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Empty Bowls eventmarks 10years of " ghting hunger

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5-year agreement with TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament has made a

This year, as local nonpro ! ts have had to stretch their resources to address heightened need in the community, the 10th annual Empty Bowls event in McKinney is coming at the perfect time, o " cials said. In 2019, Community Lifeline Center distributed 50,000 pounds of food through its small food pan- try. In 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the nonpro ! t distributed 740,000 pounds of food, its Executive Director Scott Elliott said. The nonpro ! t’s rental assistance program also saw increased demands in 2020, with the center quadru- pling the amount it distributed in 2019 for the program. That’s where Empty Bowls steps in. Empty Bowls CONTINUED ON 20

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annually, with the McKinney Community Development Corp. contributing half and the rest coming from the city’s general fund budget.

$40M-$50M The tournament is estimated to bring the city a year over the course of the event ECONOMIC IMPACT

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Spectator boxes are constructedApril 5 at TPC Craig Ranch for the AT&TByronNelson.

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ByronNelson tournament to teeo ! inMcKinney For the ! rst time in its seven-decade history, the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament will be played outside Dallas County, as the city of McKinney will play host at TPC Craig Ranch. The competition starts May 13. that this golf course would someday host the Byron Nelson,” Craig said. “It took a little longer than I thought. Seventeen years later, it has become a reality.” BY MIRANDA JAIMES

“Toomany Collin County families go without adequate food— it’s up tous to work together to change that.”

Securing the tournament is something Byron Nelson o " cials have credited to support from Craig Ranch and the city of McKinney. The tourna- ment will create an estimated economic bene ! t of between $40 million-$50 million annually. The Byron Nelson is a weeklong event with four CONTINUED ON 18

The move to McKinney is one that David Craig, the master developer of Craig Ranch and the founder of its golf club, said he always predicted. “When we hired Tom Weiskopf to design TPC Craig Ranch, I made it very clear that my vision was

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FEET ON FIRE? 1XPEQHVV WLQJOLQJ" %DODQFHLVVXHV" the weekend of April 10 at 7001 S. Custer Road, McKinney. The " tness center o ! ers Pilates classes at four di ! erent levels with a focus on balance, strength, mobility and $ exibility. 469-701-1254. www.clubpilates. com/location/southmckinney 9 The Learning Experience at Hardin Village opened in McKinney on April 12 at 1460 Hardin Blvd., McKinney. The day care opened April 6 at 1890 N. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 330, McKinney. The " tness studio will use technology and scienti " c training methods to o ! er personalized, 20-minute workouts to help clients reach their " tness goals, such as improving strength, stamina, muscle tone, weight and overall health. Group training with a maximum of four people is also o ! ered, and the business will provide a small, clean and private studio. The Exercise Coach is suitable for people of all " tness levels. Ap- pointments are required. 469-636-7039. www.exercisecoach.com/mckinney 7 LY Out ! tters opened the " rst week of April in downtown McKinney. The concept comes from Matt Hamilton, the owner of Local Yocal Farm to Market and Local Yocal BBQ & Grill. The store will focus on selling premier Western wear for men, featuring products primarily made in Texas and America. Brands o ! ered at the store include Bed Stu, which o ! ers organic leath- er boots; Rios of Mercedes boot company; Fenoglio Boot Company; Texas Standard; and Kimes Ranch Jeans, which have been featured on the TV show “Yellowstone.” The store is located at 110 Tennessee St., McKinney. 469-424-0897. www.localyocalout " tters.com 8 Club Pilates held a grand opening E . V I R GI N I A S T . E . L O U I S I A N A S 5 5

