Lewisville Western Days to be virtual, fire station opens in Richardson: News from DFW

The festival would be broadcast live from the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater to the city of Lewisville's social media outlets, websites and cable channels. (File photo courtesy Michael Nguyen)
The festival would be broadcast live from the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater to the city of Lewisville's social media outlets, websites and cable channels. (File photo courtesy Michael Nguyen)

The festival would be broadcast live from the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater to the city of Lewisville's social media outlets, websites and cable channels. (File photo courtesy Michael Nguyen)

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Western Days to broadcast live following in-person event cancellation

City staff shared plans July 20 for a virtual version of the annual Lewisville Western Days festival following the event's cancellation.


Service First Automotive now open in west Frisco

Service First Automotive reopened its location in west Frisco on July 13. The auto service shop, which is located at 8675 FM 423, Frisco, originally opened in mid-February before closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The business is offering drive-thru oil changes, state inspections and mechanical repairs.


Cruzitos Cocina Mexicana now offering traditional Mexican fare in east Plano

Cruzitos Cocina Mexicana opened July 1 at the corner of Jupiter Road and 14th Street in east Plano.


Richardson co-op provides support for families who home school their children

Richardson Home School Association began more than 30 years ago with a goal of providing educational support for families who homeschool their children, according to Director Stephanie MacMiller.

New Richardson fire station opens in Canyon Creek neighborhood

Richardson Fire Department opened the new Fire Station No. 3 on July 15 at 500 W. Lookout Drive. The 13,200-square-foot space, which is located across the street from the station's former building, allows for more trucks, equipment and personnel and includes an outdoor public art piece inspired by a vintage fire hose nozzle, according to a July 17 city newsletter.

Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream celebrates one year of serving homemade frozen treats in Richardson

Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream celebrated its one-year anniversary July 11. The small-batch creamery, located at 526 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, serves premium, homemade ice cream as well as sorbet, nondairy and vegan options.


McKinney-based architect relocates to renovated building

Conduit Architecture + Design relocated in mid-July from 402 Parker St., McKinney, to 711 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. Conduit services include residential, commercial and civic architectural design.

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Tex-Mex cafe Tommy Tamale coming soon to Old Town Keller

A Tommy Tamale Market & Café location is expected to open in late August or early September at 208 N. Main St., Keller, according to staff.

William C. Wadsack, Liesbeth Powers, Daniel Houston, Mackenzie Plusnick, Ian Pribanic and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.


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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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant dismissed Frisco resident Suresh Kumar’s case against Frisco ISD on Aug. 4. The suit, filed in April 2019, called on FISD to alter its at-large system into single-member districts for board members. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps, candles and more are available for purchase. (Courtesy Painted Tree Marketplace)
Painted Tree Marketplace now highlighting local shop owners, artisans, craftspeople in Frisco

The community of shoppes offers a variety of gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps and candles available for purchase.

The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Jinbeh offers hibachi and sushi at its restaurants, all prepared fresh and, in the case of hibachi, in person. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jinbeh keeps the focus on family at Lewisville, Frisco and Las Colinas restaurants

Because Jinbeh is a family-owned business, many members of the staff have become like family to owner Aya Matsuda over the years.

Frisco Frisco Market will host Kidfest Aug. 8-9 and a petting zoo with 35 animals on Sept. 6. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.