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DENTON COUNTY outer loop The Denton County Outer Loop is proposed to extend east and west from the Denton County and Collin County line to I-35 in Denton. $650M bond election $30M More than 110 projects identied allocated to the Denton County Outer Loop See a full list of projects at www.dentoncounty.gov/1669.
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precise location of the Outer Loop has not been dened, ocials said. Denton County Transportation Consultant John Polster said $30 million of the bond will be specif- ically allocated toward the Outer Loop project. “It’s about a billion-dollar proj- ect overall, from Collin County to I-35, including all the major inter- changes,” Polster said. Denton County’s portion will feed
Frisco residents in Denton County will see a $650 million bond election on the Nov. 8 ballot, with a portion of that funding allocated to advance the Outer Loop regional freeway. County commissioners voted Aug. 16 to call for an election to fund transportation projects—its rst since 2008. The Outer Loop will stretch east to west for about 20 miles from the Collin County/Den- ton County line to I-35, though the BY MIRANDA JAIMES & SHELBIE HAMILTON
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The CI Local Pin Incorporated into our main logo, the CI Local Pin symbolizes our focus on local and making an Impact in every community we serve.
The new mission statement is: “Our mission is to provide trusted news and local information that everyone gets,” which speaks to both the editorial content and business ads that our communities love and use. The vision statement was created by all Impacters and speaks to what we hope to accomplish with each day of our work: ”Our vision is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.” There are no changes to the company’s purpose and values, and Community Impact is committed to living those out every day. CI’s purpose is: “To be a light for our readers, customers, partners and each other.” The company’s values , or stones that are physically awarded internally for a job well done each month are Faith, Passion, Quality, Innovation and Integrity. The company’s updated logo features the signature CI red and gray, but lighter, brighter and bolder. CI also incorporated a new design element—the CI Local Pin , a simple recognizable icon—into the new logo to further solidify its focus on local news and making an impact in every community it serves. The design of the new logo more accurately reflects CI’s design philosophy, Creative Director Derek Sullivan said. “Less is more—we always aim to keep it clear, clean and concise,” he said. “In addition, the new CI Local Pin helps us visually connect the main brand with our other internal and external initiatives. For example, the pin is part of our IRG logos (Impacter Resource Groups promoting equity, diversity and inclusion), and the pin is shifted upside down to become an ink drop in our new CI Printing logo." Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tess Coverman said CI’s updated name speaks to the company’s robust product line and allows for continued innovation in the future. “As new ideas come up, as long as they filter through our updated mission statement and core values, we can more easily introduce them to the Community Impact audience,” she said. “For example, hosting events is a recent request by some CI Patrons as a benefit to the community and a new revenue stream, which we might consider in 2023.” With this brand update and newsroom expansion, CI prides itself on being the largest community journalism newsroom in the state, covering local businesses, transportation and road projects, development, health care and government.
No longer just a newspaper company, Community Impact is rebranding to better align with one of its core values: innovation.
Although many readers may know CI for its monthly, full-color print newspapers, the company is much more than just a printed newspaper. Since its inception in 2005 in the gameroom of John and Jennifer Garrett’s home in Pflugerville, Texas, the company lived up to its entrepreneurial roots, creating its own in-house customer relationship management software, building a printing plant, launching email newsletters and podcasts, and expanding its reach to four Texas metros and more than 2.4 million homes. To reflect its entire product line and continue to allow for future growth, the media company has changed its name from Community Impact Newspaper to Community Impact. This process began in early 2022 when leadership at CI completed a workshop with Jeff Hahn of Hahn Public to strategize their next innovative move. Following the workshop, CI made the decision to update its entire brand schematic, including the logo, colors, tagline, mission statement and vision statement. "Since 2005, Community Impact has been a trusted source for local news as we have built the largest community journalism news organization in Texas,” CEO and founder John Garrett said. “Our award-winning monthly newspaper and our innovative daily digital products will be the focus of the investment Jennifer and I are making in local news for—God willing—years to come. Our team is committed to helping all Texans we serve, regardless of your socioeconomic status or political affiliation, to get news you can trust to help you connect to your community." In an effort to produce even more local journalism, CI has already promoted 10 editorial team members since January and will add more newsroom positions in the coming months to maintain its status as the leading newsroom in the state. A portion of this growth is attributed to local CI advertisers along with CI’s reader-funded Patron program that launched in 2020. The company plans to expand with a corporate Patron program in 2023 based on similar demand. As part of the rebrand, the company’s new tagline , News Everyone Gets, was shortened from Local. Useful. Everyone Gets It. to mirror what CI does best—simplify complex information into various news formats in a delivery method and tone accessible to anyone. Plus, CI created a new mission statement and updated its vision statement to reflect both present-day and future goals.
