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2015/3/4 - LPD Lieutenant Haynes Graduates Command College
2015/3/4 - Lewisville Police Arrest 17-year-old in Road Rage Incident
2015/3/4 - Lewisville Hires New Emergency Management Coordinator
2015/3/3 - Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday Afternoon
2015/3/2 - Symphony and Ballet Present Peter and the Wolf
2015/3/2 - Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area
2015/3/2 - Winter Weather Back in Forecast for Wednesday
2015/3/1 - LLELA Nature Preserve opens new Blackjack Trail March 21
2015/3/1 - Miscellaneous Notes and Links
2015/3/1 - Citizens Fire Academy begins March 10
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LPD Lieutenant Haynes Graduates Command College

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/4 8:55:31 (49 reads)

Open in new windowLieutenant Scott W. Haynes of the Lewisville Police Department recently graduated from the Leadership Command College - Class 72 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

The program, taught by a consortium of universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. Module I, focusing on leadership, is taught at the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University. Module II at Texas Woman's University focuses on the political, legal, and social environment of law enforcement.

The program concluded on February 27, 2015 with training in law enforcement administration at the third module, held at Sam Houston State University.

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Lewisville Police Arrest 17-year-old in Road Rage Incident

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/4 8:43:00 (597 reads)

Open in new windowOn February 27, 2014, at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers arrested 17-year-old Coe Allen Peoples for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a road rage incident. The victim and several witnesses all stated the suspect swerved at the victim several times while traveling southbound on Interstate 35-E.

The victim tried to get away from the suspect, but he rammed his truck into her, causing her to strike the Jersey barrier. The suspect then sped away, while a witness followed and called 911. The suspect took the next exit and went northbound on the interstate. The suspect and his friends allegedly honked and yelled at the victim as they passed.

Officers caught up to Peoples in the 3000 block of North Interstate 35-E and stopped the vehicle. After a lengthy investigation, Peoples was arrested and booked into the Lewisville City Jail where he was arraigned on the charge. A bond was set at $10,000.

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Lewisville Hires New Emergency Management Coordinator

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/4 8:00:00 (115 reads)

Open in new windowThe City of Lewisville announced that Josh Roberts has been hired as the city's new Emergency Management Coordinator.

Roberts has a Master of Public Administration with an Emergency Management Specialization from the University of North Texas, a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Planning from UNT, is a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers and is a Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team Planning Section Chief.

“I was interested in severe weather at a young age,” Roberts said. “Some of the basic values instilled in my household growing up were things like helping others, and growing up I always knew that one day I’d make a career of helping others in some capacity.”

Lewisville’s Office of Emergency Management serves the residents, visitors and businesses of Lewisville through four phases: Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. Roberts will help evaluate and design the plans for the City’s response to emergencies and disasters, conduct outreach and provide educational presentations to residents and businesses to ensure they are also capable of dealing with disasters. Additionally, the office is in charge of maintaining and testing the city’s Outdoor Warning System and Emergency Notification System.

Roberts is experienced in many different forms of disaster response. Most recently, he has responded to the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, served an integral role in the nation’s first Ebola diagnosis and the following response, helped coordinate the trans-state funeral procession of CPO Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, December 2013’s “icepocalypse,” multiple tornado disasters, and while working in Florida responded to many tropical storm incidents and 2009’s H1N1 influenza pandemic.

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Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday Afternoon

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/3 23:30:00 (242 reads)

Open in new windowThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday, March 4th, at 3 p.m. to Thursday, March 5th, 12:00 p.m.. The advisory is for numerous North Texas Counties, including Denton, Tarrant, Dallas, and Collin. We think the impacts will probably start after 4 p.m. for Lewisville.

This morning, the forecast calls for rain, with high temperatures in the upper 40s. Temperatures fall through the day, and frozen precipitation begins in the afternoon when temps are in the low 30s. Temps bottom out in the mid to upper 20s tonight. Precipitation chances are near 100%. Winds are from the North, increasing through the day to 15-20 mph.

