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 National Videogame Museum's educational programs focus on STEM values. (Courtesy National Videogame Museum)
National Videogame Museum marks 5 years in Frisco

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Visit Frisco leverages GPS data to boost tourism

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The red portion of the map identifies Collin County's corridor study area for new alignments for an expansion of FM 546. (Courtesy Collin County)
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Orange Cranberry is one of the flavors offered at The Pop Parlour. (Courtesy The Pop Parlour)
Florida-based Pop Parlour to bring ice pops to Frisco

The shop will have fruity and creamy popsicles along with specialty drinks, such as matcha lemonade.

Chick-fil-A's new location in the Spanish Village Shopping Center is now open for drive-thru and mobile curbside service. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
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iSaveLives CPR has relocated in Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
iSaveLives CPR relocates in east Frisco to Centennial Plaza

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Frisco City Council listens to details about the proposed mixed-use project called The Link. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco City Council tables zoning request for potential $1 billion mixed-use project near PGA

Frisco City Council tabled a proposed zoning change on nearly 240 acres that could potentially develop into a $1 billion mixed-use project near the PGA.

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29 roadside trees to be transplanted to parks in Frisco

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Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Denton County. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County surpasses 250,000 vaccine doses

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The Plano-McKinney Music & Arts Festival will include a classic car show. (Courtesy Outlaw Nation)
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According to the release, three STAAR tests were affected by the connectivity issues including fourth grade writing, seventh grade writing and English I. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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