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Frisco Council votes 4-1 to put late night alcohol sales to public vote

After a heated meeting and much debate, the Frisco City Council voted 4-1 to call a special election on Nov. 4 to allow citizens to weigh in on allowing restaurants to stay open until 2 a.m.

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Council to consider going back to once a week watering through October

Based on recommendations from the North Texas Municipal Water District, the Frisco City Council at its Tuesday regular meeting will consider going back to allowing once a week sprinkler system use through the end of October. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Frisco

City to spray for mosquitos Aug. 30 and 31

The city of Frisco will conduct ground spraying Aug. 30 and 31 after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus. No human cases of the virus have been reported. more »

Aug 29, 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

City bans smoking in parks

The Frisco City Council passed an ordinance Aug. 5 that bans smoking in city parks. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Frisco

Northbound Teel Parkway closed night of Aug. 7; County Road 68 remains closed

Northbound Teel Parkway, just south of Stonebrook Parkway between Benson Drive and Stonebrook Parkway, will close at 10 p.m. Aug. 7 and not reopen until 5 a.m. Aug. 8, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Aug 7, 2014 Frisco

Christy Naylor has been named chief compliance officer at Forest Park Medical Center.

Courtesy Forest Park Medical Center

Forest Park Medical Center names chief compliance officer

Forest Park Medical Center has hired Christy Naylor to serve as its chief compliance officer. 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)

Frisco Family Services sets back-to-school fair for Aug. 11

Frisco Family Services has scheduled a Back to School Fun Fair to provide Frisco ISD students with items and services needed for the upcoming school year. more »

Aug 5, 2014 Frisco

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 »

Frisco

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

Council to discuss smoking, tobacco use in public parks

The Frisco City Council on Aug. 5—its first council meeting in about a month—is set to discuss options for smoking and tobacco use in public parks. more »

Aug 4, 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

Members of the city of Frisco Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee meeting take part in an exercise deciding what part the city's major thoroughfares should play in the future.

Krista Wadsworth

Frisco CPAC continues plan update process

Members of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee on July 28 worked through more areas of an update to the seven-year-old plan. more »

Jul 31, 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

Cart manufacturer to collect remaining CWD containers

A cart manufacturer will collect any left over trash and recycling containers from Community Waste Disposal starting July 30. All of the containers should be removed within 10 to 14 days. more »

Jul 30, 2014 Frisco

Coppell ISD chooses FISD's Waldrip as superintendent finalist

The Coppell ISD board on July 23 chose Mike Waldrip, Frisco ISD deputy superintendent of administrative operations, as the sole finalist for CISD superintendent. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Frisco

City spray park now open

Despite Stage 3 water restrictions, one of three city spray parks is now open thanks to repairs to the water well at Frisco Commons Park. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Frisco

Frisco Family Services seeks 60,000 pounds in food donations

Frisco Family Services is asking for the public’s help to stock 60,000 pounds of food in its food pantry from July through September. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Frisco

Frisco CDC discusses Frisco Discovery Center back-of-house space

The Frisco Community Development Corp. made no decision at its July 17 meeting on the use of the Frisco Discovery Center back-of-house space, but came a step closer. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Frisco

Collin College accepting applications for Board of Trustees position

Collin County residents can apply for the Collin College Board of Trustees Place 7 position until 5 p.m. Aug. 14. more »

Jul 15, 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

This rendering shows Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, which is under construction on the northeast corner of Parkwood Boulevard and Mall Road D.

Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse

Location changes for Perry's Steakhouse, under construction in Frisco

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, announced in April as building a Frisco location in Stonebriar Centre at Preston Ridge and SH 121, is under construction—but in a different location. more »

Jul 9, 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

Funds approved for expansion, repairs of Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial at Frisco Commons Park will be receiving repairs and an expansion. The $287,000 project was approved by the Frisco City Council at its June 17 meeting. The project is expected to be complete by Veterans Day, Nov. 11. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Frisco

2014-15 Frisco ISD budget allocation

Source: Frisco ISD

Trustees approve budget, maintain tax rate

The board of trustees approved a $389.9 million budget for the 2014–15 school year while maintaining the current tax rate of $1.46 per $100 of property valuation. 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

This rendering shows the entrance to the multipurpose facility. Site preparation has begun.

