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Lewisville experiences increase in outdoor activities, visitors in summer months

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Lewisville area and local businesses, said James Kunke, the city’s commu- nity relations and tourism director. The lake also drives economic development projects and residential areas, which continue to pop up near and on its shores, ocials say. “[Lewisville Lake is] a dierentiator

in North Texas,” Lewisville Mayor TJ Gilmore said. “It provides a tremen- dous amount of outdoor activities that you just couldn’t do if you didn’t have a waterfront.” The mayor said some people jokingly refer to the lake area as “The Hamptons of Dallas,” a reference to the auent

seaside towns dotting the southeastern shores of Long Island, New York. “Lewisville is a wonderful place to get away from it all,” Gilmore said. “I believe that’s true. You have a lot of great amenities right here, and you don’t have to travel far. It’s a pretty

Lewisville Lake is a continual eco- nomic driver for the city and a North Texas tourist attraction for millions of people annually. Nearly six million people are pro- jected to visit the lake in a given year, bringing $60 million in revenue to the

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NOWOPEN 1 I Heart Mac & Cheese held a grand opening April 20 in Highland Village. The restaurant is located at 2250 Justin Road, Ste. 112. The fast-casual restaurant chain specializes in build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches. It also has broccoli, cauli- flower and other vegan bowls. 469-451- 5029 www.iheartmacandcheese.com 2 The Toasted Yolk Cafe opened with a soft opening April 9 in Highland Village. The breakfast and lunch spot took over the former IHOP location at 3020 Justin Road. The menu includes a variety of breakfast and lunch options, including egg dishes, omelets, pancakes and power

bowls. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and soups. The restaurant also offers specialty drinks, coffee and a full bar. 972-317-0002 www.thetoastedyolk.com/ locations/highland-village 3 House of Mo Boutique opened its Shops At Lakeside location April 23. The boutique is located at 2450 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 120, Flower Mound. The first House of Mo Bou- tique opened in Grapevine in 2019. The boutique offers a range of fashion for budget-friendly prices, such as dresses, accessories and blouses. 214-598-1201. www.houseofmoboutique.com 4 Juss Shoes Purses and Accessories opened March 12 at the Music City Mall in Lewisville. The store is located at 2401

S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. The store offers a variety of purses, shoes and other fashion accessories. 972-697-6085 https://tinyurl.com/2p8shw3f 5 Mango’s 4 Men Boutique opened with a grand opening April 22 in Lew- isville. The boutique is located in the Music City Mall at 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. The boutique offers clothing, shoes and accesso- ries for young men. 214-490-0213 https://tinyurl.com/yneyesn8 6 I Feel Pretty Kids Spa and Enter- tainment opened April 11. The store is located inside the Music City Mall in Lewisville, located at 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway. The spa is an upscale party venue that caters to girls ages 3-12. The

kids get personal spa treatments with fun activities, pastries and gummy-filled virgin cocktails. 901-605-4539. www.ifeelprettykids.com COMING SOON 7 Aloha Thai Massage is sched- uled to open in Flower Mound. The massage salon will be located in the Flower Mound Town Center shop- ping center, which is located at 2701 Cross Timbers Road, Ste. 232. Aloha has a location open in Richardson. www.alohathaimassagetx.com. 8 The DRIPBaR is scheduled to open in Flower Mound. The DRIPBaR will open at 6230 Long Prairie Road, Ste.

        

