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NEWCOMERS’ • JULY 2015 • VOL XX, ISSUE 02 • $3.00
Promoting Community & Commerce since 1995

EVERYDAY HEROES HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FAMILY DECISIONS
Frisco’s Fire & Police Celebrating 20 Years Choosing a Day Care for

Departments of Frisco STYLE Your Children





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Feature | BY ALLIE SPLE T TER There’s always
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Letters to the Editor PERSON OF THE YEAR • JUNE 2015 • VOL XX, ISSUE 1 • $3.00
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for such a
wonderful honor you all gave me. I am truly humbled. It
was such a special evening and I have received so many
wonderful well wishes. I am not sure saying thank you is
quite enough, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

Sandy Simpson

I BECAME A GOOD FRIEND and neighbor to Sandy SANDY SIMPSON WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING LUXURIOUS
back in 1990 when I moved into a neighborhood in 2015 Person of the Year DRINKING? Keep Your Car
Lawrenceville, Ga. If not for my friendship with Sandy, I Shiny and Clean
know I wouldn’t have gotten off on the right foot with Frisco’s Water Supply
the right attitude. I have been to Frisco to visit Sandy and
Mike, and thought I knew what was going on in her life, BGAY SrCSeOaaT TltueDItLseLtINGtGoHeAMtnheeration HONORING MILITARY SERVICE
until I read this article. She has not slowed down one bit from
those early days and still gives tirelessly of her time, talent FleRshatIwStaa“dhaCbadAtDIsteenOJsapeMOtsdtodoicrS9mRrhtlWoaewun2irikT4teeatnh.tncmoagl2JYeobeotaalisieWrhlleuLrrpnloeaheyrrtgmaFrmdTEaTsiAigfrw,rirnIianragosrri.reeostptreHCrvotiioerreinotntelsnsdCwhilpderpmfiOohnlsaoE,cttpeotefor-raaniettworMhsRopFwynicsuo4h-ihyafsrpeerugeEori7Ar.aiyaAaSotCtfvrtatamfbermtWehcrTdvhrSenslirahfIWabimrrhlSiaoetgeYkoartltanbceufriyeyoetitrrnyyLohefrydeatarphNrcivodi6EgsEtheo.trsfrtlcAtihrDed5lseructOyertrhoadahtgeiahor,i0aerlh-eSirwf1pifidxnoecnifDultnWtese9pCqodDepuseae,dt.Upnca2.,ferxAurlrMToerracOeid.ltmey1eeetrpoSaorrhurJ,aht,scnrUiqpd.epfheaIaai.eMstmnaehisIFusBrrtraaWlrspninoWeveioin,“AoroitptnenTccad.pe.i,Mnfal”csdona,leiasnoWllWtmlt,rotyMteoietTcfyrrerlMhsir4ti.b.ywaeleerneenHiehdsramcW3aaTrox.nsrngi,frrhtoors.9nnroaWheiWmteawpcaueawWulwgt,tsirelhnahnrsrphvshaa,nbsaarooGnyr,gaeneugoerpfiorcoesesrvhodrrrdproinrcokfIef-drilgahiopIretdmseso,thpacrnahcdaviuhuatetnePfvroomcloereadultiipeptfreooeyersmr-ainamstraeer.cssgpniaeoefmsombntetlAwbrAarlrprtOceiponagtiyoe”loooacinaoshlmslnraareaHnpnyhrctadw7yeuknoldhentt,aeeenp0ant-nfeaonodsmnairhrgrrrdtrginotsdtroeimfalnhibnasccoorictlawehptmtiaoae.dhotoahokdrityihrlionnr“ivrenirnietnosfeeweitsinaChTtdTnminshatstr1osrrcrciefceiFhhcgasmte0slooMdnaailuxihex.orhenuei,gliuunrfiim0aaaetreidstudaDiahl,fcnribpFlosft0cdneyrraie“rfniitrearltkloo0naaAgrwiagaPiesuovttscetesasbnfrni.aaa&feenssecftintnadam,clgTriueepitoeoegmvMri.aGryoedbnmdhhcpmeme.uArafrnis2ubiaretrHnyostnanaUiaeiyctirtin0.eravlnn”rogrddscefeehrinmgeinrtitngsvonbne,tiseiaiddlipvi7hYansgsdtehutncrchn,eSshearlteirmeteo.rakadin1rreeeer2tegInFnmismv9mtotalebfp2nwEieielrtorst4rtcirwaiil,umteodsnqaey1alyesywei!in1ttpqar,c,getmesumuomiitnn6ianoosauIaNnhrlasnarebatnsrbeggfeedaslyMimainsadaneatnhnnerrtzydttctnwwroaoagaaotatrrroitst,dwnaioyynafrsttc,GpooeiiottoonedrAnoiisoahhwfttuuesdhrclenhjBiafeetytslporrrrhheBohfhtb1emyeafinoForteiaoc9neoleoihrdaorvbaptga4b-rmeutetrnrlu2toM-icet.nohWay,stfpewnorrtceitnaa.suiswha,rrpeer.-etpo-aareoedsu-Snt-ntstiAtfrhhrtkrieJseedoaoryieLmursimtintnbnnirhtpneyyaaifiowenlnenibkiatAntgggaderRho..hiostnrfTahPrhtwioofddhgnheiinofetpepeedAehtrleorrtrdasrstrseehi.imisp,RnfigcaerOoniohoiyimannnvevnrwpAnAideegtdlmeieetiuaerdfrraduiwas,rewcCro.btrnt”dniayaeooofindteSstinrT,tahcdifphoolchwTltkytsateeetnrei,ioasonlSxlMnisltslyrfeokaosltecyrcdosrssus.it,yiuergmtbWf.hnehnfrhioeeagTtetwrnanrhtohrDtd-GmtrertoudeoBperoeenooaenuloGSbeoroBdymgcmiiWpateenleoeaohbsarmrgtacdsrg-eepsaern-sCpedrrb-trnlsrr-sey4oite7merd
and dedication, setting an example for all who are privileged JUNE 2015 71
to have known her. I’m very proud to call her a friend. I am
thrilled that she has been given the recognition that she so
obviously deserves.

Debra Swiggum

THE “HONORING MILITARY SERVICE” article by Scott
Dillingham was outstanding. Please keep them coming.

Mark Evangelist

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DON’T MISS FROM THE PUBLISHER

The HOTTER ‘N FIRE- A number of years ago,
CRACKERS 5K RUN
starts at 9 p.m. on July 3 I was asked by my employer to visit several of the company’s locations in the northeast.
in Frisco Square. Race It was a goodwill and fact-finding mission to 12-15 locations scattered throughout Mas-
participants will light sachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York. Having carefully planned my itiner-
up the night with LED lights ary to visit each location, I flew into Boston Logan International Airport, rented a car and
and fluorescent clothing! Do not began my five-day journey.
miss the hilarious Dachshund Dash
right before the 5K starts. Visit Initially I did not look forward to driving from location to location on unknown roads to
friscofreedomfest.org for additional accomplish the rigid appointment schedule; but, the thick, tall, late-September foliage of
details. the northeast screamed deep reds, yellows and oranges, making the drive truly beautiful
and anything but monotonous.
The annual FRISCO
On day two of my appointments, I completed two of the engagements and was on
FREEDOM FEST my way to complete the third of the day. It was mid-day and lunch was in order. While I
typically avoid fast-food restaurants, the schedule that day would not allow for a dine-in
2015 is Saturday, meal. So, it was drive-thru or bust (and skipping lunch was not an option).

July 4. Do not miss this festive As soon as I could, I pulled into a drive-thru lane, waited my turn and rolled up to the
remote kiosk to place my order. Suddenly, a voice came over the speaker: “Yea, what do
celebration of our nation’s birthday! you want?” (While this was a nationally-recognized, fast-food franchise, you can quickly
surmise that I was not at Chick-fil-A)!
Head to Frisco Square to check out
The “greeting” was particularly curt and not at all what I expected. It truly caught me
the great food, music and fireworks! by surprise. I hope I wasn’t interfering with his day! Clearly I was not in Frisco!

