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FBI Seeks Public Help Finding "L.A. Bandit" Serial Bank Robber

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/8 16:59:19 (1645 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowFrom the Dallas Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations:


The man dubbed by law enforcement as the “L.A. Bandit” is suspected of robbing the Bank of America at 5610 Broadway Boulevard, Garland, Texas on November 4, 2014.

The suspect entered the bank and verbally demanded cash from the bank teller. The subject’s actions were aggressive, but no one was physically injured. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male with a goatee, believed to be in his 30s, approximately 6’1” tall, with a large build. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and a dark baseball cap with buttons or rivets on the sides.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department.

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City Council Meeting Video - 11/3/2014

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 Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/8 4:50:00 (793 reads)

Here is the video from Monday night's Lewisville City Council meeting. While there wasn't anything major in the open session, there was an interesting workshop discussion about the I-35 corridor plan.

You can follow along with the slides here.

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Free Yoga for Cancer Patients at Medical Center of Lewisville

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 6:38:43 (909 reads)

Open in new windowCancer patients are being offered free yoga classes at Medical Center of Lewisville each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The non-profit organization Yoga Bridge is offering the classes for survivors of any type of cancer at any stage of recovery from cancer, chronic disease, pain, or injury. Caregivers and loved ones are also welcome. Classes are free for anyone in active treatment for cancer, with small fees for survivors and guests.

Who: Cancer patients, survivors, and guests
When: Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Medical Center of Lewisville
2nd floor Community Room
500 W. Main St., Lewisville
Cost: Free for cancer patients, $5 for those no longer in treatment, $10 for guests
More information: Email or call 214-912-6328 for more information, or visit the Yogabridge website:

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 6:15:32 (1824 reads)

Open in new window“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” at MCL Grand Nov. 6-9
The Acting Studio will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” with four shows Nov. 6-9, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances will be held Nov. 6-8 starting at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16-18 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit or call 972.219.8446.

Humane Society of Flower Mound Hosts Event for Man’s Best Friend
Celebrate life with your best friend at the 8th annual Fido Fest at 10 a.m. on November 8 at Westchester Park, 3901 Churchill, in Flower Mound. The fun-filled event will kick-off with a dog walk through the trails of Flower Mound, followed by a morning of games, concessions, contests, and plenty of fun! There will also be a demonstration by the Frisbee dogs from the Dallas Dog and Disc Club, and a chance to meet the Denton County Sheriff K-9 unit. For more information or to register for the event, please visit,

Flower Mound Set to Celebrate Veterans November 9
Please join the Town in honoring our veterans November 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony, in celebration of Veterans Day. A family picnic will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. that will include free hot dogs provided by the Summit Club along with cake and lemonade. The Town will host a Veterans Review during the Veterans Day ceremony, where approximately 200 local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and JROTC units parade before the Veterans in uniform. JROTC units and Scout groups can enter the Review by calling 972.874.6276. For more information, please visit

Reminder: Trinity Trash Bash on November 15th.
Keep Lewisville Beautiful, City of Lewisville, LLELA Nature Preserve and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 23rd annual Trinity Trash Bash waterway clean-up Saturday, Nov. 15, 8-11 a.m. at Lewisville Lake Park. In 2013, more than 350 KLB volunteers removed four tons of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals and Lewisville Lake.

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline and creek clean-ups, and a guided kayak clean-up of the Trinity River. A free electronics recycling collection event, educational expo and Texas Arbor Day celebration also will be held on site.

More information and registration info here.

Texas Family Musicals bows with Holly, Orbison at MCL Grand
Texas Family Musicals ends its 16-season tenure of providing family musicals and original concerts with one final performance Saturday, Nov. 15. The concert will feature music from the Texas Family Musicals’ most popular original shows, The Night the Music Died and Roy Orbison Experience.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. For ticket information, visit or call 800.547.4697.

Buddy Holly is played by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kevin Kratzke, and Roy Orbison is portrayed by New York actor/singer Chris Trimboli. Kratzke portrayed Buddy Holly for the nine years in The Night the Music Died. Trimboli played Roy Orbison in the The Roy Orbison Experience and doubled as Ritchie Valens in The Night the Music Died. Both singers will be backed by the Night the Music Died band. In addition to tunes from Holly and Orbison, both singers will be performing original songs.

Local Author Fair set for Nov. 15
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Lewisville Public Library is hosting its second Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Glenmore Savage Community Room, 1197 W. Main Street.
Authors and publishers will display and sell their work at the fair. Authors at the event will be either self-published or traditionally published. Ten percent of sales at the event will go towards the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library organization.

Registration now open for November 15 Dorothy’s Dash
The Town will hold the 11th annual Dorothy’s Dash for MS on November 15 at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Road. Held in honor of former Town employee Dorothy Walkup, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Nov. 16, 2004, Dorothy’s Dash proceeds benefit the Lone Star Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. On-site registration and chip pick-up lines open at 7 a.m., the Kids’ K starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration information and race routes, visit

Lewisville Civic Chorale to present “America’s Musical Landscape II”
Lewisville Civic Chorale will present “America's Musical Landscape II” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane.

Ticket prices are $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students and children; $30 family of any size; season tickets $40 for individuals, $85 per family.

Lewisville Civic Chorale performs four choral concerts and a variety of smaller concerts throughout the year. The chorus has performed the works of masters such as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as selections from the school of English madrigals, traditional and modern spirituals, comedic opera choruses and other contemporary literature.

Lewisville Civic Chorale is one of seven local groups receiving funding from the City of Lewisville through a grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.

For more information and to buy tickets...

Art and Craft Event at Cobra Brewery November 22nd
On Saturday, November 22nd, Cobra Brewing Company will host an Arts and Crafts event at their brewery at 146 Whatley Ave. The family and pet-friendly event will feature local vendors with great gift ideas, including arts and crafts, local food, and homemade goods.

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State Health Department: Ebola Monitoring to End

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/11/7 5:44:27 (796 reads)

Open in new windowHere's a press release from the Texas Department of State Health Services today:

The last person being monitored in connection with the state’s three diagnosed Ebola patients will be cleared from twice-daily monitoring by the end of the day Friday after reaching the 21-day mark, the longest incubation period for the disease.

No additional cases of the disease have been diagnosed in Texas.

A total of 177 people – a mix of health care workers, household contacts and community members – have been monitored over time because they had contact with at least one of the three Texas Ebola patients, specimens or medical waste. The last person being monitored Friday is a hospital worker who handled medical waste Oct. 17.

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