Save money: Gaston announces huge storage auction


This just in: Mike Gaston has two auctions going now online. The first is what is called the Pannell Estate Auction.

The second is a huge storage auction.

We’ve been to several and have saved money on anything from coins to golf clubs to antiques and collectibles. We even used the auction to buy office chairs, printers, microwaves, you name it, Gaston will eventually have it for auction.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST AUCTIONS – p.s. – Expect to be asked for payment information up front. He sales at huge discounts but only wants serious bids. And, don’t get into a bidding war, if you win, you will be paying for that item. Again, don’t get in a frenzy. Stay calm and save yourself a lot of money on an item or two you really want.




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Texas District and County Attorneys Association Legislative Update Aug. 17


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Senior Alert: 85-year-old woman missing; Plano Police request you share so she can be found

Plano Police say Senior missing

Julia Shestakov

PLANO POLICE officials said: “We need your help in finding a missing senior. Julia Shestakov, an 85-year old Plano resident was last seen around 3:40 p.m. at the WalMart  at 6001 Central Expressway in Plano.

Plano Police said the Senior is described as 5-feet, 5-inches tall, with short white hair and hazel eyes. The WalMart is the one at West Spring Creek Parkway and U.S. 75.

Plano Police said: “She was last seen wearing a gray skirt, short sleeve red floral button up shirt and leopard print slippers. She may be carrying a small stuffed bear. If you see her, please call 911 immediately.”

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Plano Balloon Festival Preview – photographer badge drawing Aug. 10

Learn more about the Plano Balloon Festival at

Heads up Photographers!

Join up at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival Preview and Hatch Stroll at Central Market / Plano – 320 Coit Rd, Plano, Texas 75075 from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 (come and go).

At this event, local photographers will have an opportunity to preview the InTouch Credit Union Balloon (weather permitting) and enter the drawing for a 2017 Festival Photographer Badge.

To be entered into the drawing for a 2017 Festival Photographer Badge please bring a balloon photo taken at the Plano Balloon Festival (no larger than 4×6) with your contact name, phone number, mailing address and email address written on the back. If unable to attend please submit your photo as a jpg via email: before Noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The drawing will take place at 7 p.m. near the InTouch Credit Union Balloon in the parking lot of the store. If your entry photo is selected, you may pick-up your badge that evening at Central Market. If unable to stay for the drawing, the badge will be mailed to the address provided on the entry photo.

*In case of inclement weather, the drawing barrel will be located in the Central Market Café.




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FC Dallas’ Jose Ferreira surprises Frisco ISD counselor; tickets on sale for Back to School Night game

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids MLS

Back to School Night is Aug. 12 with FC Dallas vs. Colorado at 7 p.m. – Photo courtesy FC Dallas.

Jesus Ferreira @Jesusfcd27 surprised his guidance counselor Abby Cole (left) at Frisco Lone Star High School @LSHSRangers. with what looks like soccer tickets for Back to School Night. … 🙂

Be on hand at the FC Dallas soccer game against the Colorado Rapids on Back to School Night. The game start at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.




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Feed Frisco: Let’s help Frisco Family Services by donating to the local Food Pantry


The Frisco Family Services Food Pantry is the most utilized service of the agency distributing over 47,000 pounds a month, serving more than 3,700 individuals. This vital resource allows Frisco and Frisco ISD neighbors and friends use their financial resources on other expenses during their time of crisis.

How can you help?

  • Donate food items to the food pantry. Take the list below of needed items with you to the grocery store to help you choose foods to donate to the food pantry. We cannot accept institutional sized items.
  • If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact us 972-335-9495 or email Or learn more about our Feed Frisco program.
  • Adopt-a-shelf and commit to keeping a certain item in the Food Pantry stocked. For more information, click here.
  • FFS does have refrigeration and freezers and gladly accepts perishable food items that have been professionally packaged. Due to City Health Inspection, FFS cannot accept expired foods or open containers/packages.

All food pantry donations should be brought directly to the food pantry at 9085 Dogwood (next to Frisco Resale) which is open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wed. from 9-6 p.m.

Most needed Food Pantry items for August 2017

Shelf-stable foods:
Cooking Oil
Salad Dressing
Flour (4 – 5 lb. bags)
Meal Helpers (e.g. Hamburger or Tuna Helper)|
Cake, Muffin, and other baking mixes (i.g. Bisquick)
Pancake Syrup
Juice B​oxes
Boxes of Crackers, Snack Items, and Granola/Breakfast Bars
Plain, Unsweetened Oatmeal
Condiments: ​Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Jelly, Relish, etc.

Personal Care Items:
Hygiene I​tems
Body Lotion
Other Unopened Skin Care Products

For Babies :
Pull Ups/Diapers (sizes 4 and 5)

For Pets:
Dog food​ – ​3-6 oz. can or 4-12 lb. bag
Cat food​ – ​3-6 oz. can or 4-12 lb. bag

Other Items – Needed in Smaller Containers:
Laundry Detergent
Dishwashing ​Liquid
Household ​C​leaners and Disinfectants
Toilet Bowl Cleaner​

FFS Food Pantry
9085 Dogwood St
Frisco, TX 75033
Phone (972) 335-9495

Our Mission:
Frisco Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-deductible organization that has for 23 years helped members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.

Our Core Values:
Integrity: We employ the highest ethical standards, delivering on our mission, with honesty and fairness in every action.

Forward Thinking: We operate with a sense of possibility, perseverance and responsibility, meeting the needs of our communities today, while proactively anticipating and planning the needs of tomorrow.

Excellence: We commit to excellence in all we do.

Servant Leadership: We lead by passionately serving the needs of members of our communities in a compassionate and respectful way.

Diversity: We embrace diversity as fundamental to our culture.

In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and financials. If you want to learn more about our organization, just follow the links for more information. We’d love for you to get to know more about us and to get to know more about you!

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Lightning strike hits Plano home; family of five saved by 14-year-old gamer who smelled smoke


Lightning has struck a Plano home in Timber Brook tonight around 2 a.m. just east of Jupiter Road west of Cottonwood Creek, south of Chaparral Road and north of Oak Point Park.

A teenage gamer smelled smoke, woke of his mom and dad and two sisters. One of the parents is reported to be a Plano teacher.

Lightning destroyed the roof and other parts of the structure as flames spread around the house.

The fire is reported in the intersection of Bright Star Way and Cloverhaven Way in northeast Plano.






Did you know?

The Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire or Other Disaster Every 8 Minutes.


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Let’s welcome The Orchard School to Plano TX: How parents saved a school


If you have not heard about the heroic effort to save a local Plano school, here is the story.

Local Plano parents stepped in to buy the Grove School on Independence when they learned the school would be closing. The school has been reborn under local ownership as The Orchard School at 6800 Independence Parkway in Plano 75023.

Quick disclaimer: Our kids attended preschool at this location when it was called Amreins and then Kindercare. So we understand why the current parents find so much value in the school and programs.

Check out the story now in The Dallas Morning News at by Meara Isenberg.

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Five places to be cool this week in DFW

You just moved into Collin County, and all you have seen so far is traffic on the tollways.

Try these five local places to stay cool or be cool.


  1. The Texas Pool
  2. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Kayak McKinney
  4. Oak Point Park – Kayaks – GoApe Zipline in Plano
  5. Adriatica in Stonebridge at McKinney



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Plano Chamber names Business Executive of the Year

Congrats to Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock (second from left) on being selected as the Business Executive of the Year by the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Great choice by the Plano Chamber.

Photo courtesy of Plano Chamber. Consider joining your local chamber of commerce this week.

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