Lewisville - Flower Mound - Highland Village | June 2021

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Towering tribute City set to demolish iconic water tower featuring Fighting Farmers mascot

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Lewisville High School’s Fighting Farmers mas- cot has adorned the water tower in the heart of the city for nearly 50 years. But the decommissioning of the 170-foot-tall tower earlier this year from the water system meant the city could no longer tap its utility fund for maintenance. More than a year ago, the city established a work- ing group to consider what to do with the tower. But the group’s preferred option to keep the iconic land- mark proved too costly. Repainting and refurbishing the water tower that features Fighting Farmer Big John comes with an estimated price tag of $722,000, according to the city. Fundraising eorts have been slow to catch on. So city ocials are moving ahead with plans to demol- ish the tower and instead incorporate the mascot

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The water tower at I35E and Main Street is no longer connected to the city’s utility system. (Courtesy Molly Michaels Copeland)

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Since 2017, Midwestern State Uni- versity’s Flower Mound campus has provided accelerated and dual enroll- ment programs to help nurses earn advanced degrees. The school’s bachelor of science in nursing program saw 27 students grad- uate this past spring and is projected to

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NOWOPEN 1 Safe Splash/Swim Labs is now open at 1050 Flower Mound Road, Ste. 250, Flower Mound. The franchise will hold a grand opening June 19. Safe Splash oers swimming lessons for anyone age 6 months old and older. It also provides special needs classes and more challeng- ing lessons to advanced swimmers. 469-581-2155. www.safesplash.com 2 The Queen’s Parlor Boutique hosted its grand opening on April 3 in the upper level of Music City Mall Lewisville, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 2304. The boutique sells women’s apparel and

3 Zalat Pizza is set to open a new location on June 14 at 5801 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 690, Flower Mound, as of press time June 11. The new location will serve only takeout orders made through the Zalat website or third-party apps. The restaurant oers traditional pizzas such as its Pepperoni Masterclass as well as unique oerings, such as Nashville Hot Chicken & Pickles, Pho Shizzle, Elote and The OG. Hours of operation will be 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 469-539-0420 www.zalatpizza.com COMING SOON 4 Stretch Lab expects to open its new Flower Mound location at 2701 Cross

Timbers Road, Ste. 286, in mid-June. The business oers one-on-one stretching for people over 10 years old. Classes range from 25 to 50 minutes and are custom- ized to clients. Customers also undergo a physical evaluation when registering for the program. 469-208-5252. www.stretchlab.com 5 Flurry’s Market + Provisions is slated to open in Flower Mound this fall at 2608 Long Prairie Road. Flurry’s is a Texas meat market with a Louisiana air that oers fresh seafood alongside quality steaks. The storefront will also feature a boutique gift shop with souvenirs and will also act as a bistro, serving up hot food from 11 a.m-3 p.m. http://urrysmarket.com 6 Crumbl Cookies will be baking up

batches of cookies at its new location in Flower Mound at 2550 Cross Timbers Road, Ste. 108, at the end of August. Crumbl Cookies has a weekly rotating menu of four uncommon cookie varieties, such as churro, berry crunch and German chocolate cake to supplement cookie classics such as sugar and chocolate chip as well as half-pints of ice cream. Items are available for curbside pickup or home delivery. www.crumblcookies.com 7 Hidden Gems Boutique & Gift Shop will hold a grand opening July 22 in The Shops of Highland Village at 1400 Shoal Creek, Ste. 120. The Highland Village shop oers a selection of gifts, from candles to cornhole boards, as well as women’s clothing. 940-455-6900. www.hiddengemsgifts.com

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FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN Wicked BOLD Vegan Kitchen held a soft opening the weekend of June 12 at 3347 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. The restaurant oers plant-based charcuterie boards and nonalcoholic cocktails. They also produce and sell the Wicked Bold chocolates that gave the business its start. 239-940-0764. www.wickedbold.com 8 Macy’s expects to start construction on the vacant Stein Mart location at 6101 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound on Aug. 2, according to a state ling. The project will run until Sept. 6 and involve a total remodeling of the building at an estimated cost of $812,472, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The type of Macy’s store that will occupy the space is not known. www.macys.com 9 Clean Eatz expects to open its rst Texas location in mid-August at 2201 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, according to the owners. Clean Eatz is a healthy restaurant that oers weekly meal plans and takeout meals. 972-359-3289. www.cleaneatz.com RELOCATIONS 10 Arteriors has moved to its new 335,500-square-foot oce and ware- house at 1901 Midway Road, Lewisville, and has been fully open to all Arteriors’ 150-plus Dallas-based employees since June 1. The home furnishing and lighting specialist has roots in the Dallas design district, and outlet locations in Plano and Dallas with a warehouse location in Carrollton. 972-519-0518. www.arteriorshome.com 11 Boi Na Braza will be coming to Flower Mound’s Riverwalk development in the near future, though a date has not yet been set. The Brazilian steak and ne dining establishment at 4400 River Walk Drive will replace the Grapevine location, which closed after 20 years. Patrons will be served the churrascaria

