School is out, traffic around DFW Airport has noticeably increased and I break a sweat every time I step outside of air-conditioned buildings. It’s official: summer is here.
We’re already halfway through 2012, and look at the changes we have seen. The road projects around us continue to barrel forward, new businesses seem to open, expand or close somewhere in the market every couple of days, and the primary election just a few weeks ago has shaken things up on the political front. All around us we can see movement, change and progress, and I love it. This month’s issue takes a look at progress in two areas we care most about as residents: our business sectors and our schools.
On Page 10, you’ll learn more about Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s new 10-year strategic plan. As districts throughout the state tackle the realities of tighter budgets and smaller staffs, it is exciting to see GCISD continue to look for innovative ways to prepare students for the future.
June’s front-page stories take a look at changes being put in place in Colleyville to make it more attractive to businesses, and offer a breakdown of two huge developments going into Southlake and Grapevine that have finally found their footing. The importance of these two projects cannot be underscored enough. Not only are they taking up some of the last large tracts of undeveloped land in their cities, but also they will bring new housing options, businesses and jobs to the community as they grow — all the better for these GCISD students who will be grown up before we know it!
Rachel Slade, General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org