Category Archives: Sports

Two-time state Golden Gloves champion to turn pro

Coach Eddie Rangel (r) tapes Joel Ambriz’s (l) hands as he prepares to spar an opponent during training. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

Joel Ambriz, two-time Texas Golden Gloves champion in the 123 pound division announced he is turning professional in May.

The twenty-one year old Grand Prairie resident has been boxing for sixteen years, all with the same coach, Eddie Rangel with the No Excuses Boxing Gym.

Lone Star Music Series to feature three concerts during the 2017 Thoroughbred Season

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s Thoroughbred Season kicks off Thursday, April 20 and this year, the Lone Star Music Series features three chart-topping fan favorite artists.

2017 Lone Star Music Series Line-up:

Lone Star Park to celebrate 20th anniversary with year of giveaways and promotions.

It’s been 20 years since the 1997 Inaugural Spring Thoroughbred Season and Lone Star Park plans to celebrate in a big way throughout its 2017 Spring Thoroughbred Season, April 20 through July 30.

Following are special promotions and giveaways put together to enhance the fan experience at Lone Star Park’s 20th year:

Dalworth Recreation tops Grand Prairie Police in overtime to win charity basketball game

In a thrilling overtime victory Thursday night, the Dalworth Recreation youth basketball team beat a stubborn Grand Prairie Police Department team in the annual “Hoop ‘n for History” charity basketball game at the Dalworth Recreation Center.