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2014/11/18 - Woman Mugged at Gunpoint Sunday Night at Lewisville Grocery Store
2014/11/16 - Lewisville Prepares for Winter Weather with New Equipment
2014/11/14 - Lewisville to Host Pro Watercross Tour at Lake Park in Summer 2015
2014/11/12 - Car Crashes into Lewisville Home
2014/11/12 - Holiday Stroll Planned in Old Town Lewisville on December 6th
2014/11/11 - Thanks to Veterans
2014/11/10 - LISD Superintendent Dr. Waddell Announces January Retirement
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Sunday Morning Update - Fall Back Edition

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/11/2 11:22:35 (410 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowAccording to the National Weather Service, the DFW area has had only 18.06 inches of rain this year. The normal value by this point is 31 inches. Governor Perry has extended the drought proclamation. As of this morning, Lewisville Lake was at 514.73 feet surface elevation, or 7.28 feet below conservation pool.

Rain is expected for Tuesday, which is election day. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who will use that as an excuse not to go to the polls and vote. It’s okay though, I mean people have given their lives, and fought the good fight for you to have the right to vote, but you can’t be expected to get your hair wet. And it’s not like everyone, including LTJ, has been begging you to go early vote because it’s so much more convenient, and anything can happen on election day.

“Artist” Casey Nocket permanently defaced natural objects in national parks, and put them on instagram. She used acrylic paint instead of something temporary like chalk.

Ladies and gentlemen: Douchebags. We share not so much because we think there needs to be a slur, but because this sheds some light on what makes an insult hurt. Most white people would laugh off an insult like “honky” or “cracker,” because there is just no sting to it. Being called a douchebag would sting because you would have a pretty good understanding of what you are being lumped in with. The takeaway from this, I think is not that you need to go around calling people douchebags, but that we all need to try to examine our points of privilege and not be douchebags.

Tarrant County is not as red as they think.

Flower Mound will get its first hotel. In the past few years, the Town of Flower Mound has taken an aggressive and reasonable approach to attracting development and bringing in business. I see them as a threat to Lewisville’s local dominance of the commercial space. Of course, there are still those in Flower Mound who are vocal about wanting to slam the doors shut on any development that takes place after they moved in. We will see what happens, but I very much like it that much of the sales tax revenue in Lewisville comes from residents of Flower Mound and other local cities. If Lewisville stands still, we fall behind. That’s why I’m grateful there is a lot going on in Lewisville. For example, Myers & Crow is building yet another large office building in the Lakeside business park. It will be 81,000 square feet. This is supposedly the last building that the development has room for.

Well, bless his heart... Trey Radel, a Republican US Rep who voted for legislation to require food stamp recipients to be drug tested, was busted for cocaine possession.

LISD Insights with Dr. Steve Waddell

In Denton, iconic Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree is being told by city code enforcement that he has too many American flags. Under city code, a business is allowed to display one American flag, one Texas flag, and one other flag on their property. While I understand the need to limit commercial signage, and have some control over what is presented to the public along roadways, I join a lot of others in Denton and support what Frenchy does with his flags and using his trucks as billboards to promote local events and congratulate people. I hope the City of Denton will find a way to tweak the ordinance to let him continue.

Lewisville’s Old Town Barber Shop closed.

When a bully at DFW airport tried to attack a man he thought to be gay, bystanders jumped in and stopped him.

The Fighting Farmers football team staged an awesome comeback to beat Plano East a couple weeks ago, 58-56. But Friday night, they lost to McKinney Boyd 31-17. This coming Friday, they play Plano here in Lewisville.

From NPR: “TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation Shows Dangers Of Exploitative TV”

A small scale organic farmers wants you to know a few things.

Here is a pretty distressing report by ProPublica about the American Red Cross’ purported failure at responding to hurricanes Isaac and Sandy. The Red Cross leadership allegedly failed to connect resources to people in need, and seemed to be more concerned about appearances and PR than providing actual relief - in some cases using critically needed response vehicles as props in press conferences. The Red Cross has responded to the story, and it is worth a read. Some of the responses are comforting, but others just seem weak. What we hope is that everyone involved learns something from those disasters and does a better job next time around. This is also a good reminder that we all need to take responsibility for our own preparations in advance of emergencies and disasters. Our family has our kit put together, and we need to periodically check it to make sure it’s still ready.

