Universal to open theme park in Texas for young kids
FRISCO (AP) — Universal Parks & Resorts is bringing a theme park to Texas that will focus on entertaining young children, officials announced Wednesday.The “one-of-a-kind” park in the Dallas suburb of[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Hilton's quick hit with Cowboys may be spark for larger role
T.Y. Hilton took his time before settling on Dallas in free agency after the receiver's 10-year run with Indianapolis ended. The game-altering grab in the fourth quarter with Dallas trailing by a touchdown could quicken the process of getting the speedy receiver acclimated with the Cowboys as the playoffs loom. “Coaches have been telling me since I signed here they were going to be taking it slow, be on a pitch count,” Hilton said.news.yahoo.com
Cowboys face short week again, still alive in NFC East race
Another short week for the Dallas Cowboys, another chance to keep alive their chances of catching NFL-leading Philadelphia in the NFC East. The Cowboys (11-4) visit Tennessee on Thursday night, which means the one victory needed by the Eagles to dethrone the defending division champs can't happen until three days later. “For me, it’s about worry about what you can control,” quarterback Dak Prescott said after a 40-34 victory over the Eagles on Saturday that delayed Philadelphia clinching the NFC's top seed at least one more week.news.yahoo.com
YouTube stars team with SA firm for new corporate HQ and entertainment destination
Dude Perfect, the Frisco-based sports/entertainment group that has amassed more than 58 million subscribers on YouTube, revealed plans to leave its current location for a new corporate HQ and entertainment destination that will feature a 330-foot tower.
Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company
The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” It also comes a little more than a month since the Cowboys announced their role in a $400,000 donation to support victims and survivors of the school shooting in Uvalde in South Texas, where 19 students and two teachers died. The tweet announcing the agreement between “America's Team” and “America's Coffee” drew about 200 comments in the first few hours, most of them critical and suggesting the timing of the announcement was poor.news.yahoo.com
CI NATION ROUNDUP: More restaurant, retail space could be coming to north Frisco development; Locatelli’s owners launch virtual food hall in Cypress, and more top news
Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 14.communityimpact.com
While they were asleep, their Teslas burned in the garage. It’s a risk many automakers are taking seriously.
The fire inspector cited the thermal management system in one of the Tesla Model S sedans as one of two possible causes in the blaze, which showed what can happen when one electric car ignited another in the garage.washingtonpost.com
Texas Supreme Court voids orders that jailed Dallas salon owner for disregarding COVID-19 precautions
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex finally getting H-E-B stores
SAN ANTONIOS – H-E-B is taking its Primo Picks up north with an expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The San Antonio-based grocery chain on Friday said two stores, one in Frisco and the other in Plano, are slated to open in fall 2022. Officials said details about the new stores will be given at groundbreaking ceremonies. This won’t be the grocery chain’s first presence in the North Texas Metroplex, though. Central Market stores opened in the area in 2001 and serve communities in Dallas, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth.
San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B finally expanding to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
click to enlarge Courtesy / H-E-BH-E-B announced on Friday its plans to expand to the DFW Metroplex in 2022. Let the grocery wars begin.Capping decades of speculation, Alamo City-based grocery chain H-E-B announced Friday it will finally expand into the DFW Metroplex, starting with stores in Frisco and Plano next fall.H-E-B has been a presence in the community since 2001 via its Central Market stores in Dallas, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth. The stores slated to open in 2022, however, will be H-E-B branded stores similar to the ones we’re used to in San Antonio. "This is an exciting day as we share plans to expand our presence in the DFW market with the introduction of H-E-B, our flagship banner, to our growing network of stores,” Stephen Butt, President of the Central Market Division of H-E-B, said in a release.“For the past 20 years, Central Market has been committed to earning customers’ trust, and H-E-B Partners will work hard to earn the confidence of the many new shoppers we look forward to serving in the Plano and Frisco communities.”According to the release, additional details about the new stores will be shared at the groundbreakings, which are projected for this summer.sacurrent.com
Police: Texas radio host dead, ‘foul play’ not suspected
FRISCO, Texas – Police are investigating the death of a popular North Texas radio host but say they don’t suspect “foul play.”Officers in the suburb of Frisco were called to the home of Russ Martin early Saturday after a friend found him unresponsive. The 60-year-old host of “The Eagle” on KEGL-FM was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy, according to a statement from the police department. “No foul play is suspected at this point in the investigation,” the statement said. “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of 97.1 The Eagle’s Russ Martin,” reads the statement posted online. “He will be dearly missed & we send our deepest condolences to his family & friends during this difficult time.”
