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Stimulus loans help save jobs, local businesses
and businesses open last summer during the COVID-19 pandemic. In late December, a second round of the program worth $284 billion was approved that allows small businesses to benet if they had exhausted their initial loan or did not receive a loan in the rst round. Jessica Cruz, owner of Texas Gen- eral Store in downtown Grapevine, said the rst round of PPP loans was vital for her business, which had CONTINUED ON 14
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COMING SOON 7 Premier Martial Arts is planning on opening a location at 1101 E. SH 114, Ste. 144, Southlake, in early-to-mid-March. The school’s curriculum focuses on mixed martial arts, including taekwondo and karate. Classes are available for children ages 3-13 years old as well as for those over age 13. Adult classes will mostly focus on self-defense. 817-527-8384. www.premiermartialarts.com/southlake 8 Stretch Lab will open a location at 4718 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 140, Col- leyville. The store specializes in assisted static stretching, using no movement, and dynamic stretching, requiring move- ment, for problem areas and targeted muscle groups. The store is expected to have a soft opening in late February and a grand opening in April. 817-953-8500. www.stretchlab.com CLOSINGS 9 Southlake Town Square’s Apple Store has temporarily closed due to the
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NOWOPEN 1 A new Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange is now open at 1106 W. Northwest Hwy., Grapevine. The business opened its new- est location in December and also has locations in Dallas, Euless, Grand Prairie and Lewisville. Dallas Gold & Silver Ex- change specializes in buying and selling preowned gold, silver, jewelry and luxury watches. The Grapevine store is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 817-725-8945. https://dgse.com/grapevine-tx 2 Daylight Golf is now open near Grapevine Mills at 2505 E. Grapevine Mills Circle, Grapevine. The virtual golf sports bar oers a full menu, a large bar, a patio and ve state-of-the-art virtual golf simulators as well as 34 large TV displays. The Grapevine location is open Sun.-Thu. 9 a.m.-midnight and Fri.-Sat.
817-406-9100. www.facebook.com/ southlakeswadeshi 5 Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care opened at 125 Davis Blvd., Southlake, in late 2020. The clinic treats most common and minor injuries, from cold and u symptoms to minor fractures and sprains. It can also assist with u vaccines and sports physicals. The clinic is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 682-297-6979. www.breezeurgentcare.texashealth.org/ en/locations/urgent-care-southlake-Davis 6 Food truck Sushi Dojo ocially opened a brick-and-mortar store at 3105 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 140, Southlake, on Jan. 25. A grand opening was held Feb. 3. The restaurant serves a variety of sushi rolls, poke bowls and sushi burritos. Sushi Dojo is open Mondays-Saturdays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 832-296-4870. www.sushidojodfw.com
3 Colleyville’s rst Chick-l-A opened Jan. 6 for drive-thru and pickup services at 5150 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. The chain restaurant is known for its original chicken sandwich and wae fries as well as for its chicken nuggets, salads and milkshakes. Plans for the location were rst approved in June 2019 by Colleyville City Council. The SH 26 location is open Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. 817-503-2101. www.facebook.com/cfacolleyville 4 Swadeshi , an Indian grocery store and restaurant, opened a location Jan. 14 at 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 106, Southlake. It is known for its tandoori, biryani, naan and $1.25 samosas. It also sells pastries and Indochinese items. BE DFORD R
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Harvest Hall was set to open Feb. 6 as of press time at 815 S. Main St., Grapevine. The European-style food hall features seven kitchens, all from locally owned businesses. The food hall is adjacent to Hotel Vin. www.harvesthall.com 1 Arepa TX is a Latin and Mexican street food restaurant. The Dallas-based restaurant is the creation of online personality and chef Mary Ann Allen and oers a modern twist on traditional South American arepa dishes. www.arepatx.com 2 Chick & Biscuit is the sister restau- rant of Grapevine’s Mason & Dixie. The restaurant specializes in Southern com- fort food with a particular emphasis on the biscuit and uses only locally sourced ingredients from North Texas. www.masonanddixietx.com 3 Easy Sliders Texas is a Dallas-based burger food truck that has opened a brick-and-mortar location in Grape- vine. The menu features burgers made with certied Angus beef and unique toppings based on seasonal market ingredients. www.easyslidertexas.com 4 Monkey King Noodle Co. focuses on the tastes of Northern Chinese street food. Every dish is made to order and is inspired by the night markets of China and Taiwan. https://monkeyking noodlecompany.com 5 Spuntino is the second restaurant for Stefania and Andrea Matteucci, who own Loveria in Colleyville. The restau- rant oers homemade, traditional Italian food from dierent regions of Italy. https://spuntinotx.com COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s website. The website did not mention how long the closures would last. Local stores in Dallas at NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas and Fort Worth’s University Park Village have also tempo- rarily closed. All deliveries are currently free and no-contact. The Southlake Apple Store is located at 260 Grand Ave., Southlake. 817-722-1401. www.apple.com 10 Boi Na Braza , located at 4025 Wil- liam D. Tate Ave., Grapevine, has closed after 20 years and will relocate within the