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style of barbecue in a 5,500-square-foot location. www.boinabraza.com ANNIVERSARIES 12 MD Pediatric celebrated its 30th an- niversary with a carnival bash June 4 at its Flower Mound location at 2560 Cen- tral Park Ave. MD Pediatric Associates is a medical practice with a sister clinic in Coppell. MDPA oers a wide range of services, from wellness visits and rou- tine vaccines, to specialized care such as asthma management, diabetes care and ADHD treatment. 972-420-1475. http://MDpedi.com 13 Troy Cuts has been cutting hair at its Lewisville location at 1940 Justin Road, Ste. 106, for 20 years as of this January. With more than 40 years of ex- perience shared among its barbers, Troy Cuts oers a family-friendly atmosphere with specialists in all types of hair. There is also a second Troy Cuts location in Denton. 972-966-1388. http://troycuts.com RENOVATION 14 Flower Mound’s Neighborhood Walmart , located at 2800 Flower Mound Road, is undergoing a 10-week reno- vation project, according to the store manager. The store will expand its deli meats and cheese selection and extend the bakery. The Neighborhood Walmart will remain open throughout the renova- tions, which are expected to be complet- ed in mid-August. 972-538-0355. www.walmart.com

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JUNE 16 AND EVERY THIRDWEDNESDAY OF EACHMONTH FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARKS: RIGHTEOUS BBQAT THRIVE Righteous BBQ teams up with Thrive to serve barbecue creations, such as loaded mac and cheese, barbecue quesadillas and barbecue sandwiches. 3-8 p.m. Free. Thrive, 1950 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. 469-635-5300. http://tinyurl.com/thrivebbq 19 JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL Presented by the Calling All Queens Network, this festival commemorates Juneteenth with food, a DJ, a car show, a fashion show, vendors and children’s activities. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Music City Mall Lewisville, near entrance 5, 2401 I-35E, Lewisville. 972-315-3641. http://tinyurl.com/queensjuneteenth 19 DAD JOKES: AN EVENING OF STANDUP COMEDY Comedians Aaron Aryanpur, Daryl Felsberg, Brandon Davidson and Tyler Elliott will tell jokes about fatherhood. 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for tier one, $20 for table seats. Table seats are sold in groups of four. Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. 972-219-8478. www.mclgrand.com

DFW’S 1ST SOUTHASIAN FOOD FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BINDAAS A wide range of cuisines will be oered from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Noon-8 p.m. Free. DEW Event Center in Music City Mall, 2401 I-35E, Lewisville. 972-874-6000. http://tinyurl.com/SAFoodFest 25 AND JULY 30 DIVEINMOVIE Participants can watch a movie at the Community Activity Center pool. 7 p.m. Children age 10 and older do not need a chaperone. Free. 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. http://ower-mound.com /112/Special-Events 26 SELENA TRIBUTE CONCERT This concert celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla. Featuring Austin- based Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda, among others, the event is presented by the Mexican American Music Association. 4-6 p.m. Free. Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville. 972-315-3641. http://tinyurl.com/lewselena JULY 01 BEAT ROOT REVIVAL AND PAT BYRNE Beat Root Revival is Ben Jones from Kent,

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Independence Fest includes live music featuring Le Freak, a headline act by the Josh Abbott Band, concessions, a children’s zone presented by CoServ, exhibitors and a reworks show presented by McDonalds. 5-10:30 p.m. Evening program, reworks show and o-site parking are free. Bakerseld Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound. 972-874-6300. http://ower-mound.com/731/Independence-Fest (Courtesy town of Flower Mound)

17 DUCKY DERBY Participants can decorate a rubber duck and race it in the lazy river for prizes. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Ducks cost another $3. Sun Valley Aquatic Center, 801 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. 972-219-5062. http://tinyurl.com/lewisvilleducky

England, and Andrea Magee from Belfast, Ireland. They perform a mix of folk, rock, country and Irish music. Pat Byrne is an Irish singer-songwriter who spends time between Austin and Ireland. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. 972-219-8478. www.mclgrand.com

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TRANSPORTATION DCTAfeedback sought onnew GoZoneservice

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The proposed GoZone on-demand service allows riders to request trips in real time using a mobile app. The agency will use a eet of vans to pick up and drop o riders at virtual stops within each zone. Passengers will not be able to ride from one zone to the other. Other forms of public transportation will be used between zones.

