Catch up on all the latest news in and around your neighborhood. Here are 5 must-read news stories from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

1. PSA Airlines opens hub with 5 planes at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is now a hub for PSA Airlines.

The Dayton, Ohio-based company—a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines—opened a location on March 2 to help attract more pilots during an industrywide shortage, according to a press release.

The hub will look to hire up to 30 captains and 30 first officers, according to the company. The company is offering the following incentives through June:
  • Direct entry captains with over 950 flight hours will receive a $100,000 sign-on bonus, and pay will start at $146 per hour.
  • Experienced first officers with over 500 flight hours will receive a $75,000 sign-on bonus, and pay will start at $90 per hour.
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2. ‘Texas-sized investment’: Omni PGA Frisco Resort celebrates grand opening

Omni officials, state and city leaders, and hundreds of guests cheered as the doors to the Omni PGA Frisco Resort opened for the first time at a May 2 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“I do a lot of these events,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. “But it seems, as [Mayor Jeff Cheney] knows, that I may be doing more of these in Frisco than any other place in the state of Texas.”

How we got here: Early discussions for the resort go back to 2018, TRT Holdings President Blake Rowling said.
  • May 4, 2021: Omni PGA Frisco celebrates its groundbreaking.
  • Feb. 11, 2022: The project reaches its halfway point and the topping out of the hotel building.
  • August 22, 2022: The PGA Frisco Headquarters opens.
  • March 28, 2023: The grand opening date is announced for May 2.
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3. Plano officials look to combat homelessness with $1.9M grant

Derek Hayes spent March 29 at the Parker Road Dallas Area Rapid Transit station in Plano, but he said he was not sure where he was going to sleep that night.

Most nights, Hayes will spend $15 on a bed at Dallas-based homeless center Dallas Life if he can, or he will rent a room at a cheap motel in the area if he has a little extra money in his pocket.

"It ain't got to be the best," he said. "But your head is covered."

Hayes has experienced homelessness for extended periods of time since 2009, when his caretaker died from cancer. Even though he said he has had his own apartment at certain times in the last 14 years, Hayes considers himself a "long-term" homeless person.

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4. UT Dallas opens outdoor fitness studio at Richardson campus

The University of Texas at Dallas, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and the National Fitness Campaign, opened a Fitness Court Studio on May 4 on the university's Richardson campus.

The outdoor fitness center, which is located near the university’s Recreation Center at 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, is designed to provide easy access to a full body workout in only seven minutes. The equipment area utilizes seven exercise stations that focus on things like core, squat, push, lunge, pull, agility and bend.

The opening of the center is part of an initiative by the National Fitness Campaign to provide free access to fitness infrastructure throughout the nation.

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5. Baja Rita’s offers Tex-Mex cuisine, live entertainment in Old Town Lewisville

Landon Ledford, one of Baja Rita’s owners, said he saw potential in Old Town Lewisville when the group decided to open the restaurant in 2021.

“We bought this building because we love Lewisville, and one of our partners is from here,” he said. “We wanted to ... be more of an entertainment venue because that ties into the whole community thing. That’s what we felt like was missing down here.”

The restaurant fuses Baja and Tex-Mex cuisine. While food is important, Baja Rita’s is more than a restaurant, Ledford said.

“There are a lot of Tex-Mex restaurants. All of them find their own little niche, and they do different things,” he said. “Our little thing was, ‘We’re going to do that, and we’re going to have a kind of Baja-inspired feel, but really build it around drinks, atmosphere, live music and a good time.”

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