Category Archives: Sports

GPHS football coach Gary Bartel named Grand Prairie ISD Athletic Director

Grand Prairie ISD announced Thursday that Gary Bartel has been named as the District’s new Executive Director of Athletics. Bartel has been Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator at Grand Prairie High School since 2004. He takes the position following the resignation of Troy Mathieu who has accepted the athletic director position in Dallas ISD.

31st Annual Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Fest on October 14

File photo ©Bob Fitch – 2016

The Grand Prairie Metro Rotary is hosting the 31st Annual Lake Joe Pool 10K, 5K Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway in Grand Prairie. It also includes a one-mile fun run along Lake Joe Pool.

Lone Star Park’s 2017 Quarter Horse Season starts Friday with a nine-race program

Lone Star Park’s 26-day live Quarter Horse Season begins this Friday, September 15. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time 6:35 p.m.

Opening Night Giveaway

Ribbon cutting opens renovated Action Park

Spencer Bass cuts the ribbon in Action Park manner at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated park. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

At a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday night, members of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce and city officials opened the recently renovated and improved Action Park, formerly Alliance Skate Park at Lone Star Park.