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Lewisville Taking Applications for Citizens University

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/5/26 13:40:00 (1448 reads)

Open in new windowResidents are invited to join the first Lewisville Citizens University. The class will familiarize participants with the structure, functions and activities of City of Lewisville government, encourage them to become involved in the city’s government, and enhance their ability to communicate effectively with city officials.

Those attending will acquire a better understanding of their city government and services as well as intergovernmental relationships. City officials will, in turn, gain valuable insights into residents’ priorities and needs from their involvement.

LCU will consist of monthly sessions starting in July and continuing through April. Graduation will be held at the May 2, 2016, City Council meeting. Each session will begin at 6 p.m. and end at approximately 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Here are the sessions:

- July 30th: Getting to Know Your City Government

- August 27th: Public Safety - Police Department

- September 10th: Leisure and Recreation

- October 8th: Animal Services / Code Enforcement

- November 12th: Public Works / Engineering

- December 10th: General Administration

- January 5th: Bus Tour (FD, PD, Railroad Park)

- February 11th: Planning and Development

- March 8th: Public Safety - Fire Department

- April 14th: Municipal Court / Library

- May 2nd: Graduation

Registration is now open. Applicants must be registered voters living in Lewisville, have been a resident for at least one year, be 18 years or older and must not be running for local political office during the course of instruction. Classes are limited to 20 students.

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Relay For Life at LHS Harmon Campus on May 15th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/18 2:50:43 (1589 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising event will be held this year at the Lewisville High School Ben Harmon Campus, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15th. Teams of walkers will camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the track. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society, which funds research into cancer, among other services. Most walkers in the event solicit family, friends, and coworkers for online donation requests. Kathy Locke, online chair for the event says they have had t-shirt sales, team craft sales, easter basket auctions, silent auctions and "change collections" used to raise funds.

The local event so far has 31 teams and 573 participants signed up for the event, with $42,919 raised. The group’s goal is to raise $100,000. There will be a silent auction and various onsite team fundraisers at the event, including Mani”CURE”s, cake walks. The group is still signing up teams and participants.

What: Relay for Life of Lewisville/Flower Mound
When: Friday, May 15th 2015 6:00pm-6:00am
Where: Lewisville High School-Harmon Campus
1205 W Round Grove Rd.
Lewisville, Texas 75057

You can sign up or donate by visiting the event website.

Related Links:
- Relay for Life of Lewisville / Flower Mound Facebook Page
- Relay for Life of Lewisville / Flower Mound - Event Website

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County-wide Food Drive Precedes Mayors' Day of Concern

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/16 0:49:42 (1728 reads)

Open in new windowMayors’ Day of Concern April 21!
Food Drive April 14-20

More than 104,000 Denton County residents do not know where their next meal will come from, including 10% of seniors and 18% of children. To help fight hunger in Denton County, Denton Mayor Chris Watts, Lewisville Mayor Dean Ueckert, Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden, and Highland Village Mayor Pro Tem Charlotte Wilcox have declared April 21, 2015, the fourth annual Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry. This year, CCA is partnering with Serve Denton to host the Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry.
Join CCA for this Denton county-wide food drive! From April 14-20, Denton County residents can donate nonperishable food items to benefit organizations that provide food to people in need in our community.

Mayors’ Day of Concern will benefit:
Christian Community Action Food Pantry
Metrocrest Services Food Pantry
Lake Cities Community Food Pantry
…and other small food banks throughout Denton County

How can you get involved?
Organize a food drive, with your business, organization, church or school, to collect nonperishable food items like:
• boxed macaroni and cheese
• boxed hamburger helper
• other boxed meals
• canned tuna or chicken
• or other canned food items

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Local Groups Organizing Toiletry Drive for Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/7/5 19:10:00 (2571 reads)

Several Lewisville and Flower Mound women are collecting toiletries to deliver to the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, and to Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, who are going to deliver them for use by the influx of children who have travelled to America in recent months without parents or papers.

Regardless of what one might think of the immigration situation, these are children in such dire conditions that they would leave their families and brave the incredibly dangerous journey to our country. Human decency dictates that we try to help.

Here is their flyer: (Click to enlarge)


Donors in Lewisville may find the drop-off location at 1533 North Valley Parkway the most convenient.

Donations should be dropped off before July 18th.

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Chalk This Way 2014 - Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

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Posted by CAMartin on 2014/5/17 1:30:00 (2533 reads)
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Open in new windowBy C.A. Martin

The community is invited to “Chalk This Way!” Sidewalk Art Festival on Saturday, May 17, 2014 outside the Lewisville MCL Grand and Lewisville City Hall area, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This free family-appropriate event, hosted by Lakeside Arts Foundation in partnership with Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the City of Lewisville, features professional sidewalk chalk artists, art exhibits, amateur chalk art contest, Kiwanis scholarship contest for High School Seniors, Children’s non-competitive Chalk Art Gallery, Art Vendors, Food & Drink Vendors, Circus performers and Musical Entertainment.

Outdoor musical Acts include the David Gallegos Band at 11:00 AM, Elvis Presley impersonator, Danny Allen, at 12:45 PM, and “The Stoneleighs,” Rolling Stone tribute band at 2:00 PM. Several other musical acts and bands will be performing all day long inside the MCL Grand. The Awards Ceremony for the sidewalk chalk Amateur Art Contest starts at 4:00 PM. Details, rules, and entry forms are available on the website at www.lakesidearts.org. For more information contact Lakeside Arts Foundation at (972) 625-1726 or email president@lakesidearts.org.

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