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Winco Foods Opening on Thursday

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/5/5 7:10:00 (978 reads)

Open in new windowBy Andrew Wyatt

On May 7th at 9 a.m., the Idaho-based discount grocery store, WinCo Foods, which already made its mark on the west coast, will finally open in Lewisville. The store will be a major milestone for WinCo and an honor for Lewisville as this marks the company’s 100th store.

This 83,000 square foot location is located in the Old Orchard Village shopping center, on the southeast corner of Main Street and Old Orchard. Mayor Dean Ueckert said he thinks the store will help attract and retain businesses for the shopping center. In the works since 2013, the WinCo store was estimated by the City of Lewisville to be about a $16 million investment from the company.

The shopping center was originally developed in the 1970s, and has seen both Kroger and Walmart as anchor tenants in the past.

WinCo Foods is an employee-owned company that bills itself as a low-price leader, featuring a large selection of national brands, and house-branded products. Open 24 hours a day, the stores carry groceries, a fresh bakery, bulk foods department, deli, fresh meat and seafood, and fresh produce.

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Homeowners Receive Property Tax Appraisal Notices

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 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/5/3 10:00:00 (720 reads)

Open in new windowBy Steve Southwell

Homeowners in Denton County have begun to receive their annual property tax appraisals in the mail. The preliminary average taxable home value is $180,909 this year, up from $167,486 in 2014, an increase of about 8%. This value will drop slightly as some homeowners take up protests with the Denton County Appraisal District. The Lewisville Texan Journal estimates that after all of the protests are taken into account - mostly commercial, the City of Lewisville might have an additional $2.2 million to work with in next year’s budget, assuming the current tax rate stays the same. Property tax value increases do not substantially benefit school district operations budgets because state funding is decreased when local funding increases.

In 2014, the total property tax rate for Lewisville residents went down slightly, as both the City of Lewisville and Denton County lowered rates, and Lewisville ISD left the rate unchanged. The total combined rate for Lewisville residents for 2014 was $2.1852 per $100 valuation, but the school district portion is subject to a $15,000 homestead exemption. Residents who own their home that they reside in should check their appraisal notice to ensure that the homestead exemption is shown. Tax rates for 2015 will be set by each entity, usually in late August or early September for the bills that will come out at the end of the year.

The deadline for filing a protest is June 1st. Property owners with questions can contact the Denton Central Appraisal District office at 940-349-3800 or visit the website. See our prior article regarding appeals. For more discussion about preliminary property values, and how they decrease as the rolls are certified, see our article from last year.

Attached file: Lewisville Appraisal Values - 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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Upcoming Closures for the 35Express Project

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/5/1 18:00:00 (342 reads)

Open in new windowThe following closures will be in place on the 35Express project:

Nightly Lane Closures on Southbound Interstate 35E and the Frontage Road Approaching Frankford Road in Carrollton
The right lane of southbound I-35E and various lanes of the southbound I-35E frontage road near the Frankford Road exit ramp will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 8. During this closure, crews will close the existing exit ramp and open a new Frankford Road exit ramp to traffic. The new ramp is north of the current ramp. Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic control.

Nightly Closures of Southbound Interstate 35E Exit Ramp at Fox Avenue in Lewisville
The southbound I-35E exit ramp at Fox Avenue and the right lane of southbound I-35E approaching Fox Avenue will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8. Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic control. During this closure, crews will widen the ramp.

Detour:

· Southbound I-35E traffic wishing to access Fox Avenue: Traffic will exit at FM 1171/Main Street and continue south on the frontage road to Fox Avenue.

Nightly Flagging Operations on East- and Westbound Hickory Creek Road at Interstate 35E
Flagging operations will be implemented on east- and westbound Hickory Creek Road near the southbound I-35E frontage road nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 3 through Monday, May 11. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. This operation is needed for drainage work.

These closures are related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and may be postponed, if necessary.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
 Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/30 22:30:00 (987 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowThrough May 2nd: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at MCL Blackbox
Our Productions Theatre Co. will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater black box, 100 N. Charles Street, April 30 through May 2. The Thursday and Friday shows will be at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday shows will begin at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for $25, with discounts for seniors, students, children and groups of 10 or more, on the website or by calling 972.724.2147.