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may purchase beer or wine and enjoy it on the patio. The space will also host music performances on the weekends. Later this month, the kitchen will open for breakfast and light lunches, such as sandwiches. Additionally, the store o ! ers grocery and convenience items, such as paper towels and dog food. 214-842-8811. www.dempseysmckinney.com 3 Shelby’s Pizza opened Jan. 1 at 210 N Coit Road, Ste. 220, McKinney. The fam- ily-owned business o ! ers a wide range of menu items, including cheesy bread appetizers, customizable pizza and cal- zone options, sandwiches, salads, wings and pasta. The restaurant also o ! ers curbside pickup and no-contact delivery to customers within a 5-mile radius. 469-617-7065. www.shelbyspizza.com 4 Sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s opened March 24 at 6720 Alma Road, McKinney, within Hub 121. Jersey Mike’s o ! ers fresh- sliced and fresh-grilled subs on fresh-

baked bread along with vegetables, such as onions, lettuce and tomatoes, and what is called The Juice—a combination of red wine vinegar and olive oil. 972-363-0030. www.jerseymikes.com 5 Harrison, Walker & Harper LLC , a con- struction and industrial services company, announced March 22 that it has expanded its Texas operations with a new headquar- ters in Historic Downtown McKinney. The company has moved to 400 W. Virginia St., Ste. 100, McKinney, the former home of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. The new o # ce is an addition to the com- pany’s main headquarters in Paris, Texas, and will allow the company to provide services to the Dallas-Fort Worth metrop- lex. The company will initially add 10 jobs to this new location but plans to grow its team as time goes on, according to a press release. 800-442-8326. www.hwh1887.com 6 The Exercise Coach, known for its personalized, one-on-one training sessions, DAVIS ST.

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center provides child care and preschool education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. 214-491-4253. www.thelearning experience.com/center/hardin-village COMING SOON 10 A new car wash is on its way to 5001 Collin McKinney Parkway, McKinney. City Council approved a speci " c-use permit at an April 6 meeting to allow Oasis Car Wash to build on a 2-acre corner lot. The business will operate as a “ $ ex”-style car wash, which means that it will o ! er a variety of full-service and self-service cleanings. An opening date has not yet been announced. A phone number and website are coming soon. CLOSINGS 11 In March, the Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas announced that the Russell H. Perry

Animal Care Center and Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in McKinney is set to close April 30. The SPCA completed a facility and operational review of the Perry Campus and determined that “the changing nature of animal sheltering versus pro-active community pet support and cost to repair or replace the facility” would not be " nancially feasible at this time, according to an SPCA news release. Sta ! will remain at the Perry Campus to care for the animals there until the fa- cility closes, the release stated. Animals there will continue to be available for adoption until the facility’s closure. Any animals that remain after the closure will be transferred to the SPCA of Texas’ oth- er locations, which will remain open with programs and services unchanged, for continued care and adoption. The Perry Campus is located at 8411 Stacy Road, McKinney. 214-742-7722. www.spca.org/perryshelter

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APRIL 22 VIRTUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS CELEBRATION The McKinney Chamber of Commerce, the city of McKinney and other area organizations will present awards celebrating businesses’ contributions to the community. Ticket packages include wine and a food box of charcuterie items. 4-6 p.m. $50 (individual), $80 (couple), $500 (VIP package for eight). Virtual event. www.mckinneychamber.com/ 2021communityawards 24 PARTY ON THE PATIO The McKinney Parks and Recreation Department presents an open-air music series. Patrons can bring their own wine or beer to drink al fresco while enjoying live music by folk string band The Bodarks. Capacity is limited. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Towne Lake, 2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. 972-547-2690. https:// ! .me/e/d8FOP2YWe MAY 01 DERBY DAYWHISKEY &WINEWALK Fans of the Kentucky Derby can celebrate the day by dressing up and spending

the day exploring Historic Downtown McKinney while sampling whiskey cocktails and wine at various restaurants and shops. Patrons will receive a passport for 12 samples of wine at shops and can win prizes. Noon-6 p.m. $30.48 (wine only), $41.97 (wine and whiskey). Historic Downtown McKinney, 103 E. Virginia St., McKinney. 972-547-9463. www.derbydaywalk.eventbrite.com 01 MENTAL HEALTH FAIR Over 15 organizations will be present at this event to help community members get connected to mental health services along with music, food trucks and giveaways. Noon-4 p.m. Free. The Hope Clinic of McKinney, 103 E. Lamar St., McKinney. 469-712-4246. www.hopeclinicmckinney.org/about/fair 07 THROUGH08 AND 14 THROUGH 15 ‘RADIO SUSPENSE THEATRE: THE FIRST EPISODE’ In this homage to popular 1930s radio dramas, the McKinney Repertory Theatre troupe will bring two original, suspenseful tales to life with music and ads from the era. 8-10 p.m. $22 (general admission). McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater, 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. 469-389-1369. www.mckinneyrep.org

