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Updated: One wounded in shooting; police trying to get witness stories straight

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/11/25 1:00:00 (3777 reads)

A man was shot in his car Tuesday night during a robbery at Edgewood Village Apartments, 2190 Uecker Drive. Lewisville Police Captain Kevin Deaver said the call came in at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night. Deaver said the original story provided by witnesses in the car with the victim was that the robber approached the car and its four occupants as they tried to park, and pulled a gun on them to try to rob them. The witnesses told police that one of the passengers tried to grab the gun away, and in that struggle the driver of the car was shot in the lower back.

But detectives now believe the witnesses were not totally truthful, and that there is more to that story. Deaver said the suspect in the shooting may be an acquaintance of one or more of the victim or witnesses.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Medical Center of Plano, and it is believed that he will survive.

Police established a perimeter in the area, and brought in canines to search for the shooter. The shooting suspect was initially described by the witnesses as a tall black male with scruffy beard. It was believed the suspect may have hopped a fence, and ran into the wooded area along the eastern side of the property. Police had been unable to get a DPS helicopter to assist in the search.

Radio traffic from Tuesday night and a police statement and other media accounts Wednesday morning indicated the robbery may be associated with others that have happened in the area recently, however police do not currently think that is the case. Detectives are still trying to determine what led to the shooting.

Those four aggravated armed robberies occurred Monday and Tuesday between 11:28 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. in Carrollton and Lewisville. In those incidents, black males approached victims in apartment complexes as they parked, and displayed a Glock-type handgun to rob the victims. In each of those robberies, the suspects were seen leaving in a white or light-colored small SUV. No one was injured in those robberies.

Anyone who has information on any of these offenses is encouraged to call the Lewisville Police Department at 972-219-3600 or the TIPS line at 972.219.TIPS (8477). Tipsters may also send an anonymous tip by texting “TipLPD” and their message to 847411.

This post has been updated several times, and we will continue to update the story as we learn more.

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Country rap artist Mikel Knight promoters in Lewisville

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/24 23:50:00 (627 reads)

Open in new windowBy Steve Southwell

Country rap artist Mikel Knight promotes his music a little differently than your typical Nashville country artist. Tuesday night, a crew of young men showed up at the Walmart on Main Street in Lewisville, where they were busy approaching cars and trying to get donations, purportedly for charity, in exchange for Knight’s albums.

One of the men told LTJ (incorrectly) that the group was raising money for Safe Haven, a "non-profit that fights against domestic violence". Another told LTJ that the team was raising money for a group called “A Cut Above the Rest”, a training center for ex-offenders getting out of prison.

LTJ was told that this style of promotion is meant to get Knight’s music out in the area and win new fans before he comes back to the area in four months for concerts. Staff there were not able to tell us any dates or venues, referring us to Knight’s website ( for future announcements. The workers there seemed eager to talk to people about Knight’s music, and were open with LTJ about their methods. One worker told us the group has six RVs and 20 vans. “We have 70 ugly rednecks and one pretty one - that’s me,” said one of the workers. He said that Knight himself was not in the bus just then, but that he would probably be coming by later Tuesday night. “He likes to show up and see if we’re working,” said the team member.

Team members with a handful of CDs could be seen talking to curious onlookers, or leaning into a car window to talk to a passing motorist in the parking lot.

Knight has been criticized by other media outlets, for the methods used in selling albums and for poor working conditions for his street teams. You can read all about the accusations in this article at

We do note that the group's representative Tuesday night did not say where the Safe Haven they are raising funds for is located. There is a SafeHaven of Tarrant County that focuses on domestic violence, but that organization confirmed that Knight is not affiliated with them, or fundraising on their behalf. The Safe Haven of Nashville appears to focus on homelessness, and Knight's website includes a letter from that organization acknowledging the relationship.

