Publication: Lewisville Leader

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Downtown McKinney ready for biggest Oktoberfest yet

If advanced ticket sales and vendor interest are any indication, this year’s McKinney Oktoberfest will be the biggest yet.The popular downtown event runs Friday through Sunday and is primed to be authentically German and McKinney at the same time. Beer ... [Published Lewisville Leader - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

11th Lone Star Storytelling Festival to entertain children and adults

The 11th Lone Star Storytelling Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and runs through Sept. 27 at the Frisco Public Library. This event is the Frisco Public Library Foundation’s main fundraiser of the year, with proceeds from ticket sales ... [Published Lewisville Leader - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Still-new GISD superintendent urges parental involvement

Never mind that Bob Morrison has been on the job for more than 18 months.The school superintendent still considers himself a newbie at Garland ISD.“In Garland time, I’m a baby,” he joked.Baby or not, he’s presiding over the second largest district in ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Archery Academy opens McKinney indoor range

There’s a new range in town, and it involves arrows instead of bullets.Texas Archery Academy (TAA) opened a McKinney facility this week at 1720 W. University Drive, Suite 200, next door to its corporate sponsor, Academy Sports and Outdoors. The 8,500-square-foot ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Young Entrepreneurs Academy accepting applications

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA), an innovative educational program for students in grades six through 12.The program takes students through the process of starting and running their ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rowlett-loving nurse offers elder care advice

Toni WalkerDirector of nursing, Presbyterian Village North in DallasAs director of nursing for  Presbyterian Village North, what is your role in making sure senior adults get the care they need?At Presbyterian Village North, I primarily focus on communication ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

McKinney passes $367.5M total budget, lower tax rate

The McKinney City Council on Tuesday approved a total fiscal year 2014-15 budget of $367.5 million and a lower tax rate. General fund revenues and expenditures are each projected to be about $108 million.The tax rate of 58.3 cents per $100 of taxable ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

FISD building cell towers on school property

Frisco ISD currently has lease agreements in place with cellular providers for cell towers on or near school property, a move that has some FISD parents concerned.The school district has seven cell tower lease agreements in place with cellular providers ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Blood Cancer awareness

Frisco resident and Board Chairman of the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), Steve Rigby, accepted a proclamation from Mayor Maher Maso at Tuesday’s city council meeting, declaring September 2014 as Blood Cancer Awareness ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

FM police, fire respond to crashes

The Flower Mound police and fire departments responded to two crashes Thursday.At 3:32 p.m. Thursday, officials were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident occurring in the intersection of Dixon Lane and Long Prairie Road (FM 2499).Preliminary investigation ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Coppell ISD continues ESL/bilingual push; STAAR results show positive signs

More than 30 percent of bilingual/ESL students in fifth and eighth grade failed the initial State Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam in April.“Our learners are performing well,” Regina Owens, Coppell ISD’s director of enrichment programs, stated ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Return of the kingdom builder: Leathers says Rowlett residents should dream up, install another custom playground

The president of the company that helped Rowlett create the first Kids Kingdom wants the job for another custom-designed, volunteer-built playground – this time using modern materials with a longer lifespan.“To me it’s about the kids,” Marc Leathers said. ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]

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"We haven't been able to determine anything, and we don't think it's there," said Officer David Tilley, Plano PD spokesman. "What you're seeing in a photo is this girl wearing a white skirt and a blue top, and she's laying down in the parking space across one of those [concrete parking stops]. It so happens that the concrete is at the small of her back and her left arm is hanging. It almost looks like she's posing."
" You might want to say that our first priority is this debt service money be used for the parks just so it doesn't get shifted to something else, " Hayden said
"This will attract young professionals and entrepreneurs who normally wouldn't have come to a bedroom community until they had a real reason to be here" Smith-Brackenridge said
“We’ve seen this festival become part of our community for so long,” Via said. "It appeals to everybody. That’s what makes it be such an awesome family event. We have something for everybody to do ... we’ve got it all, plus the balloons."

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Downtown McKinney ready for biggest Oktoberfest... [Published Lewisville Leader - 9 hours ago]
11th Lone Star Storytelling Festival to enterta... [Published Lewisville Leader - 10 hours ago]
Still-new GISD superintendent urges parental in... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
Young Entrepreneurs Academy accepting applications [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
Texas Archery Academy opens McKinney indoor range [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 20 2014]
Rowlett-loving nurse offers elder care advice [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
McKinney passes $367.5M total budget, lower tax... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
FISD building cell towers on school property [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
Blood Cancer awareness [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
Coppell ISD continues ESL/bilingual push; STAAR... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
FM police, fire respond to crashes [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
Return of the kingdom builder: Leathers says Ro... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
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Plano PD discounts alleged assault at Shops at ... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
McKinney communications department gets Savvy a... [Published Lewisville Leader - Sep 19 2014]
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