Now and Then

Take a fascinating look at Frisco history through vintage photography and vivid storytelling. Column by Bob Warren. Read the latest.

For What It’s Worth

The buying power of a dollar has changed drastically over the years. I had no idea just how much it has changed, so I...

If They Could See Us Now

I recently attended a retirement reception for our friend, Jim Gandy, who has been the president of Frisco’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the last...

So, What’s Next?

“Getting old is not for sissies!” That is something we often hear from old-timers as they groan and nurse their aches and pains. I...

Back to Nature Expressions

"Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” … “Something is fishy about that deal” … “There is a fly in the ointment somewhere” … These...

From the Stone Age to the Phone Age

You have, no doubt, heard of the many “ages” this old earth has gone through. There was the prehistoric Ice Age that lasted millions...

World War II – The “Big War”

It is November – time to celebrate Veterans Day. But, why on November 11? You may remember it evolved from a holiday called “Armistice...

Pets Rule!

ill Rogers, who you old-timers will remember as the “cowboy philosopher,” once said, “All I know is what I read in the newspaper.” Mr....

The Local Job Market

Hey, young man or young lady, what do you want to become when you grow up? That was a common question when I was...

Warren’s Wigwam

What is your idea of a vacation? The dictionary has several definitions of a vacation, of which probably the most commonly accepted is “a...

Businesses Come and Go

Businesses come and go. It is a fact of life, but when I saw in the news that Sears is having financial...

Come in and Sit a Spell!

As our nation, and the world, faces unsettling times rocked by wars, terrorist attacks, shootings and mob violence, let’s take a peek into the...

Getting “With It”

I just flunked my “app”-titude test! My grandson, his wife and my two great-granddaughters recently came from San Antonio to visit, armed with their...

The Railroad — Frisco’s Mother

It may be a stretch for you to think of a railroad as being a mother, but bear with me as we look at...

Medical Memories

As I look back over my 97 years, I am thankful I can still recall many of the things that have come my way....

Just Ask Siri

You “youngsters” probably cannot imagine how we old-timers entertained ourselves before present day electronic devices such as cellphones came along and helped change our...

Outlaws –Then and Now

“The world is going to hell in a hand basket!” This is what I heard recently from one of our local old-timers. I do...

Money Talks

Yes, money talks, but pennies and nickels do not speak as loudly as they once did. Come with me as we look at what...

School Daze

A recent success story about the Frisco ISD’s fabulous school system caught my eye. Our schools got another “A” rating! That is just one of...

The Age of Deliverance

A few weeks ago, my wife, Beth, and I visited her grandson, Chris, and his wife, Britanny. At the time, they were expecting their first...

Letters from Long Ago

How long has it been since you received a handwritten letter -- perhaps from your cousin or an old aunt? Some of you are...

Churches Galore, But Room for More

Wait! Please do not turn this page yet. When my wife saw the proposed title for this article, she said, “Churches? You will lose...

What Can Frisco Be Thankful For?

It is November — the month with a special event called “Thanksgiving,” a day set aside for us to recall many of the blessings...

From Smoke Signals to Facebook

Most of us like to stay in touch with our friends and loved ones. Never, since the beginning of time, has it been so...

Fish Tales

A recent phone call from my friend, Larkin Vandeventer, opened a floodgate of memories for me. He invited me over to his workshop where he...

Who is my Neighbor?

Even if you have been in Frisco for a few years, you will have noticed that our neighborhoods are changing drastically. For us “old-timers,”...

In the Old Days

Since the magazine’s theme for the month of March involves dining and entertainment, let us take a look at what those words meant to...

Our Early Day “No-Nos”

Over the past years, many of you have told me you enjoy reading my stories about how things were in the old days, and...

The Lost Ring

Recently, I lost my Aggie (Texas A&M University) class ring and discovered that a loss may sometimes be turned into a gain. No, I...

Community Connections

Sadaf Haq

Born and raised outside of Bronx, N.Y., Sadaf Haq and her family moved to Frisco after a gut feeling she had that North Dallas...

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