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In the midst of COVID-19, Frisco took 'conservative' eye to 2020-21 budget

Frisco’s annual budget outlines how residents’ tax dollars and other city revenue sources are allocated. The budget provides funding for city necessities like the Frisco Police Department, Frisco Fire Department and maintenance of roads, water lines and sewers, as well as amenities such as the Frisco Public Library and operation of city parks.


Frisco’s first Asian retail center draws visitors, new brands

A first-of-its-kind Asian retail center in Frisco is attracting unique brands and is expected to draw visitors from both in and outside of the city.


DATA: Household income, uninsured rate increase in DFW

The latest data release from the 2018 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing  increasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



Frisco's 2019-20 budget adds 4 new employees, keeps tax rate steady

The city of Frisco's 2019-20 budget includes the addition of four new police officers and a steady tax rate.


Denton County approves lowest tax rate in more than 30 years

Denton County's adopted fiscal year 2019-20 budget includes the lowest tax rate the county has levied since 1986.


Frisco proposes adding fewer new employees in light of projected revenue restrictions

Frisco’s population continues to increase at a steady pace, but the growth in the number of city employees is slowing this year.


Frisco leverages data to shape future development

Frisco has results from the second year of a three-year study that tracks where visitors spend their time in town and where residents go when they venture beyond the city limits.



Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.


Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune


Frisco gets legislative approval to create tourism public improvement district

The 86th Texas Legislature gave the city of Frisco the go ahead to create a tourism public improvement district, which is expected to attract more visitors to the city.


Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.



Frisco shows resilience despite recent national retail closures

A large “Store Closing” sign droops in front of Payless ShoeSource at the Centre at Preston Ridge, one of Frisco’s largest shopping centers along Gaylord Parkway. The windows are plastered with “Going out of Business”˜signs.


Tourism district could bring more visitors into the city

The city of Frisco wants to create a new public improvement district that would attract more tourism to the city. To do this, the city will need the Texas Legislature to approve the district in the upcoming session that begins Jan. 8.


Frisco ranks No. 1 as Money's best place to live

Money, published by Time, Inc., has ranked Frisco as No. 1 in its annual list of Best Places to Live .


Badminton, brewpubs and bonds: 4 highlights from the Aug. 21 Frisco City Council meeting

Along with approving the sale of Park25 to bring the Dallas Cowboys merchandising center to the city, Frisco City Council discussed items that affect businesses, residents and athletes.



Frisco industrial park sale to Jerry Jones' Blue Star Land includes plans for Dallas Cowboys merchandising center

A 400,000-square-foot Dallas Cowboys Merchandising Distribution and Sales Center is coming to Frisco.


Jerry Jones' Blue Star Land seeks to buy Frisco Park25 for Dallas Cowboys merchandising center

The Frisco Community Development Corp., the Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Frisco City Council will vote Tuesday on an agreement for Blue Star Land to buy the 216-acre industrial park known as Frisco Park25.


Frisco-based Jamba Juice to be acquired by Focus Brands Inc.

Frisco-based Jamba Juice has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc., according to a press release issued by the companies Aug. 2.


CORE West Inc. to relocate headquarters from Phoenix to Frisco

Construction firm CORE West Inc. will relocate its headquarters from Phoenix to Frisco, reportedly bringing $47 million in capital investment and 97 new jobs.



Dallas added more people in 2016-17 than all but two U.S. cities, according to Census population estimates

The city of Dallas added 18,935 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, resulting in the third-largest overall population increase in the country. Only San Antonio and Phoenix grew faster during the same time frame, adding more than 24,000 residents each.


Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement for $16.5 billion bullet train services

Texas Central and Amtrak announced Friday that the two companies have reached an agreement offering through-ticketing and transfer services for passengers traveling between Amtrak and Texas Central stations.


Ron Patterson named Frisco Economic Development Corp. president

The Frisco Economic Development Corp. has officially named Ron Patterson as the new president.


Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approves private club permit for The Frisco Bar

Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approved a specific use permit for a private club for The Frisco Bar during Tuesday’s regular meeting.