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Voters to weigh in on late-night alcohol sales

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Voters to weigh in on late-night alcohol sales

Tony Spino, owner of The Frisco Bar, said there are few things more frustrating to him than losing customers to restaurants and bars across SH 121 in The Shops at Legacy in Plano simply because they are allowed to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. when Fris

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New tenant could be in sight for FDC

While it is no longer used for rocket science as it was originally intended, the Frisco Discovery Center building has been transformed into a local hub for science, technology, math and the arts and is poised to get an additional attraction. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

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Sources: Frisco ISD

FISD plans long term

Haley Hudnall sorted forms and tweaked decorations in her classroom Aug. 21 as she prepared for meet the teacher night. Hudnall had experienced plenty of meet the teacher nights in her 10 years with Frisco ISD, but Aug. 21 was different. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco (7 Comments)

Frisco slates four open houses as part of comprehensive planning process

The city of Frisco has scheduled four open house dates—one for each quadrant of the city—for residents to share ideas about Frisco’s future. They will take place on Sept. 10, 11, 15 and 17. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Frisco

Shown is a rendering of High School No. 9, which will be constructed at Ohio Drive and Lebanon Road.

Courtesy Frisco ISD

Construction starts on FISD HS No. 9

Before construction is complete on Reedy High School on Stonebrook Parkway—Frisco ISD’s eighth high school, which is scheduled to open fall 2015—the district has already broken ground on High School No. 9. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco

Frisco property tax and property value

Source: City of Frisco

City proposes to lower rate as tax values rise

The city of Frisco continues to go through the fiscal year 2014–15 budget process, which as proposed would lower the property tax rate from $0.46191 to $0.46 per $100 of property value. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco

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Scottish Rite to build facility in Frisco

The Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has chosen Frisco to build its first branch facility. Construction could begin as early as spring 2015 on an ambulatory care center on the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas Nort more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco

Source: Frisco Market Center

Interest increases in development

Development at Frisco Market Center, a multiuse retail center on the northwest corner of Main Street and the Dallas North Tollway, has picked up speed. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Frisco

Board fast-tracks new elementary school, names future schools

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees officially named four planned schools at its Sept. 7 meeting and agreed to fast-track an elementary school to be open by fall 2015. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Frisco

Frisco residents among Collin College Foundation scholarship recipients

The Collin College Foundation awarded scholarships to 53 students from Frisco for the 2014-2015 academic year. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Frisco

City to continue ground spraying at third West Nile virus pool

The city of Frisco will continue ground spraying for mosquitos Sept. 8 after another mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Frisco

City Council considers transit service with TAPS

The Frisco City Council took no action Sept. 2 on possible transit services for the city. Rather, the council asked city staff to explore a new contract with the Texoma Area Paratransit System. more »

Sep 4, 2014 Frisco

Frisco returns to once-a-week watering schedule

The Frisco City Council voted unanimously Sept. 2 to return to a once-a-week watering schedule until the end of October. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Frisco

The iPic Theater has two levels of seating. Shown is the Premium Plus seating.

Courtesy Wade Park

Wade Park announces signing of luxury theater, entertainment venue

Wade Park officials have announced two new tenants in its 175-acre mixed-use development—Pinstripes, Inc., an entertainment venue, and iPic Theaters, a luxury movie theatre. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Frisco

City, school district and Dallas Cowboys officials symbolically break ground on a multi-use events facility and Cowboys headquarters Aug. 22.

Lindsey Juarez

City breaks ground on multiuse facility and Cowboys headquarters

The city of Frisco, Frisco ISD and the Dallas Cowboys broke ground Aug. 22 on the new Cowboys headquarters and multiuse events facility. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Frisco

Tony Felker

Courtesy Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Frisco chamber president earns national certification

Tony Felker, Frisco Chamber of Commerce president, has earned the distinction of Certified Chamber Executive. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Frisco

Shown is a rendering of the Tower at Frisco Square.

