West Nile virus found in Frisco and more popular DFW news from the week

Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Mosquito pools near two Frisco neighborhoods test positive for West Nile virus

Frisco announced Sept. 18 that two additional mosquito pools in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. In a news release announcing the positive tests, city officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide as necessary where stagnant water or larvae are observed.

Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

A new food hall in Frisco is expected to bring eclectic vendors, bars, a beer garden and concert spaces next year.



Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

Neighborhood Medical Center is offering free testing for those with or without insurance. The insured will be required to present an insurance card.

Flower Mound adopts 2020-21 budget, opting for lower general fund expenses, higher property tax collections

The town of Flower Mound will trim spending from its general fund while raising collections from property taxes as it replenishes some of the savings that were spent in the early months of the pandemic.

Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant now open in north Fort Worth

A Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant location officially opened in July at 9409 N. Freeway, Fort Worth.

William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles, Daniel Houston and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.






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The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for city park and public trail northeast of the intersection at SH 121 and Spring Creek Parkway Oct. 27. (Site plan courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approves site plan for city park, public trail

A city park and public trail on the west end of Frisco got their first approval from the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission Oct. 27.

Exide Technologies’ battery recycling plant operations were located right next to Stewart Creek, as seen in this 2013 photo. All of the buildings at the site have since been taken down, but contamination of the site remains. (Courtesy Exide Technologies)
Frisco takes ownership of former Exide site, plans to resume cleanup

Frisco and its Community Development Corp. announced Oct. 27 that they had taken ownership of 102 acres where the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant operated for decades.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley announced bars, wineries and breweries could reopen at 50% capacity Oct. 14. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bar, winery owners in Tarrant County adapt to changing COVID-19 restrictions and more DFW-area news

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The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: More than 66,000 people turn out to vote early in Frisco during first 2 weeks

The Collin College Frisco campus has been the most popular Frisco polling location with about 1,168 voters showing up each day on average.

Collin County commissioners voted to keep the COVID-19 dashboard on the county's website until the entire commissioners court could discuss its future. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County reverses decision, will keep COVID-19 dashboard active for now

Collin County’s COVID-19 dashboard will remain on the county website until commissioners discuss it further at their Nov. 2 meeting.

An estimated 3,500 trees were destroyed by last October's tornado. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Free trees: Replace those lost in Richardson tornado and more DFW news

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Frisco confirmed the 21st and 22nd mosquito pools of the season that had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray for mosquitoes after two new pools test positive for West Nile virus

The city of Frisco will have a contractor spray for mosquitoes this weekend in two different areas on the city's northside after two pools tested positive for West Nile virus.

Frisco recently approved new incentive agreements and a master development agreement for The Gate development. (Rendering courtesy Invest Group Overseas)
Frisco to save $80M in incentives with new agreements for The Gate development

New agreements for The Gate development along the Dallas North Tollway will save Frisco nearly $80 million in incentive grants compared to previous contracts approved in 2016.

Home furnishings retailer Living Spaces has opened a store in Fort Worth and will offer a variety of designer collections, including Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. (Courtesy Living Spaces)
Living Spaces opens in Fort Worth and more DFW-area news

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DATA: Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in Frisco in September when compared to the same period in 2019.

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.