For more information about the While the beauty of the scenery during my trip was astounding and the meetings
were well-received and appreciated, they were not at the top of my trip report when I
event, go to friscofreedomfest.org. arrived home. “Yea, what do you want?” left an impression that would not soon go away.
I recounted the experience to my wife, and later to my boss, associates and friends.
Break out your running
shoes! THE FC DALLAS One of the greatest characteristics of Frisco is making people feel welcome. In fact, in
FOOTY 5K AND FUN 2012, Forbes Magazine awarded Frisco the 6th Friendliest City in America. On a regular
RUN takes place basis, we hear how much Frisco citizens love the city amenities and the “small-town” feel.
July 11 at Toyota Sta- Our friendliness and hospitality does not go unnoticed!
dium. The 5K starts at 8 a.m.
and the Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. For the last 20 years, it has been our pleasure to publish an issue of Frisco STYLE
Register for the event or learn more at dedicated to Newcomers — and over the years, there has been plenty of them! It’s our
fcdallas.itsyourrace.com. way of welcoming you to our community and helping you assimilate into the fabric that
is this great city.
COMING UP
Whether visitor or newcomer, let’s make sure to extend a warm, friendly greeting.
Next month, be sure to check out the After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. While there’s much
annual FRISCO STYLE MAGAZINE debate over the origin of this quote, there’s no arguing its content.
COVER PHOTO CONTEST results.
(There is still time to participate! Welcome to Frisco!
Hurry and submit your entry at
friscostyle.com). We will provide
readers with information to help loved
ones find a senior living center and
we will present a guide for parents of
teens who will soon be applying for
college.

FRISCO STYLE
GIVES BACK

Frisco STYLE Magazine proudly sponsors the
Celina Balloon Festival, Christmas in the Square,
Clothe-A-Child, Frisco Arts, Frisco Community
Parade, Frisco Family Services, Frisco Freedom
Fest, Gary Burns Fun Run, ManeGait Thera-
peutic Horsemanship, 2015 Mother & Daughter
Tea and Style Show, Plano Balloon Festival, Sil-
ver Dollar At The Ranch, Frisco Rotary Club,
LifeTalk Resource Center and is a member of the
Frisco Chamber of Commerce.

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BUSINESS

Provided by the City of Frisco.

BEYOND HIS MEAGER BEGINNINGS and devout upbringing, James Cash Penney, the the latest update, the 2015 Comprehensive

founder of J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., possessed a shrewd business sense and an Plan, is in its final stages of approval. The

overwhelming desire to succeed. In Mr. Penney’s own estimation, the motivating factor plan states, “The 2015 Comprehensive

behind his success was his business relationships with his team. In the wise words of the Plan continues the tradition of planning

world-renowned businessman, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces and setting the stage for the City of Frisco

working together.” as a great place to live, work, play and

The same cohesiveness and partnership between entities could be noted about Frisco’s visit. Growth within Frisco is inevitable,

exponential growth and success over the past 20 plus years. The city’s Comprehensive but the reasoned and thoughtful planning

Plan, the unified leadership of city leaders and the entrepreneurial nature of Frisco’s that forms the basis for this plan will allow

citizens have laid the groundwork for tremendous business development, attributing to the city to manage this growth, maximize

Frisco’s numerous accolades, awards and the current business the benefit for the

prosperity and planned developmental growth. While the “$5 Making Things citizens of Frisco
Billion Mile” gains much deserved national attention, there are and fulfill the destiny
also “smaller-scale” business developments popping up across the community

the city, providing citizens with a diverse community and a wide Happen envisions.”
variety of services. It is expected

John Lettelleir, the director of development services with the that Frisco’s

City of Frisco, explains, “With the expansion of both the Dallas BY CAROLYN CAMERON latest draft of the

North Tollway and Preston Road, as well as State Highway 121, Comprehensive

development has followed along these corridors and throughout Plan will be

Frisco as a whole. With the continued growth of our population, our residential development complete and approved this summer.

has exploded and this encourages business activity and prosperity.” He continues, “Our It projects Frisco’s population to reach

Comprehensive City Plan creates guidelines and strategies for the growth of the city, and 373,360 people at build out. “This number

once the functions of utilities and infrastructure are in place, development follows. We is calculated for planning purposes only,”

believe we are likely to see continued active growth featuring increased business, new continues Mr. Lettelleir. “Planning for a

retail and additional residential opportunities and expansion for many years in the future.” fast-growing city such as Frisco can prove

TheCityofFriscobeganastrongtraditionofstrategicplanningin1982,initiallycompleting challenging. This is why we have the

their Comprehensive Plan that year and updating it in 1990, 2000 and 2006. Fulfilling a Comprehensive Plan. It is an evolutionary

community-based planning process carried out in six phases over a year and half period, and interactive system that allows planners

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that intersection.”

Some six months later, Mr. Vogt bought a home in

the Starwood division, a luxury community within Frisco

located immediately off the North Dallas Tollway and

Lebanon Road. Seeing the potential of this small town,

Mr. Vogt invested in numerous property purchases

and now owns multiple tracts of land throughout the

city. “I knew Frisco when we had a population of less

than 25,000 people, and now, I think we are almost to

150,000 residents. The growth and change has just been

tremendous,” he notes. “From a business perspective,

it takes all kinds to build a city -- both large businesses

and small businesses. The City of Frisco has done a

great job of staying ahead of the curve, far better than

most cities, whether in Texas or outside of the state.

The Parks Department has generated a huge amount

of interest to ensure we keep nature among us. We

Seeing the potential of this small town, Mr. Vogt probably have one of the most beautiful parks down

invested in numerous property purchases and now the street, and a four-acre lake is not too far. There is
owns multiple tracts of land throughout the city. just a whole lot to offer in this area.”

Historically, while the City of Frisco has exhibited

to maintain vision and strong leadership, double-digit growth over the past 15 years and continues to grow at strong rates, the

which has helped Frisco be successful in city’s future growth is about more than just new construction. Frisco is deeply invested in

the past and will help Frisco continue this implementing key overarching reinvestment strategies as it ages, ensuring businesses and

trend in the years ahead.” property values retain and maintain their infrastructure and value. Mr. Lettelleir says, “The

Tom Vogt, a real estate developer and City works with homeowners associations and new builders to discuss creative solutions

small business own- for maintaining aging neighborhoods and developing new strategies

er, understands the “smaller-scale” for Frisco overall. Most individuals want to stay in their homes as long
as possible, and we want to ensure this for them.”
Thenumerous opportuni-
business developmentsties Frisco presents. Located at Legacy Drive and Cotton Gin Road, the Canals at
Grand Park development is uniquely positioned to address more
Having sold out from

popping up acrossthe family agricultural than just the Millennial or Generation X age groups. Planned as an
upscale, 152-acre, urban-style village designed around landscaped
business, he moved
the city provide
from the Midwest citizens with a diverse parks and waterways, the Canals at Grand Park will offer a variety of
some 20 years ago. community and a wide apartments, town homes and senior living spaces for multiple ages
He relocated to the within the population. Dallas-based Charter Holdings and Arcadia
area with his ear Realty Corporation are the developers of the land and construction
to the ground, of almost 2,000 homes in the mixed-use area. The first homes should

searching to develop variety of services. be available later this year.
commercial property. Bill Gietema, the CEO of Arcadia Realty Corporation, explains,

After chatting with “Individuals are relocating to Frisco from all over the country. What is

friends and acquaintances, he repetitively not to like here? The location, schools, the city and the entertainment options are plentiful.

heard how he should check out Frisco. He However, a painful realization when one relocates is leaving family members behind. At

recalls, “I got in my car and ventured onto Arcadia Realty Corporation, one of our main values is to plan neighborhoods for families,

Preston Road from Frankford Road. I drove and when we say families, we do not just mean two parents, three kids and a dog. It is

and I drove, and then I encountered a red multigenerational. Working together with the City of Frisco, we have put together the

flashing light at the corner of State High- Canals at Grand Park, providing not only opportunities for mixed-use, such as retail,

way 121 and Preston Road, where a Ford restaurants and offices, but it also allows for four generations of a family to live in the same

dealership was sitting. A sign said that neighborhood.”

Frisco was still four miles up the road. So, As individuals age, 85 percent of the time, most move because their house no longer

I drove to another red flashing light, and it fits their lifestyle. The Canals at Grand Park development will offer all kinds of different

had an arrow pointing to the west saying urban living spaces and housing types, including apartments, town homes and township

that Frisco was one mile ahead. I promptly homes to start a family. It will also include larger homes, cottage homes and villas with zero

turned my car around and went home, lot lines in several sizes. Additionally, 10 acres of senior living capability will be offered to

thinking to myself, ‘Who would live out include independent living homes, assisted living and memory care buildings.

here?’ There was absolutely nothing going Mr. Gietema continues, “Literally, all ages from college age students through memory

on.” He stops and then chuckles, remark- care individuals will find something available for residence at the Canals at Grand Park, and

ing, “Now, I own the northwest corner of this development will be very pedestrian style. A great-granddaughter could literally walk