Accumulations of 1/10 to 1/4 inch of ice are possible, then 2 - 4 inches of sleet and snow. Hazardous travel conditions are expected.

Open in new windowHere is a National Weather Service update from Wednesday Morning regarding timing:
A round of rain will accompany the passage of a cold front today, moving into East Texas this evening. Late this afternoon, an area of freezing and sleet will approach from the west. Thunder may accompany the sleet showers, dramatically increasing amounts in some locations. The heaviest activity will impact the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex mid to late evening. Snow will be possible behind the heaviest activity before the precipitation tapers off. Total accumulations of ice, sleet, and snow are expected to exceed 2 inches in areas northwest of the Metroplex, with generally under an inch of accumulation southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Open in new windowThe following are National Weather Service statements on timing and impact: (From Tuesday)
An arctic front will sweep across the region on Wednesday and a wintry mix is expected across the area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms are expected ahead of and immediately behind the cold front with a change over to a mix of freezing rain and sleet occurring several hours behind the front. This graphic depicts our best estimate of when the wintry mix will begin in each highlighted area. We will continue to refine the timing of the transition over the next 18 hours so check back for updates. The wintry mix will continue into the overnight hours; ending Thursday morning.

Open in new windowA strong cold front is expected to move southeast across North and Central Texas tomorrow. As cold air continues to build in, precipitation is expected to develop well behind the front. As rain continues with cold air getting deeper through Wednesday and into Wednesday night, rain is expected to change over to freezing rain, and then sleet. A brief change over to snow is possible before precipitation comes to an end Thursday morning.

The heaviest amounts of ice and sleet are expected to fall in the purple regions in the graphic, including areas southeast of a line from Breckenridge to Sherman, but northwest of a line from Hamilton to Sulphur Springs. Hazardous driving conditions are expected to develop in these areas Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

For locations shaded in yellow, impacts are expected for most locations, however the amount of sleet and ice accumulations are expected to be less than in the purple areas, and therefore the impacts to roads are expected to be slightly less hazardous.

For locations shaded in blue, impacts are expected to remain localized in nature, mainly due to warmer ground temperatures. Impacts here are most likely to be relegated to bridges and overpasses, and this includes locations generally along and southeast of a line from Cameron to Palestine. In general these impacts represent a shift to the northwest of where the greatest impacts were expected to occur yesterday at this time.

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Symphony and Ballet Present Peter and the Wolf

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/2 8:12:49 (107 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville Lake Symphony's Family Concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator in Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf." Chip tells a tale so curious that it takes members of the Symphony and dancers from the Lake Cities Ballet to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.

The concert takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Pre-kindergarten through elementary aged youngsters greatly enjoy hearing Peter’s adventure while, it so happens, learning a few things about music along the way. The kids get to sprawl on the gym mats right in front of the action. Parents and grandparents have a good time too watching from the nearby chairs and bleachers.

Symphony volunteers operate an Instrument Petting Zoo after the concert where the kids can try out real orchestral instruments. There is also a workshop where they can make instruments of their own devising.

It is held at the Frederick Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle, Lewisville TX 75967 (From I-35: Exit Main Street and head West. Turn Right on Civic Circle and go 2 blocks. The Center is on the right across from Post Office.)

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for grownups. There is a special family rate of $25 that includes all members of the same family. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and printed out from the Symphony’s online Shopping Cart. They can also be purchased at the door. For general information about the concert call 972.874.9087.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/2 7:50:00 (246 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Thursday, March 5th - Multi-Business Ribbon-cutting
At 4:00 PM, the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner in a Neighborhood Block Party with five businesses located in the Shops at Vista Ridge Shopping Center at 500 E. Round Grove Road, Lewisville, Texas. Major Investor Salons by JC, FatCow BBQ, BBVA Compass, YouFit Health Club and Uptown Cheapskate of Lewisville are participating in and hosting this event. Each business will have its own individual ribbon cutting at its own storefront within a one-hour time frame.

