Business spotlight: Rio Bravo Tex-Mex Cuisine in Plano TX

Three menu items to try at Rio Bravo: Tex-Mex Cuisine in Plano.

1. Street tacos, nachos and enchiladas

2. Patron margarita and fajitas

3. Carne Asada and mango margarita

Then choose from the rest of the menu for tamales, salads, and much more. Rio Bravo is situated at 6900 Alma Drive at Legacy in Plano, Texas.

The restaurant is a favorite for Realtors on Monday afternoons. And, the new chef at Rio Bravo is known for teaching the other chefs around DFW area.

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Police report: Five murdered in Plano in 2016; total homicides tripled to 15 in 2017

Police in Plano report the total number of burglaries and thefts went down from 2016 to 2017, but 15 people were killed in Plano in 2017.

Police report that five were killed in crimes in 2016.

The worse day was during a football watching party in Plano when eight were killed by one man. That means that there were seven other homicides during 2017, which is still more than the total in 201, according to police reports.

How many murders involved strangers? One, according to police reports.

Other crime numbers of note:

Robberies in 2016 numbered 112; in 2017 the total was 119

Aggravated assaulted in 2016 were 205, total in 2017 was 224

Rapes – 71 in 2016, 80 in 2017

Traffic deaths in 2017: Thirty six. That doubled.

What can we do?

Follow the local police reports each week on Collin County Magazine. Report crimes near you faster. Get involved by picking up that smart phone a little quicker. Most of us don’t want to get involved but there’s nothing wrong with involving the police if you see something. You may be the one who prevents a crime of convenience.

Police say if you see anything out of the ordinary, it may be something. Report it. Don’t wait until the next day. And give police a good description of what is happening or different because when police drive into your street they don’t see it every day like you do. Let them know what to look for, what vehicles are not normally there, and so on.

Call the local police and ask for a crime prevention officer to come out to talk with you and your friends every year. If you are going on vacation, find out if police can watch your house for a few days.




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Top women in United States will be training in Collin County at WOGA Gymnastics #planotx #friscotx

The big story in the gymnastics world is that WOGA Gymnastics, with facilities in Plano and Frisco, Texas, will be the place where the U.S. women’s team trains with head coach Valeri Liukin.

The team had been training in Huntsville, Texas, and will be working at a WOGA’s  gym on a temporary basis.

Olympian Nastia Liukin said her dad, Valeri Liukin, is committed to providing a safe environment for “these young women working so hard at a sport we all love so much.”

The women’s team will be looking for a permanent training center.


Girls Soccer: Frisco Lone Star shuts out Newman Smith, 3-0

GIRLS SOCCER: Madison McBurnett scored twice and Vivi Ramirez added a goal in Frisco Lone Star’s 3-0 win over Carrollton Newman Smith on Friday.

Frisco Liberty outscored A+ Academy, 9-0, as Ally White, Avery Young and Katie Stoker each scored twice. Sydney Andros, Kassidi Brown and Mary Kate Presley each added a goal.

More scores reported:

Coppell 3, Denton 1

Highland Park 1, Allen 0

Wylie 1, Naaman Forest 0



Boys Soccer: Prosper edges Rowlett; Wakeland wings it over Denton Ryan

BOYS SOCCER: Alex Vartabedian scored for Prosper in a 1-0 victory over Rowlett in the Prosper Soccer Tournament on Friday. Rowlett beat Molina, 2-0, the day before.

Alex Wing scored for Frisco Wakeland in a 1-0 victory over Denton Ryan.

On Thursday, Prosper defeated Justin Northwest, 2-0, on goals by Jack Simonini and Landon Shelton.


Basketball: Prosper girls bounce Newman Smith, 67-10

Jordyn Oliver scored 13 and Madie Bunker had 10 as Prosper ran up a 23-2 first-quarter lead en route to a 67-10 win over Carrollton Newman Smith. Prosper held Newman Smith to four points in the first half.

Ashia Pool scored 17 for McKinney North on Friday in a 41-39 loss to Carrollton Creekview in overtime.

Lovejoy defeated West Mesquite, 58-15, on Friday. Kim Lynne and Carsen McFadden each scored 10 points, and Taylor Meixelsperger added a dozen to lead Lovejoy..

