Local High School Students Named TMEA All-State Musicians

Lewisville ISD recently announced 53 high school students from across the district have earned a place in the prestigious Texas Music Educator Association All-State Organizations.

“Students earning the performance opportunity as an All-State musician have achieved the highest individual honor available to students engaged in Texas music programs,” LISD Fine Arts Director Amanda Drinkwater says. “These students dedicated focused practice efforts on challenging selections and advanced through several audition levels prior to selection. LISD will be very well represented this year with 53 All-State participants from our band, choir and orchestra programs.” 

For a list of those receiving the honor, visit LISD.net.

Lewisville ISD Education Foundation Hosts ‘Recipes for Success’ Restaurant Week

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is hosting Recipes for Success, a restaurant week for southern Denton County, Feb. 22 – March 3.

Diners will have the opportunity to enjoy special menus at the area’s finest restaurants while supporting local schools. Restaurants will provide one or more pre-set offerings of:

  • Chef-Inspired three-course meals for $45
  • Chef-Select two-course meals for $20
  • Signature Selections menu of as many as three featured items

Proceeds from the week-long event will help fund scholarships for graduating seniors and supply innovative and interactive teacher grants to all 69 campuses in the district.

For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, visit LISDEF.COM/RecipesForSuccess.

Nonprofit Founder Debbie Sardone Wins Industry’s Highest Honor

Debbie Sardone, nonprofit founder of Cleaning for a Reason and owner and president of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, recently received the Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award at ISSA’s annual convention. The award is considered the cleaning industry association’s highest honor.

“I am so honored to receive this award,” Debbie says. “It’s proof that doing what you can to help others can start small and grow big beyond your wildest dreams. And it’s a reminder that using your business to do good rewards you over and over again.”


Library Offers Photography Workshop

Photography with Jen Brown will present the More than Snapshots workshop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Jen will teach attendees how to improve composition to create stronger photos. A former high school teacher, Jen enjoys teaching others how to capture the beauty in life’s ordinary moments. To register for the workshop, call 972.874.6165 or email fmpl@flower-mound.com.

Lewisville Public Library Offers Technology Classes

The Lewisville Public Library offers computer classes for teens and adults each month. Learn about Word Basics from 10:30 a.m.–noon on Tuesday, March 5. Word Basics is designed for students with limited to no experience with Microsoft Word. Learn how to navigate Word, type and edit text, modify fonts, cut and paste, adjust spacing and margins, create bulleted lists and more in this hands-on introductory class. Become more Word-savvy with Word Intermediate from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. This intermediate class will teach students how to insert images, tables, styles and headings, page breaks, templates, tracking changes, inserting comments, special characters and much more. 

Attendees will need to bring a valid Lewisville Library card to classes. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the class start time. 

AARP Tax Aide Available for Local Seniors

AARP, the Lewisville Senior Activity Center and Lewisville Public Library are partnering again this year to offer free income tax assistance for those ages 50 and older from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15. AARP Tax Aide is designed to provide free tax preparation for seniors with low- to middle-income levels. AARP volunteers will be providing this tax assistance. They are unable to assist with returns involving rental properties, farming or business expenses. Other restrictions may apply. Assistance is by appointment only. For more information, visit Library.CityOfLewisville.com

Flower Mound High School Band Marches in Rose Parade

The Flower Mound High School Band performed in the 130th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day. The Rose Parade was the band’s first national television performance. Members of the band performed “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” The parade was televised on ABC, NBC, Univision, HGTV, Hallmark Channel, RFD TV and KTLA to millions of viewers around the world. 

Women of Flower Mound Scholarship Deadline March 29

The primary goal of the Women of Flower Mound is to raise money to provide scholarships for Flower Mound-area graduating seniors. Proceeds from the annual home tour, fashion show and other activities provide scholarship funds. Scholarship applications and criteria are available online. Visit WomenOfFlowerMound.org for more information. Deadline for 2018–2019 scholarship application submissions is midnight, March 29. 

Area Parks to Receive Themed Updates

Town of Flower Mound staff members have finalized playground themes for four area playgrounds receiving upgrades this year. Lakewood Park will have an aviation theme. Stone Creek Park will have a treehouse theme. Thrush Park West will have a dinosaur theme. And Gerault Park will have a sports theme. Construction on the parks is scheduled to begin in the spring and be completed by late summer or early fall.