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Briefs for 3/12/2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/3/12 23:47:33 (2058 reads)

Open in new windowHere are some assorted news items of interest to Lewisville residents:

Texas Tunes 2016 welcomes Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and his son, Colin, will perform Saturday, March 12, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. This father/son duo is the third act in the 2016 Texas Tunes series.

Jimmie Dale and Colin will perform the progressive, alternative country music Jimmie Dale and fellow Flatlanders band members introduced in 1973. As a solo artist, Jimmie Dale’s music has been described as a blend of esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, spirituality mixed with elements of country, folk, pop, blues and rock.

The show starts 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
The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street. Visit

Workshop to focus on coyotes and bobcats
Texas Master Naturalist Bonnie Bradshaw will hold an informational seminar on Wednesday, March 16, to educate residents on interactions with bobcats and coyotes. This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Lewisville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 995. E. Valley Ridge Boulevard.

Bradshaw will discuss basic bobcat and coyote ecology and behavior, explain why these wild animals are becoming a more common sight in local neighborhoods, provide tips for protecting pets, and show residents ways to keep bobcats and coyotes out of their yards.

KLB hosts 30th annual Spring Clean Up
Keep Lewisville Beautiful and the City of Lewisville will host the 30th annual city-wide cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on April 2. An environmental expo will also be held onsite.
Volunteers of all ages are needed for clean-up teams and on-site help. Supplies, free lunch, t-shirts and door prizes will be provided.

Last year, 605 volunteers removed 6.25 tons of litter from Lewisville streets, creeks and parks.

Register at and include the number of people anticipated in your group. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. at the Lewisville High School Harmon, 1250 W. Round Grove Road.

Donate funds to Keep Lewisville Beautiful by emailing or calling 972-538-5949.
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UTRWD announces “Fix a Leak Week” and free workshops
North Texas cities and regional water providers, including the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, announced “Fix a Leak Week”, a new program that runs from March 14-20.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsors Fix a Leak Week as part of its WaterSense program to stop water waste.

“Studies show that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day,” Thomas E. Taylor, Executive Director of Upper Trinity, said in a press release.

Residents are encouraged to check for and fix leaks in outdoor and indoor faucets, showerheads, toilets and landscape irrigation systems.

Toilet leaks can be checked by adding a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting about 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush.

If necessary, replace the fixture with WaterSense-labeled products. These are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as, or better, than standard models.

Home Depot stores in Denton, Flower Mound, Lewisville and Roanoke will provide free workshops on Saturday, March 19 to teach residents how to fix a leak and replace water fixtures.

Learn how to repair and replace leaking faucets from 10 to 10:40 a.m. Workshops on repairing or replacing problem toilets are from 10:40 to 11:20 a.m. Learn how to repair or replace faulty sprinkler heads from 11:20 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit or call 972-219-1228.
Adam Schrader

LISD High School Art 1 Show scheduled for MCL Grand
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater will display the annual Lewisville ISD High School Art 1 Show on March 4-13 in the Gallery.

Admission is free. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and during public performances at MCL Grand. This show will features hundreds of works of art, representing all five LISD high schools.

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 details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit

Elite synchronized swimming competition at Westside Aquatic Center
The 2016 South Zone Championships for synchronized swimming is set for March 11-13 at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center, 1750 Duncan Lane.

Pirouettes of Texas Synchronized Swimming Club is the local host for the event, which features more than 200 competitors from Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia in the 13-15, junior (ages 15-18) and senior (ages 15 and older) divisions. PTX is looking to defending its 2015 South Zone Junior title, the group’s 10th such championship, and qualify for U.S. Nationals in Mesa, Arizona, this April.

The South Zone Championships is open to the public. Tickets are $3 and available onsite. Schedule is available at

Competitors in this event are participating in National Team trials and will be hopefuls for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. The top placing solos, duets, and team routines in each division also will move on to U.S. Nationals.

