When living in the apartment building it is quite possible that there are neighbors living close to you. They can’t just share your walls but they can even share your floor and ceiling as well. They can be of great help, for example, by checking the mail when you are away and possibilities are that they can become friends with you as well. However, when you face difficulties with your neighbors in frisco apartments, your experience with them can become quite unpleasant. Continue reading →
Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer Frisco RoughRiders left fielder Scott Heineman (8) makes contact with the ball during the first inning of play in a game against the Midland RockHounds at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)
The Double-A Texas League on Monday named outfielder Scott Heineman as its player of the week.
Heineman was 14-for-26 with a 1.369 OPS for the week that ended on Sunday. Heineman, 24, had five consecutive multi-hit games.
Heineman went into the league’s All-Star break having reached base in 14 consecutive games.
It was sad to see Frisco ISD vote to start charging students to participate in middle- and high-school sports.
Next school year, parents will have to shell out $100 for middle-schoolers and $200 for high-schoolers to play. It’s a one-time fee for all sports for the year. But if you have multiple kids who want to play, you’ll have to pony up the fee for each one. (The district isn’t the first to take this step; other districts include Highland Park, Coppell and Grapevine-Colleyville.)
What a shame to have the district’s funding shortfall land so squarely on the back of parents and students. Participation in sports has a real value in the public school experience. Students benefit from the hard work, confidence building and sense of belonging. Schools should do nothing to discourage that.
This decision underscores the challenges local districts — even fast-growing ones on the high end of the socicoeconomic spectrum — face under the state’s complex school education system. Frisco has felt a financial crunch from inadequate state funding and from voters who rejected a tax hike to help pay for day-to-day operations.
Here’s how we got here:
Frisco officials warned parents last year that painful decisions were coming after voters rejected a 13-cent tax ratification election to raise more money for operations. Four schools, newly built with bond money, won’t open next year. The district can’t afford to staff them.
Frisco ISD is also slated to lose $30 million from its budget after this year due to a line in the state’s byzantine funding formula that gave a handful districts additional money to offset a 2006 state mandate to compress tax rates. Lawmakers have failed to replace that money and did little fix the school funding system this session.
That’s why the district went looking for more savings and ways to raise money. In addition to the sports fees, Frisco also trimmed back some extracurricular programs — 25 percent from the high school dance teams and 10 percent from the high school musicals, for example.
Frisco insists that scholarships will be available for students who can’t afford the fees. It will be important to come up with fair criteria to decide who gets help.
But even beyond the affordability is the principle. These extracurriculars are a key part of the well-rounded public-school experience. Forcing students to pay to play threatens that balance. At some point, parents will say no more, and kids will be the losers.
Frisco ISD’s tax rate
The maintenance and operations part of Frisco ISD’s tax rate for the 2016-17 school year was lower, at $1.04 per $100 valuation, than surrounding districts. Allen and Celina were at $1.14. Plano, McKinney, Lovejoy, Melissa and Prosper were each at $1.17 per $100 valuation.
What’s your view?
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Black Hair Salon Frisco TX: Why You Need The Help Of A Trichologist
black hair salon frisco txIf you’re looking for a black hair salon Frisco TX, choose a trichology center for the best in hair and scalp care. Trichology deals with the study of the scalp including the different types of hair loss, baldness and scaling problems that can occur and the non-medical treatments associated with those conditions.
Haircuts Frisco TX: What A Trichologist Does
A trichologist is a hair and scalp specialist who looks at hair loss and scalp problems in a holistic way by evaluating you based on your personal history, lifestyle, environmental conditions and genetic factors. Based on what they learn from you, they’ll be able to give you advice about treatments, proper nutrition and lifestyle changes you should make to improve the appearance and health of your hair and scalp. A trichologist can also help you before you have a scalp problem or hair loss by telling you the best way to keep both your scalp and your hair in great shape.
Hairstyles Frisco TX: Types Of Hair Loss
According to the World Trichology Society, hair loss affects approximately 60% of women and 80% of men at some point in their lives. The types of hair loss a trichologist may help with include:
Genetic hair loss – This is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women. In men, the hair
loss usually begins at the forehead and temples while in women, it is evenly distributed over the head.
It results from genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Alopecia areata – This type of hair loss is characterized by the loss of hair in patches and has been
linked to a number of causes that include genetics, autoimmune disorders and stress or other external
Traction alopecia – This is the weakening and breaking of hair along its shaft. The most common cause
is damage to the outside layer of the hair usually caused by chemical cosmetic treatments. The
problem is exacerbated by tightly braiding hair in hairstyling or in preparation for a weave application.