LTJ does advise that consumers be careful, especially with itinerant solicitors, that you know what you’re getting and how much you are paying. If you like Knight’s style of music, and you have $10 and want a CD, then by all means purchase one. But be careful about any claims to support a specific charity, unless you have a public statement by that charity acknowledging the relationship. Don't assume that any charities mentioned are local.

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Mary Kay to move manufacturing to Lewisville

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/24 20:10:00 (1052 reads)

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Zoning map for southern Lewisville. Light industrial zones are marked in light blue. (via City of Lewisville Maps)

By Steve Southwell

The cosmetics giant will build a $100 million plant in Lewisville to open in 2018.

Mary Kay Inc. announced today that they have chosen Lewisville as the location for their new global manufacturing and research and development facility. Although officials from Mary Kay and the City of Lewisville are keeping mum about the proposed location until after the property purchase closes, Mary Kay says it has identified a plot of land on which to build its new $100 million plant. The company currently has its 420,000 square foot manufacturing on Regal Row in Dallas, and had been in the process of determining whether to upgrade that plant or build a new one. That plant, according to Mary Kay, was opened in 1969, and produces 1.1 million units of product per day.

According to press releases from the City of Lewisville and Mary Kay, the company spent several months evaluating potential sites across North Texas before choosing Lewisville. Mary Kay Inc. says Lewisville was chosen because of its proximity to the company’s other local facilities, like its global headquarters in Addison, a distribution center in Carrollton and a warehouse facility in Dallas. Multiple unconfirmed rumors put the site in southern Lewisville. Although the Lewisville Texan Journal will not share these specific locations, we have confirmed that the sites being talked about are zoned appropriately for such a development.

“Our analysis identified the site in Lewisville as the optimal location for our new facility that will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality skincare and color cosmetics for our more than 3.5 million independent sales force members worldwide,“ said David Holl, President and Chief Executive Officer for Mary Kay Inc.

The facility will host about 600 jobs, according to the City of Lewisville. This figure matches the 600 jobs that Mary Kay has at their current manufacturing and R&D facility. This means the new plant will not be a net job producer for the City of Lewisville, since it is highly likely existing employees will commute to the new plant.

The plant would have an impact on property tax collections for Lewisville, Denton County, and to a lesser extent, LISD. Lewisville might eventually bring in an additional $460,000 a year based on the real property. School districts do not realize extra operational revenue from increased property values, except in their portion of funding used for capital improvements. Business personal property tax from the plant could account for another chunk, depending on how much is invested in equipment. The current appraised value of their plant in Dallas County is $46 million, though freeport exemptions reduce that by almost half.

Neither Mary Kay nor the City of Lewisville would say Tuesday whether Mary Kay had applied for, or the city agreed to any form of tax abatements to encourage the development. Any such abatements would have to be approved in open session of the Lewisville City Council, but none have shown up so far on any agendas. Still, it’s unlikely the city would grant much in the way of abatements, given the fact that a manufacturing plant does not generate sales tax revenue, and that there would be no net new permanent jobs created from this deal. Wherever the plant ends up, nearby restaurants and hotels could see a slight bump from the increased daytime population.

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Saturday Briefs

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/11/21 14:20:00 (208 reads)

Miscellaneous news compiled from submitted reports:

The Sherpas continue Black Box Songwriter Series Dec. 6
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater will present The Sherpas as the second act of its new Black Box Songwriter Series on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under), and are available at

The Sherpas ( are Tom Kimmel, Tom Prasada-Rao and Michael Lille. What they make are well-crafted, uplifting songs with plenty of hooks and strong lyrics. The Sherpas provide wonderful guidance through life’s paths and journeys through the tunes they play.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. 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 more information, visit or call 972.219.8446.

LakeCities Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” Nov. 28-29
LakeCities Ballet Theatre’s 25th annual production of “The Nutcracker” will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., at the Marcus High School Auditorium, 5707 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound.

Special performing guests this year include Sarah Lane of the American Ballet Theatre in New York, and Daniel Ulbricht of the New York City Ballet. This is one of the few Nutcracker performances in North Texas to feature a live orchestra.