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AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR MCKINNEY AIR CENTER

The volunteer-run Commemorative Air Force is touring the country as “the world’s largest ! ying museum.” History bu " s will be able to tour, learn about and ride on World War II-era aircraft such as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Fi # ” and L-26B Commander “Ike’s Bird,” which served as Air Force One for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 (adults), $10 (ages 11-17), free (age 10 and under), aircraft rides start at $225. McKinney Air Center, 1500 E. Industrial Blvd., McKinney. 972-387-2924. www.airpowersquadron.org/ mckinney-texas (Photo courtesy Commemorative Air Force B29-B24 Squadron)

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have been completed at Hardin and White. Construction is expected to be ! nished for all locations by the end of this year. Timeline: December 2020- December 2021 Cost: $1.8 million Funding source: city of McKinney 3 Wilmeth Road capacity improvements Construction continues on two additional travel lanes on Wilmeth Road from east of Redbud Boulevard to SH 5 and on installation of median lighting between US 75 and SH 5. Further construction is expected to begin in May and will have minimal impacts to the existing tra " c # ow in the area, said Nicholas Ataie, McKinney capital improvement project manager, in an email. Construction is expected to be completed next spring. Timeline: June 2020-spring 2022 Cost : $3 million Funding source: city of McKinney UPCOMING PROJECTS 4 Virginia Parkway widening This project will widen Virginia Parkway from four lanes to six lanes between Custer Road and Virginia Parklands Boulevard. When the project is com- pleted, Virginia will include six lanes between Custer and US 75. Design work for this project has been completed, and construction is expected to begin in May. Work is expected to take about seven months. During construction, daily lane closures will take place between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Timeline : May-December Cost: $2.5 million Funding source: city of McKinney MAP NOT TO SCALE N

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CITY HIGHLIGHTS MCKINNEY ISD February’s Winter Storm Uri caused damage at all but ! ve McKinney ISD campuses o " cials said March 23. MISD trustees allocated about $285,000 to replace the wood # oors at Evans Middle School’s gymnasium at the March board meeting. Evans su $ ered ! ve frozen sprinkler pipe breaks, according to MISD meeting documents. One major break # ooded the auxiliary gym and the main competition gym at the school and damaged the maple wood # oors, per meeting documents. Other pipe bursts took place over tile # oors or other surfaces that handled water better than wood, o " cials said. Floor replacements will begin this summer and be ! nished before school resumes. Collin County Commissioners Court Meets April 26, May 3, 10 and 17 at 1:30 p.m. www.collincountytx.gov McKinney City Council Meets April 20 and May 11 at 6 p.m. www.mckinneytexas.org McKinney ISD MEETINGSWE COVER

Work completed on newhealth center MCKINNEY In partnership with the North Texas Family Health Foun- dation, the city announcedMarch 22 the completion of the Family Health Center on Virginia. The new facility will o # er primary medical and dental care as well as counseling services to uninsured and underinsured patients. Fees will be on a sliding scale based on family size and income, o $ cials said. “As population surges, so does the need for quali ! ed primary health providers and accessible healthcare,” McKinney Mayor George Fuller said in a release. “The Family Health Center on Virginia will act as a catalyst of opportunities for ... health education, primary healthcare and wellness our city needs.”

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NewcommunityHighland Lakes to o ! er nearly 1,400homes The Amenity Center at Highland Lakes will o ! er a pool, a " tness center and a park. RENDERING COURTESY TAYLOR MORRISON

MCKINNEY A new master-planned community with 1,376 homes is coming to 450 acres in McKinney. Taylor Morrison, in partnership with Pulte Homes, announced March 30 that it had purchased the ! rst two phases of the joint development. The community, called Highland Lakes, is located on the north side of Bloomdale Road and south of FM 1461. Homes in Highland Lakes will start in the low $300,000s, a news release stated. “Highland Lakes will be a " agship

development for Taylor Morrison on the east side of DFW,” said Keith Hurand, president of Taylor Morri- son’s Dallas division, in the release. “It is an ideal location in northern McKinney that has extensive open space including a beautiful lake.” Construction on the community is slated to start in April and will take place in multiple phases. Homes in Highland Lakes will be zoned to Prosper ISD and “will attract buyers at various life stages,” Hurand said in the release.

