Here are five recent stories and updates from the city of Lewisville.

1. Solid waste, recycling rates increase for Castle Hills residents

Community Waste Disposal’s new cost of service rates for Castle Hills residents went into effect Oct. 1.

The average resident will see a monthly increase of $2.69 on their utility bill, which is an 11.8% increase from the previous year, city officials said.

Lewisville City Council discussed new solid waste and recycling service options for Castle Hills in September. City staff and council favored switching to a citywide even distribution reroute with Republic Services, which serves legacy Lewisville, the area outside of Castle Hills.

City staff is anticipating direction on next steps by the end of October, Environmental Quality Manager Jason Hunt said. Service changes, if any, would take effect after Community Waste Disposal’s contract with Lewisville ends in April.

2. Redevelopment project to bring multifamily housing to Lewisville

A pair of properties located along SH 121 Business will be redeveloped into a multifamily housing community.

Council approved a zone change request to redevelop salvage yards into a multifamily development to be located at 1910 and 1914 E. SH 121 Business.

The development will have three four-story buildings and 251 total residential units. Live-work units will be located on the ground floor facing SH 121 Business.

3. Early voting begins for local bond elections

Early voting began Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 3. Local items include:
  • A $1.23 billion bond and voter-approval tax rate election, or VATRE. There are seven total propositions, including the VATRE. The bond aims to address districtwide maintenance, repair and renovation needs; safety and security; technology upgrades; and athletic projects.
  • A $27 million bond to update levee and flood facilities in Denton County. Per county officials, the bond will go toward fixing structural and storm drainage issues to levee and flood control facilities in Denton County Levee Improvement District No. 1, which consists of Southern Denton County and parts of northern Dallas County.
Voters will also find 14 propositions to amend the state constitution.

4. Pathfinder Sports to bring cricket sports facility to Lewisville

Pathfinder Sports is expected to open a 19,200-square-foot sports facility located near the southern end of Barfknecht Lane, approximately 1,540 feet south of Midway Road.

The property will also have an outdoor practice field on the property’s east side to mitigate sound and light impacts.

An opening date has not yet been announced.

5. Denton County mandatory burn ban lifted

Denton County's burn ban was lifted Oct. 25 after a countywide ban was issued three months earlier.

Residents can only burn on a day that has been determined to be a good burn day, according to county officials.

The burn day status is determined every day between 8-9 a.m. Residents are encouraged to check with local authorities for more information on burning in Lewisville.