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Hedrick MS art students build towers through teamwork
What can be learned from five uncooked spaghetti noodles, one giant marshmallow and three pieces of masking tape, each six inches long? For students in Ryan Bernard's seventh- and eighth-grade art classes at Hedrick Middle School (HMS), quite a lot.
Degan community comes together to teach bike safety
Degan Elementary recently partnered with the Lewisville Police Department and Bicycles Plus, a local bicycle shop, to host the annual Degan Bike Rodeo where students and parents learned about bicycle safety and maintenance.
Leadership Lewisville, Students2Stewards visit Killough
Participants in Leadership Lewisville recently spoke to students at Lewisville High School Killough about Students2Stewards, a program to inform young people about the vast opportunities both to serve and obtain assistance from the Lewisville community.
Lakeland student honored as chamber student of the month
Lewisville ISD partners with the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce to recognize its students for their outstanding efforts and achievements. As part of the partnership, chamber member Northstar Bank sponsors a School of the Month program and this April, the bank recognized Lakeland Elementary School fifth-grader Run Cung.
Church group holds fundraiser for Moore
A local church group is hosting a fundraiser that will benefit the victims of tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.
Team films documentary about Said killings
More than five years after the brutal killing of two Lewisville sisters, the man responsible for their death is still on the run, but a team of movie producers is hoping their project can bring justice for the girls.
Nonprofit offers free makeovers to cancer survivors
After enduring life-changing treatments, several cancer survivors will be treated to a day of beauty.
Fitch, S&P give Lewisville bonds 'AAA' rating
Taxpayers in Lewisville should have a lesser burden thanks to the rating given to the city from two financial firms.
LISD names districtís first safety and security officer
Lewisville ISD has announced that Matthew Garrett has been named LISDís first safety and security officer, a newly created position to coordinate the safety and security programs for the district, ensuring they are in compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
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
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