Five Expert Tips for End-of-Year Budgets

 Decide Holiday Budget:  According to market research, the goal of consumers is to spend more this year than last. Often, this leads to more credit card debt. Don’t do it! End-of-year is a great time to make a budget. For couples or families, it's especially important to agree on the amount to spend on holiday gifts.     Pay Off Debt:

2019 Holiday Pet Wish List

If four-legged friends also are on this year's holiday list, there are a number of trending items for pet gifts to consider, such as:  

Corners of the Heart

Hearing from the heart of another is beyond inspiring. Each person's thoughts take us down a journey of discovery and bring to life the story that lies within our own heart. The Christmas Season is immersed with different perspectives and holds special significance to each person individually. Following are four such different, yet deeply moving, thoughts. 

Looking for Perfect Gifts?

When seeking an online boutique that delivers trendy, personalized gift boxes for any occasion (hint: looming holiday season), check out the options of Perfectly Gifted Frisco. And a bonus is that the gifts are perfectly customizable. 

Is it Already That Time of the Year?

Our November Issue was already in full swing to be printed when the devastating tornadoes hit the DFW area in October. I didn’t want to let this issue pass without recognizing those who were affected by this horrific event. Several of our outstanding advertisers were quick to lend a helping hand the day after the storms hit, and we … Continued

Friscovania 2019: Fourth Year of Community Partnership with FC Dallas

In 2012, Model Behaviors launched an online community of women helping women. After losing Kelly Whaley, a Model Behaviors member, to breast cancer in May 2016, the group focused on granting organizations about women and children in transition to model behaviors for healthy, productive lives. Through Friscovania, proceeds go to deserving community organizations. It debuted as Frisco's Safe Trick-or-Treat Zone.

December 2019 Around Town

Christmas in the Square! Frisco Christmas in the Square is the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas, and draws more than 750,000 visitors annually. Families, friends and holiday guests enjoy the spectacular show, made possible by 11.5 miles of wiring and more than 8 miles of extension cords. This holiday lights and music … Continued

Ebby Halliday—First Food and Wine Benefit Event

The inaugural Ebby Frisco Food and Wine Fest included a wine tasting with Doug Reed, crystal company Riedel ambassador. Attendees took home a four-glass Riedel kit, valued at $140. This charity event was held at The Chapel at Ana Villa, and benefited Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. More details are online at EbbyFriscoFoodandWineFest.org. Photos courtesy of IGA Realty

2019 Frisco Arts Walk and Run

Frisco Arts Walk/Run participants celebrated art and health during an immersive, arts-themed 5K event along Hall Park grounds. The route included pop-up music, art, theater and dance from the local arts community. Everyone received an arts-themed finisher medal. Frisco Arts is a nonprofit organization that advances arts through advocacy, outreach and education. Photos courtesy of Frisco Association for … Continued

Heels on the Move to Heal

The second annual "Heels on the Move to Heal" charity shoe fashion show at the Frisco Star was a big hit. Heels on the Move to Heal is a nonprofit organization that brings awareness and assists families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The event was presented by WeTalkRadio online radio network. Photos courtesy … Continued