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A proposed GoZone on-demand rideshare service will replace most of Denton County Transportation Authority’s Connect Bus xed-route services and current on-demand zones by September. In some cases, the proposed service will extend beyond the agency’s current service structure. The service will also expand service to 365 days a year. The new service will replace the Highland Village Lyft Discount program as well as all xed bus routes in Denton and Lewisville, except Denton Connect Routes 3 and 7. Other demand services transitioning the agency to a majority on-demand service model will also be replaced. GoZone functions through a new

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mobile app from service provider River North Via. Passengers will have to create an account on the new app to purchase tickets for many of DCTA’s services, including GoZone. Passengers who don’t have access to a smartphone can book trips over

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News from Lewisville, Flower Mound & Highland Village

CITY HIGHLIGHTS LEWISVILLE Healthier urban forests were in mind when the city OK’d an agreement June 7 to employ an environmental services rm to combat invasive species in the wooded areas along Prairie Creek. In 2018, concerned residents living along the creek began contacting the city regarding thinning trees and brush along the Lewisville greenbelt. Invasive plants were eventually found Solutions has been selected to manage the Prairie Creek and Urban Forest Greenbelt area. The rm will also provide a 10-year management plan for the area. FLOWERMOUND The Town Council voted on June 10 to appoint Adam Schiestel to the vacant Place 1 seat. to be the primary culprit. Integrated Environmental He will serve the remainder of the term for former council member Jim Pierson, who resigned last month. Schiestel was set to be sworn into oce at the June 15 council meeting along with the new mayor, Derek France. Schiestel, who has served on the planning and zoning commission since 2019, resigned from his position prior to the appointment. He also served on the town’s transportation commission from 2018-19. He was one of 13 applicants interviewed by the council for the seat. The Place 1 seat will be up for election once again on May 7, 2022. HIGHLAND VILLAGE The city of Highland Village was recognized by Safewise as the 10th safest city in Texas for 2021. Safewise uses FBI crime statistics and census data in its determination. The state saw a slight increase in violent and property crime this year, from 4.1 to 4.2 incidents per 1,000 people. The property crime rate rose by nearly 1% from 23.7 to 23.9 incidents per 1,000 people. MEETINGSWE COVER Lewisville City Council meets at 7 p.m. June 21, July 12 and July 19 at 151 W. Church St. www.cityoewisville.com Lewisville ISD board of trustees meets next at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at 1565A W. Main St., Lewisville. www.lisd.net Flower Mound Town Council meets at 6 p.m. June 21 and July 19 at 2121 Cross Timbers Road. www.ower-mound.com Highland Village City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. June 22 and July 13 at 1000 Highland Village Road. www.highlandvillage.org

FlowerMound’s newmayor Derek France sets priorities

FLOWERMOUND It is with a businessman’s mindset that Derek France said he plans on approaching his new position as mayor. France secured that win in a June 5 runo election. While he is going through orientation, he said he has an idea of what is needed rst, including lling long-open positions, such as the city manager and eco- nomic development coordinator. “We need to focus on getting the sta for the town,” France said. “If we don’t have a full sta, are we really providing the services that our residents, homeowners and busi- nesses need? I think that’s critical.” He said this election has taught him just how involved residents are and the diversity of views they have. “Our residents are very passionate about what they see as the future of our town,” France said. “I’ve learned that the perspectives of our residents are typically related to where they live. We have dierent types of communities within our town.”

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Reaching out to those communities is important, and communication and transparency are among his top priorities as mayor, he said. France also said he would like to explore more avenues of communication. France said he is also interested in bringing back events, such as Lunch with the Mayor or establishing new ones, such as Dinner with Derek. Such community outreach events can help educate citizens about the role of local government, he said. “There are a lot of residents that don’t understand how the town functions,” he said.

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City approves NackDevelopment deal LEWISVILLE The city approved an economic agreement May 12 with Nack Development for its rst project at the northeast corner of Main and Charles streets in Old Town. “We pride ourselves on creating a The rst oor of the proposed project will consist of commercial space, the second oor will include oce space, and the third oor will be an events space. RENDERINGS COURTESY NACK DEVELOPMENT said. The second oor is planned for oce space, while the third oor is planned to be an event space. The project includes public restrooms facing the adjacent Ferguson Plaza. Nack will break ground between October and December, and it will be a 12-month build.

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COMPARING COUNTY HEALTH

COMBATING COVID19

These rankings are updated annually but include data from previous years. There are other factors included that are not listed.