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S A M P L E B A L L O T

*Incumbent

CITY OF MCKINNEY Mayor Jimmy R. Stewart** George Fuller* Tom Meredith Council Member, District 1 Cris Trevino Johnny Moore Stan Penn Justin Beller Council Member, District 3 Vicente Torres Gere’ Feltus City Council, At Large Brian J. Magnuson Charlie Philips*

COLLIN COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Place 7 Jim Orr* Helen Chang Place 8 Misty Irby Bob Collins* Place 9 Andy Hardin* Jacoby Stewart Sr. FRISCO ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES Place 6 John Classe* Place 7 Evelyn Brooks René Archambault*

MCKINNEY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES Place 1 Maria McKinzie* Larry Jagours Place 2 Philip Hassler* Anthony Congine Place 3 Kathi Livezey*

PROPOSITION A Authorizing the board of trustees of the McKinney Independent School District to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenue. PROPOSITION B Ratifying the ad valorem tax rate of $1.5064 per $100 valuation in the McKinney Independent School District for the current year, a rate that will result in an increase of 1.95% in maintenance and operations tax revenue for the district for the current year as compared to the preceding year, which would be an additional $3,473,704.

PROPOSITION C The issuance of $245,000,000 of bonds by the McKinney Independent School District for school facilities and the purchase of land and buses and the imposition of a tax su ! cient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds. This is a property tax increase. PROPOSITION D The issuance of $30,000,000 of bonds by the McKinney Independent School District for technology and the imposition of a tax su ! cient to pay the principal and interest on the bonds. This is a property tax increase.

Erwin Garcia Chad Green Place 7 Serena Ashcroft Joy Booth Harvey Oaxaca J.B. Franze

**JIMMY R. STEWART HAS WITHDRAWN.

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Incumbent

McKinneymayor Occupation: mayor Relevant experience: mayor of McKinney; chair of McKinney Com- munity Development Corp.; business owner; developer; builder; GEORGE FULLER

Occupation: property manager; oil and gas consultant Relevant experience: city committee for downtown parking, 2016; vice president, TOM MEREDITH

Why are you running for o ! ce?

Why are you running for o ! ce? I want to continue serving this city I love. Since elected, we have lowered the tax rate more than [in] the past 20 years combined and, this year, passed the ! rst no-new-rev- enue tax rate. In 2020, we grew our year- over-year commercial tax base 70% over the rate four years ago. We secured the PGA Byron Nelson for the next ! ve years [and] brought the airport from requiring annual city subsidy to being pro ! table, and today, we are rated the safest city of our size in Tex- as. I want to continue our success and would be honored for the opportunity.

We have opportunities tomakeMcKinney better in the future. I have a lot of experienceworking with city government, and I have a track record of getting things done. We need government that is open, transparent and inclusive. We need to evaluate economic development and infrastruc- ture projects based on sound economic analysis that showwe are choosing projects that are best for all of our residents and not just for the bene ! t of a small group of people. We need to bemore competitive in bringing the types of business McKinney needs and supporting our existing businesses. To accomplish this, we need tomake it easier to do business inMcKinney.

president of Stonebridge Commercial Association; co-founder of Love Life Foundation; husband to Maylee Thomas and father to four wonderful children www.mayorfuller.com

treasurer of downtown property own- ers, 2003-09; 2010 city bond commit- tee, 2014-19; Grassroots McKinney—in- terviewed and endorsed candidates; Main Street board; led ad hoc e ! orts www.meredithformckinney.com

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Get to know the candidates running in the local election

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Incumbent

D A T E S T O K N O W April 19 First day of early voting April 20 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) April 27 Last day of early voting

