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Calendar of Events: Feb. 27 to March 4

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Posted by AdamSchrader on 2016/2/26 19:10:00 (1874 reads)

There are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.

— 7:30 p.m. in the Flower Mound High School auditorium, 3411 Peters Colony Road in Flower Mound. Performances of the FMHS Rosettes’ annual Spring Show “Get the Message” ends Saturday. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $12 for reserved seating at the door. For more info, visit

COBRA BREWING TOURS — noon to 5 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Avenue in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit

— 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214-814-0545 or at

MASTER CLASS — 8 p.m. at the Greater Lewisville Community Theater, 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The GLCT production will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Feb. 28. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children ages 65 and over and 18 and under. Call for reservations at 972-221-7469. For more info, visit

I HATE HAMLET — 8 p.m. at Lakeside Community Theater, 6303 Main Street in The Colony. The dramatic comedy also runs at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, 26, 27 and March 4 and at 3 p.m. on March 5. For more info, visit or call 214-801-4869.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS — 7 p.m. at The Actors Conservatory Theater, 359 Lake Park Road, Ste. 118, in Lewisville. The show also runs at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9 to $14. For more info, visit or email

— 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewisville Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. This monthly market originated in January 1995. It features more than 85,000 square feet filled with antiques and collectibles dealers from across the U.S. and Europe. It is also open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit

— 1 to 5 pm at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave, No. 55, in Lewisville. The family owned business holds free wine tastings on Saturdays and Sundays. The custom winery can adapt its label to meet your specifications for weddings, anniversary’s, holiday gifts and promotional events. Free. For more info, visit

STUDENT ARTISTS SHOW — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The annual Lewisville ISD Middle School Student Artists Show ends Saturday. This show features 120 to 150 works, representing the visual arts programs of LISD. Free. For more info, visit

SEASONS OF LOVE CONCERT — 7 p.m. at Flower Mound Community Church, 3515 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound. The Voices of Flower Mound and the Flower Mound Symphony Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra favorites, and selections from Les Miserables. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students by calling 972-899-2238 or emailing They are $15 at the door. For more info, visit

NIGHT HIKE — 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. A LLELA guide will lead a leisurely, twilight stroll through forest, prairie or marsh trails. Howling coyotes, hooting owls, and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. The hike is under two miles, but participation requires the ability to stand and walk at a leisurely pace for two hours. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle, and wear long sleeves and bug spray. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required at with activity code 800000. For more info, email, or call 972-219-3550 on weekdays or 972-219-7980 on weekends.

— 6:45 p.m. starting at Tierney's Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 12-6 years of age. Purchase tickets by visiting or calling 972-922-4675.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE CARROLLTON — 6 to 9 p.m. at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church, 4141 International Parkway in Carrollton. The Carrollton Police Officers Association presents its 10th annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Fathers and daughters will enjoy a lively dance party with cookies, punch, crafts, games and prizes. Registration at the event will cost $30 for daddy and daughter, plus $15 for each additional daughter. Proceeds benefit the Carrollton Police Officers Association. No moms or sons are allowed and dinner will not be served. For more info and to register, call 972-466-3031.

— 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Coppell, 420 S. Heartz Road. Coppell Community Chorale will perform Gabriel Faure’s Requiem for its third concert of the 2015-2016 Season. The free concert also features the winner of the First Composition Competition, local composer Ed Darling. For more info, visit

— 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The Lewisville Lions Club offers free vision screenings for all ages the last Sunday of each month. Vision screenings are quick and non-invasive. Screenings will determine if there is a need to follow up with an eye doctor for glasses or other vision treatment. Registration is not required.

OUTDOOR YOGA — 10 a.m. to noon at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Yukie McGregor leads these Strala-style classes focusing on slow and continuous movement and deep breaths. Classes are open to all levels. You'll need a yoga mat or towel, comfy clothes and a water bottle. Cost is $20, plus $5 per vehicle entry fee payable by cash or check. Registration is required at with activity code 800011. For more info, email or, or call 972-219-3550 on weekdays and 972-219-7980 on weekends.

