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Officials: Stage 4 water restrictions a possibility

Springtime rains have yet to bring relief to the area’s most carefully watched water source, Lavon Lake, which remains significantly below its full pool level.

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The chicken sandwich is one of the staples on the PDQ menu.

Krista Wadsworth

PDQ restaurant opens in Frisco

PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) specializes in fresh, never frozen chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and salads. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Frisco (2 Comments)

Shown is a rendering of the Villas at Chapel Creek, now under construction by Westwood Residential on the northwest corner of Lebanon Road and Parkwood Boulevard.

Courtesy Westwood Residential

New Frisco apartment complex under construction at Lebanon and Parkwood

The Villas at Chapel Creek on the northwest corner of Lebanon Road and Parkwood Boulevard are expected to be complete in the next 10 to 12 months, said Jeff Lindsey, senior vice president of Westwood Residential. more »

Apr 14, 2014 Frisco

Residents give input at the first city of Frisco comprehensive plan update open house, held April 10 at the Frisco ISD CTE Center.

Krista Wadsworth

Frisco residents flock to first comprehensive plan open house

Armed with Post-It Notes and Sharpies, residents gathered at the first Community Open House on April 10 to give their input for the city of Frisco’s comprehensive plan, which is undergoing an update. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Frisco

Frisco Chamber slates Frisco ISD bond question and answer session

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is inviting owners interested in discovering how Frisco ISD’s $775 million bond program will affect their business to a question and answer session on April 11. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Frisco

Sections of road closed on 4th Army Drive and Spring Creek Parkway

Two different road reconstruction projects will require detours for traffic on sections of 4th Army Drive and Spring Creek Parkway, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Frisco

Comprehensive plan open house set for April 10

Frisco residents are being asked to participate in planning the city’s future beginning with a community open house from 6–9 p.m. April 10 at Frisco ISD’s Career & Technology Education center, 9889 Wade Blvd. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Frisco

Traffic alert: Legendary Drive, part of John Hickman closed morning of April 5

Legendary Drive and a portion of John Hickman Parkway will be closed from 7–10 a.m. April 5 for the Spring Sprint 5K and 1K event at Stonebriar Community Church, according to city communications officials. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Frisco

Arts Center of North Texas drops lawsuit, begins process to dissolve

The ACNT board of directors voted April 2 to dismiss its lawsuit against the cities of Plano, Allen and Frisco, according to a joint press release issued by all three cities. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco

O'Brien Architects released this rendering of "Cowboys Alley," which is the area that would lead into the multi-use event facility.

Courtesy O'Brien Architects

Dallas Cowboys event facility moving forward, new rendering released

The Dallas Cowboys multi-use events facility took another step forward this week with several agreements approved by the Frisco City Council. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco

Bond election voting to begin

Frisco ISD is encouraging voters to weigh in on a $775 million bond package school officials say is necessary to keep pace with continued student population growth. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco

New city parks plan in works

Construction on new houses, shopping centers and developments is a common sight in Frisco. But for every new brick, concrete, metal and glass structure, the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department works for balance by offering plenty of green space an more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco

Proposed Frisco roundabout

City of Frisco

First roundabout remains in plans

Plans for a multilane roundabout have been in the works for the Ohio Drive and Warren Parkway intersection for several years, and the project could begin early next year, said Brian Moen, assistant director of transportation for Frisco. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco (2 Comments)

Frisco Chamber of Commerce to host transportation symposium

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Frisco transportation symposium on April 17. more »

Mar 31, 2014 Frisco

Frisco ISD schedules bond forums in April

Frisco ISD has scheduled four bond programs in April to allow residents to learn more about the $775 million bond proposal on the May 10 ballot. more »

Mar 27, 2014 Frisco

Frisco Family Services asking for community help

Frisco Family Services is asking for support for the community in advance of its 20th annual gala, which is April 26 at the Dr Pepper Arena. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Frisco

Lolli and Pops carries nostalgic, old-fashioned candies.

Krista Wadsworth

Lolli and Pops sweets store opens in Stonebriar Centre

Lolli and Pops calls itself “purveyors of sweetness,” and after taking one step inside the store at Stonebriar Centre mall, it is easy to see why. more »

Mar 24, 2014 Frisco

The Ablon @ Frisco Square is a multifamily apartment community soon to be constructed in Frisco Square.