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NOW OPEN 1 Yardbird , a sustainable outdoor furni- ture shop, opened its first Frisco location Aug. 14 at 3231 Preston Road, Ste. 3. The Minnesota-based company creates patio and outdoor furniture using sustainable and eco-friendly methods. 972-704-1223. www.yardbird.com 2 Best Friends Doggy Daycare opened a facility Aug. 3 inside the Frisco Walmart at 8555 Preston Road. Best Friends offers doggy day care with included activities, snacks and play time, ac- cording to its website. 469-827-8045. www.bestfriendspetcare.com 3 Blue Star Smiles opened June 20 in Frisco. The dental office, located at 3031 Preston Road, Ste. 500, offers treat- ments, such as cleanings, extractions, implants, pediatric dentistry and dental emergency services. 469-284-0529. www.bluestarsmiles.com 4 Salad and Go opened a new location at 7310 Preston Road in Frisco on Sept. 2. The drive-thru restaurant chain aims “to make fresh, nutritious food convenient and affordable for all,” according to a spokesperson. Salad and Go offers nine salads and wraps; handcrafted lemon- ades and teas; and breakfast options that combine chef-curated recipes with fast service, according to the spokesperson. The company was founded in 2013 in Gilbert, Arizona, and operates nearly 60 locations across Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. 480-400-0634. www.saladandgo.com/locations 5 Bodybar Pilates opened Sept. 12. The exercise studio, located at 7932 Pres- ton Road, Frisco, combines “the Pilates method and modern exercise training
principles,” according to a news release. The facility offers low-impact workouts and holds foundational, specialty and advanced classes, according to its web- site. Bodybar Pilates offers memberships for unlimited or twice-weekly sessions. 972-292-9422. www.bodybarpilates.com/ studios/frisco 6 Drs. Carla Gustovich and Rachel Quinby opened Magnolia Dermatology Aug. 15 at 13192 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 620, Frisco. The doctors have been in practice for more than 15 years. The office offers both medical services, such as treatment for psoriasis, rosacea and eczema, as well as cosmetic services, such as Botox, cosmetic fillers and cosmetic peels. Magnolia Dermatology is accepting new patients of all ages and takes most commercial insurance plans, including Medicare. 972-668-3376. www.magnoliadermfrisco.com 7 Diamondback Jiu-Jitsu opened a new academy Aug. 24 at 8981 2nd St., Ste. 200, in Frisco, Head Instructor Matt Jones said in an email. Diamondback offers jiujitsu classes for different age groups ranging from 5-13 years old and adults, according to its website. When kids reach 14 years old, they train with adults, Jones said. Jones has trained in jiujitsu since 2004 and has taught full- time in Texas since 2015. 214-407-8641. www.diamondbackbjj.com COMING SOON 8 Urban Value Corner Stores will open at two new locations in Frisco before the end of the year. The first location is coming to Frisco Square at A 8819 Cole- man Blvd., and is expected to open the first week in October, according to CEO and Founder Steve McKinley. The second
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location will be at B 9779 Gaylord Parkway, near the intersection of Gaylord Parkway and Ohio Drive, and is expected to open in December, McKinley said. The convenience store is an “innovative shop- ping solutions retailer” and offers snacks, groceries, fresh and frozen foods, beer and wine, household items, and locally made Texas products, according to the website. www.urbanvaluestore.com ANNIVERSARIES 9 The Kolache Factory in Frisco, lo- cated at 5995 Preston Road, celebrated the franchise’s 40th anniversary with 40-cent fruit and cream cheese kolaches Sept. 13. Kolache Factory first opened in Houston, Texas, in 1982 and now features 60 locations across nine states. Its menu includes a variety of kolache fillings, including pepperoni pizza, sausage and cheese, italian chicken and cream cheese. 214-387-0001. www.kolachefactory.com 10 Frisco Fire Safety Town celebrated its 15th anniversary Sept. 17 at 8601 Gary
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7 Comerica announced it was opening the Frisco Business and Innovation Hub in a new office tower at 17 Cowboys Way, according to a news release. The building is under construction with Comerica’s tenant construction slated to start later this year. The hub is expected to open between late 2023 and early 2024, according to the release. The new space will prioritize collaboration with enhanced technology to support mobility and will house about 300 Comerica employees from a variety of teams. Comerica will occupy retail space on the first floor of the building to support a banking center, customer entertainment and a community resources center, accord- ing to the release. Comerica’s Texas Market President Brian Foley said in a statement that Frisco “is known for cultivating an exceptional environment for businesses to thrive.” He went on to say the hub’s