MCL Grand, 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.

Open in new windowThrough May 5th: Early Voting Underway in Local Elections
Lewisville residents will vote for a Mayor and seats 2 and 5 of the City Council. Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees places 1 and 2 are also up for election. Lewisville residents of Denton County vote at Lewisville Municipal Annex, 1197 West Main Street. Dallas County voters will vote at Coppell Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd in Coppell. For more information...

Open in new windowMay 1st - 17th: GLCT's production of The Understudy
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre announces the opening of The Understudy, directed by Ashley H. White. Run dates for this comedy are May 1-17, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at 160 W. Main Street.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for 65 and over or 18 and under. Call for reservations at 972.221.SHOW (7469). Additional information is available here.

Friday, May 1st: First Friday Dance, Featuring Doc Gibbs
Lewisville Senior Activity Center’s First Friday Dance will be held May 1, 7-9:30 p.m., 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 Doc Gibbs.

Open in new windowFriday, May 1st: Twilight Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek - LLELA
8:00 p.m. Prior kayaking experience is required, ages 16 years and up. Paddlers receive only a brief introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips will fill up quickly. $25/paddler. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd: Seussical the Musical
The Acting Studio will present Seussical the Musical from May 1-3 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Showtimes are May 1 at 7 p.m., May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ActingStudioTX.com. Prices are $16-18.

The charming show, a former Broadway favorite, take a musical stroll through many treasured stories from the imagination of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Open in new windowThursday, May 7th: Joe Avezzano Memorial Benefit Concert
Hat Tricks in Lewisville will be remembering former owner and former Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach Joe Avezzano with a benefit concert that Joe's son Tony says will raise money for the Texas Special Olympics. They have so far announced performances by Jaret Reddick, Deryl Dodd, AJ Vallejo, Kendall Beard, Steve Helms, and Justin Ross. For more information, visit the Hat Tricks website.

Friday, May 8th: Women Leading Business - Conference & Expo
The 7th annual Denton County Women Leading Business Conference and Expo is held from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theater. For more information, visit the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Open in new windowFriday, May 8th: Keeping Tradition Alive - Pipes and Drums Jam
Hundreds of firefighter bagpipers, drummers and honor guard members from across the country are expected to participate in the annual KTA Jam Session scheduled for Friday, May 8, 7 p.m. on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street.

The free event, which has become a community favorite drawing more than 1,000 spectators, will include a series of performances and presentations by participants and instructors at the Keeping Tradition Alive Symposium being held that week at the Lewisville Convention Center.

Also performing that evening will be The Killdares, a Celtic-themed rock band that has quickly become a Lewisville favorite at the KTA Jam Session and the free Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series.

More information...

Open in new windowSaturday, May 9th: Local Elections
Lewisville residents will vote for a Mayor and seats 2 and 5 of the City Council. Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees places 1 and 2 are also up for election. Lewisville residents of Denton County vote at Lewisville Municipal Annex, 1197 West Main Street. Dallas County voters will vote at Coppell Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd in Coppell. More information...

Open in new windowSaturday, May 9th: Chalk This Way Festival
The fifth annual “Chalk This Way” is being held in Old Town Lewisvile by Lakeside Arts Foundation. Festival hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Planned activities include professional chalk artists, amateur sidewalk chalk competitions, a children’s gallery for on-site chalk creations, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, sidewalk games, and live entertainment. Entry to the festival is free, although participating in some activities will carry a nominal charge.

Schedule of performances and events:
9 a.m.: Kim Bold
10:30 a.m.: The Septien Group
11:00 a.m.: Paws on Parade
12:30 p.m.: Dynasty Dance Academy
1 p.m.: David Gallegos Band
2:45 p.m.: Chin Woo Dragon Lion Dance Group
4 p.m.: Awards Ceremony

More information...

Open in new windowSaturday, May 9th: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The City of Lewisville operates a household hazardous waste collection center that provides residents with a convenient, safe and environmentally sound way to get rid of waste materials that should not be put into the landfill.

The Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones Street, will be open Saturday, May 9th, from 9 a.m. until noon, to accept materials from Lewisville residents, who must provide a driver’s license for proof of residency.
More information...

Open in new windowSaturday, May 16th: Neighborhood Cleanup Day - Free Dumpsters
City of Lewisville will hold a special collection day in local neighborhoods on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents are urged to clean out their garages and attics, spiff up their yards and bring their waste materials to the nearest drop-off location.

More information...
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Open in new windowTuesday, May 19th: Concert Bells Spring Concert at Lewisville Library
At 7 p.m. the Concert Bells of Fort Worth will perform their free Spring Concert at the Lewisville Public Library. Bring your friends and family for a great evening of beautiful music.


Saturday, May 23rd: Max Baca & Los TexManiacs
Grammy-winning Max Baca & Los TexManiacs will take the stage Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m., as the fifth act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.

Open in new windowMonday, May 25th: Memorial Day Observance
Join us at the Veterans Memorial in front of Lewisville City Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a brief and informal observance of Memorial Day. Bring a poem, say a prayer, or say a few words about someone who gave all for their country.

Open in new windowSunday, May 31st: Free Vision Screenings by Lewisville Lions Club
The Lewisville LIONS conduct monthly vision screening at the Lewisville Public library the last Sunday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The club uses a Welch Allyn SPOT device to screen people's vision to recommend whether they should visit an eye care professional. They can conduct screenings for children as young as 6 months.

For more information visit the Lewisville Lions Club website.

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Breaking News: Flower Mound Cares Facebook Group Down

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/4/30 17:50:00 (5763 reads)

Open in new windowBy Josh N. Yoo

The Lewisville Texan Journal has just learned that the Facebook site "Flower Mound Cares" is unavailable this afternoon due to a Facebook glitch.

Flower Mound residents were at first visibly distraught at the prospect of not having anywhere to rant and rave about donuts or post pictures of a snake they saw. "I wanted to bitch about a developer cutting down trees in order to build houses, and I just didn't know where to go," said Anita Knapp, who just moved to the town last year.

Another resident, Ivana Bitchalot, said she got cut off in traffic "by a teenager!" and was upset because she didn't have anywhere to post a vitriolic complaint, along with the 17 photos of the youngster's $45,000 sports car.

It is currently estimated that at least half of Flower Mound Cares' 137,000 members now believe that they have been thrown out of the group - either for not living in Flower Mound, or for advocating the wrong candidate in the upcoming Town Council and School Board elections.

As of press time, a quick tour of Flower Mound neighborhoods showed that people had begun to step outside and enjoy something called "sunshine", and several men could be seen standing next to the mailbox talking with one another verbally, and saying "like" a lot. It is currently unknown whether beer is involved.

As soon as Flower Mound Cares becomes available again, it is expected that several of them will post this article there, and others will attempt to blame President Obama.

Update - 7:13 p.m.:
The Facebook site for Flower Mound Cares was available once again. Sources say they are instead blaming Mayor Tom Hayden for the outage. Also, someone needs roof repairs, and is looking for a roofer.

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Local Election Turnout Sparse

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by Runfellow on 2015/4/29 23:00:00 (785 reads)

Open in new windowBy Brandon Cooper

In the first two days of early voting in the May 2015 municipal and school board elections, voter turnout remained sparse in Lewisville. According to the Denton County Elections office, 124 voters had cast their ballots in the first day of early voting, with an additional 80 on the second day, for a two-day total of 204.

That number nearly equals the total votes cast in the first two days of the 2012 municipal elections, when place 2 and the position of mayor were last contested. In that election, the 203 voters from the first two days eventually accounted for roughly 10% of the final number of votes, 2,035 (4.59% of the 44,292 registered voters at the time.) Last year, 114 voters cast their vote in the first two days of early voting, with 1,202 total voters in that election. The first two days equaled around 9.5% of the total votes cast in that election.

Some precincts have fared better than others, with Precinct 3009 (PDF map) leading the city with 26 voters.




