The Autonomous Vehicles Are Here!

Pedestrians and drivers in Frisco are among the first in Texas to see a strange and potentially startling sight: A van traveling beside them with no driver at the wheel. Bright orange autonomous vehicles from Silicon Valley are rolling along streets near office buildings in Hall Park and shops and restaurants near The Star, the Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters. At first, a person will sit in the driver’s seat of the van, hovering near the steering wheel to brake if necessary. But over the six-month period, the company plans to move that person to the passenger seat and then out of the car entirely.

The autonomous vehicle pilot, which marks the first self-driving car service on public roads in Texas, is small in scope. The route is just a few miles. Ridership is limited to the approximately 10,000 people who work in Hall Park. And rides are expected to average about five minutes, the distance to nearby shops and restaurants. Watch for the bright orange vans and wave to the passengers!

Renaissance Hotel at Legacy West Hosts Roof Top Concerts

Join the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West for a pool deck soirée at sunset and say your goodbyes to summer! Enjoy cocktail and small bites, access to the hotel’s stunning rooftop bar and patio. Complimentary to hotel guests and only $10 cover charge per person for non-hotel guests Reservations can be made on opentable.com(https://www.opentable.com/r/oma-plano) Select the day you wish to attend and select a time.

Remaining dates include: 9/2 Dave Eagelston 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9/3 (Labor Day) Fanci 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9/6 Chant 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 9/16 DJ Marvin 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FriscoRX Pharmacy’s Customer First Pledge

Check out and support local business Frisco RX Pharmacy on Main Street. Pharmacist and owner Akin Akinseye opened with his wife Niki, who is also a pharmacist, in 2017. The pharmacy’s services include filling prescriptions, free delivery and compounding. The store also offers over-the-counter medication, medical equipment and immunizations.

Akin has years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked for well-known companies, such as CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, and owned a pharmacy in The Colony for six years.

Akin said the pharmacy’s services are designed to put customers first. “The customer always comes first; it doesn’t matter who the customer is,” Akin said. “Some customers might be challenging, but it’s a mindset of how you turn that situation into something positive for you.”

Frisco RX Pharmacy • 7227 W. Main St., Ste. 201, Frisco • 469-888-4190 • www.friscorx.com

 

Eight New Board Directors for Frisco Family Services

Frisco Family Services has eight new members on its Board of Directors. Shane Arledge, Consultant; Russell Goin, NewcrestImage; Michael Howard, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper; Shanna Keaveny, Texakoma; Lesley Regalado, Career Resource Services; Tom Reitinger, Community Volunteer, Abel Silva, Validus Technology Group; and Martin Thornthwaite, Clark Hill Strasburger.

“We’re very excited to welcome these eight new members to Frisco Family Services’ Board of Directors,” said Nicole Bursey, Frisco Family Services’ Executive Director.