Leon Capital Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Hillstone River Walk

Leon Capital Group, together with the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Hillstone River Walk, a 225-unit multifamily community in Flower Mound.

“The Flower Mound Chamber is thrilled and honored to join Leon Capital to celebrate the grand opening of Hillstone River Walk,” says Lori Walker, president of Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. “Hillstone River Walk will be such a great asset to our community by bringing brand-new luxury apartment residences to the newly developed River Walk.” 

Shadow Ridge Middle School Band to Perform in Chicago

Congratulations to the Shadow Ridge Middle School Band for being selected to perform at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference. They will be one of only eight bands in the world selected to perform in Chicago in December.

During a recent Flower Mound Council meeting, SRMS Band Directors Chris Meredith and Alicia DeSoto along with the band’s eighth-grade leadership team were presented with a special proclamation in honor of their achievement.

Flower Mound Foundation Presents “Wild about Flower Mound” Oct. 11

Explore Flower Mound’s history during the second “Wild about Flower Mound” event, sponsored by the Flower Mound Foundation, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Flower Mound was incorporated in 1961, but its colorful history of European settlement stretches back to the infancy of Texas in the 1840s. Before then, Native American tribes traveled the area. Longtime resident and Flower Mound historian Mark Glover, son-in-law of Flower Mound’s first mayor, Bob Rheudasil, will present a journey through time with tales of Indian lore, settlement woes and high society gatherings on the prairie —all part of Flower Mound’s past. To register, please call 972.874.6165 or email fmpl@flower-mound.com. 

Flower Mound Public Library Kicks Off Theme-Based Book Club

Enjoy light refreshments and conversation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, as the Flower Mound Public Library kicks off its theme-based book club for adults. Book themes and meeting dates will be announced at the kickoff. Participants will choose one book to read that corresponds with a set theme each month. The book club will meet one evening per month, and members will share what they have read and participate in discussions surrounding the theme. This book club is for ages 18 and older. Registration is not required.

2018 KFMB Flower Mound School Grant

In celebration of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful is delighted to introduce the Flower Mound School Grant program, which awards grants of up to $1,000 for projects that demonstrate a commitment to keep Flower Mound beautiful through environmental education and/or service in our Flower Mound schools.

Any current or ongoing project meeting the application’s requirements from any public or private school located in the Town of Flower Mound is eligible for consideration. 

Completed applications must be submitted via the website link, which can be found at KFMB.org/home, by Oct. 29.

Please email info@kfmb.org with questions or technical issues.

Liberty Christian School’s Solar Car Competes in National Race

Liberty Christian’s solar car, dubbed “Solis Bellator,” completed its 833-mile trek from Fort Worth, Texas, to Palmdale, California, on July 23 after seven days on the road. The team placed third overall against 23 teams and achieved a number of school records along the way.

The Liberty Christian School Solar Car program started in 2006 and has grown each year since. The solar car is redesigned and improved every year to optimize performance and meet students’ design vision. To learn more about partnership or sponsorship opportunities for the Liberty Christian Solar Car program, please contact Kirk Porter at 940.294.2103.

Copperas Branch Park Re-Opens to the Public

Copperas Branch Park in Highland Village reopened to the public in August. The park had been closed since September 2013 and was used as a construction staging area for the expansion of Interstate 35 East. The City of Highland Village is excited to return this wonderful resource to the community.  

Copperas Branch Park offers a boat ramp and parking area, swimming and beach area, covered picnic tables, open space, barbecue grills and public restrooms. The cost to enter the park is $10 per vehicle. Annual passes are available for $35 for residents ($25/year after July 1) and $20/year for residents over age 65 ($10/year after July 1) and $60/year for non-residents. Annual passes can be purchased at the Robert & Lee DuVall Center located at 948B Highland Village Road.