Lee Roy Chapa Jr.
Lee Roy Chapa Jr., 62, of Grand Prairie, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 22, 2022, shortly after his daughter, at Medical City Arlington Hospital following a shared battle with COVID-19. A combined funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grand Prairie Funeral Home and, for those unable to travel, a memorial service will be held Feb. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Venomous cobra missing in Texas after escaping from owner’s house
West African banded cobra has not been yet foundMembers of public warned not to approach snake The west African banded cobra is considered shy and and rarely bites humans. But its bite can be fatal. Photograph: Grand Prairie police It can’t claim to be native to Grand Prairie, Texas, but a 6ft west African banded cobra was believed on Friday still to be roaming through the city of almost 200,000 on the outskirts of Dallas after escaping from its owner’s house. The city released a public warningnews.yahoo.com
Married Texas teachers die from COVID-19 in hospital while holding hands with their children
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A Texas couple, both teachers and married for 30 years, died from COVID-19 complications while holding each other’s hands and the hands of their children in the hospital. The Blackwells were teachers at the Grand Prairie Independent School District in Grand Prairie, Texas. “Doctors said they hadn’t seen any progression at all, and they were slowly declining in their overall vital functions,” Shawn Blackwell told CNN. They were together and holding hands. “I just want people to know I am proud of the people my mom and dad were and proud of the things they accomplished,” Shawn Blackwell told CNN.
Man, 18, arrested in slaying of actor Eddie Hassell in Texas
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of actor Eddie Hassell during a random robbery at a suburban Dallas apartment complex parking lot over the weekend. Grand Prairie police say D'jon Antone was arrested on a capital murder charge Wednesday at his home in Dallas. Antone was being held Thursday at the Grand Prairie Detention Center on $500,000 bond. Police spokesman Mark Beseda said Hassell was visiting a friend at the apartment complex and was shot after going to the parking lot to retrieve something. “He was just a victim of wrong place, wrong time,” Beseda said.
Police: Actor Eddie Hassell, 30, killed in Texas shooting
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – The actor Eddie Hassell, known for his roles in the NBC show “Surface” and the 2010 film “The Kids Are All Right,” has died after a shooting in Texas, police said. The shooting happened early Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, police said. Grand Prairie police said in a statement that officers responded to a report of a shooting and found Hassell suffering from gunshot wounds. A representative for Hassell told Variety that the shooting appeared to be connected to a carjacking. Grand Prairie police said the motive remained under investigation, but that a car had been taken from the scene of the shooting.
Firefighters battling large blaze at Dallas-area factory
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas A large fire burned early Wednesday at a Texas factory where trash bags and other plastics are produced. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the fire that broke out in the predawn hours in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie. The Grand Prairie Fire Department said firefighters were battling the blaze at the Poly-America complex and asked people to avoid the area. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. Poly-America is headquartered in Grand Prairie and specializes in products made from polyethylene, such as trash bags, drop cloths and plastic sheeting, according to the companys website.
Boy, 13, driving car in Texas strikes pedestrians, killing 1
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas Police in suburban Dallas say a 13-year-old boy was driving a vehicle that struck three adults and two children, killing one of the adults. Grand Prairie police said teen was driving the sedan Sunday night without his parents consent when he hit the people. Police say two women and a man were pushing a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl in strollers when they were all hit on a highway frontage road. Police say the teen did not see the pedestrians walking in the same direction he was traveling. She was the legal guardian of the 1-year-old boy.
Federal Court Permanently Shuts Down Texas Tax Return Preparers
A federal court permanently enjoined Smart Ajayi, d/b/a Harplett Marketing LLC., Topps Tax Services and Smart Tax Services, and JoAnn Villarreal, both of Grand Prairie, Texas, from owning or operating a tax return preparation business and preparing tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. Return preparer fraud is one of the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams and taxpayers seeking a return preparer should remain vigilant. The IRS has information on its website for choosing a tax preparer and has launched a free directory of federal tax preparers. In the past decade, the Tax Division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of unscrupulous tax preparers. If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the Tax Division with details.justice.gov
Selena Gomez Surprises Students at Her Old Middle School in Texas -- Watch!
Students at Danny Jones Middle School in Grand Prairie, Texas, got the ultimate alumni visit -- Selena Gomez! The 27-year-old songstress stopped by various classrooms to surprise kids, say hi to old teachers and recall middle school struggles like eating lunch alone. Hello, students of Danny Jones Middle School, she says over the intercom, in a video posted on the Mansfield Independent School Districts website. This is Selena Gomez talking to you.Followed by cameras, Gomez then explains how she wanted to take her best friend, Courtney, and staff from her record label to show the place where she grew up. OK. Because sometimes middle school kids kind of exaggerate.According to the school districts site, Gomez was in Grand Prairie, her hometown, filming a documentary about her childhood.