Ticket prices begin at $20 and are available at For information, call 972.317.7987 or visit

Senior Follies at MCL Grand on December 4-6
The Spectacular Senior Follies will present “Fa-La-La-La Follies” at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, from Dec 4-6. This family-friendly, traditional Christmas season variety show will feature many of the stars of the Spectacular Senior Follies (, with singing, dancing and comedy.

Ticket prices are $10 child general, $25 adult general and $30 reserved center, and are available at or 1.800.838.3006 ext 1. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 6.

LASH Brings High-Tech Alcohol Delivery Service to Denton County
DALLAS – LASH Delivery is now offering deliveries to Denton County residents of alcohol, food and more direct to customers’ doorsteps within an hour of placing an order by app or telephone – the only such service in Texas.

Already operating in Dallas and Collin counties, LASH can provide more than 3,000 types of beer, wine, ready-to-drink cocktails and mixers to nearly 40 ZIP Codes. Orders are made through its free mobile logistics app, available via telephone or online from the Apple App Store and Google’s Play store. Within an hour of ordering, items will be delivered to the customer’s doorstep, and customers can view the delivery driver’s location in real time on their phone. Orders can be made up to seven days in advance.

LASH delivers to Denton County ZIP Codes 75077, 75067, 75057, 75056, 75007, 75010 and 75034 — which includes Lewisville, The Colony, Hebron and portions of Frisco and Carrollton. Their service area can be found here:

City offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday
City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All essential services will continue to operate. Residential garbage scheduled for collection on Thursday will instead be collected on Friday; collections scheduled for Friday will not change.

Denton County Transportation Authority Announces 2015-2016 Holiday Service Schedule
Lewisville, TX (November 02, 2015) - With the holiday season approaching, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is reminding passengers to review the 2015-2016 holiday service schedule in advance and make note of the modified schedule. DCTA’s holiday service schedule is available at

A-train, Connect and Access Bus Service
· Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26): No Service
· Day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 27): Saturday Schedule
· Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24): Regular Schedule
· Christmas Day (Friday, December 25): No Service
· Day After Christmas (Saturday, December 26): Saturday Schedule
· New Year's Eve (Thursday, December 31): Regular Schedule
· New Year's Day (Friday, January 1): No Service

North Central Texas College (NCTC) Shuttle
· November 26 - 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday): No Service
· December 11, 2015 - January 18, 2016: No Service
· January 19, 2016: New Service Begins

University of North Texas (UNT) Shuttle
· November 26 - 29 (Thanksgiving Holiday): No Service
· December 12 - 13: No Service
· December 14 - 23 (excluding the 19-20): Limited Service (Discovery Park only)
· December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016: No Service
· January 4 – 12, 2016 (excluding the 9 - 10): Limited Service (Discovery Park only)
· January 13 – 15, 2016: Limited Service (Discovery Park & Eagle Point only)
· January 16 – 18, 2016: No Service
· January 19, 2016: New Service Begins

Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC)/Customer Service
· Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26): Closed
· Day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 27): 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
· Christmas Day (Friday, December 25): Closed
· New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1): Closed

For more information, please call DCTA Customer Service at 940.243.0077 or visit

PALS offers Thanksgiving BreakOUT Camp
Lewisville Parks and Leisure Services will hold a Thanksgiving BreakOUT Camp Nov. 23-25, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center 191 Civic Circle Drive. Campers will participate in arts, crafts, play games and field trips. Space is limited and fills quickly. Cost is $90 per child. For more information, call 972.219.3560 or visit

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Northern gateway properties rezoned mixed use

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/21 0:40:00 (610 reads)

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Map of rezoned areas for mixed-use development in Lewisville's Northern Gateway area (LTJ map via©HERE)
By Steve Southwell

