The sign on the side of this Lewisville gas station (corner of Old Orchard and Main St.) in Lewisville was a little scrambled. "WE APP YOUR BRECIATE USINESS" should have said "We appreciate your business," but was installed with the panels out of order.
On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, Lewisville citizens came together on the front steps of Lewisville City Hall to join together in prayer for our city, that we could see a kinder city with less violence this year.
The Lewisville Texan Journal was happy to organize the vigil in cooperation with Embrace Faith Ministries, and the help of Relevant Life Church, Simply BADD Ministries, The Lewisville Police Department, Real World Ministries, Lewisville Mayor Pro Tem TJ Gilmore, Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell, and musicians Terry Bloss, Hannah Lee, and Kera Lee.
Photographer Nick Weaver was there and got a few shots.
Saturday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m., a driver who was having diabetic issues was being pursued by Flower Mound police, who thought he might be intoxicated. The driver drifted into the curb and flipped his car into the grass.
Flower Mound firefighters and EMS personnel were quick to respond to the scene, and extracted the driver from the car, which was upright, but very smashed.
A firefighter crawled into the passenger seat with the victim to attend to him, while other firefighters put a tarp over them to protect them from glass. The firemen cut out the windshield and used hydraulic spreaders and cutters to remove the driver door, and cut the front pillars to peel back the roof. They then carefully secured the man to a backboard and extracted him from the car, taking him to a waiting gurney.
The accident happened on F.M. 2499, just about 1,000 feet north of Presbyterian hospital.
The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce joined Painting with a Twist for their ribbon-cutting event Thursday night. The facility, open Wednesday through Monday each week, offers a painting class where students follow an instructor in creating their own version of the masterpiece chosen for the night. Best of all, it's BYOB, so if you would like to partake in a glass of wine to enhance your painting skills, that is welcomed.
This past Thursday, the Keep Lewisville Beautiful board toured Lewisville to judge the Christmas light displays that had been nominated for KLB's annual Holiday Yard of the Month. LTJ tagged along.
Note that we didn't get pictures of all of them, either due to technical difficulties taking the pictures, or because the rain had wreaked havoc on some of the displays, which were dark at the time of judging.
Another week, another Lewisville home falling victim to an out of control car ramming into it. The front end of the car was completely destroyed Thursday when it rammed into a house on Bay De Vieux. Lewisville FD was on the scene and quickly pulled out saws and lumber to secure the house. As our photographer was walking away, a resident stated "There's a kid here that is always zooming through the neighborhood and he drives a white Lexus."
Derek Petit of Laser Tag 2Go shows one of the laser weapons at their ribbon cutting event held by The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce at Square One Cafe.
LaserTag2Go.com says they are DFW's premier laser tag equipment rental & laser tag event full service provider. "We provide once in a lifetime laser tag experiences. Our age range is 6-60 and guarantee fun for all. Our website will be launched soon."