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Richardson sports bar Thirsty Dog specializes in wings, street tacos

By William C. Wadsack William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily...
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Plano ISD board approves $19.6M budget deficit for 2021-22 school year

Trustees in Plano ISD adopted a budget deficit of $19.6 million for the 2021-22 school year during the board's June 22 meeting. General fund revenue is projected to decrease by...
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Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper) Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community...
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Richardson ISD seeking public input on plans for COVID-19 relief funds

The district is slated to receive an initial grant allocation of about $46.3 million. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper) Richardson ISD is seeking public input on how to prioritize the...
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Janet DePuy re-elected as mayor pro tem of Richardson City Council

Janet DePuy will serve another term as mayor pro tem following a unanimous vote by Richardson City Council to re-elect her to the position. (Courtesy Janet DePuy) Janet DePuy will...
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Salad and Go sets opening date for first Richardson location

Salad and Go sets opening date for first Richardson location Menu items are streamlined to allow for fast service, easy choices and low prices, according to a company release. Salad and...
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Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use...

The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper) Texas Central, the company looking to...
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Deep Cuts Dallas Butcher Shop expands on western edge of Richardson

 Deep Cuts Dallas Butcher Shop recently completed an expansion at 7989 Belt Line Road, Ste. 146, Dallas. The business, which is located just outside the western edge of Richardson,...
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Richardson to be among first North Texas cities to welcome fried chicken chain Bojangles

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)Fried chicken restaurant Bojangles announced June 14 plans to add 15 locations in...
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Tracking COVID-19: Vaccination totals rise as confirmed cases continue to fall in Dallas County

  Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Dallas County and the Texas Department of State Health Services through their public dashboards.Nearly 47% of Dallas County residents age...
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Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. making progress on Richardson location

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. making progress on Richardson location GAPCo offers made-from-scratch pizzas with a thin, crispy crust and homemade sauce. Greenville Avenue Pizza Co., also known as GAPCo, is targeting...
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Richardson ISD board approves minimum 2% employee raises as part of 2021-22 budget

The Richardson ISD board of trustees discussed the 2021-22 school year budget during its June 14 meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Richardson ISD) Trustees in Richardson ISD approved a minimum 2% pay...
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Richardson sales tax collections increase by 30% in June, part of an upward trend

  Halfway through 2021, Richardson is slowly recovering from a pandemic-driven dip in sales tax revenue seen in 2020. So far this year, Richardson has collected $22.6 million in sales tax,...
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Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central) Editor's note: This story has...
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Richardson ISD board approves construction plan for 107-year-old administration building

 The Richardson ISD board of trustees approved a guaranteed maximum price of just under $1.4 million for planned renovations of the district’s administration building during its June 7 meeting.The...
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Reverie Bakeshop moving to new location in Richardson

Reverie Bakeshop moving to new location in RichardsonThe bakery offers a variety of vegan cakes and pastries as well as gluten-free options and more.Reverie Bakeshop is in the process...
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ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power generators on the grid have reported 11,000 megawatts of energy on forced outage for repairs June 14, about 2.5 times higher...
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Dutch Bros Coffee to continue North Texas expansion with Richardson location

Dutch Bros Coffee to continue North Texas expansion with Richardson locationA special permit to allow the coffee shop near the southwest corner of West Arapaho Road and West Shore...
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Forno Pizzeria and Grill now open in Richardson for pickup or delivery

Forno Pizzeria and Grill now open in Richardson for pickup or delivery In addition to a variety of specialty pizzas, the eatery's menu includes salads, sandwiches, pasta and more. Forno...
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Richardson ISD exploring options for virtual academy despite lack of state funding

Richardson ISD staff are looking into the financial possibilities of offering a virtual academy option for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Canva) Richardson ISD is exploring possibilities for a virtual...
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Plano ISD suspends plan for permanent online learning option due to lack of state...

Plano ISD has suspended plans to offer a virtual school option for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Canva) Plano ISD will not offer a virtual learning option in the 2021-22...
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