January 2019 Around Town 2

Chili Cookoff Brings Community Together for Great Cause

On Oct. 26, students and families gathered for a greatly anticipated Liberty Christian tradition, the 15th Annual Chili Cookoff. This year honored and raised tuition assistance for military and first responder families.

Nearly 20 Liberty clubs and parent organizations served chili, side dishes and desserts out of their decorated booths. The cheer booth won best chili. Best side dish and best-decorated booth went to the third-grade boys’ moms. The award for best specialty meat went to the basketball team, and the dance team won best student booth overall.

Flower Mound Ranks Ninth among Safest Cities of 2018

SafeWise.com, a community-focused security organization, has ranked Flower Mound No. 9 on its “Texas’ 50 Safest Cities of 2018” list. This is the fourth consecutive time Flower Mound ranked in the top 10 of SafeWise’s annual report. SafeWise considered the most recent FBI crime data from 2016 and population data to analyze and rank each city. For more information, visit SafeWise.com/blog/safest-cities-texas.

Town of Flower Mound Communications Department Receives Awards

The Town of Flower Mound Communications Department recently received 18 awards, including 10 first-place awards, at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors annual conference. Flower Mound was the most-awarded municipality of the state conference for the third consecutive year and set a new record for the most TATOA awards staff has received in a single year. Watch all the award-winning videos and more by subscribing to the Town of Flower Mound YouTube channel at YouTube.com/user/TownOfFlowerMound.

Flower Mound Firefighters Help Fight Woolsey Fire in California

In November, five members of the Flower Mound Fire Department helped fight the Woolsey Fire in California as part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. The department sent its Type 3 engine, a cross between a brush truck and a structural fire engine, along with the firefighters. The Woolsey Fire burned more than 96,000 acres. Photo courtesy of Flower Mound Fire Department

Lewisville ISD Education Foundation Annual Scholarship Application Due

LEF’s annual scholarships are open for application. It just takes one application for an LISD senior to be in the running for more than 300 different scholarships funded by members of the community, clubs and organizations, area businesses and more. Applications must be complete by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2019, to be eligible.  

In 2018, LEF awarded 319 scholarships totaling $212,750. For more information including the application, visit LISDEF.com/news/lef-scholarship-application-now-open-lisd-seniors.