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6 Zatar , a Mediterranean food truck, will open its rst brick-and-mortar location. The menu combines modern cooking with traditional dishes, such as lamb kebabs, hummus dips, falafels, za’atar pies and shawarma on a spit. www.facebook.com/zatartruck 7 Main Line Coee Bar will oer craft coee drinks and locally sourced pastries and desserts, including craft doughnuts from Dough Boy Donuts in Burleson; Latin-inspired ice cream from Azucar Ice Cream in Bishop Arts; and pastries from Main Street Bakery and Chez Fabien in Grapevine. The coee shop will also oer boozy coee and ice cream drinks. metroplex to a smaller space. An exact location has yet to be announced. www.boinabraza.com. 11 Lette Macarons announced Dec. 29 that it will be permanently closing its doors at 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 330, Southlake, due to the eects of the coronavirus pandemic. Lette Macarons was known for its gluten-free French macarons and shortbread cookies. The store has additional locations in the U.S.
and abroad. 310-734-7756. www.lettemacarons.com
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February & March events
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The Southlake SASO (Scholars and Athletes Serving Others) Girls are hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Feb. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Southlake. All who give blood will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. 251 Countryside Court, Southlake. Interested parties can register by calling 800-RED-CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code SASO. (Courtesy Sanford Myers/American Red Cross)
Southlake Town Square will oer horse-drawn carriage rides each night of the Valentine’s Day weekend starting at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made online for 15-minute rides ($65 for up to four people). Walk-ups will also be accepted. 817-925-4993. www.workhorseranch.com (Courtesy Olde Tyme Carriage Company)
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short stories alongside themed yoga poses and mindful practices that will help them focus their attention and encourage relaxation. Contact youthlibrarian@ colleyville.com for more information. 1-1:30 p.m. Free. Virtual event. 817-503-1154. www.colleyvillelibrary.com/ programs-events 26 THROUGH 28 DALLASWINTER BEAD& JEWELRY SHOW The AKS Dallas Winter Bead & Jewelry Show will be held at the Grapevine Convention Center. Beading classes are also available on-site. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $5 (all weekend). 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 504-265-8830. https://aksshow.com 27 COLLEYVILLE CLEAN SWEEP The city of Colleyville will host its annual Clean Sweep event. Residents can bring their trash and items to the Colleyville Heritage High School’s parking lot for proper recycling and disposal. Proof of residency will be required. The event will operate on a rst-come, rst-served basis. 9-11 a.m. Free. 5401 Heritage Ave., Colleyville. 817-503-1000. www.colleyville.com/residents/ garbage-collection-recycling/ colleyville-clean-sweep MARCH 01 THROUGH APRIL 30 TEXAS SCULPTURE ASSOCIATIONANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW The 2021 Texas Sculpture Association Membership Show will be held at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Tower Gallery. The gallery will showcase sculptural work by artists from around the state. 636 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com
a special prix xe, four-course dinner at their Sky Creek Kitchen from Feb. 12-14 from 5-10 p.m. The menu will feature amuse-bouches, such as duck cont and sweet corn panna cotta, as well as main courses, such as lobster bisque and poached crab legs. Seats are limited. $125 (plus tax and gratuity). 251 E. SH 114, Southlake. 214-727-0811. www.skycreekkitchen.com/ valentines-day 13 VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE PARTY European in Texas will host a Valentine’s Day dance party. Appetizers, soup, salad and sweets will be provided. The event is also BYOB. The restaurant will also be accepting orders for its Polish doughnuts ahead of Mardi Gras. 8 p.m.-midnight. $25 (per person), $40 (per couple). European in Texas, 2777 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-410-7001. https://europeanintexas.com 13 SWEETHEARTWINE TRAIL Grapevine is hosting a Sweetheart Wine Trail event downtown, featuring visits to multiple winery tasting rooms in and around Historic Downtown Grapevine. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and three wine tastings, plus a food pairing at each winery. $45 per person (advance), $50 (door). 409 S. Main St., Grapevine. 877-410-7572. https://grapevinewinerytrail.com 14 DADDYDAUGHTER TRAIN EXCURSION Grapevine Vintage Railroad will hold a one-hour Daddy-Daughter Date excursion starting at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot. Tickets include candy and Valentine’s Day card craft supplies. 12:30 p.m. (check-in begins), 1:55 p.m. (nal boarding call). $20 (per person). 705 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com 20 VIRTUAL YOGA STORYTIME The Colleyville Public Library hosts monthly virtual yoga storytime event. Families can register to listen to
Colleyville Board & Brush is a do-it- yourself wood sign studio. (Courtesy Colleyville Board and Brush) FEATURED EVENT Board&Brush Valentine’sWorkshop Colleyville Board & Brush will hold four workshops over Valentine’s Day weekend. On Friday, Feb. 12, the shop will hold a Valentine’s DIY sign-making workshop at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $68 to make a custom wooden sign, with a $20 extra fee to make a wooden clock instead. On Saturday, the business will host a Galentine’s sign-making workshop at 11 a.m. for $35 as well as a 3 p.m. couple’s workshop at which couples can pay $100-$230, depending on the type of wood they choose, to make a giant Jenga set or a cornhole set. On Sunday, the business will oer a parent-child workshop at 2 p.m. It will cost $68 per parent and $35 for each youth project. Space is limited. 4906 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 206, Colleyville 817-583-7654 www.boardandbrush.com
COATS’ SCREENING The Southlake Library will host a three- day virtual screening of “Black Men in White Coats,” a documentary that addresses the issue of the decreasing numbers of Black men who enter the eld of medicine. Free (with registration; space is limited). 1400 Main St., First Floor, Southlake. Register by contacting the library by email at southlakelibrary@ ci.southlake.tx.us or by phone at 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/ 93/library 12 VALENTINE’S DAY LOVE SONGS DINNER The Palace Arts Center is hosting a Valentine’s Love Songs Dinner with Elvis. Buet dinner and dessert will be followed with a show by Kraig Parker, a world-renowned Elvis Presley tribute artist. Seating is limited. 7 p.m. $55. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 877-410-7572. https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/ event/valentines-love-songs-dinner- with-elvis 12 FRIDAY NIGHT ‘FORTNITE’ TOURNAMENT The Grapevine REC is hosting a Friday Night “Fortnite” Tournament as part of its new esports program. Gamers ages 12-15 can compete in a friendly and competitive “Fortnite” tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players. Gaming equipment will be provided; however, participants may bring their own gaming device and controller. Food and drinks will be provided. 6:30-9 p.m. $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers). Steward Hall, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3450. www.amilia.com/store/ en/gograpevine/shop/activities/3086992 12 THROUGH 14 FOURCOURSE DINNER AT SKY CREEK KITCHEN Delta Hotels by Marriott will be hosting
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SH 114 construction underway in Southlake
The Texas Department of Transportation began a new construction project Jan. 4 on SH 114 in northeast Tarrant County. The 2-mile project stretches from Davis Boulevard, or FM 1938, to Dove Road in Southlake. Project work underway is affecting eastbound SH 114. The scope of the project includes the widening of the roadway, the addition of shoulders and retaining walls, and landscape work in the area. Timeline: January 2021-November 2023 Cost: $31.4 million Funding source: TxDOT
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Grapevine City Council has approved the installation of a new signal at the intersection of Grapevine Mills Boulevard and Kubota Drive to help with traffic flow. The signal will be installed by public works staff and should be fully installed and operational by the end of July. The $350,000 project will be funded by capi- tal projects streets funds. About $139,127 of that will cover flatwork, pavement markings and other incidental items. City staff expects construction to begin in three to four months, once the equip- ment arrives. Timeline: spring-summer Cost: $350,000 Funding source: city of Grapevine
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News from Grapevine, Colleyville & Southlake
Grapevine Library to launch eSports Academy GRAPEVINE An all-new eSports Academy is coming to the Grape- vine Public Library after the library received a $75,000 grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The academy will give gamers expertise with others, including adults, and develop new strategies for gaming and learning,” Chiego said in a press release. “Libraries BY SANDRA SADEK IN THE GAME GETT ING The city of Grapevine will connect with gamers and tech enthusiasts through its eSports Academy.