Monday night the Lewisville City Council unanimously approved rezoning to Mixed Use for two major tracts of land in the city’s Northern Gateway area along Summit Avenue and I-35E. Together the two sites account for about one third of the 300 acre area that Lewisville wants to transform under its Northern Gateway Framework Plan, developed over the summer after a charrette with stakeholders and property owners. The plan for the area is characterized by open space, pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, and compact development.
The Village at Lewisville is being developed by Beverly Development Company, Inc. on a 90.588-Acre tract on either side of Summit Avenue, north of Grandy’s Lane, on property currently owned by Prologis. Santa Fe Realty Corporation owns a 10.79 acre tract on the southwest corner of Grandy’s Lane and I-35E. Both property owners requested the zone changes.

The Village at Lewisville
The Council approved the change from Light Industrial zoning to Mixed Use - Planned Development for The Village. The mixed-use project will have urban-style retail, office, and residential spaces in walkable proximity to each other. There will be up to 1,925 residential units, of which 300 could be single family, and up to 1,625 could be multi-family. Townhomes, lofts, and live-work units are some of the types of housing to be built. The style of development would be 100% masonry exteriors with a focus on architectural expressions. Buildings will surround the perimeter of each block, facing the streets or open space, with parking lots being reserved for the interior of the blocks, behind the buildings.

Dan Quinto, president of Roaring Brook Development Company, delivered a presentation to the Council on behalf of the project, which had unanimously passed the Planning and Zoning Commission’s vote on November 3.
The project is divided into six building zones, plus a 22 acre central open-space zone that runs generally from west to east through the site. In zones 1-3, and 6, buildings could be up to 8 stories high, while zones 4-5 are capped at 4 stories.

Zone 1 includes all of the frontage along I-35E, and will be used primarily for restaurant, retail, and office spaces, but will also have urban-style living options on the upper floors of some buildings. Commercial space is required for the ground floors of all buildings in Zone 1.

Zone 2 is west of and adjacent to Zone 1, fronting Summit Avenue on the northern side of the development. In this zone, retail and office uses are permitted, but not required. This Zone combined with Zone 1 together will have no more than 850 dwelling units.

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Jewelry store employee charged in $67k theft

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/14 0:20:00 (1060 reads)

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After over a year of investigation, Lewisville police detectives arrested Damion J. Burch, 40, on November 4 and charged him with felony theft. Police believe they can prove Burch stole at least $67,071 worth of merchandise from a Lewisville jewelry store, though the store’s owner believes that number may actually total $234,000.

Burch previously worked as a watch builder at Harold’s Jewelers on West Main Street in Lewisville. In an affidavit used to obtain Burch’s arrest warrant, police say he stole jewelry and other valuables, including a 2.72 carat diamond worth $30,000, a Patek Philippe pocket watch worth $13,000, silver coins worth $10,000, and numerous other items such as collectible currency notes, another watch, and other coins.

The affidavit states that Burch was also in business with the store’s owners, Shawn and Sarah Cady, at another store in Frisco, that he had access to the inventory, and would frequently transport merchandise from one store to the other. Shawn Cady told The Lewisville Texan Journal Friday that Burch had approached him claiming to be a watchmaker, and seemed fairly knowledgeable. The two had agreed that Burch would do watch repairs for the store. But Cady said that it was nothing more than an elaborate con, and that although he did repair some watches, many of the jobs Burch did resulted in dissatisfied customers.

Harolds’ owners became aware of the theft in June of 2014 when the owner of Dallas-based Royal Gold and Silver alleged that Burch had stolen watches from him. That store’s owner, Sheldon Anderson, told Sarah Cady that Burch had taken several customer watches to repair but had not returned them. When Anderson told her the home address that Burch had given for himself, that address turned out to be the Cadys’ home address.

Cady said that he met with Anderson at his home and the two discussed the situation, and Anderson told him about some items that Burch had sold him. Cady believed many of the collectible currency notes that Anderson bought belonged to Harold’s.