Courtesy Pegasus Ablon

New apartment community coming to Frisco Square

The Ablon @ Frisco Square will be a Class A multifamily apartment community, built east of Forest Park Medical Center and northwest of Pizzeria Testa on 3.41 acres. more »

Mar 13, 2014 Frisco

City makes deal for new park near Independence High School

A new 12-acre park just west of Independence High School is in the works—the result of a deal between the city of Frisco, Frisco Community Development Corp., Frisco ISD and a residential developer. more »

Mar 19, 2014 Frisco

Frisco City Council prohibits stopping, standing or traveling in public medians

The Frisco City Council on March 18 approved an amendment to the ordinance that prohibits “stopping, standing, walking, running and/or otherwise entering in and/or upon a median within public right-of-way.” more »

Mar 19, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

Frisco Disney Store gets redesign, slates grand opening

The Disney Store in Stonebriar Centre mall is undergoing a redesign and will have a grand opening event on April 12, according to company officials. more »

Mar 18, 2014 Frisco

Texas Comptroller releases new website for measuring school district academics and financial responsibility

Frisco ISD has earned a distinction from the Texas Comptroller’s office that recognizes improving student achievement while keeping spending relatively low, according to a release by the Texas Comptroller’s office. more »

Mar 17, 2014 Frisco

Buyers face lack of choices

Clients of Ashley House, a Frisco real estate broker, don’t believe her when she tells them a homeowner might not accept an offer made above list price and only days after the house has gone on the market. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

Todd Renshaw, city of Frisco director of public safety.

Courtesy city of Frisco

Frisco Director of Public Safety Todd Renshaw to retire

Todd Renshaw, the city of Frisco director of public safety, will retire after 20 years of service with the city and 31 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety. more »

Mar 10, 2014 Frisco

Shift to e-filing system expected to save 24 million pages of paper in 2014

The switch to digital is transcending into the Texas judicial system. Progress continues throughout the state of Texas as a new electronic filing, known as e-filing, mandate picks up momentum. more »

Mar 12, 2014 Frisco

UPDATE: Traffic returning to normal flow at Stonebrook Parkway/Parkwood Boulevard intersection

Traffic is returning to its normal flow at the Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood Boulevard intersection at 10 a.m. on March 6. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

Collin County Precinct 1 commissioner Republican primary race ends in runoff

Republicans Mark Reid, Ann Lieber and Susan Fletcher are vying for the Collin County Precinct 1 commissioner seat. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote DFW Metro

Republican Sam Johnson wins 3rd District of Texas U.S. Representative nod by a landslide

Long-time Representative Sam Johnson is vying with Republican challengers Cami Dean, Harry Pierce and Josh Loveless for the 3rd District of Texas U.S. Representative seat. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote DFW Metro

Jimmy Buffett tickets on sale starting 10 a.m. March 7

Get ready for the RVs and tailgating parties to invade Frisco—Jimmy Buffett is coming back to Frisco June 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 7 for his new This One’s For You Tour 2014. Visit www.margaritaville.com for ticket information. more »

Mar 7, 2014 Frisco

Horn, Luke win in Denton County judge, clerk races

Republican Mary Horn is seeking re-election as Denton County Judge against challengers Paul Ruggiere and Sherman Swartz. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote DFW Metro

Cars travel on FM 423 north of Eldorado Parkway.

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

FM 423 road project delayed

The Texas Department of Public Transportation approved nearly $30 million in funding to expand FM 423 from Eldorado Parkway to US 380, but construction was delayed almost immediately because of the need to relocate utilities. more »

Nov 7, 2013 Frisco (2 Comments)

DNT expansion to hit close to home

An expansion of the Dallas North Tollway leading right up to Frisco’s southern border may affect Frisco-area commuters beginning in 2015. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

Deadline to sign up for insurance is March 31

According to the Affordable Care Act, March 31 is the deadline for uninsured individuals to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace or a private provider. more »

Mar 11, 2014 Frisco

Source: Frisco Public Library

Frisco Library focusing on the future

The Frisco Public Library has seen a slew of changes in the last few months, including extended hours, a mobile app and a Learn4Life program. The changes are all part of the master plan that will be further implemented in 2014. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

Frisco nets Whole Foods Market

Thomas Land & Development has released the master plan for its 110-acre, mixed-use Wade Park development and mid-February announced the first retail commitment to the project: Whole Foods Market. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

The newest building in the Duke Bridges office complex was built to suit for Conifer Health Solutions.

Krista Wadsworth

Dwindling commercial office space to get boost

New office space is coming to Frisco, which has less than 5 percent of its current tenant space still available, according to city officials. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Frisco

Traffic switch takes place on 5th Street

Northbound 5th Street will reopen to traffic and southbound 5th Street will be closed between Main Street and Hickory Street while the west half of 5th Street s reconstructed. more »

Mar 3, 2014 Frisco

Frisco Chamber sets 2014 Legislative Agenda

In its 2014 Legislative Agenda, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is showing support for fair business taxes, solutions to the current healthcare environment as well as infrastructure for transportation and water. more »

Feb 28, 2014 Frisco

Agenda set for March 3 Frisco Town Hall meeting

Issues to be discussed include the continuing Stage 3 water restrictions and water supply status; ongoing Stonebrook Parkway construction; and the city's Comprehensive Plan and how the public can be involved with the process. more »

Feb 27, 2014 Frisco

The Wade Park development will include a mix of high-end retail, office space and housing.

