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Car Crashes into Lewisville Home

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/12 16:50:00 (635 reads)

Open in new windowAround 2:04 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Lewisville Police and Fire responded to a call that a car had crashed into a home in the 900 block of Acorn Drive in southern Lewisville.

Police say there are no injuries, and there was no sign of intoxication involved.

The car was a black sedan. The Lewisville Texan Journal wasn't able to get a photo before it was towed off, but here is a photo posted to Twitter by NBC5DFW:




Boarded up house photo by Nick Weaver

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Holiday Stroll Planned in Old Town Lewisville on December 6th

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/12 8:00:00 (390 reads)

Open in new windowThe annual Old Town Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, in Old Town Lewisville, featuring a wide range of free family events from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is being jointly presented by City of Lewisville/Lewisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Main & Mill/Old Town Business Association, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville and Resource One Credit Union.

Highlights will include Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Christmas Parade at 2 p.m., followed by Holiday Stroll activities from 3:30 to 8 p.m. including community performances, photos with Santa, Santa Paws Village and “Lewisville Lights!” Old Town Christmas Tree Lighting.

Although not part of the Holiday Stroll, the annual Motorcycle Toy Run will be held the same day starting at 8 a.m. at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, ending with lunch and a live band in Old Town Lewisville. As many as 1,000 bikes are expected to participate and to collect more than 1,000 toys for local children’s charities.

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club will hold the popular Pancakes and Photos with Santa event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Santa Paws Village opens at 10:30 a.m. at Main and Charles streets, providing opportunities to adopt a new pet for the holidays. Donations of toys or cash for Lewisville Animal Services also will be accepted. There will be an Angel Tree to collect supplies for the animals, as well as a raffle benefiting the shelter.

The parade will follow the same route as in past years, starting at Cowan Street and travelling east on Main Street, then south on Mill Street to Purnell. Prime viewing areas will be set up along Main Street in the downtown corridor.

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Thanks to Veterans

The Editor's Column
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/11 0:10:59 (236 reads)

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LISD Superintendent Dr. Waddell Announces January Retirement

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 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/11/10 21:30:00 (580 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville ISD Superintendent Dr. Stephen Waddell announced today that he is retiring effective January 31st, 2015.

"It is with a sad heart that I announce my retirement effective January 31, 2015.

I have had a great career beginning in 1980. I have loved every minute of it. I want to thank the administrators and boards that have given me the chance to serve their children: Splendora, Lancaster, Sunray, Tuloso-Midway, Birdville and Lewisville. It has been an honor to serve all of those districts."
Read the entire letter...

Waddell was selected by the Board of Trustees in January of 2011 when the former Superintendent Dr. Jerry Roy retired.

In addition to being known for implementing a Bring-Your-Own-Technology (BYOT) policy. Waddell has been a driving force behind Lewisville ISD's Strategic Design, and helped the district become part of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, which had a legislative mandate to transform education. Despite legislative action to reduce standardized testing in the last session, the state largely rejected the consortium's request to waive standards and try alternate methods of accountability.

Waddell's decision comes on the heels of a general election where Republicans swept all of the offices again. Newly-elected Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is widely viewed as hostile to public education, pushing a charter schools agenda instead. While Waddell's announcement does not mention the election, we can't question his timing on what will be some difficult years to come for public schools.

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Happy Birthday, Marines!

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/9 17:36:45 (310 reads)



Here is this year's message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Joseph f. Dunford, Jr.:


For those who may not understand the United States Marine Corps, and how it differs from the other armed services, we would suggest watching this series of very short and very engaging videos: First to Fight, which follows a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that can launch an action anywhere a naval ship can reach within 6 hours. These guys are the tip of the spear, and are ready to go on any day.

Happy 239th birthday, Marines!

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Lewisville PD Launches Mobile App and Texting to Receive Tips

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/11/8 12:38:34 (415 reads)

Open in new windowThe Lewisville Police Department has launched a new service called TipLPD that will allow residents to submit anonymous information via text message or mobile app, and have the police communicate back to them without having to provide a phone number. A third party service anonymizes the conversation to prevent LPD from finding out the person’s name or phone number unless the tipster chooses to provide it.

Robin Brizendine, a crime data technician at LPD, monitors the incoming tips and can dispatch the messages to the appropriate officers. Brizendine says the data is searchable and classifiable so that police can go back through tips submitted and find what they need.

The service is only meant to provide information on crimes for investigative reasons, and is not meant for emergency messages. In an emergency, such as a crime currently in progress, citizens should still call 911. The TipLPD service is only monitored during business hours Monday - Friday. This service is not the same as the proposed Text-to-911 service, which may or may not eventually come to Lewisville. For that service, the concern is about “swatting” - or abuse of the service to provoke unwarranted police response.

The TipLPD application is available free for Android and Apple iPhones, and can be found in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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FBI Seeks Public Help Finding "L.A. Bandit" Serial Bank Robber

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/8 10:59:19 (683 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowFrom the Dallas Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations:

“L.A. BANDIT” SUSPECTED OF AT LEAST FOUR BANK ROBBERIES IN DFW AREA

The man dubbed by law enforcement as the “L.A. Bandit” is suspected of robbing the Bank of America at 5610 Broadway Boulevard, Garland, Texas on November 4, 2014.

The suspect entered the bank and verbally demanded cash from the bank teller. The subject’s actions were aggressive, but no one was physically injured. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male with a goatee, believed to be in his 30s, approximately 6’1” tall, with a large build. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and a dark baseball cap with buttons or rivets on the sides.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department.

