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Coyote Drive-In theater coming to Lewisville

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Denton Record Chronicle on Jan. 16, 2015 Harold Robinson opened the single-screen Town and Country, previously known as The Rancho Drive-In, in the summer of 1948. It was the first of its kind for Denton County, and the last. The drive-in closed permanently in

Mix of optimism and speculation swirling around future of Vista Ridge Mall

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Dallas Morning News on March 26, 2015 Some Vista Ridge Mall tenants remain optimistic about the future in spite of the mall’s recent difficulties. “We’re doing really well right now, so it’s kind of weird that the mall isn’t,” said John Yates, the manager at

Educator’s ‘laser focus’ helps him secure Lewisville ISD superintendent’s post

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Dallas Morning News on April 30, 2015 First, let’s set the scene. It’s last Monday night. The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees meeting room fills with more than 200 people attending a special meeting. On the agenda is an announcement about who will become

Flower Mound teen dies in go-kart accident

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Denton Record-Chronicle on July 22, 2014 Kierstin Eaddy met everything with passion. She had a passion for track and field, Girl Scouts, horses and helping others. The Flower Mound teenager also had a passion for racing go-karts and was thrilled to participate in a

DATCU credit union breaks ground on new branch

By ADAM SCHRADER Originally published in The Denton Record-Chronicle on Oct. 27, 2014 DATCU, a full-service credit union, held a ceremony this month to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new location at the corner of Briarhill Boulevard and FM407. Holly Johnson, the current assistant manager of DATCU’s Lewisville location, will

Accidental Asian fusion

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Denton Record-Chronicle on Aug. 10, 2014 This fall, whether it’s after a late night of studying or a night on the town, University of North Texas students and Fry Street loyalists will have some new places to grab a bite and a pack of cigarettes.

Native Lewisville filmmakers release dark comedy ‘Hello Gangster’ on Amazon

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Lewisville Texan Journal on Jun 17, 2016 A band of friends has been filmmaking for more than 15 years. For the first time, one film, “Hello Gangster,” was screened at a movie theater and distributed for sale. The 82-minute dark comedy was completed with five

Instruments inspire career

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Denton Record-Chronicle on June 4, 2014 CROSS ROADS — It’s easy to miss the asphalt driveway to the Luthier Shop. The beautiful two-story converted barn is neatly tucked behind a white picket fence in this small community a few miles south of Aubrey. Though there

Shop dabbles in everything

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Denton Record-Chronicle on July 6, 2014 SANGER — Barry Durham pulls up to Findings: A Little Bit of Everything in his white pickup to unload some new cargo for the shop he co-owns with his wife, Joanna. She stands in the children’s section near the register

Harlem building blaze that killed veteran firefighter may have been sparked by boiler

By THOMAS TRACY, ADAM SCHRADER and LARRY MCSHANE Published in the New York Daily News on March 24, 2018 A balky basement boiler emerged Saturday as the possible cause for a five-alarm fire that killed an FDNY veteran trapped inside a burning Harlem building. The boiler was repaired in the days before

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