— 10 to 11 a.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Imagination Yoga instructors lead kids ages 2-12 on a story-based journey through yoga poses and kindness curriculum. You'll need a yoga mat or towel, comfy clothes and a water bottle. Cost is $12, plus $5 per vehicle entry fee payable by cash or check. Registration is required at with activity code 800007. For more info, email or, or call 972-219-3550 on weekdays and 972-219-7980 on weekends.

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The wolf looks at Peter in this promotional photo for the Lewisville Lake Symphony's production of 'Peter and the Wolf.' (Photo by Nancy Loch)

PETER AND THE WOLF — 3 p.m. at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle Drive in Lewisville. Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 narrates a tale so curious that it takes members of the Lewisville Lake Symphony and dancers from the LakeCities Ballet. Kids can sprawl on gym mats in front of the action. Symphony volunteers host an Instrument Petting Zoo after the concert where the kids can try orchestral instruments and a workshop where they can make their own. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more info, visit or call 972-874-9087.

— 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Coppell, 420 S. Heartz Road in Coppell. The show runs through March 5. Tickets range from $13 to $21. Purchase them online at All proceeds benefit the music ministries at FUMC Coppell. For more info, visit

— 7:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The 3 Redneck Tenors offer musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists, producing something that resembles Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall. As seen on America's Got Talent, the tenors show vocal prowess by performing songs from gospel and country to Broadway, pop and classical. The 3 Redneck Tenors have performed worldwide since 2006, and multiple times in Lewisville. They will bring their critically acclaimed musical comedy “Shut Up and Sing!” for two shows on March 3 and March 4. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for children age 12 and younger. Get tickets at

GARDEN SECRETS CLASS — 6 to 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Join Keep Lewisville Beautiful and Texas Agrilife for a free, two-hour class on native and adaptive plants. Learn about minimal water use plants that are ideal for a sustainable landscape or garden. Lewisville residency is not required. For more info, call 972-538-5949 or

— 7:30 p.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. The two educational orchestras of Flower Mound Community Orchestras, the preparatory and philharmonic orchestras, will perform their free spring concert. For more info, visit

— 7 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Daniel Cunningham, Urban Water Program Coordinator at Texas A&M Research and Extension Center at Dallas, will teach how to reduce waste carried to landfills by composting. The free class is part of the Denton County Master Gardener Association's 2016 Spring Series. To register, call 972-874-6165 or email

— 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Play games, eat food and have fun after the library is closed. Attendees under 18 must bring a permission form signed by a parent to the library. For grades 9-12. Attendees must be at the library by 5 p.m. and must stay in the library until 8 p.m., unless otherwise previously arranged.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION — 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville hosts the weekly open jam and song circle. All acoustic instruments and levels are welcome. All music genres are welcome. Free. For more info, visit

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Netflix's new dramedy 'Love' shows the concept of romance through a fresh lens

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Posted by DougLane on 2016/2/25 15:00:00 (2135 reads)

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Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust star in the new Netflix series 'Love'. (Photo courtesy the Netflix media center)
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Premiere: February 2016
Created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Leslie Afrin
Review: 9/10
Open in new windowBy Doug Lane

Netflix’s new show Love seems too simple on the surface. The title isn’t catchy; the trailer looks derivative of shows that came before it.

Don’t let that fool you, for its simplicity is just a conceit. Love has more things to say about the ubiquitous topic than the title and superficial appearance suggest. Love, like Aziz Ansari’s fantastic Master of None, subverts long-standing conventions while staying fully engaging and, at times, hilarious.

The dramedy, created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust, follows Apatow’s repertoire of examining love from a realistic position. For example, This is 40 follows a long-term married couple surviving their lives with kids, mid-life crises and the ensuing drama; and Funny People examines a terminally-ill comedian who faces mortality while yearning for the woman he loved years prior, and how regret plays on one’s conscious.

These comedic films contain humor, but they’re not afraid to take a sudden turn toward the dramatic. Apatow prefers to let scenes play out in full instead of directing them towards a destination, almost as if the camera and audience takes a voyeuristic role in these films. Love examines the insecurities, awkwardness and addictions of a new couple navigating intimacy and commitment, who meet just after leaving previous long-term relationships. To do this, Apatow requires an outstanding cast.

Rust charms viewers as the male lead, Gus, whose whole aesthetic capitalizes on the current obsession with nerd culture. But the show never lets him become that archetype, thanks in large to Rust’s nuanced performance.

