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current students district wide projected to be a ! ected 1,489 816 current eighth and ninth graders in the proposed zone for Emerson High School (next year’s ninth and 10th graders). the percentage of FISD’s current total enrollment who would be impacted 2.3% Coming soon HIGH SCHOOL NO. !! Emerson High School is currently under construction in McKinney. In anticipation of the fall 2021 opening, the district has proposed new attendance zones.

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For the 16th time in 20 years, Frisco ISD is preparing to shift school attendance zones for the upcoming academic year—this time, in anticipation of opening Emerson High School. District sta ! presented plans at the Nov. 9 school board meeting for the 2021-22 school year to accommodate the 11th high school, which is under construction in the eastern- most portion of the district that crosses into the city of McKinney. Frisco ISD, which is one of the fastest CONTINUED ON 28

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KEY INDICATORS A recent study looked at a few markers of opportunity and change in Collin County.

1M Collin County’s population surpassed 1 million in 2018. 2X Collin County’s population is growing twice as fast as Dallas County’s. #1 Frisco had the fastest growing population of the cities that make up Collin County from 2012-17.

Leaders of the nonpro " t Commu- nities Foundation of Texas said they could not have anticipated the COVID- 19 crisis when they embarked last year on a comprehensive analysis of eco- nomic opportunity in Collin County. The resulting report, released in October, now serves as a baseline for BY MIRANDA JAIMES AND LIESBETH POWERS

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FROMMIRANDA: This December edition includes Frisco’s fourth annual Senior Living Guide (see Page 15), which features listings of senior living communities in the city as well as resources seniors can use. We’ve also included a story that provides an update on Frisco’s senior recreation center, The Grove (see Page 21).

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NOWOPEN 1 Atrium Salon & Studio opened in No- vember at 7511 Main St., Ste. 220, Frisco. The salon and studio o ! ers hair cutting services, styling, a dry bar, makeup appli- cation, facials and waxing. In addition to typical salon services, Atrium is o ! ering a rent-by-the-hour photography space with a variety of props and backdrops. 972-704-3771. www.atriumsalonstudio.com 2 Chop Stop opened in November at 3266 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. 100, Frisco. The shop o ! ers a variety of salad bowls, soups, and wraps that include gluten-free and vegan options. 469-444-6061. chopstop.com 3 Karma Fitness is expected to open in mid-December at the Ford Building in the Rail District at 6990 Main St., Frisco. The studio by Jenny Dean will o ! er hot yoga classes and " tness training. 214-770-2611. www.karma " tnessstudio.com 4 A cellphone repair shop opened in November at 3333 Preston Road, Ste. 106, Frisco. The shop, uBreakiFix , which has locations across the U.S. and Canada, specializes in repairing small electronics, such as smartphones, tablets and com- puters. The store " xes issues ranging from cracked screens to software issues. 214-407-8550. www.ubreaki " x.com COMING SOON 5 Ho ! ’s Steaks & Steins is slated to open in early 2021 at 5454 Main St., Ste. 123, Frisco, in the former location of The British Lion Pub. The restaurant will o ! er classic German schnitzel, steaks and more. ho ! ssteaksandsteins.com

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7 KidZania celebrated its " rst anniver- sary at Stonebriar Centre, 2617 Preston Road, Frisco, in late November. Following a closure due to COVID-19 earlier this year, the interactive education and en- tertainment center for children reopened July 31 with new sanitation and safety measures. The Frisco location is KidZa- nia’s " rst location in the U.S. 214-618-0248. www.kidzaniausa.com RENOVATIONS 8 The Mooyah at 5170 W. Main St., Frisco, is set to reopen with renovations in December. The renovations, which will cost around $100,000, include new hardwood # oors, hardwood tables and pendant lighting over each booth. 469-545-3240. www.mooyah.com IN THE NEWS 9 99 Ranch Market began o ! ering a new service in late October: direct deliv- ery from the grocery store in as fast as an hour via Instacart. The market that spe- cializes in Asian and international items is located at 9292 Warren Parkway, Frisco. 469-970-8899. www.99ranch.com

