Fire Department celebrates 100th anniversary by getting kids fired up for reading

Between 10 am and noon on Saturday, October 21, the Grand Prairie Main Library will host “Fired Up for Reading.” In honor of their 100th anniversary, Grand Prairie fire fighters drop by to show off the vehicles and tools they use to fight fires. They’ll even share a few of their favorite stories.

Flight of the Monarch celebration at Central Park

Ulyana Cole, 4, releases a monarch butterfly at the annual Flight of the Monarch. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

Thousands packed Central Park Saturday for one of the city’s largest events, the annual Flight of the Monarch celebration.

Fire in storage building damages 2 homes on Timberdale

©Bob Fitch – 2017

Two homes in the 800 block of Timberdale were damaged Tuesday morning around 10:45 am after a fire in a detached storage building.

Solar installation complete atop future Ikea Grand Prairie

Photo courtesy IKEA

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that the solar panel installation is complete atop its future Grand Prairie store opening late Fall 2017 as the company’s second Dallas-Fort Worth-area store.