Introduction to Lewisville, Texas

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Introduction

One of the cities in Denton County, Texas, Lewisville is approximately 35.4 square miles and, according to the 2010 Census, had 95,290 residents. Also included in the city is over 6 square miles of Lewisville Lake. The city began in the early 1840s and it grew thanks to the arrival of the first railroad in 1881. The city is one of the oldest incorporated cities in the northern area of Dallas-Fort Worth as it incorporated in 1925. Today Lewisville is a major residential area and economic hub due to its rapid growth after the 1950s.

History

The city of Lewisville had its beginning in 1841 when John W. King and his wife settled on the east side of the prairie. This is now the location of the city of Lewisville. During the ensuing years, Lewisville became the home of Denton County’s first cotton gin which was built in 1867. The city also paid the Dallas and Wichita Railroad to come to Lewisville and the railroad began running full time by the year 1881.

Even though the population crept slowly during the 1920s and 1930s, with only 853 people living there, it was still the fourth most populous town in Denton County. The city was incorporated on January 15, 1925 after the town’s residents gave the needed votes with 17 to spare.

Lewisville was fairly insulated when the Great Depression hit in 1929 but they were the beneficiaries of many of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. Through the Works Progress Administration, Lewisville was able to hire the unemployed at a local cannery. They were also able to lobby for state and federal funds to better the city’s roads.

The 1974 opening of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is possibly the beginning of Lewisville’s rapid growth in the later part of the century. In 1980, the population was 24,273. By 2010, the population reached 95,290. The city slogan “City of Expanding Horizons” has never seemed more true.

Key Links

Official City Website: http://www.cityoflewisville.com/

Government

City Council

  • Mayor Dean Ueckert – Office: (972) 219-3404
  • Leroy Vaughn
  • John Gorena
  • R. Neil Ferguson
  • T.J. Gilmore
  • Rudy Durham

Lewisville Fire Department

  • Timothy Tittle, Fire Chief – Office (972) 219-3589

Lewisville Police Department

  • Ruseell Kerbow, Chief of Police – Office: (972) 219-3600

Schools

  • Central Elementary – (469) 713-5976
  • College Street Elementary – (469) 713-5965
  • Creekside Elementary – (469) 713-5953
  • Degan Elementary – (469) 713-5967
  • Hedrick Elementary – (469) 713-5189
  • Lakeland Elementary – (469) 713-5992
  • Parkway Elementary – (469) 713-5979
  • Southridge Elementary – (469) 713-5187
  • Valley Ridge Elementary – (469) 713-5982
  • DeLay Middle School – (469) 713-5191
  • Hedrick Middle School – (469) 713-5188
  • Huffines Middle School – (469) 713-5990
  • Lakeview Middle School – (469) 713-5974
  • Lewisville High School– (469) 713-5190

Civic Organizations and Media

Lewisville Chamber of Commerce

Civic Groups

  • Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter – (817) 336-4949
  • American Cancer Society – (817) 737-9990
  • American Red Cross – (214) 678-4520
  • Denton County Friends of the Family – (940) 387-5131
  • Operation Peace of Mind – (972) 221-7202
  • Lewisville Lions Club – (972) 919-1454
  • Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County – (972) 317-2818
  • The Cross Timbers YMCA – (972) 539-9622
  • Lewisville Noon Rotary Club – (972) 355-5525
  • Lewisville/Flower Mound Jaycees – (214) 662-1879
  • Meals on Wheels of Denton County – (940) 382-2224

Local Hospitals

  • Medical Center of Lewisville – (972) 420-1000
  • Flower Mound Emergency Center – (972) 420-7444
  • Continuum Rehabilitation Hospital of North Texas – (214) 513-0320
  • Denton Regional Medical Center – (940) 384-3535
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound – (469) 322-7000
  • Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton – (972) 492-1010

Local Libraries

  • Lewisville Public Library – (972) 219-3570

Media

  • Television
    • Azteca America – KAZD-TV 55 – (877) 862-8396
    • Daystar TV Network – (817) 868-7776
    • Trinity Broadcasting Network – (817) 442-8210
    • KZZA TV Station – (972) 652-2990
    • KNOR – (972) 652-2900
  • Radio Stations
    • KBOC Radio – (972) 652-2900
    • KTCY-FM Spanish Radio– (214) 787-1017
    • KLTY Radio – (214) 441-9947
    • Salem Radio Network – (972) 299-5759
  • Newspapers
    • Dallas Morning News – (214) 977-8222
    • Coffee News of North Texas – (817) 690-4989
    • While U Wait News – (469) 585-8972
    • Lewisville/Flower Mound Leader Newspapers – (972) 398-4205
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