Registered voters in Collin County can cast their ballots at any open polling location within the county during the early voting period and on election day. A list of county voting locations can be found at www.collincountytx/gov.elections/election_ information. W H E R E T O V O T E

May 1 Election day May 1 Last day to receive ballot by mail (unless late-arriving deadline applies)

Council Member, District 1

Council Member, District 3

STAN PENN

Occupation: commer- cial loan o # cer Relevant experience: I’ve served on numerous nonpro " t boards, such as the McKinney Cham- ber of Commerce, Holy JUSTIN BELLER

Occupation: computer science department administrator Relevant experience: I balance the di ! ering needs of more than 40 professors while VICENTE TORRES

GERE’ FELTUS

Occupation: physician Relevant experience: Economic Develop- ment Corp. board of directors; Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney; advisory

Occupation: owner of The Celt and Dempsey’s Place

Relevant experience: 30-year career in bank- ing; numerous civic and charitable organizations, including board chair for United Way; past Rotary Club president, Lions Club and Kiwanis member; chamber board member

council to Police Chief Greg Conley; Col- lin County Law Enforcement Academy board of directors; 2019 Public Safety Bond Committee; county’s Children’s Advocacy Center, board of directors www.feltus4mckinney.com

Family School Board and the McKinney Housing Authority. I work as a commercial banker and have to understand project management and " nancial performance. www.votebeller.com

helping them manage their " nancial accounts and assure compliance with research grant requirements. I have served on the university’s sta ! council that votes on issues. www.torresformckinney.com

and " nance committee chair www.pennformckinney.org

City Council, At Large BRIAN J. MAGNUSON Occupation: art edu- cator Relevant experience: church member; citizen of McKinney; U.S. Army Reserves and Nation- al Guard infantry-

Candidate did not respond to request for responses CRIS TREVINO

JOHNNY MOORE

Occupation: attorney Relevant experience: McKinney City Council member at large, 2017-present; board chair, Texoma Em- maus Community; CHARLIE PHILIPS

Candidate did not respond to request for responses

Cornerstone Ranch board of directors; McKinney Community Health Clinic board of directors; Hope School board of directors www.charliephilips.com

man; volunteer; coach; son, brother, husband, father and freedom-loving patriot www.facebook.com/brianjmagnuson- mckinneyatlarge1

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McKinney ISD board of trustees, Place 1

McKinney ISD board of trustees, Place 2

Occupation: Raytheon, Logistics I MARIA MCKINZIE

Occupation: pastor; retired MISD employee Relevant experience: 13 years of working in special education in Lewisville and McKin- ney ISDs risingdove_92@gmail.com LARRY JAGOURS

Occupation: Owner-op- erator of Chick- ! l-A PHILIP HASSLER

Occupation: assistant service manager at Park Place Lexus ANTHONY CONGINE Relevant experience: radio broadcaster, as- sistant service manager for Lexus www.facebook.com/conginefor mckinneyisd

CityLine in Richardson Relevant experience: current service as Place 2 trustee, ! nance and law degree holder, small business leader, father of two MISD students www.philiphassler.org

Relevant experience: appointed to complete Leonard Evans’ term, was the ! rst Hispanic trustee in MISD, McKin- ney native. www.facebook.com/mckinzie4 mckinneykids

McKinney ISD board of trustees, Place 3

Occupation: contract software trainer; o " ce manager KATHI LIVEZEY

Occupation: sales, The Armstrong Company Relevant experience: ERWIN GARCIA

CHAD GREEN

Occupation: CEO, Five Star Innovation

Relevant experience: I have worked with dis- tricts and state agencies on school improvement. I have worked on stud- ies with accountability, and I know what testing can and can't do. www.green4mckinney.com

Relevant experience: current service as Place 3 trustee; McKinney native; has been a stu- dent, parent and employee for MISD misdplace3@mckinneyisd.net

I have learned about di # erent cultures and many people. The positions I have held allow me to understand the weight of leadership as well as serving. erwing208@gmail.com

