Updates from your local legislators

Here is an overview of activity from  your area elected officials on various legislation so far this session.




Updates from your local legislators Rep. Pat Fallon[/caption]

Rep. Pat Fallon


R-Frisco • Elected: 2012
pat.fallon@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 3)
HB 1391 would create a civil penalty for presidential electors not voting for the candidate who won the state’s popular vote. The bill was pending in the House Elections Committee.







Updates from your local legislators Rep. Justin Holland[/caption]

Rep. Justin Holland


R-Rockwall • Elected: 2016
justin.holland@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 3)
HB 457 would allow peace officers’ families to keep some home address information private in property records. The House Ways and Means Committee approved it.







Updates from your local legislators Rep. Scott Sanford[/caption]

Rep. Scott Sanford


R-McKinney • Elected: 2012
scott.sanford@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (March 22)
Sanford voted against HB 62, which would ban texting while driving statewide. He voted in favor of HB 511, HB 5 and HB 4, all of which propose Child Protective Services solutions.







Updates from your local legislators Sen. Jane Nelson[/caption]

Sen. Jane Nelson


R-Flower Mound • Elected: 1992
jane.nelson@senate.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 3)
Nelson, who leads the Senate Finance Committee, has worked on SB 1, the Senate budget, throughout the session. SB 1 passed the Senate and will move onto the House.







Updates from your local legislators Sen. Van Taylor[/caption]

Sen. Van Taylor


R-Plano • Elected: 2014
van.taylor@senate.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 3)
Taylor voted in favor of SB 3, which encourages private school choice. The legislation contains significant exemptions for rural areas. The bill passed the Senate 18-13.







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Restaurateur Dale Wamstad's new eatery Rooster Town Wafflery opened in Richardson on April 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Frisco ISD has plans to launch a new virtual learning school for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Canva)
Frisco ISD to launch virtual school for 2021-22

The Virtual School will be offered to families with students in grades 3-12 who wish to have their students continue to learn virtually.

Romeo's Pizza is looking to open in Frisco. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza coming to Frisco; steak, seafood lounge returning to Plano and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Hotworx is coming to Frisco this summer. (Courtesy Hotworx)
Hotworx starts construction on infrared fitness studio in Frisco

The studio will offer a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates and barre-style workouts.

A Pretty Face Spa and Brow Bar is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy A Pretty Face Spa and Brow Bar)
New spa and brow bar opens in west Frisco

Services at the spa include customized facials, including for teenagers, focused on healthy skin treatments, brow waxing, brow lamination, tinting, semi-permanent microblading and microshading brows.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Romeo's Pizza is looking to open in Frisco. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza to bring location to Frisco this summer

Romeo's Pizza offers handcrafted pies using fresh ingredients.

The new Frisco Public Library has already earned an award for its design. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
GALLERY: Frisco holds groundbreaking ceremony for new public library

Mayor Jeff Cheney called the facility project the biggest Frisco has ever taken on.

The company also has plans for another location in Northeast Fort Worth. (Courtesy Starbucks)
Starbucks coming to Fort Worth; Makers Gym opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Home Helpers Home Care is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Home Helpers Home Care opens in Frisco

The business offers a care program called Cared-4, which provides four necessary components to living independently.

Continued growth at Legacy West in Plano is helping to boost the local economy, according to the county’s 2020 comprehensive annual financial report. (Courtesy Legacy West)
Collin County finances healthy despite pandemic, report shows

Considering challenges officials faced last year, Collin County’s bottom line is “extremely healthy,” an independent auditor told county commissioners at their April 19 meeting.

vaccine vial
Looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Collin County has thousands of openings this week

Thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting in Collin County freezers waiting to be claimed.