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LISD to Get New Logo and Tagline

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/11/8 22:26:08 (1173 reads)
Lewisville ISD Notes

Today, members of Lewisville ISD's re-branding committee got to get a first look at some proposed new logos for the district, as well as nailing down a proposed tagline. Re-branding has been on the table for several years, but district communication staff wanted to wait until after the district's new strategic design was approved, so that the logo and tagline, as well as overall branding was consistent with the direction of the district.

Members of the committee were shown four designs by Maple Leaf Creative, the firm assisting the district with the effort. The designs came out of several meetings going over key words and concepts taken from the strategic design.

After going over the four designs, the committee eliminated option #1, and requested that the designers create a hybrid of two of the options (options #2 and #3), as well as redoing the graphic but keeping the concept of another (Option #4). Once the committee settles on two options, at some point it would either go before the school board, or be given to the public to make comment on.

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Flower Mound Town Hall Closed Briefly Tuesday After Bomb Threat

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/8 1:00:00 (1375 reads)

Open in new windowTuesday afternoon, Flower Mound Town Hall, a senior center, and a YMCA were evacuated after a bomb threat was issued via Twitter. A person saw the threat and contacted Flower Mound Police at approximately 1:09 p.m. Supposedly the tweet, (which we did not see) gave the location as being a car, and mentioned a time for detonation.

The buildings were evacuated as a precaution, and East-bound Cross Timbers Road was blocked off at Morriss. Fire department personnel staged at the CVS Pharmacy on the Northwest corner of that intersection.

By 2:18 p.m., police had determined the threat was a hoax, and arrested an 18 year old male resident of Flower Mound. The suspect is charged with making a terroristic threat, a Class A misdemeanor. If found guilty, he could receive a fine of up to $4,000 or up to a year in jail.

Town hall was opened back up by 2:30 p.m.

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Advice for Republicans in 2016

Jason Stanford
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/8 0:24:49 (462 reads)

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Republicans should have won. The economy was having more trouble starting than my dad's Pinto back in '70s, and Barack Obama had gone from the black Kennedy to the black Jimmy Carter. People blamed the president for Republican obstruction. Fate was practically holding the door to the White House open for Republicans.

How the heck did Mitt Romney blow it?

By Halloween, Republican insiders were starting the blame game. It was Hurricane Sandy and that turncoat Chris Christie who did in Mitt Romney, and he didn't do himself any favors by running TV ads in Ohio that drew rebukes from Chrysler and GM. And the rank & file never thought Romney was as severely conservative as he claimed.

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Election Results - November 6th, 2012 - OBAMA WINS

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/6 17:50:00 (955 reads)

OBAMA WINS!

Locally, it looks like Michelle French has one the Tax Assessor/Collector office. Jane Nelson and Tan Parker keep their seats. Ron Simmons will win the race for State Rep in District 65. Ted Cruz has won the Senate race with 57.5%. Texas district 10 Senator Wendy Davis has apparently won her race with 51% of the vote.

Our prediction in the Presidential race:
Obama 304, Romney 234.

As of 11:42 p.m., the score is Obama 284 - Romney 203, and Romney is refusing to concede. That's okay, we're going to bed.

Electoral votes shown are projections based on called states. Not all votes are counted yet.

In the Presidential race, we are not at this point getting early vote totals, or the totals for the two minor-party candidates. We'll try to get that.

We only covered selected races in Tuesday's election:

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Weather 11-5-2012

Weather
Posted by ErinFloyd on 2012/11/5 21:10:00 (786 reads)

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Have ya'll missed me? I'm back now and hopefully here to stay. I tell ya, being without internet and TV for almost 2 weeks was hard. I totally missed Hurricane Sandy and for that I'm sorry. I truly hope that all of your loved ones on the East Coast came out unscathed.

This week will be gorgeous!! If you are waking up early to stand in line to vote, bring a jacket because it will be chilly but you wont need that jacket by noon. 70s/80s during the days and 40s/50s at night. Almost perfect for me. The fun stuff will happen late this weekend. Possible chasing potential for me.

