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.

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.


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.

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.

A Layne's Chicken Fingers restaurant will open in Roanoke in 2021 at the site of the former Dairy Queen on US 377. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
Layne's Chicken Fingers to open in Roanoke; meat, seafood market set for Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Wishful Thinking is permanently closing its downtown McKinney location to downsize and relocate to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco. (Courtesy Wishful Thinking)
McKinney boutique Wishful Thinking to relocate to Frisco's Painted Tree Marketplace

Wishful Thinking will be closing in McKinney on Jan. 24 and moving to Painted Tree Marketplace in Frisco.

The new burger joint opened in Frisco in December. (Community Impact staff)
Wulf Burger now open near the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco

Wulf Burger opened in December at 9250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 134, Frisco.

The B-12 Store opened a new location in Frisco on Dec. 4. (Courtesy The B-12 Store)
The B-12 Store opens at Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The B-12 Store opened Dec. 4 at Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco. It focuses on the sale of injectable vitamins and wellness shots..

The former Beal building will get a new tenant and a new look in 2021. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
Construction on Frisco's award-winning library to begin in spring

A key attribute of the new library, officials said, will be its versatility. Its many nooks and crannies, for instance, may host a bicycle workshop one day, a jazz trio the next and a microbrewery lesson the day after.