

G Green

I Independent

L Libertarian

R Republican

Supreme Court, Place 7 R Jeff Boyd* D Staci Williams

State representative, District 63 R Tan Parker* D Leslie Peeler State representative, District 92 R Jeff Cason D Jeff Whitfield G Brody Mulligan State representative, District 98 R Giovanni Capriglione* D Debra Edmondson TARRANT COUNTY Tarrant County sheriff R Bill E. Waybourn* D Vance Keyes

67th District judge R Don Cosby* D Matthew Hegeman 96th District judge R Pat Gallagher* D Tim Brandenburg 153rd District judge R Susan McCoy* D Alisha Darden 213th District judge R Chris Wolfe* D Lakesha Smith 342nd District judge R Kimberly Fitzpatrick* D Valerie Baston 348th District judge R Megan Fahey* D Maryellen W. Hicks 352nd District judge R Josh Burgess* D Olyn Poole 360th District judge R Patricia Baca Bennett* D Michael Munoz Criminal District judge, number 2

NATIONAL

SOUTHLAKE CITY COUNCIL Place 1 Sabreena Hakemy Kathy Talley Place 6 Randy Williamson Victor Avila

President R Donald J. Trump* D Joseph R. Biden L Jo Jorgensen G Howie Hawkins U.S. Senate R John Cornyn* D Mary “MJ” Hegar L Kerry Douglas McKennon G David B. Collins U.S. representative, District 24 R Beth Van Duyne D Candace Valenzuela L Darren Hamilton I Mark Bauer I Steve Kuzmich STATEWIDE Texas Railroad Commission R James “Jim” Wright D Chrysta Castañeda L Matt Sterett G Katija “Kat” Gruene Supreme Court, chief justice R Nathan Hecht* D Amy Clark Meachum L Mark Ash Supreme Court, Place 6

L William Bryan Strange III Supreme Court, Place 8 R Brett Busby* D Gisela D. Triana L Tom Oxford Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 R Bert Richardson* D Elizabeth Davis Frizell Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4 R Kevin Patrick Yeary* D Tina Clinton Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9 R David Newell* D Brandon Birmingham 2nd District Court of Appeals, Place 6 R Mike Wallach* D Delonia A. Watson LOCAL State senator, District 12

GCISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES Place 5 Coley Canter

Lori Crenshaw Tommy Snyder Place 6 Doug Noell* Casey Ford Place 7 Jorge Rodriguez* Cacy Tischer

Tarrant County tax assessor-collector R Wendy Burgess* D Ollie Boss Anderson Tarrant County commissioner, Precinct 3

R Gary Fickes* D Kathy Braatz 48th District judge R David Evans* D Lawrence Meyers

R Jane Nelson* D Shadi Zitoon

R Wayne Salvant* D Karen Williams

R Jane Bland* D Kathy Cheng

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CANDIDATE Q&A

Get to know the local candidates running in the general election

WHERE TOVOTE Tarrant County residents can vote at any county voting location during the early voting period and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. To continue following our local elections coverage, visit www.communityimpact.com/ voter-guide/ DATES TOKNOW OCT. 13 First day of early voting OCT. 23 Last day to apply for ballot by mail* OCT. 30 Last day of early voting NOV. 3 Election Day *DATE RECEIVED, NOT POSTMARKED

Why are you running for office?

Incumbent

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees, Place 5

Occupation: part- time HR generalist; volunteer; mother Relevant experience: 23 years in human COLEY CANTER

Occupation: independent STEM education consultant Relevant experience: past experience includes work as a LORI CRENSHAW

Occupation: president and CEO TOMMY SNYDER

Relevant experience: past work includes real estate investments and knowledge of finance through experience of running a company; served in the U.S. Army www.tommysnyderforgcisdplace3.com Like most parents in GCISD volunteering their time and efforts, [I want my] kids to have an excellent education. That education, although geared towards our students, has a lot of moving parts. As a CEO, I know leadership means making tough decisions and directing limited budget dollars where they have the greatest impact. We should do the same with our schools.

resources; 18 years of PTA experience; served on GCISD’s FIRST and SEAT committees www.coleyforgcisd.com

chemist, teacher and instructional coach 817-614-2593 sites.google.com/view/ lori-crenshaw-for-gcisd-board

I am knowledgeable about the district’s goals and strategic plan due to my extensive experience serving on PTA Local and Council Boards, Campus Excellence Committees and District Community Committees. I pledge to continue learning everything I can in order to make GCISD the best it can be. I can be trusted to serve all stakeholders.

