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Texas Blog Roundup for Week ending 4/11/2010

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/13 15:06:01 (912 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

Here are the weekly highlights from the Texas Progressive Alliance.

At Texas Vox, our thoughts remain with the victims of the West Virginia mining disaster, the worst mining accident in 25 years.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to know why Republicans like Victoria's DA Steve Tyler, Nueces County's DA Anna Jimenez and (who could forget) Alberto Gonzales abuse their offices?

The Texas Cloverleaf thinks Rick Perry is eyeing 2012 before 2010 is even over with.

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Blood and Urine Tests Find Toxins in Dish Residents

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/13 14:57:36 (1366 reads)
Oil and Gas

Via TxSharon, we share this link to today's story in the Denton Record Chronicle: Tests find toxins in Dish Residents

Overall, many of the same compounds found in the air or in the local water supplies, which state health officials also tested, have been detected in the blood and urine from those test results she’s seen, Subra said.

Toluene, for example, was detected in the air at all seven locations tested in Dish last August. A toluene metabolite was detected in Tillman’s urine sample along with the urine samples of at least three other residents. Records for four of the 28 individuals were released to the Denton Record-Chronicle by the individuals.

Tillman said his health is good, but he has experienced headaches and a burning feeling in his throat and lungs when he could smell emissions coming from the nearby complex.

Tillman’s urine contained 5.4 micrograms of a toluene metabolite per gram of creatinine, according to the documents, along with 832 micrograms of a butadiene metabolite and 307 grams of a N,N-dimethylformamide metabolite.
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Group Announces Sponsorship Opportunities for Sounds of Lewisville Battle of the Bands

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/13 3:57:54 (1130 reads)

Open in new windowEvent organizer, Mike Roberts, who will be putting together the "Battle of the Bands" format for this summer's abbreviated Sounds of Lewisville concert series announced today the sponsorship opportunities worked out with the city for local businesses who would like to step up and be heroes to keep the series going:

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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - April 12th - 18th

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/12 1:50:00 (1126 reads)
Lewisville Area Calendar and Events

From submitted reports - email with your items

General Announcements

Library offers numerous April youth programs

The Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street, has numerous classes and programs on tap for the month of April. For more information on any of these events, contact the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577 or visit

Tax assistance available at the Lewisville Senior Center
Free tax assistance will take place each Monday through April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Lewisville Senior Center, 1950 A S. Valley Parkway.
This free tax help from the AARP is open to individuals (no businesses) 50 years and older. To make a reservation, call 972.219.5050. Phone in registration can be done one week in advance starting at 8:30 a.m.

Calendar of Events

Looking for family activites? See Family eGuide

Tuesday, April 13th - Republican Primary Runoff Election
Only those who did not vote in the primary election of another party may participate. Early voting is April 5 - 9th.
For more information...

Tuesday, April 13th - Lichman to speak to Visual Art League

Visual Art League of Lewisville will host guest speaker Brenda Lichman Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

Lichman is a studio potter and received her BFA in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. She attended graduate school at
University of North Texas and received her MFA in ceramics and a minor in drawing. Lichman teaches ceramic and drawing at community colleges in the
North Texas area.

The gallery is located in the Lewisville West Shopping Center, on the west side of Interstate 35E between Main Street and Fox Avenue. Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visual Art League is one of six local groups receiving funding from the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance through the City of Lewisville grant
program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community. For more information, call 972.420.9393 or visit

Thursday, April 15th - Denton County Democrats - Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 15 - 7:30 p.m.
Visual Art League of Lewisville
701 S Stemmons Fwy. # 115
Lewisville, TX 75067

All Democrats Welcomed

Open in new windowFriday, April 16th - May 2nd - GLCT Presents "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife"
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre has announced the opening of its spring show, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” by Charles Busch. Kenny Green directs this adult comedy, which opens Friday, April 16, and runs through Sunday, May 2. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

The theatre is located at 160 W Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. For ticket prices and reservation information, visit

Sunday, April 18th - Lewisville Acoustic Society - Jam
1:30-4:30 p.m., Children’s Program Room

The Lewisville Acoustic Society invites all to play or listen to live music at the Lewisville Public Library. The group of musicians play acoustic instruments and share songs in an informal, welcoming atmosphere. Those attending do not have to play an instrument to visit the jam session. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of live music. Musicians are asked to bring acoustic instruments only and be ready to share a song with the rest of the group.

The group meets on the Third Sunday of each month.

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Things to Do in Lewisville

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2010/4/12 0:48:49 (1034 reads)

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