Speaking of hurricanes, do you know that a poll of Louisiana Republicans found that 29 percent of them think President Obama was responsible for the response to Katrina? The stupid is so strong, it burns.

If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw the pictures we posted of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River when the dam had been shut off, and it was dry. A writer at DFW Urban Wildlife took the time to document the situation and its impact on wildlife.

Most of us middle-class working folks in suburbia who drive cars, have no problems producing an ID to vote, but there are many situations where it can be expensive and burdensome to obtain it. My thinking is that it ought to be free. Texas also has some really ridiculous and unnecessary requirements, such as rejecting other perfectly legal and secure forms of ID, requiring that IDs not be more than 60 days expired, and charging for birth certificates that the state keeps in their computer systems. The so-called "free" voter ID actually requires that you pay the State of Texas (if you were born here) to produce a birth certificate. Why doesn't the DPS just hook into the state's computer system and check it themselves? You know why. Why do they require a drivers license be no more than 60 days expired? Do you cease being yourself when it expires, or does your driving privilege just end? You know why this ridiculous requirement is in place.

Justice Ginsberg’s dissent in the voter ID case.

Music Video of the Week: Ingrid Michaelson - "Afterlife"

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Updated: LPD Nabs Second Shooting Suspect

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/31 20:50:00 (1187 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville Police arrested Dominique Aarion Sterling today as the second suspect in last week's shooting incident at a Lewisville apartment complex.

Sterling, 18, was arrested today at 3:20 p.m., and is held in Lewisville City Jail on a felony charge of Deadly Conduct, Discharge of a Firearm. Bond has been set at $100,000. Sterling is also held on a speeding warrant.

Lewisville Police Captain Kevin Deaver confirmed Sterling was the other suspect in the shooting that left Bloods gang member Tyrone Ebron, 18, with a bullet wound in his buttocks. Deaver said Sterling was picked up at his place of employment.

Deaver was not able to say whether Sterling was also involved in a gang. At this point, we are not clear whether Sterling was the one that Ebron was in the Twitter argument with, or if he was someone else in the altercation. The Lewisville Texan Journal was not able to locate any prior criminal history for Sterling.

Ebron remains in custody in the Denton County Jail in lieu of 35,000 total bond: $25,000 on his deadly conduct charges, and $10,000 on his felon-in-possession of a firearm charge.

A representative of The Madison apartment complex where the shootings occurred, told us earlier this week that they did not believe the suspects involved lived at the complex.

Update 11/11/2014:
According to the probable cause affidavit in Sterling's arrest, he was identified by an eyewitness, who saw him walk up Oakbend Drive to The Madison, and pull a gun on Ebron. The witness recognized Sterling from school. The witness was able to show police Sterling's Instagram profile, where he used the name "_dom1hunnit". That account no longer is active on Instagram. Police say that same username was the account on Twitter that had been talking to Ebron about having a shoot-out. (That account does not match the Twitter account that LTJ had located shortly after Ebron was arrested, and which also appeared to have been having an online altercation with Ebron.) The Twitter account identified in the affidavit cannot be found, and is presumably shut down.

Police showed traffic stop video from one of Sterling's prior traffic warrant arrests to the witness, who confirmed that was the person who had done the shooting.

Ebron was released from Denton County Jail on Sunday on $35,000 bond, and shows a home address in Dallas. Sterling remains in Denton County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.



LTJ will update the story if we learn more.

Related Stories:
- Affidavit Sheds Light on Shooting Details, Shooter's Gang (10/24)
- Lewisville Police Arrest Gang Member in Wednesday's Shooting (10/23)
- Lewisville Police Respond to Shooting at Round Grove and FM 3040 (10/22)

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Lewisville Police Shooting Team Takes Top Honors at Tactical Competition

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/29 21:10:00 (994 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowTwo members of the Lewisville Police Department Shooting Team recently returned from a trip to the East Coast where they enjoyed great success competing in an NRA Tactical Police Competition. Hosted at the Sig Sauer Training Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, this event attracted Police, Military & Private Security competitors from all over the country to test their skills with the three primary weapons they use to defend themselves and the citizens they serve.