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300. It will offer IV drips for essential vitamins and nutrients. 940-222-1261. www.thedripbar.com 9 Capriotti’s is coming soon to Flower Mound, according to a town news re- lease. The sandwich shop will be located at 801 International Parkway, Ste. 530. An official open date was not available. The original restaurant opened in 1976 by a brother and sister. It brings a tradition of slow roasting whole turkeys in house every night, according to the town release. The Bobbie is the restaurant’s signature sandwich and brings Thanksgiv- ing dinner on a roll with turkey, stuffing and cranberries. www.capriottis.com 10 Doctor’s Urgent Care medical clinic is coming soon to Flower Mound. The site plans were approved during a March 7 Flower Mound Town Council meeting. The medical clinic will be located east of Long Prairie Road and north of Forest Vis- ta Drive. A website and phone number for the location are not yet available. ANNIVERSARIES 11 Aire Serv of Flower Mound is celebrating its five-year anniversa- ry this year. The business opened in February 2017. Plans for the celebra- tion have not been finalized yet. Aire Serv is located at 865 Mcgee Lane, Ste. J, Lewisville. 214-225-7229. http://aireserv.com/flowermound/ FEATURED IMPACT RENOVATIONS Walmart Supercenter in Highland Village held its grand reopening April 1 after its new renovations. The Walmart is located at 3060 Justin Road in Highland Village. The remodel includes several department transformations, according to a Walmart news release. The upgrades also include measures the company has taken to help protect customers from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are excited for Highland Village customers to visit our newly remodeled [Walmart] Supercenter that is going to make their shopping fast and easy,” store manager Lorenzo Modesto said in the news release. “These improvements will

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MAY 13 WATCHAMOVIE Highland Village will host a Movie in the Park event for the whole family. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. The movie, “Sing 2,” will begin at dark. 7-10 p.m. Free. Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village. 972-899-5131. www.highlandvillage.org/501/ Movie-in-the-Park 30 SPLASH IN SOMEWATER The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department will host the town’s Summer Splash Bash. The event for residents and nonresidents will be held to celebrate Memorial Day. It will feature activities and games. 1-5 p.m. Residents pay $4 for children and $6 for adults to enter. Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. 972-874-7275. www.ower-mound.com/ 225/Community-Activity-Center-CAC JUNE 07 AND 14 LISTEN TOMUSIC The Sounds of Lewisville concert series

started in 1991 as free summertime entertainment. The event takes place every Tuesday in June and July. Concerts feature two bands, an opening act and a headliner. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 Church St., Lewisville. 972-219-3400. https://tinyurl.com/454nn7xa 11 TAKE IN SUMMER Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Celebrate Highland Village event. The event will oer live music, food, dessert and drink vendors. A reworks show will end the night on the shores of Lewisville Lake. Proof of residency is required. 5:30 p.m. Free (admission). Copperas Branch Park, 100 Copperas Branch Road, Highland Village. 972-899-5105. https://tinyurl.com/2p9yc5pj 11 CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the Community Activity Center’s 14th birthday. For the birthday celebration, members can enjoy snacks, prizes and giveaways. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Members can attend and bring a friend for free. Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. 972-874- 7275. www.ower-mound.com/225/ Community-Activity-Center-CAC

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Fiesta Charra will be hosted by Vivid Vita Events and the city of Lewisville. The family-friendly event features several activities of a traditional Charreada, which is a rodeo of sorts that is practiced in Mexico. The schedule of events has not yet been nalized. 3-9 p.m. Free (admission). Bill Weaver Arena, 101 Parkway Drive, Lewisville. 972-219-3400. https://tinyurl.com/3zfwus33 (Courtesy Fiesta Charra)

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The Denton County Transportation Authority is updating its fare and service model. The change comes to better meet transportation needs of the public and encourage multimodal trips in Denton County, according to a DCTA news release. DCTA public transit serves High- land Village, Lewisville and Denton. The goals of the updates are to redesign the xed bus routes to better serve riders and congure the GoZone ridesharing service to better integrate with xed routes, according to the release. Fare models will also be assessed, including a at fare, a distance-based fare and a hybrid fare, according to the release. Transportation authority ocials hosted a series of public meetings to collect feedback, according to the release. Feedback will also be taken

CURRENT STEP PLANNING PHASES AND BACKGROUNDMILESTONES The Denton County Transportation Authority is getting public feedback to best serve the area’s transportation needs. It falls into the authority’s long-term planning. Initial rideshare on-demand service phase Past GoZone public involvement GoZone on-demand service launch Public involvement for fare and service mode proposals Service board adoption Approved fare and service mode launch SOURCE: DENTON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Highland Village street project continues The Highland Village 2018 Bond Streets Improvement Project Phase 4 is under construction, according to a city report. The constructor has been working on Scenic and North Clearwater drives. It has completed most of the concrete work and prepped the road base for paving. Timeline: completion by fall 2022

online at https://dctafeedback.net and by survey. Public feedback ends June 10. The public feedback comes as the DCTA works its way through its planning phases and background milestones. These phases include initial ride-hailing on-demand service, past

GoZone public involvement, GoZone on-demand service launch, and the current public involvement for fare and service model proposals phase. DCTA launched GoZone in 2021. Two more phases are slated to happen later this year: service board adoption and approved fare and service model launch.