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across the street to visit her grandmother add character in its architecture while reflecting a long-term commitment to a quality
without the fear of encountering heavy environment.
traffic or potential harm. We are very
excited about it.” “The way this neighborhood is put together is the way most neighborhoods were
constructed back in the 1930s. We could have put regular, standard housing here, but
In addition to longevity for Frisco’s we thought it would not stand out and overall, would be boring,” continues Mr. Gietema.
population, a key trend with the City of “Instead, this development includes residential and commercial pattern books, a street tree
Frisco’s Comprehensive Plan is to create master plan and much more. We utilized every tool in our toolbox to create sustainability,
long-term value within the suburban areas and once we are built out, this neighborhood will create amazing streetscapes that are
and strive for walkability and connectivity not highly repetitive but generate a highly-curated neighborhood. With this strategy,
for their developments. After World War a mixed-generational, mixed-use, walkable place will be available that will truly hold
II, many residential subdivisions were mass its value. In time, it will be similar to Highland Park and neighborhoods in Charleston,
produced and generally indistinguishable S.C., and Savannah, Ga., with traditional walk-up front doors, front porches and popular
from one another. With the growing neighborhood amenities.
demand for housing, many amenities such
as providing mixed uses and preserving a Mr. Gietema continues, saying, “We could not have even initiated this development
site’s natural features were not included without the full and ready support of the City of Frisco, the council members, Mr. Lettelleir
within many homes. Instead, cookie and the entire Planning and Zoning Commission. They all totally get it. We would not
cutter, mass-produced subdivisions were have even attempted this type of neighborhood without their vision, understanding and
churned out in quantity. backing. Because these types of neighborhoods are so incredibly complex and difficult to
build, we have been in the planning stages for the Canals at Grand Park for more than four
Today, with some of Frisco’s current years. Overall, we have been thrilled with the working relationship we have established
developments, it is Frisco’s desire for with the City of Frisco. It is a testament to working and partnering together to create a
their neighborhoods to create ‘place vision that is truly set apart for the City of Frisco and its residents.”
making’ principles, which puts people
first and creates long-term livability and Similar to Mr. Penney’s philosophy, numerous parties within and about Frisco are creating
sustainability for the purpose of a higher greatness and prosperity for its residents and community overall and will continue to do so
quality of life. The City has a fiscal obligation for years and years to come.
to its citizens to provide these types of
unique and timeless developments that Carolyn Cameron is an online writer and marketer who fancies coffee, her family, random
creative endeavors and finishing a home project in her off time.

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Business Report

PREMIER ONE (P1) EMERGENCY CENTERS
IS NOW FAMILY ER + URGENT CARE
Premier One (P1) 24 HR Emergency Rooms announced in June
that they have changed their name to Family ER + Urgent
Care. They are expanding their services to offer urgent care
from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week. With locations in Frisco
and Irving, Family ER + Urgent Care will continue to provide
fast, efficient, high-quality emergency services including
evaluation and management of advanced emergency cardiac
care, stabilization of major and minor traumas and advanced
lab testing and imaging capabilities including CT scan and
digital X-ray. Both facilities are open 24/7. Urgent care services
include routine family care from allergies to minor injuries and
wounds and everything in between. The company announced
that construction will begin soon for both locations for the
additions of urgent care capabilities. The buildings will
have additional suites added for urgent care, with expected
completion this summer. Please visit familyer.com for
additional information.

LICE LIFTERS TREATMENT CENTER OPENS IN FRISCO
Beth Kirschner, a local entrepreneur and mom, recently
opened the new Lice Lifters Dallas/Fort Worth Treatment
Center in Frisco. The facility features an all-natural treatment
process and guaranteed results. The facility uses a two-
pronged treatment featuring The Nit Nanny®, a nontoxic, all-
natural killing agent, in conjunction with an intensive comb-
out by the expert lifticians. Every comb-out at Lice Lifters is
done with precision, professionalism and patience, using a
microgrooved nit comb. The Nit Nanny products are available
for purchase at the center. For more information about the
Lice Lifters Treatment Center, go to liceliftersdfw.com. For an
appointment, call 972-294-3539.

KRISTINE CONWAY HELPS FRISCO FOCUS ON SUCCESS
Effective Focus, Inc. was created to help professionals get out
of their own way and get on with life! Kristine Conway works
with serious action, helping professionals align their today
with the tomorrow they create. In general, people spend more
time planning a wedding or vacation than their future. Her
evidence-based process is backed by more than 750 client
coaching hours, a master’s degree, a professional coaching
certification and Dave Ramsey training! Now is the time to
create your own power and choose your future. Connect with
Ms. Conway today by calling 313-246-4230 for a complimentary
reality check or visit effectivefocusinc.com to learn more.

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FA M I LY

Day Care Decisions

BY CHRISTI REDFEARN

SandCastle Private School considers itself more than just a day care
center. The school’s programs help children reach their full potential.

SOON AFTER BECOMING A PARENT, you are sent home with a tiny baby and all of a quit before you really get started.
sudden you have to figure everything out. Even if you have read every page of What to Remember, Google Maps is your friend.
Expect When You’re Expecting, you cannot be prepared for absolutely everything or
handle all the struggles of parenthood with grace and efficiency. Parents always get the It may be important to you that your kids
routine down, sometimes with some minor bumps along the way, but they quickly become are in a day care close to home, are near
accustomed to the new family dynamic. their pediatrician or (just in case) are close
to a hospital where their records are on file.
Soon after learning the ropes, many parents have to return to the working world. There will be mornings when everything
According to a 2014 report from childcareaware.org, there are more than 880,000 working goes wrong and you will be in a rush to
moms in Texas with children under the age of 6, which means there are a lot of families drop the kids off to minimize how late you
looking for the best child care available. are to work. Choosing a day care that is not
out of the way makes the morning routine
Researching day care options online and calling facilities over the phone can feel like a one step simpler.
full-time job. Leaving a baby in the care of complete strangers can feel like an overwhelming
act of trust, and it can be difficult to find the perfect fit. Parents want to experience that Some of the questions on your long
warm feeling when they meet different staff members and see their kids interacting with list will fall off quickly because day care
others in the classroom. Parents also want to find a place where their educational focus and facilities are licensed by the state of Texas.
goals for their child are met with understanding. They have strict procedures to follow
and participate in annual inspections to
Whether you had to go back to work full time fairly soon after your little one was born, or ensure they meet strict requirements. The
you are a stay-at-home parent looking for your child’s first experience outside of the home state’s website (dfps.state.tx.us/child_
in preschool or pre-K, you have to find the right fit. By being prepared and organized, you care/) provides resources for finding child
can find the match that makes sense financially and educationally for your family. care centers, checking up on licensing
and viewing inspection history. There
GET ORGANIZED AND KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN A DAY CARE CENTER. are details about incidents reported and
First, it is a good idea to take inventory of what is important to you. You should look beyond information about facilities that have had
the immediate need because your child will (hopefully) only go to one school until it is time their licenses revoked in the past two
for kindergarten (or summer camp). Do your research. What are the facility’s hours? What years. The website is incredibly useful and
holidays do they observe? Is the facility compatible with your budget and work schedule? easy to navigate.
What does the facility’s educational curriculum look like for each age group? Do you
want a faith-based program? How are “boo-boo” incidents reported? What happens if To go beyond safety and convenience,
something more serious occurs? The list of questions can keep growing until you want to consider the following questions aimed

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David Redfearn drops his children off at SandCastle Private School.

at guiding parents in their own search. Again, whether you are looking for infant care or a preschool, it helps to ask about
Day cares are used to getting questions lesson plans beyond the immediate need. Mr. Maglisk offered details about Sunny Days’
from prospective parents, so you are not A Beka curriculum. “The A Beka curriculum provides songs, games, colorful art and
going to bother them by asking too many other resources to directly involve children in the fun. The Bible curriculum, with puppet
or by being too detailed. Day care staff shows and music, start each day in a praising and joyous mood. Activity time, computers,
members understand how important this stories and musical keyboards keep the children’s interest and make a pleasant time of
decision is for you and they want to help learning and being with others. Other activities include weekly easel painting, dance and
make you and your child feel comfortable. gymnastics, to mention a few.”
Rebecca Schraer, the director of
SandCastle Private School, said, “Parents Ms. Schraer said, “Our curriculum is a hands-on approach with a mixture of teacher and
inquire about our safety precautions, child-directed activities. It is designed to challenge our students without frustrating them.
routines, teacher backgrounds, discipline The curriculum builds on itself as our students ‘grow up’ in our program. The classroom is
techniques, levels of communication and designed as a third teacher in our program to engage children in learning activities all on
how we are going to prepare their child for their own.”
the next educational opportunity.”
While it is reassuring to know that all day care facilities have minimum standards they
Richard Maglisk of Sunny Days Christian have to meet, most day care centers in Frisco try to exceed those standards. Ms. Schraer
Preschool mentioned that some of the said, “Our teachers utilize a name-to-face attendance sheet in our classrooms, which is
common questions parents ask include: designed to ensure a child never gets left unattended. All of our staff members are CPR
Are your teachers degreed? What is certified (not just the percentage required by the state) and all staff members have first aid
the ratio of teachers to students? What training. Drills are conducted regularly to ensure teachers and students know what to do in
curriculum do you use? What do you serve an emergency.” She also mentioned that teachers receive additional training in order to be
for snacks and lunches? What are your fees proactive in their classrooms. She and her management team stay on top of new research
and are there any hidden costs? to improve curriculums, state standards and safety protocols.

