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7/1/2011 12:00 AM
Luminant to Recycle 85 Percent of its Retired Collin Power Plant Following ImplosionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
DALLAS – July 1, 2011 – After nearly 50 years of helping power Texas, Luminant’s retired Collin Power Plant is entering a new phase – providing additional resources through a significant post-operation recycling effort. Roughly 85 percent of the 153-megawatt plant will be recycled following this morning’s implosion. That includes steel, copper and parts and pieces of large equipment dismantled during the demolition process.
DALLAS – July 1, 2011 – After nearly 50 years of helping power Texas, Luminant’s retired Collin Power Plant is entering a new phase – providing additional resources through a significant post-operation recycling effort. Roughly 85 percent of the 153-megawatt plant will be recycled following this morning’s implosion. That includes steel, copper and parts and pieces of large equipment dismantled during the demolition process... view complete release
7/1/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
6/20/2011 12:00 AM
Construction Worker Being Treated for Burns Following Construction Accident Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(June 20, 2011) A construction worker is being treated for second and third degree electrical burns following a construction accident Monday afternoon at the Elevate Life Church, 8500 Teel Parkway.

(June 20, 2011) A construction worker is being treated for second and third degree electrical burns following a construction accident Monday afternoon at the Elevate Life Church, 8500 Teel Parkway.

Dispatch received a call at 1:28 p.m. about an ‘explosion’ at the church, where an addition to the facility is being constructed. As a result, as many as seven units were initially dispatched to the scene.

When Frisco Firefighters arrived they realized there was no ‘explosion’ but they found an injured worker on the second floor of the construction site.

Fire investigators say a 45-year-old man was hurt while working on an electrical panel.

Firefighters say the man was air lifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, via CareFlite, where he is being treated for electrical burns.

No one else was hurt.

6/20/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
5/26/2011 12:00 AM
Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held at Frisco Commons Park, May 30 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 26, 2011) A vintage, military helicopter display and presentation of a memorial wreath are among the highlights of a Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at the city’s war memorial at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road. The keynote speaker will be Frisco resident Col. Grady Venable, USAF Retired.

(May 26, 2011) A vintage, military helicopter display and presentation of a memorial wreath are among the highlights of a Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at the city’s war memorial at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road.

The keynote speaker will be Frisco resident Col. Grady Venable, USAF Retired. Boy Scout Troop 298 will present the colors. Residents will also enjoy patriotic performances by the Frisco Chorale and the Frisco Community Band. Military vehicles will be on display, as well.

Organizers are encouraging observers to bring their lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the City of Frisco, the Frisco VFW Post 2848 and the Frisco Garden Club. Other participants are the Frisco Rotary Club and Civil Air Patrol Cadets.

5/26/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
5/18/2011 12:00 AM
The City of Frisco, Texas Announces Partnership with Forest City and Ernest Mahard Jr. to Develop 320-Acre Mixed-Use DevelopmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 18, 2011) – The City of Frisco executed a Memorandum of Understanding today with Forest City Development and its partner, Ernest Mahard Jr. to develop a 320-acre mixed-use development on the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Highway 380. Bounded by Virginia Parkway and County Road 26, this development will encompass retail, residential, office, entertainment, hospitality, municipal parks and services.

FRISCO, Texas (May 18, 2011) – The City of Frisco executed a Memorandum of Understanding today with Forest City Development and its partner, Ernest Mahard Jr. to develop a 320-acre mixed-use development on the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Highway 380. Bounded by Virginia Parkway and County Road 26, this development will encompass retail, residential, office, entertainment, hospitality, municipal parks and services.

"We’re very excited to forge a new, public/private partnership with Forest City Development, representing the largest mixed-use project planned for Frisco in the near future," said Mayor Maher Maso. "The caliber of this project will serve as an economic catalyst for quality development in the northern part of our city and further enhance Frisco’s ever-growing reputation as a retail and entertainment destination. This venture is the culmination of many years of visioning and hard work. We’re anxious to get started and welcome Forest City to Frisco."

"We are privileged to be working with the City of Frisco on this exciting development endeavor," said Brian Ratner, President - Forest City Texas. "We applaud the city leaders for their vision and professionalism throughout this process. This mixed-use development will bring together the vision of the City, while providing the greatest social and economic value to the community and its stakeholders."

"On behalf of the entire Mahard Family, we thank the City of Frisco for their steadfast support. Our family has a long history in Frisco, and we’re excited to develop a project that further contributes to the excellence of the city I call home," said Ernest A. Mahard Jr., Partner with Forest City on the Frisco North development.

