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Print Edition - 01/23/2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/23 9:04:45 (276 reads)

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LHS boys stun area-ranked Allen

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Posted by MikeIbanez on 2016/1/23 9:00:00 (1094 reads)

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sports@lewisvilletexan.com


Staring at a second consecutive defeat and a trip further down the District 6-6A standings, the Lewisville boys basketball team rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat area-ranked Allen 47-46 in a thrilling game at LHS Arena Friday night.
After managing only two third-quarter points— a fast-break layup by post Trenton Sandifer— Farmers coach Gary Collier altered his strategy, employing a suffocating full-court press and half-court trap which rattled the Eagles into turnovers and limited them to four fourth-quarter points.

It came down to simple math. The press caused turnovers and created more Farmer scoring opportunities, while limiting Allen’s ability to trade baskets and coast to a win.

“We wanted as many possessions as possible,” Collier said after the game. “We had a lot of late steals and we finally made some open shots.”

The biggest shots during the decisive run came from the usual suspects— Sandifer and guard Jeremiah Taylor. Sandifer scored six points in the fourth quarter, and Taylor’s baseline three-pointer with 45 seconds left was the game-winner.

Sandifer, who led the Farmers with 12 points, was called for a questionable foul on what appeared to be a clean block of Allen guard Dylan Ditzenberger’s shot with four seconds left. But Ditzenberger missed both free throws and Taylor grabbed the rebound to clinch the Farmer win.

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Angie Cox seeks re-election to Lewisville ISD school board

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/21 0:53:57 (372 reads)

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Angie Cox, 45, of Flower Mound, filed her paperwork Wednesday to run for a second term for Place 3 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees. She was first elected in a special election in November of 2013 to serve the remainder of the term of a board member who resigned.

Cox says she draws on 20 years experience as a parent, volunteer, business owner, and leader in the community.
“It has been an honor to serve on the LISD Board of Trustees,” she said. “I have met some incredible teachers, parents, and administrators who are very passionate about education and the future of the students of LISD.” she said.

“As a parent, business owner as well as district and community volunteer, service to LISD is in my heart,” said Cox. “And the opportunity to serve, in the role of trustee, is a commitment I take very seriously,” she said.

Cox is involved in mentoring students with Communities in Schools. She also works with The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation and Journey to Dream. Cox is a member of The Women of Flower Mound, Friends of the Flower Mound Library, Lewisville Noon Rotary, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful, Lewisville and Flower Mound Chambers of Commerce, PTAs and The Flower Mound High School Baseball and Basketball Booster Clubs.

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Letters: War on drugs takes toll on families

Letters
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/21 0:15:16 (584 reads)
Letters

To the editor:

My younger brother was arrested on Friday. He is a drug addict. It’s okay, you can go ahead and judge him, my family, my parents, I got over that many years ago. My brother was released from a 3 year prison sentence in early 2015, but as prison doesn’t cure addiction, he was caught with drugs again.

My family has long run out of money for lawyers so he’ll be represented by whoever is assigned to him and he’ll be back in prison for 2-99 years, whatever the prosecutor and the judge feel like on that day.

If you’ve never had a loved one in prison I will tell you what is true for me – it is necessary to kill a part of yourself in order to deal with the reality of having a loved one locked up in a corrupt and dangerous system. I’m not sure what that part is called but I know whatever it is - killing it is the only way to make it possible to sleep through the night, wake up in the morning, have some laughter, raise your kids, and get on with your life. But all along you know that part of you is dead and gone. That’s the war on drugs.

The punishment isn’t only applied to the prisoner, it is applied to the sons and the daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. The pain ripples through families and communities. The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the prison population. That’s 2 million people in prison.

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PTA leader Sells running for LISD school board

Lewisville ISD Notes
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/20 23:50:00 (323 reads)

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Lewisville resident Katherine Sells filed Wednesday to run for Place 4 on the Lewisville Independent School District Board of Trustees. That seat is currently held by Kris Vaughn, who has announced that she will not seek re-election.

“I have served Lewisville ISD’s students for more than 10 years, in many capacities,” said Sells. “When leaders that I trust and respect ask me to consider accepting the Trustee responsibility, it is a call that I am compelled to answer,” she said.

Sells currently serves as President of the Lewisville Council of PTAs. The Council of PTAs is the governing body of all PTA chapters in the school district. Sells has also served as the First Vice President of Programs for the council. She has served in PTA chapter leadership roles including President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Council Delegate for three LISD campuses.

In addition to PTA service, Sells serves or has served in other LISD programs. She was on the Facilities Assessment Team, District Leadership Team, Interview Panel, and Advisory Committee for the Medical City “Kids Teaching Kids” program. She was an HBL Mentor at Creek Valley Middle School. She is also a graduate of the INSIDE LISD Leadership Program.

Sells holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M–Corpus Christi and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri. She also has studied graduate-level education at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

Sells worked five years for the City of Dallas as a Relocation Specialist.