Another consideration to make is Mr. Maglisk added, “Protocols on child safety started way back when we designed the
how kids at each school are grouped. school building in 2000. We had video cameras installed in each room and they record
Mr. Maglisk provides care in classrooms on a 24/7 basis.” He also mentioned safety for outdoor play, sharing, emergency drills,
separated by age (starting at 2 years old) updating student records and regularly scheduled training for the staff on CPR, first aid,
and the facility uses the Frisco ISD birth taking tuberculosis tests and more. “We annually take a team trip to Pensacola Christian
date guidelines when placing children in College for a week-long emersion and update in the A Beka Curriculum.”
classrooms.
Each school takes unannounced state inspections very seriously. They do not manage to
meet the basics, but they strive to be exceptional and above average every day.

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So, how do you make your final when your child gets sick. Parents often get the call saying their child needs to be picked
decision? Both Ms. Schraer and Mr. up from day care as they are headed into an important meeting. Then, the panic sets in and
Maglisk said that parent referrals are at frantic scheduling starts. It is just part of being both a parent and a working professional.
the top of the list of reasons why parents At times, some working parents simply cannot miss work. They do not have the option to
pick their schools. Mr. Maglisk said, “We rearrange or reschedule.
are an independent, nondenominational
Christian preschool. We take great pride in Luckily, there is a day care center that provides drop in care for mildly sick children.
staffing the classrooms with loving, caring, KidMed is operated by Bright Horizons at their Plano location, Seay Child Care Center. They
Christian ladies, and a number of parents accept “mildly ill” children, which includes children with sore throats, ear infections, strep
and teachers recommend us because our throat, pink eye and more. They cannot accept children with highly contagious illnesses.
children can read upon graduation and Upon arrival, your child is cared for by a registered nurse who can dispense medication
know how to work well with others.” following specific guidelines. The facility can provide snacks and lunch or you can bring a
lunch for your child. You do not have to miss work!
Ms. Schraer added that referrals
“combined with our tenured staff and Reservations must be made at least one hour in advance to check for availability. This
quality programming is the key to our option can be more expensive than typical day care, but your child will be taken care of and
success and leads to the continuous you can still go to work. It is a welcome option for parents who need it.
feedback from the FISD leaders that our
students are more prepared with they Frisco offers great options for quality day care for children. The schools have engaged
arrive at their schools to continue their teachers and management and want to help parents make the best decisions for their
education.” family. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn and grow before it is time for them to
attend their first FISD school. It can seem daunting when you first start looking, but take
WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN advantage of the resources available to you in order to make your search easier and your
YOUR CHILD IS SICK? decision a lasting one.
Once it is all figured out and a day care
is chosen, your child gets into the routine Families form friendships with other parents, your children make lots of friends and the
of going to school and you get back into teachers and staff can be wonderful to work with. Every parent wants to feel secure and
the routine of work. A kink in the day-to- know that their beloved children are completely safe and happy each day. Do your part to
day plan will eventually emerge, especially make sure your kids will be ready to start kindergarten when the time comes.

Christi Refearn is a wife, mom and Aggie in search of that perfect lap time in her weekend
race car.

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN FRISCO! ALSO 2000:

1995: FRISCO’S POPULATION WAS 2000: FRISCO’S Frisco Fire Department
POPULATION WAS becomes the second fire-
APPROXIMATELY 13,850. ALSO 1995: APPROXIMATELY 33,714. fighting agency in Texas

• Frisco STYLE publishes Collin County • Stonebriar Centre opens. to earn a No. 1 rating
its first issue. Community College from the Insurance
District Preston Ridge • Voters approve a $298 million
• Claude Curtsinger referendum enabling the Frisco Service Office.
campus in Frisco
Elementary School opens. opens ISD to build seven elementary schools,

two middle schools and two high schools.

• Shawnee Trail Elementary School opens.

1996: KATHY • Clark Middle School opens.
SEEI IS
ELECTED 1997: 2003: DR PEPPER BALLPARK HOSTS ITS FIRST GAME.
THE CITY’S • S mith Elementary
FIRST FEMALE • L inda Sutton sells Frisco STYLE
MAYOR. School opens. to Chris Johnson!

• The new Frisco High School opens • Boals Elementary School opens.
on Parkwood.
• Jessie Marie Riddle Elementary School opens.
• Staley Middle School opens in old
Frisco High School. • Centennial High School opens.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 20

2001: THE U.S. CENSUS POPULATION DATA FOR 2000 STATES THAT
FRISCO’S POPULATION INCREASED BY 429 PERCENT FROM 1990, THUS
BECOMING ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN THE NATION..

1998: • F risco celebrates the Fourth of July with ALSO 2001:
the first annual Frisco Freedom Fest. Frisco announces it
• The Frisco
Heritage • Borchardt Elementary School opens. will build a minor league
Association is
incorporated • B right Elementary School opens. baseball stadium (Dr Pepper
as a nonprofit
organization. • F isher Elementary School opens. Ballpark) to host the Class

1999: • R uth Borchardt Elementary School opens. AA team affiliated with the
• A nderson Elemen-
• P ioneer Heritage Middle School opens. Texas Rangers (Frisco
tary School opens.
• J.W. & Ruth Christie RoughRiders).

Elementary School 2002: MIKE SIMPSON IS ELECTED
opens. THE CITY’S 20TH MAYOR.

• F risco celebrates its 100th birthday!

• T he bond package with $3.5 million allocated for
the Heritage Center, museum and park passes.

• Gunstream Elementary School opens.
• Sparks Elementary School opens.
• Otis Spears Elementary School opens.
• Wester Middle School opens.

32 NEWCOMERS’ 2004:

• F risco STYLE publishes its first Best of
Business issue, celebrating local business-
es and their contributions to Frisco.

• Isbell Elementary School opens.
• Griffin Middle School opens.

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2006: THE FIVE-STORY, 148,000 SQUARE-FOOT GEORGE A. PUREFOY MUNICIPAL

CENTER OPENS, HOUSING FRISCO CITY HALL AND THE FRISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

• S am Rayburn Tollway opens in Frisco.

• F risco’s Central Fire Station is completed and Frisco Fire Safety Town opens. ALSO 2006:

• Weldon F. Corbell Elementary School opens. The new 90,000-sq.-ft.

• D r. J.M. Ogle Elementary School opens. Frisco Police Headquarters

2005: FRISCO’S POPULATION IS • I sabel Pierce Sem Elementary School opens. consolidates all of its
APPROXIMATELY 73,900.
• T aylor Elementary School opens. operations into one facility
• F risco STYLE celebrates
10 years. • Liberty High School opens. located on Stonebrook

• W akeland High School opens. Parkway.

• FC Dallas/Toyota Stadium opens.

• Lucille Rogers Ashley Elementary 2009:
• William & Abbie Allen
School opens. 2012:
Elementary opens.
• B ledsoe Elementary ALSO 2005: • H eritage High School opens. • F risco Fire Station
• School opens. The Embassy Suites No. 7 opens.
• P ink Elementary Dallas-Frisco and Frisco Promoting Community & Commerce for 15 Years 2011:
School opens. Conference Center opens, Best of Frisco • CNN names Frisco as • J oyce Kelley Comstock
Roach Middle with the third largest May 2011 Elementary School opens.
School opens. ballroom in Texas. one of the “Best Places
Vol XV, Issue 12 to Live” in the nation. • G ene & Rudy Nichols Elementary opens.
$2.50 • B illy Gene Phillips Elementary School opens.
• V andeventer Middle School opens.
Parenting Baggage:
Leave it at the Door

Election May 14!
Meet the Candidates

05 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

2007: DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY 2013: THE DALLAS COWBOYS PLAN 2014: THE PLANNING & ZONING
EXTENSION TO US HWY 380 OPENS TO MOVE THEIR NEW WORLD COMMISSION VOTES ON SITE PLANS
HEADQUARTERS TO FRISCO. FOR THE STAR DEVELOPMENT WITH-
• Carroll Elementary School opens. IN THE “$5 BILLION MILE,” GROUND-
• Mooneyham Elementary School opens. • F risco residents BREAKING TAKES PLACE IN AUGUST.
• R obertson Elementary School opens. participate in the • G roundbreaking takes place for Wade
• Fowler Middle School opens. first Community
Awareness Night Park within the “$5 Billion Mile.”
(CAN). • Hosp Elementary School opens.
• M cSpedden Elementary School opens.
• Newman Elementary School opens.
• S cott Elementary School opens.
• I ndependence High School opens.

