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Frisco, Texas

Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, is 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; the city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. The 2018 Census estimate placed the city population at 188,170. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking rapid growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation; when the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail. This trail became the Preston Trail, Preston Road.

With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail, was granted a U. S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives; the current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop; some residents of Lebanon moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was named Emerson, but the U. S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town's residents chose "Frisco City" in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway; this name was shortened to Frisco. In 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco's Cloyce Box Ranch, where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home; this house burned down during renovations in 1987, the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today's Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned estate in Frisco.

The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's logo. Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N 96°48′47″W. Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region, it gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city; the July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees; the comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles, of which 61.8 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles, or 0.92%, is water. Dallas North Tollway Sam Rayburn Tollway SH 289 US 380 As of the 2010 census, there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people; the racial makeup was 75.0% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.0% Asian, 3.3% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population. In 2000, there were 12,065 households, 9,652 families residing in the city; the population density was 482.4 people per square mile. There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile. By 2010, there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, 31,226 families. 62 % were on 38 % in Denton County. 67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them. The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.9 years. According to a 2010 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086.

The per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. The median price for a new home is $252,000; as of 2014, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U. S. at 6.5% annually. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that Frisco City, Texas was the second fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 6.2% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. April 1, 2010: 116,989 July 1, 2013: 136,791 June 1, 2014: 140,220 May 1, 2015: 147,580 July 1, 2016: 157,090 January 1, 2017: 159,920 February 1, 2017: 161,170 August 1, 2017: 168,140 February 1, 2018: 173,489 March 1, 2018: 173,884 December 1, 2018: 182,598 April 1, 2019: 186,087 2020: 185,610 2030: 302,339 Frisco has many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, IKEA, a furniture store with an area of 28,800 square meters and The headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Retail establishments and restaurans line Preston Road, one of the major north-south-running traffic arteries in the city.

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Commonwealth (book)

Commonwealth is a book by autonomous Marxist theorists Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. It completes a trilogy which includes Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire; the influence of the book has paralleled the rise of the "common" as a concept at the center of the political and cultural debate. In Part 1 of the book the authors introduce the concept of "the republic of property"; as such they state that "What is central for our purposes here is that the concept of property and the defense of property remain the foundation of every modern political constitution. This is the sense in which the republic, from the great bourgeois revolutions to today, is a republic of property". In Part 2 the authors deal with the relationship between modernity and anti-modernity and end up proposing what they call "altermodernity". Altermodernity "involves not only insertion in the long history of antimodern struggles but rupture with any fixed dialectic between modern sovereignty and antimodern resistance.

In the passage from antimodernity to altermodernity, just as tradition and identity are transformed, so too resistance takes on a new meaning, dedicated now to the constitution of alternatives. The freedom that forms the base of resistance, as we explained earlier, comes to the fore and constitutes an event to announce a new political project." For Alex Callinicos, "what is newest in Commonwealth is its take on the fashionable idea of the common. Hardt and Negri mean by this not the natural resources that capital seeks to appropriate, but "the languages we create, the social practices we establish, the modes of sociality that define our relationships", which are both the means and the result of biopolitical production. Communism, they argue, is defined by the common, just as capitalism is by the private and socialism with the public."For David Harvey and Hardt are "in the search of an altermodernity-something, outside the dialectical opposition between modernity and anti-modernity-they need a means of escape.

The choice between capitalism and socialism is all wrong. We need to identify something different, communism-working within a different set of dimensions." Harvey notes that "Revolutionary thought and Negri argue, must find a way to contest capitalism and "the republic of property." It "should not shun identity politics but instead must work through it and learn from it," because it is the "primary vehicle for struggle within and against the republic of property since identity itself is based on property and sovereignty." In the same exchange in Artforum between Harvey and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri and Negri attempt to correct Harvey in a concept, important within the argument of Commonwealth. As such they state that "We instead define the concept of singularity, contrasting it to the figure of the individual on the one hand and forms of identity on the other, by focusing on three aspects of its relationship to multiplicity: Singularity refers externally to a multiplicity of others. Autonomism

Smokin' Joe Kubek

Smokin' Joe Kubek was an American Texas blues electric guitarist and performer. Born in Grove City, Kubek grew up in the Dallas, Texas area. In the 1970s during his teen years, he played with the likes of Freddie King and in the 1980s began performing with Louisiana-born musician and vocalist, Bnois King. In 1985, Kubek released his first record on Bird Records, a 45 RPM single with the tracks "Driving Sideways" and "Other Side Of Love"; the single's executive producers were Charley Wirz. The two tracks reappeared on Kubek's 2012 album, Let That Right Hand Go, produced by Birdwell and issued on Birdwell's label, Bird Records Texas; the album is a collection of unreleased material recorded since the 1980s. In 1991, Kubek released his first full-length album, entitled Steppin' Out Texas Style, released over a dozen albums on various labels. Kubek died October 11, 2015 from a heart attack at the age of 58. 1985: "Driving Sideways"/"Other Side Of Love" 1991: Steppin' Out Texas Style 1992: Chain Smokin' Texas Style 1993: Texas Cadillac 1995: Cryin' For The Moon 1996: Keep Comin' Back 1996: The Axe Man 1996: Got My Mind Back 1998: Take Your Best Shot 2000: Bite Me!

2003: Roadhouse Research 2004: Show Me The Money 2006: My Heart's In Texas 2008: Blood Brothers 2010: Have Blues Will Travel 2012: Let That Right Hand Go... 2012: Close To The Bone 2013: Road Dog's Life 2015: Fat Man's Shine Parlor Smokin' Joe Kubek Official website Smokin' Joe Kubek at Alligator Records