Hair Cuts Frisco TX: Types Of Scalp Disorders
A trichologist can help to diagnose and treat a variety of scalp disorders that include psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis amiantacea. Psoriasis is a common skin scaling disease and causes inflamed skin with white, scaly patches. Psoriasis can be cosmetically disfiguring but generally does not result in hair loss. Seborrheic dermatitis results in itchy, flaky scalp and is thought to be the result of poor nutrition. Pityriasis amiantacea appears in two stages. In the first stage, the scalp oozes and has an odor. In the second stage, scales flake off and stick to the hair and skin.
Black Hair Salon Frisco TX: Why African-American Hair Needs Special Attention
African-American women often use chemicals on their hair to relax the hair shafts and to color the hair. In addition, black women style their hair by having it braided and woven with artificial hair extensions. Both of these procedures require the hair to be pulled tightly and can result in damage to the hair and scalp. Trichologists can help black women care for their hair and scalp to either prevent damage or to reverse it.
To get the best care for your scalp and hair, choose the best black hair salon Frisco TX, Parker Trichology Centre. Call us at Parker Trichology Centre at (214) 307-6200 or visit us online at www.hairlosscentreandsalon.com to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, lose the series finale against the Missions 8-2 on Saturday. San Antonio starter Kyle Lloyd, who no-hit the RoughRiders May 13, dominated the club again. Frisco loses the matchup, thus losing the four-game series 1-3.
Lloyd tossed 8.0 innings for the Sand Diego Padres affiliate. He allowed just four hits and two runs (both earned) while striking out seven RoughRiders. Lloyd was perfect through 3 1/3 innings and had a no-hitter through 4 1/3 innings. Frisco’s Eric Aguilera broke up the no-hitter with a single in the fifth.
The RoughRiders only two runs came in the bottom of the fifth. Luis Marte hit a groundout that scored one, while Michael DeLeon’s RBI single allowed the final run to cross the plate.
Ariel Jurado, RHP
Ariel Jurado, ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Texas Rangers organization, was roughed up by the Missions. He went a season-low 4.0 innings, allowing 11 hits and six runs (four earned). Jurado walked one and struck out just four. In relief, David Ledbetter tossed 3.0 innings of three-hit ball. He gave up two runs (both earned), walked one, and got one punch out.
Ryne Slack pitched one inning. He allowed just one hit, striking out two batters. Nick Gardewine finished the matchup with the same line as Slack, giving up one hit and getting two strikeouts.
Michael O’Neill extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the eighth. O’Neill has hits in 14 of 15 games with the Riders. Ariel Jurado dropped his second decision in his past three outings, allowing a season-high-tying 11 hits over a season-low four innings. Jurado is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in June after a 5-0 record and 1.86 ERA in May.
The RoughRiders will begin another four-game set, beginning Sunday night. The Midland RockHounds, Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, come to Dr. Pepper Ballpark. The first game is set to begin at 7:05 PM CT. You can watch the action via MiLB.tv, or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Scott Heineman singled four times, scoring three runs as the Frisco RoughRiders beat the Midland RockHounds 11-5 on Sunday.
Luke Tendler tripled and singled with two RBIs for Frisco.
Frisco started the scoring with a big second inning, when it put up four runs, including a two-run single by Tendler.
After Midland scored a run in the second on a single by Viosergy Rosa, the RockHounds cut into the deficit in the third inning when Tyler Marincov hit an RBI single, scoring B.J. Boyd.
The RoughRiders later added one run in the fourth and fifth innings and five in the eighth to secure the victory.
Frisco starter Ariel Jurado (7-4) picked up the win despite allowing three runs and eight hits over five innings. Opposing starter Evan Manarino (1-2) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Marincov doubled twice and singled, driving in two runs for the RockHounds. Jermaine Curtis doubled and singled twice, scoring a run and also driving one home.
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The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Hooks 4-3. Pedro Payano started the game for Frisco, and had a dominate performance. In relief, Ryne Slack continued to be a reliable arm out of the bullpen. Corpus Christi, affiliate of the Houston Astros, attempted a rally in the ninth inning. However, they were not successful in doing so. The four-game series is now tied at 1-1.
Payano made his second start at the Double-A level. He had a strong first outing last Thursday versus the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Payano worked five innings and allowed one run on six hits, walking one and striking out five. He left in line for the win but took no decision. In yesterday’s outing, Payano pitched 4.1 innings. He gave up four hits, four walks, and struck out three batters. Payano allowed no runs in his start. Ryne Slack came in to relieve Payano, and was phenomenal himself.
