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Richardson ISD approves staff retention stipend, increase to COVID paid leave days

The Richardson ISD board of trustees discuss a retention stipend for all staff members during its Jan. 24 meeting. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper) The Richardson ISD board of trustees...
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Richardson to host virtual public meeting on Glenville Drive improvements

The city of Richardson is hosting a virtual meeting to discuss proposed improvements for Glenville Drive. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff) The city of Richardson’s Engineering and Capital Projects Department will...
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Okaeri Cafe to offer Japanese comfort food, more in Richardson

Okaeri Cafe will offer a variety of hot dogs with unique toppings. (Courtesy Okaeri Cafe) Okaeri Cafe is slated to open by the end of January at 312 N. Greenville...
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit set to launch redesigned bus network in Richardson

Dallas Area Rapid Transit's redesigned bus network goes into effect Jan. 24. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper) Dallas Area Rapid Transit will launch its newly redesigned bus network Jan. 24...
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Art gallery, studio Nita Patel Fine Art now open in Richardson

Nita Patel Fine Art has gallery and studio space for artists. (Courtesy Nita Patel Fine Art) Art gallery and studio Nita Patel Fine Art opened Dec. 16 at 1002 N....
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Dutch Bros Coffee sets opening date for Richardson location

Dutch Bros Coffee serves hot, iced and blended coffee along with teas, lemonade and smoothies. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee) Dutch Bros Coffee is scheduled to open a drive-thru location Jan....
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Tracking COVID-19: Dallas County reports four-day total of nearly 10K new cases

Here is the latest COVID-19 data update from Dallas County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff) Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Dallas County, Richardson ISD and Plano ISD...
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Filing period now open for May 7 Richardson ISD board of trustees election

The candidate filing period for Richardson ISD's May 7 board of trustees election opened Jan. 19. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper) The filing period for those interested in running for...
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State Farm Neighborhood Assist program to offer $25K grants for nonprofits

State Farm Insurance operates a regional hub in the CityLine area of Richardson. (Courtesy State Farm) To mark its 100th anniversary, insurance company State Farm, which has a regional hub...
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Richardson to launch ‘Things To Do’ newsletter spotlighting upcoming events

Richardson officials are planning a new weekly newsletter highlighting upcoming events put on by the city and its partners. (Courtesy city of Richardson)Richardson officials are planning a new weekly...
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Dunkin’ to offer free coffee on opening day of new Richardson location

Dunkin' plans to open a new location in Richardson on Jan. 18. (Courtesy Dunkin')Dunkin' will offer free coffee Jan. 18 in honor of the store's first day of operation...
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Richardson to increase branding efforts in The Core District

Richardson City Council recently received a presentation on branding efforts in The Core District. (Screenshot courtesy city of Richardson)Richardson City Council received details of a branding refresh for The...
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Jason’s Deli sets tentative opening date for new Richardson location

A new Jason's Deli location in Richardson is expected to open in February. (Courtesy Jason’s Deli)A new Jason’s Deli location is scheduled to open in early February at 165...
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Plano ISD approves staff retention incentive, increase in substitute pay

The Plano ISD board of trustees discuss an amendment to the district's 2021-22 compensation plan for teachers, support staff and substitutes. (Screenshot courtesy Plano ISD) The Plano ISD board of...
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Richardson accepting submissions for traffic signal box art contest

Richardson and the local Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a contest to add artwork to five traffic signal boxes throughout the city. (Screenshot courtesy city of Richardson) Richardson staff detailed a...
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Demography report forecasts 2-year rise in enrollment for Richardson ISD

  Following enrollment decreases during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, a demography report presented to the Richardson ISD board of trustees Jan. 10 shows the district is expected to...
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Collin College offers free COVID-19 booster shots at select campuses

Collin College is offering free COVID-19 booster shots at select campuses this spring. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Collin College is offering free, voluntary COVID-19 booster shots at multiple campuses this spring,...
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Plano ISD takes first steps toward possible 2022 bond election

  Plano ISD personnel completed a facilities assessment in 2021 that will be used to help determine whether the district calls a bond election later this year.During its Nov. 16...
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Two Richardson parks now have pickleball courts

Richardson also has indoor pickleball courts at Heights and Huffhines recreation centers during scheduled times. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)Pickleball, a game that mixes tennis, badminton and table tennis, can now...
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Richardson ISD to implement temporary mask requirement for all students, staff

Gabriella Umana-Delapaz colors during class at Dobie Pre-Kindergarten School earlier this school year. (Courtesy Richardson ISD) Less than a week into its second semester, Richardson ISD plans to put a...
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Summit Electric Supply, Image Studios Salon Suites and 3 more businesses now open in...

Summit Electric Supply's new Richardson service center opened in November. (Courtesy Summit Electric Supply)Here are five businesses that recently opened in Richardson. 
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