I am running for this office because it is the natural next step in my career. I believe I can make an impact in education. Please feel free to visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/studientka or my Twitter @studientka.

Southlake City Council, Place 1

Southlake City Council, Place 6

Occupation: entrepreneur; vice chair and director of a community bank in Fort Worth; owns three businesses Relevant experience: SABREENA HAKEMY

Occupation: chair of Carroll Education Foundation and Art in the Square KATHY TALLEY

RANDY WILLIAMSON

VICTOR AVILA

Occupation: retired federal agent Relevant experience: managing government budgets; policy

Occupation: sales executive

Relevant experience: Southlake City Council

Relevant experience: community volunteer; Texas high school educator; president of Southlake Women’s Club 817-829- 6472 www.kathytalleysouthlake.com

2013-19; Southlake Planning & Zoning Commission 2011-13; Southlake School Safety Task Force 817-602-6344 www.randyforsouthlakeplace6.com In times like these, experience matters. In elected and appointed roles, I have continu- ally served the residents of Southlake for the last decade. I believe it is important that City Council members possess a deep understand- ing and context related to city government and the complex opportunities and challenges our city will encounter.

making; crisis management; community outreach www.victorforsouthlake.com

Two terms on Southlake Zoning Board of Adjustment; banking, business and enterprise technology experience www.sabreenaforsouthlake.com I have lived in Southlake for over 27 years. As an entrepreneur, I have the passion, energy and time to give back to the city that has shaped me into the woman I am today. I want to preserve and protect the Southlake way of life, by working to lower property taxes, pre- serve lower density single family homes, say no to apartments, reduce traffic, and maintain parks and open spaces.

It is a tremendous opportunity for me to be able to serve our city and its residents in an even greater capacity. I care about the past, present and future of Southlake and want to play an important role in the shaping of our city’s future. Being a 25-year resident, I am committed to preserving all that makes South- lake such a unique and special place to live.

I have an opportunity to give back to my city and country after being shot in the line of duty. My three priorities as a City Councilman are: The safety and security of our citizens and their property, especially in our schools; lowering property taxes with a balanced budget, and protecting our citizens from the development of apartments or any form of multi-family housing.

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2020 Voter Guide

Why are you running for office?

Incumbent

COMPILED BY GAVIN PUGH

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees, Place 6

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees, Place 7

DOUG NOELL

CASEY FORD

Occupation: engineer; product manager Relevant experience: GCISD trustee for JORGE RODRIGUEZ

CACY TISCHER

Occupation: developmental math instructor Relevant experience: 10 years of educator experience; M.A. in educational leadership;

Occupation: Principal, CPA Relevant experience: former chief financial officer; 17 years in financial industry; service on church

Occupation: retired IT consultant Relevant experience: 16 years at Perot Systems; GCISD board of trustees since 2017; PTA president; served

12 years; GCISD board president 2011-13; 25 years in telecommunications, transportation and education; holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA www.jorgeforgcisd.com I am running for re-election to complete the implementation of GCISD’s strategic plan, LEAD 2021. Its main goal is to achieve college and career readiness for all our graduates. Based on this strategic plan, GCISD continues to promote personalized instruction, offering programs, such as Aspire, AVID, STEM, Arts Integration and many others, to meet the very diverse needs of our students. I want to con- tinue to work with the district’s administration to improve our programs while conservatively managing our tax dollars to achieve best-in- class status.

principal certification; served on campus improvement committee sites.google.com/site/ cacytischerforgcisdboard/home

financial committees; and service on nonprofit board for suicide prevention

on District of Excellent Committee, District of Innovation Committee and Council of PTA www.dougforgcisd.com I am running for re-election to the GCISD school board to ensure that the board of trustees continues to work in concert with district teachers, staff and students along with community members to advance innovative programs to educate students so they are prepared for college, military or career.

I am running for office to give back and serve, voluntarily, in the same community that shaped my morals [and] values and that has given so much to me. Additionally, I want to help in the decision-making process that will shape my children and GCISD students while serving the teachers and community.

