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Happy Saturday, McKinney-Frisco! Here’s everything you need to know in town today.


First, today’s weather:

Warmer with plenty of sun. High: 74 Low: 46.

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Here are the top three stories in McKinney-Frisco today:

  1. Frisco Square streets will be closed today from 6-10 a.m. for the Paddy Dash 5K race. Officials say there will be no vehicular access to the fronts of City Hall and the library during the closure. Motorists will be able to access the free municipal parking garage behind the building from Page St. (CW33 Dallas)
  2. As of Tuesday, less than 1 percent of the 124,166 Frisco registered voters have cast their ballots in the special election runoff to select a representative to replace former City Councilman Dan Stricklin. Laura Rummel and Tracie Reveal Shipman are the two candidates running for the Place 5 City Council seat. The runoff is a result of neither candidate receiving 50 percent of the vote in the Jan. 29 special election. Voters have until election day, Mar. 26, to vote. (Star Local Media)
  3. Cookie Society, a sweet shop in Frisco, and Sweet Victori, a home bakery in McKinney are two local Black-owned businesses participating in Black Restaurant Week, an eight-day food event that aims to bring awareness and business to Black-owned restaurants. The marketing event will take place between Mar. 18 and 25. Co-founders Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson encourage the community to patronize a Black-owned business during the week. (The Dallas Morning News)

Today in McKinney-Frisco:

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  • Senior Services Fair – SRC At McKinney Parks and Recreation (8:00 AM)
  • Dream Soccer At Apex Centre – Session 2 (9:00 AM)
  • TCAP Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic At Collin County Animal Services (10:00 AM)
  • CCMG: The Collin County Master Gardeners Garden Show 2022 At Show Barn, Myers Park & Event Center (11:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Conor, Madra, Ronin, and more are just a few of the McKinney-Frisco area pets in need of a forever family and home. Check out the pics and specs of some of the most adorable dogs and cats in your nearby shelters. (McKinney-Frisco Patch)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center was named the “Official Healthcare Partner of PGA Frisco” by The PGA of America and Omni Hotels & Resorts. The six-year partnership will begin in 2023 coinciding with the official opening of PGA Frisco and Omni PGA Frisco Resort. (UT Southwestern)
  • Premier Martial Arts plans to offer a children’s curriculum that combines styles of karate, taekwondo, Krav Maga, and kickboxing. The facility, which plans to open in May, will offer an adult program that combines Krav Maga and kickboxing. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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