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10 Sweets on a Stick is now selling pre- made sweets at 6868 Pecan St., Frisco. The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops. Sweets on a Stick also o ! ers cookie-decorating classes on a private ba- sis. The shop previously only sold custom ordered sweets. 972-214-9334. https://sweetsonastickfrisco.com CLOSINGS 11 Pure Plates , a health food restau- rant, closed its Frisco location at 8549 Gaylord Parkway. 214-494-8038. http://pureplatesfrisco.com

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in November near The Star in Frisco. The o $ ce o ! ers preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sports dentistry, re- storative dentistry, emergency dentistry, teeth whitening, dental laser therapy and other dental services. 214-214-7790. https://modernbitedentistry.com 6 Renee’s Jerk Chicken food truck opened in November at 2600 Network Blvd., and will move to various Frisco locations. Visit its Facebook page for its current location. The restaurant’s signa- ture dish features smoked jerk chicken marinated for 24 hours served with rice, peas and a house salad. 469-795-8303. https://reneesjerkchicken.com 7 Tapout Fitness Frisco opened in Oc- tober at 5480 FM 423, Ste. 300. The stu- dio expects to announce a grand opening within the next month. The " tness studio o ! ers kickboxing, martial arts, boot camp and high intensity interval training class- es. 972-292-9425. www.frisco.tapout " tness.com 8 Today’s Vision opened in early Octo- ber at 1525 US 380, Ste. 300, Frisco. The clinic provides several services, including lens " ttings, glasses, eye exams and orthokeratology. 901-290-3099. www.tv380423.com 9 Zalat Pizza opened in early Novem- ber at 4275 Legacy Drive, Frisco. The Fris- co location functions as a ghost kitchen for cooking pizzas and takeout delivery via third-party delivery apps or Zalat’s website. The new location will not be open for dine-in service. Zalat is known for its pepperoni pizza and unique pizza

combinations with ingredients such as elote, reuben and pho. 469-483-0420. www.zalatpizza.com COMING SOON 10 Chido Taco Lounge is coming to Frisco in early 2021 at 6959 Lebanon Road, Ste. 123. Owner Blaine McGowan says Chido aims to provide Frisco-area residents a dining experience that focus- es on “killer tacos.” “Our goal at Chido is to capture a multicultural fusion with a focus on tacos as the main vehicle for delivering # avor and fun,” McGowan said. “Our menu will feature tacos at the core, but we will have main plates and secret menu items that are sure to be a crowd favorite.” www.chidodfw.com 11 Maker’s Gym , a creative co-working concept studio, is set to open in January at 7511 Main St., Ste. 200, Frisco. The studio will give members access to pro- duction studios, production equipment rentals, training and educational classes. www.makersgym.com RELOCATIONS 12 Maryam Hair Salon , which is cur- rently located in The Colony, is moving to 4280 Main St., Ste. 350, Frisco this month. The salon o ! ers haircuts, styling, perms, coloring, facials, threading and makeup application. 469-388-1614. www.maryamhairsalon.com ANNIVERSARIES 13 Kwench Juice Cafe celebrated its

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NOWOPEN 1 AT&T opened a new store in October at 1555 US 380, Ste. 1000, Frisco. AT&T stores sell mobile phones and cellphone apparatus. 469-481-6466. www.att.com 2 Credit Union of Texas opened a new branch in Frisco at 4770 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 300, in early December. The credit union will be o ! ering sev- eral banking services including savings accounts, loans, home equity loans, mortgage loans, re " nances, personal loans and other " nancial services. 972-263-9497. www.cutx.org 3 Game Day Style opened in early

November at The Star in Frisco at 6635 Cowboys Way. The boutique sells hand- made, vintage-style and sports clothing, jewelry and decor. 469-200-5817. https:// # eastyle.com/game-day-style 4 A new Tru by Hilton location opened in early November at 2310 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco. The hotel is situated near Dr Pepper Ballpark, Stonebriar Centre, IKEA and The Ford Center at The Star and o ! ers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a " tness center and nonsmoking rooms. 800-445- 8667. www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ dfwfcru-tru-frisco-dallas 5 Modern Bite Dentistry opened at 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 790, Frisco,

