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  • Farmers Market Open Saturdays through Dec. 18

    The Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 18. Upcoming: The market will feature gift items and arts and crafts Dec. 4, 11 and 18.


  • Road Construction Midnight-6 a.m.

    The eastbound exit ramp from I-30 to SH 161 will be closed from midnight tonight (Oct. 22, after the Ranger game) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 23) morning for construction, depending upon the weather. If it rains, then the closure will be postponed.


  • Library Hosts Silent Auction Oct. 4-23

    The Friends of the Library Silent Auction continues through Oct. 23 at the Main Library, 901 Conover Drive. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library.


  • 101 Kitten Giveaway at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

    With a sudden influx of homeless cats and kittens, the Prairie Paws Adoption Center is slashing the cost to adopt kittens from $70 to $20 during the month of October. Your purrrrrfect new feline companion will be micro chipped and spayed or neutered...


  • Chef Demo at Farmers Market Saturday, Oct. 2

    Learn how to cook healthy, delicious recipes during monthly chef demonstrations at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market. The chef demo starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Market Square in downtown Grand Prairie.


  • Road Construction Updates

    The following lane and ramp closures will take place along SH 161, I-20, I-30 and Main Street in Grand Prairie this month.


  • Doggie Splash at the Splash Factory Sept. 25

    Bring your dog to the Splash Factory at the Charley Taylor Recreation Center on Saturday Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Seeking Comments on Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance

    The City of Grand Prairie is currently evaluating revisions to the Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance. The Environmental Quality Division is soliciting input from interested parties and accepting comments through Oct. 1, 2010.

    09/16/2010 1:00 AM

  • Kids Fishing Day at Mike Lewis Park

    Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation invites kids ages 16 and younger to fish for catfish stocked in the lagoon at Mike Lewis Park, 2600 N. Carrier Parkway, on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 – 4 p.m.

    09/15/2010 8:00 AM

  • State Highway 161 to Close from Dalworth to Main

    North and southbound State Highway 161 will be closed from Dalworth to Main streets in Grand Prairie Sept. 16 through June 2011. Also, Main Street in Grand Prairie will be reduced to one lane in both directions beginning Sept. 18 until June 2011...


  • Mariachi Festival at Lynn Creek Park Sept. 18

    Mariachi Festival (El Festival de Mariachis), Saturday, Sept. 18 (El Sabado 18 de Septiembre) 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (de 11 AM – 8 PM), Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake (en el Parque Lynn Creek a Orillas del Lago Joe Pool) 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy...


  • GP Named 'Playful City USA' for Third Consecutive Year

    The city of Grand Prairie has been named a “Playful City USA” by Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! for the third year in a row. The city was one of 118 communities throughout the United States honored for prioritizing play despite budget setbacks.


  • Police Department Re-Accreditation Assessment Offers Opportunity for Public Comment

    The Grand Prairie Police Department invites the public to offer comments regarding the department’s performance and policies during an assessment for re-accreditation through CALEA. A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13.


  • Ruthe Jackson Center Gardens Open to Photographers

    The Gardens at the Ruthe Jackson Center will be open to photographers at no charge during the months of August and September by appointment.


  • Light up the Night at Central Park Aug. 28

    The city of Grand Prairie will light the stunning new Willow Tree art sculpture during a special evening of music and fireworks 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. Be among the first to see the beautiful addition to the city‘s art collection...


  • Lake Parks Operations Center Opening

    The city celebrated the new 26,500-square-foot Lake Parks Operations Center, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, with a ribbon cutting...


  • The Uptown Features Artist John Bramblitt

    John Bramblitt, a blind artist drawing national acclaim, will be at the Uptown Theater 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, during an artist reception open to the public...


  • Free Homeschooling Seminar Aug. 14

    The Matthew Road Home School Group and the Betty Warmack Branch Library present Green Homeschooler Tea, a free introductory seminar on homeschooling at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.


  • Aug. 26 Goodwill Hunting - Tips to Finding Best Bargains

    Whether you want to go green and reuse, or just buy more with less, don't miss this FREE program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Main Library...


  • Dog Day at QuikTrip Park

    It's Dog Day at QuikTrip Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 1. Game time is 6:05 p.m., with tickets starting at just $6.


  • Back-to-School Immunizations

    Back-to-school immunizations will be provided at the Dallas County Health and Human Services clinic in Irving and at the Grand Prairie Preventative Care Clinic...


  • Everything is Peachy at Farmers Market in Grand Prairie

    Fresh freestone peaches, peach recipes and a peach cobbler contest are sprouting up at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Walk 2 Win 2010

    In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department will host Walk 2 Win 2010, a one-mile walk at Mike Lewis Park for summer campers on Friday, July 30.


  • Hollwood Hi-Fi

    Join us for a hilarious evening listening to recordings of the rich and famous whose ventures into the music biz were far from spectacular on Tuesday, July 27, at the Warmack Branch Library.


  • After School Programs

    Grand Prairie’s After School Programs will run Monday-Friday throughout the school year beginning, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.


  • Fall Indie Fest October 8 - 10, 2010

    Fall Indie Fest, a celebration of independent film and music, is coming to downtown Grand Prairie in October 2010.


  • Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings

    The city of Grand Prairie is in the process of formulating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, a tool that is used coordinate and guide development regulations for land use, transportation and public facilities. Meetings are July 22 and Aug. 24...


  • Fall Indie Fest, October 8-10, 2010

    Fall Indie Fest is a celebration of independent film and music coming to downtown Grand Prairie in October 2010.


  • City of Grand Prairie's New YouTube Channel

    Grand Prairie has another way to access the latest news and citywide events. The city’s YouTube Channel, cityofgptx, can now be accessed at:


  • New Terminal for Grand Prairie Municipal Airport

    Construction is scheduled to start in August on a new terminal for the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport. The old terminal building was torn down in May to make way for a new 7,000-square-foot facility set to be complete in summer 2011.


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