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Gratuitous Ingrid Michaelson

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/2/20 6:21:53 (850 reads)

Ingrid Michaelson has a new music video out for "Time Machine", off her "Lights Out" album - which is an awesome album, BTW.


I have a serious crush on Ingrid. Thankfully my wife is understanding of that. Carry on.

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Update on FM 407 Bridge Demolition / Reconstruction Schedule

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/18 4:40:00 (5125 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowThe Lewisville City Council received an update Monday night from AGL about the status of the FM 407 interchange construction, which will be delayed from the earlier planned dates. (See our earlier story about the new configuration, with detour info.)

Here are the current estimated dates: (Subject to change)
- April, 2015: The FM 407 bridge will be shut down for all traffic. Initially, just the western side of the 407 bridge will be demolished, while I-35 traffic continues to flow in both directions beneath the eastern end of the bridge.

- April - June, 2015: Crews will remove the western embankment for the bridge, and bring the southbound service road straight through. Until the service road is completed, traffic will flow freely around the current intersection without the current red light. The new southbound main lane bridge will be completed over the future 407 underpass.

- June - October, 2015: After the new southbound main lane bridge is completed, all I-35E traffic (north and southbound) will be diverted to it. The current main lanes on the eastern side will be demolished, as will the other half of the FM 407 bridge.

- October - December, 2015: Crews will begin constructing the new 407 underpass beneath I-35E. At this time, temporary pavement will allow one lane in each direction, allowing FM 407 to flow beneath I-35E.

- Early - Mid 2016: By this time, I-35E northbound main lane bridge should be completed, and traffic moved to it, such that I-35E is flowing in its final configuration over FM 407. FM 407 traffic will be moved to the north side beneath the bridge and continue to flow one lane in each direction while construction is begun on the future eastbound lanes of 407.

- Summer, 2016: Interchange construction complete!

The Lewisville Texan Journal will post updates as we learn more about the schedule.

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Police Seek Help on Shoe Store Robbery

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/18 3:43:46 (1486 reads)

Open in new windowOn February 13, 2015 at 8:20 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a robbery at Payless Shoe Source (551 E Round Grove Road); the store clerk advised that the lone suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the store register. The clerk described the suspect as a black male, about 6’00” and 375-400 pounds, no facial hair or visible tattoos, wearing dark pants, dark shirt, dark shoes, a white jacket, an orange/black Texas Longhorns cap, and white gloves. The suspect left the store on foot; no vehicle was observed.

If you have any information regarding this crime please call the Lewisville Police Department at (972) 219-3620 or the TIPS line at (972) 219-TIPS (8477). Anyone with a cell phone may also send an anonymous tip by texting “TipLPD” and their message to 847411.

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Full Closure of SH 121 Business at I-35E TONIGHT

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/18 3:20:00 (2290 reads)

Open in new windowAs work begins to partially demolish the I-35E bridge over State Highway 121 Business, east and westbound SH 121 Business between the north and southbound I-35E frontage roads will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Friday, March 6.

Detours are as follows:
· Eastbound SH 121 Business traffic will turn right onto the southbound frontage road to Corporate Drive, travel east across the Corporate Drive bridge and continue down the northbound frontage road to eastbound SH 121 Business.

· Westbound SH 121 Business traffic will turn right onto the northbound frontage road, to Fox Avenue, travel west across the Fox Avenue bridge and continue down the southbound frontage road to access westbound SH 121 Business.

During this closure, motorists will use the north and southbound frontage roads to access SH 121 Business.

In addition to this closure, the SH 121 Business flyover ramps will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Friday, March 6.

This work is related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between US Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and may be postponed, if necessary.

For more information on the 35Express project and to sign up to receive text alerts, please visit www.35Express.org or call 214-483-7777.

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Two-Alarm Apartment Fire Leaves Nine Displaced, One Firefighter Injured.

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/2/16 1:26:00 (1778 reads)

Open in new windowSunday morning about 10:24, Lewisville firefighters were dispatched to Huntington Circle Apartments at 409 W. Round Grove Road to fight a fire that had broken out in an upstairs apartment in Building 8. A caller reported hearing an explosion before the fire broke out. Smoke and flames were showing as Engine 163 showed up, so a second alarm was given. Units from Flower Mound and Coppell also showed up to help on the scene.

The power was quickly disconnected, and firefighters got water on the fire, reporting it knocked down by 10:35, and completely out by 10:44. The firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down before it could get into the attic and spread to any other units.

One firefighter was transported to Medical Center of Plano after he fell on his back while wearing an air pack. We learned that the firefighter had fallen from the truck and ended up with a fractured tailbone. The battalion chief on duty said that he was released from the hospital and is already back at the station.

A family of 9 that occupied the apartment could not be located immediately when firefighters arrived, so there was concern initially that there could be children in the unit. The fire department was able to reach the family by phone. The American Red Cross was assisting with temporary shelter and other needs for the displaced family.

Other residents of the building were evacuated during the fire. Only the one unit was damaged by fire. The outside of the building shows moderate damage, and other units may have suffered minor smoke or water damage, but the Chief said the last he had heard, the other residents would be able to stay, but might end up in hotels for a brief time until there could be some cleanup. We contacted the complex management to inquire, but have not yet heard back from them.

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