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Lewisville Resident Makes Splash in Neighborhood with Free Beer

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/4/1 0:00:00 (4715 reads)

Open in new windowBy April Fultz

Inspired by an article he saw here on The Lewisville Texan Journal about an Old Town resident who placed a Little Free Library in his front yard for the neighborhood to enjoy, one Lewisville resident has taken it to the next level. Lewisville resident Devon Krabek has placed what he calls his “Little Free Beer Fridge” in his yard near the corner of Pecan Ridge Trail and Mill Street in Old Town. Following the same concept as the little libraries, the little beer fridge invites visitors to “Take a Beer, Leave a Beer”.

The little beer fridge is made of wood, with a sloped shingled roof, and a glass front door. The sides are painted with beer bottles, and there is even a bottle opener affixed to one side. The box stays a remarkably cold 35 degrees due to the refrigeration unit that Krabek re-purposed from an electric camping cooler. At night, the inside lights up.

Although he’s only had the Little Free Beer Fridge in his yard for a weekend, Krabek says the house-shaped icebox had gotten lots of attention. “I filled it on Saturday morning, and added more beer on Saturday afternoon,” he said. “On Sunday morning, it was all empty except for one half-empty Pabst Blue Ribbon”.

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Devon Krabek enjoys an ice cold beer next to his Little Free Beer Fridge in his front yard on the corner of Pecan Ridge Trail and Mill Street.
Krabek’s neighbor, Joe McBain welcomes the addition to the neighborhood. “Since I lost my drivers license, it’s been difficult to get to the store for beer,” said McBain. “Now I can literally walk 50 feet down the sidewalk and get an ice-cold beer when I want one,” he added.

Not all neighbors are happy about the Little Free Beer Fridge though. As we were shooting photos of Krabek and his creation, neighbor Tara Newun chastised him and McBain for drinking in the yard, and for putting out beer in an unsupervised dispenser. "Have you lost your damned minds?" she asked them. "I don't want my kids getting into this!" she yelled. "Then be a parent and teach them to stay away from it," retorted Krabek. (Newun came back later to apologize, and sipped a Starbucks while listening to Krabek explain the idea.)

Krabek says he’s heard from Pastor Ben Bell of the Southridge Baptist Church, which is on Mill Street just over a block away from his house. “He called it ‘wicked and sinful’ that I would share ‘liquor’, especially on a Sunday,” explained Krabek, quoting Bell. “I told him he needed to relax, and I offered him a beer,” said Krabek, cracking a smile. “He said he would call the police. I told him go ahead.”

Bell, reached for comment by phone Monday, said he was frustrated that someone would make beer available like that without checking IDs. “You just walk right up and get what you want!” exclaimed Bell. “How does he know that someone isn’t a minor, or an alcoholic?” Bell said this kind of thing was exactly the wrong direction for the neighborhood. “It’s bad enough we have all kinds of little beer stores and now liquor stores down here,” said Bell. “Give us a break!” Bell said he did refer the matter to Lewisville Police, but hasn’t been satisfied with the response.

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Annual Charity Art Gala Scheduled for April 18th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/3/31 20:38:32 (954 reads)

Open in new windowThe Ninth Annual Cloud 9 Charities Art Gala benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County (CACDC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County (CASA) will be held on Friday, April 18 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Le Beaux Chateau, 2701 Corporate Drive in Flower Mound. Guests will enjoy free valet parking, wine provided by The Naked Grape and delicious food prepared by Chef Morris Salerno.

Seventeen artists will display their works throughout the building with several art pieces and reproductions available for sale. Mediums include metal sculptures, pastels, watercolors, photography, pottery and jewelry. Each artist donates a piece to the Live Auction that begins at 8:30 p.m. and is led by Tim Willett.

Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased online at

Richard Nunez is returning to paint live during the event. Other returning artists include Wanda Grice, Linda Bourgault, Julie Redmond, Linda Chidsey, Deb Kreimborg, Ken Caperton, Daren Fagan, Jackie Haugen, Manuel Sarmiento, and Obsidian. New to the show this year are Bianca Elise, Mary Carradine, Larry Garcia, Chris Henderson, Cathy Shepherd, and Charlotte Kimball.

The charity event is hosted by Lead Concepts, The Naked Grape, Le Beaux Chateau and Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse. Mobile Music, PBP is again providing the music.

For more information, email or call 469.265.7026.
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Saturday Morning Update

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/3/29 11:18:16 (1202 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville-based mortgage company Nationstar is moving 1,300 jobs to Dallas.

In Denton, the group looking for a ban on the hydraulic-fracture stimulation (fracking) of gas wells has got enough signatures to force a referendum.

No drought-buster is in the forecast for North Texas.

Here is some aerial video from the River Walk development in Flower Mound, under construction.

Denton County Officeholders’ holdings detailed in public documents seen by few.

15 Extremely Powerful People Who Think Pot Should Be Legalized

Lewisville was recently the host to Texas’ largest “vaping” convention. We’re generally supportive of anything that helps people to quit smoking, but there is definitely some concern that the poisonous nicotine can pose a hazard to children.

At the MCL Grand Theater, artistic expression abounds. Director Jim Wear writes about how it has been in the first three years of the facility’s existence.

Lewisville-based medical device manufacturer Orthofix announced the appointment of Ronald A. Matricaria as a Director and Chairman of the Board.

House Republicans passed the “no more parks” act.

You may have seen some fear-mongering posts on Facebook recently about a radiation leak in New Mexico, and a “plume” visible on weather radar. Here are a couple articles that shed light on what happened, and why there is no cause for panic.
- New Mexico nuclear repository mishap leaves Los Alamos waste quandary
- Dept. of Energy says article allegedly causing radiation fears in New Mexico, West Texas is false

Via Cross Timbers Gazette: Friends of LLELA put Nature on the Map

Here’s an update on Lewisville Softball and Maribeth Gorusch’s two-hitter against Marcus.

Spellmaster in the house. Lokesh Nagineni, an eighth grader from LISD’s Lamar Middle School won the regional spelling bee.

Here’s an article on how the latest oil spill in Galveston is affecting Matagorda Island. Back in 2009, I took this photo of a ship carrying wind turbine blades into the port of Galveston. I know that wind energy is not entirely interchangeable with oil, but to me, it's worth pointing out that we've never had to clean up a wind spill. I really hope to see electric cars and the batteries that power them improved so that we can see cars powered by renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
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Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a program where counties or municipalities finance energy efficiency or renewable energy (solar and wind) improvements for for residences. The owners then pay back the cost over time through an assessment on the property that is collected in addition to their property taxes. The assessment stays with the property, rather than going against the property owner’s credit. Your editor would love to see this in Lewisville if the details work out. Keeping PACE in Texas is a non-profit business association that promotes PACE.

From D Magazine: How the Lewisville Fishing Barge Is Like a Time Machine - I think we’ve been out there only a couple of times. My biggest complaint about the place is that it’s just not very clean. You can find chairs with fish guts in them, cobwebs and trash and dust everywhere. I know that fishing is not necessarily a sterile sport, but we’ve always thought it would be a nicer place to go if it were a little cleaner.

The University of North Texas is facing an investigation into financial irregularities.

Here is video of Lewisville’s Jerry Galler Training Center dedication

Das Rad Rocks is a cute short film about a couple of animated rock piles who experience mankind’s development on a geological time scale. It sort of puts in perspective that no matter what we do, the Earth is going to be just fine. It’s our human habitat that we need to be concerned about, and that relies on a good balance with the habitats of all living things.

Things that red-state liberals would like blue-state liberals to know.

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Video: 35Express Project Holds Community Meeting in Lewisville

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/3/26 5:44:07 (1632 reads)

Open in new windowThe 35Express project held a community meeting at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater on Tuesday night, 3/25/2014 to discuss the I-35E expansion project and its status and schedule, as well as take questions from audience members.

The Lewisville Texan Journal was there to shoot video. The full meeting lasted only 36 minutes. Some of the slides presented show new renderings of some of the intersections that Lewisville residents have been wondering about, such as the new FM 407 interchange.

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Old Town Resident Opens Little Free Library

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/3/24 22:20:00 (1970 reads)

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Lewisville's first Little Free Library - at the corner of Herod and Walters in Old Town. Just a bit bigger than a birdhouse, the little library matches the historic home behind it. The library is painted on the sides with the message "Take a book, leave a book." (LTJ Photo)

By Steve Southwell

An Old Town Lewisville neighborhood now has its own new free library. Resident Frank Vaughan, who lives in the historic home on the corner of Walters and Herod, just West of the Lewisville City Hall, says he read about the Little Free Library concept on a blog.

"I read about this on a blog on ways to make neighborhoods more human and interactive," said Vaughan. "We thought it was a cool idea and wanted to do something," he added.

One of Vaughan's Old Town neighbors, Dixie Westbrook was excited about the idea. "Isn't it precious?" she asked. "I contributed a book as soon as I saw it up!" she added.

In its first weekend in "operation", the little library has been a hit. "So far, it has been up this weekend and we have restocked it twice," said Vaughan. "I am a little worried about running out of books, but several have said they will bring some by."

The Lewisville Texan Journal brought a couple of books by when we visited the library this afternoon.

The Little Free Library concept started in 2009 in Wisconsin, and has caught on since then. Little Free Library organization that promotes the idea maintains an online map of locations. The organization says they have over 15,000 locations in 56 countries.

Although the concept will never replace a regular brick-and-mortar public library, it does provide a neighborhood amenity, and it can bring children closer to books. According to the website, they can even help neighbors meet each other, and get to know each other better.

The way the little library works is very simple: Simply take a book or leave a book. The concept relies on the idea that most people will play fair and extend the same favor to others that was extended to them. Still, the organization offers tips for the library "stewards" (the individual who maintains each little library) to avoid vandalism, and keep the library stocked.

We wish the new little library success. If any other local residents would like to start one, let us know, and we'll be happy to spread the word about your new location.

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LISD School Board Meeting Notes - March 17th, 2014

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/3/23 12:31:13 (1621 reads)

Open in new windowBy Angela Jackman, Parents4LISD

The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees met in their regular monthly meeting Monday night, March 17th, 2014. These are our unofficial notes of the proceedings. Official minutes are generally posted after the following month's meeting when they are approved by the board. Agendas and minutes are posted here. Meeting video can be found here.

Meeting Highlights
1) The Awards and Recognitions part of the LISD Board Meetings are always a highlight.

2) The LISD Fine Arts recognized a phenomenal 58 All State Musicians.

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Economic Development Agreement Reached for Three Restaurants to Serve Old Town

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/3/18 3:10:00 (3852 reads)

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Concept Plan for new restaurant development, overlaid on an aerial map. (Location and configuration are approximate, as a site map was not included in the agenda backup materials) (Aerial imagery by Google, Concept Plan via Council agenda backup)
By Steve Southwell

The Lewisville City Council Monday night approved an economic development agreement that will bring three new restaurants to a 1.76 acre piece of land currently owned by the City of Lewisville on the Northwest Corner of Charles and Church Streets. The developer in the project is Old Town Development Lewisville, LLC, managed by Chris Gordon.

Although the public agenda material, and contract released did not contain the names of the proposed restaurants, a concept sketch released by Lewisville Staff earlier today revealed that two of them could be Twisted Root Burger Company and Cane Rosso, a pizzaria. The sketch shows buildings that incorporate rustic corrugated metal grain silos as design elements. The contract itself calls for three “high quality restaurants” which are “acceptable to the city”.

The agreement calls for incentives from the city in the form of sales tax rebates, and an upfront investment for parking lots, utility relocation, and the waiver of permitting and development fees.

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Thursday Night Update

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/3/13 22:47:03 (2182 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowLast Friday, Fluffy and I got to go out for a kayak-based litter survey and mini-cleanup on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River with Keep Lewisville Beautiful. The trip was hosted by Kayak Power, which operates kayak trips there from just below the dam to the crossing at FM 3040. Overall, the river wasn’t too filthy. The worst part were the shores just below SH 121. Still, we pulled a few bags of garbage out. It really wasn’t at all like work, but more like sport. By the end of the trip, Fluffy and I had gotten pretty good at swinging our two-seater kayak around and navigating to the garbage and extracting it. This is really just a great trip, and Mike did a great job of outfitting us and showing us what we needed to know. Check out their Facebook page, and their website for more info on how you can kayak the Elm Fork.

If you haven’t been to LLELA, you really should try to make it out there. Michael D. Fox has posted an online album of the photographs he has taken there.

The 2013 crime report has been released, and the City of Lewisville has written a bit about it. For various reasons, crime statistics are tricky to interpret, so I don’t think the headline “Crime rate sees 18.1 percent drop in 2013” should necessarily have too much read into it. There are different types of crime, and different levels of seriousness. There are also crimes such as murder where the city has only ever had a few per year, so any increase or reduction there always looks dramatic. Other types of crime, such as sexual assault often go unreported, and thus the statistics can be misleading. We strongly encourage interested readers to go straight to the reports page and read through them. Our police do a lot of work, and it’s apparent when one reads just how much crime they deal with.

An appeals court has upheld a verdict that Lewisville ISD is not liable in the 2010 suicide of 9 year old Montana Lance. The trial court ruled that Lewisville ISD had no constitutional duty to protect Lance from his fellow classmates. I think that as long as we have compulsory attendance for Texas public schools, then there ought to be a constitutional duty to protect.

There is a petition to turn Dallas ISD into a home rule charter district. Pardon me if I’m cynical, but it’s hard not to look at this and wonder what the angle is, and how the education privatizers and the testing-industrial complex will benefit. Is the Dallas Mayor behind it? While I definitely support the idea that cities and school districts need to work together to solve problems, I think cities have enough to worry about without being in charge of a school district.

Albertsons grocery chain will acquire Safeway, the parent company of our local Tom Thumb grocery stores. Funny - I guess we figured Albertsons always had a foot in the grave. Fluffy says the reason we don’t shop at Albertsons is that she can’t stand the layout of the store, with the split aisles.

Here is an I-35 expansion update from the Denton Record Chronicle. It looks like the real work is beginning.

Last update, I posted about how Whole Foods grocery store was a Temple of Pseudoscience. Well, here’s an article that takes a different direction: “America’s Angriest Store - How Whole Foods Attracts Complete Shitheads”. You know, I had forgotten about this incident that happened years ago when we used to live in Plano. My wife and I went to Whole Foods for some reason, and I did something that caused me to take a step back and wonder about my own sanity. I think I had already been in a bit of a cranky mood due to traffic, and when we arrived at the store, the whole parking lot was ridiculously full, so I had to circle. I thought I saw a spot right up front, but it turns out that somebody had parked their expensive little car smack in the middle of two spots. Grrr. So eventually I found a spot more distant, and the walk to the store entrance involved walking past this car. No handicapped plates, or any obvious reason why it should be there. I found myself actually spitting on the hood of the car as I passed it. The guy happened to be walking back to his car at that moment, and passed us - looking at his hood, then looking back at me. No confrontation happened, other than my wife wanting to know what the hell got into me. I really couldn’t answer. I haven’t done anything like that since then. I guess it just bothers me when people are inconsiderate, but it was juvenile (yet harmless) to spit on a car.

Are you a visual learner? Do you want to understand how the DNA in our cell nuclei cause our bodies to create proteins? Got four and a half minutes? You have to check out this video.

Speed limits will increase soon on some highways around North Texas.

The U.S. Department of Education has denied Texas’ request to waive double-testing for 8th grade students like my son, who are taking Algebra I, and must pass the STARR EOC, as well as take the 8th grade math STARR.

The US Geological Survey has concluded that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma was caused by human activity.

A Denton County jailer who was earning almost $102,000 per year was fired by Sheriff Travis, but has been re-hired by the Commissioners’ Court for another job at $36,000, which apparently has angered Travis.

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools.

Remember the Superconducting Supercollider that was to be built South of Dallas, and that got its funding yanked after construction had begun? Well, here’s an even more audacious idea that nearly encircles all of Dallas, and almost (but not quite) reaches all the way North to Lewisville.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Calls For Six New Constitutional Amendments.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta doubles down on support for medical marijuana.

According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, youth who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to use tobacco.

Here’s a municipal nightmare: Imagine one of your neighbors in your residential neighborhood installs a gun range in his back yard, and your city is powerless to do anything about it. Fortunately, in Lewisville, if you want to shoot in your back yard, you are limited to BB guns.

Local musician of the week: Deirdre Wilson is a singer/songwriter living in Lewisville now. Check out 14:54 - Alright, Alright.

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Dutch Oven Cookers Share Food, Fellowship, and Fun

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/3/8 12:45:26 (2364 reads)

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Lewisville Lake Armadillos Dutch oven cooking group stand in front of the feast they prepared in LL Woods Park on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 (Photo by Steve Southwell)
By Steve Southwell

The Lewisville Lake Armadillos meet the first Saturday of each month in a local park to share their enthusiasm for Dutch oven cooking. At these “DOGs” (Dutch oven gatherings), they not only learn recipes and techniques from one another, but they share the resulting feast smorgasbord style when the food is done, like a big happy, extended family. At their invitation, I joined them on a beautiful day last Saturday to see and taste for myself.

