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Frisco Square Announces New Jobs, Development Coming to Frisco, Texas with the relocation of Gearbox Software Headquarters
Frisco, TEXAS (November 22, 2011) – An estimated 205 jobs and a $60 million development and a Corporate Headquarters are coming to Frisco, Texas with the relocation of Gearbox Software to Frisco Square. The project, designed by O’Brien Associates, is set to break ground in 2012, with Gearbox Software being the lead tenant taking 61,000 square feet of office space...read more

(November 18, 2011) Frisco firefighter/paramedics have a new tool that allows them to treat and transport as many as 20 patients at a time with a single vehicle. The Frisco Fire Department’s new Ambulance Bus can do the job of 10 of its current ambulances...read more

Frisco Library Offers Saturday Writing Workshops for Teens
(November 14, 2011) If you are between the ages of 12-18 and love to put prose on paper, Frisco Public Library has a program for you...Read More

‘Be Fit Frisco’ launches free ‘Fitness in the Square’ sessions; new program starts Thursday, Nov. 3
(November 2, 2011)  Be Fit Frisco by participating in a series of free, weekly workout sessions. Beginning November 3, the City of Frisco will host “Fitness in the Square” on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Free workout sessions will be held at Simpson Plaza in front of City Hall, located in the heart of Frisco Square, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.  The inaugural class will feature Ultimate Conditioning, which is an interval style class with minimal choreography and maximal results!... read more.

Frisco Moves to 'Stage 3' Drought Restrictions Nov. 1;  Urges Residents to ‘Turn Off’ Sprinkler Systems 
(October 18, 2011) Effective November 1, the City of Frisco will move to Stage 3 drought restrictions as outlined in its Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan at the direction of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The NTMWD reports Lavon Lake could be dry by fall 2012, under worst case conditions... read more

2011 Champion Tree Competition Underway; Winner to be Announced at Arborfest Celebration October 22
(October 14, 2011)  Is there a champion growing in your yard? Frisco Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the 2011 Champion Tree Competition.  Winners will be announced during this year’s annual Arborfest Celebration on Saturday, October 22.  The event will be held at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, beginning at 9 a.m.  Bring your whole family out to learn more about Frisco’s urban forest with a tree tour through the park. The celebration will also include a ceremonial tree planting... read more.

‘Telephone’ format featured again at third 2011 Town Hall; Meeting to be held Monday, October 17
(October 14, 2011) Frisco residents are invited to call in – or come by for the third and final Town Hall Meeting of 2011 this Monday night, October 17.  Once again, the City of Frisco meeting will feature a telephone format, allowing residents to join the meeting from the convenience of their homes... read more

15 People Treated for Exposure to Carbon Monoxide; Fire Investigators Blame Gas Leak
(October 8, 2011) Frisco firefighters say 15 people were transported to local hospitals to be treated for exposure to carbon monoxide after a vent pipe from a water heater became disconnected at a Frisco hair salon. Dispatchers received a 911 call from Salon Boutique, 2693 Preston Rd., Suite 1080, at approximately 3:43 p.m. The caller reported several salon customers were complaining of headaches and dizziness. When firefighters arrived, they evacuated at least 50 people from the salon and neighboring businesses...read more.

Charles Haley Named as FCS Ambassador for 2012 Division I Football Championship Game
September 29, 2011 -- INDIANAPOLIS --- Charles Haley, a former James Madison University student-athlete and the only NFL player to win five Super Bowls, was named as the FCS Ambassador for the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship.Haley is the third ambassador of the football championship, following Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra) in 2009 and Everson Walls (Grambling State) in 2010... read more.

Luminant to Recycle 85 Percent of its Retired Collin Power Plant Following Implosion
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... read more.

Construction Worker Being Treated for Burns Following Construction Accident 
(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... read more. 

Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held at Frisco Commons Park, May 30 
(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... read more.

The City of Frisco, Texas Announces Partnership with Forest City and Ernest Mahard Jr. to Develop 320-Acre Mixed-Use Development
(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.

Railroad Museum Signs Construction Contracts, Sets Groundbreaking in Frisco
(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.

Talent Applications being Accepted for Community Stage at Frisco Freedom Fest 2011 
(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’... read more

Senator Shapiro announces agreement between Exide Technologies and the City of Frisco
(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... view more.

Suspected Gas Station Robber Arrested
(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... view more.
Read related release from 4/25/2011

Frisco Reminds Residents to use Water Wisely due to Drought, Zebra Mussels; Time of Day Watering Restrictions in Effect, Twice-a-Week Watering Recommended 
(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.

Frisco Hits Homerun with ‘The Pitch;' 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.  

FEMA Floodplain Maps Updated 
(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... read more.

Hop on over for Two City of Frisco Events Filled with Springtime Fun
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.

Red Light Camera Citations Begin March 28
(March 25, 2011) Frisco’s three red light cameras that became operational on February 25 will begin issuing citations starting next Monday, March 28. To date, 472 warnings have been issued to red light runners as part of the Frisco Police Department’s gradual introduction of the new camera systems. 