Precinct# of Voters
300926
301425
300823
302122
300719
301118
301017
30069
30138
30158
30188
30166
30175
30194
30123
30202
30321


Although voter turnout is not necessarily indicative of better or worse government, numerous groups and candidates have made it a goal to increase turnout in recent years. Voting continues at the Municipal Annex in Lewisville (though voters can cast their ballot at any election site in the county during early voting) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May 2. There will be another period of early voting on May 4 and 5 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and election day will be on Saturday, May 9, also between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. More information about early voting is available here.

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Lewisville High School Names Skeldon New Girls Basketball Head Coach

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/29 21:31:09 (681 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville High School announced on Wednesday, April 29 that Sally Skeldon will be its new women’s basketball head coach. Skeldon comes to LHS after two years as an assistant at Class 6A Colleyville Heritage High School, where she helped fuel a combined 40 wins and a pair of playoff berths.

It will be the first varsity head coach job for Skeldon, who was a standout basketball player at nearby Euless Trinity High School and NCAA Division I Mercer University (Ga.). She also made an assistant coach stop at Nolan Catholic High School for two seasons and was the head coach at Grapevine Middle School for three years, which included a perfect season and 31-1 stretch.

“I believe the Lewisville High School girls basketball program has a tremendous opportunity to be respected and recognized,” Skeldon said. “I am excited to be chosen as the leader in this endeavor. I believe we have girls that will learn how to work hard individually and come together to achieve success as a team. I cannot wait to be on campus and see what we can do together.”

Skeldon’s official first day with LHS will be Aug. 14, however, she will meet with the players on Wednesday afternoon before a “Meet The Coach” gathering with parents in the evening. Skeldon takes over a Lady Farmers program that was led for the last 11 years by Charlotte Jones, who resigned after the season.

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Nightly I-35E Lane Closures in Lewisville near Fox Avenue

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/29 21:30:00 (662 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville, Texas –Various lanes of north- and southbound I-35E approaching Fox Avenue will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, June 27. These closures are needed for work on the new Fox Avenue bridge. Law enforcement will be present to assist with traffic control.

This work is related to the 35Express project, an expansion of I-35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County. All closures are subject to weather conditions and may be postponed, if necessary.

For more information on the 35Express project and to sign up to receive text alerts, please visit www.35Express.org or call 214-483-7777.

From a submitted report

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LHS Alumnus Wins Prestigious Award for Economics

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Posted by Runfellow on 2015/4/29 19:30:00 (751 reads)

Open in new windowBy Brandon Cooper

Lewisville High School graduate Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, The Lewisville Texan Journal has learned. Given annually, the American Economic Association awards the medal "to that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge." According to The Economist, "after the Nobel Prize, the John Bates Clark Medal is generally regarded as the most prestigious award in economics." Approximately 40% of recipients go on to win Nobel Prizes later in their careers.

From an article previously published in The Lewisville Texan Journal:
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Raised in Lewisville in the 1990s, Fryer spent much of his youth doing what many people do in high school: wasting time. At the University of Texas at Arlington, however, and then at Penn State University, he excelled academically, and today is one of the youngest tenured professors in the history of Harvard University. Fryer has researched various issues related to the black community from a pragmatic perspective, and his work often weaves through various fields, including economics, sociology, and psychology.

Fryer's list of accomplishments and accolades is lengthy, and include numerous projects, appearances in several academic publications, and a MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes called a "Genius Grant".

For more information about Fryer's accomplishment, see this article in The Economist. See his academic bio from the AEA here. For more on Fryer's personal history, including his time in Lewisville, see this article from The New York Times here.

(Photo courtesy the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

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Tuesday Morning Briefs

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/28 7:50:00 (916 reads)

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Pedestrian Struck on SH 121 after accident
According to the Lewisville Police Department, early Monday morning, April 27, 2015, at 12:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to an auto/pedestrian crash at the intersection of State Highway 121 (Southbound Frontage Road) and FM 544). A 52-year-old driving southbound on the frontage road struck a 21-year-old who was walking in the roadway. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital by Lewisville Fire Department paramedics.

The investigation indicates the pedestrian may have been disoriented after being involved in a one-vehicle crash in the 2300 block of FM 544, where the vehicle flipped. Intoxication does not seem to be a factor involved with the 52-year-old driver. The investigation continues to determine if the pedestrian was possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Open in new windowLewisville Lake passes 524 feet
Yesterday afternoon's rain put Lewisville Lake on the rise again, with the level passing 524 feet at 7 p.m. last night, and currently sitting at 524.11 feet. The last time the lake was this high was March 28th, 2012. This level is two feet above conservation pool. The Army Corps of Engineers is currently discharging 293 cubic feet per second from Lewisville dam.

Early voting is under way
Early voting for the May 9th city and school board elections is under way until May 5th. More details...

Open in new windowWeather Service confirms eight tornadoes from Sunday night
A National Weather Service survey team surveyed damage caused by several tornadoes in North Texas on Sunday, April 26th. The team confirmed 8 tornadoes caused damage from Comanche County to Johnson County. All of these tornadoes have been given a preliminary rating of EF-0. Additional areas of damage will be investigated in the next few days and the total number may change. For additional information about these tornadoes, visit our homepage.

Railroad Commission may shut down injection wells after earthquake findings
According to an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Texas Railroad Commission is considering shutting down some wastewater injection wells after a study from Southern Methodist University concluded they were the likely cause of recent earthquakes.

Stolen bicycle recovered
In February of this year, a resident in the 1500 block of Barbara Drive reported a bicycle was stolen from his garage. LPD says the case was assigned to Detective Gibbins for follow-up investigation. Research by the victim and Gibbins revealed a similar bicycle was being advertised on Craigslist. Gibbins followed up on these leads and made contact with the seller, who identified a female suspect he purchased the bicycle from. Gibbins was able to positively identify the female suspect. Gibbins obtained a warrant for the suspect. On April 17th, Detective Gibbins located and arrested the suspect for the offense. The bicycle was recovered and returned to the owner.

Open in new windowLTJ Cleanup Team participates in Spring Cleanup
The Lewisville Texan Journal Cleanup Team once again participated in the Keep Lewisville Beautiful Spring Cleanup event, and was honored with a first place trophy for the most bags of trash picked up by a large adult group. Our team of 23 people cleaned up two areas, and brought in over 60 bags of trash plus large items. Our two areas were Timber Creek on the southwest side of where it intersects I-35E and Fox Creek, south of Bellaire. Much thanks to Carol, Rick, Eva, Dani, Lisa, Jim, TJ, Tommy, Will, Bridget, Tanya, Ray, Izzy, Alex, Todd, Nick, Dixie, Darrell, Brandon, Jennifer, Emma, and probably a couple others whose names we are missing.

The Acting Studio begins Seussical run May 1 at MCL Grand
The Acting Studio will present Seussical the Musical from May 1-3 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Showtimes are May 1 at 7 p.m., May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ActingStudioTX.com. Prices are $16-18.

The charming show, a former Broadway favorite, take a musical stroll through many treasured stories from the imagination of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss.

GLCT’s run of The Understudy starts May 1
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre announces the opening of The Understudy, directed by Ashley H. White. Run dates for this comedy are May 1-17, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at 160 W. Main Street.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for 65 and over or 18 and under. Call for reservations at 972.221.SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.

Open in new windowJoe Avezzano Memorial Benefit Concert May 7th
Hat Tricks in Lewisville will be remembering former owner and former Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach Joe Avezzano with a benefit concert that Joe's son Tony says will raise money for the Texas Special Olympics. They have so far announced performances by Jaret Reddick, Deryl Dodd, AJ Vallejo, Kendall Beard, Steve Helms, and Justin Ross. For more information, visit the Hat Tricks website.

Quick Links:
- The Lewisville Morning Rotary Club is still taking subscriptions for their 2015 Flag Program.
- LISD Board of Trustees April 13th Board Meeting Recap
- Parents4LISD is hosting a free screening of The Texas Promise on Saturday, May 2nd.

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