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LLELA to begin repopulating hippos this month

A century after the last wild hippopotamus was killed by settlers in North Texas, a dozen hippos will soon make residence in Lewisville. Under a program at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas A&M University, 12 hippos will be relocated from a wildlife preserve in […]

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Texas weighs options for STAAR test successor

Since introducing standardized tests in 1980, Texas schools have shifted the acronym associated with the test every few years to assuage parents who realize that the tests hamstring their schools. Now, in part because of the grading fiasco in which hundreds of Lewisville ISD students were awarded the wrong grades on their tests, it appears […]

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LISD forced to classify students by clique in accordance with Texas law

Lewisville ISD is scrambling to accommodate a new Texas law that requires school districts to document students’ cliques instead of their ethnicity. Districts currently classify students as white, black, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander for purposes of the Texas Education Agency’s PEIMS system. The system allows districts and the public to confirm that […]

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Vote to reimburse residents $100 sees zero percent turnout

Voting ended Saturday for a city referendum, which would cut a $100 check for each resident of Lewisville due to a budgeting error at City Hall. Not one person voted in the election though, causing a standstill among city officials. “If I’m being honest, we don’t really know what to do,” City Manager Donna Barron […]

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Legislature may overturn Lewisville’s new bathroom ordinance

Place 6 Lewisville City Councilman George C. Whipple slipped a rider into the city budget package in 2016, squeaking past fellow council members who were unaware of the now-controversial ordinance attached to the city’s code enforcement department. Whipple has a firm opinion on how toilet paper should be loaded onto the holder. “You always hang […]

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Feds force Lewisville into nutrition labeling on southern water tower

By Josh N. Yoo When painting crews lowered the protective skirt Thursday after another day of painting the city’s 2.5 million gallon water storage tank, jaws dropped. Instead of the city logo and “Lewisville” that had been planned, workers revealed that the tank had been painted with generic “Water” and its Spanish translation “Agua.” Nutrition […]

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Council to Reconsider Color-changing Garbage, Recycle Carts

Just weeks after giving an initial go-ahead, the Lewisville City Council will reconsider Monday whether to go forward with plans for color-changing recycling and garbage carts that some say may cause confusion. The original plan called for recycle carts which are blue, but turn green when full, and garbage carts that are green, but turn […]