on-site amenities and location will help to support the company’s future growth. www.comerica.com NAME CHANGES 8 Northern Texas Professional Golfers’ Association announced its new office building at PGA Frisco will be named the Dr. Jerry J. Ransom Northern Texas PGA Golf House , according to a news release. The 7,000-square-foot facility will provide 19 offices, two conference rooms, an intern workspace, a break room, showers, lockers and storage at 1916 PGA Parkway. The golf house is named after Greenville Mayor Jerry Ransom, a contributor for the NTPGA Foundation’s Capital Campaign launched in February 2020. The golf house is located next to the Randy Smith and Dr. Bill Blair Who’s Next Pavilion, a 2,500-square-foot building designed for the NTPGA Foun- dation’s community outreach and growth
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NOW OPEN 1 Monkee’s of Frisco opened Aug. 26 at The Star in Frisco. The store is described as a “high-end women’s boutique” that aims to offer “a personal and memorable” shopping experience both in store and online, according to the website. The store offers selected brands and designers to curate a collection of clothing, accessories and gifts for shoppers. Monkee’s of Frisco is located at 6635 Cowboys Way, Ste. 110. 469-200-5730. www.monkeesoffrisco.com 2 H-E-B ’s Frisco location at 4800 Main St. opened at 6 a.m. Sept. 21. The 111,000-square-foot building includes a full-service H-E-B Pharmacy with a drive-thru, a Texas Backyard de- partment featuring outdoor supplies, a True Texas BBQ restaurant with a
drive-thru, a bakery and a deli depart- ment, according to H-E-B’s website. 469-473-4419. www.heb.com/frisco 3 Finetune Med Spa , located at 4350 Main St., Ste. 145, in Frisco held a grand opening Sept. 22, spa Manager Linda Zahorcha said in an email. The medical spa offers treatments focused on skin, face and body care, according to its website. Treat- ments include facials, Botox injections, mi- croneedling, laser hair removal and more. 945-348-5090. www.finetunemedspa.com 4 Buffalo Wild Wings Go opened Sept. 21 at 8244 FM 423, Frisco. The concept is a new takeout- and delivery-focused model for Buffalo Wild Wings designed to offer the eatery’s chicken wings with 26 signa- ture sauce and seasoning options. Other food options include chicken sandwiches,
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of the game programs, according to the release. The golf house and pavilion are scheduled to officially open in October. NTPGA is one of 41 sections of the PGA of America and is headquartered in Dallas. The NTPGA will join the PGA of America in relocating its offices to Frisco this fall. 214-420-7421. www.ntpga.com RENOVATIONS 9 The Kroger grocery store at 3205 Main St. in Frisco celebrated a grand reopening Sept. 9 after renovations were completed, according to a news release. Renovations included decor aesthetics enhancements and improved functionality. The store now includes a Murray’s Cheese counter that functions as a specialty cheese shop; a new climate-controlled case with wine selec- tions; new cold cases in the dairy, meat and seafood departments; and new flooring throughout the store, according to the release. 972–712–6740. www.kroger.com
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OCTOBER 07 RAISE A STEIN AT THE WESTIN The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa is hosting its inaugural Oktoberfest event. The event will include a beer stein hoisting contest with prizes, beer and wine samples, live music and more. Children can meet Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen,” and watch a screening of “Frozen” on the lawn after sunset. 4-7 p.m. Free. 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco. 972-668-8000. 08 THROUGH 09 CAMP OUT AT THE PARK Frisco Commons Park will host an overnight camping event in the park. The one-night campout will include a scavenger hunt, dinner, a movie viewing with popcorn and s’mores, and breakfast. Campers can also learn to sh with provided shing poles and bait. 3 p.m. Oct. 8-10 a.m. Oct. 9. $60 (per ve- person family campsite). 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1645/ Frisco-Camp-Out 08 OBSERVE THE SKY AT FRISCO STARFEST Frisco Starfest occurs the second Saturday of each month at Frisco Commons Park. It allows both members and guests to observe and educate each other
on planets, stars and the night sky in general. The event is open to the public and will have about 12 telescopes set up for viewing. The event begins at sunset and concludes at 10:30 p.m. weather permitting. Free. 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. 214-800-6000. www.visitfrisco.com /event/frisco-starfest/62/ 08 CELEBRATE PRIDE AT A BLOCK PARTY Pride Frisco is hosting a family-friendly block party at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church to celebrate LGBTQ community members and allies. The event will include entertainment, games, food trucks, vendors, LGBTQ resources and educational booths. Noon-4 p.m. Free (admission). 3521 Main St., Frisco. 972-665-6452. www.pridefrisco.org/ event-details/pride-frisco-inaugural- block-party 09 TRY OUT HALLOWEEN COSTUME GOAT YOGA Head to the Frisco Fresh Market to try out goat yoga with a Halloween twist. Guests can bring their own yoga mats to this outdoor event to enjoy goats in Halloween costumes and yoga instruction. Yogis age 5-12 are welcome with adult supervision. 10-11 a.m. Tickets range $20-$32. 9215 John W. Elliott