The oldest and most recognized team in North Texas, PTX welcomes swimmers from all across the DFW Metroplex and boasts a coaching staff that includes a 1988 Korean Olympian and a former member of the Mexican National Team. During the past 30 years, the team has produced finalists at every major U.S. competition, with seven PTX swimmers moving on to compete on the U.S. National Team, three at the Olympics.
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Rolling Rebellion rolls into Lewisville with youth roller derby

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Posted by Fluffy_the_Great on 2016/3/6 16:50:00 (2522 reads)

Open in new windowBy Jennifer Southwell

Football rules in the fall, basketball and hockey excite fans in the winter and baseball carries dreams of the World Championship in the spring and summer.

Shuffled in the mix are other sports like NASCAR, softball, FIFA, and for many, roller derby.

North Texas boasts being home to many world-class roller derby skaters. With three competitive women’s leagues, one men’s league, and two juniors’ leagues, the Dallas/Fort Worth area is poised to dominate the quad-skating roller derby talent market.

Luckily for Lewisville, one of the junior roller derby leagues is based in town.

The Rolling Rebellion Junior Derby league began in Denton and relocated their practices last fall to InterSkate Roller Rink in Lewisville. The co-ed group is comprised of youth ages 6 - 17.

The nationally ranked team earned seventh in the Junior Roller Derby Co-Ed Open Division (Junior Roller Derby Association), at the end of last season. It also took fifth place at the 2015 JRDA National Championship tournament held in Seattle, Wash. this past summer.

Roller derby builds confidence and pride in personal and team achievement for young skaters, said Shelby “Shelbitron” Klasel, Training Director for the Rolling Rebellion. The team’s instructors teach discipline, respect, work ethic, and commitment to the self and the team as a whole.

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Print Edition - 03/05/2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/3/5 14:02:02 (1739 reads)

Open in new windowHere is the March 5, 2016 print edition of The Lewisville Texan Journal:

You can find free copies at any of these locations.

Want home delivery of The Lewisville Texan Journal every Saturday? You can get it for just $5 per month!

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Primary election candidates

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/2/29 4:40:00 (2059 reads)

Here are the selected contested primary races in the 2016 Democratic and Republican primary elections, for which Lewisville voters can vote.

For full sample ballots, visit

List of local polling locations by party and precinct

Democratic Primary
The following are contested races applicable to Lewisville voters in the Democratic primary.

Martin J. O'Malley
Bernie Sanders
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
Calvis L. Hawes
Willie L. Wilson
Keith Judd
Star Locke
Hillary Clinton

Railroad Commissioner
Grady Yarbrough
Lon Burnam
Cody Garrett
Republican Primary
The following are contested races applicable to Lewisville voters in the Republican primary.

John R. Kasich
Elizabeth Gray
Marco Rubio
Lindsey Graham
Ted Cruz
Jeb Bush
Rick Santorum
Ben Carson
Rand Paul
Donald J. Trump
Carly Fiorina
Mike Huckabee
Chris Christie

U.S. Representative, District 26
Joel A. Krause
Michael C. Burgess
Micah Beebe

Railroad Commissioner
John Greytok
Wayne Christian
Lance N. Christian
Ron Hale
Weston Martinez
Doug Jeffrey
Gary Gates

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
Michael Massengale
Debra Lehrmann

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5
Paul Green
Rick Green

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
Eva Guzman
Joe Pool

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Chris Oldner
Mary Lou Keel
Ray Wheless

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5
Steve Smith
Brent Webster
Sid Harle
Scott Walker

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6
Michael E. Keasler
Richard Davis

State Representative, District 65
Ben Kissling
Ron Simmons

Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 3
Mary Colchin Johndroe
Dabney Bassel
Elizabeth Kerr
Bill Ray
William Anthony "Andy" Porter

District Judge, 431st Judicial District
Steven "Wayne" Weinstein
Jonathan M. Bailey

Tracy Murphree
William Barrett Travis

County Chair
Kelly Sayre
Lisa Hendrickson

Precinct Chair 3002
Beverly Bailey
David G. Watrous

Precinct Chair 3030
Sharon Dahl
Cynthia Barnett

*Presidential candidate lists include candidates who have previously suspended campaigns or dropped out of the race.

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Print Edition - 02/27/2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/2/27 13:37:48 (1362 reads)

Open in new windowHere is the Feb 27, 2016 print edition of The Lewisville Texan Journal:

You can find free copies at any of these locations.

Want home delivery of The Lewisville Texan Journal every Saturday? You can get it for just $5 per month!

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