2008: MAYOR MAHER MASO 2010: FRISCO’S POPULATION
WAS APPROXIMATELY 116,989.
IS ELECTED MAYOR (AND
REELECTED IN 2011 & 2014). • G roundbreaking for 2015: FRISCO’S POPULATION
the Museum of the
• F risco Arts becomes American Railroad. IS APPROXIMATELY 145,430.
the official art agency
• T he Frisco Discovery • F risco STYLE
celebrates its
for the City of Frisco. Center opens. 20th Anniversary!

• The Frisco Heritage Museum opens. • Purefoy Elementary • C onstruction begins on The Gate
development within the “$5 Billion Mile.”
• Edris Elliott Elementary School opens. School opens.
• G erald Sonntag • F risco Fire Station No. 8 opens.
• Tadlock Elementary School opens. ALSO 2008: • N orris Elementary opens.
Elementary School opens. • Pearson Middle School opens.
• Scoggins Middle School opens. The Museum of • T rent Middle School opens.
• Stafford Middle School opens. the American Railroad • C obb Middle School opens. • R ick Reedy High School opens.
begins planning the • H unt Middle School opens.
move from Dallas • Maus Middle School opens.
• Lone Star High School opens.
. to Frisco.

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INSIGHTS

WITH ALL OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ENTERTAINMENT venues located right here in All of these venues are right next to one

Frisco, it seems like there should never be a reason to travel outside of the city limits! another at Gaylord Parkway and the Dallas

Our city is home to several sports venues, museums and entertainment destinations, all North Tollway. In 2016, the Dallas Cowboys

in convenient locations and accessible with notable affordability. It is important that, as a will open The Star, home to the greatly an-

community, we support the local venues that make our unique city truly special. ticipated football stadium that will be lo-

cated just west of

SPORTS FANATICS AGREE … FRISCO IS THE PLACE TO BE! the Dallas North
By now, everyone knows about the “$5 Billion Mile” and the nu-
Tollway on War-
It’s All Right Heremerous new commercial developments that will be coming to ren Parkway. Just

Frisco over the next few years. The Star development will bring By Mike Simpson three miles north
with it the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters, an indoor stadium, on the Dallas

practice fields, office complexes and a huge new hotel. The Frisco North Tollway at

Station project encompasses more than 230 acres surrounding Main Street and

the project and includes office space, restaurants, urban living, medical offices and much World Cup Way, is Toyota Stadium, the

more. To the north of Frisco Station will be The Gate project, bringing even more office FC Dallas headquarters where our major

space, residential units and restaurants. At the southeast corner of the Dallas North Toll- league soccer team has proudly played

way and Lebanon Road, Wade Park will add a Whole Foods Market, iPic Theater, Pinstripes since 2005. The stadium has played host

and Hotel ZaZa. to the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National

Along this same mile, stretching another three miles north, is something that Frisco al- Teams (it will again on July 7, 2015), as well

ready has and what many may either take for granted or do not visit enough. I am calling as teams from the English Premier League,

this area our “entertainment miles.” Our entertainment miles stretch from just north of Sam Serie A in Italy, Mexican Liga MX and pro-

Rayburn Tollway up to the north end of Toyota Stadium. I do not know of any other city that fessional soccer. It is one of only 16 soccer-

has nearly as many elaborate sports complexes in such a compact area. Where else can specific stadiums in the U.S. and it has seen

you find professional football, baseball, basketball and soccer venues this close together? attendance grow dramatically over the last

Local families can enjoy a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game, a Texas Legends basketball four years with more than 1.8 million visi-

game or watch the Dallas Stars practice at the local headquarters and training center. tors annually. A night at a Texas Legends

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game was summed up by Malcom Farmer,
the president of the team, when he said,
“It is an interactive night of entertainment
that is designed to have something for ev-
eryone. Whether it is a basketball fan or a
child, a date night or just a night hanging
out and socializing with friends, a Texas
Legends game works for everyone. It is
our goal for everyone to leave with a smile
and a laugh … regardless of how big of a
basketball fan you may be!”

CONVENIENCE IS KEY! Frisco’s Heritage Village is home to the old Lebanon Church, a replica of the Railroad Depot and the
The biggest thing we have going for us in Crozier-Sickles house (seen here).
Frisco is the convenience and ease of get-
ting to and from our entertainment ven- hands-on educational programs for kids. Within one building, families can visit the Black
ues. My wife and our kids lived in seven Box Theatre, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center and the Frisco Art Gallery. Talented perform-
major cities before coming to Frisco. We ers from the Frisco Community Theatre present shows appealing to everyone, from drama
have lived in Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH, and comedy to improv performances. Did you know the National Video Game Museum is
Detroit, Mich., Chicago, Ill. (two times), the also coming to this fun-packed destination?
Washington D.C. area and Atlanta, Ga., but
we have never lived closer to great sports We also have the Museum of the American Rail Road stretching east to the railroad
and entertainment venues than we do tracks and north to Cotton Gin Road. Here, more than 50 railroad engines, passenger cars
here. We would spend considerably more and sleeper and dining cars line the two tracks that house one of the largest collections
time driving to sports venues in other cit- in the U.S.
ies. Here, our venues are all new (like most
everything in Frisco) and you can be home Frisco’s Heritage Village, which houses the old Lebanon Church, a replica of the Rail-
from a game at one of our sports venues in road Depot and the Crozier-Sickles house, lets history buffs glance back in time as history
as little as 15 minutes. comes to life right before their eyes.

ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU POPULAR FRISCO ATTRACTIONS OFTEN FEATURE UNPARALLELED AFFORDABILITY.
AROUND EVERY CORNER. Any place you choose to travel to throughout the city will likely require little gas and pres-
Whether you are the ultimate outdoor ent minimal traffic, which saves you time and money! Did you know you can tour the Heri-
daredevil or you enjoy a fine dining experi- tage Museum for as little as $8 a family? When Grandma and Grandpa come to town and
ence, Frisco has something to fit every in- want to explore Frisco’s history, they can visit the museum for only $3 a piece. If you enjoy
terest. There is more to this city than excit- live theater, check out a performance of “Dial M for Murder” at the Black Box Theatre in
ing sporting events. In a conversation with July. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students and military person-
Marla Roe, the executive director of the nel. Do you want to sit in the outfield grass one summer night with your family and enjoy a
Frisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, she Frisco RoughRiders game? Good news! General admission tickets are only $9.75! That is a
pointed out that you will find all kinds of pretty fair price for an evening of fun. All of our sports teams offer great ticket packages,
unique things to do in Frisco that encom- birthday party packages and many special event packages.
pass almost every whim. People can fly like
skydivers in a controlled environment at I could go on and on about what there is to do in Frisco, but the point is that we have it
iFly, race down the speedway at Pole Posi- all right here. You just need to take the time to enjoy these convenient, new, fun-packed
tion Raceway or test their strength moun- opportunities at prices that are reasonable and affordable. Spending money in the city you
tain climbing at Canyons Rock Climbing. call home, especially when you have such a variety of activities to choose from, is important
Bowling continues to be a classic family to the economy and strengthens everyone’s ties to the community. So, what will be your
outing at Strikz or Main Event. Stonebriar first family outing with the kids this summer? Take your pick! It is all right here in your own
Centre is home to a plethora of high- backyard.
end retail stores, and there are countless
new and delicious restaurants like Perry’s Mike Simpson is the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County and former mayor of Frisco
Steakhouse & Grille opening all the time. from 2002-2008.

MUSEUMS AND EDUCATIONAL AT-
TRACTIONS PROVIDE KIDS WITH THE
TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.
We cannot forget about educational facili-
ties like the Frisco Discovery Center and its

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STREETS OF FRISCO
FSM’S MELISSA SOUTHAM ASKS

What reality show would
you like to be on?

“I would like to be on ‘Robot Wars’ so
I could build machines that tear up
other machines.”

JONATHAN SAL ASSI

“I want to be on ‘Family Feud’
because it looks like a lot of fun!”

HALEY EVANS

“ ‘Hollywood Housewives’ because
I love the way they dress and
their style.”

GLORIA TODARO

“ ‘The Real
Housewives
of Frisco.’”

DUSHAWN FORD

Visit friscostyle.com
to see how our staff
answered!

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REFLECTIONS

DO YOU EVER THINK about how lucky we is distinguished by the unique destinations and attractions it boasts across the nation.

are as Americans to live in a country with People from all over the world want to see and understand what America is all about.

so many freedoms and opportunities? American states are full of historic sites, natural wonders and cultural landmarks. From

Our nation was founded on the principles oceans and mountain ranges to prairies, flatlands, great lakes and bayous, the U.S. has

of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. some of the most diverse and beautiful countryside in the world. Tourists spend more

Sadly, sometimes even turning on money here than they do in any

the news or radio inundates us with other country. 40 million tourists

negative news and frightening stories visit New York City’s Time Square

of suppression in other parts of the each year and more than 8 million

world. Does this make you thankful for people visit the popular Fisherman’s

your freedom? Do you ever consider Wharf in San Francisco. The allure

how lucky you are to live and work in and beauty of America is present in

such a prosperous nation? the landscape and geography from

coast to coast.