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CITY&SCHOOLS Statewide, local races on ballot DENTONCOUNTY Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village residents will see several primary election runoffs on the May 24 ballot. Ballots will contain multiple statewide races as well as the race for District 63 state representative. Early voting runs fromMay 16-20. For polling locations and other election-related information, visit www.votedenton.gov. *Incumbent D Democrat R Republican STATEWIDE Key

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D Sandragrace Martinez Railroad commissioner R Wayne Christian* R Sarah Stogner LOCAL State representative, District 63 R Ben Bumgarner R Jeff Younger MAY 7 ELECTION RESULTS To see city and town council as well as Lewisville ISD school board election results, visit www.communityimpact.com/vote. Election results were posted after press time May 6. 4% pay increase for all campus staff 3% pay increase for all other staff 100% pay increase in the technology department over three years PAY INCREASES The Lewisville ISD board of trustees approved a series of pay increases to its staff. SOURCE: LEWISVILLE ISD/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER the middle point of a salary’s range. The increase will happen over three years. The total three-year adjust- ment equals $600,000. Five $7,500 Texas COVID-19 Learning Acceleration Supports were also approved. Board members approved a partnership with Teachers of Tomor- row to create an LISD cohort of special education teachers equaling $167,375, as well. Another budget workshop will be held in May, and Superintendent Lori Rapp said she plans to bring other salary items to the board, including an increased first-year teacher salary of $59,175.

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Lewisville ISDboard approves 4%pay increase for staff LEWISVILLE ISD The board of trustees approved a 4% pay increase for campus staff, including teachers. The unanimous approval brings pay raises from the midpoint for all campus staff, including teachers, nurses, librarians, counselors, diag- nosticians, psychologists, itinerant staff and campus paraprofessionals, according to the April 11 meeting agenda. The increase equals $11.9 million, according to the agenda. “We want to send a message to the campuses and the classrooms that we recognize how important that job is and how tough it is,” Board President Tracy Scott Miller said. “That is a position of honor.” The board also approved four other salary- and staffing-related items, including a 3% pay increase for all other staff equaling $1.7 million. The board approved a market adjustment for staff in the technol- ogy department to raise the salaries to 100% from the midpoint, which is R Ken Paxton* D Joe Jaworski D Rochelle Mercedes Garza Comptroller of Public Accounts D Janet T. Dudding D Angel Luis Vega Commissioner of the General Land Office R Tim Westley R Dawn Buckingham D Jay Kleberg

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CITY HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLAND VILLAGE The surfacing of the splash pad at Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village is deteriorating, officials said. Because of the deterioration, the splash pad will be closed for the summer season. Staff worked to prolong the life of the splash pad surface through repairs and sealing. The surface material manufacturer is experiencing a backlog. The date for delivery and installation is anticipated for the end of the summer, officials say. MEETINGSWE COVER Lewisville City Council Meets at 7 p.m. on May 16 and June 6 at 151 W. Church Street. www.cityoflewisville.com Lewisville ISD board of trustees Meets at 7 p.m. on May 17 and June 13 at 1565 W. Main St. www.lisd.net Flower Mound Town Council Meets at 6 p.m. on May 16 and June 6 at 2121 Cross Timbers Road. www.flower-mound.com Highland Village City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. on May 24 and June 14 at 1000 Highland Village Road. www.highlandvillage.org

Town Council denies warehouse proposal FLOWERMOUND Town Council denied the proposed Cross Timbers Business Park project during an April 18 meeting. The council also changed the zoning to planned development district, which would allow for retail, commercial, office space and entertainment options. “The use of warehouses in this loca- tion, in my opinion, is not acceptable,” council member Adam Schiestel said. Hundreds of people attended the meeting. About 65 people spoke against the project.