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one-year anniversary in Frisco in late October. The cafe, located at 6750 Gay- lord Parkway, Ste. 136, Frisco, sells juices made from fresh fruit purchased from local farmers markets and opts not to use frozen fruits. 469-200-5777. www.kwenchjuicefrisco.com RENOVATIONS 14 The Westin Stonebriar hotel reopened in October after completing renovations valued at $30 million. Among the renovations are a new " tness studio, a new daytime co ! ee bar and cocktail lounge, and a new Southern cuisine-style restaurant. In early 2021, the resort will open a new outdoor yoga lawn and run- ning trail and is set to reopen its outdoor pool and bar at 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco. 972-668-8000. www.marriott.com WORTH THE TRIP 15 Blast SwimAcademy is opening in mid-January at 1710 FM 423, Little Elm. The academy will o ! er swimming lessons for children age 3 months and up. 214-441-6608. https://blastswim.com/ pages/frisco

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Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Star in Frisco, Winning Drive, Frisco. 972-292-9510. https:// $ eastyle.com/market-at-the-star/ 05 FROSTY 5KANDMERRYMILE The 15th annual Frosty 5K and Merry Mile will be a virtual event this year. Participants will be able to choose the route and time to run a 3.2 mile course anytime from Dec. 1-31. $30. 972- 292-5000. www.friscotexas.gov/1184/ Frosty-5K 12 COOKIES & CASTLES FRISCO This gingerbread decorating extravaganza will be a drive-thru and pick up event to allow participants to bring the festivities home. Proceeds will bene ! t Scottish Rite for Children as well as the Tri Delta Foundation. $20-$55. Noon-4 p.m. Scottish Rite for Children- Frisco, 5700 Dallas Parkway, Frisco. https://cookiesandcastlesfrisco.com/ 19 2020 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ FRISCO BOWL The 2020 college bowl season will kick o # with a game between a team from the American Athletic Conference and an at-large selection. Price TBA. 6 p.m. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. 888-323-4625. https://thefriscobowl.com

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Visitors will have the chance to pose for a photo with the Grinch in his cave. Each group of up to ! ve guests will get a professionally shot photo and a collectible Grinch ornament. $50. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Daily). Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. www.grinchgrotto.com/ DECEMBER 05 DASHING THROUGH THE SQUARE This drive-thru event is taking the place of the Merry Main Street festival this year. The event will feature lights, music, holiday characters and Frisco’s o " cial tree lighting. Price TBA. 6-8:30 p.m. Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. 972-292-5000. www.friscotexas.gov/916/ Merry-Main-Street 05 FLEA STYLE’SMARKET AT THE STAR This pop-up outdoor market will feature more than 40 vendors o # ering fashion items, home decor, jewelry and more. Additional entertainment will include children’s activities and food specials.

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The nightly attraction features the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. Free. 6-10 p.m. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco. 214-872-1054. www. friscosquare.com/cits-overview

Appointments can be made by phone for LazyPaw Animal Hospitals’ annual holiday pet photo event. Free. Noon- 5 p.m. LazyPaw Animal Hospitals, 7380 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco. 972-712-1300. www.lazypawvet.com

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NOWTHROUGH JAN. 3 RADIANCE! AHOLIDAY LIGHT SPECTACULAR This 20-30 minute drive features more than a mile of holiday light displays and light tunnels. A special radio station frequency will be provided to allow visitors to listen to holiday music during the drive. $30-$50. 5:30-10 p.m. daily. Dr

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Children can get a picture with Santa Claus as part of a no-contact visit in the mall’s lower level near Macy’s. $39.99- $49.99. Noon-6 p.m. (Nov. 20-Dec. 23), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 24). Stonebriar Centre,