Gillian Jacobs, of Community, is dynamite in her role as Mickey Dobbs. Mickey feels much more realistic than many female leads on television right now and she steals every scene she’s in. She’s as complicated a character as you will find; she’s just as relatable and lovable as she is frustrating to watch. When Mickey struggles, the audience struggles. Jacobs really understands how to invoke a variety of emotions within an audience.

Most of the supporting cast is fantastic as well, especially a hilarious Claudia O'Doherty as Mickey’s roommate Bertie, who hopefully gets showcased more in upcoming seasons.

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Los Alisos offers authentic street tacos at affordable price

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Posted by AdamSchrader on 2016/2/17 22:30:00 (1297 reads)

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Los Alisos Restaurant is an unlikely spot for some of the most delicious “street tacos” I’ve ever tasted.

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Tacos at Los Alisos (Photo by Adam Schrader)

The Mexican restaurant sits at the end of a strip center occupied by an Exxon gas station and a tire shop at the corner of Holfords Prairie Road and Business 121 in Lewisville.

On Wednesday, Steve Southwell and I stopped for a bite before shooting photos at the Coyote Drive In site just down the road. There was no line and only two other customers sat at their tables eating.

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UPDATE: Escaped inmate has been captured

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Posted by AdamSchrader on 2016/2/17 12:50:00 (2442 reads)


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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said the belt restraint cost $9,149. Obviously, that's a ridiculous amount of money for a leather belt. My eyesight must be failing me.

Thomas Isaac Cano, 27, escaped police custody at about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 but was captured Wednesday night after 10 days on the run.

Cano was originally arrested at 4:26 p.m. on Feb. 13 for a DWI, evading arrest with previous conviction, driving with an invalid license with previous convictions, failure to identify as a fugitive and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Lewisville Jail.

He also had warrants for his arrest from Lake Dallas and Denton police departments and sheriff’s offices in Denton County and Love County, Okla., according to probable cause affidavits. The warrants were for charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Officers were originally dispatched to Wal-Mart, 190 E. Round Grove Road in Lewisville, around 12:40 p.m. Feb. 13 after a caller reported a middle aged male was slouched over his steering wheel with his engine running. He appeared to be breathing, but did not move when a Walmart employee knocked on the window.

When police arrived, the officer knocked on the window loudly several times until Cano woke up, according to the affidavits. Cano cracked the window after the officer asked him to roll it down. The officer told Cano that he was checking on his welfare and asked him for his identification.

Cano said he did not have his ID on him and that he was working on his grocery list, according to the affidavit. The officer asked Cano if he was under the influence of any drugs. He said he was not. The officer asked Cano where he was coming from. Cano said he was coming from Little Elm where he lives.

Upon request, Cano triedto write down his name and date of birth on a piece of paper. He falsely identified himself as "Phillip Cano", instead of his legal name, Thomas. He asked the officer for help remembering his birthday.
The officer informed Cano he did not know his date of birth, according to the affidavit.

Cano allegedly told the officer that he dosed off in his car and he had just broken up with his girlfriend. The officer believed he was intoxicated and experiencing a medical emergency.

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Opinion: Here’s how you should write your protest letter to BLM

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/2/13 16:10:07 (1440 reads)

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Monday, the Lewisville City Council votes to approve issuing a letter of protest to the Bureau of Land Management regarding a possible 10-year gas capture lease near the western side across from Hickory Creek’s juncture with Lewisville Lake.

The item will be part of the consent agenda. This is a grouping of items that, in general, are felt to need no further discussion beyond any inquiries and comments that might occur in the open workshop prior to the formal meeting. I sincerely expect this action will occur. It is an issue I have been actively looking at since Jan. 25.

If any citizen wants a greater role in protest, the most effective way would be sending an individual letter of protest to the BLM.

In a quote I gave The Lewisville Texan Journal when it broke the story, I said, “...making arguments that are irrelevant, poorly stated or false not only waste an important opportunity, but can also create the impression we have a poor grasp of the protest process, possibly leaving some valid points potentially in the shadows.”

With that in mind, I would offer you the following advice in writing your letter. Hopefully it will guide you in presenting a case that BLM will respect and consider.

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