FlowerMound Town Council approves $16.6Min incentives for LakesideVillage

FLOWERMOUND The Town Council approved $16.6 million in incentives with Sunset Boulevard Partners, LLC for a hotel and office building within Lakeside Village. The Chapter 380 agreement was approved by the town council during its regular May 2 meeting. The project will include construc- tion of a hotel and office space. The site is located within the overall Lakeside DFWdevelopment, accord- ing to the agenda. The facilities will be built by Realty Capital Manage- ment. Realty Capital is the primary developer within Lakeside DFW. Sunset Boulevard Partners requested the incentives to offset the costs associated with developing the site. The costs are estimated to be more than $500million. The project should break ground in the fourth quarter of this year. “We owe the town of Flower Mound a big thank you for trusting

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Outdoor activities in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

5 Railroad Park The park, which opened in 2009, features 16 sports fields, a dog park, a skate park, three lakes for irrigation and a 1.5-mile perimeter walking and jogging trail designed to connect to the regional Trinity Trail. The original Katy Train Depot once stood 1 mile north of the park, and its railroad track just west of the park now serves the Denton County Transpor- tation Authority’s A-Train. The theme of the park embodies the deep tradition of the local rail service. Cost: Free Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. BK FS HK KY SP 1301 S. Railroad St. 972-219-5077 www.playlewisville.com/parks/park-listings/ railroad-park FLOWERMOUND 6 Heritage Park of Flower Mound This Flower Mound park has a splash pad, wildflower-themed playground, performance pavilion, disc golf course, nature overlook, pond with boardwalk and waterfall, picnic tables and multiuse trails. Cost: Free Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BK BW HK SP SW 600 Spinks Road 972-874-6000 www.flower-mound.com/1652/24388/ The park has a fishing pond, tennis courts, pic- nic tables, pavilions, grills and multiuse trails. Cost: Free Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BK FS HK SP 1850 Timber Creek Road 972-874-6000 www.flower-mound.com/2016/44224/ Leonard-Helen-Johns-Community-Park 8 Post Oak Park Post Oak Park is a bug-themed playground. It offers pavilions, picnic tables, a fishing pond, nature trails, a boardwalk, an observa- tion deck, multiuse trails and adult exercise equipment. Cost: Free Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Heritage-Park-of-Flower-Mound 7 Leonard & Helen Johns Community Park

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BK FS HK 4751 Flower Mound Road 972-874-6000 www.flower-mound.com/2025/44259/Post- Oak-Park 9 Spring Lake Park Spring Lake Park offers residents a fishing pond, picnic tables, grills, pavilions and multi- use trails. Cost: Free Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BK FS HK 4815 Windmill Lane 972-874-6000 www.flower-mound.com/2028/44267/Spring- Lake-Park 10 Twin Coves Park and Campground Twin Coves Park is located on 243 acres on the north shore of Grapevine Lake. Families can enjoy a variety of features, including a playground, pavilions, a grass volleyball court, horseshoes, nature trails, kayak rentals, a boat launch and a lake overlook area with a fire pit and seating. Cost: $10 (per vehicle) Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. BK BT CM FS HK KY SP 5001 Wichita Trail 972-874-6399 www.flower-mound.com/1394/Twin-Coves- Park-and-Campground HIGHLANDVILLAGE 11 Copperas Branch Park Copperas Branch Park is a regional park leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is located on the shoreline of Lake Lewisville. The park is approximately 75 acres and is open year-round. Cost: $10 (per vehicle/per day) Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BT SW 101 Highland Village Road www.highlandvillage.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Copperas-Branch-Park-2 12 Pilot Knoll Park Pilot Knoll Park is a park bordering Lake Lew- isville in Highland Village. This park is 65-85 acres, depending on the water level. It is avail- able for camping, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. The park has a day use area, overnight and primitive camping.

