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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Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

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.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

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.


Frisco City Council on Jan. 19 approved project and financial plans for the city’s sixth tax incremental reinvestment zone. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco council approves project, finance plans for Hall Office Park tax reinvestment zone

The city of Frisco is moving forward with plans to build out infrastructure around Hall Office Park.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
The Cottage eatery opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

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Sushi Box is set to open in west Frisco sometime in early summer 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sushi Box coming to west Frisco in summer 2021

A new sushi joint is coming to west Frisco in summer 2021, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Presidium at Edgestone, which opened in summer 2020, recently completed its final phases of construction. (Courtesy Presidium at Edgestone)
Presidium at Edgestone active-adult luxury community now open in Frisco

Construction has finished on Presidium at Edgestone, Frisco’s first luxury community for active adults.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Volunteers prepare care packages for those found unsheltered and facing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count in 2019. (Courtesy Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance)
Annual homelessness count adapted to answer questions brought on by pandemic in Collin, Dallas counties

The point-in-time count in Collin and Dallas counties will not look like it has in recent years, when upward of 1,000 volunteers would canvas the streets to get an accurate count of the number of unsheltered residents facing homelessness.

Bigdash started when Asmaa Khattab began experimenting with Arab ice cream, also called bousa, and kanafeh recipes at home. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bigdash to celebrate 1 year of serving kanafeh in Frisco

Bigdash, a bakery selling Middle Eastern sweets, is marking its first anniversary.

As of November, Sylvan Learning in Frisco has new owners. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sylvan Learning in Frisco now operating under new ownership

In late November, Nizar Bhulani and Frank Kesh bought seven Sylvan Learning locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one in Frisco.

After pandemic-related delays, the sauna fitness studio is gearing up to open a new location in west Frisco. (Courtesy Hotworx)
HotWorx sauna fitness studio coming to west Frisco

Hotworx is opening up a new Frisco location at the intersection of FM 423 and Stonebrook Parkway in west Frisco.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

The 4,000-square-foot, roughly $2 million performing arts center has a capacity of 210 seats, and numerous organizations plan to perform shows at the venue. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nack Theater opening with Disney's 'Aladdin Jr.' in downtown Frisco

The first show is one of 14 youth productions scheduled for 2021.