General News Events Making Headlines in Grand Prairie:
8th September 2017
Low Hanging Tree branches can slow down Emergency Vehicles; when seconds mean the difference between life and death. Grand Prairie City government urge all property owners to keep trees trimmed. Overhanging branches should be no lower than 14 feet above the ground. Fire trucks, school buses, ambulances and also garbage trucks and postal trucks must be allowed to pass underneath safely. Low tree branches can also obscure traffic signs, street names and other notices that are related to keeping the public safe.
11th October 2017
Grand Prairie Parks and Arts and Recreation Department are awarded the National Gold Medal; at the National Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference. They were judged on the ability to address the needs of the community they serve, their community events, their programs to conserve the environment that involves the whole community, old and young, and the planning and management for future generations.
18th October 2017
Grand Prairie will be hosting the state’s Arbor Day Celebrations; which will be held at Grand Central on 3rd November 2017 at 10 AM. The event features a ceremony, tree adoptions, tree plantings and information and educational booths. Everyone in Texas takes a day, the same day for all, and on that day appreciate trees for all their worth, and then also plant a tree. Planting a tree leaves a legacy for the future and beautifies the spaces where we work and play and live.
23rd October 2017
3-year-old Sherin Mathews was reported missing on 7th October 2017; after, supposedly, put outside their home by her father, for refusing to drink her milk. 2 days ago it was confirmed that a body found, was that of the 3-year-old, Sherin Mathews. Wesley Mathews, her 37-year-old father, now changes his account of what took place on the night of her disappearance. Wesley Mathews has been arrested and more arrests are a possibility. Sini Mathews, the adoptive girls’ mother, has not been charged in the disappearance and death of the girl. The investigation is ongoing.
As always with news, you will have the good and the bad, and always the hope that the next news will be the positive, good type of news.