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Greenbelt, bike trails connect city to region

How Plano's greenbelt, bike trails connect a city to a region

Plano resident Alex DuLaney likes to take the scenic route. With a map and mostly his memory, the avid cyclist uses the city’s trails to get just about anywhere without the stress of gas prices or traffic jams.

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City Council unanimously approves HUB Streat Food Port in downtown

A new trend picking up speed across the country is about to drive in to Plano. At a regular meeting March 17, the City Council approved the rezoning of 1.6 acres of land at the southwest corner of 14th Street and M Avenue for a new food truck park more »

Mar 25, 2015 8:00 AM Plano

Texas Longhorns roam the Brinkmann Ranch, which encompasses about 3,300 acres of land, making it one of largest remaining undeveloped pieces of land in Frisco.

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Remaining land to shape Frisco’s future growth

The development cycle in a growing city is like a line of dominoes: a chain reaction begins with a single event. For instance, building more housing yields more people, more people yield more development and all of that yields more infrastructure. more »

Mar 11, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco 2 Comments

Frisco at forefront of rise in 3-D printing technology

Although the concept of 3-D printing began in the 1980s, only recently has the technology and its potential applications come to the public’s attention. Today in Frisco that trend is becoming increasingly visible and useful on educational, business, more »

Mar 11, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

Trader Joe’s opened in February in Southlake Town Square making it the fourth specialty grocery store in Southlake.

Photo by Sherelle Black

Grocers flock to Southlake

The city of Southlake began the year with the openings of two grocery stores—Fresh Market, which opened in January, and Trader Joe’s, which opened in February. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

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Increasing trafficking awareness

The "hidden crime" of human trafficking led a Grapevine couple to start a nonprofit organization and a director to film a full-length movie throughout the area more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake 2 Comments

Homes sell at brisk pace

Since 2012, the housing market in Plano has been booming, and local real estate agents say it shows no signs of slowing down more »

Feb 25, 2015 4:00 PM Plano

A drilling site in Fort Worth, Texas where hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, has taken place.

Courtesy Barnett Shale Energy Ed

Digging deep into fracking

With the prices of gas and crude oil plummeting and a series of small earthquakes occurring in the city of Irving, hydraulic fracturing has re-emerged as a hot topic of discussion. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Increased area water restrictions looming

January rainfall increased the water supply in Lake Grapevine, but as of Feb. 13 the lake level is still low. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

FEDC incentives aim to multiply sales tax dollars

City of Frisco officials see the $122.75 million Wade Park economic incentive agreement as an investment with huge potential for return, much like previous landmark projects in Frisco’s history. more »

Feb 11, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

Downtown Plano experiences ‘regenesis’

A steady hum of cars rings through the streets of downtown Plano. Pedestrians meander the sidewalks, popping in and out of stores while the occasional bangs and clanks of construction work resonate in the background. more »

Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM Plano 3 Comments

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