Frisco is the fastest-growing city in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, (2000 – 2009). Supported by strong infrastructure, exceptional leadership and quality commercial developments, Frisco has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. This infrastructure supports an exceptional community and an

extraordinary quality of life. Offering a strong economy through diversification and corporate vitality, Frisco defines "Progress in Motion." For more information, visit www.friscotexas.gov

About Forest City

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $11.8 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. Forest City’s commitment to the Texas marketplace extends from the development in Frisco, to a 2,000-acre master-planned residential community in Prosper, the Mercantile and Wilson apartment communities in Downtown Dallas, and residential communities under development in Denton County, San Antonio and Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net

Safe Harbor Language

Statements made in this news release that state the Company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact of current lending and capital market conditions on our liquidity, ability to finance or refinance projects and repay our debt, the impact of the current economic environment on our ownership, development and management of our real estate portfolio, general real estate investment and development risks, vacancies in our properties, further downturns in the housing market, competition, illiquidity of real estate investments, bankruptcy or defaults of tenants, anchor store consolidations or closings, international activities, the impact of terrorist acts, risks associated with an investment in a professional sports team, our substantial debt leverage and the ability to obtain and service debt, the impact of restrictions imposed by our credit facility and senior debt, exposure to hedging agreements, the level and volatility of interest rates, the continued availability of tax-exempt government financing, the impact of credit rating downgrades, effects of uninsured or underinsured losses, effects of a downgrade or failure of our insurance carriers, environmental liabilities, conflicts of interest, risks associated with the sale of tax credits, risks associated with developing and managing properties in partnership with others, the ability to maintain effective internal controls, compliance with governmental regulations, increased legislative and regulatory scrutiny of the financial services industry, volatility in the market price of our publicly traded securities, inflation risks, litigation risks, as well as other risks listed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to, the Company's annual and quarterly reports.

5/18/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
5/18/2011 12:00 AM
Railroad Museum Signs Construction Contracts, Sets Groundbreaking in FriscoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 18, 2011) FRISCO, TX: The Museum of the American Railroad will hold a groundbreaking at its new 12.34-acre site in Frisco, Texas, on May 31, 2011. The event kicks off the initial construction phase of a project that will relocate one of the nation’s finest collections of 20th Century railroad artifacts and exhibits from Dallas’ Fair Park.
(May 18, 2011) FRISCO, TX: The Museum of the American Railroad will hold a groundbreaking at its new 12.34-acre site in Frisco, Texas, on May 31, 2011. The event kicks off the initial construction phase of a project that will relocate one of the nation’s finest collections of 20th Century railroad artifacts and exhibits from Dallas’ Fair Park.
 
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5/18/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
5/16/2011 12:00 AM
Section of Southbound Dallas Parkway Closure Starting Tonight at 8 P.M., May 16-19Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 16, 2011) Starting tonight, Southbound Dallas Parkway will be closed between Gaylord Parkway and SH 121 each night Monday through Thursday, May 16-19. The frontage road will close each night at 8:00 p.m. and will reopen by 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

(May 16, 2011) Starting tonight, Southbound Dallas Parkway will be closed between Gaylord Parkway and SH 121 each night Monday through Thursday, May 16-19. The frontage road will close each night at 8:00 p.m. and will reopen by 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

During this closure, all southbound traffic on Dallas Parkway that travels south of Gaylord Parkway must enter the southbound Dallas North Tollway. All other southbound traffic will be directed to turn left onto Gaylord Parkway and use Parkwood Boulevard as a detour. Southbound traffic on the Dallas North Tollway will not be able to exit to SH 121 and should plan to use Legacy Drive or Parkwood Boulevard as an alternative route. Residents of Stonebriar Creek Estates will need to use their entrance on Legacy Drive.

This road closure is part of NTTA’s interchange construction project. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction zone and choose an alternative route in advance.

5/16/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
5/5/2011 11:55 PM
Talent Applications being Accepted for Community Stage at Frisco Freedom Fest 2011Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 5, 2011) Be a part of the soundtrack for the Annual Frisco Freedom Fest, happening this year on Saturday, July 2. The fun starts at the same time as years past – 4:00 p.m. – and continues until fireworks end at approximately 10 p.m. Frisco Freedom Fest allows our community a chance to celebrate America’s independence in a fun, family-friendly environment. We are looking for local, live performers to keep the crowd movin’ and groovin’.

