Northeast Tarrant

What’s happening in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake

Trustee vacancy

Carroll district officials announced last week that they are looking for applicants to fill a vacancy on the school board. Place 6 Trustee Matt Kormann is stepping down due to a move out of the area.

Similar to a process board members conducted last summer, they plan to interview a number of applicants and appoint someone to fill the seat until the May 2017 election. Because Korman had just started his second three-year term, the candidate elected next year in Place 6 would then have a two year term. Last July, trustees appointed Michelle Moore to Place 1 after a sudden vacancy. Moore ran unopposed in May for a one-year term. In May 2017, Place 1 will be up again for a three year term.

Applications are due by noon June 20. For more information, go to

Fun in the Square

The Crossmen World Class Drum and Bugle Corps will perform in a "spectacular display of brass, percussion, drumline and color guard musical performances" at the Sixth annual "Showcase in the Square in Southlake on Sunday.

The free outdoor concert will begin at 6 p.m. at Rustin Park Pavilion in Southlake Town Square, and is presented by the city and Toll Brothers. 2,500 - 3,000 people are expected.

Legos and java

After an extensive refurbishment, the Café at Legoland Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills mall will reopen June 24 with a new look and menu.

Wind down from your discoveries and builds in with a selection of Starbucks signature coffee and tea beverages along with salads and freshly baked pastry and sandwich options from Grapevine’s Main Street Bread Baking Company.

The expanded footprint depicts a LEGO coffee shop design. The exterior façade includes a canopy-covered entry, windows with Lego flower-filled window boxes and terrace-like seating. The interior features a coffee shop counter design, exposed brick details and pendant lighting.

Cars are summer traps

As temperatures rise this summer, Colleyville’s Emergency Management Office warns people about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children alone in vehicles.

On average, 37 children die of heatstroke from being left in a car in the U.S. per year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Heatstroke occurs when a person’s temperature rises to high temperatures and their body is overwhelmed and begins to shut down. A child’s body temperature rises faster than an adults. Under the sun, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise more than 50 degrees compared to outside temperatures. In just 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise more than 20 degrees.

Avoid heatstroke-related injury by never leaving a child alone in a car. Keep vehicles locked so children don’t get in on their own.