Courtesy Wolverine Interests

Ground breaking ceremony held for Tower at Frisco Square

With cranes, backhoes and other heavy machinery operating in the background, a crowd gathered for the Aug. 20 ground breaking ceremony of the Tower At Frisco Square, a 165,821-square-foot office building across from Toyota Stadium. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Frisco

New Leadership Frisco class chosen

The Leadership Frisco Advisory Council has announced the participants for the 18th Leadership Frisco class. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Frisco

Frisco Aquatics changing facility, team name

The North Texas Ford Dealers Group has purchased the naming rights to the new Frisco Aquatics facility and the team name will also change accordingly, according to a press release. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Frisco

Collin County begins FY 2015 budget discussions

Collin County’s proposed FY 2015 budget would increase the operating funds by 2 percent and keep the tax rate the same. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Frisco

Frisco to widen Custer Road

The Collin County Commissioners Court approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Frisco for the city to take over construction of a portion of Custer Road. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Frisco

Scottish Rite to build branch facility in Frisco

The Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has chosen Frisco to build its first branch facility. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Frisco

Commissioners Court approves early voting calendar, locations

The Collin County Commissioners Court approved two Frisco early voting locations for the Nov. 4 general elections. more »

Aug 18, 2014 Frisco

Officials: More hotels offer new tourism opportunities

With the promise of new area hotels in the pipeline, the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau is biding its time until it can begin promoting new hotel locations to convention and meeting planners and continue expanding an already growing Frisco tou more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco

Frisco mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus; no human cases reported in city

A mosquito in Frisco has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Frisco in an area bordered by Coit Road, Rolater Road, Hillcrest Road and Canoe Road, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Frisco

City officials and Thomas Land & Development officials take part in the ground breaking ceremony for Wade Park, a 165-acre multi-use development on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

Krista Wadsworth

Ground breaking ceremony kicks off development at Frisco's Wade Park

A full crowd gathered for the Aug. 6 ground breaking of Wade Park, a mixed-use development expected to include upscale retail, dining, entertainment, hotels, office space and residential components. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

Wal-Mart’s new store plan troubles some

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials are working to open two more Supercenters in Frisco in 2016 in addition to the two Supercenters and one Neighborhood Market Market already in operation. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco (12 Comments)

Future four-year college debated

Higher education and drawing a four-year university to the community has been on the city of Frisco’s radar for more than a decade. more »

Aug 6, 2014 , Frisco (1 Comments)

Source: City of Frisco

Program tracks volunteers

Frisco’s Municipal Volunteer Program has flourished in the last eight years, mostly because of an online volunteer management system from Better Impact. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco

Zoning change to residential use along Ohio Drive OK’d by P&Z Commission

Patio homes and apartment units may be in the works for the undeveloped area around Ohio Drive from Warren Parkway to south of Gaylord Parkway. more »

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Police department develops K-9 unit

The Frisco Police Department will soon have a new type of member on its force—the K-9 type. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco

Chrysalis Ball to be held in Frisco

The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County will hold its annual charity event at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Frisco

Courtesy Wolverine Interests

Plano company invests in Frisco Square space

From the top floor of a Plano office building, Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software President and founder, sits in front of his computer viewing Google Maps, pointing to the area in Frisco Square where construction on the company’s five-story office bui more »

Jul 2, 2014 Frisco

Frisco EDC hires new economic development director

The Frisco Economic Development Corp. has hired John Bonnot as the director of economic development. more »

Jul 10, 2014 Frisco

Source: North Texas Municipal Wa

Water woes: Frisco further restricts usage

As of June 29 the city has modified its Stage 3 watering restrictions and residents will have to adjust to using sprinkler systems only once every two weeks instead of once a week. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Frisco

Swimming is one of several sports represented in the newly-formed Frisco Sports Network.