Drive, Frisco. Search “Halloween Costume Goat Yoga at Frisco Fresh Market” on Eventbrite. 11 DISCUSS A SPOOKY TALE AT A BOOK CLUB The UnDead and UnRead book club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Frisco Library to discuss science ction, horror and fantasy books. The adult- focused book club will be discussing “The Whispering Dead” by Darcy Coates at their October Meeting. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Floor 2, Room B, Frisco. 972-292-5669. https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/ events/630fcce32d2248ab552aa820 13 LISTEN TO LOCAL SINGER SONGWRITERS See a performance by Dallas-based singers/songwriters Max and Heather Stalling. The Stallings will be performing as part of Frisco Heritage Center’s Calaboose series, which supports free live music in town. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Calendar.aspx?EID=4856& month=9&year=2022&day= 9&calType=0 15 WEAR A MASK AT A ENCHANTED MASQUERADE BALL The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County 6455 Page St., Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/
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The annual Trick or Treat the Square event welcomes the whole family to participate in the Halloween festivities, and costumes are encouraged. Attendees can trick or treat around the square as well as enjoy carnival games, inatables, horse wagon rides and more. 1-4 p.m. Free. 8843 Coleman Blvd., Frisco.217-872-1054. www.friscosquare.com /trick-or-treat-the-square (Community Impact le photo)
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are hosting their annual fundraiser gala to raise money for club operations. This year’s theme, “Enchanted Masquerade,” encourages guests to wear their masquerade masks to this black-tie event. The evening will also include a four-course dinner, wine tasting and a performance by Grammy winner Gavin DeGraw. 6-10 p.m. Tickets start at $375. 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco. www.bgcccgala.org 21 TEST YOUR POKEMON TRAINER SKILLS AT THE LIBRARY The Pokemon Club at the Frisco Library will host an open “gym” for young trainers to battle their Pokemon against friends and new opponents. The club welcomes children ages 6-12 to participate, and they have a limited amount of Pokemon cards available to borrow. 2-3 p.m. Free. Second oor in the children’s programming room, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. 972-292-5669. https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/ events/630d01338ca4b42b008404f5 26 LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC AT THE STAR DISTRICT See a performance by Dallas-based southern soul band, Prophets and Outlaws. The band will be performing as part of The Star District’s free outdoor concert series, Sounds of the Star. 6-9 p.m. Free. Tostitos
Championship Plaza, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. www.thestarinfrisco.com/calendar/sounds- of-the-star-featuring-prophets-outlaws 28 THROUGH 31 VISIT THE WILD WEST AT THE CIRCUS Wild, Wild West Circus by Lone Star Circus will make a stop at the Frisco Fresh Market to share their vintage- and western-inspired show. The event is family-friendly and will feature both comedy and international circus performers. The circus will have eight performances over four days at varying times. $18-$40. 9215 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. www.tickettailor.com/events/ lonestarcircus 31 NETWORK ON THE GREEN AT A GOLF TOURNAMENT The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host the Frisco 5-Star Golf Tournament, a team- building and networking opportunity for local professionals. Participants can register to play in the tournament or support the event as a vendor, sponsor or volunteer. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities start at $150. Individual player costs start at $325 and a team of four plays for $1,200. Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Drive, Frisco. 972-335-9522. www.friscochamber.com/golf-tournament
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Frights ‘n’ Lights Frisco is back at Riders Field for the month of October. Guests can wander through a haunted hay maze, join the Boo Brigade, hop in the foam pit and more. The event now also oers axe throwing for an additional cost. The event is open weekends and select weekdays at varying times. $18.99-$24.99. 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco. www.frightsnlights.com (Courtesy N. Tunel)
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Expanding advanced care in Frisco.
