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)

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

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.


Harvest Hall officially opened Feb. 6 in Grapevine as part of the Grapevine Main development. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Justice permanently closed its Frisco location inside Stonebriar Centre in December. (File photo)
Justice clothing store permanently closes Stonebriar Centre location

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IHOP is expected to open early this summer at the intersection of FM 423 and US 380. (Courtesy IHOP)
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The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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The coffee and wine bar offers signature drinks, such as the Honey Bear Latte, made with honey and cinnamon, as well as food options, such as breakfast tacos, charcuterie boards, baked goods and snack boxes. (Courtesy Golden Boy Coffee Co.)
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As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
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A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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House Sprucing Design & Decor will open in west Frisco in mid-March. (Courtesy House Sprucing Design & Decor)
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uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location on Preston Road in Frisco in November. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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