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Frisco vaccine site pulling from Collin County waitlist; projects in Plano progressing and more...

The city of Frisco’s COVID-19 vaccine site at Stonebriar Centre mall has begun pulling from the Collin County vaccine waitlist for appointments, County Administrator Bill Bilyeu told commissioners during...
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ERCOT board developing new emergency response measures, managing financial fallout from winter storm

  In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas is forming plans to prevent or better manage future large-scale power outages. Read more at Community Impact.
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Election Q&A: Candidates for Richardson ISD At-Large Place 7

Election Q&A: Candidates for Richardson ISD At-Large Place 7 Seven candidates are vying for the At-Large Place 7 seat, which will be vacated by outgoing trustee Kim Caston.
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Tracking COVID-19: New cases continue to drop as Dallas County death toll surpasses 3,000

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Dallas County, Richardson ISD and Plano ISD through their public dashboards. The number of new coronavirus cases in Dallas County dropped...
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Q&A: Texas doctor discusses first 3 months of vaccine distribution process

  As Texas moves through its third month of statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Dr. David Lakey, the University of Texas System's chief medical officer and member of the Texas Expert...
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Texas Best Smokehouse coming to Grapevine; Sushi Box opens in McKinney and more DFW-area...

Part of the Grapevine Station North development, a Texas Best Smokehouse will open in mid-March. (Courtesy Westwood Real Estate Development) Read the latest business and community news from the Richardson...
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Junbi Matcha & Tea to open first Texas location in Richardson

Junbi Matcha & Tea to open first Texas location in Richardson The business will sell a variety of different matcha and loose leaf tea drinks, espresso, rice balls and merchandise. Junbi...
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Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless...

For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due...
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Richardson local serves up ‘hamburgers and hotrods’ at Meteor Hamburgers on Belt Line Road

Andrew Belshe, left, runs the Wylie location while his father, Scott Belshe, runs the Richardson branch. (Courtesy Meteor Hamburgers) Scott Belshe spent 15 years in the corporate car industry before...
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Election Q&A: Candidates for Richardson ISD Single-Member District 1

Election Q&A: Candidates for Richardson ISD Single-Member District 1 Three newcomers are vying for the Single-Member District 1 seat, which will be vacated by outgoing trustee Jean Bono.
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Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies "Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school...
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Candidate Q&A: Richardson City Council Place 6

Learn more about the candidates running for Richardson's Place 6 City Council seat ahead of the May 1 election.  
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Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

  Texas educators and child care workers are now eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced March 3. Read more at Community Impact.
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Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness now open in Richardson

Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness now open in Richardson The business features a 14,000-square-foot facility and offers a variety of training styles for a range of ages. Monster Bodybuilding Sports &...
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Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (Courtesy Heather Kennedy, Nick Simonite, Annie Ray) Alamo Drafthouse Cinema filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy March 3 and announced the closure...
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Candidate Q&A: Richardson City Council Place 4

  Candidate Q&A: Richardson City Council Place 4 Incumbent Council Member Kyle Kepner is running against Joe Corcoran in the race for Place 4.    
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Richardson Chick-fil-A closes for upgrades; Eight|11 restaurant reopens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A) Read the latest business and community news from the Richardson and...
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Plano ISD facilities sustained more than $1.7M in damage during winter storms

  Though last month’s winter storms caused an estimated $1.7 million in damage to 53 campuses and facilities, Plano ISD personnel expect the district will only have to pay its...
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Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor) As of March 10, Texans...
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New Richardson police team aims to curtail local mental health crises through proactive intervention

  As a member of the Richardson Police Department Crisis Negotiation Team for nearly five years, Sgt. Cameron Smith knew he wanted to be part of a newly formed team...
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Chick-fil-A in Richardson Square closed for renovations

Chick-fil-A in Richardson Square closed for renovations The work being done includes upgrades to its interior and drive-thru enhancements to improve efficiency, a company representative said. The Chick-fil-A restaurant at 603...
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