Slack entered in the fifth inning, with one out and two runners on. They were both in scoring position. The left-handed reliever retired Garrett Stubbs and Jack Mayfield, keeping Frisco in front 2-0. He retired all eight men that he faced, earning his second win of the season. Slack threw 2 1/3 innings of perfect baseball for the RoughRiders. He gave up no hits, allowed no walks, and got three punch outs.
The final two relief pitchers of the game were not so dialed in. Shane McCain took over for slack. He allowed one hit, and one run (earned). He did strike out two Hooks players in his one inning pitched. Nick Gardewine ended up earning the save. However, it didn’t come easy for the Frisco RoughRiders. Trailing 4-1 entering the ninth, the Hooks scored twice on a two-out, two-run double from Kyle Tucker to close within a run, at 4-3. but Nick Gardewine finished off the victory with a strikeout of J.D. Davis, earning his first save of the year.
LHP Ryne Slack Image courtesy of the Frisco RoughRiders
The RoughRiders took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning. This was with the help of three Corpus Christi mistakes. The first run scored on a fielding error. Scott Heineman’s hit a sacrifice fly that added another run. Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning increased the lead to 3-0. Michael O’Neill hit his first home run with the RoughRiders in the top of the ninth inning, giving Frisco a 4-1 lead.
Fortunately for the Frisco RoughRiders, they were able to capitalize on mistakes. They were not able to create a lot of scoring opportunities themselves. The team left nine men on base, going 0-7 with runners in scoring position. Last night was the first time this year that the RoughRiders have won a game without collecting a hit with runners in scoring position. They haven’t been this lucky previously. Frisco’s .232 team average with runners in scoring position ranks last in the league.
With 10 more strikeouts Wednesday, Riders pitching has fanned 22 in the first two games of the four-game set. Riders pitching has struck out at least 10 hitters in each of the last three games. Ryne Slack has stranded 12 of 13 inherited runners this season, including his two in the fifth inning Wednesday. With Wednesday’s win against Corpus Christi, the Riders snapped a three-game skid against the Hooks.
The RoughRiders will play game three of the four-game set against the Hooks tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CT, from Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Be sure to follow Blake Cole, The Inscriber’s exclusive reporter to the Frisco RoughRiders on Twitter (@blakeacole), for live game day coverage and other team news.
I am a single mom and it has been difficult trying to raise four children on my own. The fact that I live in Chicago makes it harder than ever, especially since I don’t live in a very good part of the city. Every day I have to worry about whether my sons are going to come home when they leave the house. I also wonder about my daughters being lost to the streets.
As a result, I have decided to take my aunt up on her offer and relocate to Texas. She told me about a home she inherited that is not being lived in and she believes that it would be perfect for us. The idea of living in Texas is a little exciting, but at the same time, there will need to be some time for adjustments. I know that there is no way that this entire process will be easy and totally seamless.
The other day I started looking around at the schools in the area to see where I should enroll the children. It seems like the schools that are available in Frisco are just as good as the schools in Chicago, if not better. I always though they would be pretty far behind. I guess that is what I get for making assumptions about an entire region of the country.
My children are trying to convince me that staying in the Chicago area would be in our best interest, but I am ready to get a fresh start someplace else. I am going to miss all of the people I have met through all of my years living here, but I cannot focus on that. My main concern is finding a safe and stable home for my little ones.
The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate to the Texas Rangers, continue earning Texas League Awards. Royce Bolinger, Riders infielder and outfielder, has been named Texas League Player of the Week. This comes after a phenomenal week, including a massive performance in a double-header. He joins RoughRiders pitchers Yohander Mendez and Collin Wiles, who both earned their own Texas League Weekly Awards, announced Monday.
Here’s the key info on Bolinger, from RidersBaseball.com. Bolinger hit .412 (7-17) with a double, three home runs and five RBIs in five games last week. All three of his home runs came during Saturday’s double-header, including his first-career multi-homer game in game one of the twin bill.
The double-header featured amazing performances by the entire team as a whole. In addition to Bolinger’s action, the RoughRiders pitching staff made key performances. Yohander Mendez threw a complete game shutout in the first matchup. Collin Wiles then threw yet another complete game shutout, in the second game.
Image courtesy of the Frisco RoughRiders
Bolinger underwent left knee surgery in 2014. He suffered a sprained left wrist in 2013. The Texas Rangers selected him out of Gonzaga University, in the sixth round of the 2012 Draft. Bolinger was previously selected by the Tampa Bay Rays out of Chapparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the 45th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. However, ended up not signing with the club.