(May 5, 2011) Be a part of the soundtrack for the Annual Frisco Freedom Fest, happening this year on Saturday, July 2. The fun starts at the same time as years past – 4:00 p.m. – and continues until fireworks end at approximately 10 p.m. Frisco Freedom Fest allows our community a chance to celebrate America’s independence in a fun, family-friendly environment. We are looking for local, live performers to keep the crowd movin’ and groovin’.

The City of Frisco Communications Department is now accepting applications from performing artists of all ages interested in entertaining on the Community Stage. The competition is open to anyone who lives in the City of Frisco or who attends a Frisco ISD school. Applicants must be willing to perform for free. We encourage a variety of performers to apply from soloists to bands to dancers. A committee of city employees will score and select performers from those who turn in a complete application. Download an application.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Late entries will not be accepted. To be accepted, applications must be completed in full including the biographical information. A DVD copy of a recent performance -- or a url link to view a recent performance posted on the Internet -- must be submitted with the application.

The completed application should be submitted in person to:
City of Frisco Communications Department
Frisco City Hall, 1st floor
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.

Applications may also be faxed to 972-292-5586, or scanned and emailed to dschroer@friscotexas.gov. Faxed entries will still need to provide a DVD copy of a video performance in person by the June 1, 5 p.m. deadline, unless a web link to view the performance is provided.

In addition to the homegrown talent on the Community Stage, Frisco Freedom Fest’s “Party in the Plaza” features a Children’s Expo with euro bungees, jump houses, games and more; a Hometown Hero Exhibit, Vendor Village and Taste of Frisco. Our neighbors at Pizza Hut Park will host an MLS match at 8:00 p.m. between FC Dallas and Columbus Crew. The evening concludes with a spectacular view of one of the biggest fireworks show in all of North Texas!

For more information about the Frisco Freedom Fest Community Stage, contact Darcy Schroer at 972-292-5077 or dschroer@friscotexas.gov.

5/5/2011 11:55 PMPress Release
5/5/2011 11:50 PM
Battle of Bands to be held Saturday, May 7 at Frisco Athletic Center; No Cover ChargeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(May 5, 2011) Eight Frisco bands sound off this Saturday, May 7 at the Battle of the Bands to be held at the Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane. Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. The Battle of the Bands is sponsored by School of Rock.

(May 5, 2011) Eight Frisco bands sound off this Saturday, May 7 at the Battle of the Bands to be held at the Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane. Gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. The Battle of the Bands is sponsored by School of Rock.

Bands selected to compete are: U4ix, Moses, Perfect Vision, Nayler, The Klanks, Aces and Angels, The Snails and the School of Rock house band.

The ‘winning’ band is guaranteed a performance slot on the Community Stage at Frisco Freedom Fest, July 2.

Hang out with your friends, vote for your favorite band. No cover charge; admission is FREE!

See you at Battle of the Bands, presented by the Frisco Mayor’s Youth Council.

5/5/2011 11:50 PMPress Release
4/27/2011 12:00 AM
Senator Shapiro announces agreement between Exide Technologies and the City of FriscoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 27, 2011) AUSTIN, - State Senator Florence Shapiro (R-District 8) announced today that she has engineered an agreement between Exide Technologies and the City of . Under the agreement, Exide will invest $20 million to reduce its Frisco battery recycling plant's lead emissions by 90 percent, exceeding both state and federal environmental guidelines.
(April 27, 2011) AUSTIN, - State Senator Florence Shapiro (R-District 8) announced today that she has engineered an agreement between Exide Technologies and the City of . Under the agreement, Exide will invest $20 million to reduce its Frisco battery recycling plant's lead emissions by 90 percent, exceeding both state and federal environmental guidelines.
 
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4/27/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/26/2011 12:00 AM
Suspected Gas Station Robber ArrestedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 26, 2011) The suspected robber in three gas station robberies in Frisco and several others in the surrounding area was arrested last night. Sam Mann, a 39-year-old Aubrey resident, was arrested by the Little Elm Police Department at around 9 p.m. Monday evening after he committed an armed robbery at a gas station in that city.

(April 26, 2011) The suspected robber in three gas station robberies in Frisco and several others in the surrounding area was arrested last night. Sam Mann, a 39-year-old Aubrey resident, was arrested by the Little Elm Police Department at around 9 p.m. Monday evening after he committed an armed robbery at a gas station in that city.