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COMPILED BY FRANCESCA D’ANNUNZIO ONGOING PROJECTS 1 PGA Parkway Phase 2 Construction of PGA Parkway from Teel Parkway to west of Legacy Drive is underway. Paving has been completed on the eastbound lanes, and the pavement process for the westbound lanes began in early November. Timeline: spring 2019-December 2020 Cost: $6.62 million

4 Street and roadway lights Construction of new roadway lighting is now underway on A Wade Boulevard, B Prestmont Place, C First Street and D North County Road. Timeline: fall 2020-April 2021 Cost: $860,000 Funding source: city of Frisco COMING SOON 5 Panther Creek Parkway Design work for Panther Creek Parkway from the Dallas North Tollway to Preston Road was completed and submitted for review in November. The project entails the construction of a new six-lane road where one does not currently exist. The city anticipates construction will begin in early 2021. Timeline: early 2020-November 2020 (design); early 2021-late 2022 (construc- tion) Cost: $35 million Funding source: city of Frisco, Collin County 6 Widening US 380 in Denton County Design work is 95% complete for a proj- ect to widen US 380 from ! ve lanes to six lanes in Denton County from Mahard Parkway to Loop 288. Timeline: January 2020-early 2021 (design); spring 2021-late 2022 (con- struction) Cost: $160 million Funding source: TBD

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Construction to widen Lebanon Road from Parkwood Boulevard to Ohio Drive and John Hickman Parkway is underway, despite a delayed start. Underground utilities and earthwork were completed in October. All paving operations are expected to be complete by March. Timeline: August 2020-March 2021 Cost: $5.2 million Funding source: city of Frisco 3 Coit Road widening The city of Frisco expects that con- struction to widen Coit Road will begin sometime in mid-December. The project will widen Coit Road from SH 121 to Main Street from four lanes to six lanes. The city anticipates that construction will last 15 months. Timeline: December 2020-early 2022 Cost: $7.2 million Funding source: city of Frisco

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MODERAFRISCOSQUARE Mill Creek Residential recently broke ground on the Modera Frisco Square luxury apartment development. As part of the 147-acre Frisco Square development, It is slated to include 360 luxury apartments, a resort-style pool deck and a series of courtyards. The community is expected to be open to residents in spring 2022.

HERITAGE SQUARE PARK Frisco contracted with TBG Partners Nov. 2 for design services and construction administration of this planned park, which will be located on the south side of the City Hall parking garage. The agreement will provide more comprehensive plans for a proposed water feature in the park. EDGESTONE AT LEGACY Developers of Edgestone at Legacy recently opened additional homesites and made new designs available as part of the community’s third phase. The new designs are in " uenced by European-inspired architecture. The community is located at the intersection of Legacy Drive and Stonebrook Parkway on the city’s west side. UNT AT FRISCO Work to redesign the planned University of North Texas at Frisco branch campus is currently underway with design consultants Ayers Saint Gross. The UNT System board of regents reviewed the redesign during its November meeting, o # cials said. The campus is expected to begin hosting classes in the spring 2023 semester.

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ELECTIONRESULTS

Stricklin, Rummel advance to runo ! election for City Council Place 5 seat

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING US 380 Denton County Feasibility Study

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

Commons, 8300 McKinney Road. Denton County polling locations for early voting and election day are Frisco Fire Station No. 4, 4485 Cotton Gin Road; Frisco Fire Station No. 6, 3535 Eldorado Pkwy.; and Frisco Fire Station No. 7, 330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy. To view candidate Q&As and coverage, visit www.communityim- pact.com. CityCouncil Place6 Council Member Brian Livingston received 58% of the total votes to win re-election to the Place 6 position over challengers Sai Krishna and Sadaf Haq. Livingston said his top priorities for his next term include taking care of " rst responders. Frisco ISDboardof trustees Educator Dynette A. Davis won election to the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 seat with nearly 36% of the total votes cast. Davis, a former teacher and the founder and CEO of Dymensions Educational Consulting LLC, defeated Muni Janagarajan and Amit Kalra. A fourth candidate, Sean Heatley, was also on the ballot, but he withdrew before the election. Davis will replace incumbent trustee Anne McCausland, who chose not to seek another term.

