3 posts categorized "Entertainment-Northeast Tarrant County"

04/02/2012

Grapevine Wine Tours adds second tour bus

Grapevine Wine Tours, the operator of daily tours to North Texas wineries, has put on a second tour bus.

Co-owner Ladd Biro said demand has been consistently high for more capacity than the company's one 25-seat bus has offered. The company has had to rent additional vehicles for some tours, Biro said.

"It's gotten to the point that it makes economic sense for us to put another bus into operation, which is an exciting development for our company," Biro said. "We are getting a steady stream of large group bookings from the local hotels, as well as businesses across North Texas that are hearing great things about our tours."

The new 25-seat bus will allow the company to pick up more parties outside the Grapevine area "without disrupting our schedule," Biro said.

And it better enables the company to handle large groups, he said.

"We've handled groups of 100 and more several times, and we'll continue to do so," Biro said.

Besides wine tours, the company gets requests for wedding parties, Christmas light tours, and Cowboys and Rangers game trips, he said.

The company's daily four-hour lunch and dinner winery tours include tastings at three wineries, a meal, transportation to and from hotels, and a tour of Historic Grapevine.

Tours rotate among Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D'Vine Wine, Farina's Winery & Cafe, Homestead, La Buena Vida Vineyards and Su Vino. Lunch and dinner tours cost $69.50 and $89.50, respectively.

- Scott Nishimura

02/21/2012

NRH20 hiring 350-375 for the summer

NRH20 says it’s hiring for the summer. The North Richland Hills water park is hiring 350-375 people for the summer, about the same as it did last year, says Stephanie Hee, the park’s marketing specialist.

The park is hiring for all positions, including aquatics, park services, food and beverage, group sales, cash office, maintenance, front gate and admissions and party hosts.

Applicants must be at least 15, and some positions have a minimum age requirement of 16. Pay starts at $7.25 per hour. For job descriptions and to apply online, please visit www.nrh2o.com/jobs.

- Scott Nishimura

11/04/2011

GameStop launching Modern Warfare 3 with play time Monday night

GameStop is launching sales of  Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, dubbed by its publisher Actavision  “the most anticipated game in history,” with four hours of open-to-the-public play at the company’s Southlake store before the game goes on sale Monday at midnight.

The free play will be 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday,  1251 E Southlake Blvd.

The store normally has four gaming stations. But for this event, GameStop is bringing in two gaming trucks, with have an additional four-five gaming stations per truck, saiu Beth Sharum, a GameStop spokeswoman.

GameStop is bringing in the Dallas Mavericks’ star Jason Terry to meet fans and sign autographs, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Modern Warfare 3 will retail for $59.99; the Wii version $49.99; and the DS version, $29.99.

Here's a trailer on the game.

- Scott Nishimura

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