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Texas Blog Roundup for Week ending 5/2/2010

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/5/3 14:37:17 (959 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

The Texas Progressive Alliance is enjoying the May flowers as we bring you this week's blog roundup.

Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project is A BIG BUNCH OF MEANIES according to a major industry publication. OGAP is so mean for "setting up shop in Texas" and requiring that industry Drill-Right Texas. And, TXsharon is really, really mean on he blog Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

Off the Kuff had a discussion of the city of Houston's term limits, which are currently under review.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to point out that border violence precipitated by poor drug policy has nothing to do with immigration reform. Think about it. Don't let fear mongers fool you.

Adam at Three Wise Men gives us the skinny on the upcoming midterms.

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Gorena Reports Corporate Contribution

Local News, Notes and Events
 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/5/2 16:03:55 (1696 reads)

Since Lewisville Councilman John Gorena no longer wants to have any contact with me, I'll just have to throw this out there and see if any of our readers can explain it.
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In John Gorena's campaign finance report, he reported a $50 campaign contribution from "Sazon International Inc, Q Coleman". Where you would normally report an individual's job title and employer, was "Event Planners" and "The Event Network".

We did find this LinkedIn page for Q Coleman (a person who owns Sazon International).

Since it's still illegal (and wrong, I might add) to accept corporate contributions, we're assuming he just reported it wrong. Would be interesting to see a copy of the check, wouldn't it?

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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - May 3rd - May 10th

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/5/2 15:45:11 (2271 reads)
Lewisville Area Calendar and Events

From submitted reports - email with your items

General Announcements

Library offers numerous April youth programs

The Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street, has numerous classes and programs on tap for the month of April. For more information on any of these events, contact the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577 or visit

Calendar of Events

Looking for family activites? See Family eGuide

May 3rd - 4th - Early Voting Continues
Last days of early voting for municipal races.

Open in new windowMay 3rd - Lewisville City Council Meeting
The Lewisville City Council meets at 7:00 PM on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 151 West Church Street, Lewisville, TX [Map]. The public is invited to attend. Citizens may address the Mayor and Council during the Visitor's Forum, although no action can be taken on any item not on the agenda. Agendas are posted here no later than 72 hours in advance of a meeting.

May 5th - 11th Annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast
6:45 AM at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville. For tickets call 972-436-4561

Open in new windowMay 8th - Municipal Election Day
Most Texas cities and school boards have elections this day. Locally, Lewisville ISD, and the cities of Lewisville, Flower Mound, and Highland Village. Early voting is April 26th - May 4th.

Read more about the 2010 Lewisville ISD Trustee Election.
Read more about the 2010 Lewisville City Council Election
Polling Locations for City of Lewisville
Polling Locations for Lewisville ISD
Citizens are encouraged to bring their voter registration cards with them to the polling location. To determine if you are registered to vote in Denton County, visit the Denton County Elections website: For voter registration information, contact the Denton County Elections Division at 940.349.3200.

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Frisco Group Launches new LISD "Rumors" Page

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/27 1:40:00 (1600 reads)

Back in December, we told you about a "Rumors" page that Lewisville ISD started. At the time, we were frustrated because despite having documented evidence and the actual statutes of the law LISD trustees broke by holding their retreat without properly announcing it, LISD essentially posted an entry on the "rumors" page saying "nuh-uh, we didn't".

The group of Frisco residents within the LISD portion of Frisco, "We Are Frisco" has launched a new page on their website meant to counter what they believe are more misleading entries on LISD's rumor page.

Check out We Are Frisco's Rumor Page.

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Lewisville Police Seek Suspect in Murder / Mutilation (Updated)

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/26 23:10:00 (5652 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowAround 11:15 a.m. on Monday, April 26th, Lewisville Police Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Shadow Wood in Lewisville in reference to a body in the roadway. Upon their arrival, they found the mutilated body of a deceased female, identified as 44 year-old Maria Santos Corona. Lewisville Police are seeking Jose Fernando Corona, a 49 year-old Hispanic male, in connection with the murder. He is believed to have possibly fled in a 2005 Toyota Sequoia bearing Texas license plate “247-DVH.” 1991 Ford Ranger (2 door) pick-up, gold, bearing Texas license plates AA24004

Reportedly, nearby Lakeland Elementary school was placed on lockdown as police searched for Corona.

If you have information about the crime, or the whereabouts of Jose F. Corona, contact Lewisville Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 or the Lewisville Police Department non-emergency line at (972) 219-3600, the LPD Crime Tip line at (972) 219-8477 (TIPS) or Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward. Don't try to take the law into your own hands.

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