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3 Lake Park The park is over 662 acres. Lake Park is oper- ated by Lewisville on property leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is divided into four major areas, including the golf course, the athletic facilities, day-use areas and a marina. Cost: $10 (credit card only) Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. BW BT CM SP SW 600 Sandy Beach Road 972-219-3550 www.playlewisville.com/parks/park-listings/ lake-park 4 Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area The LLELA offers a variety of outdoor nature programs that feature bird watching, history and hiking on 2,600 acres. The park is open for field trips and to the general public daily along with a set schedule of events and activities. Cost: daily entry $5 (per vehicle), $20 (per van or bus with 10-25 passengers), $30 (per bus with more than 25 seats)

The park was developed in 1986 as Lewisville’s Sesquicentennial Park, which celebrated 150 years of independence for the Republic of Tex- as. The park has pavilions available for rental. Cost: Free Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. BK HK 1899 S. Edmonds Lane 972-219-3550 www.playlewisville.com/parks/park-listings/ central-park 2 East Hill Neighborhood Park East Hill Neighborhood Park is almost 22 acres in size and is one of the larger neighborhood parks in Lewisville. The uncovered picnic and covered picnic areas cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost: Free Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. BK HK 2681 Lake Ridge Road 972-219-3550 www.playlewisville.com/parks/park-listings/ east-hill-neighborhood-park

Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. BW CM FS HK KY 201 E. Jones St. 972-219-3550 www.llela.org/llela-home

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Cost: $10 (per vehicle per day) Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BT CM KY SP 218A Orchid Hill Road 940-455-2228 ww.highlandvillage.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/1 13 Unity Park Unity Park is Highland Village’s 38-acre com- munity park. Unity Park contains five softball/ baseball fields, four batting cages, four tennis courts, eight U5 soccer fields, hike and bike trails, a small pond with a fishing pier, four practice soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, a Kid’s Kastle playground structure and a dog park. Cost: Free Hours: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. BK FS HK SP 2200 Briarhill Blvd. 972-317-7430 www.highlandvillage.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Unity-Park-3 14 Village Park Village Park in Highland Village offers benches, a fishing pier, grills, picnic tables, a playground, a trail and a water fountain. Cost: Free Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. BK FS HK 3000 Saddle Brook Drive www.highlandvillage.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Village-Park-12

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Serene ute music and fresh incense ll the air at the Woodhouse Day Spa in Highland Village. The spa, though a franchise, is locally owned and operated by Yvonne Stewart. She and her two daugh- ters run the Highland Village spa along with about 24 employees to oer locals a holistic spa experience. “[The guests] just feel they can decompress,” Stewart said. “They aren’t rushing. It’s indulgent.” The Shops at Highland Village location has been open for nearly four years, and business has grown since its opening day. Stewart worked in the corporate beauty industry for years before deciding to open her own spa in her own backyard, she said. “I wanted to have a business where I didn’t travel anymore. The spa was the perfect thing,” Stewart said. “In this little community, you don’t want to go far away.” During the pandemic, business was slow and has since gotten better. Stewart attributed part of the slow business start to the lack of major highways past the location. If people do not know about The Shops at Highland Village, then they will not go, Stewart said. This means she cannot rely solely on foot trac for business and has to use marketing and local resources. One of the best resources for business has been the local chamber of commerce, she said. There, she networks and shares information on her business and services. “I love how busy we are,” she said. Stewart’s daughter Dusty Kavanagh is the general manager. She said their spa goes beyond getting people in and out of their services by focusing on a holistic approach to relaxation. The spa therapists work hard to connect with their guests, Kavanagh said. They try to remember everything and take notes on each of their guests. “They go above and beyond,” she said. “I WANTED TO HAVE A BUSINESS WHERE I DIDN’T TRAVEL ANYMORE. THE SPAWAS THE PERFECT THING. ... IN THIS LITTLE COMMUNITY, YOU DON’TWANT TO GO FAR AWAY.” YVONNE STEWART, HIGHLAND VILLAGE WOODHOUSE DAY SPA OWNER

