Prayer and protests: DFW reacts to George Floyd's death

Peaceful protesters marched June 7 through the streets of downtown Plano to protest prominent instances across the country of police violence against black people. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
Peaceful protesters marched June 7 through the streets of downtown Plano to protest prominent instances across the country of police violence against black people. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

Peaceful protesters marched June 7 through the streets of downtown Plano to protest prominent instances across the country of police violence against black people. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Thousands from Keller community attend peaceful George Floyd demonstration

Despite the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and of temperatures well into the 90s, thousands of people of Keller and surrounding communities packed the pavilion at Bear Creek Park on June 7 for a demonstration in honor of George Floyd.

Thousands march through downtown Plano to protest for police reform call for racial equality

On June 7, thousands filled the grassy slopes and parking lots of the Plano municipal center, the seat of city government, calling for change to American policing practices.



PHOTOS: Peaceful march for racial equality held at Southlake Town Square

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for a peaceful march for racial equality on June 6 in Southlake Town Square.

Southlake students city leaders working to ensure protest is peaceful

A student-led march for racial equality scheduled for June 6 at Southlake Town Square garnered regional attention.

Photos: Scenes from prayer gathering hosted by Collin County Churches

Standing among a crowd numbering at least a thousand, Chiamaka Duru said she felt proud of her church community.

Duru attended a June 4 gathering of churches to represent people like her, she said. Holding a sign that read "Black Lives Matter," Duru nodded in affirmation as pastors and staff from about 10 churches prayed and spoke about racism and injustice from the steps of the Collin County Courthouse.

Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Gavin Pugh and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Between Sept. 18-24, Denton County reported 479 new COVID-19 cases, and Collin County reported 711. (Community Impact staff)
Collin, Denton counties reported 1,190 combined new COVID-19 cases in past week

Between Sept. 18-24, Denton County reported 479 new COVID-19 cases, and Collin County reported 711.

Jennifer Skidonenko and Rep. Jared Patterson had the opportunity to discuss their platforms as candidates in the November election at a candidate forum hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. (Image compilation by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Chamber hosts candidate forum for state, county races

This year marked an all-virtual format for the event for the first time.

The city of Frisco and GRBK Edgewood LLC entered into a development agreement to revise the layout and amenities for the park space near Eldorado Parkway and Coit Road. (Site plan courtesy city of Frisco)
Development plans for two city parks submitted to Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission

City parks on the east and west ends of Frisco are in the works, according to recently submitted site plans.

Harvest Hall will have seven kitchens in total as well as a bar area. (Courtesy LDWW Group)
Grapevine dining hall to host 6 new restaurants and more DFW news

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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

The forum is free to view on YouTube and will include candidates who will be on Nov. 3 ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco chamber to host virtual candidate forum for state, county races

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for state and county elective offices on Sept. 24.

The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room offers craft burgers and beer. (Courtesy The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room)
Grind Burger Bar to open in McKinney and more DFW news

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The store located at The Patios at the Rail will offer a variety of Texas t-shirts, hats and gear for purchase. (Courtesy Tumbleweed TexStyles)
Tumbleweed TexStyles storefront coming to Frisco's Rail District in October

The store located at The Patios at the Rail will offer a variety of Texas t-shirts, hats and gear for purchase.

The real estate brokerage opened its Frisco office at Hall Park in June 2019. (Courtesy Redfin)
Real estate brokerage Redfin expanding Frisco offices in 2021

The office’s total square footage will grow to 65,000 to make room for hiring in Redfin’s mortgage, brokerage, title and engineering teams as well as iBuying businesses.

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions. (Courtesy Spenga)
Fitness studio Spenga to open in Frisco this winter

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions.

Voting sign
Sean Heatley withdraws from Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 race

Sean Heatley has withdrawn from the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 race, but his name will remain on the ballot in the November election, according to the district.

The steakhouse serves steak, lobster, seafood and wine. (Courtesy III Forks Prime Steakhouse)
III Forks Prime Steakhouse relocates from Dallas to Frisco

The restaurant on Legacy Drive opened Sept. 15.