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4/26/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/20/2011 12:00 AM
Help Spruce up Frisco at Clean It and Green It, Chunk Your Junk Events on April 30Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 20, 2011) Help us spruce up Frisco! The annual citywide clean up event, ‘Clean It and Green It’, happens Saturday morning, April 30. This year volunteers will not only clean up litter, but also mark storm drains with educational tiles about the city’s storm water program.

(April 20, 2011) Help us spruce up Frisco! The annual citywide clean up event, Clean It and Green It, happens Saturday morning, April 30. This year volunteers will not only clean up litter, but also mark storm drains with educational tiles about the city’s storm water program.

Check in for day-of registration will be from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the IKEA parking lot, located at 7171 IKEA Dr. Clean-up will last from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You will be assigned an area of the city to clean if you or your group does not request a designated area to clean.

All volunteers will be registered for raffle prizes, receive a green gift, t-shirt and a free lunch from IKEA at 11:15 a.m. There will be lots of fun and environmental education going on all morning.

You can register the day of the event, or you can pre-register online at FriscoTexas.gov/volunteer, and click on My Volunteer Page, or call 972-292-5078. Homeowner Associations, schools, churches and other community groups are encouraged to preregister to receive clean up equipment in advance. Students should contact their campus Green Team.

The spring Chunk Your Junk event will also happen at IKEA on April 30, from 8 a.m. until noon. It is a great opportunity to get rid of all the unwanted items from closets and other corners of your home following spring cleaning.

Hundreds are expected to show up for ‘Chunk Your Junk’, so get there early. The drop-off hours are from 8 a.m. to noon; however, city staff will close the line at 11:30 a.m. to make sure everyone who has waited in line gets through. Entry will be from westbound IKEA Drive only. All other entries to the IKEA parking lot will be closed.

See the list below for items that can be brought for safe disposal, recycling or donation. To reduce idling time, the items are listed in the order which they can be unloaded in the IKEA parking lot.

Please load your vehicle according to these designated ‘Chunk Your Junk’ stations:

· Documents for shredding*

· Cardboard

· Styrofoam & plastic bags for recycling

· Rx & over-the-counter medications

· Eye glasses (Frisco Noon Lions Club)

· Books (especially children’s books for Bachman Head Start)

· Computers, Televisions with a screen smaller than 32 inches, printers, cell
phones, & other e-waste**

· Metal & appliances***

· Household chemicals, paint, gasoline, oil, batteries, & pesticides

· Yard waste, limbs, & untreated wood for mulching

· Old clothes, furniture, toys for donation

· Fencing & other trash

Household chemical, paint, electronic equipment and items needing Freon extraction will be accepted only from Frisco residents who show a valid Texas driver’s license and a copy of their current, residential City of Frisco water bill. We cannot accept items from those with commercial accounts which includes apartment residents.

All fees will be billed directly to your Frisco utility bill:

* The paper shredding service provided is free. Each household will be limited to four boxes with sizes not to exceed 12” W x 15.5” L x 10.5” H. No commercial accounts will be accepted.

** There is a $10 fee for computer monitors and $15 for television sets.

*** There is a $40 Freon extraction fee for all appliances not tagged ‘Freon-free.’

In case of downpour, lightening or other severe weather, both events will be moved to Saturday, May 7. For more information or directions to IKEA, please call Jeremy Starritt, Frisco Environmental Education Coordinator at (972) 292-5914 or go to FriscoTexas.gov/Recycle

4/20/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/7/2011 12:00 AM
Frisco Reminds Residents to use Water Wisely due to Drought, Zebra Mussels; Time of Day Watering Restrictions in Effect, Twice-a-Week Watering RecommendedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 7, 2011) Persisting drought and a reduced, regional water supply due to the potential threat of zebra mussels are two more reasons why Frisco residents need to use water wisely.

(April 7, 2011) Persisting drought and a reduced, regional water supply due to the potential threat of zebra mussels are two more reasons why Frisco residents need to use water wisely.

As a result, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) which supplies water to Frisco, as well as 45 other cities and communities, will initiate Stage 1 of its Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Plan beginning April 19.

“The good thing is, our own plan meets all the conditions of the district’s (NTMWD) Stage 1 requirements,” said Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works. “For Frisco residents, there are no surprises, no changes and no new requirements.”

The City of Frisco’s Water Management Plan is in effect year round. The city’s plan imposes time of day restrictions and recommends limiting outdoor watering to two-days-per-week during Daylight Saving Time (DST), which started March 13. Each year outdoor watering is not allowed between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. during DST.

