Judy Wiley

Judy Wiley joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2012 and has been covering Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake and Westlake since then. Her reporting focuses on new businesses, development, transportation and city governments. Judy has been covering aspects of Northeast Tarrant County for various publications and as a freelancer since 1999.

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Key projects taking shape as 2014 begins

Area cities will move ahead in 2014 with plans intended to build or strengthen their identities and economies for years to come. more »

Jan 22, 2014 , Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

Quicker home sales expected to continue this year

The North Texas real estate market’s full recovery from the recession likely will continue in 2014, a local real estate agent and a Texas A&M University economist predicted. more »

Jan 22, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

Machelle Dennis keeps her boutique stocked with distinctive clothing.

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Machelle’s Boutique

Machelle Dennis said she brought a huge, loyal following from Hurst when she relocated Machelle’s Boutique in April to a space near Market Street in Colleyville. more »

Jan 22, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

Grapevine Craft Brewery's Lakefire is now on tap throughout the region, seen here at Tolbert's on Main Street Grapevine.

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Grapevine Craft Brewery

Though the Grapevine Craft Brewery hasn’t materialized because of construction financing issues, the beer is available either in kegs or on tap at some 17 locations in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, plus more locations in other area cities. more »

Jan 22, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake (2 Comments)

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Survey shows Westlake mostly satisfied

The top three reasons Westlake residents would stay for five more years are quality of life, aesthetic appeal and Westlake Academy, according to a survey done this year. more »

Sep 19, 2013 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake Impacts

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Barbecue is on the menu at AJ's, including sausage made in-house by proprietor A.J. Gillinger.

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AJ’s on Main

A.J. Gillinger has been in the restaurant business since April 1, and he says he loves it. “I’m having a good time,” says the retired Grapevine Police Department officer who bought the former South Prairie Oyster Market. more »

Jan 22, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

Citrus Bistro owners Jean-Loup Schyns, Nanou Viriot and Chef Didier Viriot.

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Citrus Bistro

Tucked away in Colleyville, hidden from the main drag, is a spot where fresh seafood is flown in three times a week and prepared by a French chef who learned his art and craft from his father before him. more »

Oct 17, 2013 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake