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)

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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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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.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Frisco expands trails system as demand increases

Some of Frisco’s most popular trails will soon get expansions to improve their connectivity throughout the city and the region.

UNT at Frisco Professor Zain Ali (center) plans to teach classes in person in the fall. (Courtesy University of North Texas)
Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Collin College and the University of North Texas at Frisco will offer face-to-face, online and hybrid class options this fall.

SweetStop bakery holds grand opening in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco reports 255 active cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations decrease in Collin, Denton counties

On Aug. 5, Frisco reached its highest active case count of COVID-19 since the virus arrived to the city in March.

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19.

Frisco ISD reopened its window for parents to choose their child's preferred learning environment for the fall between July 27-30. The form initially opened between June 29-July 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: Over half of Frisco ISD students committed to virtual learning in fall

Among all options, commitment to Virtual Academy saw the greatest increase since the first selection window as compared to face-to-face learning. See where your Frisco ISD campus stands.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
The Behavior Exchange preps children with autism for social environments

“As an essential service provider, we’re committed to remaining a beacon of hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Adam Cline, clinical director at The Behavior Exchange.

The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council approves name change for portion of Rockhill Parkway

Frisco City Council voted in favor of renaming a portion of Rockhill Parkway to PGA Parkway during its regular meeting Aug. 4.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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