Updates from your local legislators

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

Rep. Pat Fallon


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


Latest news (May 15)
Fallon voted in favor of House Joint Resolution 73, which prohibits the legislature from passing unfunded mandates onto counties or cities. 



Updates from your local legislatorsRep. Justin Holland


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


Latest news (May 25)
Holland presented House Bill 2997 to eliminate Domain IV for grades 3-8 from the current A-F school rating system. The bill was left pending and is officially dead in this session.




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

Rep. Scott Sanford


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


Latest news (May 25)
Sanford voted with the majority in a 117-22 vote to approve an anti-school lunch shaming amendment to a public education bill. 




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 (May 8)
As chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, Nelson is co-leading the budget conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate’s budget drafts.




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

Sen. Van Taylor


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


Latest news (May 25)
Taylor helped carry HB 1818. The bill extends the life of the Texas Railroad Commission. The governor signed the bill on May 22.



MOST RECENT

Restaurateur Dale Wamstad's new eatery Rooster Town Wafflery opened in Richardson on April 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breakfast, lunch spot opens in Richardson; Ono Poke coming to Southlake and more DFW-area news

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

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.

American Coffee & Tea Co. is set to open in Frisco. (Courtesy American Coffee & Tea Co.)
American Coffee & Tea Co. adding to Frisco’s local drink scene

The veteran-owned shop features Freedom Hill Coffee and The Skirted Soldier tea products.

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.