Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

Read the latest business and community news from the DFW area.

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.

Richardson



First Look: Richardson boutique Simply Thrifty helps women in recovery rebuild their lives

The idea to open Simply Thrifty was sparked by the desire to give women in recovery a dignified shopping experience as they work to rebuild their lives.

Fastsigns now open in Richardson

FastSigns opened July 27 at 743 Brick Row, Ste. 300, Richardson. The business creates custom signs and graphics printed on a variety of products, such as decals, stickers and vehicle wraps.

McKinney

Telemedicine pilot program offers free health visits to McKinney

A partnership between the McKinney Fire Department and Integrative Emergency Services is providing telemedicine to people who live and work in McKinney.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Pharmacy & Home Health Specialists relocate from Lewisville to Highland Village


Pharmacy & Home Health Specialists relocated from its Lewisville storefront to 2140 Justin Road, Ste. 100, Highland Village, this spring. The company offers in-home services such as skilled nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; and catheter and wound care, among other services.

Plano

Mallow Box to open second location at Plano's Legacy Hall

Mallow Box is expected to open its second location Aug. 10 at Plano’s Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave. The gourmet marshmallow dessert stall will offer s’mores, skewers, toasts, bowls and specialty shakes.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

City of Roanoke irrigation ordinance in effect

Officials with the city of Roanoke are reminding area residents to limit outdoor watering during summer months.

PNC Bank location coming soon to Presidio Crossing in Northeast Fort Worth

A PNC Bank-Alliance location is coming soon to the Presidio Crossing shopping center in Northeast Fort Worth.

Grapevine

State Farm office opens in Grapevine

A new State Farm insurance office opened Aug. 1 at 414 N. Main St., Ste. 106, Grapevine. It is operated by duo Jocelyn Hope and Michael Reid.

Statewide

Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities


Families in Texas may be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living centers—even if, by law, they still cannot hug them.

Liesbeth Powers, Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Eva Vigh, Gavin Pugh, Olivia Lueckemeyer and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



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COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

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

99 Ranch Market has teamed up with Instacart to offer rapid grocery delivery services at stores nationwide. (Courtesy 99 Ranch Market)
99 Ranch Market in Frisco now delivering with Instacart

99 Ranch Market is now offering direct delivery from the store via Instacart.

The $8.5 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in November was more than a 4% increase as compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenue up more than 4% year over year

The $8.57 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in September, the Texas State Comptroller’s Office reported Nov. 12.

The Christmas in the Square event features the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Here are 10 in-person and virtual events happening in Frisco

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

Tarot & Tea's sage bundles are now available at its shop inside Stonebriar Centre. (Courtesy Tarot & Tea)
Tarot & Tea opens inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The shop offers tarot readings, intention candles, sage bundles, oils and incense.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Sweets on a Stick sells hand-painted cookies for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, holidays and more. (Courtesy Sweets on a Stick)
Sweets on a Stick now selling customized, hand-painted cookies in Frisco

The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops.

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County)
Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries.

The Collin College campus in Frisco was one of the city's most popular sites for early voting during the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Everything Frisco voters need to know about early voting Nov. 23-Dec. 4 for City Council runoff

Frisco voters will have several opportunities over the next two weeks to cast an early ballot in the Dec. 8 Frisco City Council Place 5 runoff election between candidates Dan Stricklin and Laura Rummel.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

chilangos tacos
Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

Here are four restaurants that opened recently in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.