Plano data shows more than a week longer length for homes on the market than previous year



Source: Jonna Fernandez of Collin County Association of Realtors, courtesy of North Texas Real Estate Information Systems/Community Impact Newspaper
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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Some of the federal stimulus money accepted by the city of Plano would be used to help local residents at risk of default on their leases or mortgages. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano accepts $28M in federal relief funding to aid residents, cover response costs

Nearly $12 million would be used to help local residents at risk of default on their leases or mortgages as a result of income losses related to the coronavirus-related economic slowdown.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot of May 27 virtual luncheon)
Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County reports 28 new cases of coronavirus

Collin County health officials reported 28 new cases of coronavirus May 27, including nine in Plano.

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 27 that $3.6 million will be provided to nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with family members.

Several cities in the Dallas area have joined The North Texas Innovation Alliance. (Courtesy Justin Terveen)
North Texas cities join regional alliance aimed at advancing innovation

The North Texas Innovation Alliance comprises 21 founding members, including Richardson, Frisco, Plano and McKinney, among others.

A special meeting of the Commissioners Court will take place May 29 to for a discussion and possible action on continued case management. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County delays shift to state reporting on coronavirus cases

Collin County has postponed shifting its coronavirus case management to the Texas Department of State Health Services, according to a May 26 update from County Judge Chris Hill.

Voters are encouraged to bring their own equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus.(Graphic by Matthew T. Mills /Community Impact Newspaper)
State of Texas releases voter health checklist for polling stations in June and July

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs released a checklist May 26 for voters to follow to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at polls.

Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy; 2 Richardson locations to close

The company plans to close 230 locations, including stores in Dallas, Richardson, Irving, Arlington and Murphy.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Collin County and Plano. (Community Impact staff)
6 new cases of coronavirus reported in Plano

An additional 32 cases of coronavirus, including six in Plano, were reported by Collin County health officials May 26.

Adult softball and kickball activities are returning to Plano after a coronavirus-related hiatus. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Adult softball, kickball return to Plano recreational programs

The city of Plano planned to jumpstart the programs again after shutting them down during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial is located in Frisco. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
Baylor Scott & White Health to lay off 1,200 after reporting 'drastic drop' in visits

The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.

Starting May 29, water parks will be able to open up to 25% capacity. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.