Courtesy O’Brien Architects

Prep starts on multiuse event center

A timeline has been set for construction on the multiuse event center and Dallas Cowboys world headquarters, according to the city of Frisco communications office. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Frisco

Frisco residents now limited to sprinkler system usage once every two weeks

As of June 29, Frisco residents are now restricted to outdoor sprinkler system watering once every two weeks. more »

Jul 1, 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

John Classe appointed to fill FISD Board of Trustees vacancy

John Classe has been appointed to fill the remainder of Dan Mossakowski’s second year on the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees, according to the district’s communications office. more »

Jun 16, 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)

5th Street open to two-way traffic

As of June 13, southbound 5th Street is open again to two-way traffic between Main Street and Hickory Street, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Jun 16, 2014 Frisco

Frisco water restrictions ramp up June 29

Frisco will limit outdoor watering using automatic sprinkler systems to once every two weeks on residents’ designated trash days beginning June 29. more »

Jun 7, 2014 Frisco

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

East Stonebrook nearing completion

By the end of the year, there should be no more cones, no more traffic rerouting and no more construction on the eastern section of Stonebrook Parkway from the Dallas North Tollway to Preston Road. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

The 2011 Taste of Collin County event is an example of programs held in the Frisco Discovery Center.

Courtesy Frisco Arts

Discovery Center space up for grabs

Dual interest in the back-of-house space at the Frisco Discovery Center means the Frisco Community Development Corp. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

Source: Frisco ISD

Toyota site could benefit Frisco ISD

Depending on where on the northwest corner of Legacy Drive and Headquarters Drive Toyota chooses to build its new campus, it could be partially in Frisco ISD’s taxing district. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Frisco

This rendering shows a view of High School No. 9 from the north. The school will be constructed on the northwest corner of Lebanon Road and Ohio Drive.

Renderings courtesy Frisco ISD

High School No. 9 to open in 2016

Before Independence High School has hosted its first semester and while Reedy High School is still under construction, Frisco ISD is moving forward this summer with plans to have High School No. 9 open by August 2016. 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

Frisco ISD looking for person to be appointed to vacated board position

The replacement for Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 3 representative Dan Mossakowski will be named at the June 16 regular board meeting. more »

Jun 2, 2014 Frisco

Frisco ISD bond proposition passes by a landslide

Frisco ISD residents weighed in on a $775 million bond. more »

May 10, 2014 Frisco

Fletcher wins Collin County Commissioner Precinct 1 primary runoff

Susan Fletcher, with 51.87 percent of the vote, defeated Mark Reid, who had 48.13 percent of the vote for the Precinct 1 Collin County Commissioner seat in the May 27 Republican primary runoff election. more »

May 27, 2014 Frisco

Unpaved section of Panther Creek Road closed for utility installation, road paving

The unpaved section of Panther Creek Parkway between Honey Grove Drive and Coit Road will be closed for about eight months beginning May 19, according to the city’s communications department. more »

May 20, 2014 Frisco

Local residents make largest donation in Frisco Education Foundation history

The Frisco Education Foundation has received a $1 million donation—the largest donation in the history of the foundation. more »

May 19, 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)

Preliminary certified values show big growth in Frisco ISD territory

Preliminary certified values from Collin and Denton counties show substantial growth in Frisco ISD’s territory. more »

May 6, 2014 Frisco

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)

Mike Gfeller, Parks and Recreation Board chairman, stands in a grove of trees at the future park.

Photo by Krista Wadsworth

Community park closer to fruition

Four Frisco teens, all on skateboards, work their way through the sidewalks and parking lot of Sem Elementary School late in the day. more »

Apr 30, 2014 Frisco

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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

Traffic alert: Closures on Main Street the night of July 8, 9

Closures on west Main Street are scheduled the nights of July 8 and 9 to enable CoServ to replace some power poles, according to the city’s communications office. more »

Jul 8, 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

Frisco Earth Day activities slated for April 26

The “Clean It and Green It” cleanup event will take place from 9–10:30 a.m. and participants can meet in in the IKEA parking lot, 7171 IKEA Drive, at 9 a.m. to receive cleanup supplies, T-shirts and a cleanup location assignment. more »

Apr 23, 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

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

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

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)

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)

Leisure Living Pools

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Dodie’s Live

Mark Zeske

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2014 Volunteer Guide

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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

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Pure Plates

Photos by Mark Zeske

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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

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.

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