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City Council Meeting Video - 11/3/2014

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 Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 22:50:00 (230 reads)

Here is the video from Monday night's Lewisville City Council meeting. While there wasn't anything major in the open session, there was an interesting workshop discussion about the I-35 corridor plan.



You can follow along with the slides here.

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Free Yoga for Cancer Patients at Medical Center of Lewisville

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 0:38:43 (276 reads)

Open in new windowCancer patients are being offered free yoga classes at Medical Center of Lewisville each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The non-profit organization Yoga Bridge is offering the classes for survivors of any type of cancer at any stage of recovery from cancer, chronic disease, pain, or injury. Caregivers and loved ones are also welcome. Classes are free for anyone in active treatment for cancer, with small fees for survivors and guests.

Who: Cancer patients, survivors, and guests
When: Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Medical Center of Lewisville
2nd floor Community Room
500 W. Main St., Lewisville
Cost: Free for cancer patients, $5 for those no longer in treatment, $10 for guests
More information: Email yogabridge@hotmail.com or call 214-912-6328 for more information, or visit the Yogabridge website: www.yogabridge.com.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 0:15:32 (395 reads)

Open in new window“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” at MCL Grand Nov. 6-9
The Acting Studio will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” with four shows Nov. 6-9, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances will be held Nov. 6-8 starting at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16-18 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at tix.com.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

Humane Society of Flower Mound Hosts Event for Man’s Best Friend
Celebrate life with your best friend at the 8th annual Fido Fest at 10 a.m. on November 8 at Westchester Park, 3901 Churchill, in Flower Mound. The fun-filled event will kick-off with a dog walk through the trails of Flower Mound, followed by a morning of games, concessions, contests, and plenty of fun! There will also be a demonstration by the Frisbee dogs from the Dallas Dog and Disc Club, and a chance to meet the Denton County Sheriff K-9 unit. For more information or to register for the event, please visit, www.hsfm.org.

Flower Mound Set to Celebrate Veterans November 9
Please join the Town in honoring our veterans November 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony, in celebration of Veterans Day. A family picnic will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. that will include free hot dogs provided by the Summit Club along with cake and lemonade. The Town will host a Veterans Review during the Veterans Day ceremony, where approximately 200 local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and JROTC units parade before the Veterans in uniform. JROTC units and Scout groups can enter the Review by calling 972.874.6276. For more information, please visit www.flower-mound.com/cac.

Reminder: Trinity Trash Bash on November 15th.
Keep Lewisville Beautiful, City of Lewisville, LLELA Nature Preserve and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 23rd annual Trinity Trash Bash waterway clean-up Saturday, Nov. 15, 8-11 a.m. at Lewisville Lake Park. In 2013, more than 350 KLB volunteers removed four tons of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals and Lewisville Lake.

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline and creek clean-ups, and a guided kayak clean-up of the Trinity River. A free electronics recycling collection event, educational expo and Texas Arbor Day celebration also will be held on site.

More information and registration info here.


Texas Family Musicals bows with Holly, Orbison at MCL Grand
Texas Family Musicals ends its 16-season tenure of providing family musicals and original concerts with one final performance Saturday, Nov. 15. The concert will feature music from the Texas Family Musicals’ most popular original shows, The Night the Music Died and Roy Orbison Experience.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. For ticket information, visit texasfamilymusicals.com or call 800.547.4697.

Buddy Holly is played by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kevin Kratzke, and Roy Orbison is portrayed by New York actor/singer Chris Trimboli. Kratzke portrayed Buddy Holly for the nine years in The Night the Music Died. Trimboli played Roy Orbison in the The Roy Orbison Experience and doubled as Ritchie Valens in The Night the Music Died. Both singers will be backed by the Night the Music Died band. In addition to tunes from Holly and Orbison, both singers will be performing original songs.

Local Author Fair set for Nov. 15
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Lewisville Public Library is hosting its second Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Glenmore Savage Community Room, 1197 W. Main Street.
Authors and publishers will display and sell their work at the fair. Authors at the event will be either self-published or traditionally published. Ten percent of sales at the event will go towards the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library organization.

Registration now open for November 15 Dorothy’s Dash
The Town will hold the 11th annual Dorothy’s Dash for MS on November 15 at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Road. Held in honor of former Town employee Dorothy Walkup, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Nov. 16, 2004, Dorothy’s Dash proceeds benefit the Lone Star Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. On-site registration and chip pick-up lines open at 7 a.m., the Kids’ K starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration information and race routes, visit www.flower-mound.com/dorothysdash.


Lewisville Civic Chorale to present “America’s Musical Landscape II”
Lewisville Civic Chorale will present “America's Musical Landscape II” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane.

Ticket prices are $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students and children; $30 family of any size; season tickets $40 for individuals, $85 per family.

Lewisville Civic Chorale performs four choral concerts and a variety of smaller concerts throughout the year. The chorus has performed the works of masters such as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as selections from the school of English madrigals, traditional and modern spirituals, comedic opera choruses and other contemporary literature.

Lewisville Civic Chorale is one of seven local groups receiving funding from the City of Lewisville through a grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.

For more information and to buy tickets...

Art and Craft Event at Cobra Brewery November 22nd
On Saturday, November 22nd, Cobra Brewing Company will host an Arts and Crafts event at their brewery at 146 Whatley Ave. The family and pet-friendly event will feature local vendors with great gift ideas, including arts and crafts, local food, and homemade goods.

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