Frisco Freedom Fest canceled except for fireworks and more: Business and community news from DFW

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

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

Frisco

Frisco cancels plans for Freedom Fest activities, will do only Fourth of July fireworks

The city of Frisco announced June 24 it has canceled its Fourth of July festivities amid coronavirus concerns, though the fireworks display will go on as scheduled.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar now offering sushi, sashimi in Frisco



Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar held a soft opening June 21 at 16100 Hwy. 121, Frisco. The restaurant offers a variety of sushi and sashimi options.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Snappy's Sweet Shoppe opens in Lewisville's Music City Mall

Snappy's Sweet Shoppe opened June 18 in Lewisville's Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 340. The shop offers homemade ice cream, fudge and glazed nuts as well as shaved ice, state fair-style doughnuts and other in-house made treats.

Higher speed limit adopted for FM 2499 in Highland Village

The speed limit for a portion of FM 2499 in Highland Village will be raised to 50 mph following approval by Highland Village council members at a meeting June 23.

July community build on the books for Kids Kastle in Highland Village

The community build for Kids Kastle, delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been scheduled for July 20-25.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Southlake's F45 Training location to open in August

Cross trainers in the Southlake area will soon have a new option as F45 Training’s latest franchise prepares to open the week of Aug. 3.

Residents can weigh in on Grapevine Lake master plan through June 26

Area residents have a few more days to provide feedback before officials revise the master plan that guides land use and other priorities at Grapevine Lake.

Three events to celebrate Independence Day in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Check out these three events happening in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake to celebrate Independence Day.

Richardson

KB Studios in Richardson offers hassle-free kitchen and bathroom renovations

KB Studios opened its Richardson showroom in late 2018 to provide an easy way for homeowners to upgrade their kitchens or bathrooms without the hassle of a big-box store, according to General Manager Clarissa Rivera.

Tofu Factory Dallas now serving Korean cuisine in Richardson's Chinatown development

Tofu Factory Dallas opened in the DFW Chinatown development on June 1.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Tarrant County to require use of face masks in all county businesses

After county health officials confirmed more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 on June 24, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said "it was time to act."

Whitley announced June 25 that wearing a face mask will be required in all Tarrant County businesses. A countywide executive order will go into effect at 6 p.m. June 26 and will remain in effect through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.

North Fort Worth restaurant Elote Mexican Kitchen offers fast-casual meals from scratch

Affected by restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for months, the dining room at Elote Mexican Kitchen in Northeast Fort Worth became a giant to-go factory, said owner Justin Loeb.

McKinney

Mom and pop salsa shop in McKinney announces closure

Loco Cowpoke Salsa Shop in downtown McKinney confirmed the store plans to close at the end of the month. The store had been open for 12 years in downtown McKinney, according to its social media.

Liesbeth Powers, Makenzie Plusnick, Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
MAP: A look at early voter turnout by county in Texas

About 57% of registered voters in Texas have cast ballots so far in the Nov. 3 general election, according to the latest data from the Texas Secretary of State.

Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said getting the flu shot is the "single most important thing" that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting influenza and its complications. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Experts advise planning for Frisco's winter flu season during COVID-19

Bent Tree Family Physicians founder Dr. Guy L. Culpepper called this a “horrible year” to get the flu because many doctor’s offices will prefer to treat anyone with fever through televisits or drive-thru testing lines.

The Lab.ms is set to open in Richardson's Innovation Quarter on Dec. 1. (Courtesy The Lab.ms)
New maker space opens in Richardson and more DFW-area updates

Here are some of the most recent business and event updates from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

On Oct. 29, the counties reported a combined total of 4,055 active COVID-19 cases: 2,931 in Denton County and 1,124 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Denton and Collin counties see rises in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks

Collin and Denton counties have seen an increase in new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Oct. 29 marked a new high in the recent surge with 1,124 active cases—the most since the height of the pandemic’s wave in the county in August, when there were more than 4,700 active cases in a single day.

The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oct. 30 is last day for Frisco voters to cast early ballots

Oct. 30 is the last day for Frisco voters to join the nearly 77,000 people who have voted in person at city polling locations since the beginning of early voting.

Larry Parks, president of district’s board of directors, speaks about the amended wholesale water services contract Oct. 29 in Wylie. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
North Texas Municipal Water District member cities agree to new rate structure

A new agreement on the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure will allow cost sharing to be phased in for Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and its other member cities over the next 13 years.

Less than a week ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day, Cihan Varol, an associate professor with Sam Houston State University's Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center, shared insight on foreign election hacking and what it means for voters. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Sam Houston State University cyber forensics intelligence expert talks foreign election hacking ahead of Nov. 3

"There is a very slim chance that the hackers can change vote count, but they can definitely influence people to believe that they did manipulate it," Cihan Varol said. "If election fraud is going to happen, it'll be because of disinformation."

Face coverings are not required for those entering polling places in Texas during the general election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
UPDATED: U.S. appeals court pauses decision voiding face covering exemption at polling places

The court temporarily stayed a district judge's decision to void an exemption to Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide face covering order concerning polling places.

Collin College recently announced Craig Leverette will serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. (Courtesy Collin College)
Collin College names new provost for Frisco campus

Collin College recently appointed Craig Leverette to serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.

Preston Estates was built out in 1988-97. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Preston Estates is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Preston Estates is an established neighborhood located west of Preston Road on both sides of Meadow Hill Drive.

The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for city park and public trail northeast of the intersection at SH 121 and Spring Creek Parkway Oct. 27. (Site plan courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approves site plan for city park, public trail

A city park and public trail on the west end of Frisco got their first approval from the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission Oct. 27.