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Collin County reports 28 new cases of coronavirus

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Community Impact staff) Collin County health officials reported 28 new cases of coronavirus May 27. There are 315 active cases in the...
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Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot...
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Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Gov. Greg Abbott announced May...
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Richardson ISD considers June relaunch for sports workouts, will delay band practice until at...

Strength and conditioning workout areas, such as this one at Berkner High School, are part of the new multipurpose activity centers that recently opened in Richardson ISD. (Courtesy The...
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Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy; 2 Richardson locations to close

Tuesday Morning Corp. announced May 27 the company has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close Richardson stores at 1750 E. Belt Line Road, Ste. 100, and 819 Arapaho...
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Collin County delays shift to state reporting on coronavirus cases

A special meeting of the Commissioners Court will take place May 29 to for a discussion and possible action on continued case management. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Collin County has postponed...
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North Texas cities join regional alliance aimed at advancing innovation

Several cities in the Dallas area have joined The North Texas Innovation Alliance. (Courtesy Justin Terveen) A new group dedicated to advancing the interests of North Texans through the use...
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State of Texas releases voter health checklist for polling stations in June and July

Voters are encouraged to bring their own equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus.(Graphic by Matthew T. Mills /Community Impact Newspaper) Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs released...
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Baylor Scott & White Health to lay off 1,200 after reporting ‘drastic drop’ in...

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial is located in Frisco. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White) Baylor Scott & White Health will lay off 1,200 employees and furlough an...
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UT Dallas expert says primary care industry poised for seismic shift post-coronavirus

The coronavirus has rattled primary care clinics across the nation as doctors are forced to brave an unprecedented public health crisis amid losses of staff and revenue. A recent nationwide...
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Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting May 29, water parks will be able to open up to 25% capacity. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper) Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on May 26 allowing water parks,...
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Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The flute section of the Rouse High School marching band from Leander performs in this 2017 file photo. (Courtesy Leander ISD) Student-athletes and musicians in grades seven through 12 will...
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Richardson Mercantile holds grand reopening after a more than two-month hiatus

By Makenzie Plusnick Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan...
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New hotel and small-business grants: News from the DFW area

The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper) Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth...
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First Baptist Richardson steps up to help overburdened nonprofit

The church began assisting Network with its coronavirus response by boxing weekend meals for families in Richardson ISD. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact) When a local food pantry became overburdened during the...
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ROUNDUP: How DFW businesses are faring amid COVID-19

The business opened in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center 16 years ago. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact) Here are 10 recent updates on the metroplex business and restaurant community, with stories on...
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Expanded testing, population growth in Frisco and 3 other DFW-area stories

The state-run testing program is expected to return to other areas of Collin County on a rotating basis every two weeks, according to a May 14 release from Collin...
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14 new cases of coronavirus, 2 deaths reported in Collin County

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper) There were 14 new cases of coronavirus reported by Collin County health officials May 22, as...
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CHART: How this week’s COVID-19 case counts looked in Dallas County

Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Over...
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North Texas Food Bank says new donation will provide 300,000 meals for residents in...

Mimi Conner (right) unloads food from her car after picking up nonperishable foods from the North Texas Food Bank and purchasing foods from Aldi, with help from volunteer Michelle...
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Freestanding ERs in Texas can now care for Medicaid, Medicare patients during pandemic

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that independent, freestanding ERs in Texas and several other states can be recognized health care providers eligible for reimbursement...
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