Mandatory masks in Dallas County, new grant program and more: Business and community news from DFW

Masks will now be mandatory in most Dallas County businesses after commissioners approved a new order June 19. (courtesy Pexel)
Masks will now be mandatory in most Dallas County businesses after commissioners approved a new order June 19. (courtesy Pexel)

Masks will now be mandatory in most Dallas County businesses after commissioners approved a new order June 19. (courtesy Pexel)

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Masks now mandatory in many public spaces in Dallas County to stem coronavirus spread

People will now be required to wear masks at businesses and many public spaces in Dallas County as county commissioners imposed additional restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

New grant programs to assist Frisco small businesses

Frisco small businesses that experienced financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to apply for grants for federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Early voting begins June 29 for Collin County runoff elections. Here's what's on the ballot.

Early voting begins June 29 for the July 14 primary runoff elections in Collin County. As officials take steps to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and keep voting safe, voters will choose the runoff winner in one Republican race and five Democratic races.

Frisco nonprofit Destiny’s Leaders uplifts youth voices through I.AM.TIRED. movement

Youth leaders from a Frisco-based nonprofit are speaking up for diversity and inclusion for Black lives in a newly formed movement.

Destiny’s Leaders is partnering with nonprofit We Believe for a shoe drive and walk June 20 at 6 p.m. that will begin at Frisco Commons Park.

Beanvoy Coffee Lounge now open in Southlake

Beanvoy Coffee Lounge opened in early June at 2801 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake.

Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa in McKinney undergoes renovations

Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa in McKinney is receiving a face-lift. Over the past few weeks, work has been done to update the facility’s dressing rooms, and new amenities, such as personal training, a fitness service desk, a towel desk and water station, have been added and are expected to open soon.

New bakery coming to Richardson in late July

The Sweet Stop Dallas is expected to open by the end of July at 201 S. Greenville Ave., Ste. 10, Richardson, according to the owner.

Frisco Massage Therapy now offering therapeutic services

Frisco Massage Therapy opened in late May at 4645 Wyndham Lane, Ste. 170A, Frisco. The massage clinic previously operated for 10 years in Frisco as Massage Reflection.

Tenured hairstylist LaTrisa Edwards behind one-stop beauty shop in downtown Richardson

At her one-chair salon in historic downtown Richardson, LaTrisa Edwards fosters transformations in children as young as 5 to seniors in their 90s.

McKinney senior living community The Village of Stonebridge renamed to Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch

As of May 1, The Village of Stonebridge is under the management of Anthology Senior Living. The senior living community located at 3300 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, has been renamed the Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch.

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Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19.

Frisco ISD reopened its window for parents to choose their child's preferred learning environment for the fall between July 27-30. The form initially opened between June 29-July 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: Over half of Frisco ISD students committed to virtual learning in fall

Among all options, commitment to Virtual Academy saw the greatest increase since the first selection window as compared to face-to-face learning. See where your Frisco ISD campus stands.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
The Behavior Exchange preps children with autism for social environments

“As an essential service provider, we’re committed to remaining a beacon of hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Adam Cline, clinical director at The Behavior Exchange.

The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council approves name change for portion of Rockhill Parkway

Frisco City Council voted in favor of renaming a portion of Rockhill Parkway to PGA Parkway during its regular meeting Aug. 4.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant dismissed Frisco resident Suresh Kumar’s case against Frisco ISD on Aug. 4. The suit, filed in April 2019, called on FISD to alter its at-large system into single-member districts for board members. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps, candles and more are available for purchase. (Courtesy Painted Tree Marketplace)
Painted Tree Marketplace now highlighting local shop owners, artisans, craftspeople in Frisco

The community of shoppes offers a variety of gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps and candles available for purchase.

The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.