The watering schedule coincides with residents’ trash and recycling service day plus an additional day. The restrictions apply to automatic sprinkler systems. To find out information about your additional watering day, go to www.friscotexas.gov/water... and view the watering schedule map. Hand watering, soaker hoses and drip bubbler systems are allowed any time of year. This year DST runs through November 6.

Since meteorologists are forecasting moderate to extreme drought this summer, Hartwell says there is renewed urgency for Frisco residents to use water wisely. During the April 4 City Council meeting, Hartwell reminded residents to subscribe to weekly watering advisories which use data from Frisco’s electronic weather station and comes to residents, via e-mail. Residents can sign up for the free, e-news service by going to www.friscotexas.gov/water There, residents can also find information about the city’s free, irrigation check-up program.

Due to last year’s weather patterns, the City of Frisco reports watering wasn’t necessary 25 weeks out of the year. The city did recommend residents water once-a-week for another 24 weeks. “We recommended folks water twice a week during just three weeks last year,” said Hartwell. “We’ll be fine if we all use water wisely.”

In 2009, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department discovered zebra mussels in Sister Grove Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of the Trinity River and used by NTMWD to transfer water from Lake Texoma. While zebra mussels do not affect water quality, they are destructive to pipelines, boats and other hard surfaces and often result in costly repairs.

NTMWD was instructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop pumping water supplies from Lake Texoma in an effort to reduce the risk of infesting other area lakes; however, the end result is a loss of 22.5 percent of the district’s water supply.

“We can’t afford to waste water,” said Hartwell. “If everyone does their part, we can help NTMWD meet its goal of reducing water use by two percent.”

For additional information, contact Melody Emadiazar, Water Education Coordinator, memadiazar@friscotexas.gov 972-292-5814.

4/7/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/6/2011 12:00 AM
Frisco Hits Homerun with ‘The Pitch;' Art Dedication to be Held Saturday, April 9Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 6, 2011) Baseball fans and art lovers, alike, will marvel at “The Pitch” – before the ‘first pitch’ of the Frisco RoughRiders game on Saturday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. Before the first weekend game of the 2011 season, the RoughRiders and the City of Frisco will team up to celebrate the official unveiling of “The Pitch”, by Colorado sculptor Gail Folwell. The dedication will be just outside the home plate main gate of the Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail.

ART DEDICATION TO BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 9

(April 6, 2011) Baseball fans and art lovers, alike, will marvel at “The Pitch” – before the ‘first pitch’ of the Frisco RoughRiders game on Saturday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m.

Before the first weekend game of the 2011 season, the RoughRiders and the City of Frisco will team up to celebrate the official unveiling of “The Pitch”, by Colorado sculptor Gail Folwell. The dedication will be just outside the home plate main gate of the Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail.

Weighing in at 1500 pounds of steel and bronze, “The Pitch” stands 12 feet tall and is a twice life-size contemporary rendition of a baseball pitcher in a dynamic, post release ‘follow-through’.

Mayor Maher Maso and members of the Frisco City Council will join Scott Sonju, President/General Manager of the Frisco RoughRiders, in a ribbon cutting commemorating “The Pitch”.

“Frisco is known for being a sports centric community,” said Mayor Maso. “The Frisco RoughRiders helped us grow that reputation when the Dr Pepper Ballpark opened in 2003. But our city’s character is eclectic, too. While we are passionate about sports and fitness, we value the importance of public art. What I appreciate most about ‘The Pitch’ is its amazing ability to bring some of both worlds together.”

“The Pitch” is the latest addition to the City of Frisco’s Public Art Program, which dedicates up to two percent of capital project funds for the commission and installation of public art. Established in 2002, the City of Frisco’s Public Art Collection includes more than 50 pieces throughout the community.

“I, myself, and members of the Public Art Board are thankful to everyone who participated in the selection of “The Pitch” for the Dr Pepper Ballpark,” said Richard Oldham, Public Art Manager, City of Frisco. “We hope it will become an iconic element for the RoughRiders and a source of pride for this community.”

In April 2009, Folwell was selected from a pool of 74 artists and six finalists by the volunteer Artist Selection Committee, which included representatives from Frisco’s art and business communities, the Frisco ISD, city staff, as well as Sonju.

“The RoughRiders are thrilled to add “The Pitch” at the front gate of Dr Pepper Ballpark,” said Sonju. “We strive to provide our fans with family friendly entertainment at one of the most unique and beautiful venues in all of baseball. “The Pitch” only adds to that beauty and is a great focal point for our fans.”

