Friday, October 22, 2021

Pokemon Go Safety Tips For Kids and Parents

The Pokemon Go craze is creating quite a buzz with children and adults. The App is taking players on a real-life adventure, of sorts, in search of Pokemon characters.

The game imitates what it would be like if a Pokemon character really were roaming around you at all times, in a kind of augmented virtual reality world, ready to be caught and collected. This feature has​ resulted ​in ​some “trainers” or Pokemon players ​becoming distracted and run​ning​ into people, walls, poles etc. while ​playing the game.​ Pokemon fever has resulted in falls, bumps and bruises ​to​ players.

The Southlake Police Department wants to urge players​, especially young teens, to practice safety.

Here are a few tips:

  • ​Be aware of your surroundings
  • Don’t play Pokemon while driving
  • No crossing the street while playing the game
  • Don’t go to isolated locations alone, especially after dark
  • Be mindful of the City’s midnight curfew for teens under the age of 1​7
  • Don’t go to isolated locations alone, especially after dark.
  • Entering other people’s property is a crime and can be dangerous. Do not trespass.

Stay safe!

 

UPDATED Traffic, Parking, Free Shuttle information – Dragons vs Longhorns Game Day!

UPDATE ~ FREE parking, shuttle service, overflow and traffic information for Friday’s big game!

Arrive Early

Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early
Carroll hosts Cedar Hill in a Class 6A Division II bi-district playoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dragon Stadium. A sellout crowd is expected and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Cedar Hill is a two-time defending state champion and the two teams have met four times in the playoffs and the series is tied 2-2. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Free Shuttle Service

Free Shuttle Service Offered
Free shuttle service will be offered from Dawson Middle School to Dragon Stadium. This is an updated shuttle location from Tuesday afternoon. The shuttles will start running at 5:30 p.m. and the drop off/pickup spot will be on the southwest side of the stadium. One shuttle will be available during the game. Shuttles will start return service midway through the fourth quarter and will continue until one hour following the game. Parking for the shuttles will be in the back of Dawson and fans can enter the school from the north entrance off Kimball.

Dragon Stadium Parking Free

Parking at Dragon Stadium will be free. The Dragon Zone Auction parking area will not be available for the playoff game. Dragon Zone Auction parking is designed for regular season games only. Also, fans are encouraged to car pool to help provide more available parking spots.

Overflow Parking Available

Overflow Parking Available Around Stadium
Additional parking around Dragon Stadium will be available for home and visiting fans attending the game. Businesses on Kimball Avenue that have been approved for overflow parking include Trinity, Variosystems, Legends office buildings and St. John’s Church. Click here to view a map of the approved overflow parking available.

Dragon Stadium Tailgating Area
In order to maximize home-side parking, tailgating Dragon fans are encouraged to use the designated tailgate area. The tailgate area will include multiple rows located on the far east side of the home parking lot.

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It’s football playoff time! Are you ready? The Southlake Police Department is and we’re offering a few tips to help make your experience a safe and enjoyable one.

As you probably know, the first playoff game between the Southlake Carroll Dragons and the Cedar Hill Longhorns is this Friday evening November 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.

Playoff games are typically held in area college stadiums large enough to handle twenty thousand or more people. This year’s game is being held at Dragon Stadium, so large crowds and heavy traffic is expected and you will need to plan ahead.

The Southlake Police Department is preparing for the anticipated heavy traffic by adding additional officers to help make travel as smooth as possible. Drivers will need to follow officer’s instructions and traffic patterns, designated by strategically placed orange cones.

SLPD is urging everyone who plans to attend the game to plan ahead.

  • Allow yourself plenty of time and leave your home early
  • Watch for police officers directing traffic
  • Follow all additional traffic signs and strategically placed orange cones to help traffic move smoothly into and out of Dragon Stadium.

Dragons vs. Allen: Showdown In New Stadium

Welcome to Dragon Football 2012. The Dragons open the season Friday, Aug. 31 at Allen as both teams unveil the new 18,000-seat stadium. The anticipation for the game has been building all summer and the defending state champion Dragons enter as the No. 1-ranked Class 5A team in state.

The demand for tickets has been furious. Early Tuesday morning a long line formed at Dragon Stadium to purchase tickets. A few hundred tickets remain available at Carroll Senior High School and Carroll High School as of Friday morning. Allen is sold out of tickets.

Follow the Carroll-Allen game live on the radio at KWRD 100.7 -FM, The Word. All games will be preceded with a one-hour Countdown to Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 45-minute post-game show. Chuck Kelly and Kelly Milligan return to carry all the Dragon games as this season marks the 10th year for Metro Sports covering Carroll football.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Parking lots open at 3 p.m. Gates C & D are the visiting team gates. Dragon fans are welcome to enter any of the gates to the stadium and will be able to walk through the concourse to get to their seats.

Reserved seating for Dragon fans is located in Sections 120, 121 and 122. General seating is located in Section 119. Dragons students section is Section 123. No backpacks or outside drinks are allowed in the stadium. Body painting is not permitted and all students must wear shirts.

Follow Dragon football on Twitter for updates/images from Eagle Stadium. Dragon fans at the game tonight be sure to use #slcdragons when tweeting.

Allen’s new Eagle Stadium Information

Eagle Stadium, 155 Rivercrest Boulevard, Allen

Visitor Stadium Seating Chart