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'You can always get better': Frisco police chief reflects on department diversity, procedures

Over the last month, the Frisco Police Department has looked inward to improve its diversity and use of force procedures, according to the police chief.


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Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down almost 7% year-over-year

The $6.56 million sales tax allocation for Frisco in July was based generally on purchases in May, the Texas comptroller’s office reported. In July 2019, Frisco received more than $7.05 million in sales tax revenue.




DATA: More than 13,000 Denton County residents cast ballots in first week of early voting

Although the deadlines to register to vote in this election and to apply for an absentee ballot have passed, Denton County residents can cast ballots at any early voting center through July 10.


UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.


Frisco looking to issue debt for water, sewer, road projects

Frisco City Council approved a plan that could see the city issue $45 million in bonds for upcoming water, sewer and road projects.


Raw Fitness now offering high-intensity, strength workouts in Frisco

The gym offers high-intensity training and a strength training program conducted in small groups.



The Coder School closes Flower Mound location, consolidates in Frisco

An after-school program focusing on computer technology has closed its Flower Mound doors and consolidated with its Frisco location.


Lewisville ISD shares plans for in-person and virtual learning for 2020-21 school year

Additional information and signups for the in-person or virtual learning option will be available to parents beginning July 15.


Frisco reports 175 active cases of COVID-19

The average number of active cases between July 1-7 in Frisco was 156, according to city data. This case average the week before was 125 cases.


DATA: More than 20,000 Collin County residents cast ballots in the first week of early voting

As of July 7, 15,423 votes had been cast in person, and 5,173 mail-in ballots were received.



2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


Federal order means thousands of UT Dallas exchange students must return to in-person learning this fall

International students are limited in the number of online classes they can take outside of a pandemic, but those restrictions were relaxed earlier this year when COVID-19 forced many universities to shut down.


Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.


Monster Mini Golf now offering bowling, mini golf, laser maze in Frisco

Monster Mini Golf opened last month on Preston Road.



Frisco first responders square off in Battle of the Badges blood drive

The annual Frisco Battle of the Badges blood drive will be held July 17-18 at several locations in the city.


Frisco City Council OKs request for new 7-Eleven to sell beer, wine

Frisco City Council approved a request for a planned 7-Eleven convenience store to sell beer and wine, as the store had done when it was previously a Shell station for 18 years.


Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.




Frisco Chamber of Commerce to livestream State of the City event

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will offer a free, public livestream of its State of the City panel discussion set for July 14.


Plan to widen Coit Road in North Frisco in the works

Construction on the $4.2 million project could begin as early as October 2021.


Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.


New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.



Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.


State Fair of Texas cancels 2020 season

This is the eighth time in the fair’s 134-year history that the event has been called off.