Frisco City Council and the Frisco ISD board of trustees will each see one returning member and one new member following the Nov. 3 election. Frisco Mayor Je ! Cheney and Frisco ISD Place 5 trustee Debbie Gillespie were each re-elected after running unopposed for their positions. CityCouncil Place 5 Dan Stricklin and Laura Rummel will face o ! in a Dec. 8 runo ! election for the Place 5 seat on City Council. The runo ! election was called because none of the seven candidates for the Place 5 position received more than 50% of the votes cast during the Nov. 3 election. Stricklin received nearly 27% of the ballots cast, and Rummel received nearly 24%. They outpaced the other candidates, Ruan Meintjes, Rob Cox, Josh Meek, RamMajji and Hava Johnston. Current Council Member Tim Nelson reached the term limit for the position and could not seek re-elec- tion. Early voting for the runo ! ends at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, but polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on election day. Collin County polling locations for early voting and election day are Col- lin College Frisco Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd.; Frisco Fire Station No. 8, 14700 Rolater Road; and The Grove at Frisco

From I-35 to Collin County Line CSJs: 0135-10-061, 0135-10-062 Denton County, Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting a feasibility study for improvements to US 380 from I-35 to the Collin County Line in Denton County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project. The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation explaining the proposed project, which includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits and materials for your review. The virtual public meeting materials will be posted to www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US380DentonPM2 on Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020 and will remain available online through the comment period deadline of Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. If you do not have internet access, you may call (214) 320-4469 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Comments may be provided by mail, email or voicemail as explained below. Please note that the materials will not be available until Dec. 2, 2020. The purpose of the study is to analyze potential roadway options for US 380 in Denton County, including improving the existing alignment or utilizing new alignments. Alignment options could require additional right-of-way to accommodate the project. Maps and drawings showing the proposed project location and design, tentative project schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project will be available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US380DentonPM2 . The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language RU\RXKDYHGLIÀFXOW\FRPPXQLFDWLQJHIIHFWLYHO\LQ(QJOLVKRQHZLOOEHSURYLGHG to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting, please contact Emily 0F&DQQ7['273XEOLF,QIRUPDWLRQ2IÀFHU7['27'DOODV'LVWULFWDW   4485 no later than 4 p.m., on Nov. 23, 2020. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange . Written, electronic, and voicemail comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to the TxDOT 'DOODV'LVWULFW2IÀFH(86+LJKZD\0HVTXLWH7;RUYLD email to Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov. An online comment form option will also be made available during the virtual public meeting. Verbal comments will also be accepted by calling (833) 933-0435 and leaving a voicemail. Responses to written and verbal comments received will be available online at www. keepitmovingdallas.com/US380DentonPM2 once they have been prepared. All comments must be received on or before Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 . If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual meeting, please contact the TxDOT Project Manager, Mr. Stephen Endres, P.E., by phone at 214-320-4469 or by email at Stephen.Endres@txdot. gov. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have EHHQFDUULHGRXWE\7['27SXUVXDQWWR86&DQGD0HPRUDQGXPRI 8QGHUVWDQGLQJGDWHG'HFHPEHUDQGH[HFXWHGE\)+:$DQG7['27

Winners were determined in each of the races held in Frisco on Nov. 3, except for the City Council, Place 5 position. The candidates with the two highest vote totals in that race will move on to a Dec. 8 runo ! election. BREAKDOWN RESULTS

Frisco Mayor

Frisco City Council, Place 6*

100% Je ! Cheney

20.39% Sai Krishna 57.92% Brian Livingston

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21.70% Sadaf Haq

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26.48% Muni Janagarajan 13.14% Amit Kalra 35.86% Dynette A. Davis 24.52% Sean Heatley**

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Frisco ISD board of trustees, Place 5 100% Debbie Gillespie

*PERCENTS DO NOT TOTAL 100% BECAUSE OF ROUNDING **WITHDREW IN SEPTEMBER

SOURCE: COLLIN COUNTY ELECTIONS " COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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COVID ! 19 AND THE FLU While they are caused by separate viruses, the ! u and COVID-19 can both cause serious disease or death, and they share some symptoms.