On a related note, Folwell’s miniature of “The Pitch” was among 52 jury selected sculptures, paintings and photographs recently exhibited at The National Art Museum of Sport at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

4/6/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/4/2011 12:00 AM
FEMA Floodplain Maps UpdatedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
(April 4, 2011) FEMA has updated the Denton County flood map. The Collin County flood map was updated in 2009. FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) uses this information to calculate federal flood insurance rates. To view maps online, please visit http://go.usa.gov/r6V To use the live chat service, visit http://go.usa.gov/r6C.

(April 4, 2011) FEMA has updated the Denton County flood map. The Collin County flood map was updated in 2009. FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) uses this information to calculate federal flood insurance rates. To view maps online, please visit http://go.usa.gov/r6V To use the live chat service, visit http://go.usa.gov/r6C

To contact a FEMA Map Specialist, call 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) or send an e-mail to FEMAMapSpecialists@riskmapcds.com To read the FEMA news release, issued April 1, 2011, click here.

To speak with the City of Frisco’s floodplain administrator, please contact:

Alyssa Sanders, P.E., C.F.M.
Engineering Services Department
ASanders@friscotexas.gov
972-292-5438

4/4/2011 12:00 AMPress Release
4/4/2011 12:00 AM
Hop on over for Two City of Frisco Events Filled with Springtime FunUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Easter Eggstravaganza is April 9 at Pizza Hut Park;
Aqua Egg Hunt happens April 16 at the Frisco Athletic Center Indoor Pools

(April 4, 2011) Grab your Easter basket, pack the camera and don’t forget to wear a smile because photo opportunities abound at two egg-cellent events presented by the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Department.

Easter Eggstravaganza is April 9 at Pizza Hut Park;
Aqua Egg Hunt happens April 16 at the Frisco Athletic Center Indoor Pools

(April 4, 2011) Grab your Easter basket, pack the camera and don’t forget to wear a smile because photo opportunities abound at two egg-cellent events presented by the City of Frisco Parks and Recreation Department.

On Saturday, April 9, a collection of 60,000 eggs will cover fields 9 – 14 at Pizza Hut Park like a pastel-colored quilt for the 19th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Pizza Hut Park is located just east of the northeast corner of Dallas Parkway and Main Street. The fun gets started at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. The free egg hunt starts at 2:00 p.m. sharp for children, ages 12 and younger. Children should line up on the outside boundary lines of their age-specific field 10 minutes before the egg hunt starts. To be fair to all participants, children are not allowed on the field until the hunt starts, and parents are asked to not pick up the eggs for their children.

The event and parking map shows the location of each field and its corresponding egg hunt age group: field 9 (ages 2 and younger); field 11 (ages 3 & 4); field 12 (ages 5 & 6); field 14 (ages 7 to 12). No strollers will be allowed on the fields, but there will be a stroller check-in.

Children should check their eggs before they leave the event. An egg with a number on it should be taken to the performance area, located on Field 10, to claim a prize. Field 10 will feature the Parks and Recreation Summer Open House, where you can learn about fun classes and programs for the entire family and summer camps for the kids. Instructors will provide demonstrations. Face painters, bounce houses, games and photos with the Easter Bunny are also part of the activities.

Kids three and older who are feeling crafty are invited to enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. Contestants wear your homemade bonnet and check in at the performance area on Field 10 before 1:30 p.m. Judging begins at 1:45 p.m., and prizes will be awarded in four age categories. Please review the complete list of contest rules at FriscoFun.org.

On Saturday, April 16, kids can dive into more egg hunt fun at the Aqua Egg Hunt, happening from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane. Kids, ages 2 ½ to ten, are invited to swim and hunt for prize filled eggs. Admission is $12 ($15 for non-residents) and includes ‘the hunt’, a day-long swim pass and a treat from the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required and available online at FriscoFun.org – or in person at the Frisco Athletic Center. Registration ends April 14. Bags are provided for participants to collect the eggs in the pool, but remember to bring your own basket or bag to take your treasures home. The approximate egg hunt times and rules are also listed on FriscoFun.org.

For more information, check out FriscoFun.org, email FriscoFun@FriscoTexas.gov, or call the Parks and Recreation Special Event Hotline at 972-292-6520. If you would like to volunteer for Easter Eggstravaganza, please call (972) 292-5078, or email volunteer@FriscoTexas.gov. The Easter Eggstravaganza is sponsored by Team 3:16 Realty, AAA, Custer Star Dental Group, Hair Haven Salon, and Legacy Christian Academy.

4/4/2011 12:00 AMPress Release