CHOOSING TO LIVE IN AMERICA Even the American flag

Nearly two years ago, when Warwick represents freedom, and you see

and Melissa Leitch made the decision our nation’s symbol represented

to relocate from Sydney, Australia, everywhere from a flag waving

to Frisco, Texas, the idea was more at a ballpark to patriotic imagery

than daunting. The couple had spent painted on the side of a barn in

limited time in the U.S. prior to moving the rural countryside. You see this

with their three young children, Harry imagery across the nation because

(age 8), Bailey (age 5) and Willow (age Americans feel so passionate about

2). The transition was tough. The family our country and our flag.

experienced huge changes like starting When it comes to how Americans

a new job and leaving friends and show their pride, it can take many

family behind. Despite the challenges, different forms. One simple

the Leitch family was surprised by the example is the “Made in the USA”

warm welcome Americans gave their label you might find when you are

family when they decided it was time purchasing a product or clothing.
for a change. “The first thing that struck Nearly two years ago, the Leitch family made the decision to
us was the friendliness of the people relocate from Sydney, Australia, to the United States. Did you know that nearly half
of all Americans say they prefer

here,” says Mrs. Leitch. “Everyone Destination USA! to buy American, even if the
was very welcoming and warm. As product comes at a slightly higher

soon as people hear our accents, they BY LISA DAWSON price? American pride is not just

immediately start chatting with us. something people feel. It can be

Americans are really nice people!” statistically measured. Every four

Since 2001, about 800,000 people have years (since 1948), the American National Election Study interviews Americans from all

traveled overseas annually to start a new over the nation at random. The study illustrates how Americans feel about their country.

life in the U.S. This includes people from In the last study, 95 percent of Americans said they either “love” or “like” their country.

countries all around the globe. The U.S. is Love of country was something the Leitch family noticed early on. “Everyone is so patriotic

the chief receiving nation of the world, and here,” says Mrs. Leitch. “We love how people display flags at their homes and wave them

people choose to live in our great country at ball games. If you were to do that in Australia, people would think you are a bit weird.”

for different reasons. It is the land of

freedom and opportunity, and America is CELEBRATE LIVING IN THE U.S.A.

where most people want to be, for a short History has shown that American pride began early and has staying power. Starting with

visit or to live permanently. Immigration is our Founding Fathers and continuing through each war fought to defend our freedom, the

vital to our nation’s success. If it were not nation’s pride and patriotism has never been lost. In his first inaugural address in 1817, the

for the millions of immigrants who have nation’s fifth president, James Monroe, said, “National honor is national property of the

made America their home, it would not be highest value.” His words reflected the theme of the day. They have lingered throughout

the diverse country it is today. time and are still relevant today.

This Fourth of July, whether you cheer for the stars and stripes at a sporting event, grill

TAKING PRIDE IN AMERICAN CULTURE burgers by the pool with your family and friends or watch the stunning fireworks at Frisco

The U.S. is known for its collection of Freedom Fest, take time to show your patriotism and give thanks for the freedoms we are

historical and cultural sites. From the blessed to enjoy. Not every country in the world experiences the joy and blessings we do

Statue of Liberty and the Washington here in America!

Monument to stunning views of the Grand

Canyon and Mount Rushmore, America Lisa Dawson is a Frisco resident and freelance writer previously from New Jersey.

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Could You Become
An American?

WOULD YOU PASS the naturalization
test? Take the quiz featuring sample
questions to find out! Go to uscis.gov/
citizenship to see more questions or
to browse the official citizenship test
study guide.

1. Who signs bills to become laws?
a. the Secretary of State
b. the President
c. the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court

2. W hat is the name of the current
Speaker of the House of
Representatives?
a. John Boehner
b. Nancy Pelosi
c. Hillary Clinton

3. W hat do we call the first
10 amendments to the
Constitution?
a. The Bill of Rights
b. Basic Rights
c. the Declaration of
Independence

4. W ho is in charge of the
executive branch?
a. the Vice President
b. the President
c. Congress

5. If both the president and the
vice president can no longer
serve, who becomes the
president?
a. the Speaker of the House
b. the Commander in Chief
of the military
c. a U.S. senator

ANSWERS: 1) B, 2)A, 3)A, 4)B, 5)A

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MEDICAL PROFILES

Mona Chacko, M.D. • Stonebrook Family Medicine
8200 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 100 • Frisco, Texas
972.712.1911 • www.stonebrookfp.com

Mona Chacko, M.D. is a board certified Family Physician at Stonebrook Family Medicine. She
completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McKeesport
in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Chacko’s
approach to medicine is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive health care, using
innovations in primary care. Believing that family dynamics have an important impact on
health, she enjoys caring for the whole family in a continued partnership. She provides care
for generations of families and appreciates the loyalty and faith of the families in the type of
medicine she practices. Dr. Chacko, husband Tom, daughter Annette and their dog Maggie, all
enjoy living in Frisco. Outside of medicine, she spends her time hanging out with her husband,
friends, and family.

Dr. Shalomi George-Zieser • Frisco Center for Internal Medicine
4401 Coit Rd., Ste. 311 • Frisco, Texas 75035
214.297.0297 • www.FriscoCenterIM.com

Dr. Shalomi George-Zieser is board certified in Internal Medicine, a field that focuses on the total
healthcare needs of adults. Her philosophy is to create a strong physician-patient relationship
and will work with the patient to evaluate their concerns and develop a comprehensive care
plan. She promotes preventive care and a healthy lifestyle to try to avoid or delay the onset
of chronic diseases. Dr. George-Zieser graduated magna cum laude from Creighton University
and attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Residency was completed in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
at San Antonio. She practiced in New Mexico for 7 years, but now practices and resides in the
Frisco area with her husband and son.

Dr. Paul Graves • Graves Chiropractic Center
7500 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 103 • Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.7117 • www.graveschiropractic.com

As a young man Dr. Graves was injured in an automobile accident, resulting in severe pain. For
years, he sought relief from specialists without improvement. Finally, after friends recommended
Chiropractic, the constant burning and tingling were gone. Inspired, Dr. Graves changed his career
path to pursue a Chiropractic degree and has been building his practice in Frisco since 1998. Due
to his dedication and experience, patients have entrusted him with treating their entire families,
including the smallest of their children. A graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic and active in
research for the advancement of Chiropractic, Dr. Graves provides the most advanced, sophisticated
Chiropractic care combined with Therapeutic Massage, Exercise, Spinal Decompression and
supervised weight loss. We are an In-Network provider for all insurance companies and accept
Medicare, Personal Injury and cash. We have a fun family oriented practice!

Jon Ricks, M.D., P.A.
5575 Warren Pkwy., Ste. 316 • Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.6800 • DrJonRicks.com

Dr. Jon Ricks has dedicated 16 years to the Frisco area by providing quality obstetrical care to
women in a safe, secure, friendly and professional environment. Compassionate and vigilant
in the care of mothers and their unborn children, he and his staff are committed in establishing
lasting relationships with their patients. Dr. Ricks is board certified by the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists and earned his medical degree in 1992 from the University of
Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Parkland
Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He has been blessed with his wife Patricia and their seven children. Dr.
Ricks is now proudly delivering at Baylor Medical Center of Frisco.

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CITY HALL - 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., www.friscotexas.gov........................................... 972.292.5000

CITY COUNCIL
Mayor: Maher Maso - [email protected] ............................................................. 972.292.5050
Mayor Pro Tem: John Keating – [email protected] .......................................... 972.292.5054
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem: Will Sowell - [email protected] ................................. 972.292.5053
Council Member: Bob Allen – [email protected] .................................................972.292.5051
Council Member: Jeff Cheney – [email protected] .......................................... 972.292.5052
Council Member: Scott Johnson – [email protected] .................................... 972.292.5056
Council Member: Tim Nelson - [email protected] ............................................ 972.292.5055

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ...............................................................................................972.292.5100
City Manager: George Purefoy .........................................................................................972.292.5105
Animal Control ................................................................................................................... 972.292.5303
New Water Service/Utility Billing Dept ...........................................................................972.292.5575
Job Line .............................................................................................................................. 972.292.5200
Property Taxes.................................................................................................................... 469.362.5800

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - President: Jim Gandy .......................972.292.5150