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Here is a breakdown of coronavirus vaccination data as of June 8.

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HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Information on local facilities in Lewisville, Flower Mound & Highland Village

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1 Medical City Lewisville 500 W. Main St., Lewisville 9724201000 www.medicalcitylewsiville.com • Trauma level: III • NICU level: III

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• Total number of employees: 762 employees and 1,009 physicians • Number of beds: 186 2 Texas Health Presbyterian 4400 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound 4693227000 www.texashealthowermound.com • Trauma level: not rated • NICU level: II • Total number of employees: more than 500 physicians and more than 700 employees • Number of beds: 99 URGENT CARE CENTERS 3 CareNow Urgent Care-Lewisville 1559 W. Main St., Lewisville 9724360333 www.carenow.com 4 Concentra Urgent Care 2403 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 103, Lewisville 9728292999 www.concentra.com/patients/urgent-care

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5 Lakepointe Urgent Care 713 Hebron Parkway, Ste. 220, Lewisville 9723158588 www.johnlauniusmd.com 6 Medical City Children’s Urgent Care 2701 Cross Timbers Road, Ste. 232, Flower Mound 4695490300 www.medicalcityurgentcare.com 7 Preferred Pediatrics Urgent Care for Kids 2540 Justin Road, Ste. 187, Highland Village 9723180030 www.pp-urgentcare4kids.com 8 PrimaCare Urgent Care-Lewisville 540 Surf St., Lewisville 9724209900 www.pmc.nextcare.com

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9 SignatureCare ER 1596 W. Main St., Lewisville 9728294862 www.ercare24.com/lewisville 10 Texas Health Adult Care and Urgent Care 751 Hebron Parkway, Ste. 100, Lewisville

9724592386 www.Texashealth.org 11 Today Clinic Urgent Care 1318 W . Main St., Lewisville 2142220781 www.todayclinic.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Regional nonprot InterLink partners with local career and techical education programs to forecast employment recovery and growth. Below is its list of some of the most in-demand health care jobs in the North Central Texas Region and their salary ranges.

DEGREES IN DEMAND

worst nursing shortage in the country, according to a June 9 statement from more than a dozen nurs- ing groups in the state. Universities are not the only ones helping to train more nurses. Med- ical City Lewisville, for example, oers an array of education assistance pro- grams, including tuition reimbursement, cer- tication support and student loan forgiveness. “Nursing is a

Nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree are more in demand, according to data on magnet hospitals nationwide. Magnet hospitals are those certied by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting the gold standard of nursing practices. Medical City Lewisville is among those certied magnet facilities. This breakdown shows the education level of clinical nurses at magnet hospitals nationwide.

Job title

Starting Pay: Experienced

POST HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATION

$24,937 $44,114 $26,555 $69,613 $21,129 $37,994 $40,133 $67,701

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Medical Assistants

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

65.1% Bachelor of Science in nursing 25.9% Associate degree in nursing 4.5% only a high school diploma 4.5% have a master’s or graduate degree

Nursing Assistants

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huge focus for us,” said Tanya Nguyen Gandy, director of com- munity and public relations at Medical City Lewisville. “We have several dierent career pathway programs that can assist registered nurses to gain their BSN.” Advanced degree in demand A survey from the American Asso- ciation of Colleges of Nursing found that 41% of hospitals and other healthcare facilities require newnurs- ing hires to have a bachelor’s degree. “The Institute of Medicine has always requested more of the work- force to be master’s and doctorally prepared,” said Dr. Christy Bowen, director for MSU’s registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in nursing pro- gram. “I thought, ‘How can we at MSU bridge this gap?’” The answer, she said, has been dual enrollment and accelerated courses. These courses allow students to acquire their BSN in fewer semesters

$46,898

$22,429

Pharmacy Technicians

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

$31,245 $82,255 Medical Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

$48,414 $79,423 $30,387 $47,524

Radiologic Technologists

Respiratory Therapists

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

and, in some cases, at the same time as they are acquiring an associate degree. “I wish so much that this had been an option when I was a practicing RN and had to get my bachelor’s,” she said. “I had to graduate and start from scratch, and it took another year.” By producing more students with bachelor’s degrees at a fast pace, hos- pitals have a larger pool of nurses to choose from, she said. MSU is a public university based out of Wichita Falls and has a campus in Flower Mound. The two-story building opened in June 2018. To apply for admission, visit www.msutexas.biz/admissions/apply. SOURCE: AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER GET STARTED