From a very early age, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the community by becoming an educator. I have three children who currently attend GCISD, and as a mother and an educator, I want to bring a unique perspective to the school board. My goal is to use the fiscal resources to provide competitive teacher compensation and meet teachers’ needs in the classroom. My greatest privilege would be to serve the entire school district and advocate for the educators that have allowed my children to thrive.

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WHERE TO VOTE IN PERSON

LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE LISTED ON THE SAME BALLOT AS STATE, NATIONAL ELECTIONS

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Both the Southlake and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD elections will be held on Nov. 3, resulting in longer ballots for voters in the area. Matthew Wilson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, said this longer ballot could lead to voters making uneducated decisions. “That’s largely going to be driven by people who know little or nothing about those particular races. ... The people who show up to vote in those local elections are people who are actually motivated to go vote for those local oces,” Wilson said. Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia suggested that voters print out their sample ballot and mark their choices prior to showing up at the polls. Deborah Peoples, chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, said it is imperative that voters show up to the ballot box prepared. “We’re telling everybody: Don’t stop at the top. You vote from the top of the ballot to the bottom of the ballot,” she said at a Sept. 24 town hall event. Rick Barnes, chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party, said his oce will be working with local operations to ensure they don’t get overcrowded. “We are walking into a lot of unknowns because a lot of new things are happening in this election, and then, we throw COVID on top of that,” Barnes said. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES • GCISD candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Learn more at www.gcisdcouncilofptas.org/2020/09/15/ fall-2020-school-board-candidate-forum/ • League of Women Voters of Texas provides non-par- tisan information about candidates at https:// my.lwv.org/texas/voting-elections/what-ballot

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1 Dove Elementary School 1932 Dove Road, Grapevine, TX 76051 2 First Presbyterian Church Grapevine 1002 N. Park Blvd., Grapevine, TX 76051 3 Grapevine Elementary School 1801 Hall-Johnson Road, Grapevine, TX 76051 4 Heritage Elementary School 4500 Heritage Ave., Grapevine, TX 76051 5 St. Francis Catholic Church 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, TX 76051 6 The REC of Grapevine 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051 7 Timberline Elementary School 3220 Timberline Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051

8 Colleyville Public Library 110 Main St., Colleyville, TX 76034 9 Covenant Church 3508 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034 10 Liberty Elementary School 1101 W. McDonwell School Road, Colleyville, TX 76034 11 Lonesome Dove Church 2380 Lonesome Dove Road, Southlake, TX 76092 12 New Day Church 101 E. Highland St., Southlake, TX 76092 13 Southlake Town Hall 1400 Main St., Southlake, TX 76092 A R G E R R D .

MAILIN BALLOT ELIGIBILITY

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ARE VOTING BY MAIL THIS YEAR

HISTORIC VOTER TURNOUT

Tarrant County turnout is typically lower during non-presidential election years, but turnout was up in the 2018 election. Ocials anticipate higher turnout in the 2020 election as well.

Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia said the county has taken steps to make sure the mail-in voting process is smooth. “We used some of the CARES … Act grant ... to buy equipment that we needed to be able to mail out more [ballots] and process more when returned,” Garcia said. “Because more people asked for ballots, you have more ballots to send out, and then, more ballots will come back.” Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is not considered a valid reason for requesting a mail-in ballot, Garcia said there has still been an uptick in the number of those ballots requested. In 2016, for example, the total number of ballots mailed out was about 43,000, Garcia said. In contrast, the department has already put 53,000 ballots in the mail Sept. 25. Oct. 23 is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. “People should have condence in the security of the mail-in ballot because Texas is not dramatically expanding it this cycle and Texas will be using the same proven system they’ve used in past cycles,” said Matthew Wilson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. Two ways to return a mail-in ballot: • Sending by mail to Tarrant County Elections at P.O. Box 961011, Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0011 • Dropping o in person at the county’s election oce at Tarrant County Elections at 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

• Be over 65; • Have a disability;

• Be in jail but not convicted; or • Are out of the county through- out the entire early voting period and on Election Day Tarrant County totaled 43,000 mail-in ballots in the 2016 presidential election. The county mailed out 53,000 ballots on Sept. 25. The deadline to apply is Oct. 23. SOURCE: TARRANT COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Registered voters who did not vote

Voter turnout

The voter turnout percentage in 2018, a non- presidential election year, was the same as it was in 2000, a presidential election year.

56%

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