UPCOMING PROJECTS 1 Fields Parkway extension The city of Frisco is working to construct a new roadway that will bridge the Pro- fessional Golfers’ Association of America and the upcoming Fields mixed-use development. Fields Parkway is being constructed between FM 423 and the Dallas North Tollway. The roadway is di- vided into two segments. The design for the segment between 1A FM 423 and Teel Parkway is 90% complete, according to a September public works department report. The west section between 1B Teel and the tollway will follow the existing Little Ranch Road alignment. The project will provide a complete four-lane road and a multilane roundabout at the intersection of Fields and Teel parkways. Plans continue to design the segment between Teel and Dallas Parkway. In September the contractor was clearing the site. The project will provide a four- and six-lane east/west road through the Fields development. Timeline: winter 2022-early 2024 Cost: $62.15 million Funding sources: city of Frisco, private developers 2 Legacy Drive extension Legacy Drive will be widened between Panther Creek Parkway and PGA Parkway. The contractor is clearing the site and getting ready for subgrade improvements and utility installations, according to a September report. The project will pro- vide a four- and six-lane east/west road through the Fields development. Timeline: fall 2022-fall 2023 Cost: $62 million Funding sources: city of Frisco, private developers
Eldorado Parkway will be widened from four to six lanes between Custer Road and Orion Drive, including widening the existing bridge structure at Rowlett Creek, according to McKinney’s interim Capital Im- provements Manager Blake Sills. Additional turn lanes and intersection improvements at Custer will be included with the project. Other improvements along the corridor associated with the H-E-B construction, in- cluding turn lanes and a new trac signal, have begun. In areas where construction activities are occurring, only one lane of trac will be kept open. The project is expected to be complete in summer 2023. Timeline: September 2022-summer 2023 Cost: $3.6 million Funding sources: city of McKinney, McKinney Community Development Corp., private development, city of Frisco
A new patient floor is open at Texas Health Frisco.
At Texas Health Frisco, we’re keeping up with our growing community. We’ve added 14 new ICU rooms, 16 more patient rooms and two additional operating rooms. Which means more access to care for backs and spines, advanced gynecological care, specialized care for weight loss surgeries and more. The future of health care in Frisco is looking better than ever.
4 Shaddock Creek mini roundabout installation
Construction to install mini roundabouts along Shaddock Creek Lane is ongoing. New concrete has been installed in the Southbury Lane intersection. The contractor is installing decorative brick pavers in the center of the roundabout at Southbury Lane. Work has been com- pleted on the landscaped median west of Stone House Lane. The overall project will convert the existing three-way intersections on 4A Shaddock Creek at Southbury Lane and 4B Thomasville Lane to mini roundabouts and incorporate a raised median. The goal of this project is to calm trac in this area, according to a city public works report. Timeline: spring 2022-late 2022 Cost: $249,529 Funding source: city of Frisco
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HEB ocially debuted in Frisco Sept. 21 with grand opening sales. (Photos by Colby Farr/Community Impact)
Area’s rst HEB opens, oers curbside pickup to avoid lines
BY MIRANDA JAIMES
to provide everything you need and more.” Frisco’s HEB creates 700-750 jobs with a starting pay of $15 an hour, ocials said. At the front of the store is a Sushiya counter serving sushi, with four options unique to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Additional store highlights include more than 50 items of precut fruit and more than 65 avors of fresh- squeezed juice in the produce section; more than 250 varieties of cheeses in the deli department; and a beer and wine section featuring more than 2,200 dierent types of wine and 850 dierent types of beer. To help serve large crowds, HEB regularly has 14 checklanes and 10 self-checklanes. Eight ex checklanes were brought in for opening through the rst few weeks to accomodate the expected volume of customers. At a ceremony Sept. 20, HEB com- memorated the store’s grand opening with a $10,000 donation to the Frisco ISD Career and Technology Center’s Agriculture and Culinary Arts Program. When the store was announced last year, HEB gifted a total of $50,000 with donations of $10,000 each to VFW Post 8273, Frisco FastPacs, Frisco Family Services, the Frisco Arts Foun- dation, and Boys & Girls Club Frisco. “HEB is a company known for its steadfast commitment to Texas, and we’re excited they’re now a part of our community,” said Frisco Mayor Je Cheney. “So, let me be the rst to say, Frisco, welcome to my HEB.”
