Eight cities in the Fort Wort area are taking part in a healthy lifestyle challenge and the city that achieves the goal the best, will win a cash prize of $25,000 for the city. The city who receives second place will receive $15,000 and third place will receive $10,000.
The Lifestyle Improvement Challenge is sponsored by the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Cities that have agreed to participate include Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Roanoke, Keller, Haslet, and Watauga.
A Healthy Communities Task Force will be judging which city best achieves the most healthy lifestyle. Colleyville began the challenge with a kick-off race. The Run, Walk & Read race was on Nov. 5. Other events, such as healthy cooking demonstrations, also took place.
Grapevine is offering a weight loss competition within its city and the person who loses the most weight between Jan. 1 and March 3, will win a cash prize.
For nearly 10 years, area residents have been working to get Texas 26 expanded from four lanes to six. Money was set aside quite some time ago, but the parties involved could not get the rest of the funds together for the expansion project.
In May, the City Council gave money to fund the project and it is expected to begin this spring. The project includes the widening of the roadway from the Brumlow Avenue/Grapevine’s Pool Road to just south of the John McCain intersection in Colleyville. The bridge over Big Bear Creek will also be replaced as a part of the project.
City council members in Colleyville have approved the development of a new Wal-Mart store, but there is currently a conflict on how the building will be designed.
The city of Colleyville wants the fire lane to go through the middle of the parking lot and the developers for the Wal-Mart store want the fire lane to run around the perimeter of the store. The Wal-Mart will be renovated from a former Kroger and a final vote on the fire lane will take place this week.
The second annual Holley Colley Holiday festival will be taking place this weekend at Main Street and Colleyville Road.
This event is free and open to the public and will begin with a Santa ride on the mayor’s antique fire truck. After this, the city’s Christmas tree will be lit and photos with Santa can be taken. There will also be dance and choir performances after, as well as arts and crafts.