The public is invited to attend the celebration. Participating business will provide free samples, games, prizes raffle drawings and discounts on merchandise and services. “This is a great way for the community to get to know our local businesses,” says Ray Hernández, Lewisville Area Chamber President. Huffines Auto Dealerships, also a Chamber Major Investor, will have vehicles on display during the event.

For more information contact Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce - 551 N Valley Parkway, Lewisville TX 75067 972.436.9571

Thursday, March 5th - I-35E Construction Update - Public Meeting
The 35Express team will hold a general construction update meeting and a question-and-answer session to provide updates on the $1.4 billion highway project. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to get up-to-speed on the work that has been completed on the project and learn about upcoming construction.

The meeting for the middle segment of the project in Lewisville, Highland Village, Lake Dallas and Hickory Creek will be held Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Thursday, March 5th: LISD Hosting Free Movie Screening for "Finding Kind"
LISD is hosting a movie screening for IndieFlix's critically acclaimed "Finding Kind," a documentary that takes a hard look into today's girl world. The showing of "Finding Kind" will be held March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Lewisville High School's Leo C. Stuver Auditorium (1098 W. Main Street, Lewisville). Admission for the girl/women event is free and seating will be limited. A discussion on the issues the film explores, including bullying, will follow the screening. For more information about "Finding Kind," click here. For additional questions about the screening, contact LHS-Killough Counselor Lori Dunham at dunhaml@lisd.net.

Open in new windowFriday, March 6th: Twilight Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek - LLELA
6:30-8:30 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

Saturday, March 7th: Night Hike at LLELA
6:30-8:30 p.m. LLELA trail guides lead a twilight/moonlight stroll down the Redbud Trail. Howling coyotes, hooting owls and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. No flashlights are necessary. Cost is $10/person, for ages 5 and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

Thursday, March 12th: Facebook Small Business Boost
Free seminar on how to market your small business with Facebook. More information...

Open in new windowSaturday, March 14th: 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, February 14th, 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...

Saturday, March 14th: LLELA Bird Walk and Nature Walk
Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 and up. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5/person. Reservations are not required.

Nature Walk: 10 a.m. Join us for our monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find—deer tracks, blooming wildflowers, butterflies, and much more. The hike will last about two hours. There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/person, with children 5 years and under free). Reservations are not required.

Sunday, March 15th: Outdoor Yoga for Kids
10-11 a.m. and March 29, 10-11 a.m. Imagination Yoga instructors lead kids ages 2-12 on an exciting, story-based journey through yoga poses and kindness curriculum. LLELA’s covered pavilion, beautiful pollinator garden, and forest are the setting for this engaging class. $10 per student. For more information, contact Aimee Leach: AimeeLeach@ImaginationYoga.com.

Friday, March 20th: Stars on the Prairie at LLELA
7:45-9:45 p.m. Join us for a fascinating evening as we visit a dark spot in LLELA’s prairie restoration area to explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up. There is a $5 program fee, in addition to the regular gate fee ($5/person). Reservations are required at 972.219.3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu. If the sky is cloudy, we will still meet and take a night hike.


Open in new windowSaturday, March 21st: Trail Opening, LLELA Campfire and Log House
Open House at the Minor-Porter Log House: 12-3 p.m. Restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA Nature Preserve a window on life in Denton County in 1870. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. Knowledgeable volunteers will guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour. Cost: regular admission ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).

Blackjack Trail Opening:
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA Nature Preserve) is opening a new walking trail at 9 a.m. at 201 E. Jones Street. Guided hikes are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

The Blackjack Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that gives visitors access to a Cross Timbers forest remnant. Blackjack oaks, post oaks, hickories and a variety of other plant species not seen elsewhere at LLELA Nature Preserve give this trail a different feel. The dirt-surfaced path winds through both the forest and open prairie glades on the far west side of the preserve. Volunteers have worked for the past year to build bridges and benches along the trail, and an Eagle Scout has constructed a kiosk and directional signs along the trail.

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Open in new windowGather Around the Campfire: March 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Meet us at a cozy campfire for traditional campfire fun, which may include stories, songs, and of course toasted marshmallows. $10/person or $30/family. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu.

Open in new windowSunday, March 22nd - Lewisville Lake Symphony Presents Peter and the Wolf
The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Family Popcorn Concert, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” will be presented Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle.

The concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator, telling a tale so curious that it takes members of the symphony and dancers from LakeCities Ballet Theatre to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.

Pre-kindergarten through elementary-aged youngsters greatly enjoy hearing Peter’s adventure while learning a few things about music along the way. The kids get to sprawl on the gym mats right in front of the action. Parents and grandparents can watch from the nearby chairs and bleachers.

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Saturday, March 28: Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek
2-4 p.m. at LLELA. All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Ongoing Art Exhibits
Two VAL exhibits open through March 31st
Visual Art League of Lewisville will open two exhibits in February at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

VAL’s The Nature of Texas exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 7, and features paintings and photographic works depicting both natural and iconic images of the state. The exhibit closes on March 21. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 7 p.m. opening night.

The Steampunk exhibit is open until March 21st. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature and art that commonly features some aspect of steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.

Admission to both exhibits is free and available Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or during public performances at MCL Grand. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

Classes and Camps
Open in new windowThrough March: Skywarn Spotter Training
The National Weather Service offers classes on storm spotting from January - March all over North Texas. For schedule and locations, refer to the website.

Eco Adventure Camp registration deadline March 3
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA Nature Preserve) will hold an Eco Adventure Camp for ages 9-12 during Spring Break, March 10-12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $115 per child. Registration deadline is March 3, and space is limited.

The three-day camp will include examining microscopic pond life, visiting the Native Plant Nursery, hiking the new Blackjack Trail, joining the Prairie Marching Band, visiting Swamp Kingdom, going back in time to 1869, capturing photographic memories and more.

For registration information, contact Lisa Cole, LLELA Nature Preserve Education Coordinator, at 972.219.3930, lisa.cole@unt.edu, or visit llela.org.

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Winter Weather Back in Forecast for Wednesday

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/2 7:27:44 (129 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowHere is the latest from the National Weather Service on weather over the next few days.

Today:
Cloudy and cool conditions will continue today with high temperatures ranging from the upper 30s near the Red River to the upper 40s over the southern and southeastern counties. Rain chances will increase from northwest to southeast across the region. The forecast for us calls for a 30% chance of rain with a high around 40 and winds from 5 to 10mph.

Tuesday:
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers. Warmer. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night will be mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Wednesday:
A strong cold front will move through the region on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday and Tuesday night ahead of the front, but the rain will transition to a wintry mix of snow and sleet behind the front. A wintry mix will be possible Wednesday through Thursday morning with accumulations of sleet and/or snow expected, but we do not know how much yet. Keep up with the forecast for the latest on the type of wintry mix expected, timing, and amounts.

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LLELA Nature Preserve opens new Blackjack Trail March 21

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/1 23:10:00 (244 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA Nature Preserve) is opening a new walking trail on Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at 201 E. Jones Street.

The Blackjack Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that gives visitors access to a Cross Timbers forest remnant. Blackjack oaks, post oaks, hickories and a variety of other plant species not seen elsewhere at LLELA Nature Preserve give this trail a different feel. The dirt-surfaced path winds through both the forest and open prairie glades on the far west side of the preserve. Volunteers have worked for the past year to build bridges and benches along the trail, and an Eagle Scout has constructed a kiosk and directional signs along the trail.

Hikers can meet at the trailhead to participate in one of three guided hikes on the new trail at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. No RSVP is needed for the hikes. Fifteen hikers can be accommodated per session; if a hike fills, those attending may be asked to catch the next one instead. Hikers should bring a water bottle, wear comfortable walking shoes and use sunscreen. There is no additional cost for the guided tours beyond the regular LLELA gate fee of $5 per person (free for children age 5 and younger). Contact 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu for more information.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is 2,000 acres of prairies, forests, and wetlands managed as a wildlife preserve by a group of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of North Texas, the City of Lewisville, and Lewisville ISD. For more information, visit llela.org.

For more photos of the Blackjack Trail, view The Lewisville Texan Journal's photo album of a trail preview from November.

