City begins bond project plansFrisco City Council approved selling $59.8 million worth of bonds for capital improvement projects.

The bonds will help fund improving road infrastructure, parking structure for the police facility, fire department facilities and equipment, senior center, expansion of city hall and more infrastructure improvements.

The bonds to be sold were approved by voters during the May elections this year. The $59.8 million in bonds is the first of the $267.825 million in voter-approved bonds to be sold from this latest bond election.

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DNT

Construction on the Dallas North Tollway will widen the roadway on both sides. Nicole Luna

Beginning today the North Texas Tollway Authority toll rates increase from 16.16 cents to 17.06 cents per mile for TollTag customers.

ZipCash customers, those who do not have a TollTag account, will pay at least 50 percent more for tolls.

The increase is part of a biennial toll rate schedule that was first approved in 2009, according to NTTA.

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New bills from the 84th Texas legislative session are already affecting what homeowners associations across the state can, cannot and must do, and more changes are on the way.

The majority of bills about HOAs that made their way past Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk and into state law are single-amendment items that have already taken effect.

However, SB 1168, a large bill containing 27 sections amending or adding to the Property Code, will not go into effect until Sept. 1. Most of these affect notices, voting procedures, meetings and foreclosure policy.

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The Shops at Starwood broke ground June 26 on the third phase of its community commercial development.

The expansion, which is expected to open at the beginning of 2016, will include more than 26,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and more than 11,000 square feet of executive office space.

With the Shops at Starwood located at Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway, the expansion will be a nice bookend on the north end of Frisco’s $5 Billion Mile, council member Jeff Cheney said.

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Alcohol

Frisco residents have started a petition to make the city wet. Lindsey Juarez

Frisco may be looking at another alcohol election this November.

A newly formed group, the Frisco Committee for Economic Growth, wants to make Frisco completely wet.

The group is asking Frisco registered voters to sign a petition calling for the “legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages.”

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