City aiming to provide more high-skilled jobs

Source: TIP Strategies

City aiming to provide more high-skilled jobs

Frisco has for years experienced a mismatch between its highly educated residents and the jobs available in the city, according to a TIP Strategies report, but the city and Frisco Economic Development Corp. are working to bridge that gap.

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Julia Cleath receives the Spirit Award.

Lindsey Juarez

Frisco volunteers log 24,000 plus hours in 2014

The city of Frisco honored volunteers for their work and service April 23 during the Municipal Volunteer Program Appreciation Reception. more »

Apr 23, 2015 9:47 PM Frisco

Frisco Police Department

Krista Wadsworth

Council approves PD grant application for social media monitoring program

Frisco City Council members at the April 21 council meeting approved the Frisco Police Department’s request to apply for a $35,000 grant for a social media and intelligence monitoring program. more »

Apr 21, 2015 10:42 PM Frisco

City of Frisco approves updated water efficiency plan

The Frisco City Council decided April 21 to move from watering restrictions to a series of what they are calling best management practices in an effort to stress water conservation no matter how high the lake levels rise. more »

Apr 21, 2015 8:55 PM Frisco

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy pitched their business ideas to investors on April 16.

Krista Wadsworth

Young Entrepreneurs Academy participants make pitches to investors

After 22 weeks of working to develop an idea and a business plan, 15 groups and individuals participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy pitched their ideas in front of a panel of investors, consisting of local business men and women. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:57 AM Frisco

Centennial Medical Center in Frisco will be jointly owned by Baylor Scott & White Health and will undergo a name change.

Courtesy Centennial Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White Health to jointly own Centennial Medical Center

The Frisco hospital, which is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp., is one of five North Texas Tenet hospitals partnering with Baylor Scott & White Health, according to a Tenet news release. more »

Apr 14, 2015 9:52 AM Frisco

Frisco ISD board approves bus transportation exception

The Frisco ISD board of trustees approved transportation exception guidelines that would provide bus transportation for middle school students who have to cross major roadways to get to school. more »

Apr 13, 2015 10:12 PM Frisco 2 Comments

Neil Matkin began his first day as Collin College President on April 4. He replaces former President Cary Israel, who stepped down in November.

Kelley Chambers-Crimmins

Neil Matkin takes the helm as Collin College president

Collin College President Neil Matkin sat down with Community Impact Newspaper this week to talk about his first few days at Collin College. more »

Apr 9, 2015 1:09 PM Plano

Frisco ponders annexing ETJ

Some recent development may have given the city of Frisco cause to move forward with more annexations in its dwindling extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ. The ETJ is the area outside the city limits that has been claimed by the city with the inten more »

Apr 8, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

Lavon Lake increase means looser water restrictions for Frisco-area residents

Frisco residents could see water restrictions easing within the next couple of weeks because of the increasing level of Lavon Lake, Tom Kula, North Texas Municipal Water District executive director said at the April 7 Frisco City Council meeting. more »

Apr 7, 2015 10:11 PM Frisco

Collin County opens new self-help law center

Collin County On April 1 the county opened a new help center for qualified indigent residents to use in family law cases. more »

Apr 8, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engin

Stage 3 watering restrictions could be relaxed this summer

Frisco The board for the North Texas Municipal Water District, which includes Frisco, voted in late March to keep Stage 3 watering restrictions in place through the end of May but will ease restrictions June 1, according to a news release from the wa more »

Apr 8, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

Frisco wins awards for water conservation

Frisco The city won two statewide awards for its water conservation. Frisco won the Blue Legacy Award from the Save Texas Water program for municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more. more »

Apr 8, 2015 8:00 AM Frisco

The Brass Tap, which is planning to come to Frisco, carries about 300 craft beers.

Courtesy The Brass Tap

Craft beer bar The Brass Tap coming to Frisco

Three local residents are looking to bring a new concept to Frisco—an upscale craft beer bar, called The Brass Tap. more »

Apr 7, 2015 9:16 AM Frisco 2 Comments

Frisco nonprofit receives prescription assistance funding

The Collin County Health Care Foundation board of trustees approved funding for Frisco Family Services to assist low-income residents needing prescription medications. more »

Apr 6, 2015 3:36 PM Frisco

A 5,000 square foot building in Frisco Market Center has sold to a Colorado buyer.

Courtesy SHOP Companies

Retail center in Frisco Market Center sells

Part of the Frisco Market Center development on the northwest corner of Main Street and Dallas Parkway has sold to a Colorado buyer, Axtel Partners Ltd., according to a news release by SHOP Companies. more »

Apr 6, 2015 2:03 PM Frisco

Frisco extends Panther Creek Pkwy.

Panther Creek Pkwy. has been extended from Hillcrest Road to Coit Road. more »

Apr 2, 2015 2:42 PM Frisco

FISD, Frisco joint meeting highlights collaboration

A joint meeting between Frisco ISD and the city of Frisco on March 31 focused on how the two could collaborate on strategic and comprehensive planning. more »

Mar 31, 2015 9:25 PM Frisco

Amazon Prime Now extends to Frisco

Amazon Prime Now has extended its services to include one-hour delivery to parts of Frisco. more »

Mar 27, 2015 3:14 PM Frisco

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

3001 Dallas Parkway is Hall Office Park's newest office building. Paycor is leasing 11,000 square feet of the 200,000-square-foot building.

Courtesy The Power Group

Paycor Inc. to move into newest Hall Office Park building

Paycor Inc., which provides cloud-based human resources, payroll and timekeeping software, is moving into nearly 12,000 square feet of space in Hall Office Park’s newest, 200,000-square-foot office building at 3001 Dallas Parkway. more »

Mar 25, 2015 8:50 AM Frisco

FISD draws from community for school names

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Our feature story explains the naming process and our graphic highlights the story behind the name of every Frisco ISD school.

Kotta Sushi Lounge

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Read our dining feature on Kotta Sushi Lounge.

Horse Hardware

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Read our business profile on Horse Hardware.

2015 Election Guide

Read about the candidates in the May 9 election.

Property tax exemptions

See our graphic about the ins and outs of property tax exemptions.

At the Capitol

Read our updates on the Legislative session.

Coffee with Impact

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Read our Coffee with Impact feature on Mabrie Jackson, president and CEO of the North Texas Commission.

Summer Camp Guide

Our guide features summer camp options in Frisco.

Transportation updates

See our updates on Frisco road projects.

La Hacienda Ranch

Courtesy La Hacienda Ranch

Read our dining feature on La Hacienda Ranch.

Gardening Guide

Read our guide on when to plant vegetables, how to build a raised garden bed and all about composting.

Frisco Gun Club

Photo by Lindsey Juarez

Read our feature on the Frisco Gun Club

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