- The Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street, has numerous classes and programs on tap for the month of June. For more information on any of these events, contact the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577 or visit http://library.cityoflewisville.com.
May 15th - Oct 30th - Lewisville Old Town Farmers Market The Old Town Lewisville Farmers Market, a seasonal open-air forum for Denton County and North Texas-grown products, will be open Saturdays from May 15 through Oct. 30 starting at 8 a.m. at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville.
Note: We're still in the process of updating the calendar for this weekend. Please check back!
June 24th - DCTA Public Meeting about A-Train 6:30 PM at Lewisville Municipal Annex. DCTA will give the public a chance to hear their current A-train plans and provide feedback.
June 24th - 26th - Texas Democratic Convention WhosPlayin will be in Corpus Christi for this event, so blog postings will be sparse until we get back.
June 25th - Flower Mound Free Concert: All Funk Radio Show Flower Mound Summmer Concerts in the Park, every Friday in June, 7:30 p.m. at Parker Square, 1500 Cross Timbers Rd. "All Funk Radio Show" is a hip-hop, jazz, R&B, soul, dance, and funk act. Series Information...
June 26th - Michael Burgess Town Hall Meeting Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Keller ISD/Timber Creek High School 12350 Timberland Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76244 Map...
Please take our new poll - don't worry, you can change your vote later if you change your mind. Trustees have a difficult position of trying to figure out how much of a tax increase to ask for to deal with a pretty large upcoming budget deficit. We still intend to post notes and video, but you can see more information here
Note: In the actual tax rollback election, you'll only have two choices: "For" and "Against". For would be for the rate the board chooses to adopt, and against would be a rejection of that rate, and a return to the "rollback" rate of $1.04 - our current rate.
Certain thermostat models sold by TXU Energy to customers in North Texas are being recalled due to an overheating issue that could result in a fire. The recall is for 6,300 Comverge communication models inside the programmable thermostats with serial numbers between 1015857 and 1022518. The number is found on the top of the thermostat’s plastic housing. The thermostat features “TXU Energy” and “White Rodgers” printed on the faceplate. Those with the thermostats in question should contact Comverge for a replacement communication module. Consumers should not attempt to disable or replace the module, and the company will install a new module free of charge. The company is contacting consumers who own the recalled module. For more information, call toll-free at 866.277.7001 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.comverge.com/recall.
Aunt Agnes has been preoccupied lately, but has come back with some funny email forwards for your reading pleasure:
WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee. Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box. Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week. Her boyfriend is on the cover of GQ. And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.
Keep reading-they get even better!!!
WOMEN'S REVENGE 'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. 'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked. 'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'
UNDERSTANDING WOMEN (A MAN'S PERSPECTIVE) I know I'm not going to understand women. I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.
CIGARETTES AND TAMPONS A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct aisle. A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter. She says, confused, 'Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wi fe? He answers, 'You see, it's like this, yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came backwith a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo-ooomuch cheaper. So, I figure if I have to roll my own ........... so does she.. (I figure this guy is the one on the milk carton!)
WIFE VS. HUSBAND A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?' 'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'
Today, the agenda was released for the upcoming June 21st budget workshop and meeting of the Lewisville ISD Trustees. We had hoped the district would have posted the preliminary budget, but sadly, it appears the general public is not worthy of having a look just yet.
Congressman Joe Barton (R, Ennis), previous winner of the Texas Dim Bulb Award, gets another one for being a complete dip-shit today. Joe Barton doesn’t have the sense that God gave a mule. I’d be astonished if Barton’s IQ surpassed 90. Today, Dopey Joe apologized to poor BP for President Obama’s audacity in asking them to start setting aside money for a $20 Billion fund to pay claims for the Gulf spill damage. Overall, it was a bad day for Joe Barton, who just opens his mouth and spews whatever his two functioning neurons manage to fire up in any given moment. He was condemned by members of his own party, including a shot by Michael Burgess (R, Lewisville). But hey, keep it up Republicans. Show the voters your true colors, and who you truly work for. Joe Barton works for British Petroleum, and any other monied interest who will kick a few bucks into his campaign. NO APOLOGIES TO CRIMINALS, JOE! Your Texas citizenship is revoked. Pack your shit and move to Alabama.
At Monday night's LISD Board meeting, four citizens spoke up during the public forum regarding the proposed gas wells at Hilliard field, near Bluebonnet elementary. Citizens are concerned about the proximity to the schools, and the devaluation of the land South of the site that LISD has purchased for a future high school. Several news stations had cameras on hand to record the comments regarding oil and gas.
Many citizens who were in attendance, or who watched the meeting were surprised to hear Dr. Roy state that LISD had no current leases, since it's been widely known that LISD leased most of its minerals in 2007:
Dr. Roy: Let me start with a question to Craig: Craig, what's the status of any lease agreements with LISD at this time.
Craig: Currently LISD has no lease agreements with any oil and gas companies.
Dr. Roy: Mr. King, what's the direction I gave you regarding any leasing of LISD property?
Alan King: We're not to look for any of that so we stay away from any company. We haven't accepted any requests, nor will we until we know otherwise.
Dr. Roy: In reference to the future 9th grade site that was brought into question, there's been no change in the projected use of that property?
King: No sir, there's been no change...
... There was a bit more discussion about maybe selling some of the frontage for commercial. ...
Dr. Roy: So, we're maintaining our property, we have no leases, we have no interest, and no intention of leasing.
I'm not sure where some of this information is coming from, but those are the facts.
The Rick Perry campaign, apparently frustrated that the media has thus far been unwilling to pick up on their demonstrably false narrative about challenger Bill White's personal investments, tried a stunt today and failed. The Perry campaign called a press conference at the Travis County DEMOCRATIC Party Headquarters, where they attempted to once again share the lie that somehow Bill White profited from Hurricane Rita. (Bill White invested in a company a year AFTER Rita, based on their performance during Rita).
Whatever it was that the Perry campaign was trying to share was drowned out by the crowd of Bill White supporters calling Rick Perry a chicken for so far refusing to debate White. One person even showed up in a chicken suit. This is so absurd, it has to be seen to be believed: