The Frisco water tower at dusk in 2003. Although this iconic landmark continues to overlook downtown, Frisco looks far different here from the bustling, modern suburb it is today (Credit: The Dallas Morning News)

A Conservative Civil War in Collin County

A Texas county has enjoyed remarkable growth and success in recent years. Now its political identity threatens to change everything.

The Brinkmann Ranch sign sitting at the intersection of Preston Road and Main Street in Frisco (left) is less than a mile away from the remains of Cloyce Box Ranch (right), used in the filming of Dallas (Credits: Dallas Observer, Fort Worth Weekly)
The Star, a state-of-the-art development in Frisco that includes the headquarters and training facilities of the Dallas Cowboys as well as high-end shops, restaurants, office spaces, and a 300-suite Omni Hotel (Credit: The Star on Facebook)
The George A. Purefoy Municipal Center in Frisco, which houses Frisco City Hall and the Frisco Public Library. The facility is named for George Purefoy, who has served as Frisco’s city manager since 1987; he recently announced his intention to retire in June 2022 (Credit: Lifestyle Frisco)
The storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. A number of Collin County residents were involved and some were charged, causing concern among many local politicians (Credit: Council on Foreign Relations)
The 2021 campaign for Place 3 was arguably the most polarizing city council race Frisco has ever seen. The more than 13,000 votes cast outnumbered those tallied in the previous two runoff elections combined and all but one other municipal election in the past five years (Credit: City of Frisco, Texas on Twitter)
An overhead view of apartments, hotels, and offices in Frisco near the intersection of State Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway (Credit: CBG Building Company)
The headquarters of the Collin County Republican Party in 2017 (Credit: The Dallas Morning News)

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