Special effects makeup institute opens in Southlake and more: Business, community news from DFW

The makeup institute teaches special effects makeup. (Courtesy L Makeup Institute)
The makeup institute teaches special effects makeup. (Courtesy L Makeup Institute)

The makeup institute teaches special effects makeup. (Courtesy L Makeup Institute)

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L Makeup Institute now open in Southlake

L Makeup Institute opened Feb. 17 in Southlake Town Square at 112 State St., Ste. 200, Southlake. The makeup artistry school offers eight-month degree programs that teach students beauty skills, airbrush makeup, body painting and special effects makeup.

Frisco RoughRiders to join collegiate baseball league starting July 3

A collegiate version of the Frisco RoughRiders will bring baseball back to Dr Pepper Ballpark starting July 3.

The Frisco franchise was recently granted a temporary expansion team in the Texas Collegiate League and will take the field as the RoughRiders next month with fans in the stands.

Cinemark to reopen movie theater locations in Fort Worth, Roanoke

Plano-based Cinemark announced it will begin a phased reopening of movie theaters June 19.

A Cinemark Alliance Town Center and XD at 9228 Sage Meadow Trail, Fort Worth, is expected to open July 3, and a Cinemark Roanoke and XD location at 850 E. Hwy. 114 is expected to open July 10, according to the company's website.

Free tax filing service slated to return to GRACE in Grapevine on July 1

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program plans to resume its free service for low-income families beginning July 1 at GRACE in Grapevine.

Formula Wellness now offering customized workouts, diet services at The Star in Frisco

Formula Wellness opened May 18 at 6765 Winning Drive, Ste. 820, Frisco. Located at The Star in Frisco, the medical practice offers medical testing, customized workout and diet services, supplements, injections and more.

Sonic Drive-In to open sixth McKinney location on Lake Forest Drive

A new Sonic Drive-In is expected to open this summer in McKinney at 1701 N. Lake Forest Drive, McKinney. This location will be the sixth Sonic in McKinney.

KVP International relocation to bring more than 80 jobs to McKinney

KVP International Inc., a company that manufactures products for veterinary services, is preparing to move into a new headquarters location in McKinney, Texas.

Food drive at Dog Haus Biergarten Richardson to benefit Network of Community Ministries

Dog Haus Biergarten is holding a food drive to benefit a local Richardson food pantry.

Richardson-based soccer team on verge of going pro

A semipro soccer club based in Richardson has been scouted by a professional league looking to take one of its teams to the next level.

Hundreds of small businesses in Dallas County may be eligible for new forgivable loan program

Small businesses in Richardson and other areas of Dallas County may be eligible for additional forgivable loans under a new county program.

Colleyville City Council approves 2 programs to aid local businesses

With businesses struggling to attract customers amid coronavirus restrictions, the city of Colleyville is kicking in money to help.

Colleyville City Council passed a resolution at its June 15 meeting to help local businesses through two advertising programs.

William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes, Mackenzie Plusnick, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Daniel Houston and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.


The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
The Behavior Exchange preps children with autism for social environments

“As an essential service provider, we’re committed to remaining a beacon of hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Adam Cline, clinical director at The Behavior Exchange.

The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council approves name change for portion of Rockhill Parkway

Frisco City Council voted in favor of renaming a portion of Rockhill Parkway to PGA Parkway during its regular meeting Aug. 4.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant dismissed Frisco resident Suresh Kumar’s case against Frisco ISD on Aug. 4. The suit, filed in April 2019, called on FISD to alter its at-large system into single-member districts for board members. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps, candles and more are available for purchase. (Courtesy Painted Tree Marketplace)
Painted Tree Marketplace now highlighting local shop owners, artisans, craftspeople in Frisco

The community of shoppes offers a variety of gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps and candles available for purchase.

The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Jinbeh offers hibachi and sushi at its restaurants, all prepared fresh and, in the case of hibachi, in person. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jinbeh keeps the focus on family at Lewisville, Frisco and Las Colinas restaurants

Because Jinbeh is a family-owned business, many members of the staff have become like family to owner Aya Matsuda over the years.

Frisco Frisco Market will host Kidfest Aug. 8-9 and a petting zoo with 35 animals on Sept. 6. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.