Market data: June dip in city home prices steepest in east Plano



By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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The city of Plano is expected to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's order requiring residents to wear masks at most businesses and public spaces. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
City of Plano to enforce governor's order requiring masks in public spaces—including warnings, fines

The mandate requires Texans to wear face coverings in businesses and public spaces—indoor or outdoor—where maintaining six feet of distance from other people is not feasible.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address. (Screenshot via floodfactor.com)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

CoServ executives accepting award
CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.

An Ikigai Udon dough master prepares dough for the noodle-making process a few weeks after the restaurant opened in 2017. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fast-casual Ikigai Udon restaurant in Plano closes after 3 years in business

The Japanese restaurant closed temporarily in March, but made that closure permanent in June due to "the unusual economic situation."

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Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.

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Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

The Denton County Transit Authority stated its new requirement will be enforced on both its A-train and bus system until the pandemic is over.

The report comes as Texas, like states across the country, puzzles through decisions on what the upcoming academic year will look like for students and staff. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Texas Education Agency: 1 in 10 students have disengaged during the pandemic

More than 600,000 Texas public school students didn't complete assignments or respond to outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city of Plano on June 30 issued a "strong recommendation" that most businesses require their employees and guests to wear face coverings to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Pexel)
Plano issues a 'strong recommendation' that businesses require masks—here's what that means

Most businesses in Plano are now under a “strong recommendation” from the city of Plano to develop a health policy that requires employees and guests to wear face coverings.

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Students to be required to take STAAR test in 2020-21 school year

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test.

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)
How to celebrate July 4, face mask orders and more: Business, community news from DFW

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth.