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Council to Take up Gas Drilling Ordinance Again Monday

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/4 10:10:00 (892 reads)

After a public comment period, the Lewisville City Council is now scheduled to again take up the issue of passing proposed changes to the city's Oil and Gas drilling ordinance.

Among other things, the new ordinance would require additional landscaping, change how it regulates noise pollution, require a road usage agreement, and loosen restrictions on flaring and night-time flowback operations.

Download Citizen Comments (M.S. Word)
Download Marked-up New Ordinance (M.S. Word)

The Lewisville City Council meets at 7:00 PM in City Hall, March 6th, 2009. The Oil and Gas ordinance is item #14 in the agenda for Monday Night's meeting.

We are happy to say that the proposed changes are largely to the benefit of the citizens, without placing undue burden on oil and gas operators.

There are a few things that we would like to see changed, but it is important to go ahead and pass the changes before additional permit applications are filed.

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Videos: 2009 Lewisville City Council Place 4 Debates

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/3 1:00:00 (1567 reads)

We posted the Lewisville Mayoral Debate Videos earlier and, here are the Lewisville City Council candidates: John Gorena, TJ Gilmore, and Margie Rochelle:

Part I:


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Texas Senate Hatin' on Microsoft Vista

Miscellaneous
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/3 0:20:04 (757 reads)

Slashdot has this discussion of a rider in a Texas Senate bill that would prevent any new expenditures on upgrading to Microsoft Vista

A wise move if you ask me. I'm a bit peeved that I had to pay for Vista on my new notebook, even though I also paid to "downgrade" it to Windows XP.

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Videos: 2009 Lewisville Mayoral Debate

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/2 22:30:00 (1259 reads)

Here are a set of 3 videos from tonight's Lewisville Mayoral debate. Sorry they're so shaky. Maybe I can get a better version posted later.

Part I:


Part II


Part III

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Congressman Burgess Defends Crook?

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/2 17:50:00 (1085 reads)

Oh, this is just rich: 12 years ago, HCA (Hospital chain) fired its CEO, Rick Scott:

The company was charged with a host of ripoffs of taxpayers: "Upcoding," or inflating the seriousness of illnesses treated on billings to Medicare; unneeded blood tests; padding of home health care bills; inflated Medicare cost reports; wound-care centers that tried to foist marketing costs onto taxpayers; and kickbacks to doctors to induce them to refer patients to Columbia/HCA hospitals, which is illegal.

Eventually, the company pleaded guilty to 14 felonies and paid $1.7 billion to settle the criminal and civil cases. The New York Times, which unveiled many of the rip-offs, described Scott's downfall as almost "a Greek tragedy." His associates said his brilliance was undone by his arrogance and aggressiveness, The Times reported in 1997.


Now the same guy who ripped off the taxpayers is starring in his own ads attacking President Obama's Health Care Reform plan. Perhaps there's not enough "something for nothing" in it to appeal to Mr. Scott and the rest of the GOP?

The truly priceless part of this story is that our U.S. Congressman here in District 26, Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville) is collaborating with this criminal:

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Local Candidate Forum Tonight

Get Involved! - Rise to Your Higher Self
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/2 17:20:00 (1144 reads)

What: Lewisville City Council and School Board Candidates for LISD appear in a forum so you can meet them and see what they're about.
When: Tonight, Thursday April 2nd, 2009 - 6:30 PM
Where: Lewisville Municipal Annex, Community Room - On Main Street attached to the Library.
Who: Local residents who want to know who they're voting for on May 9th.

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Only in America

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/3/31 9:54:14 (887 reads)

A friend of ours passed along these one-liners from an email forward. Though they've been around for years, they're worth a chuckle, and certainly will lighten the mood around here, given all of the recent political coverage:

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Candidate has Never Voted? (Update #2)

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/3/30 18:50:00 (2620 reads)

Lewisville Mayoral Candidate Winston L. Edmondson, Jr. acknowledged today on his website that he had never voted in a Lewisville municipal election:

I am ashamed to admit that I allowed the distractions of my career and family get in the way of my civic duty and I have not voted in local elections. Lewisville has a population of over 92,000, but fewer than 1,000 typically turn out to vote in our local elections. We all lead busy lives and it's very easy to assume that we're in good hands and that voting doesn't matter. I was wrong to assume that, and I regret it.

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Computer Problems - ah, screw it.

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/3/28 10:42:54 (881 reads)

After battling some strange new computer virus earlier in the week that my AV software only detected after the 2nd update of the day, I thought I might be able to get by on my 5 year old laptop for just a little while longer.

This morning, as if to say "let me die in peace", my old rig once again failed to boot. It has been in the other room running diagnostics all morning.

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Sharp & Schieffer visit north Texas

Get Involved! - Rise to Your Higher Self
Posted by Toni on 2009/3/27 14:50:00 (1079 reads)
Get Involved!  - Rise to Your Higher Self

Ben and I drove south to Hurst last night for a meeting of the Mid-Cities Democrats, a grass-roots organization helping to change the face of power in North Texas. On their agenda for the evening were two Democratic candidates for state-wide office, John Sharp who is running for the Senate seat to be vacated by KBH and Tom Schieffer who is running for Texas Governor in 2010. We were met there by Judith Ford, Finance Chair for the Denton County Democratic Party and co-founder of the Democratic Women of Denton County.

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