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Assistance with Federal Agencies and Issues

Staff provided by Congressman Veasey

Federal staff from the office of Representative Marc Veasey will be at the Main Library, 901 Conover Drive, to provide advice and assistance with federal agencies and issues including:

  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Veterans’ Benefits
  • IRS
  • Passports

Grand Prairie Pipe Line

Animal Shelter is Swamped
The Prairie Paws Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Tr. is at capacity.  To clear the shelter quickly, all dogs, puppies and kittens are available for adoption for $20 and adult cats are $10 through the month of June.
The Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s operating hours are:
Tuesday-Friday: 1o a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: noon-6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Click here to view Prairie Paws’ adoptable pets.

Juneteenth Celebration
Friday, June 19, 7-11 p.m. Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.

Free live music, fried fish, cold drinks


Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Freedom March Parade
Parade will start lining up near the Liberty Bell
317 College St. to Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.
A variety of entertainment, vendors, free food, drinks and more.

Father’s Day Special at Prairie Lakes
Prairie Lakes Golf Course
3202 SE 14th St.$32 before 3 p.m., $25.95 after 3 p.m.

Includes green fee and cart.


Lynn Creek & Loyd Parks Remain Closed Due to Flooding
Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake  remains closed.
Portions of Loyd Park are open for RVs and tent campers.  For information and reservations,call 972-237-4120.  Online reservations will not be available at this time.
Britton Park remains closed.

Great Shows Coming to Uptown
Join the Summer Reading Club at all Grand Prairie libraries!  Come to the library and pick up your reading log.  Kids earn coupons as they read.  Teens and adults earn entries into prize drawings.


Children’s performances are on Mondays at the following times:

  • Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Rd. – 1 p.m.
  • Shotwell Library, 2750 Graham St. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Main Library, 901 Conover Dr. – 6 p.m.

June 22: The Que Pastas Band

June 29: Tea Party Time!

July 6: Zooniversity

July 13: Fit Kids! with Get Fit GP


For more information, call 972-237-5700 or click here.

To view the Pipeline water bill newsletter online go to: gptx.org/pipeline

GP Animal Ordinances

GP Animal Services – After the visit from Renee Johnston at our June 4th meeting we did not realize just how many pages there would be nor did we know what it would cost to make a ton of copies for those who wanted them. So, we are opting to publish the website where you can find these ordinances.

Chapter 5 – Animal Services  Code of Ordinances

This information is also on the GP Links page. We will get 25 copies made and have them in the Office.


Upcoming Events in Grand Prairie

Main Street Fest April 24-25
Friday, April 24
5 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, April 25
8 a.m.-midnight
Celebrate the fun, festive, family atomosphere of Grand Prairie with live music by Max Baca & the Los TexManiacs with Rick Trevino, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez and Joe Ely, Jerry Jeff Walker, the Tejas Brothers, Matt Kimbrow Band and more!
Enjoy BMX/Skate street shows, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and beer gardens and the Kidzone.
For more information, visit mainstreetfest.com

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, April 25

8 a.m.: Get Fit GP Run for Shelter will kick off with kids and adults running with Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye and Fire Chief Robert Fite during the Chase the Chiefs 1-Mile Fun Run.
8:30 a.m.: The 5K will start with Get Fit GP health/sponsor booths, music and awards after the run.
Proceeds will benefit LifeLine Shelter for Families, Inc. and Get Fit GP health initiatives.
For more information, visit mainstreetfest.com/5k-run

Concerts in the Park
Friday Nights in April
at 7 p.m.
The Summit
2975 Esplanade
Bring the entire family, lawn chairs or a blanket.  Food and beverage concessions available.  No outside food or drink allowed in the park.  Admission is free!
April 10 – Shoot Low Sheriff
April 17 – 4 Ever Young & Reflections
April 24 – Mood Swings All-Star Combo
Concerts in the Park are sponsored by the Grand Prairie Arts Council and city of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation.  For more information, call 972-642-2787 or visit artsgp.org

Grand Prairie Holiday Info

City of Grand Prairie Holiday Schedule
In observance of Christmas and the New Year, the City of Grand Prairie administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  More info.

Prairie Lights Glow at Lynn Creek Park
The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights is now open at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, and better than ever with new custom displays.  Displays have audiences smiling in delight with clever new themes.  The out-of-car experience features concessions, carousel rides, gifts and photos with Santa.  More info.

The Polar Express Arrives in GP
Kids of all ages will enjoy the holiday classic The Polar Express as an interactive story as told by The Conductor.  He’ll visit Grand Prairie libraries on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will entertain with singing and dancing.
11 a.m. – Main Library, 901 Conover Dr. – featuring mini train ride
1:30 p.m. – Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Rd. – featuing mini train ride
4 p.m. – Shotwell Branch Library, 2750 Graham St. – indoor program only

Twelve Strays of Christmas

Give the ultimate gift to a homeless animal this holiday season during the Twelve Strays of Christmas adoption special from now-Dec. 24 at Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail. On Dec. 18, animals will be available for adoption for $18. This fee will increase by $1 daily as Dec. 25 approaches (the fee will correspond with the day’s date). The shelter’s operating hours will remain unchanged, and it will be closed Sundays and Mondays. The shelter is full, and many of its animal guests urgently need new homes.  More info.

