Frisco Station parking and Martin Luther King Jr. celebration: 5 things to know this week in Frisco, Jan. 8-12

Frisco Planning and Zoning commission will discuss Frisco Station parking at Tuesday's meeting.

Frisco Planning and Zoning commission will discuss Frisco Station parking at Tuesday's meeting.

In case you missed it:
Baylor Scott & White Health to acquire Centennial medical center in Frisco
Baylor Scott & White Health and Tenet Healthcare announced last week that they have entered into a restructure agreement for the Centennial medical center. In the agreement, Baylor Scott & White will acquire all of Tenet’s minority interest in the medical facility and will take over all operations.

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Frisco ISD school board to hold public hearing on 2016-2017 Texas Academic Performance Report
Frisco ISD board of trustees will meet Monday for its regular board meeting. On the agenda, the board will conduct a public hearing regarding the district’s 2016-2017 Texas Academic Performance Report. The TAPR report includes information on the district’s accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information on violent or criminal incidents and financial information.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. inside FISD’s Administration board room at 5515 Ohio Drive, Frisco. Click here for the agenda.

Frisco Planning and Zoning commission to discuss parking at Frisco Station
Frisco Planning and Zoning commission will meet Tuesday for its regular meeting. On the agenda, the commission will consider and act on a request from Novare Group to reduce the parking ratio for studio apartments for an urban living building within Frisco Station, a mixed-use development.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. inside City Council chambers at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. For the agenda, click here.

Coffee with the Mayor
Frisco residents are invited to have coffee with Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney beginning at 8 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Residents are able to ask the mayor questions about the city.

Scholarship dinner and gala to be held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
This annual event will be held Friday evening by Linking Cultures of Frisco, an organization that seeks to unify the community through this event and encourage students from all backgrounds to participate. The celebration will include dinner, dancing and a special performance of one of Dr. King’s speeches by renown orator, Steven Lowestein. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used toward scholarship awards.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Verona Villa, 6591 Dallas Parkway, Frisco. For ticket and sponsorship information, click here.

By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


gloved hands and test tube
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The Texas Secretary of State's office has launched an audit of 2020 election results in four of Texas’ largest counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Texas Secretary of State's office announces audit of 2020 election results in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Harris counties

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Frisco has its finances set for fiscal year 2021-22 after City Council on Sept. 21 approved its budget. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Focuses of the budget include provisions for public-private partnerships, such as the future performing arts center at Hall Park, PGA Frisco and design services for Grand Park.

Wing Snob soft-opened in September at 1654 FM 423, Frisco. (Courtesy Wing Snob)
Wing Snob serving chicken wings, cheesecake in west Frisco

A grand opening is in the works for some time in mid-October.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
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McKinney City Council considered design concepts for future wayfinding signs for the city Sept. 21. (Illustration courtesy city of McKinney)
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Dr. Amardeep Gill, professor of Population Focused Community Health, assists nursing student Thania Colocho with an assignment in the Health Sciences Center at Collin College's McKinney campus. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A 3% increase to water and sanitary sewer rates was approved by Frisco City Council on Sept. 21. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco raises water, sewer, solid waste rates

The new fees will not be effective until the January 2022 billing cycle.

On Sept. 21, Frisco City Council approved a more than $19 million land sale to Alterra Capital Management. Alterra acquired Pennant Park, 14.6 acres of land just south of Dr Pepper Ballpark, and is required to redevelop the area. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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