Frisco chamber to host State of the City, Crayola Experience reopens in Plano: Business, community news from DFW

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the City panel discussion online July 14. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco

Frisco Chamber of Commerce to livestream State of the City event


The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will offer a free, public livestream of its State of the City panel discussion set for July 14.

Frisco first responders square off in Battle of the Badges blood drive



The annual Frisco Battle of the Badges blood drive will be held July 17-18 at several locations in the city.

Raw Fitness now offering high-intensity, strength workouts in Frisco

Raw Fitness opened in May at 8250 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 1, Frisco. Located at Preston Ridge, the gym offers high-intensity training and a strength training program conducted in small groups.

The Coder School closes Flower Mound location, consolidates in Frisco

The Coder School, an after-school computer technology program, has closed its Flower Mound location at 3501 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 104, and consolidated operations with its Frisco location.

Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

Emler Swim School is now offering its online swim curriculum Emler@Home for children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years. The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.

Monster Mini Golf now offering bowling, mini golf, laser maze in Frisco

Monster Mini Golf opened June 20 at 2595 Preston Road, Ste. 500, Frisco. Along with mini golf, Monster Mini Golf offers an arcade, a laser maze and mini bowling.

Frisco City Council OKs request for new 7-Eleven to sell beer, wine

Frisco City Council approved a request for a planned 7-Eleven convenience store to sell beer and wine, as the store had done when it was previously a Shell station for 18 years.

The new owner of the store on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and Preston Road needed a variance from the city because of the store’s proximity to Hunt Middle School.

Southlake

One Stop Nutrition opens for business in Southlake

One Stop Nutrition opened a new location in mid-July 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 101. The nutrition shop offers nutritional shakes with calorie-specific ingredients and gourmet coffee.

Plano

Crayola Experience reopens at Plano's Shops at Willow Bend

Crayola Experience reopened its Shops at Willow Bend location July 1 at 6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. A100, Plano. In an effort to comply with government guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the children’s entertainment facility is operating at half its normal capacity, performing temperature checks on guests, and requiring face coverings for employees and visitors, among other measures.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Egg Farm Cafe opens in Flower Mound

Breakfast lovers have a new option with extended hours at the Lakeside DFW development in Flower Mound. The Egg Farm Cafe, located at 2300 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 150, opened June 20. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

McKinney

Fusion Teas relocates to larger space in McKinney

McKinney tea store Fusion Teas has relocated to a larger space to expand its shop and warehouse.

Guidepost Montessori preschool opens second McKinney campus

Guidepost Montessori expanded to a second location at Craig Ranch, which fully opened in July.

The new campus is located at 6800 Bountiful Grove Drive, McKinney, and comes in direct response to the growing interest in the preschool’s offerings, with the initial McKinney location on Eldorado Parkway nearing capacity, according to a news release.

Elizabeth Ucles, Mike Graham, William C. Wadsack, Gavin Pugh, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes



MOST RECENT

Substitutes will receive increased compensation in the 2020-21 school year at Lewisville ISD. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville ISD to boost pay for substitute teachers this school year

This increase allows the district to remain competitive compared to neighboring districts, Superintendent Kevin Rogers said.

Frisco City Council intends to keep the city's current property tax rate of $0.4466 per $100 valuation steady for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco property tax rate to remain unchanged for 2020-21 fiscal year

Frisco City Council plans to keep the city’s property tax rate steady going into the new fiscal year.

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson shop has 11,000 bicycles on back order and more DFW news

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

As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Aug. 7 after a bat found in the Preston Manor neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the DFW area.

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back-order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner

In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.