Six different stages were created, challenging officers to find the quickest and most accurate means to defeat a particular threat. Each of these scenarios would call for the use of a handgun, shotgun or patrol rifle. Often, the task would require the deployment of a combination of these weapons.

A total of 89 competitors and 20 teams participated; dividing themselves into two separate divisions based upon their equipment. Patrol division is limited to iron sighted rifles and pump shotguns while Tactical division allows for the more advanced rifle optics and semi-automatic shotguns.

Once the “smoke had cleared” it was Lewisville PD that took home the top honors. Individually, Sergeant Kenneth Naffziger placed First in the Tactical Division while Lieutenant Mike Lane secured Second place. These top finishing scores guaranteed they would also be bringing home the First Place Team honors as well.

Lane explained that scores are based on the time in seconds to clear each course by hitting a each target. (The lower the score, the better) Hits outside the bullseye add time penalties to the scores. Lane had a combined time of 449.29 seconds and Naffziger beat that with 404.87. Their team score was 854.16 - the sum of those times.

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DCTA, NCTCOG Funding Lewisville Hike-Bike Trails

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 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/10/28 20:40:00 (708 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville will soon have 12.3 miles more trails for walking and biking, connected to rail stations thanks to a project from the Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) and a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments. (NCTCOG) with City of Lewisville matching funds.

DCTA is building its Lewisville Bike Trail mostly along its right of way. The trail will run from the Highland Village / Lewisville Lake Station on the North, down the rail right-of-way to the KCS railroad crossing on Mill street, then via the Valley Ridge Boulevard extension to College Street, east of the Old Town Station, then across the eastern side of Railroad Park, and across to the DCTA right-of-way, and southward down to Hebron Station. The northern end will connect to the trails leading to Denton, and the southern end will connect to Carrollton. From the northern station to the southern station, the trail is about 8.1 miles, and will consist of 12 foot wide concrete. DCTA will spend a total of $3.5 million on the project, the majority of which is budgeted in its 2014/15 Capital Improvement Plan. The DCTA trail is part of the regional Veloweb trail system. We have reached out to DCTA for details on construction status and timing.

- See DCTA's Lewisville Bike Trail Map

In May, the City of Lewisville applied for a grant from NCTCOG to build the 4.2 mile Garden Ridge Trail, and that grant was recently approved. The $2 million project is paid for with about $1.5 million in NCTCOG funds originating with the State of Texas’ Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), and a half-million dollar match from the City of Lewisville. The trail begins at the DCTA Highland Village / Lewisville Lake Station, crossing the new bridge over I-35E, then going down Garden Ridge, and connecting via a greenbelt to Highland Village, and continuing down Garden Ridge to Valley Parkway. From Valley Parkway, the trail splits off at Civic Circle, and both sections end at Main Street.

1.25 miles of the trail will be 12 foot wide concrete through the Garden Ridge median with the remainder at 6-8 feet enhanced sidewalks. The City of Lewisville will contract for the construction of this trail, will include 4.2 miles of shared-use paths, sidewalk, ADA ramps and shared pavement markings for bicycles in the driving lanes.
- See Garden Ridge Trail schematic Attachment
- See City of Lewisville Trails Master Plan

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Lewisville Police Offer Free Medication Disposal Year-Round

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/10/28 18:40:00 (384 reads)

Open in new windowIn an effort to help people safely get rid of unused medicine, Lewisville Police Department has installed a collection box in the jail lobby, located at 1187 W. Main Street. The lobby is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Residents will no longer have to store these medications until an annual event to dispose of them properly. Simply leave the medication in its original container* and deposit it in the red metal box located in the lobby.

Accepted:
- Prescriptions (including liquids, pills, capsules, patches, ointments, and others)
- Over-the-counter medications
- Vitamins
- Samples
- Pet Medications

Not Accepted:
- Syringes / Needles / Sharps
- Inhalers
- Thermometers
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Liquids, lotions, or ointments (that are not prescriptions)
- Illicit Schedule 1 drugs like marijuana, heroin, MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, GHB, psilocybin, methaqualone, khat, bath salts.
- Medications collected by businesses or clinics. (They pay for their own disposal. This service is for individuals.)

