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New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks) Read popular news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  
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Richardson Mercantile changes name, under new ownership

Richardson Mercantile changes name, under new ownership The store changed its name to Cottonwood Market in late August. By Makenzie Plusnick Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree...
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Q&A: St. Luke’s physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Dr. Sam Rolon,...
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TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of State Health Services have launched a new dashboard with the number of COVID-19 cases reported statewide in public schools. (Courtesy...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75%...

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference) Data...
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Richardson Animal Shelter sees a 94% adoption rate in August

Pet adoptions in August were up by 10% year-over-year. (Courtesy city of Richardson)Richardson Animal Shelter saw a nearly 10% increase in adoptions in August compared to the previous year....
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Richardson ISD students, staff work through the kinks of remote, in-person learning

Alexandria Marquez teaches first grade students from an empty classroom at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. (Courtesy Richardson ISD) Like all districts, Richardson ISD is facing a unique set of challenges...
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Seafood eatery Hot Crab opens in Richardson and more DFW news

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab) Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.  
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Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning...

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) As students gradually return to school in...
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Hot Crab seafood restaurant now open in Richardson

Hot Crab seafood restaurant now open in RichardsonThe restaurant serves Cajun dishes, Northeast-style seafood and New American food.Hot Crab opened Sept. 11 at 714 W. Spring Valley Road, Richardson....
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North Texas Giving Day to aid more than 3,300 nonprofits

Almost Home Animal Rescue's Heather Weeks, left, and Amy Desler pick up North Texas Giving Day yard signs. (Courtesy Kim Leeson/Communities Foundation of Texas) More than 3,300 nonprofit organizations are...
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Richardson makes headway on major trail projects

Richardson is weeks away from making good on a nearly two-decade-old agreement to provide a key trail corridor within a regional system. The 1.5-mile extension of Duck Creek Trail begins...
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Dallas County reports 1,687 new confirmed coronavirus cases over weeklong period

Eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 8-Sept. 14.Read on Community ImpactEditor’s note: This...
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Richardson awards $180,000 in cultural arts grants

Richardson Symphony Inc. is one of several arts groups in Richardson that will receive a grant from the city in fiscal year 2020-21. (Courtesy Richardson Symphony Inc.)Twelve cultural arts...
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Collin County expands small business grant program

Collin County has moved to extend eligibility for its small business grant program to include hotels, health care providers and attorneys. (Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper) Collin County’s small business grant...
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar shared details on the state's financial situation ahead of the 2021 legislative session during a Transportation Advocacy Group virtual event. (Screenshot via...
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Get a cup of joe: Coffee shops now open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

The coffeehouse will serve coffees, teas, desserts, pastries and light cafe fare. (Courtesy Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea) Read about coffee shops nearby in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  
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Haystack Burgers & Barley serves menu with ‘Tex-Mex flair’ in Richardson Heights

The Haystack Burger is one of the restaurant's most popular burgers. (Courtesy Haystack Burgers & Barley)After years of running Tex-Mex restaurants, husband-wife team Kevin and Jenny Galvan said their...
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Plano ISD Education Foundation raises millions of dollars to help struggling families, teachers

The CORE Store provides additional school supplies for classrooms. (Courtesy Plano ISD Education Foundation)The Plano ISD Education Foundation has ramped up its efforts to support teachers and students in...
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Reef Point Yoga in Richardson closes brick-and-mortar studio, pivots to offering outdoor classes

Reef Point Yoga in Richardson closes brick-and-mortar studio, pivots to offering outdoor classes The business has changed its name to CityLine Yoga. By Makenzie Plusnick Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in...
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‘It was truly a joyful day’: Richardson ISD officials report successful launch of in-person...

Elementary students in Richardson ISD were the first to return for face-to-face instruction Sept. 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Richardson ISD elementary students whose families opted for face-to-face instruction returned to...
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