McKinney ISD board of trustees, Place 7

SERENA ASHCROFT

JOY BOOTH

Occupation: retired educator/educational administrator HARVEY OAXACA

J.B. FRANZE

Occupation: Realtor; private teacher

Occupation: program evaluator Relevant experience: As a federal auditor, I assess and address the cause of problems. I’m a business owner, an

Occupation: program- mer; analyst; entrepre- neur Relevant experience: involved with the Texas oil industry; Milligan Water Supply Corp. board of directors jb@jbfranze.com

Relevant experience: served twice as a PTO president; substitute and music teacher; Re- altor; co-founder, Make Greatness Academy for home-schooled

Relevant experience: I have invested over 60 years in public education as a student, parent, teacher, coach, and campus and

active community and church volunteer and a Leadership McKinney graduate. www.schoolboardjoy.com

and disadvantaged children www.standwithserena.com

central o " ce administrator. www.electharvey4misd.com

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Stacia Goss, right, opened My Vinyl Craft on Dec. 6, 2019. Two days later, Mandi Thoma visited the store as a customer. By January, Thoma had been hired as store manager.

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MyVinyl Craft McKinney store ! lls the community’s crafting void with vinyl T wo years ago, while she was driving home from another 66-mile trip to buy vinyl from Dallas for crafting, Stacia Goss found herself BY KAREN CHANEY

he said, “That’s amazing! Let’s do it!” The couple signed a lease in September 2019 at the University Business Drive location inMcKinney and openedMy Vinyl Craft on Dec. 6, 2019. Then, their barely-established business model was forced to change in the early months of the pandemic, when they could o # er only curbside pickup. “Everyone was home and bored, so it boosted our business quite a bit,” Goss said. WhenMy Vinyl Craft was allowed to reopen its doors, Store Manager Mandi Thoma, who had been hired in January 2020, was able to return. The Gosses also hired three part-time employees. Most of the shop’s customers are McKinney residents; however, Goss said she frequently sees customers fromout of state. The wide vinyl selection, low prices and location are what draw " rst-time customers, she said. What brings themback is customer service. “We treat them like we want to be treated,” Goss said. “It’s very important tome to keep that small- town, small-business feel.”

stuck in tra ! c again. “I thought, ‘Someone needs to open a vinyl store in North Dallas.’ But I was terri " ed about that because it is a lot of responsibility,” she said. Goss said she bought her " rst vinyl cutting machine so she couldmake things for herself and her family and friends, as is often the case with people who start at-home vinyl businesses. But before long, she was working full-time " lling orders for other people. As demand increased, she said she decided to launch a home business. Goss said the idea to open a storefront simmered in her mind for months. She said she knew if she told her husband, Matt, he wouldmake her do it; during the 19 years they have beenmarried, she said, they often kicked around the idea of starting their own business. As she expected, when she told him in June 2019,

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BY MATT PAYNE

Arcade 92 hosts tournaments and challenges for games such as “Mario Kart” and “Super Smash Bros.”

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Arcade 92 Guests score drinks, dining and digital ventures at McKinney grill M ichael Lepsch has turned his passion for video games into a practical hopes parents have the freedom to enjoy classic cabinet games near the arcade entrance, such as “Galaga” and “Pac-Man,” with a beer or a cocktail.

cities, and they just can’t do it,” Lepsch said. “The whole square is just a magnet for foot tra " c.” Since its opening, Arcade 92 has debuted a dining menu to abide by state requirements for liquor licenses, which features nachos, sandwiches and pizza, among other items. Moreover, the venue has held tour- naments for several genres of gaming, alongside other such events. Looking beyond the pandemic, Lepsch said he hopes to o # er special events once again and to continue operating a successful, communi- ty-driven business. “The community aspect is the biggest aspect I’m so excited to get back to again,” Lepsch said. “Our mission is to remind adults that it’s time to play again.”

museumof the industry’s history. Arcade 92 inMcKinney culminates the business owner’s obsession into an interactive gathering spot. While the arcade-bar-restaurant combi- nation is tailor-made for adults, the venue has hosted gamers of all ages since it opened on Black Friday in 2019. “Every decisionmade is circled around somebody who was a young adult or a kid in the 90s,” Lepsch said. “But we do want it to be a multigen- erational experience.” At Arcade 92, Lepsch said, games are chronologically placed according to the generation in which they were released. The business owner said he

