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Have you ever wondered how some of the buildings, roads or parks in Frisco got their name? In our July issue, we highlight some of the Frisco residents that have made such an impact on our community that their name will forever be displayed. What exactly is a volunteer vacation? We have these stories and more in the July issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine.

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FEATURE

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Frisco is filled with schools, parks, streets,
neighborhoods and even burgers bearing the names
of extraordinary people.

By Allison Harrell

On the cover:
Lazy days of summer.

Photo by:
Chris Fritchie

D E PA R T M E N T S

15 B U S I N E S S

T he Heart of a City | By Allison Harrell

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Leave Your Mark on the World | By Carolyn Cameron

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T he Perfect Mix | By Heather Rodriguez

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The Bilingual Edge | By Caren Austen

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

PETS

Sue Geller (right) introduces her therapy
dog, Star, to patients at Baylor Plano.

PERSON OF THE YEAR • JUNPrEom2o0t1in2g C•omVmOuLnXityV&II, ISSUE 1 • $2.50 I HAVE NOW READ the June YOUR PROFILE ARTICLES are
Commerce since 1995 edition of Frisco Style Magazine simply sensational every month.
Keep up the great work!
from cover to cover. Excellent
E.N. Ramirez
choice selecting Carlos

Liscano as Person of the Year. I

thoroughly enjoyed reading his I READ THE ARTICLE about Comforting Canines dog at Baylor Plano for almost six years.
animal-assisted therapy in “Star was originally a champion show dog
story. I agree with Dr. Reedy, your magazine. I wanted to let BY CHRIS MARTIN and during an agility class we had taken
you know that Frisco resident, for fun, someone had remarked that she
Carlos sets standards we all Dakota, a Labrador retriever, NO BONES ABOUT IT, our nation’s boost mood. One study found heart would make a great therapy dog. I didn’t
has been working at the student healthcare has gone to the dogs—and attack survivors who were dog owners even know what that was, but decided to
should strive to follow. I also counseling center at UNT since patients are smiling ear to ear. That’s were 6% less likely to die within a year than look into it and we have been doing it and
2008. Her sister, Roxy, was the because man’s best friend has taken on those without a dog. Studies also show loving it ever since,” says Ms. Gellar.
enjoyed the feature People to a new role as a “therapy” dog to help that therapy animals are even beneficial
comfort people in hospitals, retirement for healthcare providers, finding that five To be accepted into a therapy program,
Watch and the article Guy’s communities, nursing homes and in minutes with a dog was as relaxing as a animals must pass certain tests, based
other stressful situations. As many pet 20-minute break for hospital staffers. on the prerequisites of the participating
FSOTRYLOEUPRETRRSOOONPSO| FATNHIMEAYLE-AASRSICSTAERDLTOHSERLIASPCYANO Night Out. The Power of One owners know, just having a loving animal organization. “Star was required to pass
touched my heart. Another around the house can reduce stress and Though other animals can be used as the stringent temperament testing at
raise spirits, while providing hours of therapy animals, dogs are most common. Baylor, which is one of the more rigorous
entertainment and unconditional love for And while dogs of any breed, size or programs,” says Ms. Gellar. To help
the whole family. age may be used as a therapy dog, not prepare, Star completed the AKC Canine
all dogs are cut out for the job. Therapy Good Citizen Program, which helps
In a therapeutic capacity, research dogs must possess certain natural traits ensure dogs are obedient, friendly and
shows the effects of animal-assisted to successfully engage with patients in a socialized. “The dogs must pass a ten-
therapy (AAT) is even more pronounced, variety of settings. “Temperament is by step program before earning the Good
finding just a few minutes of petting far the most critical factor. Dogs must be Citizen distinction, which includes things
a dog decreases cortisol, the stress friendly, non-aggressive, patient, gentle like the ability to walk through a crowd
hormone, in both the human and the and at ease in all environments,” says without jumping on people and hearing
dog. It also increases prolactin and Sue Geller, owner and handler of Star, an a loud noise without going crazy and
oxytocin, hormones that govern nurturing 8-year old Bichon Frise therapy dog. Star, other things like that,” adds Ms. Geller.
and security, as well as serotonin and short for Stars and Stripes because she “The dogs must be able to maintain
norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that was born on July 4th, has been a therapy control when handling things that might
occur, such as having its ears or tail pulled
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FRISCO
2012 CARING

example of kindness and what a difference it first canine at the center in 2002. She retired in 2008. I think that

makes. Chris Martin did a great job on the article about Frisco’s is my dermatologist, Dr. Lucy Li in one of the photos. Fun article!

own Debbie Carroll-Boyce. She is indeed a bundle of dynamite! Pam Flint, Ph.D.

Keep up the good work. I look forward to next month’s issue. Licensed Counseling Psychologist

Isabel Sem UNT Student Counseling Center

GREAT ARTICLE on Mr. Liscano! Truly admirable. I remember LAST CHANCE: The deadline for the Frisco
about 11 years ago when he served on the board at Frisco Family STYLE Magazine cover photo contest has been
Services, he would stop by our office and help us out! extended to July 15th! You could land your work
of art on our August cover! Submit your entries
Kimberly Girard  on friscostyle.com.

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FROM THE EDITOR

DON’T MISS

FRISCO’S PATRIOTIC PARTY Potty training is in full-force
moves back to July 4th in
2012! Thousands will enjoy at the Hikel household! With school and daycare closed for the summer and my husband
and boys at home, the time as come for my three-year-old to conquer the porcelain
Party in the Plaza throne. We’ve tried many different potty reward systems and none of them seemed to
activities, including the work. From stickers to Hot Wheels to ice cream, it became very clear that he was not
Children’s Expo, a rock going to “potty in the potty” until he was good and ready. Just a few weeks ago, he
climbing wall, bounce house inflatables decided it was time and we are well on our way to saying good-bye to Pull-Ups and hello
and much more at Simpson Plaza, 6101 to Lightning McQueen underwear!
Frisco Square Blvd. Stick around for one
of the largest fireworks finales in North Until I had kids, I never thought I would be so excited about someone going “potty
Texas! The festival will start at 4 p.m. in the potty.” In fact, I never thought I would refer to the restroom as a potty—even
and will conclude after the fireworks. when I’m talking to other adults. But this was just one small step toward gaining his
Visit www.friscofreedomfest.org for independence, and depending on your phase in life, this word will take on many different
more information. meanings. For my three-year-old, independence not only began with the potty but by
putting his shoes on by himself. He refuses help and is filled with self-accomplishment
Don’t miss SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS when he manages to put them on the correct feet. In about 13 years, he’ll experience
at Frisco Discovery Center’s Black Box the freedom of driving himself around in his own car, which we will gladly give him the
Theatre, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy. They are freedom to pay for.
free for the whole family every Monday
in July. Visit www.friscodiscoverycenter. For me, independence began when I graduated from high school. Two weeks after
com for more information or call receiving my diploma, I packed all of my belongings in the back of my red Ford Ranger
972.668.5180. and moved 200 miles away from my family and the town that for years was known as
home. One day I will have independence from dirty diapers, monsters in the closet and
The 2012 PLAY HARD, student loan payments—although it seems like an eternity from now.
LIVE WELL! Youth Sports
and Wellness Expo will Even though we view independence through the viewpoint of our age, July helps us
be held at the Frisco remember the true meaning. In the midst of all the food, fireworks, music and other
Convention Center on activities celebrating the Fourth of July, we should all pause to remember the sacrifice
July 25. This will be the official kick-off and vision that made these United States possible.
of the 12th Annual PrimeTime Sports
National Basketball Championship! With freedom comes the ability to choose where you would like to live. As one of the
For more information, visit www. fastest growing cities in America, newcomers near and far are making their way to Frisco.
playhardexpo.com. Not only that, but Rand McNally and USA Today have named Frisco a finalist in the “Best
of the Road Rally” contest to be named the Friendliest Small Town. A two-person team
COMING UP is visiting the finalist cities between June and mid-July before announcing the winners.
Their four-day visit to Frisco began June 23 and our city leaders and residents welcomed
COMING UP NEXT MONTH, the annual these visitors with the same open arms they offer all Frisco newcomers.
Frisco STYLE Magazine photography
contest will land someone’s work of While this is called our Newcomers’ issue, our feature may also help those of you
art on our cover! Could it be you? who’ve been here for a while learn something new about Frisco. Do you know how some
Entries are being accepted on our of our buildings, parks and roads got their name? Staff writer Allison Harrell highlights
website, www.friscostyle.com. Also, some of Frisco’s popular fixtures and explains why some of our residents, past and
find out what some of Frisco’s youngest present, were chosen to be the namesake.
entrepreneurs have been up to lately.
These topics and more will appear in our Whether you’re new in town or have lived here for years, we hope you enjoy this, and
August issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine. every issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine. We’re here to help you get more acquainted with
the community every month. We’re glad you are here!

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The vision for Frisco Square is that it is an BUSINESS
extension of old downtown Frisco rather than
a seperate entity. The Heart of a City
BY ALLISON HARRELL

DOWNTOWN—it’s a uniquely American parcel of land west of the railroad tracks ordinance update approved last year,”

word that denotes a city’s core, in the bordering Frisco’s existing downtown. says Mr. Lettellier, “we have increased the

context of geography, commerce and “The city had already purchased that land, building height so a portion of downtown

community. As Frisco has morphed in and along came the idea of a mixed-use can go up to four stories. We are trying to

the past few years from a small town of development. We started master planning encourage more residential development

a few thousand to a community of more to create Frisco Square, where City Hall in old downtown. When you have more

than 125,000, the concept of downtown would be the centerpiece to the project.” people living in the downtown area, it

is one that has remained important to city The five-story, 148,000 square-foot George helps attract people and businesses.”

leaders. Accordingly, Frisco’s downtown A. Purefoy Municipal Center, which now While hoping to attract new residential

area has changed and expanded along houses City Hall, opened in Frisco Square development to old downtown, a 2005

with the rest of the city, with some exciting in September of 2006. rezoning ordinance has converted much of

developments on the horizon. Mr. Lettellier stresses the vision for what was previously residential property on

Director of Development Services for Frisco Square is that it is an extension the east end of downtown to commercial

the City of Frisco, John Lettellier, says that of old downtown Frisco rather than use. This rezoning has particularly affected

as Frisco began to grow, key decisions a separate entity. “We have roadway the area along Main Street from Dogwood

made by the City Council have helped connections (from Frisco Square) to Street to Meadow Lane. Mr. Lettellier says

to protect the importance and vitality of old downtown. Since the downtown it has been a long process that involved

the downtown area. One such decision master plan was created in 1998, we’ve the consideration of many factors. “A few

involved the relocation of City Hall. “There implemented most of the suggestions or property owners wanted (the rezoning),

was talk of locating City Hall at Preston and modifications recommended within that and some didn’t. The city didn’t want to

Main Street. But the city council back then plan.” In addition to the widening and do any of it unless the property owners

said no, we really don’t want to do that. We improvement of roadways, the city has could come together. We didn’t want to

want City Hall to remain part of downtown.” modified development standards in old do piecemeal rezoning. We wanted to

Mr. Lettellier says as part of that decision, downtown to be reflective of development be sure it was a concentrated effort.” In

the city council turned their attention to a from the 1920s. “With the recent rezoning addition to gaining consensus among the

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Director of Development
Services for the City of Frisco,
John Lettellier, reviews plans for
Pizzaria Testa, a new addition
to Simpson Plaza (left). Chateau
Rustic, a boutique, recently
opened for business in down-
town Frisco (below).

property owners along Main Street, Mr. and interact or

Lettellier says there were other property just relax.” Mr. Lettellier says the traditional Board. She says another important

owners to consider, namely those with downtown area is something that’s been function of the Board is to serve as a

homes adjacent to Main Street. “We missing from suburban development for welcoming team. “We go and welcome

wanted to be sure they were not going to the last 60 years. “Each community needs new businesses in downtown and make

be inconvenienced or that the rezoning to have its identity.” Ultimately, he says the sure they have a connection with the

would be a nuisance to them. When they success of the downtown comes down to city.” When asked about the importance

bought their homes, they bought with property owners and investors. “When of Frisco’s downtown, Ms. Stewart says,

residential property behind them. Any you get a business owner who comes to “If a community has a true downtown,

time we go through a zoning change we downtown and they are committed to the like Frisco does, it tends to be where it all

take all of this into consideration.” business, you’re going to attract people.” began. Frisco was founded on a hometown

“ Every community needs Because business owners are such feel, and community without a downtown
a critically important component of is a community without a heart.”
the success of downtown Frisco, the
Paul & Allison Schurr are business

to have a focal-point Downtown Advisory Board exists to lend owners who believe in the heart of Frisco’s
a hand, helping spread the vision of what downtown. As owners of family business

where people can come. downtown Frisco can be. Assistant City Kimzey Construction, the Frisco residents
Manager Nell Lange says the Downtown began looking for a new office location

The downtown is the soul Advisory Board was originally created to after selling their former property in Dallas.
manage the buildings owned by the city “We found a little house in Frisco on the

of the community, where in downtown. “When the city moved out corner of North County Road and Main
of old downtown, the Board was given Street,” says Mr. Schurr. “My wife wanted to

people can socialize and the assignment of working with property have a boutique store, so we decided that
managers to find tenants for the downtown Kimzey Construction could have a small

interact or just relax.” buildings.” Ms. Lange says the Downtown office in that space, and my wife could
Advisory Board now exists to make have her boutique.” The result is Chateau

recommendations to the city council. “We Rustic, a charming, craftsman-style house

Thegoalthroughoutallofthesechanges, try to work with the Main Street Merchant’s that has been renovated to provide a

says Mr. Lettellier, is that Frisco’s downtown Association to help with the revitalization relaxed, comfortable, Hill Country setting

would be preserved and promoted for the of downtown, knowing there’s not a lot of for shopping and socializing. Before

betterment of the city. “Every community money to work with.” Kathleen Stewart, Chateau Rustic opened its doors to the

needs to have a focal-point where people Strategic Services Manager in the city’s public last month, Mr. Schurr says there

can come. The downtown is the soul of the engineering department, also serves as was much work involved in renovating the

community, where people can socialize the city’s liaison to the Downtown Advisory structure, originally built in 1948. “This

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kind of renovation is a difficult thing to Square. “Forest Park Medical Center
do because a lot of the old homes have achieved their certificate of occupancy
asbestos and their wiring is not up to in June, and should be in full operating
current standards. But the city worked with mode this summer. This is a great addition
me to turn it into a commercial building,” to the environment that fits with the
says Mr. Schurr. Although the home did architectural consistency we’re trying to
not meet the codes and requirements maintain.” Another new business is Pizzaria
imposed on new construction, Mr. Schurr Testa, located on the east end of Simpson
says the city worked with him to make the Plaza in front of City Hall. Mr. Simpson
remodel happen on the home that had concedes there was some surprise within
previously been sitting vacant for more the community that construction was
than a year. “If they hadn’t worked with happening on Simpson Plaza. “That was
me on it, the property would have sat a city decision,” says Mr. Leslie. “I’m not
there until a developer bought everything aware of any other development going on
around it.” Mr. Schurr says he is grateful there, but it’s up to the city and clearly they
the city recognizes the value of restoring have the right to do that.”
older homes for commercial use. “Taking
a residential house and turning it into a A significant addition to Frisco Square
commercial building is difficult, but it adds scheduled to begin construction this
so much to the community. The city sees summer is the building on the corner of
the value of these old homes and not just Main Street and World Cup that will serve
creating a ‘cookie-cutter’ retail area.” Also as headquarters for software company
important, says Mr. Schurr, is the reality that Gearbox. “This will be a really sexy
renovation of an old home is significantly building,” says Mr. Leslie, “with retail on
less expensive than new construction, the ground floor, three levels of office
which must abide by codes that are more space, then four or five levels of housing
stringent. “If that house wasn’t there and on top of that. It will be a very iconic
we had to build brand new, we wouldn’t building for Frisco Square.” Mr. Leslie says
be able to build that building. The value in they are also in the throes of designing
old buildings is what you’re allowed to do 400 additional apartment units that will
with them.” be located immediately south and east of
City Hall. “If all goes to plan, these will be
Despite the work involved, Mr. Schurr under construction some time in late fall,
says the remodel also made a lot of and ready for initial occupancy around late
financial sense based on his research of fall of 2013. We’ve got some really exciting
Frisco’s downtown area. “We knew we stuff on the verge of opening that will give
wanted to be in Collin County, and we a lot more vitality to the living experience
couldn’t afford a new building. Rent prices for all of Frisco Square.”
were extremely high, and we didn’t like
the idea of renting. We saw this property As for the vision of Frisco Square, Mr.
come up for sale and started looking at Leslie echoes Mr. Lettelier’s vision for
the car count on Main Street—its roughly old downtown as a warm and inviting
14,000 per day. That’s amazing.” Mr. Schurr environment where more and more people
says he also began researching the mean will be attracted by the lure of community,
income for the demographic surrounding finding everything they need just down the
the area. “It beats McKinney and Plano for street or around the corner. “Frisco Square
the income level of residents around there. is really going to be a community where
It’s just a great spot to put our faith in, and people can spend a lot of time there, live
hopefully the store does well and helps there, work there. Every service you’re
increase the visibility of the construction going to need will be in the community,
company.” not only retail and office and living space,
but also medical, entertainment, church
While business owners such as Paul and the municipal building with the
Schurr move into older structures library. It is the most complete mixed-use
in Frisco’s downtown, Frisco Square development that I know of in the rest of
continues to support the expanded the country.”
downtown community with new
construction. Jim Leslie, Managing Partner Allison Harrell is a staff writer of Frisco
of Frisco Square Development, mentions STYLE Magazine, mom of four and an
a few of the newest additions to Frisco aspiring blogger.

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BUSINESS REPORT

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM …
Camille’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream has opened in Frisco!
Offering premium Vanilla Blue Bell ice cream bars, as well as
homemade fruit bars, frozen yogurt bars and other flavored
ice cream bars, Camille’s is sure to deliver a tasty treat.
Once selected, the bars are dunked in a bath of creamy
chocolate and dipped in a topping of your choice. Some
toppings include, M&M’s, Peanuts, Butterfingers, Heath bars,
coconut and MANY more! Visit 12221 Custer Rd., Frisco or
www.camillesicecream.com.

A GREAT ADDITION TO FRISCO
Greatbatch, a medical device manufacturing company,
announced the company is moving its global corporate
headquarters to Frisco. Currently headquartered in Clarence,
New York, the company was founded in 1970 by Wilson
Greatbatch, the co-inventor of the first successfully implanted
pacemaker. In a statement, Thomas Hook, president and
CEO of Greatbatch, cited the North Texas area’s strong
medical history as one of the key reasons for the move.
Greatbatch is best known for its cardiac, neurology, vascular,
and orthopedic medical devices, which it both develops and
manufactures. Additionally, the company operates three
brands: Greatbatch Medical, Electrochem, and the QiG
Group. For more information, visit www.greatbatch.com.

GIVING BACK
United Supermarkets’ award-winning UCrew volunteer
program celebrated its 10th birthday in June by providing
“10 Days of Service” to communities across north and west
Texas. Created in 2002 by Matt Bumstead, co-president of
United Supermarkets, LLC, UCrew organizes the company’s
volunteer team members to provide community service in
support of local charitable activities. UCrew volunteers have
contributed more than 50,000 hours of community service
during the first 10 years of the program. In 2011 alone, UCrew
volunteers from United Supermarkets’ 51 stores recorded
almost 6,700 hours of community service to a broad spectrum
of worthy causes. Citizens of United’s 30 Texas communities
will recognize UCrew volunteers by the commemorative lime
green T-shirts they will be wearing for the remainder of 2012.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Holy Cross Catholic School, a new joint venture of Holy Cross
Catholic Church and the Diocese of Fort Worth, will open
in August 2012, serving Pre-K3 through 2nd grade students
in Frisco, Little Elm and The Colony. Passionate teachers
will help your child feel welcomed and engaged, and the
Christ-centered, accredited curriculum will prepare your child
spiritually, academically and socially – for this life and the
next. Learn more at www.hccsf.org or by calling 469-362-2400.

DOES YOUR BUSINESS have some exciting news to
share? Email [email protected]

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FA M I LY

Kids Explore, a non-profit program, helps to deliver
medical eqpipment, supplies and computers in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Repulic. Provided by Roslyn Parker

LAURA KRONE KNOWS it’s her time to These trips encompass both the purpose recommend trying a volunteer vacation—

give back. After creating a successful, of helping those in need with traditional the world will be a better place, and so

fifteen-year track record marketing to vacation elements, including sightseeing, will you.”

businesses and customers alike, the the arts, history, water sports, shopping When traveling on such an excursion,

Belize-born, Dallas-based executive is and museums. travelers may be afforded the opportunity

ready to utilize her skill set for a different As we all know, the benefits of personal to better understand the people, the

type of audience. Ms. Krone wishes to vacations are numerous—they reduce land and the community. Volunteer

use her passion for travel and helping stress, promote creativity, strengthen vacations allow for a variety of potential

others in third world countries, like service opportunities, including
her place of birth, to develop needs
assessments, business plans and teaching in a school for disabled
children, building shelters
Leave Your Markprocess efficiencies. “I believe I have or homes for those in need,
on the World
quite a lot that can help others, and delivering medical equipment,
I am ready to serve. I have traveled supplies and computers as
extensively for both business and well as educating prospective

personal, but now, I want to travel BY CAROLYN CAMERON businessmen or women through
the world to do good.” business skills classes, to name

Ms. Krone is ready to participate family bonds and encourage physical just a few. As one volunteer vacationer

in a revived segment of tourism— and emotional health. However, vacations put it, “This kind of travel is how you really

volunteer vacations. Often referred to as can also benefit the world. According get to see the world and experience more

Voluntourism, eco-vacations, community to Doug Cutchins, one of the authors of of the food, the culture, the camaraderie.”

tourism, philanthropic travel, reality the recently published book, Volunteer The idea of combining voluntary

tours, missions or service learning travel, Vacations, “The key to a successful service with travel is not a new concept.

volunteer vacations combine traditional volunteer vacation is being realistic In fact, it can be traced back hundreds

traveling on vacation with volunteer work. about your desires and abilities. Overall, I of years as various cultures and religious

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organizations have served as missionaries, they travel—to gain a new perspective on Dominican Republic, she began to

healers and medical practitioners. More their surroundings and their lives.” cultivate and nurture the seed planted

recently, well-known examples include Roslyn Parker, a sales and marketing that day. She began researching practical

the Red Cross, since 1881, organizing executive for over twenty-five years, opportunities to volunteer, and much

volunteer understands to her surprise, she learned an entire

relief efforts this desire industry was dedicated to volunteer

and Habitat d e e p l y . travel. She continues, “Ironically enough,

for Humanity While being my first volunteer trip led me back to

building s h u t t l e d the Dominican Republic. While living in

homes to a fancy South Florida, I partnered with two non-

since the hotel for a profit organizations, Kids for Kids and

1970s. But, c o m p a n y Airline Ambassadors, who were setting

modern day s a l e s up several voluntourism programs visiting

Voluntourism incentive trip that country.”

is a fairly new some twenty Ms. Parker was able to integrate

concept in years ago several volunteer opportunities for half

the travel within the of her trip and then enjoyed the beautiful

industry D o m i n i c a n surroundings of the Dominican Republic

today. R e p u b l i c , for the remainder of her time in the

According to Voluntourism.com, the Ms. Parker noticed the extensive and country. “Volunteering connected me

creation of the formal Voluntourism pervasive poverty of the people on the to the destination in a very special way.

industry is marked by numerous starts streets. She explains, “Those stark images During our visit, we distributed medical

and stops through the 1960s and 1970s, are forever embedded in my mind. From supplies and clothing, held a sports

but in 2000, Catalyst Marketing, Inc. that moment, a seed was planted. We clinic and hosted a children’s party. I

(CMI) became the first company to were embarking on a lavish trip and I also conducted a domestic violence

formally dedicate resources to the could only think about what I had just awareness workshop for the women

volunteer vacation segment. Attempting witnessed. It was a vision that wouldn’t in the village. This form of travel is so

to bridge the business and leisure travel leave me. I wasn’t quite sure when or how, powerful. You walk away with a greater

segments of the tourism industry with the

nonprofit industry, an approach entitled

“VolunTours™” was born. With the horrific

circumstances of 9/11, something ignited

in many human hearts, opening the spirit

of giving, and an urban community from

San Diego hosted the first VolunTours

event in which a community health fair

was held for 3,000 residents in 2004. In

the wake of other catastrophic world

events, such as the Thailand tsunami and

Hurricane Katrina, many individuals want

to give back through cash donations

as well as giving of their time, through

volunteering.

Volunteer vacation opportunities are

definitely a rising trend throughout the

United States and the world. Today,

according to a Voice of the Traveler

survey by the Travel Industry Association,

one quarter of all potential travelers

surveyed on their website indicated

they were currently interested in taking

a volunteer or service-based vacation. Ms. Parker spent time with children at the Mpumelelo Orphanage in South Africa (above).
Baby Boomers, or those born between A non-profit women’s sewing cooperative creates jobs in South Africa. (inset) Provided by Roslyn
1946 and 1964, comprised the highest
percentage at 47% of people interested Parker.

in these types of vacations. In addition, but I knew, somehow, some way, I would appreciation and respect for the people

Travel & Leisure Magazine states, “Many return to make a difference.” you are serving, because you learn so

people volunteer for the same reason as Years later, after her sales trip to the much about the destination, yourself and

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others through the power of giving. There very, very rewarding. I’m very passionate her own way.”

were so many ways people in our group about it.” People of all ages, walks of life and

used their talents and skills to volunteer. Volunteer vacations are often religious beliefs can be valuable resources

This experience and subsequent scheduled to many different destinations on volunteer vacations. Couples, retired

volunteer travel programs I have taken around the world, including South persons, students, professionals, families

and coordinated have changed my life America, the Caribbean and most often, and individuals can benefit greatly from

forever.” Africa. Once the traveler arrives at his volunteer vacations. According to Global

Today, because volunteer travel is still or her destination, the potential service Volunteers, a worldwide organization

a specialized niche market, many general opportunities generally fall into three known as the ‘granddaddy of the

travel agents are volunteer vacation

not equipped to movement,’ “The team

set up a trip for the dynamic is one of the

typical vacationer. most satisfying aspects

However, sources of our program.” They

are available to help strongly encourage

guide individuals, families to travel

groups and families together on such

through the maze vacations, allowing

of this newer type children to work side-

of travel. Sites such by-side with their

as GlobeAware parents and the local

and Volunteer people at the project

Abroad Oppor- site, providing a “life

tunities (VAOPS) changing experience.”

are available to Ms. Parker notes, “I

guide prospective promise—the traveler

vacationers, will receive so much

whether it’s in- more than he or she

dividuals, families will ever be able to

or groups, to Part of Ms. Parker’s volunteer vacation consisted of helping with children’s programs at the give. It’s not just about
understand how to Mpumelelo Day Care in South Africa. Provided by Roslyn Parker. helping … It’s really
plan and proceed about serving and

with a volunteer vacation. In addition, broad categories: health, nutrition and empowering others.”

several hotel chains, including the Ritz education. The list and variety of service Ms. Krone agrees, “I am very excited

Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, activities are plentiful: tutor homeless about the possibilities. Coming from a

now offer their own signature programs, children, nurture babies, build structures, British Commonwealth country, I find

allowing vacationers volunteer activities paint and remodel buildings, plant people of lesser-developed countries

organized through the hotel. shrubs, grass and other landscaping, are materially poor but so spiritually rich.

Ms. Parker has felt so passionate about provide medical assistance, offer business When going on such a vacation, we have

this calling; she has also started her own education, provide social support and such a great opportunity to exchange

company, Travel to Do Good, helping much, much more. cross cultural ideas, giving back to society

others who desire to pursue a volunteer While structured sample itineraries are and transforming the way we approach

vacation. This fall, she is planning and available, the price of a volunteer vacation life. You can’t buy this type of experience.

coordinating a volunteer travel program will vary with the location, the length of I’m hoping to go on a volunteer vacation

to Montego Bay in Jamaica for five to six the stay, the activities planned and the later this year.”

days. Through these types of vacations, travel style of the vacationer. All of these Simply put, volunteer travel is an

Ms. Parker hopes to educate and factors will have a large impact on the educational tour—learning about the

inform the socially conscious traveler by cost of the trip. These fees are typically culture and the surroundings within

connecting them to potential destinations applied to administrational costs as well the subcultures of the destination.

with the purpose of giving back. She has as lodging, food, on-site travel and often Combining a vacation with volunteering

also started a meet up group, bringing to the community organization being on local projects is one way to a make

together like-minded individuals who served. a difference, leaving your mark on the

have a desire to volunteer within the One specific question Ms. Parker often world.

United States or abroad. receives: “Is the trip free? My answer is

She continues, “Through these always, ‘Absolutely not.’ Our goal is never Carolyn Cameron is a freelance writer,

experiences, something in me clicked and to bring any financial hardship to the mom to three vibrant, young

I recognized an opportunity that we all organization we are traveling to help. The boys and enjoys running long-

have in life—to serve and give back. It is volunteer vacationer will have to pay his or distance treks.

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HOME & GARDEN

THE EARLY MORNING AIR sends a old pastime has been rekindled. “I’m not DUCK. DUCK. DEAL.

slight chill across the neighborhood, a big garage sale shopper. I think I’ve only Neighborhood garage sales are a great

even though it will be 90 degrees by been twice in life,” says Andrew. “I’m more way to visit multiple sales in a short amount

noon. Little, yellow signs and handmade of a seller than a buyer.” of time. By participating in this popular

posters occupy street corners in hopes trend, Chris Johnson experienced both

of persuading motorists to take that last CYCLING CAVE DWELLERS the buying and selling side all in one day.

minute turn. The brakes of a pickup truck George Rodriguez is not a fan of garage The neighborhood event was scheduled

pulling a flatbed trailer squeal to a stop sales, but he was a good sport and took to begin at 8 a.m., but without any doors

as a garage door slowly opens. Sunlight on our hidden treasure challenge in hopes to officially unlock, shoppers began

begins to spread across tables, blankets of finding a arriving as early as 7 a.m. to scope out

and makeshift clotheslines containing the goods. “Many of our neighbors came

hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. to see what we were selling so I thought I

It’s the thrill of the hunt, it’s the bargain would ‘return the favor’ by visiting a few of

lover’s dream—it’s a garage sale! the other sales,” says Chris. After visiting

Now, garage sales aren’t for everyone. one other sale, he noticed a 50% off sign

It’s kind of like deep- at a nearby. Many items had been sold by

sea fishing—you may this point, but there were still treasures to

have no problem be grabbed. Of the remaining

casting your line, items, more were eccentric

but would you know than the common garage

what to do with the sale items—not just

creature you pull out clothing or toddlers’ toys.

of the water? It takes There he discovered two

a special skill to be hand-painted, hand-

able to fish through carved ducks. “I love

a pile of previously Hidden Treasures cabin/country décor,”
says Chris. “The ducks
loved items and find were hand-carved

purpose and value. BY FSM STAFF

The Frisco and painted by a local

STYLE team, woman’s father-in-law.

consisting of They are dated and

mostly novice initialed, making them

garage sale one-of-a-kind works of

shoppers, decided to art.” For now, the $10

set out to find hidden ducks will sit on Chris’

treasures of our own. mantel in the media room

Some of us had specific waiting patiently to be relocated

items in mind and others to Chris’ dream log cabin in the

aimlessly searched for something eye- woods.

catching. Either way, we all experienced

the thrill of frugalness at its best. From Christmas BACKYARD BARGAIN
“g a g ” Tasked with the challenge of finding a
books to cycling cavemen, check out our gift. One hidden treasure, Leah Ratliff set out on
Saturday a Saturday afternoon to visit the garage
great finds! morning, sales in her neighborhood. “I don’t
about normally enjoy yard sales and other used
A SHOPPING HOMERUN 9:30 a.m., bright items,” says Leah. “It’s not because they
Looking for nothing in particular, florescent-colored signs in a neighborhood are used, but because things such as chairs
Andrew Johnson set out on his shopping led him to a sale. “The hustle and bustle of and rugs typically have a dusty or musty
adventure, completely open-minded. He people coming and going is what attracted smell.” Even though she was a garage sale
took a later approach, starting at 2 p.m. me to the sale,” said George. After about newbie, she had a game plan. She would
on a Sunday, looking for things priced to 20 minutes of looking, there they stood be on the hunt for things for her backyard
sell. At only his second stop of the day, on a milk crate facing one another—two and porch, particularly something to store
something caught his eye. Being a sports cavemen riding bicycles. What could be toys and garden tools in or large planters.
lover, he was instantly drawn to a left- more perfect for a “gag” gift? “I hate to Luckily, after visiting about 10 sales, she
handed glove. “I haven’t had one since dig and rummage through things,” says finally found her treasure – a sun-shaped
high school and I thought it might be fun George. “But these unusual and ugly items wind chime. “It was a little dusty but
to throw around again with some friends,” will make a perfect “gag” gift!” otherwise looked new,” says Leah. “I’m
says Andrew. Talking the original owner
down from $30 to $15, a new love for an

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going to hang it in the backyard in with
some plants on a hook.” For just $4, Leah
found a new decoration for her backyard,
conquering her garage sale fears.

SAVING SOME DOUGH
Finding many great deals in the past,
Andrea Hikel is a huge fan of garage sales.
“I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of finding
a good deal,” says Andrea. “Sometimes
people sell things that have barely been
used. You will even find things still in its
original package.” Although it took her two
weekends to find an item she considered a
treasure, one Saturday morning, around 9
a.m., she spotted a sale in the parking lot
of a shopping center. Boy Scouts and their
parents were quickly unloading boxes from
their vehicles and simply opening them for
people to rummage through. On a mission
to find either interesting sewing books for
her sister-in-law or old cookbooks for her
oldest sister, she headed over to the boxes
filled with various kinds of books. After
digging through four boxes, there didn’t
seem to be anything of interest. While
walking back to the car, she noticed a stack
of old books under a coffee maker. Lifting
the coffee-stained Black and Decker
revealed six cookbooks dated 1950,
containing recipes from bread and biscuits
to homemade dairy products. This would
be the perfect addition to her sister’s
cookbook collection for only $1.

FASHION FRUGALNESS

Instead of garage sales, Lesa Swimelar

prefers finding her treasure at Frisco

Resale. “I like to go there when I have

time to just let my mind get creative and

see what happens,” says Lesa. “It’s very

relaxing, and when you find something

good it’s a great feeling!” One such trip

was dedicated to finding costume pieces

for a theme party she was hosting. But

another item caught her eye—a pair of J.

Renee heels. The unusual design and the

brand caught her attention. She just had

to have them. “I thought they were either

the coolest shoes I had ever seen or the

ugliest. So, of course, I had to have them,”

says Lesa. She has worn them several times

and always gets compliments. Not only did

she find a great pair of shoes at a bargain

price but her money went to a great cause.

“I like hunting for treasure at resale and

consignment stores. It’s like hunting for

buried treasure.”

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AUTO

Seductive Sedans The 2012 Audio A4 provides gorgeous
styling, a class-leading interior and
BY JOHN KEHLENBECK & JOHN DICKERSON legitimate luxury touches.

provided by Horsepower Auto Reviews

REINVENTING THE BALANCE OF SPORT, interface and rearview backup camera. This A4 handles and brakes in near

LUXURY AND PRACTICALITY Inside, Audi’s optional 14 speaker Bang super-car range as well. A “base” A4 can

As an auto reviewer, I test dozens of new & Olufsen stereo punches bass and treble stop from 60 miles per hour in just 103 feet.

vehicles every year. So, when I state that notes with performance-hall precision. That’s Porsche territory. The 2.0T “turbo”

Audi’s all-wheel-drive “Quattro” vehicles The A4 pampers its occupants in finely engine shoots back up to 60 miles per

are almost always my favorites, it is not said upholstered leather. The seats, like the hour in a quick 6.3 seconds – exactly on

lightly. They are more unique than their suspension, manage to be comfortable, par with BMW’s costlier four-cylinder 328i.

