Month: August 2013

Grapevine Train Robbers Strike Again

Horseman David Alexander and Kelley Ballagh are caught in a shootout with the sheriff as they flee the train.

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Grapevine Vintage Railroad may want to invest in a security guard. On Saturday, the train was robbed on its way to the Fort Worth Stockyards. In fact, the train has been robbed every weekend since Memorial Day and will continue to be robbed until Labor Day.

Grapevine presents the Great Train Robberies every summer with help from Lagniappe Productions. The mock robberies are meant to be a light-hearted way to entertain passengers on the 90-minute long ride to Fort Worth. (more…)

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Student-Run Charity Takes Its First Steps

Kyle Dendy (10) and Jack Barnhart (9) started a chapter of Play it Forward at Faith.

Kyle Dendy (10) and Jack Barnhart (9) started a chapter of Play it Forward at Faith. (Photo courtesy of Play it Forward Grapevine Faith)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Sophomore Kyle Dendy wanted a way to give back to the community using sports, so he and freshman Jack Barnhart started a chapter of Play it Forward at Grapevine Faith this summer. Play it Forward is an organization that collects gently used sporting goods and gives them to children in the community who otherwise might not have any.

“Any school around the area can start a chapter,” Dendy said. “With your chapter, you have your own donation drives and you collect the sporting goods. You actually get to take it with [Play it Forward] and go to the events and play with the kids.” (more…)

Students Host Basketball Outreach Camp

Zach Postem (12) plays with one of the kids at Ballin’ for Christ 2013. Dalton Standish (10) started the camp and asked his friends like Postema to help run it. (Photo courtesy of Grapevine Faith Athletics Department)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – On the morning of July 11, Faith’s Worth Street gym was full of kids, but it was not for Lion Power and they were not Faith students. Sophomore Dalton Standish was hosting the second annual Ballin’ for Christ basketball camp for inner-city kids.

Standish got the idea after his sister had led one a few years back. “I guess I kinda wanted to do something to help them, and I play basketball, and I thought it’d be fun just to do that,” Standish said. (more…)