$53,543 $100,076

Registered Nurses

MASTER’S DEGREE

$25,184 $66,964

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

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Flexibility is key for students Many students are entering the profession as a second career, MSU assistant nursing professor Tanya Rose said. Making the program acces- sible to those students is a must. “Progress in our program is designed to be accessible and to be completed by working students,” Rose said. “We design our programs so that deadlines, the speed of it, is something that our

students can handle.” Sarah Kittrell is a patient care tech- nician at Cook Children’s Hospital, where she says there is a constant shortage of nurses. She is work- ing toward her bachelor’s degree through the dual enrollment pro- gram at Weatherford College and MSU while holding down a job and raising a family. “A lot of programs won’t let you

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start at the same time,” Kittrell said. “You have to wait until you graduate from your [associate degree in nurs- ing] to get started. That’s what is so great about this. In essence, I’ll be nished two months after I graduate from my program.” The exibility of accelerated pro- grams was also a boon, she said. Andrea Inman is set to gradu- ate this August from MSU with her bachelor’s degree. She also works full-time as a nurse at an emergency room and has three children at home. She said she likes the classes MSU oers because they are exible and allow her to juggle work with school. “Right now, I’m doing online classes,” Inman said. “The professors are involved and have an open-door policy. I could go up any time if I had questions.” At Medical City Lewisville, nurses are supported as they pursue advanced degrees through partners, such as MSU, Gandy said. Medical City also oers the Texas 2-Step Nursing Pathway, a program that provides employees in associ- ate degree nursing programs with

nancial aid. They cover tuition, fees, books and uniforms up front in exchange for a two-year commit- ment to work full-time as a registered nurse. “We’ve actually worked closely with several schools in the area, including MSU, to create a pipeline of talent for some of these ancillary roles,” Gandy said. If nurses don’t have a bachelor’s degree, hospitals will often require them to go through a residency pro- gram, which can last up to two years and requires they get their degree, Bowen said. Accelerated programs help students skip that phase and make them more employable. “This just lets the students be more marketable for those job openings and to get that dream job they’ve wanted that they suered through school for so long,” Bowen said. “Now they get to practice, get that coveted spot, and they have the degree to back it.”

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BUSINESS FEATURE

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Cecil Dalton owns the funeral homes in Flower Mound and Lewisville. KAUSHIKI ROYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

The Flower Mound Family Funeral Home includes an in-house orist.

This Dalton and Son ambulance was in service during the late 1960s and 1970s. COURTESY DALTON & SON

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Dalton&Son Funeral Home Family business in Flower Mound, Lewisville delivers a personal touch I n an industry where nearly 11% of funeral homes in the U.S. were owned by publicly traded younger Cecil Dalton is a life-long resident of Lewisville. He graduated from Lewisville High School in 1985 and from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1986. He became a licensed funeral director in 1987.

Dalton&Son Funeral Home A Dalton & Son Funeral Home 1550 N. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville 972-436-6511 www.daltonandson.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Closed Sunday B Flower Mound Family Funeral Home 3550 Firewheel Drive, Flower Mound 972-436-6513 www.daltonandson.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Closed Sunday

funeral home from them before I even started [the Flower Mound] location, and they told me, ‘No,” Dalton said. “The stock market had crashed, and now they had to start selling o some assets to pay down debt. That’s how I ended up with two funeral homes.” That family touch that comes from a smaller funeral home matters, he said. With corporate funeral homes, people meet with somebody one day, but come back the next day to someone dierent. At the funeral itself, there is someone dierent all over again. “With a family business there’s a through line that’s important,” Dalton said. “Especially the family touch in general is so much more important than people realize. Are you going to get better service out of a family-owned funeral home than your average corporate? Yeah.”

corporations as of 2019, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, Dalton & Son Funeral Home is providing the personalized touch of a three-generation-old fam- ily-owned and -operated business. The original Dalton & Son Funeral Home opened in 1969 with Cecil Dalton and his son Bill Dalton at the helm. It oered complete funeral and ambulance services, which was common in the 1960s and 1970s. It was even equipped with a resuscita- tor, oxygen and a two-way radio. Nowadays, the ambulance is gone, but the full in-house service remains, frommortuary service to embalming to cremation. Dalton & Son has been handed down to its third generation. Son of Bill and grandson to Cecil Dalton, the

“I worked for my dad, but then he sold the business to a big corporation in Dallas,” he said. “I worked for them for about six, seven years and decided I didn’t want the corporate life, so I came out here.” In 2003, Dalton opened Flower Mound Family Funeral Home. It features a large, low replace in the lobby. The goal is to make the funeral home feel like a real home, the website said. But a year after he opened the new location, the corporation that owned the original Dalton & Son funeral home came to Dalton looking to sell. “I had actually tried to buy the

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