The affidavit states Shawn Cady then realized that he had multiple items missing from his store, including the diamond, historic currency, pocket watches, and a Rolex watch bracelet. At this point, according to the affidavit, Cady began contacting Burch about the items, wanting him to return them or pay for them. The two exchanged text messages, in which police state that Burch admitted to possessing the diamond, but giving the runaround to Cady on when he would return it or pay for it, having initially given an excuse that he intended to buy it for his wife as an anniversary present.

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Fox Avenue bridge hit by dump truck expected to reopen Tuesday

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/11/10 20:20:00 (1900 reads)

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Update 11/13/2015:
AGL expects to be able to do some repair work on the bridge over this weekend, which will require the closure of the southbound I-35E exit ramp to Fox Avenue and both lanes of the southbound frontage road. As of Friday afternoon, AGL expected the eastbound lane of the bridge to remain open throughout the repairs. The bridge is expected to open for full traffic again on Tuesday at 6 a.m. after the repairs cure.

During the closure, off-duty police will be on-hand to assist with traffic control. The following detours will be in place:

- Westbound Fox Avenue traffic will travel north on the frontage road to FM 1171/Main Street, cross over I-35E to the southbound frontage road and continue to Fox Avenue.

- Southbound I-35E traffic to Fox Avenue will take the exit ramp to FM 1171/Main Street and continue on the southbound frontage road to Fox Avenue.

- Southbound I-35E frontage road traffic will be detoured around the bridge using the access road (Fox Avenue Access Loop) to the Fox Avenue intersection.

Update 11/11/2015 - 3:50 p.m.:
Via the 35Express project public affairs:
The eastbound lane of the Fox Avenue bridge has been reopened. The westbound lane remains closed indefinitely as structural engineers examine the damage to determine the required repairs.

The southbound exit ramp to Fox Avenue and both lanes of the southbound frontage road at Fox Avenue are open as well.

The following detour will be in place while the westbound lane of the bridge is closed:

Westbound Fox Avenue traffic will travel north on the frontage road to FM 1171/Main Street, cross over I-35E to the southbound frontage road and continue to Fox Avenue.

Original Story
Fox Avenue bridge over I-35E as well as the I-35E southbound service road and Fox Avenue exit were closed tonight following a crash that happened around 5:30 p.m. A dump truck being driven by a contractor for the I-35E expansion project had its dump bed raise up as it passed under the bridge, striking it. Main lanes of traffic were still flowing, albeit slowly, beneath the bridge. AGL Constructors, the contractor in charge of the project, closed off the bridge to traffic across it so that it can be assessed by a structural engineer. Lewisville police were on scene for traffic control. We could not discern any visible damage to the bridge, as we photographed the north-facing side.

The collision completely pulled the dump bed off of the truck. The dump bed was on the side of the road, and the truck, which was still drivable, was parked at a nearby gas station. The truck’s dump bed hydraulic cylinder was still extended, as can be seen in the photograph.

The driver, who asked not to be photographed or identified, works for Lemus Trucking. He was not hurt in the accident. He said that he had put his bed down, and felt it go down, but that it had somehow risen up. He told The Lewisville Texan Journal that the lever was still in the down position.

Fox Avenue bridge had already been reduced from four lanes to two lanes earlier this year when AGL demolished the southern half of the bridge to build a new, longer bridge to accommodate the increased width of the highway when I-35E is expanded beneath it. When the southern half of the bridge is completed, traffic will be rerouted to that with one lane in each direction until the northern half of the bridge can be likewise demolished and rebuilt.

AGL expects the bridge to remain closed for about 24 hours. During the bridge closure caused by this accident, AGL is urging eastbound motorists on Fox to take the I-35 service road to SH 121 business, and U-Turn there to the northbound frontage road and back to Fox Avenue. Westbound Fox Avenue traffic is detoured along the northbound frontage road to FM 1171 / Main Street, to cross the main street bridge and come southbound on the service road back to Fox Avenue.

