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Revised expansion plans for Richardson Restaurant Park headed to council for approval

The proposed outdoor Biergarten would include a bar, picnic tables, a game court, space for live entertainment and more. (Rendering courtesy Hermansen Land Development) The latest iteration of expansion plans...
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Tasty Tails changes menu, rebrands as Chelle’s Seafood Kitchen in Richardson

Tasty Tails changes menu, rebrands as Chelle's Seafood Kitchen in Richardson The new restaurant's menu includes specialties such as shrimp and grits, seafood vodka pasta, and lobster ravioli as well...
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Plano ISD board to allow temporary mask mandate to expire on Sept. 24

  Plano ISD's temporary mask mandate will expire Sept. 24 after a motion to extend it was not passed by the district's board of trustees during its Sept. 21 meeting.The...
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Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

  The Texas Senate released proposed redistricting maps Sept. 18 ahead of the Legislature’s special session, which began Sept. 20. Texas saw rapid growth in Hispanic populations and those identifying as...
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Richardson to spray two areas of the city Sept. 21-22 after mosquito traps test...

City health officials decided to spray two portions of Richardson after mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) The Richardson Health...
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KDC announces plans to add 3 new office towers to Richardson’s CityLine development

The buildings, called Five Cityline, Six Cityline and Seven Cityline, will include 18, 13 and 15 stories, respectively. (Rendering courtesy Corgan and Associates) Three new office buildings are coming to...
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Fukuro Poke & Sushi & Tea now open in north Richardson

Fukuro Poke & Sushi & Tea now open in north Richardson The eatery's menu features signature bowls such as the Fukuro Bowl, which includes salmon, tuna, spicy crab, avocado and...
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Lowered Richardson ISD tax rate for 2021-22 school year will raise more funds for...

  The Richardson ISD board of trustees adopted a slightly lower property tax rate at its Sept. 20 meeting that will generate more funds for the district than the 2020-21...
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City commission recommends $220,000 in grants be doled out to Richardson-centric arts organizations

Richardson Symphony Inc. is expected to receive the largest grant of $55,000. (Courtesy Richardson Symphony Orchestra) There are 21 arts organizations expected to receive grants from the city of Richardson...
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Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. planning to open Richardson location later this year

GAPCo's Pesto Scuitto pizza includes pesto sauce, prosciutto, Roma tomatoes, arugula, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. (Courtesy Greenville Avenue Pizza Co.) 3:41 PM Sep 20, 2021 CDT Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. planning...
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13th annual NTX Giving Day partners with record 3,300-plus nonprofits

Donors can search the NTX Giving Day website by cause to find nonprofits they are interested in supporting. (Courtesy Daniel Clayton)This year's NTX Giving Day, an online fundraising event...
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Drink shop HTeaO to open new location just outside of Richardson

Drink shop HTeaO to open new location just outside of RichardsonThe business will offer a drive-thru, 25 flavors of Texas-style iced tea, Yeti products and snack items.  HTeaO plans...
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GALLERY: Plano ISD’s new fine arts center to open later this year

 After more than two years of construction, Plano ISD’s new Robbie & Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center is slated to open before the end of the year, according to...
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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

  The latest Census data shows that 111 of the 254 counties in Texas gained in population since the last count in 2010. The greatest growth was concentrated among the...
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Richardson 2020 census data reveals substantial increases in residents of color

Richardson’s population has grown in number and diversity since the 2010 census, according to decennial census data released Sept. 16. The city was home to 119,469 people in 2020,...
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Richardson, Plano residents asked to comment on plan that would pay some drivers to...

  The North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan.A...
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City Council approves special permit for second Salad and Go location in Richardson

The drive-thru eatery offers made-to-order salads, wraps, breakfast burritos, soups and drinks. (Courtesy Salad and Go)A second Salad and Go location will open in Richardson following the approval of...
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CASA of Collin County celebrates 30th anniversary, facility renovation

  CASA of Collin County celebrated its 30th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting and proclamation ceremony Sept. 14. McKinney officials and Collin County representatives gathered at CASA of Collin County, located...
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Richardson to spray two areas of the city Sept. 14-15 after mosquito traps test...

City health officials decided to spray two portions of Richardson after mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) The Richardson Health...
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Richardson joins regional cities in annual peanut butter drive

Thousands of pounds of peanut butter have been donated as part of the annual drive. (Courtesy North Texas Food Bank) Richardson is participating in North Texas Food Bank’s Peanut Butter...
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Collin County adopts $411M budget with new property tax rate

Collin County commissioners have adopted an annual budget for the next fiscal year, and residents are projected to pay more in property taxes despite a lower tax rate. (Courtesy...
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