The rst HEB store in the Dal- las-Fort Worth area opened in Frisco at 6 a.m. Sept. 21, greeted by an early line of about 1,500 excited shoppers. The 111,000-square-foot store follows the company’s agship format and includes a full-service pharmacy with a drive-thru, an outdoor essen- tials department and a True Texas BBQ restaurant with a drive-thru. Several other hallmarks of traditional HEB locations will be included at the Frisco store, including a bakery, a deli, and curbside and home delivery. “Opening our agship HEB format in the DFW area has been an aspira- tional goal of ours for many years, and the company has a long-term commitment to serve a broad range of customers and communities across North Texas,” said Stephen Butt, presi- dent of the Central Market Division and HEB board member, in a statement. In honor of the store opening, a new Cafe Olé coee blend, Taste of DFW, has debuted at the Frisco store. The blend features a medium-bodied coee with caramel, chocolate and pecan avors. The Frisco store also oers specialty bakery items, such as chapati and roti breads. It is the rst store to feature two tortilla makers to meet the expected demand of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “This store was designed to reect the people of Frisco,” HEB Executive Vice President Juan-Carlos Rück said. “We’re super excited to be part of this growing community. We hope
HEB’s debut seasonal section contains Halloween and Día de los Muertos decorations.
Every day the Cooking Connection team will showcase quick and nutritious meal options.
Confetti falls as the ribbon is cut for the new HEB in Frisco on Sept. 20.
2015 H-E-B purchases land in Frisco. MARCH 2021 Ocials announce plans to expand H-E-B into Frisco and Plano. JUNE 2021 Frisco location breaks ground, plans announced for another HEB HISTORY IN FRISCO H-E-B’s debut in Frisco unfolded over several years.
HEB Frisco 4800 Main St., Frisco
469-473-4419 www.heb.com Hours: Mon.-Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
store in McKinney. SEPTEMBER 2022 Frisco store opens.
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Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Parkway. Enter park from eastbound Eldorado, north entrance. Free candy! Registration required (one registration per vehicle). Spaces limited. A drive-thru-only fall family fun experience! Friday, October 28 • 6–9 p.m. HalGLOWeen! TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL
No parking. No stopping, please (except for candy). Trick-or-Treat…no candy for anyone using their feet! Sorry, no walk-ups. Thank you for understanding!
Go to FriscoTexas.gov/HalGLOWeen for more details.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County supports growth with new Frisco ISD partnership
cost is reduced,” Radley said. “That’s a model we want to continue to expand.” The clubs’ expansion has sparked a relocation of its headquarters, from Frisco to Allen. The new administrative headquarters is located at 1301 S. Central Expressway in Allen and will be ready the rst week of October, Radley said. “When you’re looking at the corridor of growth where we’re going to be expanding, it really is up on that [US] 75 North,” Radley said. “It gets us to everywhere we need to be pretty quickly, so we can respond quickly to our clubs.” The organization has served the area since 1968, oering aordable after- school care and summer programs to 4,500 students per year, according to the organization’s website. The $100 monthly membership includes after-school transportation from select schools to area clubs and 90 hours each month of after-school care. Despite the expansion plans in motion, Radley said one of her biggest struggles has been raising funds to propel further growth within the organization. The Collin County branch is the only Boys & Girls Clubs branch nationwide that is located in a major metroplex but does not have an endowment, she said. “We’re just struggling to get a donor to step forward,” Radley said. Events like the annual gala are essential to provide funding for the clubs’ operations, she said.
