MAY 12 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Dallas-Fort Worth area

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco ISD to end emergency closure of district June 7

Frisco ISD’s emergency closure will end June 7 as the school year comes to a close.

The board of trustees approved a resolution to end the district’s emergency closure at a May 11 meeting. This comes after FISD closed all district facilities nearly two months ago in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical City McKinney to unveil $52 million expansion project this summer

Medical City McKinney is targeting a summer completion date for its behavioral health and rehabilitation services pavilion, officials said.

The $52 million expansion project will allow these services to be relocated from the Wyson campus to the main hospital campus at 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, officials said. The project also adds patient beds for these services, according to a news release.

Plano residents respond to census so far at fourth-highest rate among big Texas cities

A greater share of Plano residents have already responded to the U.S. census survey than all but a handful of the largest cities and suburbs in Texas.

Plano had the fourth-highest census response rate among Texas cities with at least 100,000 residents, according to the federal census department.

Southlake Town Square pays tribute to graduating seniors through mid-June

As graduation ceremony plans have yet to be determined for most high school seniors in Southlake, the city has posted the names of soon-to-be graduates in its town square.

Light posts throughout the Southlake Town Square are displaying the 800-plus names of the city's graduating seniors.

Fort Worth sign and graphic business adapts to serve employees local community

During these challenging times, many businesses have been forced to adapt in order to “stay in business as well as help out [their] community,” said Carlos Camacho, owner of Csigns & Graphics of Fort Worth.

Csigns & Graphics, which is generally a printing, signage and apparel shop that handles a wide variety of decor and advertising options, responded to the coronavirus pandemic by developing an entirely new product.

Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Gavin Pugh and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.


Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.

Men's T Clinic opened June 14 at 5000 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 420, Frisco. (Courtesy Men's T Clinic)
Men's T Clinic opens location in north Frisco

The facility offers a variety of healthcare services for men.

Councilwoman Angelia Pelham embraces Mayor Jeff Cheney after being sworn in to Frisco City Council. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Angelia Pelham sworn in as newest Frisco City Council member

Above the challenges, Pelham underscored the importance of moving beyond the campaign and beginning to govern.

Tony Felker, Frisco Chamber of Commerce president and CEO (far left), interviews a panel of Frisco leaders during the 2021 State of the City Luncheon. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ron Patterson announces move to Frisco deputy city manager at State of the City luncheon

“The last 3 1/2 years of working with this EDC team have been incredible,” Patterson said during his announcement.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

Frisco ISD is slated to receive nearly $10.8 million in extra state funding for next year’s budget as a result of state legislative action. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco ISD expects to receive extra $10.8 million from state for 2021-22 budget

Frisco ISD proposes using the extra funding to create a free, onsite employee health clinic and to give teacher raises and one-time employee stipends, among other items...

Rubyz Day Spa has opened in a new location in Frisco. (Courtesy Rubyz Day Spa)
Rubyz Day Spa moves to new location in west Frisco

Rubyz Day Spa provides facials, body treatments, waxing, threading, spa packages and other specialty services as well as customizable treatments.

See how voter turnout for local elections in Frisco have changed over the years. (Community Impact staff)
Voter turnout in Frisco plunges from November to May elections

While local elections allow residents to decide who will represent them on issues such as fixing local roads, repairing sidewalks, setting trash pickup rates and reviewing developments, it is not easy to get people to vote in these races, said Janice Schieffer, vice president of voter service for the League of Women Voters of Collin County.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

Angelia Pelham (courtesy Angelia Pelham)
Q&A with Frisco City Council member-elect Angelia Pelham

Community Impact Newspaper asked Pelham what is in store as she prepares to undertake the new role.

open sign hangs in business door
Affinity Dermatology in Frisco offers variety of skin care services

The facility offers medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services.