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BY SAMANTHA DOUTY

LIVE EVENT SCHEDULE Sneaky Pete’s oers live music and events at its lakeside restaurant. Along with music, the restaurant has sand volleyball courts, a gazebo bar, a pool deck and 27 boat slips. May 15 Matt Brooks Band, 2 p.m. 22 Pool Deck Party with live DJ, 3 p.m. Lindsey, Nick and Nick Jr. Mehmeti run Sneaky Pete’s as a family. SAMANTHA DOUTYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Sneaky Pete’s has a wide array of menu options, including burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and seafood. The Club Salad comes with chicken, avocado, bacon, egg and cheese on a bed of lettuce for $12.95. Sneaky Pete’s Losing dice roll earns owner keys to restaurant N ick Mehmeti became the owner of Sneaky Pete’s after he lost a bet rolling the bet. “I lost, and I’m excited because I got the place, though for half a million dollars more.” Earl and his wife have since PHOTO COURTESY SNEAKY PETE’SCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Sneaky Pete’s 2 Eagle Point Road, Lewisville Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. www.sneakypetestx.com 02 Trivia with live DJ, 7:30 p.m. 09 Trivia with live DJ, 7:30 p.m. 12 Matt Brooks Band, 2 p.m. 26 Trivia with live DJ, 7:30 p.m. 30 Matt Brooks Band, 2 p.m. June

and a gazebo overlooking the lake. Musicians regularly play at the restaurant. Mehmeti rst discovered Sneaky Pete’s as a patron. He was in a boat on the water and saw the restaurant. There had to be about a thousand people, Mehmeti said about the summer bustle of Sneaky Pete’s. “‘Oh, this place is a fun and happening place,”’ he said about seeing the restaurant. “There were lots of happy people. I fell in love with the place.” It was months later that Mehmeti went into business with Adams. Now, Mehmeti’s family joined him in operating the business. “It found me,” he said.

dice 22 years ago. The establishment has been open for 38 years and was initially opened by Earl Adams. Adams wanted Mehmeti to go into business with him, but the two could not see eye to eye on the price, Mehmeti said. The two decided the half-a-million-dollar dierence in opinion would be settled with dice. The high roller’s price would stand. Mehmeti rolled a four—two twos. Adams rolled a four and a two. “Best roll of my life,” Mehmeti said about getting the low roll and losing

died, but the family has a repre- sentative for them in the business with Mehmeti. Sneaky Pete’s is nestled on the bank of Lewisville Lake next to Eagle Point Marina. The marina, lake and general boat trac are large economic drivers for the restaurant, Mehmeti said. On an April Friday night, the inside of the restaurant was quiet, but the porch bustled with diners and servers. The back patio has dozens of tables for meals, a swimming pool

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Lewisville Lake was once called Lake Dallas and is now operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1 1920s The city of Dallas constructed the original lake—Lake Dallas—in the 1920s for water supply. 1 1927-28 The Garza Dam was completed in 1927, and water storage began in 1928. 1 1948 The Army Corps of Engineers began construction of the Lewisville Dam in 1948. 1 1955 The lake was created by the completion of the dam in 1955 and later renamed Lewisville Lake. SOURCE: THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER History of the lake

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amazing place.” The city of Dallas uses the lake as a water source. It is also used for ood control and water conservation, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the lake. “Even though it’s Dallas’ water, it’s our name on it,” Gilmore said. “It’s a wonderful way to dierentiate the city and provide a sense of place.” Lake history The city of Dallas originally con- structed the lake, which was for- merly called Lake Dallas, in the 1920s, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake was created by the com- pletion of the Lewisville Dam in 1955 and later renamed Lewisville Lake, according to the Army Corps. The lake opened for recreational use in 1956, Kunke said. By 1958, marinas were added, and boat manufacturers started to pop up, soon becoming one of the city’s big- gest employers, Kunke said. “A new Lewisville economy began to form because of the lake,” Kunke said. “It drew in people from all around North Texas.” That economy aected all sectors, including grocery, restaurants and retail, he said. Marinas are also an important eco- nomic driver because they store boats on the lake, Kunke said. Two marinas are located in Lewisville city limits— Eagle Point Marina, which is operated by the city, and Pier 121, which is pri- vately operated by Safe Harbor. Three other marinas are located outside the city. All of them operate with leases through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers operates and maintains Lew- isville Lake, Lead Natural Resource

