Lewisville Texan Journal is selling special edition custom-designed T-shirts commemorating our fair city's largest landmark: Mount Lewisville. In vintage postcard style, the graphic offers greetings from Mount Lewisville, where skiers are navigating garbage pile moguls on the way down the slope.
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I saw this ad yesterday on Facebook, and was sickened by the idea that a judicial candidate would stoop to this:
Willett is a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, which is the highest civil court in Texas.
The Judicial Code of Conduct seeks to preserve the integrity of the justice system in Texas by holding judges and justices to a higher standard of conduct and impartiality.
From the Judicial Code of Conduct, Canon 5:
CANON 5 Refraining From Inappropriate Political Activity
(1) A judge or judicial candidate shall not: (i) make pledges or promises of conduct in office regarding pending or impending cases, specific classes of cases, specific classes of litigants, or specific propositions of law that would suggest to a reasonable person that the judge is predisposed to a probable decision in cases within the scope of the pledge;
So there he is selling himself for re-election based on the outcome of a case that is still being litigated, and portions of which may continue to be litigated in the future, depending on the outcome in the U.S. Supreme Court.
I really dislike the notion that we need partisan judges who sell their positions on given topics rather than their general qualifications or philosophy. It is a shame that the last branch of government that had any integrity or appearance of integrity is slowly allowing itself to sink to this level.
I hope the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct will investigate Willett's campaign and make this Justice comply with the the law.
Leap year is upon us and according to 800 year old lore dating back to St. Patrick the time is ripe for anyone hoping for more love or money.
To all the dreamers out there, get ready because your day fast approaches. Get some rest, dust off your plans and start talking up your new idea. The cosmos are on your side, and in this instance, it only happens once every four years.
After a Great Recession that has dragged on for almost four years the desire to finally hope for more and grow our lives a little probably includes just about all of us..
The one day stuck on the end of the month, February 29th, which makes this a leap year, is also thought to be particularly good for making money and finding love. Children who are born on this day are also thought to have a shot at a more abundant life. It's all good.
Over the past few months, the Lewisville Texan Journal has focused on transitioning into a forum with multiple writers, and varying expertise and points of view. In addition, we've started carrying syndicated columns from select writers.
Wow - in Austin, don't get caught babysitting while white. Cops there overreacted in a pretty big way to a white grandfather walking his black granddaughter home. Someone called the police and reported a kidnapping. Unfortunately, they didn't use a lot of discretion in investigating the complaint. Be sure to read the followups, because they're instructive in how people recall things under intense stress. When 6 police cars roll up on you, snatch away your grand daughter, and roughly cuff you, will you remember that the officer's hand hovered over his taser, or will you remember that he pulled it on you? Maybe the real suspicion here was babysitting while male?
Well, it's been nice getting all of this rain, even though it made for a miserable soggy day yesterday. Lewisville Lake rose by about 3.5 inches, reaching an elevation of 521.06 feet - still about a foot low. That puts the lake at 95% full.
Denton County Transportation Authority will be holding some public meetings to go over its community survey results regarding transportation in Denton County. The meetings will be held in Denton, Highland Village, and Lewisville. The meeting for Lewisville is March 8th, 6:30 p.m. in Lewisville City Council chambers.
Mark your calendars now for some roller derby action: Saturday, February 25th, at 6:00 p.m in Denton. This event will be a double-header, with women's teams the Hickory Street Hooligans against Muertas Locas. Men's team, the Dallas deception will also have a bout. Tickets are $12 for general admission, kids 12 and under are free, and veterans have a discounted ticket price of $8. Lewisville Texan Journal will be on-hand to produce the video of the bout. For tickets and more information click here.
Lewisville City Councilmeets Monday afternoon in workshop session to wrap up their annual retreat (videos here, here, and here) from earlier this month, and give city staff direction on items such as a possible restaurant smoking ban. Workshop is at 4:00 p.m., and regular meeting is at 7:00 p.m. There doesn't appear to be anything controversial on the docket for the main meeting.
The Lewisville Police Department will participate in a warrant round up beginning February 25th. More than 250 jurisdictions across Texas will participate in what is believed to be the largest joint operation of its type. The list of outstanding warrants for the city of Lewisville is here. People with warrants outstanding are urged to contact the court to dispose of their cases voluntarily, rather than risk arrest at home or work. The City of Lewisville Municipal Court can be contacted at (972) 219-5022.