HEALTH CARE Healthexpertsadviseplanning for winter ! useasonduringCOVID " 19

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for Disease Control and Prevention is providing " u vaccines for residents of all ages this year in addition to the department’s ongoing Texas Vaccines for Children Program. Dr. Guy L. Culpepper, founder of Bent Tree Family Physicians, called this a “horrible year” to get the " u because many doctors may prefer to treat patients with fever through televisits or drive-thru testing. “Consequently, we’re going tomiss some pneumonia, some [sinus infec- tions with fever and] some " u because we may be on telehealth, presuming it’s COVID,” he said. “That’s going to delay treatment in a health care system that’s already delaying treatment.” Flu vaccinations for uninsured, underinsured andMedicaid-recipi- ent residents are available at Collin and Denton counties health clinics. O ! cials advise anyone 6 months or older to get a " u shot unless they have

Health o ! cials are preparing for a seasonal wave of in " uenza they said could compound health care system capacity concerns this year. Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical o ! cer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said that while " u season typically peaks between December andMarch, the timing and severity of the " u’s spread every year is uncertain. “Getting the " u shot is the single most important thing that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting the " u,” she said. Shuford said that while the DSHS works every year to share messaging about " u preparedness and preven- tion, e # orts to informTexans about " u shots and recommended precautions have increased this year. Beyond just communications from the state organization, Shuford said, the Centers BY BEN THOMPSON & WILLIAM C. WADSACK

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a medical reason not to do so. For patients with fever and symp- toms common with " u and COVID-19, Culpepper said it is best to get tested. “You [may] miss an opportunity to shorten a " u illness by starting " u medicine because we do have medicine for the " u,” he said. COVID-19 hospitalizations became an increasing concern for o ! cials in November. As of this publication's press time Dec. 1, patients con $ rmed

to have COVID-19 $ lledmore than 15% of hospital beds for $ ve consecutive days in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Denton, Collin, Tarrant and Dallas counties, among others, accord- ing to the Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard. According to an executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott that went into e # ect Oct. 14, if that number remains above the 15% threshold for seven consecutive days, it triggers a new series of restrictions.

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Frisco City Council Meets 5 p.m. Jan. 5 Open meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. www.friscotexas.gov Frisco ISD board of trustees Meets 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 www.friscoisd.org Collin County Commissioners Court Meets 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 14, 21, Jan. 4 www.collincountytx.gov Denton County Commissioners Court Meets 9 a.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22, Jan. 5 www.dentoncounty.gov Collin College board of trustees Meets 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 www.collin.edu MEETINGSWE COVER NUMBER TO KNOW Frisco saw more than a 4% increase in the $8.57 million in sales tax revenue allocated for November as compared with the same month a year ago. The allocation was based generally on purchases in September, the Texas State Comptroller’s O ! ce reported Nov. 12. $8.57M HIGHLIGHTS COLLIN COUNTY Commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries. Commissioners voted Nov. 23 to allocate an additional $2 million in reserves from the federal funding to the food and grocery assistance category of the Collin CARES budget. FRISCO A new o ! ce park to be built on US 380 got approval for a zoning change from City Council on Nov. 2. Council voted unanimously to rezone 11.1 acres on the south side of US 380 and east of Hollyhock Road from agricultural to o ! ce.

