The Star’s Entertainment District, smart cities: 4 things to know in Frisco, March 26-30

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Here is what residents need to know to start their week.

1. Registration open for Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange

The Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange is a newly-announced Frisco Chamber of Commerce program in which community leaders, elected officials and the business community will visit and study other high-growth cities. Registration is now open for the first trip Oct. 17-19 to Scottsdale, Arizona. Sponsors and trip participants can register on the chamber’s website.

2. Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday

The commission’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The commission will discuss various site plans and replats for developments throughout Frisco.

3. The Star in Frisco holds grand opening for entertainment district

The Star’s Entertainment District grand opening celebration begins 11 a.m. Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and media event. The celebration continues through Sunday with live entertainment, dining and shopping specials and prizes. For the duration of the event, Winning Drive, Star Boulevard and Cowboys Way will be closed off to vehicles.

4. No school Friday

No classes will be held for Frisco ISD students Friday. Classes will resume April 2.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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