First Town Hall Meeting of 2011 to Feature New ‘Telephone’ Format; Meeting is Monday, March 21
(March 16, 2011) The City of Frisco’s first Town Hall Meeting of 2011 will feature a new telephone format, allowing residents to join the meeting from the convenience of their homes. Frisco residents are invited to call in – or come by for the Town Hall Meeting this Monday night, March 21... read more.  

Frisco Police Participating in 'Great Texas Warrant Round-up' March 5
(March 4, 2011) The Frisco Police Department will once again participate in the annual Great Texas Warrant Round-up that begins tomorrow. Clerks with the Frisco Municipal Court will begin the round-up tomorrow morning by placing phone calls to wanted individuals providing them an opportunity to pay for their warrants over the telephone... read more

Phone Service Disrupted after Fiber Line Cut by City Contractors; Police Setup Patrols in Area 

(February 25, 2011) Approximately 22 homes are without phone service after city contractors cut a fiber line that runs along Eldorado Parkway, west of Dallas North Tollway.

Red Light Cameras Return to Frisco February 25
(February 23, 2011) Beginning on Friday, February 25, red light cameras will resume operation in the City of Frisco. Three red light cameras will begin operation on Preston Road; two of these cameras will be at the intersection of Preston Road and Lebanon Road for both northbound and southbound traffic, and one camera at Preston Road and Gaylord Parkway for southbound traffic... read more

WB Lane of Rolater Rd Closed While Crews Repair Fiber Optic Line
(February 18, 2011) One westbound lane of Rolater Road remains closed between Stone Hearth Drive and Napa Valley Drive while repairs are made to a damaged fiber optic line. At approximately 1:45 p.m. this afternoon, the driver of an 18-wheeler turned onto Rolater Road from Stone Hearth Drive and got the vehicle caught in the fiber optic line. A power line was also pulled down with the fiber optic line... read more

Murder Victim Identified as Frisco Resident
(February 11, 2011) The victim in yesterday’s shooting has been identified as 47-year-old Frisco resident Kenneth James Andrews. Frisco police officers responded to a call of shots fired just before 10 a.m. yesterday morning and found Andrews with apparent multiple gunshot wounds. Andrews was transported by the Frisco Fire Department to Centennial Medical Center in Frisco where he was later pronounced dead... read more

Curbside Trash and Recycling Missed Thursday Will be Picked up Friday; Service to Continue Saturday if Needed 
(February 11, 2011) Trash and recycling services continue to run as scheduled this week; however, due to Wednesday's inclement weather, a few homes on Wednesday’s route had to be serviced on Thursday. That caused service to some homes with Thursday service to be pushed to Friday.  Residents who did not have their trash and recycling collected on Thursday should leave carts out for service today, Friday, February 11... read more

Trash/Recycling Services Continue as Scheduled; Most City Facilities Open; Housing Trust Fund Board Meeting Canceled
(February 9, 2011) Trash and recycling services continue to operate today, as scheduled. That said, the Environmental Collection Center is closed today, due to weather... read more.

Trash, Recycling Services Return to Normal Schedule; Residents Asked to Bag 'Overflow' Trash, Place out on Usual Service Day 
(February 6, 2011) Residents who missed trash and recycling service last week due to inclement weather are advised to place overflow items in bags for ‘pick up’ this week on their regularly scheduled service day. Items must be contained in plastic bags, tied and placed three (3) feet away from carts... read more.

Dallas North Tollway, Dallas Parkway Reopen, Propane Leak Stopped; Crews to 'Flare' Remaining Vapors
(February 6, 2011) A propane leak resulting from an overturned tanker accident has been stopped.  As a result, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and the Dallas Parkway frontage roads are now open to traffic. Cotton Gin Road between DNT and Legacy remains closed.

Section of Dallas North Tollway, Dallas Parkway Closed Due to Overturned Propane Tanker 

(February 6, 2011) The Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and the Dallas Parkway frontage roads – between Stonebrook Parkway and Main Street – are closed in both directions due to an overturned, propane tanker truck.  The exit ramps on the DNT are closed at Cotton Gin Road and Main Street, as well. 

Candidate Filing February 14 through March 14 for Three City Council Seats including Mayoral Position; Candidate Information Packets Available Online
(February 1, 2011) Candidate information packets, which detail the minimum requirements for filing for office, are available to download online beginning today, February 1. Go to FriscoTexas.gov/elections for directions... read more

Go Behind the Scenes of Your Local Government with City Hall 101; Spring Session Begins February 28
(February 1, 2011) One of the city’s most popular programs is back and currently accepting a limited number of participants for the spring session. City Hall 101 is a great way to boost your knowledge about how City Hall and Frisco’s other municipal facilities operate. The next City Hall 101 class runs from February 28 through May 23, 2011... read more.

Mayor's Health Initiative Team Partners with 'Get Healthy Texas Day;' 5K/1 Mile Fun Run Jan. 22
(January 18, 2010) For the City of Frisco, the New Year brings a new approach to promoting healthy habits! On Saturday, January 22, Mayor Maher Maso will announce the first in a series of health initiatives prior to the start of the Get Healthy Texas 5K/1 mile fun run presented by CBS 11 & TXA 21.