For the uninitiated, a Dutch oven is a round cast-iron pot with feet, and a heavy cast-iron lid with a raised rim. To cook in them, you typically place the pot on a layer of burning coals or charcoal briquets, then place briquets on top of the lid. The heavy iron conducts heat evenly, and bakes the contents, melding the flavors nicely. Until Saturday, my only experience with them had been at the occasional Cub Scout camp-out, where the leaders had used them in the campfire to cook peach cobbler. What I didn’t realize was how versatile the cookers are, and how seriously some devotees take the art (or shall I say “science”) of cooking in them.

Lewisville resident Steven Sick along with his wife Stacy, organized the Lewisville Lake Armadillos as a local chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society. Although Steven Sick and his wife were not at the March cookout that I attended, their family was well represented. Deborah Sick was there cooking up a wonderful cabbage dish, and Craig Sick was making several interesting things, most notably “Hot Dogs Jubilee” - a simple mixture of cherry pie filling and cut up frankfurters. I got the sense there is a bit of competition for concocting things that are a bit out of the ordinary.

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Election Results - March 4th, 2014 Primary Election

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/3/4 21:10:00 (2406 reads)

Open in new windowHere is a quick recap of the primary results:

Selected Statewide and U.S. Offices
In the race for U.S. Senate, John Cornyn handily beat Tea Party challenger Steve Stockman. On the Democratic side, David Alameel faces a runoff with LaRouche candidate Kesha Rogers, after getting 47% of the vote.

In the Governor's race, favorites Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis will face each other in November.

In the Lt. Governor's race, it will be a runoff between Dan Patrick with 41.5% and David Dewhurst with 28.3% of the vote. The winner will face Democrat Leticia Van De Putte in November.

In U.S. House District 26, Republican incumbent Michael Burgess easily wins his primary with 83%. There is no Democratic challenger this year.

In U.S. House District 24, Kenny Marchant was unopposed, and faces Democrat Patrick McGehearty in November

Republicans Ken Paxton and Dan Branch will face one another in the runoff for Attorney General, and the winner will face Democrat Sam Houston in the general election.

In the race for Comptroller, Hegar, with 50% might narrowly win without a runoff, or may face Hilderbran (26%).

Wayne Christian will face Ryan Sitton in the Republican runoff for Texas Railroad Commission. Steve Brown won his race on the Democratic side for RRC.

Incumbents won all of their races for Texas Supreme Court

Denton County
State Reps:
- District 63 incumbent Tan Parker was unopposed and will face Democrat Daniel Moran in November
- District 64 incumbent Myra Crownover beat challenger Read King with 55% and will face Democrat Emy Lyons in November
- District 65 incumbent Ron Simmons was unopposed and will face Democrat Alex Mendoza in November
- District 106 incumbent Pat Fallon was unopposed and will face Democrat Lisa Osterhold in November

County Judge Mary Horn has beat off two challengers, and will avoid a runoff with 54% of the vote. There is no Democratic challenger.

In the race for District Attorney, incumbent Paul Johnson received 43% of the vote, and will face a runoff with challenger Karen Alexander. There is no Democratic challenger.

In the race for County Criminal Court 5, Coby Waddill beats Vic Rivera with 63% of the vote.

Justice of the Peace pct. 3 Becky Kerbow (Lewisville) was unopposed and faces no Democratic challenger in November

In JP Precinct 4, it will be a runoff between Republicans J Hand with 39% and Harris Hughey with 27%.

In JP Precinct 5, it will be a runoff between Republicans Cynthia Mitchell with 23% and Mike Oglesby with 19%

In JP Precinct 6, Gary Blanscet beat Tom Washington with 53%.

Former Lewisville police officer and current precinct 1 Constable Jesse Flores was upset by former Deputy, Johnny Hammons, who had 65% of the vote. More background on that race here.

Republican Party County Chair Dianne Edmondson beat challenger Labib Basta of Lewisville with over 99% of the vote. Democratic Party Chair Phyllis Wolper was unopposed and retains her seat.

State Rep Lon Burnam narrowly lost his primary (by 111 votes) to Domingo Garcia-backed candidate Ramon Romero.

State Senator John Carona has been defeated by challenger Don Huffines, with 50.6% of the vote.

U.S. Rep Ralph Hall in District 4 will face a runoff with John Ratcliffe after only garnering 45.4%

Primary runoff elections are May 27th, with early voting May 19th-23rd.

For a full list of statewide, U.S., and Texas legislature results, we would like to direct you to the Texas Tribune's election results, and the Denton County Elections website for the contested races within the county. (Republican | Democratic)

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