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Lewisville Police Offer Exchange Zone

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/7/27 19:04:19 (2705 reads)

Open in new windowTwo marked parking spots have been designated in front of the Lewisville Police Department’s main door as an "Exchange Zone" for citizens wanting a safe location to exchange goods bought or sold, or to perform child custody exchanges. The area is under video surveillance. Lewisville Police Department encourages citizens to exercise good judgment and caution in their interaction with strangers, and bears no responsibility for the validity of the transactions conducted.

The Police Department is located at 1187 W. Main St on the West end of the Lewisville Municipal Annex.

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Coach Joe's Hat Tricks Presents: Rob Hunts 60th Birthday Guitar Jam

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/7/26 19:10:00 (1100 reads)

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Sunday night at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks at 7:00PM, local Dallas area Blues legend Rob Hunt will take the stage to do what he does best. For 30 years Rob has been gracing the DFW metroplex with his signature warm and gritty take on traditional blues guitar, playing along side many local greats including Tommy Katona, Tallan Latz, and Christian Brooks. The show is absolutely free of charge and Rob has an unknown line-up of surprise guest musicians ready to join him for his birthday celebration. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to accommodate parking.

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Men's Volleyball Getting Started Within LISD

Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/7/26 15:10:00 (1092 reads)

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Flower Mound High School, through the help of numerous open gyms and the Texas Boys Varsity Volleyball League, has successfully created a men’s volleyball team. (Photo by Anthony Mazur)

By Anthony Mazur

Flower Mound High School is sporting a new men’s volleyball team after enough interest was shown to start with a club sport. The coaches of the school rushed at the possibility of giving the males an opportunity after the idea came up late last school year.

“It was thrown together quickly last minute,” Flower Mound Head Volleyball Coach Marci Laracuente said.

Coach Laracuente explained that it is not an official team, however, it is run as a club sport like the lacrosse and hockey teams, where they fund their own uniforms and equipment. There is a chance students from all over Lewisville ISD could play, but it all depends on the interest. The team has already played in tournaments against similar teams from other schools, such as Jesuit, Lovejoy, Aledo, Cantons, and Prosper.

“We’ve had a lot of interest,” Laracuente said. “We had a lot of older boys. There were 8 or 9 of them [playing in the tournament].”

Despite older Flower Mound boys playing, they were still the youngest competitors.

“Ours was the youngest, which is good,” Laracuente said. “They’ll get better and better each year.”

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I-35 Accident Kills One, Injures Two

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/7/26 14:30:00 (4611 reads)

Open in new windowThe Lewisville Police Department reports that Sunday morning at 4:36 a.m., officers were sent to the 2400 block of South Interstate Highway 35E Northbound on a major accident involving four vehicles. Details from witnesses indicate that this may have been two separate accidents, the first involving a single vehicle accident. Photos show an SUV struck a barrier and flipped over. The 2400 block is near the intersection of FM 3040.

Two vehicles then stopped to aid in the first accident and while they providing aid to the occupants of the first vehicle crash, a fourth vehicle struck a pedestrian and two vehicles at the scene.

One adult male from the first accident, has been transported to Plano Presbyterian Hospital with unknown injuries. The pedestrian, an adult male, was transported to Medical Center-Lewisville, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The lone occupant of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian and two vehicles was transported to Parkland Hospital with unknown injuries. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the initial accident. Fatality Investigators were on scene and traffic was being diverted onto the Northbound Frontage Rd.

The deceased was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Update - 12 noon:
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has released the name of the person killed in this morning's accident: 18 year old Luis Mario Aleman-Mendoza, of Little Elm.

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The driver of the vehicle involved in the first crash has been identified as Tristan Dane Harris, 32 years of age, from Lewisville, Texas. Harris was arrested for Intoxication Assault with Serious Bodily Injury and is currently being housed in the City of Lewisville Jail, and is awaiting arraignment. A passenger in his vehicle was seriously injured and transported to Plano Presbyterian Hospital.

Lt. Scott Haynes of Lewisville Police Department said that the second driver, whose car killed pedestrian Aleman-Mendoza was cooperating in the investigation, and had freely provided a blood sample. Haynes said that the man was on his way to work, and that police believe that it was just an accident that he did not see the pedestrian. Police do not suspect alcohol to be a factor in the second crash at this point, pending results from the blood test, which could take weeks.