The primary purposes of the drug disposal program are to keep the drugs from going down the drain and entering the water supply or damaging the environment, as well as reducing the chance that the drugs could be abused.

For drugs that cannot be disposed of in the collection box, it is recommended to seal them in a bag and place them in the trash to go to the landfill. If it is an illicit substance that can be abused, and for whatever reason you prefer not to involve the police, Police Chief Russ Kerbow says that you can mix it with coffee grounds or kitty litter to reduce any chances of having it fished out.

For more information about disposing of drugs, read the DEA drug disposal fact sheet.

Flower Mound also has a collection box at their police department at 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane.

*Notes: For privacy reasons, DEA encourages persons not to place prescription bottles in collection receptacles. While LTJ certainly does not provide legal advice, our recommendation would be to remove just the portion of the label containing your name and prescription number, but leaving the name of the drug so that authorities can dispose of it properly. Chief Kerbow said "I don't think we can control whether it is in an original container or not. They are free to remove their name, no question."

Contains material from a submitted report. Photo by Lewisville Texan Journal

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 22:10:00 (520 reads)

Open in new windowCity, KLB, Ag Extension to host rain barrel class Oct. 28
Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville and Texas AgriLife Extension Office for a special two-hour interactive course, “Saving from a Rainy Day; How to Make a Rain Barrel.” The class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Kealy Operations Center, 1100 N. Kealy Street.

The class costs $50, which includes all the materials needed to construct a rain barrel to take home at the conclusion of the course. Reservations and prepayment are required. Seats are limited to the first 50 people to sign up. RSVP is required by Friday, Oct. 24.

This class is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). Register at http://dallas.tamu.edu. For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972.538.5949 or email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Nebraska Furniture Mart to hold hiring event at MCL Grand
Nebraska Furniture Mart will hold a hiring event at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, Oct. 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The 1.86 million-square-foot store being built at the southeast corner of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Plano Parkway in The Colony will sell thousands of pieces of furniture, electronics, computers, flooring and other home products. The facility will have 2,200 employees. It will open to customers next spring.

For more information on the event, visit nfm.com/careers.

Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo - "Discover Local" - October 30th
Join The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 30th at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center from 3-7 for our annual Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo. This is your chance to "Discover Local".

This is a kid and family friendly event featuring:
- Taste of Southern Denton County
- Health & Safety Fair
- Kids Zone
- Business Expo
- Live performances by the area cheer leaders, martial arts performers, dance groups, etc.

This is a FREE, fun-filled event that you don't want to miss!

Local Author Fair entry deadline Oct. 31
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Lewisville Public Library is hosting its second Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Glenmore Savage Community Room, 1197 W. Main Street.

Authors and publishers who want to display and sell their work at the fair must apply to participate. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Authors must be either self-published or traditionally published. Participation is limited to authors with printed books. Applications must be received by Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m.

Authors selected to participate will be notified via email by Wednesday, Nov. 5. If selected, the library will need a high resolution photo of the author and at least one book cover image to be used in promoting the event. The library will provide each author with one table and two chairs. Free Wi-Fi is available. Electrical outlets are limited. The author is responsible for tablecloths, cash boxes, signs and any other supplies. No accommodation for banners, posters or other wall and ceiling hangings is available. Display boards should fit in the confines of the table space.

Book sales are welcome. Authors wanting to sell their books are responsible for providing the books, having change available, and donating 10 percent of sales to the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library at the end of the fair. No one can exhibit at the table other than the assigned author.

“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” at MCL Grand Nov. 6-9
The Acting Studio will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” with four shows Nov. 6-9, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances will be held Nov. 6-8 starting at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16-18 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at tix.com.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

Senior Center Searching for Craft Fair Vendors
Calling all crafters! The Seniors In Motion program is preparing for its annual Craft Fair and is looking for unique crafters and vendors who sell a variety of handmade arts and crafts such as needlework, decoupage, jewelry, paintings, flower arrangements, quilts, home décor, and much more. The fair will be held November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors can rent a table for $30. For more information or to register for a table, please contact Dawn Garber at 972.874.6110 or at dawn.garber@flower-mound.com.