Colleyville expands gift carddistribution
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COLLEYVILLE The city sent resi- dents another round of $35 gift cards the week of Jan. 25. The latest gift card giveaway, “Cupid’s Cash,” is Valentine’s Day- themed and come printed with the tagline “Show Colleyville businesses some love.” Colleyville residents can use these gift cards at participating businesses through March 15. Businesses can then redeem gift cards at City Hall for their cash value. Colleyville Assistant City Manager Adrienne Lothery said during a Jan. 19 City Council meeting that in a survey of city businesses, many respondents indicated one of the best ways to support them would be to bring in new customers. “But we wanted to see if there was a way we could be creative and potentially get some new customers into those businesses and bring in some of that new blood they’ve been asking for,” she said. To help provide that support, gift cards were also distributed at public and private schools as well as to medical workers and rst responders from nearby cities that have mutual aid agreements with Colleyville. Lothery said the expanded distribu- tion incentivizes people who serve Colleyville but live elsewhere to spend in the city and shows apprecia- tion for those vital workers.
have the distinct advantage to provide access to the entire com- munity in a venue where players and teams can be nurtured and encouraged.” The library will collaborate with local esports organizations and scholastic teams, hosting events and sessions on various gaming topics. The academy will be avail- able after school, in the evenings and on weekends and will roll out this spring. “Esports has become an outlet for many students that are unin- terested or unable to participate in traditional sports, allowing them to reap the benets … that could eas- ily pass them by,” Library Techni- cian Chris Woodward said. “[This] includes increasing condence … and staying calm under pressure.”
and gaming teams access to high-powered equipment, like gaming computers, laptops and high-speed data communication. It will also be a collaborative space for team building, learning, practicing and competing. Grapevine Public Library Direc- tor Ruth Chiego said the library is grateful for the opportunity, and could lead to job creation and program development for those with limited nancial resources or skills. “Gaming of all types at the library will encourage young customers to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their
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Carroll ISDapproves additional $202K for legal, health expenses
LEGAL BUDGETUPDATES The Carroll ISD board of trustees approved adding funds to the district’s legal budget to cover unanticipated expenses.
Additional money budgeted: $190,000
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CARROLL ISD The board of trustees unanimously approved a $202,000 amendment to the district’s current budget to reect increases in legal and health expenses. Due to an ongoing district investigation and a lawsuit alleging that the district violated the Texas Open Meetings Act, Carroll ISD hired the legal rm Thomp- son & Knight to provide legal services. As of Dec. 31, the district had paid Thompson & Knight $72,580 for services related to the ongoing investigation. Another $5,000 has been paid so far for the rm to be retained for legal counsel outside of the investigation, according to discussion at the Feb. 1 board meeting. Now, the district is allocating another $60,000 for legal services from Thompson & Knight, bringing the total budget relating to the ongoing lawsuit to $132,580. “I just want to be clear that the district is not paying or asking Thompson & Knight to represent individual employees or individual trustees,” Superintendent Lane Ledbetter said Feb. 1. “The district is seeking legal advice to make sure it complies with any legal require- ments and obligations it has.” Other unexpected costs include those issuing from an increase in public information requests—in four months, the district has received more than 200—which have
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BOOST I NG BUS I NES S The city of Colleyville has launched another round of its gift card program to support local businesses. Here is how much the city has spent. Spring 2020
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required extra time from the attorney the district has con- tracted fromWelsh Gallegos to complete these requests. The district originally budgeted $175,000 in scal year 2020-21 for public information request processing. As of Dec. 31, the district had already spent $77,175. According to WilliamWooten, CISD assistant super- intendent for nancial services, the district’s original legal budget for FY 2020-21 was $305,700. He forecast that the legal budget would total $495,700 by the end of FY 2020-21. The board approved adding $190,000 to its legal budget and $12,000 to its health services budget to address COVID-19 needs in the district.
$444,000 $240,000 TBD
The January total will be based on the number of gift cards redeemed by March 15.