BMW and Mercedes competitors, and they as well as supportive during performance Those hungry for even more gusto

typically cost a few thousand dollars less. driving. I’ve always enjoyed Audi’s fine should opt for Audi’s 333-horsepower,

“The A4 buyer is looking for progressive touches when it comes to leather-wrapped six-cylinder S4. The S4 has long been a

style, up-to-date technology and world- steering wheels and various interior favorite among enthusiast drivers. But

class safety,” says Corstiaan Westerhuis, “touch” components. The new A4 is no honestly, unless you really need the

general manager of Boardwalk Audi in exception. It boasts components that feel performance, the turbo four-cylinder is

Plano. “The Audi A4 meets all of their significantly pricier than the A4’s $32,500 more than enough. It lands 29 miles per

criteria.” base price. gallon on the highway and 21 miles for

For 2012, Audi has tweaked its smallest A true driver’s car, the A4 has tiny every gallon in the city.

sedan, the A4, also available as an thumb dials on both sides of the steering Audi’s final product is a slick looking,

attractive “Avant,” or wagon. The A4 wheel. Each dial correlates to a color luxurious sport sedan (or wagon) that is

sedan and wagon share the same German screen between the speedometer and incredibly practical at the pump. If you’re

engineering, available with “FrontTrak” tachometer. Drivers can control navigation looking for a daily driver that hugs turns

front-wheel drive or “Quattro” all-wheel and audio features from the steering and looks phenomenal around town, the

drive, which is the only way to go. wheel without moving their hands from the A4 may be your dream come true. If you

It’s hard to describe just how well Audi’s steering wheel or their eyes from the road. insist on more power, take a spin in the

engineers have performed when it comes Push the Quattro all-wheel-drive on new S4.

to this comfortable little car. Highlights rainy roads, and you still won’t feel the What can you look for with the 2013

include gorgeous styling, a class-leading Audi slip. In snow and on light mud, the Audi A4? “The 2013 Audi A4 has received

interior, legitimate luxury touches, user- Quattro A4 finds more traction than some a new front fascia as well as wrap-around

friendly navigation system with iPod cars find on dry pavement. LED daytime running lights,” says Mr.

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American muscle meets contemporary
design with the 2012 Ford Taurus.

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Westerhuis. “New technology for 2013 below entry-level luxury competitors like while also delivering V-6 gas mileage.

includes Google Earth Navigation, a WiFi Nissan’s Maxima, Toyota’s Avalon and “Customers continue to comment that the

hot spot with up-to-the-second news, Buick’s Lacrosse. But the 2012 Taurus, Taurus seems to have plenty of ‘get up and

traffic information and gas prices. More nicely equipped for $29,000, can easily go’,” says Mr. Muncy, “The Taurus has a

people are leaving other luxury brands compete in that entry-luxury field. firm ride that drives extremely smooth for

to go to Audi now more than at any other The Ford excels, like its Lincoln sibling, in a full-size sedan.”

time.” providing adult comfort for long cruising, The Taurus’ trunk easily contains the

without compromising performance. luggage of five adults, and the back seat

FORD’S BEST KEPT Inside the Taurus, a simple but stylish comfortably accommodates three six-

(AND MIS-NAMED) SECRET dash and chrome shifter hearkens back footers. Yet, this roomy sedan doesn’t

If Lexus sold a loaded luxury sedan to Ford and Lincoln’s luxury history. The drive like a boat—or like any soft-blooded

for $28,000 and labeled it a Ford Taurus, combined navigation and entertainment American cruiser. The Ecoboost V-6 can

would you buy it? I would. Now, just system is easy to operate. Simply enter rocket the Taurus to 60 miles per hour in just

imagine Ford is selling a Lexus labeled as a the address of your next location, and the over 5 seconds. The Taurus provides tight

Taurus and, well, that’s what you’ve got in route guidance will lead you there with steering and braking without sacrificing

the 2012 Taurus. the skill of a veteran cab driver. “Vehicles cushy luxury. The steering is responsive

Ford’s Taurus has lived quite the are equipped with controls such as SYNC and safe, yet the Taurus glides like a Town

rollercoaster life. In 2006, Blue Oval and MyFord Touch,” says Jason Muncy, Car over cobblestone roads. “Although

executives declared the old best seller General Manager of Bankston Ford of many people look at appearance and

dead. Then, in 2010, Ford released a Frisco, “This gives the driver ultimate performance when buying a new vehicle,

brand-new Taurus that has proven to be control over their phone, entertainment, the Ford Taurus completes the ensemble

an incredible vehicle when it comes to navigation and climate control.” with an IIHS Safety rating. This is very

build, quality, reliability, performance and Drivers and passengers with iPods will important to our customers when choosing

value. be happy to know the same entertainment a vehicle,” says Mr. Muncy.

For 2012, the new Taurus is even system has an auxiliary input, so you can Whether you’re looking for Motown

stronger. It drives and looks far better than listen to your own iPod music library while muscle or for a value on a comfortable

any of its predecessors. If I had one critique you float around town, towed between and stylish cruiser, the Ford Taurus is worth

of the Taurus - as an auto critic - it would one of two optional engines. your examination. Finally, a Detroit sedan

be that this car deserves a better name The “base” Taurus engine is a that competes with imports and looks

than Taurus. While that might be bad news 263-horsepower V-6 that’s quite like a million bucks while doing so. In the

for Ford, it’s great news for auto buyers. comparable to the V-6 power found Taurus, American muscle meets high build

Taurus buyers are essentially receiving a in the nicer imports. Those hungry for quality and contemporary design.

Lincoln MKS (which starts around $40,000) more muscle can choose the optional

for a little more than half-price. 365-horsepower Ecoboost V-6, which John Kehlenbeck and John Dickerson are

The Taurus’ base price of $25,500 lands delivers V-8 power (and then some), Horsepower Auto Reviews co-contributors.

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FEATURE

What’s in a Name?BY ALLISON HARRELL

AS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S fictional promotes a sense of community. A name Dr. Pink is the namesake of a school (Pink

Capulets and Montagues would discover bestows honor. And nowhere is this more Elementary), a street (Dr. Pink Road) and

before the conclusion of Romeo and evident than in the city of Frisco. even a soccer mini-stadium (Dr. Pink Field).

Juliet, names are extremely important. Frisco citizens are surrounded by names As evidenced by these honors, Dr. Pink’s

Expectant parents pore over baby name and not simply those of their neighbors impact on the city of Frisco is indelible.

books, spending endless hours in search and friends. Schools, parks, streets, Arriving in Frisco in 1954, he served as

of just the right moniker for their little neighborhoods and buildings all bear the town’s only doctor for many years. He

monkey. Grand old estates with names like names, as they do in many other cities was the doctor for Frisco High School’s

Monticello, Tara and Pemberley capture across the country. Although this fact football team from the time he arrived

our romantic imagination. Vessels of the alone is unremarkable, the reality is that in Frisco until his retirement in 1997. Dr.

sea bear names, often feminine, that many of the namesakes of these Frisco Pink was also active on the school board,

lend an air of grace to even the dingiest fixtures are extraordinary people who serving from 1955 to 1972, a total of 18

of dinghies. All of these point to the have contributed in significant ways to the years, and the longest documented tenure

reality that a name assigns meaning and remarkable growth of their city. of any Frisco school board member.

value. It may link something new to a Dr. Erwin G. Pink is one example of a Among his many other contributions to

significant piece of history. A name reflects name that seems to pop up all over Frisco. the Frisco community, Dr. Pink worked with

personality and individuality, even as it Among his many honors, the ubiquitous other community leaders to bring new

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provided by LK Photography-Lara K. Hansen

Clockwise from top left: Sue Stafford is the namesake of Stafford Middle School. Bob Warren says, “Batter up!” at Warren Sports Complex. The
Gary Burns Frisco Fun Run memorializes the late Fire Chief Gary Burns. Dr. Erwin G. Pink is the namesake of a soccer mini-stadium, Dr. Pink
Field. B.F. Phillips Community Park points to an important chapter in local history. As Frisco’s first and only city manager, Mr. Purefoy is a key
figure behind Frisco’s success. The Vivian Stark McCallum Room at City Hall is offered as a public meeting place for government agencies or
non-profit groups.

businesses to town, and was instrumental bustling exurb. Mr. Purefoy started working dedicated educator who taught for many

in getting Frisco’s first community center in Frisco in 1987, when the population was years in the Frisco school system.

and park constructed. As partner in a local under 5,000. Today, more than 125,000 During Mike Simpson’s two terms as

construction company, he worked with people call Frisco home. Because of this mayor, 2002-2008, Frisco significantly grew

two other men—J.W. (Bill) Christie and dramatic growth, a new city hall and library in population, business development,

Cal Wester—to bring affordable housing complex was constructed in Frisco Square, city infrastructure and residential

to Frisco. Of course, Mr. Christie and Mr. opening to the public in July of 2006. In development. At the Mayor’s Roast in

Wester are namesakes of their own Frisco an extraordinary move, then-Mayor Mike 2007, Mr. Simpson was handed a pleasant

schools; Christie Elementary and Wester Simpson and the Frisco City Council surprise. The event raised more than

Middle School. unanimously voted to name the granite $34,000 for the Miracle League of Frisco,

Another name that looms large on the and limestone-covered facility after the which offers sports opportunities for

Frisco landscape is that of Frisco’s city city manager, a man who has provided special-needs children across North Texas.

manager, George Purefoy. As the first and the long-term vision for Frisco’s growth. Before the night was over, a mystery donor

only city manager Frisco has ever known, In addition to the George A. Purefoy requested the field at Harold Bacchus

