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Indecent Exposure Case Under Investigation
The Flower Mound Police Department is looking for information related to a suspect who exposed himself to a juvenile female on July 11 around 3 p.m. in the 3800 block of S. Sterling Parkway in Wellington.

The suspect is described as white male in his forties, brown hair with a receding hair line and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark polo style shirt with white stripes, khaki pants and a gold colored wrist watch.

The suspect vehicle was a late model gold colored four door sedan, possibly a Toyota or a Lexus. The vehicle has tinted windows and a tan or light colored interior.

The Flower Mound Police Department had a similar exposure report on Sept. 12, 2011, in close proximity to this incident in which an adult male exposed himself to a juvenile female. In that incident, the suspect was described as a white male in his thirties with brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants and a Texas Rangers baseball cap. The vehicle in 2011 was described as a black BMW with a pink and black child car seat.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Flower Mound Police Department at 972-539-0525 or their anonymous crime tip line at 972-874-3307.

Town Warns of Utility Bill Scam
The Flower Mound Police Department would like to ensure residents are aware of a new nationwide identity theft scam claiming Americans can receive federal financial assistance for utility bill costs.

According to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, scammers are using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls, and text messages to contact customers, claiming a new federal program established by President Obama’s Administration is providing free utility bill payment credits or offering to apply payments on customers’ behalf.

To take advantage of the fictitious program, utility customers are told they must provide their Social Security number and their bank routing number. Victims who provide this sensitive personal information are given a so-called “Federal Reserve Bank routing number” to pay their utility bills.

In truth, there is no such program and no payments are ever applied to the customers’ accounts. For more information about this scam, visit the website of the Texas Attorney General at www.oag.state.tx.us and click on “News Releases” under the “Home” menu.

QR Code Implementation Allows Restaurant-Goers to View Food Scores
In order to provide a fast and convenient way to access local restaurant food health inspection scores, the Flower Mound Environmental Health Services Division has implemented a QR Code on all health permits.

By policy, a dining establishment’s health permit must be displayed in a public area accessible to patrons.

Restaurant-goers can scan the QR Code with their Smart Phones, which will direct them to the Town’s food inspections score page. From there, customers can access the current food inspection scores. Users must have Adobe Reader to view the scores.

For more information, contact the Environmental Health Services at 972.874.6340 or at environmentalservices@flower-mound.com.

Town Receives Grant to Install Solar Compacting Recycling Containers
The Town of Flower Mound will become a little bit greener, with the help of a $77,500 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).

The grant will allow the Town to purchase 20 solar compacting recycling containers, which will be placed at 11 locations throughout the community, including Bakersfield and Gerault Parks.

The containers will consume zero energy by operating solely on solar power to compact the recycling material. By compacting recyclables, the containers will need to be emptied 80 percent less frequently, ultimately saving fuel and CO2 emissions. The containers will also hold up to 35 pounds of material, compared to the average recycling container without compaction abilities, which can hold 5 to 7 pounds of recyclables.

An additional benefit of the containers is the opportunity to provide public education about recycling on the exterior of each unit. For more information about the Town’s recycling program through Waste Management of Texas, visit http://www.flower-mound.com/index.aspx?NID=592.

Support the Fort: Residents Have Opportunity to Become Part of History
In September, volunteers from the community will construct the Town’s first community built playground, Fort Wildflower.

The playground is designed for children of all abilities and will be located in The Heritage Park of Flower Mound, the Town’s upcoming signature park located at the northwest corner of Garden Ridge Boulevard and Spinks Road.

Residents have the opportunity to become a permanent part of the Fort Wildflower Playground by purchasing a personalized item for display at the playground.

Personalized bricks, which will be located toward the playground entryway, are $100 and pickets are $50 and will enclose the play area. Buy one for yourself, your family members, or honor a special friend or teacher.

To volunteer or for more information about how to “support the fort,” please visit www.fortwildflower.com.

Youth Fire Camp Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Fire Department
The Flower Mound Fire Department will host Youth Fire Camp from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 13–16 at Central Fire Station, 3838 Forums Drive.

The program is open to Flower Mound youngsters who will enter seventh- or eighth-grade in the fall.

While at camp, participants will learn about the history of the department, emergency medical services, fire investigation, firefighter equipment and vehicles, and more in addition to touring all the fire stations.

Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register for the camp, call 972.874.6270 or visit Central Fire Station, 3838 Forums Drive.

Kick-Off Summer with a Good Book
The popular Summer Reading Programs at the Flower Mound Public Library are back for all ages to enjoy through July 31.

Children 4-years-old through fifth-grade can keep track of their daily reading when they participate in “Get a Clue @ The Library.” For every seven days of reading, kids win a prize.

Students entering fifth- through eighth-grade can play “TSI: Realm of the Unknown,” where they can also track their reading for prizes.

High school students and adults are invited to take part in “Movie Madness” and earn prizes for reading books in several categories.

Reading logs for all three programs are available at the library. Information on special summer library events can be found at www.fmlibrary.net.

Families Invited to Enjoy Cool Library Events this Summer
Bring the whole family to the Flower Mound Public Library’s special summer evening events. The following programs begin at 7 p.m., are free, and registration is not required:

– July 18: Family Storytime

– July 25: Movie Night – “The Tale of Despereaux”

For more information about these events, call the library at 972.874.6200 or visit www.fmlibrary.net.

Town Launches New Website
Earlier this month, the Town unveiled the new, user-friendly www.flower-mound.com website with a one-of-a-kind design, navigation, and features.

Based upon months of research, the website was designed with visitors and residents in mind, with numerous popular pages no more than two clicks away. The homepage features a photo slideshow, expanded Town calendar, news feed, and improved search engine. The new “Notify Me” function
allows users to receive an e-mail or text message from the Town regarding upcoming events and meetings.

Check out the streamlined Town of Flower Mound website at www.flower-mound.com.

 

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