Michael Lepsch is the owner of Arcade 92.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the arcade, kids can hop onto consoles, such as a Nintendo Switch, to enjoy more modern games, such as “Fort- nite” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” “The layout is very intentionally designed,” Lepsch said. McKinney and Frisco were the top twomarkets in which Lepsch said he wanted to open an Arcade 92 loca- tion. He ultimately chose McKinney due to its iconic, historic downtown district. “There is de ! nitely a culture on the McKinney Square that is often attempted to be replicated by other

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Byron Nelson A NEW HOME FOR THE TPC Craig Ranch will host the AT&T Byron Nelson. This map shows the course and the road closures surrounding the tournament 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 9-16.

the whole community,” Drago said. “The support and the excitement—that’s what motivates us. That’s what drives us. We feel like we’re already a part of the city.” The Byron Nelson has opened an o ! ce at Craig Ranch to stay active and engaged in the community even when it is not tournament season, Drago said. “The whole Collin County community … showed us that they can handle it and that they were going to be wonderful hosts and that theywould dowhat it took to help us get it done, and so far, they really have,” said Je " Walter, the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson tournament volun- teer chair. Tournament preparations Tom Weiskopf, a 16-time PGA Tour winner and noted golf course architect, brought “the purest approach to golf course design” when TPC Craig Ranch was initially designed, according to Craig. This included having nothing encroach- ing on the course perimeter and using the topography of the land to avoid unneeded excavation, Craig said. “[Weiskopf] designed the course in a stadium con # guration to accommodate large crowds of spectators, anticipat- ing one day we would host a signi # cant event,” Craig said. TPC Craig Ranch has seen a few tweaks made to o ! cially prepare it for the Byron Nelson since the tournament was approved to host fans in March. Floors have gone down, tent structures have gone up, and generators and # ber line for scoring have been installed, Drago said. Other measures, Walter said, have included creating corporate hospital- ity venues, set up as tented pavilions, around Hole 17 and its surroundings, with food, beverages and some indoor, air-conditioned spaces. This will help to create an electric atmosphere during the # nal round of the tournament, he said. Planning during the pandemic came with additional challenges. Golf Board Chair John Jenkins said Walter and his

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days of competition designed to cele- brate the sport of golf, o ! cials said. The televised event serves as a stop on the Professional Golfers’ Association Tour. In addition to drawing international atten- tion toMcKinney, the tournament is set to bring visitors and business opportunities. “When visitors come to the city and spendmoney at our local restaurants and hotels, they are infusing new ‘outside’ money into our economy, which helps save tax dollars for each community household,” Visit McKinney Executive Director Dee-dee Guerra said in an email. Bringing in theByronNelson In January 2020, the PGA Tour and the Salesmanship Club announced that the Byron Nelson would leave the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. As golf o ! cials began looking to move the tournament back to TPC Four Seasons in Irving’s Las Colinas area, the announcement trig- gered a series of conversations among McKinney o ! cials—namely, Brian Loughmiller, former McKinney mayor and current McKinney Economic Devel- opment Corp. board president; McKin- ney City Council Member Rick Franklin; and Craig. They each knew people who would be involved in securing the tour- nament for TPC Craig Ranch, they said. In March, Loughmiller, Franklin and Craig held what they called a “The Rainy Day Meeting,” with McKinney Mayor George Fuller, City Manager Paul Grimes and other key o ! cials present. “It was like magic, instantly,” Craig said. “The roomwas full of familiar faces. Everyone knew one another.” Shortly after the 2020 Byron Nelson was canceled due to COVID-19, o ! cials announced they would hold the tourna- ment in McKinney in 2021. Tournament Director Jon Drago called holding the event in McKinney “refreshing.” “There’s a clear energy for sure around

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The 17th hole will be the center of the action at the AT&T Byron Nelson with signature suites and viewing boxes.

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THE NAME OF THE GAME The AT&T Byron Nelson celebrates the life and legacy of Byron Nelson. He was a humanitarian and a professional golfer with 54 career victories, including two Masters titles.

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