Hawaii beats Houston 28-14 in New Mexico Bowl -- in Texas
Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau (53) holds up the trophy after the team's 28-14 win over Houston in the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. All rights reservedFRISCO, Texas – Chevan Cordeiro threw three first-half touchdown passes, Calvin Turner broke the New Mexico Bowl record with a 92-yard kickoff return had another long scoring play to help Hawaii beat Houston 28-14 on Thursday in the New Mexico Bowl. The game was moved to Frisco from its usual location in Albuquerque because of COVID-19 restrictions in New Mexico. Hawaii raced to a 21-0 lead in the first half, with Cordeiro throwing scoring passes of 3 yards to Dae Dae Hunter, 75 yards to Turner, and 4 yards to Jonah Laulu. “They had just scored a touchdown,” Turner said, “so I was thinking I needed to come up with a big play.”Said Houston coach Dana Holgorsen: “I was sick to my stomach.
Cowboys QB Dalton returns from concussion, COVID-19 setbacks
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton has been cleared for practice after getting through the protocols for a concussion and COVID-19. Coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton participated in an informal practice Monday, the first day back for the Cowboys coming off their open week. Dalton got a concussion Oct. 25 at Washington on a hit that led to the ejection of linebacker Jon Bostic. Dalton was expected to be cleared from that when the 10th-year player was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Nov. 2. The setbacks with Dalton, who replaced injured star Dak Prescott, led to the Cowboys starting four different quarterbacks in a span of five weeks.
Cowboys rookie CB Diggs out several weeks with broken foot
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs will miss several weeks with a broken foot, a blow for a defense that was playing better in part because of the rookie’s contributions. The Cowboys announced Diggs' injury on their website Tuesday. The last-place Cowboys had just one interception on the season before Diggs' pair. The Cowboys gave up more points than in any five-game stretch to start the season in franchise history but have improved in recent weeks. The loss of Diggs comes as the Cowboys are hopeful that cornerback Chidobe Awuzie will return after missing seven games with a groin injury.
Cowboys will have 4th starting QB of season against Steelers
Dallas will have its fourth different starting quarterback of the season against the undefeated Steelers (7-0) on Sunday with Andy Dalton unavailable because of COVID-19 protocols. The Cowboys signed him off Cleveland's practice squad after Prescott's injury in Week 5. After Dalton was injured, the Cowboys added Rush to the practice squad. The Giants claimed Rush off waivers in May, but released him from their practice squad in December. Hunter Niswander was signed to the practice squad last week and will take Jones' spot.
Texas teen wins $25,000 for creating possible treatment for COVID-19
FRISCO, Texas – A 14-year-old Texas teen won $25,000 for creating a potential treatment for the coronavirus, according to 3M. Anika Chebrolu, an eighth grader at Nelson Middle School in Frisco, Texas, won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for discovering a drug that could help treat patients with COVID-19. She wanted to find a cure for influenza; however, that all changed after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, according to 3M. “I was drawn towards finding effective cures for Influenza disease after a severe bout of the infection last year,” Chebrolu said. RELATED: Texas teen breaks Guinness World Record for having world’s longest legs
Cowboys sign QB Gilbert from Browns after Prescott injury
FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert off Cleveland’s practice squad Tuesday after Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury. Gilbert played at Texas and SMU before he was drafted by the Rams, who were then in St. Louis, in the sixth round in 2014. Dallas is the seventh organization for Gilbert, who has played in six games and thrown six passes in his career. The son of former NFL quarterback Gale Gilbert played parts of five games behind Baker Mayfield in Cleveland last season. Prescott's gruesome injury came in the third quarter against the Giants when his lower right leg got caught under defensive back Logan Ryan.