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Fire Chief: Mark Piland...............................................................Emergency 911
Administration ................................................................................................................... 972.292.6300
Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr. ....................................................................... 972.292.6401
Fire Station #2, 3711 Ohio Dr. ........................................................................................... 972.292.6402
Fire Station #3, 5449 Warren Pkwy. ................................................................................. 972.292.6403
Fire Station #4, 4485 Cotton Gin Rd. .............................................................................. 972.292.6404
Fire Station #5, 14300 Eldorado Pkwy. ............................................................................ 972.292.6405
Fire Station #6, 3535 Eldorado Pkwy. .............................................................................. 972.292.6406
Fire Station #7, 330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy. ...................................................................... 972.292.6407
Fire Station #8, 14700 Rolater Rd. .................................................................................... 972.292.6408

POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police Chief: John W. Bruce..................................................Emergency 911
Administration, 7200 Stonebrook Pkwy. ..........................................................................972.292.6100
Dispatch (non-emergency) ...............................................................................................972.292.6010

MUNICIPAL COURT - 6865 W. Main St. ............................................................................ 972.292.5555

PUBLIC LIBRARY - 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., #3000, www.friscolibrary.com ................ 972.292.5669

PUBLIC WORKS - Director: Gary Hartwell, P.E., 11300 Research Rd. ............................ 972.292.5800

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Environmental Services Manager: Jeremy Starritt
Sanitation, Recycling, Hazardous Household Waste & Reuses .................................. 972.292.5900

PARKS & RECREATION – 6726 Walnut St., www.friscofun.org....................................... 972.292.6500
Director: Rick Wieland .......................................................................................................972.292.6510
Alumni Hall Fitness Center - 9700 Wade Blvd. ................................................................972.377.1790
Frisco Athletic Center- 5828 Nancy Jane Ln. ................................................................. 972.292.6600
Frisco Senior Center - 6670 Moore St. ............................................................................ 972.292.6550
Frisco Superdrome - 9700 Wade Blvd. ............................................................................972.523.9452

DRIVERS LICENSE
Collin County
2109 W. Parker Rd., Suite 224, Plano ............................................................................. 972.867.4221
400 Powerhouse St., McKinney .....................................................................................214.733.5350
Denton County
190 Valley Pkwy., Suite. 201, Lewisville .........................................................................972.221.8081

HOSPITALS
Centennial Medical Center, 12505 Lebanon Rd. ...........................................................972.963.3333
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, 5601 Warren Pkwy. .....................................................214.407.5000
Forest Park Medical Center, 5500 Frisco Square Blvd. ..................................................214.618.0500

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Frisco Chamber of Commerce: www.friscochamber.com
6843 West Main St., Frisco, TX, 75034 ..........................................................................972.335.9522
Celina Chamber of Commerce: www.celinachamber.org
312 Walnut St., Celina, TX, 75009 ................................................................................. 972.382.3300
Little Elm Chamber of Commerce: www.littleelmchamber.com
2103 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035 ...................................................................972.292.3777
McKinney Chamber of Commerce: www.mckinneychamber.com
2150 S. Central Expwy., #150, Mckinney, TX 75070 ....................................................972.542.0163
Plano Chamber of Commerce: www.planochamber.org
1200 East 15th St., Plano, TX 75074 ............................................................................... 972.424.7547
Prosper Chamber of Commerce: www.prosperchamber.org
100 N. Preston Rd., Prosper, TX 75078 ........................................................................ 972.508.4200

ORGANIZATIONS
Adopt-A-Pet ........................................................................................................................972.498.8980
American Business Women’s Association ‑ www.abwa.org....................................... 1.800.228.0007
American Cancer Society, Collin County - www.cancer.org...........................................214.819.1200
American Red Cross of North Texas - www.redcross.org..............................................214.678.4800
Association of Frisco Retired School Personnel................................................. localunits.org/frisco
Beyond Affairs Network – beyondaffairsnetwork.com ................................. [email protected]
Boy Scouts of America, Circle 10 Council – www.circle10.org ...................................... 214.902.6700
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County - www.bgccc.org .................................................. 214.387.8405
Career and Technical Education Center - 9889 Wade Blvd. Frisco ..............................469.633.6780
Collin County Association of Realtors - www.ccar.net ...................................................972.618.3800
Collin County Committee on Aging - 600 N. Tennessee St., McKinney......................972.562.6996
Daughters of the American Revolution ........................www.texasdar.org/chapters/PrestonRidge
Downtown Advisory Board - [email protected] ................................................972.292.5415
Friends of the Frisco Public Library .................................................... www.friscolibrary.com/friends
Frisco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae Panhellenic............................................................www.fataap.org
Frisco Area Republican Women...................................................................................... www.farw.org
Frisco Arts - www.friscoarts.com ......................................................................................972.668.5180
Frisco Community Theatre - www.friscocommunitytheatre.com .................................972.370.2266
Frisco Dog Park - www.friscodogpark.org ..................................................................... 972.292.6506
Frisco Football League........................................................................ www.friscofootballleague.com
Frisco Garden Club..................................................................................... www.friscogardenclub.org
Frisco Humane Society - www.friscohumanesociety.com..............................................972.498.8980
Frisco Lion’s Club.................................................................................frisconoonlionsclub.camp9.org
Frisco Masonic Lodge #837 - www.friscomasons.org/home..........................................972.767.8819
Frisco Men’s Republican Club.............................................................................. www.friscogop.com
Frisco Quilt Guild........................................................................................... www.friscoquiltguild.org
Frisco Rotary Sunrise..........................................................................................www.friscosunrise.org
Frisco Soccer Association - www.friscosoccer.org.......................................................... 972.712.4625
Frisco VFW Post 8273................................................................................................ www.friscovfw.org
Frisco Women’s League.......................................................................www.friscowomensleague.org
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas - www.gsnetx.org ..........................................................972.349.2400
Heritage Association of Frisco....................................................................... www.friscoheritage.org
Keep Frisco Beautiful - www.friscotexas.gov.................................................................. 972.292.5900
Kiwanis Club of Allen, TX....................................................................................www.allenkiwanis.org
LifeTalk Resource Center – www.lifetalkresource.com ................................................... 214.618.9352
Main Street Merchants Association.......................................................... www.downtownfrisco.com
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – www.fbcfriscomops.org ........................................972.335.9830
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County - www.namicco.org ...................214.641.1765
National Breast Cancer Foundation - www.nbcf.org......................................................972.248.9200
North Texas Cares - www.ntxcares.org ...........................................................................214.705.8200
Rotary Club of Frisco....................................................................................www.friscorotaryclub.com
Samaritan Inn - www.thesamaritaninn.org ..................................................................... 972.542.5302
SPCA of Texas - www.spca.org ......................................................................................... 214.742.7722
Speak Up Frisco! Toastmasters - www.speakupfrisco.com............................................ 214.551.8651
Student Opportunity Center, Frisco ISD -
6928 W. Maple Street, www.friscoisd.org/soc.............................................................469.633.6700
Texas Democratic Women Collin County....................................................................... www.tdw.org
Volunteer Center of North Texas - www.volunteernorthtexas.org ............................... 214.826.6767

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Women Enhancing Business - www.friscochamber.com ...............................................972.335.9522
Women of Visionary Influence....................................................................................... www.wovi.com

RECREATION
Frisco Amateur Swim Team....................................................................................www.swimfasst.info
Frisco Baseball and Softball Association - www.fbsa.org ..............................................469.919.3272
Frisco Family YMCA - 3415 W. Main Street, Frisco, www.friscoymca.org .................... 214.297.9622
Frisco Football League........................................................................ www.friscofootballleague.com
Frisco Soccer Association - www.friscosoccer.org ......................................................... 972.712.4625

SOCIAL SERVICES
Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group - www.frisco-aa.org ............................................800.991.0270
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County ....................................972.529.2272
101 E. Davis St., McKinney - www.casaofcollincounty.org
Dallas Al-Anon - www.dallasal-anon.org..........................................................................214.363.0461
Frisco Family Services Center, 8780 Third St. – www.friscofamilyservices.org............972.335.9495
Frisco Resale Shop, 9125 Dogwood St. ...................................................................... 972.712.7833
Collin Intervention to Youth, Inc. (CITY House) ..............................................................972.424.4626
902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074 - www.cityhouse.org
Hope’s Door - 860 F Avenue, Suite 100, Plano, www.hopesdoorinc.org .....................972.422.2911
Crisis Number .................................................................................................................972.422.7233
The Samaritan Inn - 1710 N. McDonald, McKinney, www.thesamaritaninn.org ......... 972.542.5302
Turning Point, Rape Crisis, P.O. Box 866754, Plano, www.theturningpoint.org........... 972.985.0951
24-Hour Hotline .........................................................................................................1.800.886.RAPE

AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Celina: www.celinaisd.com, 205 South Colorado, Celina .............................................. 469.742.9100
Frisco: www.friscoisd.org, 5515 Ohio Dr., Frisco ............................................................ 469.633.6000
Lewisville: www.lisd.net, 1800 Timbercreek Rd., Flower Mound ............................... 469.713.5200
Little Elm: www.leisd.ws, 300 Lobo Ln., Little Elm ......................................................... 972.292.1847
McKinney: www.mckinneyisd.net, One Duvall St., McKinney ..................................... 469.302.4000
Plano: www.pisd.edu, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano ............................................................... 469.752.8100
Prosper: www.prosper-isd.net, 605 E. Seventh St., Prosper...........................................469.219.2000