Five marinas are located on Lewisville Lake. Two of those marinas are within Lewisville city limits with Eagle Point operated by the city. CC Cottonwood Creek Marina 900 Lobo Lane, Little Elm EP Eagle Point Marina 1 Eagle Point Road, Lewisville HC Hidden Cove Park and Marina 20400 Hackberry Park Creek Road, The Colony LV LakeviewMarina 300 Marina Drive, Lake Dallas SH Safe Harbor Pier 121 1481 East Hill Park Road, Lewisville

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Specialist Nick Wilson said in an email. “We ensure the dam, facilities and other infrastructure is maintained and operated so the missions of the reser- voir serve the people of Texas,” he said. The lease of facilities by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are consid- ered real estate transactions, Wilson said. Funds generated through lease activities are deposited into the U.S. Treasury. Tourismand recreation As people visit Lewisville, many stay at hotels, which generates hotel

occupancy tax funds for the city and state, Kunke said. The city’s Lake Park and Tower Bay Park serve as key entry points. The two parks are operated by the city. In 2021, Lake Park and Tower Bay Park saw about 59,256 cars go through toll booths, Parks and Recreation Director Stacie Anaya said. To enter either park, people must purchase a day pass for $10 or an annual pass for $25-$65, depending on age and resi- dent status. Lewisville residents can purchase an annual pass for $40 while nonresidents must pay $65. In 2021, revenue from both park

entries was $380,681. In 2020 the parks saw $421,324. This revenue goes into the city of Lewisville’s general fund, Anaya said. The parks, Anaya said, are great for people who do not have boat slips but still want lake access. The parks also oer a number of other amenities, such as camping. Lewisville sees anywhere between 11,000-14,000 RV campsite stays a year, Anaya said. In 2020, the parks saw 11,988 camp stays and 13,679 in 2021. “During the pandemic, what we saw was a lot more people coming out

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Points on the map indicate the locations of the parks listed below. Various amenities available at parks are specied next to park names.

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1 Arrowhead Park BR AY $$ 2 Big Sandy Ramp BR AY FREE 3 Crescent Oaks BR AY $$ 4 Copperas Branch Park BR AY $$ 5 Cottonwood Park AY FREE 6 Doe Branch BR FREE

7 East Hill Park BR AY $$ 8 Eastvale Park BR AY $$ 9 Hidden Cove Park BR AY $$ 10 Lewisville City Park BR AY $$ 11 Little Elm Park BR AY $$ 12 Pilot Knoll BR AY $$

13 Point Vista BR AY $$ 14 Stewart’s Creek Park BR AY $$ 15 Sycamore Bend Park BR AY $$ 16 Tower Bay BR AY $$ 17 Westlake Park BR AY $$

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Do not overload boats.

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in the middle of the week,” she said. “That summer [in 2020], every week- end was like a holiday weekend.” Camping and park entries fluctu- ate, though, depending on flooding, Anaya said. One of Lewisville Lake’s main purposes is to manage flood- ing in years with heavier rainfall, which means Lake Park tends to be underwater. Many businesses, such as Sneaky Pete’s, take advantage of the lake oerings. Sneaky Pete’s is a restau- rant that is located on the shores of Lewisville Lake. “We have people that come from all

On the east side of I-35E is a project called The Lake District, which is in negotiations with the Army Corps of Engineers for Phase 1, which includes the master plan for that area, Lewis- ville Economic Development Director Marichelle Samples said. That process will take 18-24 months and require approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On the west side of I-35E, the North- ern Gateway development is in the works after being approved by City Council in 2021, Lewisville’s Eco- nomic Development Manager Chris- tina Williams said.

over the U.S. that are attracted by the lake,” the restaurant’s director of oper- ations Lindsey Mehmeti said. “Sum- mer is our busiest season with the warmer weather and lake attraction. It is kicked o by Memorial Day week- end. Families, boaters [and] groups all come out during the summer.” During the o season, Sneaky Pete’s relies on its banquet rooms and pri- vate event bookings, Mehmeti said. Economic development Developments also continue to be built along andaround the lake because of the natural amenities it oers.

That mixed-use project includes constructing more than 1,000 resi- dential units, she said. “It’s denitely a very exciting proj- ect,” Williams said. Economic development is a large part of the lake, Samples said. It is important that tourism, recreation and development work hand-in-hand. “Economic development is entwined with everything that goes on in that area,” she said.

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