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Friday Afternoon Thoughts and Links, BC Style

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by Runfellow on 2012/12/7 16:36:58 (1056 reads)

Open in new windowYour regular editor has been away on business lately, so I’ll be filling in with my own links and thoughts tonight.

There was a fatality on Sunday night on Interstate 35E in Lewisville. As related to us by the Lewisville Police Department, 22 year-old Alfonso Brown was driving while extremely fatigued, and rolled his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with five passengers. None of them were wearing seat belts, and three were ejected from the vehicle. Although Brown has been released from the hospital, two others in the car were killed. Please, folks, wear a seat belt. We’ve known about this stuff for too long

If you missed this year’s Holiday at the Hall event in Old Town Lewisville, here are a few slides from the LTJ:


No, I don’t know why he went with the funky-beat bluegrass music either.

Late last night, the Denton Record-Chronicle posted an interesting article about a new FEMA project that will allow developers access to advanced data for the area at no charge. If you’re not familiar with geography of Lewisville, you should know that the one area this city can really expand is eastward onto the floodplains south of Lewisville Lake (which is not called Lake Lewisville, by the way). I posted a question about that on the City of Lewisville’s Facebook page at 10:30 last night and I kid you not, I got a response at 12:30 at night.

Across town in Flower Mound, the Cross Timbers Gazette is certainly not afraid of longer op-eds, and they’ve had some pretty good pieces, especially regarding education. Here’s one on standardized testing that gets the heart of the matter.

Speaking of Flower Mound, let me know if you have any good pictures of important places in the town that you’re willing to put on the town’s Wikipedia page. I’ve been working here and there on the text (I’ve got the Lewisville page up to a pretty good standard) but I’m sort of desperate for pictures. You’ll have to release them into the Creative Commons, but that’s not a big deal. I’m especially looking for one of “The Mound” itself. Extra points if it’s a panoramic picture. Super extra points if it actually has flowers on it in the picture.

And on a final note, as many people have pointed out on Facebook in the last couple of days, the remaining shell of the old Lewisville High School building went down yesterday. Frankly, I don’t get the hubbub at all. The reverence people tend have for buildings–the bigger they are, the more they are revered–misses the point on so many levels. In the video above, you can hear people saying things like “bye LHS”, and moaning softly as the final skeleton comes down. I went to LHS for all four years of high school, and enjoyed my time there immensely. But I didn’t enjoy it because the building was better than other buildings or because the bricks were aligned just so; I enjoyed it because I had great teachers, coaches, and administrators, and guess what? Almost all of them are still there, just one building over. Your memories still exist, as do mine, and I’m sure we’re all the better for it, but LHS is not “gone”, and the demolition of a building is absolutely not a “sad” thing.
–BC

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Posted: 2012/12/7 16:49  Updated: 2012/12/7 16:57
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I am with you, BC. Farmer pride and spirit transcends a building. As an LHS alumnus, I couldn't be more proud of the new building for future Farmers to come!
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Posted: 2012/12/9 11:57  Updated: 2012/12/9 11:57
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Thanks for posting that, Brandon. I spent the week in Louisiana at a new client site, putting all of my diplomatic skills to the test. Thursday night I got a chance to go down to the French Quarter of New Orleans with a colleague and see what that was all about. Very interesting place down there. If you know anything around New Orleans or around the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway that I should see, let me know. I have a feeling, I'll be spending a lot of time there in the coming months.

The funky-beat bluegrass background music on that slideshow - well, that was one of the 4 royalty-free options that came with the software I used, and it was the one that sounded least like a 1970s porno. (Not that I've ever watched one of those)

This coming week will be about as crazy busy as the last one, so if I post anything it will probably be something I've already written.

Also - A reminder about Lewisville Citizen of the Year:
- We don't have many nominations at this point. If you know someone who would qualify, or if you know someone who would know someone, please kindly send them the link. If you haven't yet shared it on Facebook, I'd be grateful if you would.
- Whichever one of you nominated me, I'm flattered, but I'm not eligible. And really, I know that there are folks out there who put in a lot more effort.

Y'all have a good week!
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Other articles
2015/3/1 23:06:22 - LLELA Nature Preserve opens new Blackjack Trail March 21
2015/3/1 22:30:00 - Miscellaneous Notes and Links
2015/3/1 17:16:05 - Citizens Fire Academy begins March 10
2015/2/28 11:39:30 - Candidates for Lewisville City Council, Place 2 - 2015
2015/2/28 9:56:45 - Flower Mound Police Investigate Shooting
2015/2/28 0:20:00 - The Last First
2015/2/25 21:00:00 - Updated: Missing Child - Highland Village - Found in Carrollton
2015/2/24 21:00:00 - Updated: Drought and Lake Update - February 2015
2015/2/24 12:00:00 - Adoptable Pets of the Week
2015/2/22 19:40:00 - Lewisville ISD Closed Monday and Tuesday Due to Hazardous Driving Conditions


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