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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Get to know the candidates in the race for Frisco City Council Place 3. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Q&A: Two candidates enter runoff for Frisco City Council Place 3

In the May 1 election, no candidate managed to earn 50% or more of the votes, so the top two vote-getters will proceed to the runoff election.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

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Restaurant featuring West African cuisine coming soon to Frisco

Calabar Pot & Bar has leased space on Preston Road near Wade Boulevard in Frisco.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Frisco ISD's new protocols, which no longer make face masks a requirement, will go into effect June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco ISD to lift face mask requirement for schools starting June 1

Frisco ISD protocols for summer and fall classes will no longer require students and staff to wear face masks.

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Agencies seeking comment to improve North Texas biking trails

The Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public feedback to improve biking options throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

The Frisco RoughRiders will take on the Tulsa Drillers in their 2020 season home opener on April 16 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Fairs, music and sports: 5 things to do in Frisco in May and June

Check out these suggestions for things to do in May and June.

CoolHeads Salon for Men is now open on Warren Parkway in Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Frisco barbershop CoolHeads now open

The salon specializes in comfortable barber chairs, hiring skilled barbers and stylists while keeping prices affordable.

Haidilao Hot Pot has opened in Frisco. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Haidilao Hot Pot opens location in Frisco

The restaurant serves Chinese hot pot, which is a style of cooking food in a pot of boiling broth at the table.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is expanding its cardiovascular services. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Plano heart hospital bringing cardiovascular services to Frisco

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano—ranked among the top 1% of heart hospitals in the country—is bringing its services to the Frisco hospital and providing relationships and oversight of the program