2014 City Holiday Ornament
The annual custom-designed 2014 City of Grand Prairie holiday ornament is hand made this year by Rebecca Jensen, wife of Mayor Ron Jensen.  Mrs. Jensen used paper and other natural elements to fashion cones of holiday cheer featuring branches, pennants, glitter and cloth.  The ornaments may be purchased for $10 benefiting the Lone Star Charitable Foundation.  More info.

Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Christmas tree recycling collections will be Friday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Jan. 12.  Drop off locations include:
    • Charley Taylor Recreation Center parking lot, 601 Grand Prairie Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75051
    • Parkhill Park parking  lot, 5100 Block of S. Robinson Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75052
    • Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.,
      Grand Prairie

More info.


Grand Prairie Upcoming Events

Veterans Day Ceremony
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial, 925 Conover Dr.

Join us at the 10th anniversary of the building of the Veterans Memorial as we pay tribute to our veterans. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute, fly over, bag piper, military brass band, hot dogs and lemonade. Presented by the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department and Metro Rotary and Rotary Club of Grand Prairie.


Free Electronics Recycling

The City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling division is hosting a free electronics recycling event for residents and small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-noon at the Development Center, 206 W. Church St. Items accepted are computers, laptops, printers, VCRs, DVD players and TVs. Items that cannot be accepted are any hazardous material, liquids, broken monitor tubes, yard equipment, air conditioners and refrigerators. Residents can also bring unwanted electronics to the landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd. free of charge during business hours.      gptx.org/recycling


Community Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday, Nov. 20
25th Annual Dalworth Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Noon-5 p.m., Dalworth Recreation Center, 2012 Spikes St.
Free turkey dinner with all of the trimmings.
Thursday, Nov. 20
5th Annual Kids Thanksgiving Dinner
4-6 p.m., Charley Taylor Recreation Center
601 E. Grand Prairie Road
Children from the community are welcome to a full Thanksgiving dinner made from donated items.
Donations are needed for this wonderful event!

Grand Prairie Free Electronics Recycling Day, Nov. 15th

The city will be hosting the next electronics recycling event for residents and small businesses on Saturday, November 15, 2014, to celebrate America Recycles Day. The event will be at the Development Center, 206 West Church St. Grand Prairie, TX 75050 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Items accepted are:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • TVs

Items that cannot be accepted are:

  • Any hazardous materials, liquids, broken monitor tubes, yard equipment, air conditioners, or refrigerators.

Recent Landscaping and Tree Trimming

We had our first of 2 annual applications of Organic Fertilizer this week, primarily in hopes the recent rains would help get it into the roots and begin the process of choking off all of the weeds.  There will be another application this Fall.

In the past few months, we have spread about 300 pounds of Bermuda grass seed on both sides of the subdivision and more will be spread as needed to fill in. Plus, there is some St. Augustine grass in many areas that is spreading out very well.  Our ultimate goal is to have more grass than weeds, something worth mowing. Our new landscaping contractor, Metroscape, will raise the mower decks and leave the grass a bit longer to prevent loss of moisture, something they normally do in Summer.

We did get a few calls at the Office asking what that stuff was on the sidewalks. Due to the size of the HOA (22 acres), the subcontractor hired to apply the fertilizer used a full size turf tractor and a rather large spreader; this is why the stuff ended up in places which did not necessarily need fertilizer.


We had some trees trimmed this week and have more scheduled for next week.  The huge tree just South of the Office had a lot of excess weight on it and we were concerned of large branches falling eventually, so it got a trim. The Certified Arborist from the tree service wanted to remove it entirely, but we opted for a thinning out. It may need to be removed in a few years, but for now, it will remain.

We will be trimming and thinning out the trees around the Pool, on days the Pool is closed (Monday and Thursday). Below is a photo of the Pool trees (click on it to enlarge). Our plans are to thin them out so we can get some grass to grow around the Pool deck and stop the dirt from washing into the Pool when it rains.  This has been partially accomplished by adding in some St. Augustine sod, but it needs light to grow and spread out.

Pool Trees 1
Overgrown Tress around the Pool


There is a Bradford Pear tree in Common Area next to the Pool fence (far right in front of 26 W. Townhouse) which the Arborist also suggested to remove completely. He said these type of trees are prone for limbs breaking off and since it is in Common area, it is the Association’s responsibility if it damages a home or injures someone. We have opted to have it thinned and topped off instead of removal. We will have the tree service check it periodically and follow his advice if things change.

Oak Tree East
Oak Tree next to Shop Office


This Oak tree will be thinned, shaped and topped off, something it really needs. We do plan on having additional trees trimmed around the subdivision, as some look like they have never been touched.

We are using SP Tree Service, located here in Grand Prairie, and are getting a reduced price since we are local to them and they want our business. We can certainly keep them busy trimming trees for a few months and we will be spacing things out throughout the Fall.  Compared to other dealings I have had in the past with tree services, they are highly competitive.

Any homeowner wanting a free estimate for trimming or removing a tree in your back yard (which some homeowners really need to get done) can contact them thus:

PHONE 469-789-6775
Tree Service | Tree Trimming | Tree Removal | Stump Removal | FREE ESTIMATES


Mention that you live in the GPMCHA subdivision

They have offered to give us a group rate if we can get enough homeowners wanting tree services so they can do several homes in one trip.