BY SHELBIE HAMILTON
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County partnered earlier this year with Frisco ISD to oer after-school care and a campus club site for four local schools. FISD ocials identied 80 stu- dents—20 from each campus—at Elliott Elementary and Clark, Roach and Scog- gins middle schools who could benet from the Boys & Girls Club program, and the district is subsidizing the cost of attendance. B&GC has set up a campus club site at Elliott Elementary, while students from the other three schools are bused to the B&GC Frisco location. Frisco ISD was “seeing a fall o in some of their [State of Texas Assess- ments of Academic Readiness] test scores” from some students, said Marianne Radley, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, which led to the partnership with the four schools. In January, the Elliott B&GC campus club site will be opened to the rest of the school’s students, Radley said, and the organization will continue to develop a partnership with FISD. The B&GC has three standalone centers—in Frisco, McKinney and Plano—and three campus club sites at elementary schools in Princeton. Nonprot sta expect to have a total of 11 clubs, including standalone sites and campus clubs, open by spring 2023, Radley said. “The in-school sites make a lot of sense for us, because the overhead
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County has three campus clubs at Princeton ISD elementary schools. (Photos courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County opened its Elliott Elementary Club in October.
A location at a McKinney activity center should open in mid-November.
SAVE THE DATE TO FUNDRAISE This year’s theme, “Enchanted Masquerade,” encourages donors to “unmask childhood disparities,” according to the gala website.
The gala aims to earn 50% of operation costs for the rst half of the following year. 50%
The club will have its annual fundraiser gala at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel. Oct. 15
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County 1301 S. Central Expressway, Allen (headquarters) 469-888-4620 www.bgccc.org Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m-5 p.m.
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New $229M Frisco budget includes department increases, 47 new positions
BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS Frisco’s budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2022-23 was adopted during a September meeting.
NEW POSITIONS The new budget provides for 47 total new positions, with 43 in the general fund.
consecutive year for the city of Frisco’s property tax rate to remain flat 6TH per $100 valuation is the adopted property tax rate $0.4466 12.5% homestead exemption and a senior tax freeze included for homeowners
determined the average market value for a home in Frisco was $639,583, according to its 2022 appraisal roll. A homeowner with property valued at $639,583 would pay about $2,856 in city taxes. A tax rate freeze approved June 21 for homeowners older than age 65 is included in the proposed FY 2022-23 budget along with a senior homestead exemption of $80,000. Council mem- bers also approved an increase in the regular homestead exemption from 10% to 12.5% during the same meeting in June. The changes will be effective for the Jan. 1, 2022, valuations and affect taxes for the FY 2022-23, accord- ing to city documents. The FY 2022-23 budget includes a general fund operating budget of about $229 million, which is about a $15.4 million increase from last year’s projected year-end totals, according to the budget document. Several departments, including the
BY COLBY FARR
Frisco City Council members approved a property tax rate of $0.4466 per $100 valuation on Sept. 20 for the new fiscal year during a Sept. 20 meeting. The fiscal year 2022-23 budget will feature the same property tax rate as the previous five fiscal years, while citywide property valuation is esti- mated to rise about 15.61%, according to the budget document. The tax rate will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year by about $19.7 million with new properties contribut- ing about $7.3 million to that figure. “Our financial services staff delivered a lean budget that maintains quality services for our residents while managing challenges impacting the city’s bottom line, like ongoing supply chain issues and rising product costs,” Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. The Collin Central Appraisal District
43 new positions in the general fund
$2.83M Estimated cost:
• Communications department and city secretary’s office: 2 • Police department: 19 • Fire department: 3 • Human resources: 3 • Administrative services: 5 • IT services: 1 • Library department: 2 • Parks and recreation department: 2 • Engineering services department: 1 • Development services department: 2 • Public works department: 3
is the average property tax bill for a home in Frisco, with the city’s homestead exemptions
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Frisco Police Department, parks and recreation, and the fire department, will have increased budgets in the next fiscal year, city staff said. Department leaders submitted new programs and staffing needs for the next fiscal year. The city is adding 47 new positions
across several departments, including public safety, parks and recreation, and the public library. Most of the positions are provided in the general fund, but four are coming from two other city budgets. The new budget took effect Oct. 1.
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