Mr. Purefoy is generally acknowledged Municipal Center, Mr. Purefoy’s name has Community Park be named the “Michael

as a key figure behind Frisco’s successful also been given to a local elementary E. Simpson Miracle League Field.” In April,

transition from a tiny railroad town to school, alongside that of his wife, Debra, a Mr. Simpson threw out the first pitch of

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Ruth Borchardt is one of two burger-worthy
Frisco residents at Scotty P’s (left). Ruth Bor-
chardt is namesake to a Frisco elementary
school (above), provided by Heritage Association of
Frisco. The Warren Burger at Scotty P’s is a tasty
tribute to a key community figure (inset).

served as a beloved schoolteacher in her

hometown for many years. At the age of 95,

Mrs. Borchardt attended the dedication

of her namesake school, Borchardt

the season, as he has every year since the known, is nevertheless quite delicious: Elementary, a tribute to her lifelong love

league started in Frisco. In May of 2008, Scotty P’s Warren Burger. Mr. Warren of learning and her commitment to the

the City of Frisco said goodbye to former explains with a smile, “When Scotty P’s was community of Frisco. Until her death in

Mayor Mr. Simpson and his wife, Sandy, at putting in their first restaurant in Frisco, 2008 at the age of 102, Mrs. Borchardt was

a council meeting by renaming “City Hall they came and met with our heritage considered a leading authority on local

Plaza” to “Simpson Plaza.” The couple association and history, having witnessed

helped unveil a plaque bearing their last got permission and participated in much of

name as one of his last acts as mayor. to get copies of it firsthand.

Another former city official whose name pictures we had Borchardt, Pink, Purefoy,

has become familiar to Frisco residents on file to put in Christie and Wester are just

is Bob Warren, Frisco STYLE Magazine’s their restaurant. a few of the many Frisco

2006 Person of the Year and a frequent I happened to schools that bear the name

contributor to the magazine. Mr. Warren’s be mayor at of an influential community

Frisco roots run deep, as his father and that time, and, leader. And while it is not

uncle arrived in 1913 and opened the first unbeknownst to unusual for schools in any

barbershop in town. As mayor from 1989 me, they named city to be thus named,

to 1996, Mr. Warren helped manage the a hamburger Frisco’s rapid growth has

explosive growth of the “city with a heart after me.” Mr. kept the school naming

of a town,” as he affectionately refers to Warren’s name-sake burger at Scotty committee particularly busy over the past

Frisco. While mayor, his role in bringing P’s boasts barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, 15 years, as the district has grown from just

Stonebriar Centre to Frisco played a pickles and cheese—a tasty tribute to an seven schools in 1998 to a whopping 52

pivotal role in the city’s success. Warren indispensable pillar of the local community. schools in 2012. Frisco Independent School

Parkway, a major thoroughfare running just Scotty P’s has deemed only one other District Director of Communications Shana

north of the mall, stands as a testament to Frisco resident burger-worthy: Mrs. Wortham has served as the staff liaison

his influence. Mr. Warren is also namesake Ruth Borchardt. The late Mrs. Borchardt to the FISD citizen’s naming committee

to Warren Sports Complex, a sprawling, (pronounced “Bo-gard”), one of Frisco’s for the past 14 years. “Beginning in 1999,

105-acre park along Eldorado Parkway that native daughters, was born in 1906 just we’ve opened two to six schools annually,”

boasts multiple game fields, playgrounds, west of what was then a small farming says Ms. Wortham. “In the last 14 years,

walking trails and pavilions. Another of Mr. community called Frisco. A 1924 graduate we’ve named 45 schools.”

Warren’s honors, while perhaps less well of Frisco High School, Mrs. Borchardt The FISD guidelines for facility naming

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Dr. Pink and his wife Elisabeth’s significant
impact on Frisco ISD and the entire community

earned them the namesake of a local school.

George Purefoy.” Schools may also be his tenure, the school district grew from

named for persons who make a significant 800 to 3,600 students, and was positioned

contribution of money or property to the to experience the most rapid growth

school system. experienced by any school district in the

Additionally, Ms. Wortham points out state of Texas.

that there are schools in Frisco that are While the majority of Frisco schools are

indicate that any citizen may nominate not named after any particular person. named for past educators, administrators

someone to have a school named in “Schools may be named after something and school board members, the earliest of

their honor. A citizen’s committee helps that has historical significance to the them are named in honor of some of Frisco’s

research and maintains a list of nominees. area, such as Shawnee Trail Elementary founding citizens. Frisco’s first elementary

“The citizen’s committee is made up of or Pioneer Heritage Middle School, which school was named in honor of Z.T. Acker,

longtime residents of the area and people was named to honor those who were an early settler to the area who had been

who have gone to school in Frisco as well,” pioneer settlers to the area.” Frisco’s high a schoolteacher in Alabama before his

says Ms. Wortham. After the citizen’s schools have generally been named after family’s move to Texas. Because of the love

committee compiles their findings and this model, with names such as Centennial, of education instilled by Mr. Acker into his

recommendations, the school board has Lone Star, Heritage and Liberty. “We children, his daughter Mattie would later

several members who make up a naming only have one high school named for donate 11 acres to the Frisco ISD where

subcommittee. “The subcommittee someone,” says Ms. Wortham, referring to Acker was built in 1963. Frisco’s population

reviews their input and feedback and helps Wakeland High School, named for former would not require another elementary

narrow them down. Recommendations go FISD Superintendent Dr. Justin Wakeland. school until 1986, when Rogers Elementary

to the full board.” “Our primary goal for the high schools has opened. This new school was named in

Based on the FISD naming guidelines, been to name them for something that honor of Dr. I.S. Rogers, the first doctor

several criteria are considered in had particular meaning at the time. But the and first mayor of Frisco. In 1995, Frisco’s

determining nominees. In addition Board felt that Dr. Wakeland’s contribution third elementary school opened, named

to former FISD employees who went to the school district rose to the level in honor of Claude Curtsinger, one of the

beyond the call of duty, the committee of being attached to a high school. most influential men in Frisco’s history. A

considers non-employees as well. “It Obviously, a school being named for you is druggist and pharmacist, Mr. Curtsinger

can be someone who served the school a great honor and a humbling experience, was the owner of the Curtsinger Drug

district as a volunteer, such as a school and having a high school named after you Store, a Frisco institution for more than 45

board member,” says Ms. Wortham, “or is the ultimate distinction in that honor.” years. Before the arrival of Dr. Pink, Frisco

a public servant who contributed to the Dr. Wakeland served as Superintendent of had no doctor for a few years in the early

success of the school system, such as Schools in Frisco from 1978 to 1997. During 1950’s, and Mr. Curtsinger lent a helping

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Harold Bacchus Community Park is named for a former Frisco mayor who
served from 1966 to 1978 (top). Robert Cobb, a farmer and former school
board member is the namesake for Cobb Middle School (inset).

hand to the sick in the community. Former changed that, and we’re so glad that we provided by the Heritage
Association of Frisco

mayor Bob Warren fondly remembers did because it has been a real joy to see so

working as a soda jerk at Curtsinger Drug many people be able to enjoy that honor the way down into Plano used to be B.F.

Store during his youth. and be part of their school.” Ms. Wortham Phillips Ranch,” she recalls. A new master-

As Frisco’s population began to cites examples such as former school planned community, Phillips Creek Ranch,

boom in the late ‘90s, construction of board member Isabel Sem and educator will cover 950 acres of land that was once

schools adopted a faster pace, and Smith Libby Maus as namesakes who are actively part of B.F. Phillips Ranch and plans to

Elementary was opened in 1997. The involved in their school’s activities. memorialize the quarter horse ranch that

district’s fourth elementary school was In addition to the many schools that was once internationally famous with

named in honor bear names 24 life-size bronze horse statues in the

of Noel A. of noteworthy development.

Smith, whose Frisco residents, Harold Bacchus Community Park,

family resided several parks and located on the east side of Frisco, is named

on and farmed neighborhoods for a former Frisco mayor who served from

property where point to import- 1966 to 1978. “He’s the longest serving

the school is ant chapters in mayor that Frisco will ever have,” states

located since local history. B.F. former mayor Bob Warren. “He served

1879. With the Phillips Com- 12 years as mayor before we had term

opening of munity Park is limits.” Although Frisco was still a small

both Christie located near the farming community during Mr. Bacchus’

and Anderson intersection of tenure, he helped set the stage for the

Elementary Lebanon and phenomenal growth that would follow,

in 1999, FISD entered into a new era of Teel in Frisco, on land that was once owned leading the charge for the city council to

opening two to six new schools annually by its namesake. Longtime Frisco resident annex an additional 100 square-miles of

for the next 12 years, and school naming Sue Stafford, Frisco STYLE Magazine’s land. “Harold was a born leader,” says Mr.

became an ongoing process. Says Ms. 2011 person of the year and namesake Warren. “He led the city through some of

Wortham, “I would say in the mid-‘90s of Stafford Middle School, remembers its formative years.”

they set the criteria for naming and then when the land surrounding the park, now Several neighborhoods in Frisco bear

we have modified it a little bit over the densely populated, once made up the the name of the local landowners whose

years.” One modification to the naming vast acreage of the B.F. Phillips Ranch. acreage, now boasting paved streets and

process, says Ms. Wortham, is the decision “All the land where Sparks and Bledsoe brick homes, once contained only crops or

to honor people who are still living. “We Elementary are, all of Lone Star Ranch, all livestock.TheChristieRanchneighborhood