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within that area. It does not create any new taxes. The portion of Hall O # ce Park to be redeveloped is along Warren Parkway between Gaylord Parkway and Inter- net Boulevard. The current assessed value of the property within the TIRZ is more than $632 million. Frisco’s new TIRZ will collect 50% of the ad valorem taxes on the property and 50% of the sales tax generated over the next 25 years. Hall Group, the developer of the property, demolished a pair of three- story o # ce buildings at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways in March. The " rst phase of the rede- velopment is slated to include a new

FRISCO The city will participate in improvements planned as part of a Hall O # ce Park project that could increase the property’s value to nearly $2.2 billion over the next 20-30 years. As part of the redevelopment, Frisco City Council approved the creation of the city’s sixth tax incre- mental reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, on Dec. 1. The TIRZ will encompass the 175-acre Hall O # ce Park, which is bordered by Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway. A TIRZ is a form of " nancing that captures growth in property tax value of a certain area and uses the monies generated to fund improvements

district’s 13 member cities signed an amended wholesale water services contract Oct. 29 at the district’s head- quarters in Wylie. The new agreement includes an updated allocation method developed by the cities. That agreement will gradually adjust the annual water commitments for each city over the next eight years to more closely align with their historical water use. Then in 2029, that allocation method will move to a combination of the new annual minimums and actual water used. Beginning in 2033, the annual minimum for each member city will be based on a " ve-year rolling average of their actual water consumption. As cities set their own water rates, the new contract structure will have varying e ! ects on water bills. building at the corner of Warren and Internet as well as a parking structure and a potential performing arts facility for the city. City sta ! recommended using initial TIRZ funds to " nance the parking facility and plaza/open space/park improvements in the development. The city’s portion of the parking facility would be capped at $20 million, and an additional $15 million of TIRZ funds would be used for the open space improvements. City sta ! expect the open space improvements to cost a total of $30 million, with the developer supporting the additional cost.

O ! cials from the North Texas Municipal Water District and its member cities signed an amended water services contract Oct. 29. (Courtesy North Texas Municipal Water District)

FriscoOKs newwater rate structure FRISCO A new agreement on the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure will allow cost sharing to be phased in for its member cities over the next 13 years. That change BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

could have a ripple e ! ect on con- sumer water bills in Frisco as well as water bills in the district’s 12 other member cities. “It’s a big win for the region as a whole,” Frisco Mayor Je ! Cheney said in a statement. “I’m very proud of the e ! ort. This [agreement] makes sure we have a ‘fair price’ water model.” Representatives from each of the

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2020 Senior Living Guide

FFRISCO

DESIGNED BY MICHELLE DEGARD COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

Frisco’s senior population has grown at a rate similar to its overall population growth over the last decade. As seen in the charts below, which are based on 2019 population estimates, seniors make up more than 8.6% of Frisco’s total population. As average U.S. life expectancy rose as of 2018, Frisco’s senior population could continue to grow in the years to come. SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, COLLIN CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT, DENTON CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION " COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

SENIOR POPULATION INCREASE The number of seniors is increasing nationally and statewide. Here is how the senior population has changed in Frisco since 2014.

DEMOGRAPHICS

HEALTH INSURANCE Virtually all of Frisco’s senior population has health insurance.

Seniors make up 8.63% of Frisco’s total population, which recently surpassed 200,000.

Frisco Total population:

Frisco 99.78% Have health insurance The city of Frisco’s insured rate is 91.6%.

Frisco

200,513

20,000

17,306 Age 65 and older THE MOST RECENT DATA AVAILABLE

15,000

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10,000

The number of Frisco seniors who fall below the poverty line decreased from last year.

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5,000

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Bachelor’s degree or higher 51.75%

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MILITARYSERVICE 5,263 seniors in Frisco are military veterans. Veterans make up around 30% of Frisco’s seniors.

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For the # rst time in U.S. history, in 2035, people age 65 and older will outnumber those age 18 and younger.

LIFE EXPECTANCY The average U.S. life expectancy rose from

ELIGIBLE TAX EXEMPTIONS

Texas residents who are age 65 and older or who are disabled qualify for an additional homestead exemption on school district taxes. Here are some other taxing entities that o ! er a senior exemption.

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68 years in 1950

City of Frisco

$80,000

Frisco ISD

$10,000

Collin County

$30,000

Prosper ISD

$10,000

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79 years in 2018.

Denton County

$55,000

Little Elm ISD

$10,000

Collin College

$30,000

Lewisville ISD

$10,000

Note: The exemptions for residents age 65 and older are in addition to any taxing entity’s general homestead exemption.

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