The Rayzor Ranch development continues to add new restaurants to its Marketplace area.
Cowboy Chicken, a Dallas-based fast-casual rotisserie chicken brand, is scheduled to open in early August at 2520 W. University Drive, Suite 1150.
The restaurant of 2,800 square feet will feature patio seating and is the third location for its franchisee, Vista Restaurant Group. The franchisee is planning to open 10 Cowboy Chicken locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a news release said.
The Denton location will be the seventh Cowboy Chicken restaurant, said Sean Kennedy, CEO of the restaurant chain. It’ll be staffed by 20 employees in full- and part-time positions.
Kennedy said Denton was a great community, and it was just right to feature his concept.
“It has a good residential, university, hospital and business demographics that really attracted us,” he said.
Restaurant hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The restaurant will also offer catering and local delivery.
For its opening celebrations, the Cowboy Chicken chain gives out menus and coupons to introduce residents to the brand. Kennedy said that will normally occur a week before opening.
The other restaurant, Villa Grande, at 2530 W. University, Suite 1140, is a Mexican and Tex-Mex family-owned and operated business led by Edgar and Liliana Suarez. The first restaurant opened in Cross Roads 10 years ago.
Assistant manager Elva Rodriguez said the 3,800-square-foot restaurant has 35 employees in part-time and full-time positions.
Rodriguez said that since the restaurant opened June 15, traffic has been getting better every day, as more people find their location and realize they are open for business.
David Gonzalez, general manager of both the Cross Roads and Denton locations, said in a news release that the Denton restaurant will feature patio dining by this fall.
For more information, visit www.
cowboychicken.com and www.villa
The city of Denton issued the following certificates of occupancy in June:
* Denton County Independent Hamburger Co., restaurant, 113 W. Hickory
* DGD & Associates, Inc., 3631 Shelby Lane
* Eagle Press, personal and commercial printing, 733 Fort Worth Drive, Nos. 101-102
* Lawrence Collister PC, legal services, 519 S. Carroll Blvd., No. 100
* Preferred Imaging Denton LC, diagnostic imaging, 1614 Scripture St., No. 2
* Sierra Sign & Lighting, signage, 505 Fort Worth Drive
The Argyle Chamber of Commerce announced this week that one student from Argyle High School and one from Liberty Christian High School were the recipients of two $2,000 scholarships.
The students were asked to write an essay on how social networking websites could affect their future as they apply for colleges and jobs.
Chamber President Lori Staple said in a news release that the essays were both funny and informative.
Tyler Dodd was selected as the winner from Argyle High School, and Gabriel Marye was the scholarship winner from Liberty Christian.
Both students received their scholarships during their respective commencement ceremonies, Staples said in the release.
On May 22, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a new electronic immigration system called USCIS ELIS. The system allow applicants, their attorneys or accredited representatives to create an online account, submit and track their immigration benefits requests.
Presently, individuals applying to change or extend their non-immigrant status with Form I-539 can use the system, according to the Beacon, the USCIS official blog.
Since its launch, the system has already received 1,000 electronically filed applications.
For more information, visit USCIS ELIS at http://1.usa.gov/JlXLO1.
Denton native Kelsie Guthrie has been promoted to account coordinator of Anglin Public Relations, an Oklahoma City firm.
Guthrie is the daughter of Terri and Ron Guthrie.
Kelsie Guthrie was chosen as an Anglin Public Relations intern in 2011 during her senior year of college. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Guthrie was hired as a full-time account specialist. Her duties vary from creating written materials to organizing research projects.
Guthrie received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a focus in public relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Anglin offers comprehensive public relations for businesses and nonprofit organizations and includes services ranging from strategic planning and image development to community and media relations.
A new Freebirds World Burrito will open today in Lewisville.
To celebrate the grand opening and help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas, the restaurant is offering a preview party today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. A free entree and drink will be given to the first 250 guests who donate $5 or more to the nonprofit.
The restaurant is located at 565 E. FM3040.
For more information, visit www.bgcnct.org.
Jim Kahler and John Gannon with First United Bank will talk about the programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration at the monthly meeting held by the North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center on Tuesday.
The meeting will take place at the Denton Chamber of Commerce building, 414 W. Parkway St. Networking will start at 7:15 a.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, call 940-380-1849 or visit www.
The North Texas Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners, a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders, will meet at noon Tuesday at Boy Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane in Irving.
For more information, visit http://northtx.acp-internatio
The 2012 United Way of Denton County Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon will take place Friday at Texas Woman’s University.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at TWU’s Hubbard Hall, 304 Administration Drive.
For more information, call 940-566-5851.
Karina Ramírez can be reached at 940-566-6878. Her e-mail address is kramirez@