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The world of country music will come to Frisco in 2023 as the Ford Center hosts the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.
“I think that over the years Frisco has proven that we can rise to the occasion for these big events,” said Josh Dill, director of sports and events at Visit Frisco. “It’s going to have a significant impact on the entire region hosting this event.”
The 2023 show, which will be held May 11, will be livestreamed globally exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Food is always cooking in the kitchen of the Tuney family’s Grapevine home. The family is made up of siblings Jason, Jessica, Kimberly and Brandon; parents Ana and Jose Luis; and family friend Santiago Juarez Pedraza.
The Tuney family took the dishes they created in their home kitchen and combined them with their experience in the food service industry as well as their passion for serving others. They opened Wicho’s House Restaurant in 2018 in North Richland Hills. Business slowed just before the COVID-19 pandemic, so the family decided to move to a new location.
The Frisco City Council is moving forward with designs for the redevelopment projects in the downtown Rail District totaling nearly $45 million.
The redevelopment plans now carry a higher price tag than initially proposed when the city allocated $15 million for three projects. Kimley-Horn and Mesa Design Group presented renderings and estimated costs for downtown improvements to council members during a work session on June 7, where they received feedback.
Even though Frisco will not host any soccer matches of its own when the FIFA World Cup comes to Dallas in 2026, the economic impacts of the host city will be felt in Frisco as fans come from across the country to the area, officials said.
“The economic impact is staggering,” Dill said. “People are bringing their money from the outside market and spending it here with local businesses, supporting jobs and paying sales tax, and then they will go back home and leave all the money in our economy."