Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


More than 8,200 students sign up for Frisco ISD's online school

During the Aug. 9 board meeting, Frisco ISD staff said 8,213 students have signed up for the virtual learning environment. At the meeting, trustees approved staff to seek a waiver from the Texas Education Agency to at least receive partial funding for these students.

The Chinese Neighbor to put spin on Asian staples near The Star in Frisco

Traditional Asian dishes will be served with an American twist, according to the restaurant’s website.


P.F. Chang’s To Go approaches McKinney opening

The restaurant will operate with a smaller footprint than a traditional P.F. Chang’s full-scale restaurant with a menu that features well-known items, such as lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef and Chang’s Spicy Chicken, according to a P.F. Chang’s news release.

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Roscoe's Smokehouse Keller announces Aug. 15 closing

Roscoe’s Smokehouse Keller will close its doors for the final time Aug. 15 as its owners announced on the restaurant’s Facebook Aug. 9 that the location in Old Town Keller will be closing.

Roanoke to host barbecue showcase with nationally acclaimed pitmasters this weekend

Roanoke will be welcoming 15 award-winning pitmasters from across the country to historic Oak Street to showcase their skills as part of the city’s inaugural For The Love of BBQ Pitmaster Showcase on Aug. 14.

Miranda Jaimes, Matt Payne, Steven Ryzewski and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.