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Grants available for local environmental projects
Grants up to $10,000 each are available to qualified nonprofit organizations for local environmental projects in communities served by Texas-New Mexico Power.
Events coming up in the Lewisville area
Vista Ridge Mall schedules blood drive for Memorial Day weekend
Thousands attend jam session for KTA
Officials were aiming to have more than 1,000 attendees at the Keeping Tradition Alive (KTA) jam session; after Friday's concert, they believe they easily achieved that goal.
Women's business conference offers opportunities
The 2013 Women Leading Business Conference boasted the highest number of attendees in the event's five-year history.
LISD winners looking to the future
The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees will feature two new faces when it meets Monday.
Tierney, Durham win Lewisville election
All precincts have been counted and both races for the Lewisville City Council were separated by less than 100 votes.
Belk volunteers time to 'make over' elementary school
Belk employees across the country are leaving their mark on local schools as part of its anniversary celebration, and one Lewisville school was part of that effort.
CoServ issues fraud alert
On Thursday police issued a warning to residents to beware of a new telephone scam.
SWAT standoff ends peacefully
A three-hour SWAT standoff at an apartment complex near Lewisville Lake ended with no injuries, but officials are still trying to determine exactly what happened.
Officials begin ground spraying for mosquitoes
City officials are awaiting the results of additional mosquito testing after a positive West Nile virus result was found recently.
Rental inspection program becomes mandatory
Beginning May 20, Lewisville's voluntary single-family residential rental inspection program will be mandatory.
LISD fares better on STAAR than state average; students still facing retest
Fifth- and eighth-graders across the state now know whether their performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test was good enough to advance to the next grade level.
Republican women to learn about public school security
Harrold ISD in Wilbarger county, Texas, has had an employee concealed handgun policy in effect since 2007 in order to make its schools as safe as possible for its students. David Thweatt, the Harrold ISD Superintendent who proposed and implemented the plan, will be the featured speaker at the May 15 lunch meeting of the Denton Republican Women's Club. His district's "Guardian Plan" marked the first time any school in the country permitted select teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons. After the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, Harrold ISD's Guardian Plan was praised as a common-sense approach to protecting America's school children.
The Price of Honor set to release in March 2014
Smart Lips Productions is in its' final stages of making their new film documentary, "The Price of Honor" set to release in March 2014.
Senate votes to reduce emphasis on testing
The Texas Senate today passed HB 5, which reduces the amount of testing and increases curriculum standards for public schools, with the full support of Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound. The bill now returns to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
DMS students try their hand at interior design
Students in Keely Nash's exploring careers class at Durham Middle School (DMS) are trying their hand at interior design - and some of them will see their designs come to fruition before the end of the year.
Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus
Two trap locations set overnight Tuesday, April 30, captured mosquitoes that tested positive for the presence of West Nile Virus. Locations were the 800 block of College Street and the 1700 block of South Edmond (behind Renaissance Village Retirement Center). Follow-up traps set overnight Wednesday did not capture enough mosquitoes for accurate testing.
Piping Hot: Firefighters host annual event
The Lewisville Fire Department (LFD) is mixing things up with this year's Keeping Tradition Alive symposium. Unlike before, the 2013 jam session will be held Friday, May 10 and will include more than just the firefighters.
A luncheon with Tiffany's
For the past six years, one of the world's most famous jewelers has sponsored an event to raise money for the Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF). But this year's event will be the final one that will feature the jeweler.
Candidates make final push before Saturday
Election Day is less than seven days away and early voting ends Tuesday.
Election Day set for Saturday
The final portion of the Lewisville Leader questionnaire is printed below.
NCTC athletes named academic all-conference
Thirteen North Central Texas College athletes have been named academic all-conference for their exceptional work both on the field or court and also in the classroom.
CVS Caremark cleans up the shoreline
On April 27, more than 200 CVS Caremark colleagues from across Dallas/Fort Worth teamed up to clean up Elm Fork in an effort to protect the state's shorelines and waterways.
Breakfast and books event raises money for book fund
The North Central Texas College Flower Mound Campus opened its doors April 27 to host "Breakfast and Books."
New Pollinator Garden Opening at LLELA
Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the grand opening of a new Pollinator Garden, located near the Cicada Pavilion at LLELA. The Pollinator Garden provides a great opportunity to view North Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers. The garden will also give a boost to our native pollinators by encouraging the plants they depend on. Populations of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in steep decline across the United States due to loss of habitat, overuse of insecticides and other environmental issues. Without these often unappreciated creatures, about 75 percent of our flowering plants and crops would not develop fruit or seeds. Though it is new, the garden is already full of life. A variety of butterflies have been documented, including swallowtails, monarchs, queens, sulphurs, pearl crescents, buckeyes, emperors, question marks, red admirals, fritillaries and others. Along with the butterflies and bees, the garden has been buzzing with volunteer activity, as the project is almost entirely a volunteer effort, led by Master Gardener Rosemary Carrizales. LLELA is grateful to the dedicated volunteers who have made the Pollinator Garden a reality.
Fire fighters team up to 'fill the boot' for MDA
Fire fighters will be out on the streets of the Lewisville asking motorists to help "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association now through Saturday. Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters' boots helps Local 3606 fire fighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases in the Lewisville area.
Burgess announces winners of "An Artistic Discovery" art competition
Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) has announced the winner of the 11th annual 26th Congressional District art competition, "An Artistic Discovery," hosted by the Greater Denton Arts Council at the Center for the Visual Arts. Emily Cox, a sophomore at Lake Dallas High School and student of Vicky Bailey, won the Grand Prize with her chalk and charcoal self-portrait entitled "Studious."
New Cisco lab unveiled at NCTC Flower Mound campus
The North Central Texas College Flower Mound campus hosted a ribbon cutting and check signing on April 19 to celebrate the new $2 million Cisco lab.
Highland Village Elementary 'A' honor roll for fifth six weeks
Op-ed: Bullying increases Teen suicide: We're all breakable
Before the 1990s, bullying was viewed as trivial and as a part of growing up. It served as a passageway from adolescence to adulthood. Everyone had to endure some form of harassment. It builds character... right?
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