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Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth...
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Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite lower revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide. (Courtesy Laura Colangelo) As with most...
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Richardson specialty grocer Sara’s Market & Bakery places ‘obsessive’ focus on customers and quality

Sara’s Market & Bakery has been a Richardson staple for 22 years, and in 2021, the business will double the size of its Mediterranean specialty market by adding new...
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D’Ambrosio’s pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Read the latest business and community news...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe...
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Here is what Richardson residents need to know about city services heading into Thanksgiving

Here is what Richardson residents need to know about city services heading into Thanksgiving The city of Richardson has altered its facility hours and trash and recycling pickup ahead of...
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Dallas County continues to break record for most new COVID-19 cases in a day

Here are coronavirus updates from Dallas County. (Community Impact staff) Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Dallas County, Richardson ISD and Plano ISD through their public dashboards. Dallas...
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Build-it-yourself modular shed manufacturer Backyard Workroom opens assembly plant in Richardson

Build-it-yourself modular shed manufacturer Backyard Workroom opens assembly plant in Richardson The startup offers a prefabricated workroom kit that allows users to build their own backyard shed in just a...
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Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County) Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2...
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New urgent care center in McKinney, plus four more DFW-area business updates

Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care opened its doors to patients Nov. 9 in McKinney. (Courtesy Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care) Here are five businesses that opened recently in the Richardson...
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Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

Chilangos Tacos is expected to open Nov. 24 within the Legacy Hall food hall in Plano. (Courtesy Chilangos Tacos) Here are four restaurants that opened recently in the Richardson and...
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Mock-ups of sound walls for Silver Line project available for viewing in Plano, Richardson

Mock-ups for each of these walls will be visible within each city from Nov. 20-Jan. 29. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit) The betterments, or additional barriers, to be constructed along...
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Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related...

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak."...
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Collin County Homeless Coalition launches 5-prong action plan for preventing, relieving homelessness

This strategic plan will help the coalition and the varying organizations in Collin County working to prevent homelessness focus their efforts and define big-picture goals in both the short-...
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Network of Community Ministries in Richardson faces dire donation, volunteer shortage ahead of the...

Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, from filling food pantry orders to sorting items in the Clothing Closet. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper) As the holidays approach, officials with local...
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Free COVID-19 testing available ahead of holiday gatherings

Dozens of sites in North Texas are offering COVID-19 testing. (Community Impact staff) As the holiday season approaches, health officials are warning social gatherings could increase the spread of COVID-19. read...
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Plano ISD parents have until Nov. 30 to change their child’s learning method

Plano ISD parents have until Nov. 30 to change their child's learning method Families who wish to switch from virtual to in-person instruction or vise versa have until the end...
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IT service provider CMIT Solutions now open in Richardson

IT service provider CMIT Solutions now open in Richardson The company offers around-the-clock technology maintenance and monitoring solutions at a flat rate for businesses in Richardson and surrounding areas. CMIT Solutions...
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Texas state representatives call for cancellation of STAAR test administration for 2020-21 school year

In the letter, representatives from across the state request the STAAR test be used only as a diagnostic tool to see where students stand academically—if it is administered at...
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Plano ISD considers three draft calendars for school year 2021-22

The board of trustees is expected to adopt a school year 2021-22 calendar in December. (Courtesy Fotolia) Trustees in Plano ISD reviewed three draft calendar options for school year 2021-22...
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Council debates future of Richardson Civic Center ahead of potential 2021 bond

The areas shown in blue make up rentable areas of the Civic Center. (Courtesy city of Richardson) The future of Richardson’s Civic Center is being debated among members of City...
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