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Kathy Seei served as mayor from 1996-2002, during a period of tremendous growth for Frisco (top left and left inset). The Gary Burns Frisco Fun
Run memorializes the late Gary Burns, a local business owner and Frisco Fire Chief who was active in the community (top right and right inset).

in northwest Frisco sits on property owned first Frisco library. “Vivian is a native of years, Mrs. Stafford and Mr. Burns led a

by S.W. Christie. Nearby Cobb Farm sits Frisco,” remembers Mr. Warren. “She community effort to provide Christmas

on property owned by Robert Cobb, a and her husband Bill McCallum moved gifts to under-resourced Frisco families.

farmer and former school board member back here when he retired and she saw Together, they also established the Frisco

who is also the need for a public library.” Children’s Fund at a local bank. “That was

the namesake The first library was started in a around 1991,” Mrs. Stafford remembers.

for Cobb red brick building on Main Street “We couldn’t do huge things, but if

Middle School. owned by the McCallums. As something small came up with a kid—a

Neighboring Frisco grew, the City took over medical need, or they needed a new pair

Newman Village the library and moved it to a new of shoes—we could do little things.” Mr.

bears the name location on McKinney Street, then Burns’ love for children is remembered

of one of Frisco’s to its current, expanded each year as

pioneer families location in the George A. thousands of

who once owned Purefoy Municipal Center. men, women

and farmed In honor of her dedication and children

the property to Frisco’s library, the Vivian participate in

where Exide Stark McCallum Room is the Gary Burns

Technologies now sits. Former Mayor offered as a public meeting place Frisco Fun Run,

Bob Warren remembers, “On that original for government agencies or non- a 5K run/walk

property, they built the first brick house in profit groups. In 2008, the city also and one-mile

Frisco, right on 5th Street. When that area dedicated Vivian Stark McCallum walk through

started developing, they sold that land and Park, located near Preston and Frisco Square.

took the money and bought the property Rolater Road, in her honor. Proceeds from

out there where Newman Village is being The name of another influential the event go

built.” A few miles south of Teel Parkway, Frisco citizen is memorialized in a race that to the Frisco Education Foundation

the Pearson Farms community bears the has become a local tradition, attracting to build scholarship opportunities for

name of Charlie Pearson, who owned a thousands of participants each year: the Frisco students, including the Gary Burns

dairy farm on that land for many years. “He Gary Burns Frisco Fun Run. Gary Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mr. Burns’

sold off parts of his property, but he still was a local business owner and Frisco fire name has also been given to a street in

lives out there in his old farmhouse,” Mr. chief who was active in the community Frisco’s downtown, so that the address of

Warren says of his longtime friend. before cancer led to his untimely death at Frisco Central Fire Station is, fittingly, 8601

Beyond schools, streets and parks, the age of 43 in 1999. Sue Stafford was a Gary Burns Drive.

some unique pieces of Frisco point to close friend of Gary Burns who tirelessly Other streets bear the names of Frisco

people of influence. The Frisco Public worked with him on behalf of local kids in movers and shakers, such as Seei Circle,

Library contains a room named for need. “Gary was just all about kids,” Mrs. located just west of Parkwood Boulevard

Vivian Stark McCallum, who started the Stafford remembers with a smile. For many north of Dr. Pepper Ballpark. This stretch of

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provided by LK Photography-Lara K. Hansen

road is named for Kathy Seei, who served
as mayor from 1996-2002, during a period
of tremendous growth for Frisco. Near FC
Dallas Stadium, John Elliott Drive is named
for the farmer who once owned the land
where the road runs. Rolater Road, now
a major thoroughfare in Frisco, was once
a country road that led to Mr. Rolater’s
farm. Taft Powell Road, which runs south
of Main Street and east of Hillcrest Road is
another stretch of road named for a local
landowner.

Whether bestowed on a street, a park,
a school or even a hamburger, the names
that fill Frisco’s landscape are worth
knowing and remembering. They point
to remarkable men and women who each
made a unique and significant contribution
to the small town that has become a big
city. Shana Wortham of FISD says that
for their part, the school district tries to
impress the importance of those names on
the next generation of Frisco citizens. “We
try to make sure the students understand
why a building was named for someone
and what their significant contribution
was. If the person is still living, students
are able to meet them and we want that
to be part of the learning experience for
students as well. It’s a way to give students
a connection to the history of the area. It’s
an important thing to do.”

Allison Harrell is a staff writer of Frisco
STYLE Magazine, mom of four and an
aspiring blogger.

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City Hall - www.friscotexas.gov, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd........................................... 972.292.5000

City Council
Mayor: Maher Maso - [email protected]............ 972.292.5050
Mayor Pro Tem:....................................................................................................................................
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem: Scott Johnson- [email protected] 972.292.5056
Council Member: Bob Allen – [email protected]..972.292.5051
Council Member: Jeff Cheney - [email protected].292.5052
Council Member: John Keating – [email protected] ............................... 972.292.5054
Council Member: Tim Nelson - [email protected] 972.292.5055

Administrative Offices.................................................................................................... 972.292.5500
City Manager: George Purefoy......................................................................................972.292.5105
Animal Control................................................................................................................. 972.292.5303
New Water Service/Utility Billing Dept.........................................................................972.292.5575
Job Line.............................................................................................................................972.292.5627
Property Taxes..................................................................................................................469.362.5800

Economic Development Corporation – President: Jim Gandy................................972.292.5150
Fire Department – Fire Chief: Mack Borchardt........................................................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

Police Department – Police Chief: Todd Renshaw
7200 Stonebrook Pkwy................................................................................................Emergency 911
Administration..................................................................................................................972.292.6100
Dispatch (non-emergency).............................................................................................972.292.6010

Municipal Court- 6865 Main St.......................................................................................972.292.5555

Public Library - www.friscolibrary.com, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd...............................972.292.5669

Public Works - Director: Gary Hartwell, 11300 Research Rd. .................................... 972.292.5800

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

Parks & Recreation – www.friscotexas.gov/recreation
6726 Walnut ....................................................................................................................... 972.292.6500
Director: Rick Wieland.......................................................................................................972.292.6510
Alumni Hall Fitness Center - 9700 Wade Blvd................................................................. 972.377.1752
Frisco Athletic Center - 5828 Nancy Jane Ln................................................................. 972.292.6600
Frisco Senior Center - 6670 Moore St..............................................................................972.292.6550
Frisco Superdrome - 9700 Wade Blvd.............................................................................972.335.3538

Drivers License
Texas Department of Public Safety – 2109 W. Parker Rd., Plano............................... 972.867.4221
Collin County - 400 Powerhouse Street, McKinney.....................................................214.733.5350
Denton County - 190 Valley Parkway, Ste. 201 Lewisville............................................972.221.8081

Hospitals
Centennial Medical Center - 12505 Lebanon Rd.........................................................972.963.3333
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco - 5601 Warren Pkwy..................................................214.618.2000

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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

201 Preston Rd., Celina, TX, 75009............................................................................. 972.382.3300
Little Elm Chamber of Commerce: www.littleelmchamber.org

2103 W Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035..................................................................972.292.3777
McKinney Chamber of Commerce: www.McKinneytx.org

1650 W. Virginia St., # 110, Mckinney, TX 75069.......................................................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

Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum Parent Group..............................www.afpautismgroup.org

American Cancer Society, Collin County.......................................................................214.819.1200

American Red Cross of North Texas..............................................................................214.678.4800

Association of Frisco Retired School Personnel.......................................................... 972.335.3040

BAN (Beyond Affairs Network)...............[email protected]yahoo.com

Boy Scouts of America – Circle 10 Council - www.circle10.org.................................. 214.902.6700

Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County – bgccc.org......................................................... 214.387.8405

Career and Technical Education, 9889 Wade Blvd......................................................469.633.6780

Chronic Hugs, Chronic Pain Support Group................................................................ 214.726.9060

Collin County Association of Realtors-ccar.net............................................................972.618.3800

Collin County Committee on Aging - www.cccoaweb.org........................................972.562.6996

Collin County Early Childhood PTA - www.ccecpta.com........................................... 972.712.3634

Dallas Area American Red Cross................................................................ www.redcrossdallas.org

Daughters of the American Revolution..................... www.texasdar.org/chapters/PrestonRidge

Downtown Advisory Board – [email protected]..... 972.292.5110

Friends of the Frisco Public Library..................................................www.friscolibrary.com/friends

Frisco ABWA................................................................................................................. www.abwa.org

Frisco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae Panhellenic........................................................www.fataap.org

Frisco Area Republican Women................................................................................... www.farw.org

Frisco Arts – www.friscoarts.com...................................................................................972.668.5180

Texas Business Women of Frisco – tbwfrisco.spruz.com............................................ 972.987.5060

Frisco Community Theatre – www.friscocommunitytheatre.com.............................972.370.2266

Frisco Garden Club.......................................................................................................... 972.335.1829

Kiwanis Division 37...............................................................................................www.kiwanis37.com

Frisco Lion’s Club – www.friscolions.org....................................................................... 469.777.6069

Frisco Masonic Lodge #837.............................................................................................972.767.8819