Courtesy Thomas Land & Development

Whole Foods Market to anchor Forum at Wade Park

Whole Foods Market is coming to Frisco. Thomas Land & Development announced today the 45,000-square-foot store will anchor The Forum at Wade Park. more »

Feb 12, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

Frisco water taste change due to chlorine maintenance

Melody Emadiazar, water resources manager for the city of Frisco, said the change is because of a chlorine maintenance procedure, but the water remains safe for use. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Frisco

Elisa Banigan is chief financial officer at Forest Park Medical Center Frisco.

Courtesy Forest Park Medical Center

Forest Park Medical Center Frisco names new CFO

Forest Park Medical Center Frisco has appointed Elisa Banigan its new chief financial officer. more »

Feb 21, 2014 Frisco

FISD board places $775 million bond referendum on May 10 ballot

The board on Feb. 10 unanimously agreed to the proposal from district staff and the FISD Citizen’s Bond Committee that is $17 million higher than the original $758 million proposal in January. more »

Feb 11, 2014 Frisco

City of Frisco officials, Frisco Chamber of Commerce officials and Cornerstone Automation Systems officials gather Feb. 6 for a groundbreaking ceremony in the snow.

Courtesy Frisco Economic Development Corp.

New corporate headquarters to bring 60 jobs to Frisco

Cornerstone Automation Systems has broken ground on its new, 190,540 square foot global headquarters in the Cobb Business Park. more »

Feb 6, 2014 Frisco

Stonebriar Centre adds retailers, jewelry stores and sweets store

Stonebriar Centre is adding several new stores and expanding and relocating several more, according to mall officials. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Frisco

City to switch trash/recycling contractors in August

Frisco residents will have a new trash and recycling collection contractor beginning Aug. 1. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

Members of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee include Tony Felker, Michael Gfeller, Jaime Ronderos, Richard Wilkinson, Rick Williamson, Stan Brasuell, Baxter Brinkmann, John Hamilton Jr., Robert Ouellette, Clint Bedsole, Chad Brubaker, Debby Clark, Steve Cone, Aaron Fletcher, Rick Fletcher, Stephen Hulsey, Chris Moss, Kurt North, Bruce Quinnell, Lynn Slaney-Silguero, Jeffrey Stinson, Edward Szczebakand and Dave Wilcox.

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

Committee starts work on city plan

Much development—retail, commercial and residential—has taken place in the eight years since Frisco last updated its vision for the city. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Frisco

A sign on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway marks the future mixed-use Wade Park development.

Photo by Renee Hansen

Major development announced at Lebanon and DNT

The Dallas North Tollway has drawn yet another major retail and multi-use development, northeast of the Dallas Cowboys that is beginning to take shape. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Frisco

The rendering depicts Fire Station 8, which will be built at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Rolater Road.

Courtesy city of Frisco

Frisco Fire Department expanding

The Frisco Fire Department is meeting increased demand for services head on by moving forward with an eighth fire station. more »

Dec 5, 2013 Frisco

Frisco Bridges Place, a 170,000 square foot office building at Hicks Road and the Dallas North Tollway, is set for completion in October 2015.

Courtesy Heady Investments

New office building slated for Dallas North Tollway

Plans are in the works for a six-story, 170,000 square foot office building along the Dallas North Tollway, on Hicks road, south of the southeast corner of the Gaylord Parkway and DNT intersection. more »

Jan 31, 2014 Frisco

Cowboys headquarters, multi-use event facility, development takes step forward

The Dallas Cowboys corporate headquarters, a multi-use event center and surrounding development is starting to take shape. more »

Jan 28, 2014 Frisco

2012 to 2013 Visitor Profile Stu

Before Stonebriar: Frisco’s rise to thriving success

A commemorative video created to celebrate Frisco’s centennial in 2002 credited fertile land and the runaway success of one business—the Pacific Railroad Company—with Frisco’s early growth. more »

Jan 8, 2014 Frisco

Pizzeria Testa

Photos by Renee Hansen

Pizzeria Tests is in the heart of Frisco Square.

PETBUCKs

Photos courtesy PETBUCKs

PETBUCKs is a nonprofit organization that supports animals in foster care waiting for a new home.

Shades of Green

Photos by Madiha Kark

Shades of Green is a nursery and lawn care service in Frisco.

2014 Gardening Guide

2014 Gardening Guide

From the General Manager

From the General Manager

The Frisco Bar

Krista Wadsworth

The Frisco Bar

Drug Crafters

Courtesy Drug Crafters

Drug Crafters is more than your average corner pharmacy.

One2One Restaurant & Bar

Photo by Mark Zeske

Restaurant & Bar fills niche in Stonebriar Commons

Starlight Flight

Photos courtesy David Snell

Business flies into its third decade

Junior Frisco Women's League

Why wait to be leaders of tomorrow when you can be leaders today?

Randy White’s Hall of Fame Barbeque

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

Barbecue choices about at Randy White's Hall of Fame Barbeque.

Swypit

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

Owner Kevin Hodes operates credit card processing business.

Frisco Health Care Guide

Kenny’s Burger Joint

Photos courtesy Kenny's Burger

The restaurant is packed morning and night.

Frisco's grain elevators

Courtesy Sam Roach

Frisco's grain elevators

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