Lewisville Lake Symphony to host annual fundraiser, Music of the Night – the Phantom’s Gala
The Lewisville Lake Symphony will host its annual Gala at 6 p.m. on November 1 at the Royal Affairs Ballroom, 140 E. Main St., in Lewisville. Guests will be treated to dinner, wine, and entertainment from vocalist Don LeBlanc, along with a silent and live auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on auction items such as vacations, hand-crafted jewelry, event tickets, custom portraits, and much more. Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased online. For more information about the Lewisville Lake Symphony or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lewisvillesymphony.org.

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Bogard Lane Closed at I-35 For the Rest of the Year

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 21:40:00 (295 reads)

As construction continues on Interstate 35E near FM 407, Bogard Lane will be closed between McGee Lane and the southbound I-35E frontage road beginning Monday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 27.

Detours are as follows:

Motorists needing to access Bogard Lane from the southbound I-35E frontage road will be routed to FM 407 then north onto McGee Lane and back to Bogard Lane.

Motorists needing to access the southbound I-35E frontage road from Bogard Lane will travel south on McGee Lane and then east on FM 407.

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Community Meeting Scheduled for I-35 Project Status Update

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/10/26 21:40:00 (292 reads)

Open in new windowThe 35Express team will hold a series of community meetings in October to provide updates on the $1.4 billion highway project. The meetings, held twice a year, are 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. Each meeting will highlight a different segment of the 30-mile corridor.

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

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A Story About Molly

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 19:25:29 (2635 reads)

Open in new windowBy Shannon Richardson

In honor of Red Ribbon Week at LISD, I’d like to share with you a story that happened to the daughter of a friend of mine.

This is a story about Molly.

Molly likes to party. Molly goes to lots of parties and concerts.

Lots of famous people know Molly.

Some famous musicians write songs about Molly.

Sometimes at concerts you hear people shout ‘Do you know Molly?’ or “Have you seen Molly?”

Maybe even you knew Molly once.

Molly sounds like a pretty popular person, but really, Molly is a killer.

Molly killed my friend’s daughter, Jessica.

Jessica had just moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University. One weekend about a month ago, Jessica had attended a concert at Austin City Limits Music festival. It was at the concert that Jessica met Molly.

From the moment Jessica met Molly, there was trouble. Molly caused Jessica to shake and tremble; her heart racing. Jessica’s skin grew ashy in color. Her arms and legs began to flail. She lost consciousness and collapsed. And at 21 years of age, Jessica went into cardiac arrest-a heart attack. She just couldn’t handle Molly. Jessica’s friends flagged a policeman down for help. The policeman called paramedics. The paramedics performed CPR on Jessica to try to keep her alive. Then the paramedics took Jessica to the hospital while the police went to Jessica’s parents’ house to tell them the bad news: their only daughter was in very serious condition at the hospital.

While in the hospital, Jessica’s temperature shot to a dangerously high 106 degrees, hot enough to cause brain damage. Her eyes and nose began to bleed. Soon, her brain did too. The hospital put Jessica in a temperature-induced coma to cool her body down and try to help it heal. By the time her parents arrived, Jessica was near death. Three days later, Jessica was gone.

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Updated: Teen Driver Accidentally Kills 12 Year Old

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 0:10:00 (1384 reads)

From Lewisville Police Department:

On Friday, October 24th at 6:37 p.m. the Lewisville Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to a major accident at a mobile home park located at 1708 Bunker Hill Lane.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a sixteen year-old Lewisville resident was told by her father that she could start the car in preparation for leaving their house. Her father was teaching her some basics of car operations and she placed the 4-door Nissan Sentra in reverse, accelerating rapidly out of the driveway. She crossed the road and struck Eric Lozano, a 12 year-old Lewisville resident pinning him against a home. A 10 year old was also struck but not seriously injured.

Lewisville Paramedics transported Lozano to the Medical Center of Lewisville where he was pronounced deceased.

The juvenile driver did not have a drivers license.

Fatality Investigator Persinger is currently investigating this case.

Update 11/13/2014:
From the Lewisville Police Department: "The Lewisville Police Department has concluded our investigation into the automobile accident that resulted in the death of Eric Lozano on October 24, 2014.

This was a horrific accident that has touched the hearts of many of us involved in the police department, medical services and the community but there was not a violation of Texas criminal law. The department will not be filing a case with the District Attorney’s office."


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