Forbes: Cowboys most valuable NFL team at $5.7 billion
(AP Photo/LM Otero)Forbes estimates the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion, the 14th consecutive year they've held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones' team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. Rounding out the top 10 are the New York Jets ($3.55 billion), Chicago Bears ($3.52 billion), Washington ($3.5 billion), Philadelphia Eagles ($3.4 billion) and Houston Texans ($3.3 billion). On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. And four teams (Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams) are worth at least $4 billion.
Veteran DB Carr returns to Cowboys on their practice squad
FRISCO, Texas Veteran defensive back Brandon Carr has returned to the Dallas Cowboys as a member of their practice squad after starting every game the past 12 NFL seasons. Carr, who played the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, was among 14 players the Cowboys signed to their practice squad Sunday. Before the Ravens, the 34-year-old defensive back Carr played five seasons for Dallas from 2012-16, after beginning his career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2008-11. He has 702 tackles and 21 interceptions in 192 games, starting all 16 games every season he has played in the NFL. Two practice squad players each week can be promoted to the 53-man active roster and then move back to the practice squad the following week without going through waivers.
Cowboys cut key free agent addition in safety Clinton-Dix
FRISCO, Texas The Dallas Cowboys released safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Thursday, cutting ties before the first game with the free agent they hoped could help fill the void of several losses in the secondary. Clinton-Dix didn't make it to the regular season despite being reunited with first-year coach Mike McCarthy. Darian Thompson took over his first-team reps. Thompson started four games for the Cowboys last season. Clinton-Dix signed a one-year deal with $2.25 million guaranteed, but his release will give the Cowboys $1.5 million in salary cap relief. Byron Jones, who played safety earlier in his career, was another free agent departure, to Miami.
Cowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injury
FRISCO, Texas Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp Monday. Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said McCoy would have surgery soon. Jones said McCoy was working against Antwaun Woods in individual drills when Woods stepped on his foot. McCoy was the first of four significant additions on the defensive line in free agency. Hill couldn't really break the rotation for the defensive line during a rough rookie season.
McCarthy, Cowboys try to make up for lost time in 1st camp
DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)CAMP SITE: Frisco, TexasLAST YEAR: Season with high expectations ended without playoff spot, leading to departure of coach Jason Garrett. Mike McCarthy, Super Bowl winner in Green Bay a decade ago, took over. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: McCarthy, WR CeeDee Lamb, DT Gerald McCoy, DE Aldon Smith, DT Dontari Poe, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Maurice Canady, K Greg Zuerlein. McCarthy won Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers, but hasn't had chance to get to know Prescott face-to-face. EXPECTATIONS: Cowboys still believe they have roster capable of contending for Super Bowl, but patience might be required based on circumstances.
NHL's older coaches debate wearing masks, taking precautions
In this photo provided by the Dallas Stars NHL hockey team, interim head coach Rick Bowness watches practice in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. You get out there and you miss it, the Dallas Stars coach said. You realize how much you enjoy being out there.The NHLs oldest head coach still worries about COVID-19 but not enough to stop doing his job. Im going to have to adjust to it, there is no question. The average age of the 24 head coaches in the playoffs is just under 54, the second-oldest behind the NBA among North Americas four major professional sports leagues.
Man back from California is 1st coronavirus case near Dallas
FRISCO, Texas – A man who recently traveled to California received a presumptive positive test for the new coronavirus, making him the first person in Texas known to have potentially contracted the virus within the U.S., health officials said Monday. Collin County officials said in a statement that the Frisco man was in his late 30s and was in stable condition at home. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. Texas lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Austin on Tuesday to discuss the state's preparedness for the new virus. ___The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Mark Wahlberg visits Cowboys practice
OXNARD, Calif. - With Oxnard located so close to Los Angeles, the Dallas Cowboys are used to attracting stars to their training camp workouts. Following practice, Wahlberg visited with a number of players including tight end Jason Witten and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who posed for pictures. When it came time to talk football, Wahlberg said he would love to see a Cowboys-Patriots Super Bowl. That would be a good Super Bowl match up, Im calling it right now. Then I can go to a Super Bowl stress free, which is not normal.Dallas travels to New England to face the Pats on Nov. 24 in a potential Super Bowl 54.