Currently this season, Bolinger has a .292 batting average. He has hit five home runs, and has 20 RBIs. This being in a span of 30 games and 106 registered at-bats.
This the second-career weekly award for Royce Bolinger, his first from the Texas League. With Collin Wiles and Yohander Mendez earning Co-Pitchers of the Week, the three Riders are the first Texas League Weekly Award winners of the season for Frisco.
On any given Monday evening when I arrive to my favorite yoga class, I’m a harried mess. I’m usually coming off a busy afternoon of kids, activities, and dinner prep. In my anxious effort to arrive on time, I’m not sure that I’ve taken a breath in the last 20 minutes.
I was probably a little short-tempered with my kids, and I didn’t greet my husband with a happy heart. So now I’m battling self-condemnation, guilt, and I’m just plain drained.
Today is one of those days when I need a little extra grace. I need peace. I need to sweat it out and feel strong again.
When I step into the studio, my tension instantly begins to melt. My soul knows this is a peaceful place where I feel strong and capable. Everything is about to get better.
My instructor, Maureen Beville, asks the class, “So how is everyone today?” All I can do is let out a long, exhausted sigh, and she responds with gentle eyes and a warm smile as if to say “I know. I’ve been there, and I understand.”
Soft worship music begins, and I finally breathe. I make a conscious effort to turn off my busy mind and bring my awareness to God. My heart prays, “Lord, please meet me here on the mat. Restore my soul. Renew my mind. Refresh my spirit, and strengthen my body.”
And, our yoga practice begins. This isn’t an ordinary yoga class though. The physical postures are the same, the breath work is the same, but the intention…the Meditation…is different. This is Holy Yoga.
Maureen Beville, who established Frisco Holy Yoga in 2016, explains the difference this way:
Holy Yoga embraces the essential elements of yoga which are: breath work, meditation, and physical postures. But in a Holy Yoga class, Christ is the focus of our intention. It’s experiential worship.
There’s a verse in the Bible which says, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ (Mark 12:30) Holy Yoga is an opportunity to do just that – it’s a moving, breathing worship using your entire being.”
Practically speaking, when we rise up into mountain pose, we raise our arms high in praise to our Creator. When we rest in savasana, we meditate on God’s love. There is scripture weaved throughout practice, and intentions are centered on the Christ.
As with all forms of yoga, your practice is your practice. You take your heart, mind, and body wherever it needs to go on that particular day. Maybe you have tight hamstrings today and that downward facing dog is going to require more than a micro-bend in the knees. Maybe anxiety disrupted your sleep last night, and balance evades you today.
Child’s pose may be your safe haven. Always full of grace, Maureen often says, “Make the practice your own. Take what serves you and leave what doesn’t.”
It was about four years ago that Maureen herself was first introduced to Holy Yoga.
I had never heard of Holy Yoga before, but I saw a poster for a yoga weekend called Jesus at the Core. What I experienced that weekend rocked my world and changed my yoga practice forever. I loved how our intention was centered on Christ and how I was encouraged to connect with Him with each breath. And I especially enjoyed how the instructor read God’s Word over us in Savasana and then left us time and space to meditate on it. I was hooked.”
As she further explored the background of Holy Yoga, and began to incorporate it into her practice, she felt a nudge in her heart to pursue the 225-hour certification. First, though, she would have to face a little fear and self-doubt, as well as other obstacles like managing a work-from home corporate wellness career with small children in the mix.
She tried to ignore the nudge – but it didn’t go away. This was something God was asking her to do, and furthermore, equipping her to do.
I’ve been teaching now for 2 years. Every class I teach is different – the postures, the intention, the Scripture. Almost every week, someone new comes to my class, and I love seeing their faces at the end when they rise up from Savasana. I can see the same expression on their faces that I felt after my first class. It’s not me that has refreshed them – it’s spending time with the Lord in a fresh new way. I am humbled that God is using me to deliver His Word through the practice of yoga, and that I get to lead my students through this beautiful worship of body, mind and spirit.”
As for me, it was about a year ago that I stepped into my first class with Frisco Holy Yoga. I was a beginner, and I was awkward. My postures were weird, my limbs were shaky.
I went left when Maureen said right. (Warrior, what??) And yet, I left feeling stronger. Not only on the outside, but on the inside. The class grabbed my heart in a way that no other form of exercise has before.
Whether you approach life through a lens of Christian faith or not, you’re welcome at Frisco Holy Yoga. You’ll find a peaceful space, excellent instruction, and challenging yoga classes. No judgment, no competition… just grace. You’ll likely make new friends who share your desire for physical and spiritual health and well-being.