Courtesy Katy Motsinger

Local sports businesses join forces

Sports in Frisco have become big business —big enough that a network is being formed for area sports-related businesses and organizations. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Frisco

Power line upgrade project beginning June 30

Beginning June 30, CoServ Electric will begin distribution power line upgrades as part of a larger project already underway on Main Street between Legacy Drive and FM 423. more »

Jun 19, 2014 Frisco

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

350-acre Grand Park vision alive and well

The Grand Park project to create a 350-acre centrally located regional park in Frisco is still in the works. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

Frisco Public Library offers new digital service for movies, TV shows and more

The search is over—the Frisco Public Library has partnered with hoopla digital to provide such services to Frisco residents with library memberships, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Jun 6, 2014 Frisco

Property values increase again

Taxable values for single-family homes in Frisco are increasing for the second straight year. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

Frisco’s employee talent base receives high marks in consulting firm’s study

The release of a new Frisco labor market study shows the city as having a strong talent base of employees that is attracting businesses and impressing employers. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

Frisco near top in population growth

U.S. Census Bureau statistics released May 22 show Frisco is the second-fastest-growing city in the nation among cities with population of at least 50,000. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

Shown is a concept rendering of how MDS Capital LLC would like to develop the Main Street silos.

Courtesy city of Frisco

Developer could bring silos to life

Some of Main Street’s most visible icons could see new life if a developer’s vision becomes a reality. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

Shown is a rendering of a development concept for restaurant and entertainment spaces at Frisco's historic silos. The renderings are a concept only and may not represent what the final development would look like.

City of Frisco

Frisco's historic silos could be transformed to dining, entertainment spaces

The historic grain silos at John Elliott Drive and Main Street could see new life again as dining and entertainment spaces. more »

May 7, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

EDC works to create strong city workforce

Frisco has the lowest unemployment rate in North Central Texas, with only 4.2 percent of its working population unemployed as of the end of April. more »

Apr 30, 2014 Frisco (1 Comments)

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Photo by Krista Wadsworth

New lots coming to Newman Village

A stronger-than-expected new home market in Frisco has caused the Newman family to scramble to keep up with demand in its Newman Village community near Eldorado Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Frisco

The Emerson at Frisco Market Square will be ready for residents sometime in June.

Photo by Christal Howard

New apartment options in the works

One Frisco apartment complex is close to completing its first phase, and a second is just beginning construction. more »

Apr 30, 2014 Frisco

Area governing bodies tops in transparency

A number of local governmental entities have earned top financial transparency marks from the Texas Comptroller’s Office. more »

Apr 30, 2014 Frisco

Mary Elizabeth Jones and Ursula Young won Winner's Circle Awards.

Krista Wadsworth

Frisco volunteers give nearly 23,000 hours in 2013

Registered city of Frisco volunteers collectively volunteered 22,823 hours in 2013—hours that is valued at more than $530,000. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Frisco

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

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)

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

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)

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

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 (3 Comments)

Crudo Wood Fired Taverna

Lindsey Juarez

See our dining feature on Crudo Wood Fired Taverna.

ManeGait

Courtesy ManeGait

See our feature on ManeGait, a nonprofit therapeutic riding center.

Hidden Cove Park and Marina

Lindsey Juarez

See our business feature on Hidden Cove Park and Marina.

Transportation Updates

Transportation updates for Frisco road projects.

Leisure Living Pools

Tory Barringer

See our story on Leisure Living Pools

Dodie’s Live

Mark Zeske

See our dining feature on Dodie's Live

2014 Volunteer Guide

See our Volunteer Guide

Police Chief John Bruce

See our feature Q&A on Frisco Police Chief John Bruce

Transportation Updates

Photos by Krista Wadsworth

See our updates on Frisco road projects

Edoko Sushi & Robata

Aubrey Cade

Click the link to see the full story.

Pure Plates

Photos by Mark Zeske

Click the link to see the story.

POParella’s

Photos by Tory Barringer

Gourmet popcorn and treats

The Londoner Pub & Grill

Christal Howard

Near stadium, area restaurant serves as soccer fan hangout

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Photos by Madiha Kark

College Hunks Hauling Junk is a junk removal business with a mission to recycle as much as it can.

Estilo Gaúcho Brazilian Steakhouse

Photos by Renee Hansen

Estilo Gaúcho Brazilian Steakhouse

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