Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon cutting at opening of Raising Cane’s restaurant

Bobby Hill (C), General Manager, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Raising Cane's.  ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2016

Bobby Hill (C), General Manager, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Raising Cane’s restaurant. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter – 2016

Members of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irons hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday at the grand opening of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 2960 West Camp Wisdom Road.

The popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its quality chicken finger meals, opened its first restaurant in Grand Prairie, the 37th Raising Cane’s in the DFW Metroplex, the 97th in Texas and the 280th in the nation.

Isabel Arenibaz celebrates 100th birthday

Isabel Arenibaz celebrates her 100th birthday at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Isabel Arenibaz eats birthday cake as she celebrates her 100th birthday at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter – 2016

Surrounded by family and friends, Isabel Arenibaz celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation. Enjoying cake and ice cream, Isabel received well wishes from her family and friends along with the staff and other residents at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Grand Prairie ISD students complete first week in new Fire Academy program

Grand Prairie ISD Fire Academy students quickly put on their personal protective equipment  in a speed dressing drill.   @Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2016

Grand Prairie ISD Fire Academy students quickly put on their personal protective equipment in a speed dressing drill. @Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter – 2016

After the first week of classes in the Grand Prairie ISD’s Fire Academy, students received their personal protective gear Saturday at Station 1.

The school district’s new career program is a partnership with the Grand Prairie Fire Department and Tarrant County College to prepare selected students for a career in the fire service.