5:46 PM Aug 18, 2020 CDT

5 upcoming, ongoing transportation projects to keep an eye on in Frisco

Check out these transportation updates from the city's August engineering report:


Gov. Greg Abbott says he will freeze cities' abilities to increase property tax revenue if they cut police funding

Gov. Greg Abbott said he will freeze cities' abilities to increase property taxes at the current level just days after Austin City Council approved a budget that will cut police funding by one third and reinvest money in social services.


Dickey's Barbecue Pit opening third Frisco location in September

The upcoming barbecue restaurant along US 380 will serve smoked meats and sides.



Collin County to add disclaimer to COVID-19 dashboard

Collin County plans to add a disclaimer to its COVID-19 dashboard that states the county does not have confidence in the accuracy of the data currently being provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.


With free tickets for members, Plano's Studio Movie Grill reopens and more DFW news

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth-area business and community news.


Frisco City Council to hold public hearing on proposed 2021 budget

Frisco City Council will hold the first public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget during its regular meeting Aug. 18.


7-Eleven locations to open in Frisco in September

The convenience store chain offers food, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and gas.



Velvet Taco coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

Read business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



Mosquito pool near Frisco's Village Lakes neighborhood tests positive for West Nile virus

“Because we can’t treat private property, we need homeowners' help to look for standing water outside their homes,” Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez said in a statement.


BEYOND Pilates to open second Frisco location this fall

The boutique-style fitness studio will offer music-driven, 50-minute workouts on custom Pilates reformers.



Construction on UNT at Frisco branch campus to break ground this fall

With site work expected to begin this fall, the first building will see occupancy in Jan. 2023.


Q&A: Mental health expert talks emotional well-being, building resiliency for the 2020-21 school year

According to Dr. Molly Lopez, director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, the upcoming school year will serve as an opportunity for students, families, teachers and school administrators to learn skills in coping, re-evaulate mental health protocols and build resiliency in challenging times.


TABC change opens window for some bars to qualify as restaurants under state pandemic orders

Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.


Portion of westbound Gaylord Parkway in Frisco closed for repairs

Frisco announced Aug. 13 that a portion of the far north lane of Gaylord Parkway has been closed for repairs after an unplanned pavement issue.



DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues up nearly 10% year-over-year

The $8.83 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in June, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Aug. 12.


Bar-Ranch Steak Co. preps for downtown Plano opening and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Frisco ISD welcomes students and more local education news

Read the latest Frisco education news.


GALLERY: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa unveils renovations

The event also kicked off the Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Center's first day of Social Distance Learning as well as a food and school supply drive for local nonprofits, which will continue through Aug. 16.



Learn more about Frisco's Taychas Trail and its future connection to Plano

Frisco will offer a preview of its connection to the Six-Cities Trail through Plano during the Roll with the Council event Aug. 15.


Frisco sees 154 new cases of COVID-19, 49 recoveries in the last week

As of Aug. 12, there were 347 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco.


AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.


Frisco ISD welcomes students back for fall

Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district has “every confidence” students who have committed to face-to-face instruction will return to campuses Sept. 3.