New hotel and small-business grants: News from the DFW area

The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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FIRST LOOK: Hampton Inn & Suites to open May 28 in Keller Town Center

The city of Keller’s first hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites, is expected to open May 28.

The 110-room hotel, located at 233 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller, will include a small conference center and a fine dining establishment.

Major real estate projects in Frisco well-positioned for future



While the coronavirus has shut down hundreds of Frisco businesses and has left even more people out of work, construction on many of the city’s biggest developments is moving forward with few delays.

City of Fort Worth providing $10 million in grants for small businesses

Almost a month after the city of Fort Worth accepted nearly $160 million in coronavirus relief funding from the federal government, area small businesses may soon benefit.

First Baptist Richardson steps up to help overburdened nonprofit

When a local food pantry became overburdened during the coronavirus pandemic, First Baptist Richardson stepped up to help.

New dentist office Crescent Family Dental to open this summer in McKinney

Crescent Family Dental is expected to open in mid-June at 7701 Stacy Road, Ste. 200, McKinney. Dr. Spencer Moon has been practicing in the area for five years and said the business will offer family dental services, including sedation, implants and Invisalign.

Ian Pribanic, Elizabeth Ucles, Makenzie Plusnick and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

There were 175 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco as of July 8, according to data from the city’s public health dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases, which is the highest number of active cases in Frisco in the last two weeks. (Community Impact staff)
Frisco reports 175 active cases of COVID-19

The average number of active cases between July 1-7 in Frisco was 156, according to city data. This case average the week before was 125 cases.

Early voting is underway in Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
DATA: More than 20,000 Collin County residents cast ballots in the first week of early voting

As of July 7, 15,423 votes had been cast in person, and 5,173 mail-in ballots were received.

Census worker
2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

The following map shows UT Dallas student enrollment by country or origin. (Courtesy UT Dallas)
Federal order means thousands of UT Dallas exchange students must return to in-person learning this fall

International students are limited in the number of online classes they can take outside of a pandemic, but those restrictions were relaxed earlier this year when COVID-19 forced many universities to shut down.

Emler Swim School's Emler@Home curriculum features instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool. (Courtesy Emler Swim School)
Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.

Frisco City Council unanimously approved a request for a new 7-Eleven convenience store to sell alcohol, as the store had previously done when it was a Shell station for 18 years. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco City Council OKs request for new 7-Eleven to sell beer, wine

Frisco City Council approved a request for a planned 7-Eleven convenience store to sell beer and wine, as the store had done when it was previously a Shell station for 18 years.

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines about on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.

chamber sign on building
Frisco Chamber of Commerce to livestream State of the City event

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will offer a free, public livestream of its State of the City panel discussion set for July 14.

In addition to mini golf, the business offers an arcade, a laser maze and mini bowling. (Courtesy Monster Mini Golf)
Monster Mini Golf now offering bowling, mini golf, laser maze in Frisco

Monster Mini Golf opened last month on Preston Road.

blood donation
Frisco first responders square off in Battle of the Badges blood drive

The annual Frisco Battle of the Badges blood drive will be held July 17-18 at several locations in the city.

Construction on the $4.2 million project could begin as early as October 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Plan to widen Coit Road in North Frisco in the works

Construction on the $4.2 million project could begin as early as October 2021.