This is the second major closure to affect Fox Avenue in a little over a week. Last Monday, a suspected drunk driver struck a power pole near Fox and Centennial, closing that street and knocking out power to the neighborhood for most of the day.

The Lewisville Texan Journal will update this story if we learn of a change in status for the bridge.

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Water tower to get revamp

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/11/7 1:40:00 (1194 reads)

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Elevated tank #3, as viewed from The Flower Mound through a zoom lens (LTJ Photo)

By Ken Judkins

Lewisville’s largest water storage tank will be getting a new makeover. Over the next several months, the city water tower located near the intersection of Valley and 3040, formally known as Elevated Tank No. 3, will undergo a major repainting project.

The J.R. Stelzer Company from Lincoln, Nebraska was selected from a pool of eight companies that bid on the endeavor. The project was awarded to the company at the October 5 meeting of the Lewisville City Council.

This project will consist of a complete inspection of the 2.5 million gallon water tower both inside and out, along with any needed repairs. This will be followed by a complete repainting of both the interior and exterior of the tank. The Lewisville city logo will also be repainted on the outside of the tank as a part of the project.

The contractor was given notice to proceed on the project the first week in November. The contract was awarded for a total of $1,562,212.05.

According to Assistant City Manager Steve Bacchus, no other similar projects are scheduled in Lewisville for at least the next two years.

Scheduled completion for the project is July 2016.

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Voters approve Lewisville Bond Propositions

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/7 0:50:00 (328 reads)

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Voters wait in line on election day at the Lewisville Municipal Annex (Photo by Winston Edmondson)

By Steve Southwell

Lewisville voters approved all four of the city’s bond propositions Tuesday. Propositions 1, 2, and 3 passed easily, but proposition 4 passed by the thinnest of margins. There were 3,645 voters in the election, held along with the Texas constitutional proposition election.

Proposition 1, which provides $71.6 million for streets, thoroughfares, sidewalks, and bridges passed with 70.44% of the vote.

Proposition 2, providing $39.9 million for parks and recreation facilities, including a new multi-generational recreation center passed with 61.02% of the vote. The recreation center will include both of the current buildings housing the Senior Activity Center and the recreation center.

Proposition 3, which provides $10.5 million for improvements and construction on public safety facilities passed with 78.82% of the vote. The money will fund a second-floor addition to the police department building for administration, and the relocation of Fire Station #3 from Corporate and SH 121 to the Edmonds/ FM 3040 area. This will also fund the completion of the emergency operations center build-out of the City Hall basement. Currently the EOC is at Central Fire Station.

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Updated: Quigley guilty of capital murder

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/11/6 20:40:00 (2592 reads)

Open in new windowBy Steve Southwell
(Updated 11/7/2015)

One of the two men arrested for the murder of Richard Lee Myles in a Lewisville apartment complex this April was convicted Friday for capital murder. Adrian Quigley, 23, of The Colony was sentenced to an automatic life sentence. The trial lasted five days, but it took the jury just two and a half hours to find Quigley guilty.

The shooting, which occurred on April 7, this year is believed to have resulted from a drug deal turned into a robbery. Quigley, and another man - Demico Stanley, were allegedly at the victim’s apartment ostensibly to sell him a half pound of marijuana, but ended up shooting him multiple times in the chest and abdomen, and fleeing with both the drugs and his money.

In our story on this from April, we noted that Quigley told police that Stanley was the trigger man, and that he had shot Myles when Myles reached below the kitchen sink to access money to pay for the sale.

Denton County felony prosecutor Michael Graves said that he believes Stanley was the shooter, and that Quigley did not have a gun on him that day, and may not have even known that Stanley would shoot Myles. But Graves said prosecutors did believe that the two were there specifically to rob Myles. Myles’ safe was found open and empty, and witnesses saw Quigley leave with a green lunch bag that Myles was known to carry his money and weed in.

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