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Miscellaneous Notes and Links

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/1 22:30:00 (184 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville PD’s Tip411 service to replace eAlerts March 15
Lewisville Police Department’s eAlert service will be discontinued on March 15. Residents who have not signed up for the new Tip411 service will no longer receive Lewisville Police eAlerts after that date.

Tip411 was adopted by Lewisville Police Department in October as a way for residents to provide anonymous tips through text, email or a downloadable app for Android or Apple smartphones. Tip411 also offers a way to keep the community connected and informed through email, text message and online public safety alerts.

Interested persons can register to receive alerts from Lewisville Police Department via email and/or text message to their cell phone by signing up to receive alerts about public safety information and announcements. Using Tip411 to replace the eAlert system also allows users to manage their own subscriptions to the service.
Community members are encouraged to sign up or manage their account online by visiting Tip411


Open in new windowGreat Texas Warrant Roundup starts March 7
Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including Lewisville, have announced combined efforts to host the ninth annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning March 7.

The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind with arrests expected to continue for several days. Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities.

Anyone who believes they have an outstanding warrant is urged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction or jurisdictions to dispose of their cases voluntarily and avoid the inconvenience of arrest at home or work. Lewisville Municipal Court can be contacted at 972.219.3436. You can look at the active warrant list for Lewisville here.

Do not send another person to pay your fines. People are subject to arrest until their payment has been accepted by the court and properly posted. Checks are not accepted. Payments will be accepted in cash, money order, Master Card or Visa. Pay online at cityoflewisville.com.


Open in new windowSimmons Files Bill to Name Bridge for Bobbie Mitchell
State Representative Ron Simmons filed a bill to designate the I-35 bridge over Lewisville Lake as the Bobbie J. Mitchell Bridge. Mitchell currently serves as the Precinct 3 Denton County Commissioner and was a former mayor of Lewisville. You can read the bill here.


Open in new windowCity partners with UNT to reach sustainability goals
The City of Lewisville has partnered with University of North Texas to conduct a resource and efficiency assessment for city facilities – a significant step in implementing recommendations of the Lewisville 2025 vision plan adopted last year.

The community identified sustainability as a key area of focus while helping develop the Lewisville 2025 plan, and the city is committed to properly managing the environmental impact of its own facilities and operations.

The assessment of existing city sites, facilities and vehicle fleet will identify the potential for more efficient energy and water use, on-site energy generation and water collection, and site enhancements that will help residents and customers access services and facilities more conveniently. Information gathered during this study, and the resulting recommendations, will provide the basis for development of realistic solutions to reduce resource use and achieve cost savings.

UNT Sustainability was established in 2009, and since that time it has integrated sustainability principles and concepts into every aspect of the university’s infrastructure. UNT founded its Sustainable Communities Initiative to share the benefits of its experiences and expertise by providing support to communities seeking to become more sustainable.


Open in new windowLewisville student participates in 34th annual Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Amputee Ski Trip
Selam Rinkevich, 16, of Lewisville, attended the Texas Scottish Rite Amputee Ski Trip for the second time. Selam was born in Ethiopia and suffered burns as a baby, resulting in the need to have her leg amputated. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has given her the ability to be a kid and participate in normal activities girls her age like to do, such as running. She absolutely loves to read, as well as make new friends, which she looks forward to doing on the trip.

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Citizens Fire Academy begins March 10

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/1 17:16:05 (94 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville Citizen’s Fire Academy, the closest civilians can come to being a firefighter short of joining the department, is accepting applications for its 2015 class. The free 10-week program starts March 10 and will include instruction and training experiences in the classroom and in the field.

The academy, which is open to Lewisville residents age 21 or older, is designed for people who have a genuine interest in fire department operations and fire and life safety awareness. Classes meet every Tuesday evening, 6:30-9 p.m., plus two Saturday morning classes. All sessions are taught by fire department personnel at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway.

Space is limited. For an application or more information, contact Division Chief Mark Richards at 972.219.3595 or mrichards@cityoflewisville.com.

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