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Reflections on 34 years

Frisco City Manager leaves groundbreaking legacy as he enters retirement

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George Purefoy

For 34 years, Frisco’s story has been synonymous with the story of George Purefoy. Now, both are entering the next phase of their lives.

One summer evening in 1987, George and Debra Purefoy pulled out a map of the DFW metroplex.

On the map, George Purefoy followed Preston Road up north, searching for a spot where he might be able to one day experience the growth of a city. His eyes landed on a little town up north that geographically seemed to have “octopus arms sticking out everywhere” due to the state of its annexations.

Audrey Henvey is the reporter for the Frisco Enterprise, McKinney Courier-Gazette and Celina Record. Email her with story suggestions at

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