Highland Village Holds Holiday Lighting Contest

The City of Highland Village is holding its 2019 Parade of Lights Holiday Lighting Contest. Entry deadline is Dec. 6, and there is no cost for entering. Judging will take place from 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and winners will be announced on Friday, Dec. 13. Entry applications can be completed online or returned to the City of Highland Village Parks & Recreation Department, 948B Highland Village Road. Download entry forms at HVParks.com. Highland Village residents are encouraged to decorate their homes to compete in the following categories: Spirit of the Holidays Award, Most Creative Display, Best Theme, Most Outstanding Lights and Best Decorated Street. The exterior lighting competition is open to all residents who live within the Highland Village city limits and pay city utilities. Award winners in each category will receive a yard sign to be placed at their residence indicating which category they won. In addition, all entries and award winners will be recognized in the local paper and city websites.


Wellington Elementary Holds Annual Science Night

Wellington Elementary School recently held its annual Science Night with special helpers from The Frontiers of Flight Museum, the Heard Museum, the TCU Meteorite Museum, Challenge Island, The Fort Worth Zoo, UNT Department of Engineering, The Society of Women Engineers, UT Southwestern, UNT-JETS, McKamy Robotics, FMHS Chemistry Club, FMHS National Honor Society, Science Matters in America, The Master Gardeners of Denton County, The Texas Wildlife Association, Dr. Laura pet-vet and the school’s amazing staff and PTA.

Marcus High School Students Sew Stockings for CCA

Marcus High School students in Kim Watson’s Fashion Design class are working with local nonprofit Christian Community Action (CCA) to sew holiday stockings for area children in need. “We don’t just teach academics,” Kim says. “We are helping our students to become great citizens. Teaching and leading projects like this help them learn in a real way, and giving back is something they enjoy.”

Traffic Signal Box Art Contest Now Open to Community

It’s time to think outside the box. The Town of Flower Mound invites artists to compete for the chance to display an original design on a traffic signal box within the town. Three artists’ designs will be chosen for the next three designated traffic signal boxes. 

Artists are invited to submit proposals based on two themes: “The Flowers of Flower Mound” and “Celebrating Cultural Diversity.” Proposals for “The Flowers of Flower Mound” can include any type of flower. Proposals for “Celebrating Cultural Diversity” can include images of cultural-specific celebrations or other significant imagery that reflects the unique beauty of cultures represented in Flower Mound.

The competition is open to artists of all ages residing in Flower Mound and/or Denton County, with preference given to Flower Mound residents. Each artist is eligible to submit one design per category. Only digital submissions will be accepted. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 31.

For details on design criteria and dimensions, how to complete an application form and to submit a design, visit Flower-Mound.com/1837/Traffic-Signal-Box-Art-Project.