TCEQ: Lead Stakeholder Group Meeting to be held in Frisco January 19
(January 13, 2011) A Lead Stakeholder Group meeting will be held in Frisco on January 19 to discuss issues related to the lead state implementation plan revision for Collin County. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Frisco Council Chamber, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco.  The public is invited to attend the meeting.  Informational presentations will be made, and the public can make informal comments on the plan... read more

"Quiet Zones" go into Effect at Five Frisco Railroad Crossings Beginning Wednesday, January 5
(January 3, 2011) The City of Frisco has completed the process to establish a railroad ‘quiet zone,’ which will take effect at five railroad crossings in the city beginning Wednesday, January 5. The ‘quiet zone’ designation means train engineers will no longer sound a train’s horn when approaching the following street-level crossings, except in the case of an emergency... read more.

Hotel Guests Evacuated Following Fire in Hotel Lobby; No One Hurt 
(December 27, 2010)  Firefighters are investigating the cause of an early morning fire at the Holiday Inn Frisco, 3400 Parkwood. Firefighters received the call at 7:13 a.m. this morning.  When firefighters arrived, they found fire in the hotel lobby on the first floor.  Investigators say the fire started in and around the fireplace, also located in the first floor lobby.

Phone Service Disrupted Following Fire in Utility Box; Police Step Up Patrols for Emergencies 
(December 23, 2010)  Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a utility box and resulted in a phone service outage. At 3:17 p.m., firefighters were called to the intersection of Fox Ridge Trail and Teel Parkway, which is a quarter mile north of Lebanon. 

City of Frisco Municipal Parking Garage Open to the Public Beginning Tuesday, December 14 
(December 13, 2010) Frisco residents and visitors coming to City Hall and the Frisco Public Library will find parking near the building much easier beginning tomorrow, December 14. The municipal center parking garage opens first thing Tuesday morning approximately one year after the prior parking lot was closed to allow for construction of a five-story garage... read more.

Frisco Scores Trees Donated by Super Grow XLV 
(November 4, 2010)  The City of Frisco is among a dozen cities getting a chance to plant itself -- literally -- in the history of Super Bowl XLV. As part of Super Grow XLV, 15 donated trees will be planted at Falcons Field Park, 1911 Spirit Falls Drive, on Saturday, November 13 beginning at 8 a.m... read more

Council Approves Rate Increase for Water, Sewer Services 
(October 21, 2010) The Frisco City Council has approved rate increases for water and sewer services. An average residential utility customer will pay approximately $3.09 more – or 4.2% - per month for services. The new rates will go into effect in January, 2011... read more. 

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting Along Trail at Frisco Commons Park; Park Goers Advised to use Caution Walking the Trail 
(October 8, 2010) There have been three separate sightings this week of what appears to be a mountain lion along the hiking trail area on the north side of Frisco Commons Park, located at 8000 McKinney Rd. The latest sighting was late this morning by a City of Frisco parks employee. The city employee says the animal was not aggressive and ran away... read more.

City of Frisco Municipal Court Administrator Receives Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association 
(October 8, 2010) City of Frisco Municipal Court Administrator Matthew Freeman was honored this week with the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA)... read more

City of Frisco GIS Team receives International Award for Developing S.A.F.E.R. Program 
(October 5, 2010)  The City of Frisco’s GIS Division has received an international award for its role in developing Situational Awareness For Emergency Response – or S.A.F.E.R. – which is a unique program giving Frisco firefighters, EMTs and police officers immediate access to school building information, including real time video, while heading to school emergencies at any of the Frisco Independent School District’s 52 campuses... read more. 

City Website Shows How Frisco is 'Growing up Green'
(April 22, 2010) Celebrate Earth Day today by checking out www.friscogreenliving.com and discover how the City of Frisco is ‘Growing Up Green’.  In January, Frisco launched the new website which features stories about ‘green’ city initiatives, programs, services and special events.  The site also features news about Frisco residents who are doing their part to live a greener lifestyle.

Scam Involves Fake 'City of Frisco' Checks
(February 19, 2010) Frisco police are investigating a scam involving counterfeit ‘City of Frisco’ checks. Police report at least two fake ‘City of Frisco’ checks have been received, this week in the mail, by two different recipients living outside Texas. 

Frisco Public Library Honored; Receives Achievement of Excellence Award for Second Consecutive Year
(February 15, 2010) The Frisco Public Library has been awarded the 2009 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. This is the second consecutive year that the library has received the award. This year Frisco joins 26 other institutions, out of 565 public libraries in Texas, to receive the award.

New Alarm Ordinance to be Enforced Starting March 1
(February 4, 2010) Beginning on March 1 the Frisco Police Department will begin to enforce a new city ordinance regulating residential and business alarms.  The Frisco City Council passed the new ordinance near the end of 2009, but enforcement of the new regulations and fees have not yet been enforced as city officials wished to allow both residents and businesses to meet compliance prior to active enforcement by the police department.


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