Frisco Men’s Republican Club.................................................................................... friscogop.com

Frisco Quilt Guild......................................................................................... www.friscoquiltguild.org

Rotary Club of Frisco....................................................................................... www.friscorotary.com

Frisco Rotary Sunrise .................................................................................... www.friscosunrise.com

Speak Up! Frisco Toastmasters – www.6071.toastmastersclub.org...........................469.441.3674

Frisco VFW Post 8273............................................................................................. www.friscovfw.org

Girl Scouts - www.gsnetx.org.........................................................................................972.349.2400

Heritage Association of Frisco - www.friscoheritage.org...........................................972.292.5657

Keep Frisco Beautiful.......................................................................................................972.292.5078

Main Street Merchants Association - [email protected]

MOMS Club of Frisco, East Central Chapter – momscluboffrisco.org..................... 972.987.5307

MOMS Club of Frisco, SW Chapter...............................................................................469.384.8022

MOMS Club of Frisco, West Central Chapter..............................................................214.504.9223

MOMS Club of Frisco West Chapter.............................................................................214.504.9223

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) - www.fbcfriscomops.org..................................... 972.377.9838

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County - www.namicco.org...............214.908.6264

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SPCA of Texas - www.spca.org................................................................................. 1.800.ANIMALS
Senior Center at Frisco Square - www.friscofun.org....................................................972.292.6550
Student Opportunity Center, Maple Street Complex-6928 Maple St......................469.633.6700
Texas Democratic Women Collin County................................................................ www.tdwcc.org
Volunteer Center of Collin County - www.volunteernorthtexas.org......................... 972.422.1050
Women Enhancing Business - www.friscochamber.com........................................... 972.644.6430
Women of Visionary Influence................................................................................... www.wovi.com

Recreation
Frisco Amateur Swim Team-swimfasst.org.....................................................................214.335.8081
Frisco Baseball and Softball Association-www.fbsa.org................................................214.537.3272
Frisco Family YMCA-www.friscoymca.org, 3415 Main St...............................................214.297.9622
Frisco Football League - www.friscofootballleague.com.............................................972.943.4335
Frisco Soccer Association - www.friscosoccer.org......................................................... 972.712.4625

Social Services
Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group - www.frisco-aa.info...........................................800.991.0270
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County...................................972.529.2272

112 W. Virginia St., McKinney, TX 75069 - www.casaofcollincounty.org
Frisco Al-Anon Family Group........................................................................................... 972.978.8757

First United Methodist Church 7659 Preston Rd. Frisco, TX 75034
Frisco Family Services Center, 8780 Third St. - www.friscocenter.org......................... 972.335.9495

Frisco Resale Shop, 9805 Dogwood St. ...................................................................... 972.712.7833
Collin Intervention to Youth, Inc. (C.I.T.Y. House)...........................................................972.424.4626

902 E.16th St., Plano, TX 75074 - www.cityhouse.org
Hopes Door - www.hopesdoor.org................................................................................. 972.422.2911
Crisis Number....................................................................................................................877.459.4779
The Samaritan Inn - www.thesamaritaninn.org..............................................................972.542.5302

1710 N. McDonald, McKinney, TX 75069
Turning Point, Rape Crisis, P.O. Box 866754, Plano 75086........................................... 972.985.0951

24-Hour Hotline........................................................................................................1.800.886.RAPE

Area School Districts
Celina: 205 South Colorado, Celina, celinaisd.com.....................................................469.742.9100
Frisco: 6942 Maple, Frisco, friscoisd.org....................................................................... 469.633.6000
Lewisville: 1800 Timbercreek Rd., Lewisville, lisd.net.................................................. 469.713.5200
Little Elm: 500 Lobo Lane, Little Elm, leisd.ws............................................................. 972.292.1847
McKinney: One Duvall St., McKinney, mckinneyisd.net..............................................469.742.4000
Plano: 2700 W. 15th St., Plano, pisd.edu........................................................................ 469.752.8100
Prosper: 605 E. 7th St., Prosper, prosper-isd.net..........................................................469.219.2000

Frisco Elementary Schools: Elementary school websites are available through friscoisd.org
William and 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, 5601 Christopher Lane, Frisco, TX 75035............469.633.3700
Calvin Bledsoe Elementary, 1900 Timber Ridge Dr., Frisco, TX 75034...................... 469.633.3600
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 75034....................469.633.3725
J.W. & Ruth Christie Elementary, 10300 Huntington Road, Frisco, TX 75035............469.633.2400
Weldon F. Corbell Elementary, 11095 Monarch Dr., Frisco, TX 75034….....................469.633.3550
Claude Curtsinger Elementary, 12450 Jereme Trail, Frisco, TX 75035…....................469.633.2100
Edris Childres Elliott Elementary, 3721 Hudson Crossing, McKinney, TX 75050.......469.633.3750
Wilma Fisher Elementary, 2500 Old Orchard Dr., Frisco, TX 75034............................469.633.2600
Bessie Gunstream Elementary, 7600 Rockyridge Dr., Frisco, TX 75035…..................469.633.3100
Burt and Eloise Isbell Elementary, 6000 Maltby Dr., Frisco, TX 75035……….............469.633.3400
Charlie & Charlotte Mooneyham Elementary, 2301 Eden Dr., McKinney, TX 75070.......469.633.3650
Dr. J. M. Ogle Elementary, 4200 Big Fork Trail, McKinney, TX 75070..........................469.633.3525

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Dr. Erwin G. & Elisabeth Pink Elementary, 3650 Overhill Dr., Frisco, TX 75034.........469.633.3500
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 75034….............................. .469.633.2000
Isabel Pierce Sem Elementary, 12721 Honey Grove Dr., Frisco, TX 75035..................469.633.3575
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 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 75034.......469.633.4900
Lamar & Norma Hunt, 4900 Legendary Dr., Frisco, TX 75034......................................469.633.5200
Pioneer Heritage Middle School, 1649 High Shoals Dr., Frisco, TX 75034.................469.633.4700
Libby Cash Maus Middle School, 12175 Coit Rd., Frisco, TX 75035 ...........................469.633.5250
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 75034 .............469.633.5100
Benton Staley Middle School, 6927 Stadium Ln., Frisco, TX 75034…….....................469.633.4500
Cal & Walt Wester Middle School, 12293 Shepherds Hill Ln., Frisco, TX 75035....... 469.633.4800
Billy Vandeventer Middle School, 6075 Independence Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75035..Open 2012-2013

Frisco High Schools: High school websites are available through friscoisd.org
Centennial High School, 6901 Coit Rd., Frisco, TX 75035............................................ 469.633.5600
Frisco High School, 6401 Parkwood Dr., Frisco, TX 75034............................................469.633.5500
Heritage High School, 14040 Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75035.................................469.633.5900
Liberty High School, 15250 Rolater Rd., Frisco, TX 75035…....................................... .469.633.5800
Lone Star High School, 2606 Panther Creek Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034........................ 469.633.5300
Wakeland High School, 10700 Legacy Dr., Frisco, TX 75034……................................469.633.5700

Special Program Centers
Z.T. Acker Special Programs Center, 7159 Hickory St................................................... 469.633.6800
Career and Technical Education (CDE), 9889 Wade Blvd............................................469.633.6780
Frisco ISD Early Childhood School, 10330 Red Cedar Dr.............................................469.633.3825
Student Opportunity Center, Maple Street Complex, 6928 Maple St., ....................469.633.6700

Private Schools
Legacy Christian Academy: www.legacyca.com

5000 Academy Dr., Frisco, TX 75034.......................................................................... 469.633.1330

Higher Education
Amberton University: www.amberton.edu, 3880 Parkwood Blvd. ..............................972.279.6511
Collin College: www.colin.edu

9700 Wade Blvd..............................................................................................................972.377.1790
Dallas Baptist University North: www3.dbu.edu/frisco

3211 Internet Blvd. Ste. 100..........................................................................................214.333.5777
Southern Methodist University-in-Plano: www.smu.edu

5236 Tennyson Pkwy., Plano, TX 75024.......................................................................972.473.3400
University of Dallas: www.udallas.edu

7460 Warren Parkway Suite 100...................................................................................972.265.5700
University of Phoenix Dallas Campus: www.phoenix.edu

12400 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75251.................................................................................. 972.385.1055

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screening questions. On the phone you will

have the opportunity to set up a face-to-

face interview with an advisor where your

identification will be checked, a background

screening will be conducted and they will

screen for emotional stability. The process

is based on mutual consent and you will al-

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and profiles before you date them so there

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“The main basis of our program is to

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member. If I’m doing my job correctly, you

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the story of a business are there for the entire process.”
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out of dating the most important differences between
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ly, married people can get past the screen-

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Greeted by Stefanie Hogan, Dallas Center five months of joining. They were mar- their members on a personal level. Most

Director, you will immediately feel at ease. ried in November of 2001. “She is a tough of the staff has worked at GE for more

Stefanie and her team make you feel like one—very picky—but we did it and she than 15 years. They dedicate their quality

you are having a conversation with an old and Scott are incredibly happy together.” time thinking about the betterment of their

friend. She remembers your name, your In fact, the current owner of GE Dallas, members and especially enjoy brainstorm-

likes, dislikes and has one specific, helpful Mr. John Meriggi, met his wife through the ing for the popular and fun future events.

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