Classes are taught in downtown Frisco at Sacred Space, a boutique-style studio offering unique yoga classes for every kind of yogi. They regularly host Restorative Yoga, Beginner’s Yoga, some Vinyasa style classes among them, but also offer specialty series like Yoga for Teens with Special Needs, Yoga for Off Season Teen Athletes, and Essentrics. Sacred Space is the only studio in the area to offer Holy Yoga. Yogis are encouraged to reserve their spot in advance as class sizes are very limited.
Frisco Holy Yoga invites you to “Come and connect with Christ on your mat.” Visit the website, and friend FHY on Facebook for updates, blog entries and new class offerings.
Everything in Texas is getting even bigger. According to a recent Census Bureau report, 4 of the 5 fastest growing cities in the United States are in the state of Texas. Between 2015 and 2016, Conroe, the #1 fastest growing city in the United States, grew at a rate of 7.8%, 11 times faster than the national growth rate. Meanwhile, Frisco grew at a rate of 6.2%, McKinney grew by 5.9%, and Georgetown by 5.5%.
So what about these cities in the Lone Star state is attracting so many newcomers? Practically speaking, the growing job markets in the tech, manufacturing and finance industries. But it’s the craft breweries, outdoor recreation, kid-friendly attractions and cultural activities boosting the quality of life and helping to fuel the growth of these cities.
Besides, there’s more to Texas than just honky-tonks, cowboys and rodeos, like the attractions we’ve rounded up below.
B-52 Brewing | Conroe
B-52 Brewing – Conroe — Photo courtesy of B-52 Brewing
Since 2014, brothers Brent and Chad Daniel have been brewing craft beer favorites like the Payload Pilsner, the Wingman wheat IPA and a crowd-pleasing breakfast stout. Although they are only open Friday through Sunday, beer-lovers fill up their growlers with their week’s ration of craft beer all for a very fair price.
Erwin Park Hike & Bike Trail | McKinney
Mountain biking in Erwin Park —
McKinney might be the 3rd fastest growing city in the United States, but there’s still a lot of room to roam. Escape the daily grind of city life in McKinney by taking a hike or a bike through Erwin Park. This park is 212 acres of mountain bike trails, playgrounds, and areas for camping and fishing. Not to mention, there are nice spots for a picnic.
Inner Space Cavern | Georgetown
We’ve heard of underground cities, but underneath the ground of Georgetown is an underground scene that’s been hidden for over 10,000 years! The Inner Space Cavern is one of the best preserved caves in the state of Texas, and will excite explorers and geology nerds of all ages.
National Videogame Museum | Frisco
It’s only been open for one year, but the National Video Game Museum in Frisco, Texas is a favorite for gamers of all ages. The interactive exhibit walks visitors through the history of video games, arcade game pixel art, the evolution of the home console and even displays a rare collection of video game artifacts.
Texas Sculpture Garden | Frisco
The Texas Sculpture Garden is where art meets the outdoors. With 40 sculptures by 41 Texan artists, this is the largest collection of contemporary Texas sculpture art made available to the public. It’s perfect for Frisco dwellers looking for inspiration, or those looking for the perfect Instagrammable moment.
Mitas Hill Vineyard | McKinney
You might not think Texas would be considered “wine country,” but grapes love the dry heat of Central Texas. Since 1999, the Mitas family has channeled their passion into making 15,000+ gallons of handcrafted wine annually.
Blue Hole | Georgetown
One of Texas’ favorite pastimes is visiting the ol’ swimming hole. And the Blue Hole in Georgetown is one of the nicest natural lagoons in the Austin area. Take a stroll along the limestone bluffs, enjoy a meal along the banks and then cool off by taking a swim in the wading areas.
7 Acre Wood | Conroe
7 Acre Wood — Photo courtesy of 7 Acre Wood
For young families settling down in Conroe, the fastest growing city in the United States, the 7 Acre Wood is every childhood attraction in one. Petting zoo? Yes. Pony rides? They’ve got them. Mini-golf? You betcha. Zip-line? Yes, they even have a zip-line.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | McKinney
Photo courtesy of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
In McKinney, the great outdoors is never far away. The mission of the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is to bring nature and people together, and they do so through programs that allow visitors to interact with their surroundings.
Artisans Connect Gallery | Georgetown
Local art is celebrated at the Artisans Connect Gallery in Georgetown. Serving as a marketplace, the Artisans Connect Gallery helps artists who work in all mediums connect with local art lovers who want to buy original pieces. It’s a community that supports the local arts movement, which is growing in Georgetown and all over Texas.