FRISCO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Elementary school websites are available through www.friscoisd.org.
William & Abbie Allen Elementary: 5800 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034 ................. 469.633.3800
Naoma & M. Allen Anderson Elementary: 2800 Oakland Hills, Plano, TX 75025 ...... 469.633.2300
Lucille Rogers Ashley Elementary: 15601 Christopher Lane, Frisco, TX 75035 ...........469.633.3700
Calvin Bledsoe Elementary: 1900 Timber Ridge Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 ....................... 469.633.3600
Mary M. Boals Elementary: 2035 Jaguar Dr., Frisco TX 75033 ..................................... 469.633.3300
Ruth Borchardt Elementary: 4300 Waskom Dr., Plano, TX 75024 ................................ 469.633.2800
Ida Lee Bright Elementary: 7600 Woodstream Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 ...........................469.633.2700
Reba Cobb Carroll Elementary: 4380 Throne Hall Dr., Frisco, TX 75033 .....................469.633.3725
J .W. & Ruth Christie Elementary: 10300 Huntington Road, Frisco, TX 75035 ........... 469.633.2400
Joyce Kelly Comstock Elementary: 7152 Silverado Trail, McKinney, TX 75070........... 469.633.3900
Weldon F. Corbell Elementary: 11095 Monarch Dr., Frisco, TX 75033 .........................469.633.3550
Claude Curtsinger Elementary: 12450 Jereme Trail, Frisco, TX 75035 ........................469.633.2100
Edris Childres Elliott Elementary: 3721 Hudson Crossing, McKinney, TX 75070.........469.633.3750
Wilma Fisher Elementary: 2500 Old Orchard Dr., Frisco, TX 75033............................. 469.633.2600
Bessie Gunstream Elementary: 7600 Rockyridge Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ......................469.633.3100
Pete & Grace Hosp Elementary: 5050 Lone Star Pkwy., Frisco TX 75034.................... 469.633.4050
Burt & Eloise Isbell Elementary: 6000 Maltby Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ........................... 469.633.3400
Sonny & Joanne McSpedden Elementary:
14140 Country Brook Dr., Frisco, TX 75035....................................................................469.633.4025
Charlie & Charlotte Mooneyham Elementary:
2301 Eden Dr., McKinney, TX 75070 ............................................................................. 469.633.3650
John Lenox Newman Elementary: 12333 Briar Ridge Rd., Frisco, TX 75033................469.633.3975
Gene & Ruby Nichols Elementary: 7411 Nichols Trail, Frisco, TX 75034.......................469.633.3950
Armetha Norris Elementary: 10101 Shepton Ln., Frisco, TX 75035...............................469.633.4075
Dr. J.M. Ogle Elementary: 4200 Big Fork Trail, McKinney, TX 75070 ...........................469.633.3525
Billy Gene Phillips Elementary: 2285 Little River Dr., Frisco, TX 75033........................469.633.3925
Dr. Erwin G. & Elisabeth Pink Elementary: 3650 Overhill Dr., Frisco, TX 75033 ......... 469.633.3500
George & Debra Purefoy Elementary: 11880 Teel Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75033.................469.633.3875

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Jessie Marie Riddle Elementary: 8201 Robinson Road, Plano, TX 75024 ................... 469.633.3200
Robertson Elementary: 2501 Woodlake Parkway, Little Elm, TX 75068 ......................469.633.3675
I S Rogers Elementary: 10500 Rogers Road, Frisco, TX 75033 .................................... 469.633.2000
Isabel Pierce Sem Elementary: 12721 Honey Grove Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ..................469.633.3575
Janice Stahly Scott Elementary: 10550 Millbend Dr., McKinney, TX 75070................. 469.633.4000
Shawnee Trail Elementary: 10701 Preston Vineyard Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ................. 469.633.2500
Noel A. Smith Elementary: 9800 Sean Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ........................................ 469.633.2200
Gerald Sonntag Elementary: 2001 Reagan Dr., McKinney, TX 75070 ......................... 469.633.3850
Izetta Sparks Elementary: 8200 Otis Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 ........................................... 469.633.3000
Otis Spears Elementary: 8500 Wade Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034 ...................................... 469.633.2900
Polly Tadlock Elementary: 12515 Godfrey Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ...................................469.633.3775
Portia Ross Taylor Elementary: 9865 Gillespie Dr., Plano, TX 75025 ............................469.633.3625

FRISCO MIDDLE SCHOOLS Middle school websites are available through www.friscoisd.org
Adelle R. Clark Middle School: 4600 Colby Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ............................... 469.633.4600
Robert Cobb Middle School: 9400 Teel Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75033 ................................ 469.633.4300
Pat & Catherine Fowler Middle School: 3801 McDermott Rd., Plano, TX 75025 ....... 469.633.5050
Bennett & Alma Griffin Middle School: 3703 Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75033 ........469.633.4900
Lamar & Norma Hunt Middle School: 4900 Legendary Dr , Frisco, TX 75034 ........... 469.633.5200
Libby Cash Maus Middle School: 12175 Coit Rd., Frisco, TX 75035..............................469.633.5250
Charles Bishop Pearson Middle School: 2323 Stonebrook Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034...469.633.4450
Pioneer Heritage Middle School: 1649 High Shoals Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 ..................469.633.4700
Sam & Ann Roach Middle School: 12499 Independence Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035..... 469.633.5000
Richard L. Scoggins Middle School: 7070 Stacy Rd., McKinney, TX 75070................... 469.633.5150
Sue Wilson Stafford Middle School: 2288 Little River Rd., Frisco, TX 75033 ...............469.633.5100
Benton Staley Middle School: 6927 Stadium Ln., Frisco, TX 75033.............................. 469.633.4500
Dr. Daryl Trent Middle School: 13131 Coleto Creek Dr., Frisco, TX 75033................... 469.633.4400
Billy Vandeventer Middle School: 6075 Independence Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035.........469.633.4350
Cal & Walt Wester Middle School: 12293 Shepherds Hill Ln., Frisco, TX 75035......... 469.633.4800

FRISCO HIGH SCHOOLS High school websites are available through www.friscoisd.org
Centennial High School: 6901 Coit Rd., Frisco, TX 75035 ............................................ 469.633.5600
Frisco High School: 6401 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034 ........................................ 469.633.5500
Heritage High School: 14040 Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035 ................................. 469.633.5900
Independence High School: 10555 Independence Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035.............. 469.633.5400
Liberty High School: 15250 Rolater Rd., Frisco, TX 75035 ............................................ 469.633.5800
Lone Star High School: 2606 Panther Creek Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75033 ......................... 469.633.5300
Rick Reedy High School: 3003 Stonebrook Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034............................ 469.633.6400
Wakeland High School: 10700 Legacy Dr., Frisco, TX 75033 .........................................469.633.5700

SPECIAL PROGRAM CENTERS
Z .T. Acker Special Programs Center: 7159 Hickory St., Frisco, TX 75034 ................... 469.633.6800
Career & Technical Education (CTE): 9889 Wade Blvd., Frisco, TX 75035 ..................469.633.6780
Frisco ISD Early Childhood School: 10330 Red Cedar Dr., Frisco, TX 75035 ...............469.633.3825
Student Opportunity Center: 6928 Maple St., Frisco, TX 75033 ..................................469.633.6700

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Legacy Christian Academy: www.legacyca.com, 5000 Academy Dr., Frisco............... 469.633.1330
Prestonwood Christian Academy: www.prestonwoodchristian.org
6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano.............................................................................................. 972.820.5300
St. Philip’s Academy: www.spafrisco.org, 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy., Frisco................... 214.929.7787

HIGHER EDUCATION
Amberton University: www.amberton.edu, 3880 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco .................. 972.279.6511
Collin College: www.collin.edu, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco ..............................................972.377.1790
Dallas Baptist University North: www3.dbu.edu/frisco
2805 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 450, Plano..................................................................................214.333.5777
Southern Methodist University-in-Legacy: www.smu.edu/plano,
5236 Tennyson Pkwy., Plano............................................................................................972.473.3400
University of Dallas: www.udallas.edu, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving ..........................972.721.5000
University of Phoenix Dallas Campus: www.phoenix.edu, 12400 Coit Rd., Dallas......972.385.1055

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FEATURE BY ALLIE SPLETTER

Celebrating F

Frisco Fire
Department
Mission Statement

“T o protect lives, property and the en-
vironment from the adverse effects
of fires, illness, accidents, natu-
ral disasters and other hazards by
promoting public safety education
and maintaining a well-equipped,
highly-trained and motivated work-
force of professional firefighters and
rescue personnel.”

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