Haynes praised Aleman-Mendoza for stopping to help the victim of the first crash.

The accident continues to be investigated. There are no other charges filed at this time.

Update - 7/27 - 8:30 a.m.:
Harris' bond has been set at $100,000. He is currently being held in Denton County Jail. He has three prior arrests in Denton County from 2004, 2006, and 2012 for failure to appear, theft, driving while license inactive, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

This story contains material from a submitted report. Photo by Bryan - kd5yov.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/7/24 17:51:22 (833 reads)

Open in new windowAs per usual, here are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.

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Friday, July 24 - Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks
Friday July 24th at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks located at 101 E Corporate Dr #300, Lewisville, TX 75067 presents Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols. Frank Myers is a Grammy winner and 3 time nominee known for penning country classics as "I' Already There", "Front Porch Looking In" and "I Swear". Jimmy Nichols is a well know Nashville, Tennesse session keyboardist who has played with Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Womack. Show starts at 9:00PM, cover charge is $10.00.

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Friday, July 24 - Alzheimer's Association Denton Caregiver Conference
From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., The Alzheimer's Association of Denton will hold a caregiver conference at First Baptist Church of Lewisville. Conference topics focus on Alzheimer's medication as well as behavior challenges. The event is free to the public,respite and Social work CEU's are available at no charge also. To register, you may call toll-free at 1-800-272-3900 or visit

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Friday, July 24 - Courtney Patton, Live atSquare One Cafe
Come out to Square One cafe located at 136 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75057 to experience the soothing yet sultry perfomance of up and coming Texas Country artist, Courtney Patton. The show starts at 7:00PM and is free of charge.

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Sunday, July 26 - Fourth Annual Toll Tag Triathlon presents the Fourth Annual Toll Tag Triathlon. This completely free timed sprint-style event will include a 500-meter open swim, 11-mile bike segment, and 5k run. The swim and run portions will be held at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, and the bike ride will start and end at the park. Participants can enter as individuals, or as part of a relay team dividing the three race segments. Would-be participants can register in advance at

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Tuesday, July 28 at the MCL Grand - Sounds of Lewisville Presents: 121 North.
The Sounds of Lewisville Concert series comes to an end this Tuesday with 121 North. 121 North provides its audiences with a fresh take on modern Texas Country. The event begins at 7:00PM and as usual, atendee's are encouraged to bring chairs.

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Thursday, Jul 30 - Poetry Open Mic Night
J. Paul Holcomb presents and evening of local poetry reading at the MCL Grand Theater. Bring your original work or listen to the work of many members of the local poetry community.Readings start are from 7:00PM - 9:00PM, admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday, August 4 - Keeping Lewisville Beautiful Vegetable Gardening for Fall Class
This free class provides willing participants to learn valuable fall gardening tips, will be taught by the Texas AgriLife Extension Office. RSVP required. Lewisville residency is not required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 972.538.5949 or email

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Friday August 7 - Lewisville Senior Activity Center’s First Friday Dance
Lewisville Senior Activity Center’s First Friday Dance will be held August 7, 7:00PM-9:30PM., at the center, 1950 S. Valley Parkway. Free dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Refreshments are provided. Music guest for May will be award winning percussionist Doc Gibbs.

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Saturday, August 15 - 'Clear The Shelters' Adoption Event
All Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Animal Shelters have been asked to participate in the “Clear the Shelters” adoption event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, in an effort to save the lives of many animals due to overcrowding in shelters.
On the day of the event, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Lewisville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will waive all pets adoption fees. Adoption includes sterilization, microchip, viral vaccines, Rabies vaccine, Heartworm testing (if applicable), city registration (if Lewisville resident) and 30 days of free pet insurance.
The center is located at 995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd., across from Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park. For more information, visit

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Thursday, August 20- 'Maintaining Your Property' Meeting
A meeting on "Maintaining Your Property - Code Enforcement Division and Building Inspection Division," will be presented by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle Drive.
This goal of this meeting is to educate residents about the top five code violations and the importance of building inspections. Speakers will include Jackie Davis, Code Enforcement; and Jimmy Estep, Building Inspections.
Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Aug. 18 by visiting

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