Month: January 2014

Tour Tells Grapevine’s History Through Local Legends

Grapevine city hall is decorated with a statue of the night watchman who guarded Main Street in the pioneer days.

Grapevine city hall is decorated with a statue of the night watchman who guarded Main Street in the pioneer days. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Grapevine)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Few cities are as proud of their history as Grapevine, Texas. Be it historically accurate railroads, a functioning 19th century farm, or Main Street, the city pays close attention to the historical significance of each location. In keeping with this theme, D’Vine Wine on Main Street began offering The Night Watchman’s Tour to tell the city’s visitors all the local legends and ghost stories.

The town has a surprising host of characters that “haunt” it, and each tells a little bit more about the city’s past. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the tales are all interesting, even if some are less believable than others. The tour acknowledges that “there is no guarantee of actually seeing a ghost or spirit in any visible form” and ask that “you confirm that you are of suitable mental health to safely participate (sic).” (more…)

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Nash Farm Offers Hog Butchering Workshop

Nash Farm hosts a hog butchering workshop each year in January. (Photo Courtesy of John Onderdonk)

Nash Farm hosts a hog butchering workshop each year in January. (Photo Courtesy of John Onderdonk)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – In preparation for this issue, we examined the upcoming events in Grapevine, and one stood out. It’s quite a unique idea. What we found was Nash Farm’s annual butchering and curing workshop. Let me be very straightforward with you. I had no immediate interest in learning how to butcher a hog. Nevertheless, it sounded different and, therefore, earned a spot in this month’s issue, and a Saturday of my life was spent watching a pig be turned into bacon. (more…)

Faith Soccer Named Champions After Keller Forfeits

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – The Grapevine Faith men’s soccer team won the Grapevine-Richland Winter Blast tournament this weekend after Keller forfeited the championship game saying their team was too tired to play.

Lions’ head coach Matt McKinney said that discussion of having co-champions came up in the coaches’ meetings with tournament officials, but he declined and Keller willingly agreed to forfeit the game. According to McKinney, “[Keller] said, ‘No, they’re champions. It’s a forfeit,” so the Lions received the title outright. (more…)

Lions Advance to Championship After Defeating Richland 2-1

The captains take the coin toss to start the game. Faith would beat Richland 2-1.

The captains take the coin toss to start the game. Faith would beat Richland 2-1.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Grapevine Faith continued their deep run in the Grapevine-Richland Winter Blast tournament today defeating host-team Richland 2-1. The Lions will play in the Championship game tonight against the winner of the second semifinal game between Arlington Martin and Keller high schools.

The game started with heavy midfield play from Richland that had the Lions scrambling on defense. When the Lions finally did break through the midfield, however, they easily took charge on offense as their forwards had a sizable advantage over Richland’s defense with their speed. Late in the first half, the Lions earned a corner kick and senior Drake Reeves easily put the ball past the keeper on a flat-footed header. (more…)

Grapevine Faith Soccer Defeats Southlake Carroll

Senior Dylan Ingle (22) recovers the ball after the Lions stole it from Carroll.

Senior Dylan Ingle (22) recovers the ball after the Lions stole it from Carroll.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – It may sound cliche to say it was a David-and-Goliath matchup when Grapevine Faith met Southlake Carroll in the Grapevine Winter Blast soccer tournament, but when Carroll has more students in their senior class than Faith has in it’s entire high school, the comparison is not that far off. The Faith Lions and Carroll Dragons met on Friday night, and Faith won a physical game 3-2.

The Lions took an early lead after senior captain Dan Hancock scored a little over two minutes into the game. Carroll tied the game later in the half, but Faith quickly retaliated with a goal from senior Conor Langenbahn. Late in the first half, senior Michael Hinkley cemented the Lions’ lead with a third goal for Faith. Southlake would bring the game close again after scoring late in the second half, but Faith held on to win the game. (more…)