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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - Week of February 21st

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/20 13:40:00 (2037 reads)
Lewisville Area Calendar and Events

From submitted reports - email ses@whosplayin.com with your items

General Announcements


Tax assistance available at the Lewisville Senior Center
Free tax assistance will take place each Monday through April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Lewisville Senior Center, 1950 A S. Valley Parkway.
This free tax help from the AARP is open to individuals (no businesses) 50 years and older. To make a reservation, call 972.219.5050. Phone in registration can be done one week in advance starting at 8:30 a.m.

Calendar of Events



Open in new windowFebruary 12 - 28th - GLCT Presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged"
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Alan Hanna

"If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show! Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, this irreverent, fast-paced romp features all 37 of The Bard’s plays in under two hours! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “wildly funny” and by the Montreal Gazette as “the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime,” there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself would approve!"

For more information...

Open in new windowFebruary 20th - LLELA Log House Open House
Open House at the Minor-Porter Log House: Feb. 20, 12 to 3 p.m.
Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA a window on everyday
life in Denton County in 1870. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour. Cost: regular
admission to LLELA ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).

· Paddle the Elm Fork: Feb. 20. Each month Kayak Power provides equipment and instruction followed by a six-mile trip down the Elm Fork to
a shuttle vehicle. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. Contact Kayak Power at 214.669.1663 for schedule and fee information.


Open in new windowFebruary 20th, 21st - Flower Mound Petition Signing Events
Flower Mound Cares, the group seeking to overturn a recent decision to allow centralized collection of gas production waste in the town, will be collecting signatures on a petition. More Info...


Open in new windowFebruary 26 - March 7 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Actors Conservatory Theater presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Feb.26th - March 7th, 2010
7 PM Friday and Saturday, 2 PM Saturday and Sunday
Crawford Center for the Arts
1720 S. Edmonds, Lewisville, TX

More information at www.getintotheact.org

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Lewisville Citizen Fire Academy Accepting Applications

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/20 13:17:50 (1623 reads)

Open in new windowThe Lewisville Citizen’s Fire Academy, the closest civilians can come to being a firefighter short of joining the department, is accepting applications for its 2009 class. The free 10-week program runs from March 2 through April 27 and will include instruction and training experiences in the classroom and in the field.

The academy, which is open to Lewisville residents age 21 and older, is designed for people who have a genuine interest in fire department operations and fire and life safety awareness. Classes meet every Tuesday evening, 7-9 p.m., and once on a Saturday. All sessions are taught by fire department personnel.

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Lewisville Police to Participate in Warrant Round-Up

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/19 23:20:00 (2101 reads)

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Lewisville Scheduled to Participate in Fourth Annual Great Texas Warrant Round-Up

The Fourth Annual Great Texas Warrant Round-Up is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 12, 2010. Numerous counties, justices of the peace, and municipalities of all sizes will participate in the round-up this year.

The round-up is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants from more than 250 participating jurisdictions. Officers will be out in full force, attempting to contact wanted persons at their homes and at their places of business.

Citizens who think they might have an outstanding warrant in Lewisville can check the Municipal Court's warrant list and follow the instructions there to pay their fines and resolve the warrant.

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Flower Mound Group Organizing Petition (Updated)

Oil and Gas
 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/19 8:00:00 (2085 reads)
Oil and Gas

Open in new windowFlower Mound Cares, the group organizing a petition to ban centralized wastewater facilities in the city, has rolled out a website aimed at helping them explain their goals and organize their petition gathering.

The group is currently in the process of securing petition signing venues and once that has been determined they will be organizing the volunteer teams and identifying team captains.

Committee Chairperson Darlene Casey also says the group is looking for notaries and people with mobile internet access to assist with the petition gathering process and donations or loans of things like pens, clipboards, tables, and chairs to setup for petition signing.

Interested Flower Mound voters can visit the website or contact fmcares@verizon.net.

Updates on 2/17/2010:
1. Locations for signature gathering will be announced soon. Check back for updates. Lewisville ISD reneged on the agreement to let them use the elementary school parking lots.
2. The group's attorney has released a statement regarding the petition, which says in part:

In line with the Town Charter, Flower Mound Cares has retained me to assist in preparing a petition and ordinance to declare a moratorium on the approval of permits for new pipelines and centralized collection facilities transporting or processing hazardous fluids which might otherwise be located close to homes, schools or churches. The moratorium does not amend the Town zoning ordinances but rather temporarily suspends approvals for such facilities pending completion of further public hearings regarding measures to insure proper safeguards for public health and safety.