The graphics below were provided by The National Weather service. The really awesome lighting photo is provided by me. Taken this past Saturday night, just outside of Sunnyvale. I don't know of any others that where on this storm, because all the chasers I know where up in Oklahoma for the National Weather Festival. I swear I'm going next year. HA

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Vote Tuesday - Lewisville Polling Locations

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/5 19:00:00 (1623 reads)

Open in new windowElection day can't get here soon enough, for those of us who are tired of the rhetoric. After Tuesday, we can get off of politics and get down to policy. We just need everyone to get out and do their civic duty and vote. We recommend a vote for Barack Obama.

Hopefully all of our readers have already voted early, but in case you didn't, here is some information:

Voting Hours:


7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
If you are standing in line at 7 p.m., the polls will stay open to allow you to vote. If you are not in line by 7 p.m., you will not be allowed to vote, even if the polls are still open. Sometimes polling places have technical difficulties and can't open precisely at 7 a.m. Don't wait until the last minute, and let some unforeseen delay make you miss out on voting. Your employer should allow you time to go vote.

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Monday Morning Update

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/11/5 9:20:00 (841 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowThe elevation of Lewisville Lake right now is just over 516 feet - about 6 feet below conservation pool, and 76% full. We should be in good shape to get through the winter.

Early voting came in a little lower than 2008, despite a brisk start. 41.7 percent of Denton County registered voters cast ballots during early voting.

Here's a good problem to have: DCTA has parking capacity problems now at its Highland Village / Lewisville Lake A-Train station


Remember OMNI magazine? It's archives are all online now.

More about Mitt Romney's "storm relief" event.

In case you didn't know: Formula One racing will be coming to Texas in a couple of weeks.

Why journalists are upset with Nate Silver.

Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. leased 20,322 square feet for office space in Lewisville.

Amazing ignorance.

Dragon Baby.

Plane vs. SUV (Spoiler: both lose.)

Here's something I always wondered about: How do police officers manage to use computers in their cars while driving? It's distracting enough trying to read a text message, but imagine trying to type something! Well, it turns out that those computers do cause distractions that can cause wrecks. Arlington officers have had 18.

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About that Contaminated Soil at Camelot Landfill

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/11/4 14:50:00 (1872 reads)

Open in new windowOn Thursday, I attended a quarterly meeting usually held between the two major landfill operators in Lewisville (Waste Management and Republic Services), and various local stakeholders, including the Indian Creek H.O.A, Coyote Ridge Golf Club, and the cities of Lewisville, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch. A representative from the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) section of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) was also present. About 24 people were present. It was good to see all of the parties around the table talking about what is going on with the landfills, and making sure they all understand each other.

Some of the information discussed is relevant to the citizens of Lewisville because of our city's opposition to the Camelot landfill expansion, and the opposition to Camelot's request to use contaminated soil as alternative daily cover (ADC). So although I've not independently researched and confirmed any of this, I wanted to share it, and our readers can take it for what it's worth.

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Romney's Napoleon Complex

Jason Stanford
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/4 11:28:01 (623 reads)

Open in new windowBy Jason Stanford
Mitt Romney has a Napoleon complex. Yes, I know he stands 6'2", and no, I'm not talking about any insecurities he may harbor about his, um, tax returns that he keeps hidden. We're talking about a different Napoleon entirely.

We all know the basic story of George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The animals overthrow the drunken farmer, and an evil pig co-opts the revolution, oppressing his animal brethren through violence and groupthink. The evil pig adopts twisted slogans ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength") and resorts to faking economic indicators to convince the beasts of burden that they're doing well despite their suffering. That evil pig, of course, is named Napoleon.

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Who Wins and Why

Raging Moderate
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/11/4 11:11:16 (632 reads)

Open in new windowWill Durst - Raging Moderate

Looking for the dead-solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You've come to the right place. As a public service, we're going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing, and why.

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