Pete and Gracie Hosp
Instrumental in developing the thriving Frisco and Frisco ISD that you see today, this couple has served and volunteered in many capacities for more than 50 years.
Pete and Gracie met when he was in the Air Force and stationed in Texas. They married and settled in Gracie’s hometown of Frisco in 1957. Early on Pete got involved by serving on the city council for three terms, beginning in 1960. He served on the school board from 1980-1986. He was selected to lead the effort to draft the Frisco Home Rule City Charter in 1987 and has served on several boards and committees for city development and youth services. He has also been honored with the Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Citizen of the Year award in 1989. His other volunteer efforts include service as a volunteer fireman, little league coach, Boy Scout leader and a deacon at Lebanon Baptist Church.
Together Pete and Gracie served as homeroom parents, band boosters, PTA members, school chaperones and Sunday School teachers. Gracie was also a member of the fire department’s Ladies Auxiliary. Pete’s most notable volunteer role, perhaps, has been as one of Santa’s helpers. For more than 40 years, Hosp has donned the red and white suit to be Santa for the City of Frisco, churches, gatherings of family and friends, and to visit children in the hospital during the holidays.
Pete’s work history includes Texas Instruments (25 years) and Frisco ISD. His service continues in 2014 as manager of the Frisco Heritage Center and Museum. Gracie was secretary of the First State Bank of Frisco for many years, owned Frisco Travel and also worked at the Frisco Square Development until she retired. Both of their children are graduates of FHS.