“I believe that having served as a LISD resident volunteer on many of the critical operational teams that help guide our schools forward has given me insight that will be valuable to the Trustees, as well as to Superintendent Kevin Rogers, and the LISD leadership team,” Sells explained. “A true hands-on understanding of how LISD works from the inside out means I will be ready to contribute on Day 1 of my term.”

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/20 20:00:00 (988 reads)

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With that said, we know that many people enjoy the convenience of a newspaper delivered to their home, so we offer two subscription levels.

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Regular Subscriptions: For just $5 a month (billed $30 every six months) you will get a copy of The Lewisville Texan Journal delivered to your Lewisville or Castle Hills address by 8 a.m. Saturday. For other addresses, we'll mail your paper on Saturday morning.

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Suspected intoxicated driver dies in crash after eluding police

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/20 13:30:00 (983 reads)

Open in new windowFrom the Lewisville Police Department, released at 12:15 p.m.:

Shortly after 10:00 a.m., a Lewisville Police Officer in a marked squad car was driving through Dallas to pick up a prisoner that another agency was holding for Lewisville. The Officer was on IH 35 near Inwood in Dallas when he observed a car coming up behind him driving erratically. This vehicle almost struck the Officer’s vehicle as the driver passed him. The officer observed additional driving behaviors that led him to believe the driver may be intoxicated. The officer turned on his emergency lights in an effort to stop the driver. This subject did not stop and continued on, striking a jersey wall (concrete barrier.) The subject continued driving at a high rate of speed until he crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.

The driver has been pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash is being investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Texas Tunes Series - 2016

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/16 8:37:01 (403 reads)

Staff Reports

Tickets are on sale now for six Lone Star favorite acts coming to the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

Jan. 23: Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns
Feb. 13: Trout Fishing in America & special guests Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
March 12: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore
April 16: Max Stalling
May 14: Michael Martin Murphey
July 2: Marcia Ball

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Individual show tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.
Lewisville residents can get $10 tickets with proof of residence.

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LHS Basketball Update - 1/16/2016

Sports
Posted by MikeIbanez on 2016/1/16 8:08:47 (495 reads)

Open in new windowBy Mike Ibanez
sports@lewisvilletexan.com


The Lewisville High School boys basketball team is firmly entrenched in the middle of the District 6-6A standings. But thanks to an impressive win over its bitter rival on Tuesday night, the Farmers enter the second half of the district season with some serious momentum.

Lewisville never trailed against Marcus, ran out to a 19-point lead after three quarters, and held off the Marauders for a 51-47 win at a raucous LHS Arena. The second game of the basketball version of “The Battle of the Axe” will be played Feb. 12 in Flower Mound.

“We all look forward to this rivalry game,” Lewisville coach Gary Collier said after his team’s win. “The game was on a Tuesday, so the players got to go to school the next day and walk the halls with their heads held high and their chests out.”

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Review: "A Few of My Favorite Things"

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/16 7:40:00 (500 reads)

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Late Night Conversation by Lisa Chittenden


By David Bearden
makemarks@gmail.com


The first visual art show of the year in the gallery of The MCL Grand Theater is VAL’s (Visual Art League) “A Few of my Favorite Things”. The exhibition includes paintings/drawings, photography, mixed-media, and a few 3D works - all created by VAL members.

As the title of the show suggests, one could assume the subject matter (both recognizable and non-objective) presented in the works is visually communicative of the artists’ favorite things. Nature, as a universal theme, is explored in many of the works as flowers, plants, and outdoor scenes.

And while everybody loves a beautiful painting of a flower, the three stand-out pieces for me are less visually-obvious representations of ‘nature’: Flamboyant, Nature II, both by Dulce Ruque, and Off the Grid by Darla Bostick - none of which were awarded a place ribbon or honorable mention.

In years of judging art competitions from elementary school art shows to adult juried exhibitions, one truth remains: the general public’s eyes are generally attracted to crisp realism and relatable subject matter. The show runs from January 9th - 30th.

I visited the gallery around 11:30 on a Friday morning. I was greeted by a very knowledgeable and passionate VAL member and gallery volunteer. She was informative and convincing without sounding like an infomercial; it was clear she loves her artist-community. We talked for a few minutes then I was on my way through the gallery space. The first piece that caught my eye was a black and white photograph and second place winner, Late Night Conversation by Lisa Chittenden.

The work is stunning and very appropriately titled. The position of the two flowers is indicative of a conversation, especially one occurring late at night; they almost seem to whisper to each other. While the photograph is beautiful and crafted by either a skilled or very lucky photographer (or both), I found three other works more compelling.

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Off the Grid by Darla Bostick

I promised myself I would move through the entire space before taking any photographs, thus insuring I see the show as a whole before dissecting it into individually components. The second piece to cause me to pause was Off the Grid by Darla Bostick.

The work is exciting, expressive, and doesn’t rely on smooth textures and predictable outcomes of media application. The textures in the work, whether intentional or not, are both actual and implied, and work well to substantiate the notion of living free from constraint, a wild existence. It’s organic and raw; I only wish it was much much larger.

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