The Melissa – Anna rivalry saw Sally Clemmons scored 16 to lead Melissa to a 55-29 victory. Taylor Carney and Taylor Thomas scored 10 each.

Princeton beat Celina, 61-32, as Payton Aungst scored 20. Alyssa Rivera had nine points. Grace Gibbs led Celina with 14.

Chloe Lamarque had 15 points and Lauren Wimsatt had 10 in John Paul II’s 40-29 win over Fort Worth Bishop Nolan. Delinah Hailey scored nine.

Prestonwood beat Argyle Liberty, 39-34, as Jordan Webster scored 17, and Payton Hicks had 10.

McKinney Christian ran over Vanguard, 57-14, as Marissa Wilks scored 16 and Althea Wolfe had 12.



Girls basketball: Allen, Plano, Plano East win by slim margins; Owens scores 36 points for Plano West

Allen edged Plano West, 59-56, as Sydney Hardeman scored 19 points  and Klaire Bentley scored 11. Plano West’s Jaden Owens scored 36 of her team’s 56 points. Morgan Smith had eight on Friday.

Plano’s Jordyn Merritt scored 20 and Emma Halverson had 12 in a 55-53 win over McKinney. Quincy Noble pumped in 22 points for McKinney with Kayla Mautry adding 10 and JaMiya Braxton nine.

Plano East held off Denton Guyer, 56-52, behind 19 points from Tavy Diggs and 16 from Kendall Parker.

Wylie beat McKinney Boyd, 63-44, as Madi Miller scored 20 points. Lauren Brown had 16. Brynee Scott had 17 for Boyd. Symmone James added 13.

Frisco Reedy defeated Wakeland, 55-40, as Christina Mason scored 14 points. Jadyn Bauss had 13 and Mary Rose Foster 12. Kyra Kelley scored 11 for Wakeland.

Frisco Liberty, led by 13 points from Katelyn Burtch, 11 from Randi Thompson and 10 from Kelsey Kurak beat Centennial, 50-16.

Frisco Independence topped Heritage, 54-43, in overtime. Independence had a 13-2 run in overtime. Shelby Dugas scored 23 for Independence, and Ashley Batac scored 15 and Trinity Garcia had 14 for Heritage.


Boys basketball: McKinney Boyd tops Wylie by 1

McKinney Boyd, led by Jacob Riding’s 15 points, edged Wylie, 53-52, on Friday.

Wylie led, 22-10, after one quarter and by six points at the half. Boyd outscored Wylie, 22-16, in the final eight minutes.

Cameron Wells led Wylie with 14 points.

In other 6-6A boys basketball games, Brenton Mills scored 16 to lead Allen over Plano West, 68-41. Denton Guyer beat Plano East, 90-54, behind De’Vion Harmon’s 20 points.

Hunter Meyer scored 21 points as Plano defeated McKinney, 58-39. Byron Schoby scored 13 for McKinney.

In 13-5A, Frisco Heritage beat Independence, 74-69. Donovan Souter scored 19 and Tavaughn Flowers had 18. Bryan Maxey scored 32 for Independence.

Frisco Lone Star bounced by Frisco, 63-29. Johnny Stillwell scored 14 for Lone Star. Cody Perry led Frisco with nine.

Frisco Liberty topped Centennial, 59-41, as Zion Richardson scored 19. Tristan Meadors led Centennial with eight.

Wakeland beat Reedy, 57-34, as Cooper Sisco scored 30. Noah Goss had eight for Reedy.

In 11-4A, Celina outran Princeton, 74-67. Karson Stastny had 28 points and Hayden Hollins scored 16 for Celina. Haven Ousley led Princeton with 21.

Carson Holden scored 15 in Lovejoy’s 40-30 victory over West Mesquite in 15-5A. Mesquite Poteet beat Wylie East, 74-59. Sage King had 23 and Xavier Smith 21 for East.

In 14-5A, Prosper beat Newman Smith, 56-48, behind Zach Wrightsill’s 18 points.

McKinney North topped Carrollton Creekview, 57-26, with Maliek Perry scoring 15.

In TAPPS, Frisco Legacy Christian edged Brighter Horizons of Garland, 63-60. Jack Johnson scored 19 for Legacy. Jonathan Alexandre had 15 and Ben Johnson 12.

John Paul II beat Bishop Nolan of Fort Worth, 51-43. Kyle Schichi scored for 25 points.



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