Last Friday, Frisco Lakes celebrated the ribbon cutting of their new Westside Amenity Center. This Del Webb community is growing so rapidly they needed an additional facility. It is 9000 square feet and coordinates with the existing amenity center. The Westside Amenity Center also includes a pool, the ever-popular bocce ball courts and my favorite, pickleball. Frisco Lakes is the second fastest growing neighborhood in Frisco. Congratulations.
Even though Saturday was almost freezing, I joined with our Frisco Police Officers to run in the Operation Blue Shield 5K in Dallas. It is a nonprofit which encourages and facilitates real relationships between police officers and communities. Governor Abbott was even there to support our law enforcement. Frisco Police care about our community. It is nice to show them we care about them, too. Thanks for hanging out and running with me Saturday morning, Officers Ryan Chandler, David Shilson, Tom Mrozinski and Britney Price.
John Keating and Will Sowell are both running for re-election for Frisco City Council. They had a joint campaign event Sunday evening at Verona Villa. American Legion Commander, Fred Rogers, introduced John and Councilwoman Shona Huffman introduced Will. Chris Beck from Frisco Fire Association and Ryan Chandler from the Frisco Police Association spoke in support of them. I have worked with both of these men for several years and am endorsing them for re-election. Early voting begins on Monday, April 23rd.
Dana and I had the pleasure of having dinner with Clarke Wilcox and Michelle Weisbein. They were the high bidders for dinner with us at our first-ever fundraiser in January. We had a lot of fun catching up and eating Tupy’s. Clarke and Michelle are staples of Frisco and are committed to veterans. Thank you for all the pro bono legal support you provide veterans.
Dallas Business Journal hosted an awards ceremony this week for several “Best of” categories. Scottish Rite won for Best Medical Project of the Year. Congrats to the new Scottish Rite team in Frisco. We look forward to celebrating your opening this summer.
SMU invited me to come to their campus to see their Speed Tunnel. SMU scientist Dr. Peter Weyand developed this technology. It monitors and measures your movement. It was fascinating to see how sports and technology have intersected. With special cameras, it also records your movement. Their cameras are 5X faster than the cameras which can capture the wings of a bird flapping. We saw recordings of many famous athletes running on the Speed Tunnel. It has many applications other than elite athletes, like amateur athletes young and old and veterans or disabled adults with prosthetics. We invited FISD, Scottish Rite, 22Kill and Camp Craig Allen to attend this presentation. Watch this youtube and you will be amazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzMvXOxvY3Y
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come say hi to me at one of these events.
Frisco Veterans Social
- April 13, 5:30-7:30pm
- City Works (upstairs south patio)
- All Frisco Veterans and their families are invited
- Sponsors: Baylor Scott & White Frisco, Strykes and Expedia Cruise Lines
- RSVP: http://www.mayorcheney.com
Texas Big Star Half Marathon, 5K and 1 Mile
- April 14, 7:00am
- I’ll be running the 5K. If you don’t want to run, they need volunteers.
- Annual Downtown Main Street event
- April 14, Noon – 7:00pm
- Lots of food trucks and live music.
- I will be there to welcome everyone at 4pm right before Emerald City Band performs.
Chai with Cheney
- April 14, 6:00 – 8:00pm
- Phillips Creek Ranch neighborhood
- Vista Park at Phillips Creek Ranch
- Social gathering and mini-town hall
- Sponsor: Indian Affairs Community