Update on 2/19:
FLOWER MOUND CARES PETITION DRIVE KICKOFF

SATURDAY, FEB. 20th & SUNDAY, FEB. 21st
from 10am-6pm both days
Please note the new locations:

· Former Boomerangs Shopping Center
at the corner of 1171 & Morris

· Wellington Amenities Center
3520 Furlong Dr East & Flower Mound Rd

· Sagebrush West Office Park
Sagebrush & Long Prairie Rd

· Kwik Car Wash
2801 Flower Mound Rd

· Studio Art House
2608 Long Prairie Rd

**For everyone that will be coming out to sign the petition please bring a photo ID and if possible bring your voter registration card.

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Thoughts on Thursday Night

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/18 23:40:00 (1593 reads)

I'm just gonna go ahead and say it: Today sucked.

All morning, I was tangled up in some computer code that just wouldn't work, and was a bitch to troubleshoot, and would later become nearly impossible due to a rather large distraction.

The IRS Bomber
Then there was the act of domestic terrorism in Austin, by this anti-tax loser who decided that violence is the answer. Two things in life are unavoidable: Death and Taxes. Today, dumbass found them both.

The building is right across Jollyville Road from where my mother lived when she lived in Austin. After 9/11 she told me that she said she hoped nobody ever targeted the I.R.S. building there.

Emails from Aunt Agnes
I launched a new topic here on the blog called Emails from Aunt Agnes. The idea is to post some of the funniest or craziest email forwards we get. You know the ones I'm talking about, right? - The ones you get from your crazy-ass aunt at 3 AM. Who knows what we'll end up posting here, but hopefully you'll get a chuckle. Lord knows we all need it in these times.

Diaries from Don Tracey
Don Tracey is the Independent running for U.S. Congress in the 26th district. He'll face incumbent Michael Burgess (R) and Neil Durrance (D). He's posted a series of reader diaries that haven't gotten a lot of reads, but which take on Michael Burgess pretty strongly for selling his votes to lobbyists and corporate interests.

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Don't Be the Last One to the Funeral

Emails from Aunt Agnes
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/18 16:30:51 (887 reads)
Emails from Aunt Agnes

From: Aunt Agnes
Subject: FWD: Don't be the last one to the funeral!

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being a typical man I didn't stop for directions.

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Wrong Email Address

Emails from Aunt Agnes
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/17 21:45:01 (1104 reads)
Emails from Aunt Agnes

This one is priceless....A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!!!!

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.

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Lewisville ISD Bans Petition Group (Updated)

Lewisville ISD Notes
 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/17 19:50:00 (5014 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville ISD yesterday suddenly yanked permission this morning for a Flower Mound group to use school parking lots to gather signatures for a petition. The group, Flower Mound Cares, had previously secured the OK from the district to use parking lots of its elementary schools within Flower Mound, according to group spokeswoman Ginger Simonson.

The group is gathering signatures for a petition to overturn the decision of the Flower Mound Town Council to allow for Centralized Collection of Wastewater in the town.

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How to Shower

Emails from Aunt Agnes
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/17 17:05:22 (922 reads)
Emails from Aunt Agnes

A dear friend sent this so I feel I must warn you by the end of this you will be laughing to tears.

How to Shower

PG-Rated
HOW TO SHOWER LIKE A WOMAN:

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Budget Concerns Put Chill on Sounds of Lewisville Concerts

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/2/16 10:10:00 (1696 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe popular free concert series "Sounds of Lewisville", with its popular Summer and Fall lineups is without a budget to operate this year, due to declining revenues in the city's hotel-motel occupancy tax fund.

The budget for this year's series had been $45,000, but according to James Kunke, Director of Community Relations and Tourism, that number is about the amount of this year's shortfall in revenue.

Kunke said that the series can continue for 2010, but that it would have to be moved to the Vista Ridge Amphitheater. The Amphitheater location already has a stage and electricity, and the city has a sound system that can be used, although it's not as good as the ones typically rented for the concerts which have been held in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Last year's series used $6,800 for stage rental, and $6,400 for sound, lights, and generator rental.

In addition to saving the money for stage and sound, Kunke said the city would need to look for acts willing to perform at no charge, either as a way to increase their visibility or as a public service.

When pressed on whether the city might be able to find sponsors for the concerts, Kunke said the city would certainly be willing to accept help, but that due to economic conditions, the city has found that sponsorships are declining. He added that the city was already looking for sponsors for events like Western Day, which the Council wants to expand, and that the city would be pressing for donors for the acquisition of pianos for the new Arts Center currently under construction.

Mayor Dean Ueckert said this afternoon that he expects this year to be the only year the events are scaled back - barring any further economic slow-down. Ueckert said that if something had to give, he preferred it to be the concert series instead of cutting library hours or something similar. Ueckert expects the series to be back in Old Town next year, as the plaza across from city hall is improved, and the Art Center is completed. Ueckert also reiterated that sponsorship by local businesses to keep the series in Old Town would be welcomed.

Any businesses, individuals, or bands wishing to step forward and help keep the concert series running during this tough year can contact Parks Director Bob Monaghan at 972-219-3550

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