ABC Home and Commercial Services Celebrates 30 years

ABC Home and Commercial Services celebrated 30 years in DFW on Aug. 1 with a team luncheon followed by an afternoon celebration that included games, music and more. Thirty years ago, Highland Village resident Dennis Jenkins had a dream. He started with zero customers, and today, ABC serves more than 24,000 customers and the entire DFW area including East Texas and Oklahoma City. ABC Home & Commercial Services provides environmentally responsible, reliable and superior pest control, lawn services, plumbing, pool services, HVAC and handyman services to homes and businesses.

Medical City Lewisville Is Five-Star Recipient for Women’s Care

Medical City Lewisville recently announced that it is a five-star recipient for women’s care as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. The five-star ratings indicate that Medical City Lewisville’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for labor, delivery, obstetrics and gynecology.

“It is a great honor to receive this award, which is indicative of our hospital’s dedication and focus on providing the highest quality care to our expectant mothers,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “This award highlights our commitment to the care and improvement of human life and reinforces that Medical City Lewisville is a destination of choice for women’s care.”

Medical City Lewisville was recognized with multiple awards, including:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for Five Years in a Row (2015–2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for Five Years in a Row (2015–2019)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™
  • Recognized by Healthgrades in 2019 for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery in 2019


LISD Holds Second Annual Kindness Convocation

Students from all five Lewisville ISD high schools recently joined together for the second Kindness Convocation. Nearly 1,000 students signed up for the event. All were clad in the color purple and will be “Kindness Ambassadors” for the upcoming school year. “I am so proud of our Lewisville ISD students who have taken the lead on the LISD Kindness initiative,” LISD Assistant Chief of Schools Andy Plunkett says. “They are continuing the tremendous work from last year and challenging their fellow students to keep making kindness normal.”

Thomas White Named LEF Executive Director

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors recently announced Thomas White as executive director of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation. He follows longtime Executive Director Connie Pelphrey. “I am grateful to Dr. Rogers and the LEF Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a great organization,” Thomas says. “As both a parent of LISD students and a graduate of the school district, I know that this foundation makes a difference. Connie has done a tremendous job establishing LEF as an integral partner in the community, and I hope to build upon her legacy.” Thomas, who came up through Lewisville ISD starting at Timber Creek Elementary then Lamar Middle before graduating from Marcus High, was the clear choice for the LEF Board. “We are excited for Dr. White to join the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation as its next leader,” LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers says. “He brings a wealth of experience to the organization, and I am confident he will take LEF to even greater heights.”

Medical City Lewisville Achieves National Accreditation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery recently announced that Medical City Lewisville has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The program now meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in North Texas. 

“This accomplishment reinforces Medical City Lewisville’s position as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “I am very proud of the dedicated bariatric program team for exemplifying our mission and values by achieving this national accreditation and meeting the highest standards for safety and quality of care for patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions.”

The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. 

Flower Mound Named No. 5 ‘Safest City to Raise a Child’

Flower Mound is the No. 5 “Safest City to Raise a Child” in the country, according to a study by SafeWise, a community-focused security organization. To compile the list, researchers examined the most recent FBI violent and property crimes data. Flower Mound was the only Texas community in the top 10.


Flower Mound Public Library Awarded TLA Jeanette & Jim Larson Grant

The Flower Mound Public Library recently received the 2019 Texas Library Association Jeanette & Jim Larson Grant. The grant is awarded annually to public libraries in Texas to assist in purchasing materials of the mystery genre. The funds received from this grant were used to complete and enhance some of the most loved mystery series in the library’s Adult Fiction collection.