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Weather forecast 9-4-2012

Weather
Posted by ErinFloyd on 2012/9/4 12:30:00 (672 reads)

Open in new windowBy Erin Floyd

Even the National Weather Service just wants to say "HOT" for today. Anyone excited for the cold front this weekend? I know I am!


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Effects of Aerial Spraying

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by jbcglc on 2012/9/4 1:37:19 (1220 reads)

Open in new windowEvidence Inconclusive in Survey of Central Park

A two hour survey of Central Park on Edmonds Lane failed to reveal any empirical evidence of harm, or lack thereof, resulting from the anti-West Nile Virus spraying conducted in the skies of Lewisville this weekend. Due to windy conditions more spraying is to be done on subsequent nights.

There is considerable anecdotal evidence animal, insect, aquatic, reptilian, and avian life were affected. The survey was done between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM, Sunday, September 02, 2012. Normally there are many lizard sightings on the paths and on the trees lining the paths. Not one was observed. There are usually one or two clouds of midges around the small wadi between path markers 10 and 11, none were observed. Not one squirrel was sighted, despite the presence of the Squirrel Lady with her corn and peanuts. Normally the squirrels swarm the path when she appears with her largesse.

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A Phased Proposal to Improve Code and Building Enforcement in Lewisville

Blogs and Columns
Posted by fvaughan on 2012/9/3 19:30:00 (2273 reads)

Open in new windowBy Frank Vaughan

The City of Lewisville has seen a number of shifts in the community. Recent demographic changes coupled with a downturn in the economy have left the city in a difficult position when it comes to quality of life and property maintenance issues, especially on the East side.

This creates a daunting picture for code enforcement officers: A higher number of properties that are in between owners due to foreclosures, business owners that lack the capital required to perform regular maintenance and upkeep on properties, and a growing group of citizens with little ownership or connection to the city. The current conditions could be leading to a tipping point in the East side, where the lack of upkeep on properties can lead a majority of property owners to feel they can ignore compliance to codes as they are no longer relevant or regularly enforced.

To prevent code and building enforcement issues from overwhelming the city, this enforcement must be set as a priority for the city council. Best practices in enforcement often include the adoption of innovative practices that engage in proactive and aggressive enforcement that engages all community stakeholders.

Code enforcement serves three purposes in a city:

- To ensure safety within the community
- To maintain a high quality of life
- To create an environment conducive to economic development

This is a proposal for changes that are cost neutral or low cost, with the idea that any additional costs incurred can be paid for by increased property values. None of the individual proposal s and suggestions alone will solve the problem. If the City Council makes code enforcement a commitment, and adopts a progressive active vision, improvements in the city can be made.

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Weather Forecast 9-3-2012

Weather
Posted by ErinFloyd on 2012/9/3 19:10:00 (767 reads)
Weather

Open in new windowBy Erin Floyd

I was going to just put the word "HOT" in the "scoop" box and leave it at that, but thought that it would be a waste of gigabytes or gigadoes or whatever the internet runs off of.

Yes I know this week will be close to torture with the heat, but we do have a ray of hope next weekend with a cold front and rain. Keep your fingers crossed folks.

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Clear. High of 106F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night
Clear. Low of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.


Open in new windowOpen in new windowTuesday
Clear. High of 104F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night
Clear. Low of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.


Open in new windowOpen in new windowWednesday
Partly cloudy. High of 106F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.


Open in new windowOpen in new windowThursday
Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 104F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night
Clear. Low of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.


Open in new windowOpen in new windowFriday
Clear. High of 106F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


Open in new windowOpen in new windowSaturday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 95F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Saturday Night
Clear. Low of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.


Open in new windowSunday
Clear. High of 86F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

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Where's Molly Ivins?

Legislature is In Session; Run for your Lives!
Posted by jbcglc on 2012/9/2 20:13:58 (920 reads)
Legislature is In Session; Run for your Lives!

Open in new windowBy Jim Collier

God I miss Molly Ivins. Our incredibly biased state legislature has been severely slapped down twice this past week. The Voter ID legislation was rejected as an obvious attempt to disenfranchise minority participation, and the over-the-top attempt to prevent minority representation by some particularly nasty redistricting maneuvers were shot down by federal appeals courts.

The Lege says they will persist in getting these prejudicial packages shoved down our throats. They get an A for persistence, but prove their lack of intelligence with every pronouncement.

But good old Reichsfuerher Abbott says he’ll appeal all the way to the Supremes, bless his heart.

Only Marvelous Molly Ivins could do this fiasco justice; I wish I could channel her.

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