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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT GRAPEVINECOLLEYVILLE ISD On Jan. 21, members of the board of trustees approved the district’s instructional calendar for the 2021-22 school year. The rst day of school for students will be Aug. 18, and the last day of school will be May 26. Winter break will be Dec. 20-Jan. 4, and spring break will be March 14-18. Colleyville City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. the rst and third Tuesdays of each month. MEETINGSWE COVER Meets at 7:30 p.m. the rst and third Tuesdays of each month. www.grapevinetexas.gov Southlake City Council Meets at 7 p.m. the rst and third Tuesdays 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 Mondays of each month. www.southlakecarroll.edu www.colleyville.com Grapevine City Council
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Arkansas-based artist Hunter Brown. “That corner deserves a special piece that captures the spirit of our city and all it represents,” Mayor Laura Hill said. This discussion comes after site modications were approved by City Council in November to address issues with the fountain area. The new plans call for the city to install public art on the site. The project is estimated to be completed in June.
SOUTHLAKE City Council and the Southlake Arts Council discussed potential artwork options for Park Village on Jan. 27. To honor the site’s former use as an airport, arts council members said they envisioned a contemporary sculpture representing ight. While no artist has ocially been selected, discussions are ongoing with
The revamped Park Village project is anticipated to be completed by June. (Courtesy city of Southlake)
Grapevine approves Tillery Commons project with 21modern townhomes
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GRAPEVINE During a joint meeting Jan. 19, Grapevine City Council and the Grapevine Planning and Zoning Commission approved 21 detached townhomes on 5 acres at 301 N. Dove Road. The new project fromMaykus Homes and Neighborhoods will be called Tillery Commons. It will oer low-maintenance, ecient, two-story homes starting at $500,000. The project is estimated to cost between $11 million and $12 million, said Kosse Maykus, the developer at Maykus Homes and Neighborhoods. Groundbreaking is expected to begin in late summer or early fall.
These 21 townhomes will be priced starting at $500,000 and will be between 2,000 square feet and 2,700 square feet. (Rendering courtesy Maykus Homes and Neighborhoods)
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What are the rollout phases, and who is eligible?
The vaccine is free of cost due to Operation Warp Speed, a federal program that pays for all costs associated with the vaccine. Tarrant County may charge an administrative fee to insurance providers if applicable. H ow much does the vaccine cost?
How long is the appointment wait time?
Eligible individuals can expect to receive an appointment date and time block at least two weeks after registering . However, as demand and registration numbers increase, wait times may also increase.
Phase 1A includes frontline healthcare workers and residents in long-term care facilities. Phase 1B refers to people 65+ and those 16+ with medical conditions. General distribution will be announced around Spring 2021.
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Population over 16: 722,168 55,820 (7.7%) One dose received: Fully vaccinated: 16,151 (2.2%)
Arlington Convention Center 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Administration 505 W Felix St., Fort Worth Hurst Conference Center 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst Tarrant County Resource Connection 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth
Population over 16: 625,804 30,702 (4.9%) One dose received: Fully vaccinated: 9,648 (1.5%)
Population over 16: 1,541,750 115,849 (7.5%) One dose received: Fully vaccinated: 25,423 (1.6%)
Population over 16: 1,973,394 151,425 (7.7%) One dose received: Fully vaccinated: 38,139 (1.9%)
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vainated Register online at https:// tcph.quickbase.com/db/ bq3q4uet8 or call the hotline at 817-248-6299, even if you are not in Phases 1A or 1B. Check to make sure you receive a message conrming your registration. When you receive a follow-up message with your appointment time How to get
Getting the rst dose According to Palla, the average wait time from themoment people get in line to the moment they get their shot is about 30 minutes. Eligible individ- uals are required to have an appointment. Amanda Calongne, chief of sta for Texas Rep. Giovanni Capri- glione, RSouthlake, said Tarrant County has planned for some unpredictability. “What they’re expect- ing on any given day is that 20% of people who have an appoint- ment that day will be no-show,” she said. To combat no-shows,
through May 1 using money from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, and more than 100 volunteers are needed each day to run the vaccine hub. “[The site] is running very smooth,” Murnahan said. “We couldn’t be hap- pier with the partnership between Tarrant County and the Northeast Fire Department Association.” As with other vaccine hubs in the county, the Hurst site is expected to receive weekly vaccine shipments from the state, Murnahan said. The county operates three vaccine loca- tions. These include the Hurst Con- ference Center, the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Administration and the Tarrant County Resource Connec- tion. The Arlington Fire Department is hosting a site at the Arlington Conven- tion Center. Mobilizing local partners The Hurst site was mobilized in less than two weeks by members of the NEFDA. Cities have provided sta, volunteers and equipment, Grape- vine Communications Manager Mona Quintanilla said. Hurst Fire Chief David Palla said most NEFDA member cities have experience working together, which made the hub mobilization a lot easier. “We came together quickly and seamlessly to create this process,” Palla said. Colleyville Assistant City Manager Mark Wood said the Colleyville Fire Department has let reghters vol- unteer to help administer vaccines at the center. Residents have voiced their appreciation after seeing the re department’s eorts, he said. “[They took] comfort in the fact that we were … helping out,” Wood said. Other city sta have volunteered to conduct check-ins, direct trac and perform other administrative tasks, he said.
