Updates from your local legislators

Here is an overview of activity from  your area elected officials on various legislation so far this session.

Updates from your local legislators Rep. Pat Fallon[/caption]

Rep. Pat Fallon

R-Frisco • Elected: 2012

Latest news (April 3)
HB 1391 would create a civil penalty for presidential electors not voting for the candidate who won the state’s popular vote. The bill was pending in the House Elections Committee.

Updates from your local legislators Rep. Justin Holland[/caption]

Rep. Justin Holland

R-Rockwall • Elected: 2016

Latest news (April 3)
HB 457 would allow peace officers’ families to keep some home address information private in property records. The House Ways and Means Committee approved it.

Updates from your local legislators Rep. Scott Sanford[/caption]

Rep. Scott Sanford

R-McKinney • Elected: 2012

Latest news (March 22)
Sanford voted against HB 62, which would ban texting while driving statewide. He voted in favor of HB 511, HB 5 and HB 4, all of which propose Child Protective Services solutions.

Updates from your local legislators Sen. Jane Nelson[/caption]

Sen. Jane Nelson

R-Flower Mound • Elected: 1992

Latest news (April 3)
Nelson, who leads the Senate Finance Committee, has worked on SB 1, the Senate budget, throughout the session. SB 1 passed the Senate and will move onto the House.

Updates from your local legislators Sen. Van Taylor[/caption]

Sen. Van Taylor

R-Plano • Elected: 2014

Latest news (April 3)
Taylor voted in favor of SB 3, which encourages private school choice. The legislation contains significant exemptions for rural areas. The bill passed the Senate 18-13.

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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.

bowl of soup with meat
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