Register only once. Registration covers
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both doses of the vaccine.
Register multiple people using the same contact information. It is recommended that each person registers individually. Call the Tarrant County hotline to conrm whether you are registered unless you did not receive an email or text conrmation for your registration within 48 hours.
Volunteer if you want to help. Anyone over age 18 who is willing to take a criminal background check can volunteer for the Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps. Those interested can register online at www.bealocalhero.org. Let medical screeners know when you arrive for your appointment if you are physically unable to stand in line so that accommodations can be made for you.
and location, proceed to your specied hub to check in. After checking in, enter the hub to get your vaccine. Keep track of when to expect your second dose. You will be signed up for the booster automatically.
the county schedules more vaccinations than can be fullled each day. People who miss an appointment can visit their assigned locations the next day to have their appoint- ments honored, according to county ocials. Bedford resident Karla Cunning- ham accompanied her sight-impaired mother to her appointment for her rst dose of the vaccine. Cunningham said they received their appointment slot two weeks after registering. Although her mother will still have to get a second dose, Cunninghamsaid she hopes the vaccination will help her feel less nervous about catching the virus. Challenges ahead As Tarrant County continues to vaccinate as many people as possible, ocials are working to expand access across the county. Vaccines are also
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eligible. The Centers for Disease Con- trol and Prevention distributes vac- cine shipments based on a formula that accounts for the population over age 65 and for local demand, she said. Higher registration rates in Tarrant County mean that the county will get more vaccines sooner, she said. Calongne said distribution will begin to speed up as the federal gov- ernment releases more vaccines. “We are expecting the number of vaccines that we receive to start dou- bling, if not tripling, in the coming weeks,” she said.
being distributed by private entities, such as hospitals and clinics. Baylor Scott & White Health, which has a campus in Grapevine, announced Jan. 20 that it will begin giving out doses to eligible people at its Collin and Dallas County sites, which are open to all Texans. A strategic plan presentation to the Tarrant County Commissioners’ Court on Jan. 19 emphasized the importance of continuing to develop and expand vaccine sites, establishing mobile clinics to oer access to low-access and rural communities, and providing home-based access to those in need. Calongne encouraged anyone who wants the vaccine to register now, regardless of whether they are
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supporting small businesses. Locally owned businesses are stakeholders in their communities, he said, but it is easier for large, established corpora- tions to open new lines of credit. “Small, mom-and-pop businesses have to jump through hoops to get a similar line of credit to survive,” he said. “It’s unfortunately just the way.” David McGuire, president and chief lending ocer at Spirit of Texas Bank, said PPP loans brought a lot of stabil- ity to local businesses last year. “Our job is to support the commu- nity’s needs through loans,” he said.
“And when COVID happened and the shutdowns happened, it was a scary time for us as a bank and scary for our customers as well.” Spirit of Texas Bank, whichhas loca- tions in Grapevine and Colleyville, handled loans for many North Texas businesses and nonprots in 2020. Most of the applications the bank has received for the second round of funding are from businesses that already received PPP loans during the rst round, McGuire said. “What this does is [provide] a direct capital injection into these companies
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changed for the second round of fund- ing to ensure that smaller businesses are prioritized. To qualify, businesses must have fewer than 300 employees and be able to show more than a 25% reduction in gross receipts within a specic quarter relative to 2019. Phil Tullis, who opened THE Cajun Market in Colleyville last year and has a background in nance, said he appreciates the new focus on
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