Missed any of our articles from this week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Dallas-Fort Worth from Feb. 5-9.

New $6.9M training facility to bring firefighters closer to home

Firefighters from Flower Mound, Highland Village and Lewisville will benefit from a new fire training facility that broke ground Jan. 10 in Lewisville. The facility won’t require firefighters to travel as far for training, department officials said.

Lewisville is funding more than half of the facility’s $6.9 million cost. Highland Village and Flower Mound will provide the rest, with that money coming from different sources in those cities.

Highland Village Fire Chief Jason Collier said the facility will benefit each of the three departments.

Dallas, Collin counties land $27M to address homelessness

After counting the lowest number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the last five years in 2023, Dallas and Collin counties have received about $27 million in annual funding to expand housing and related services.

Housing Forward, the lead agency addressing homelessness in the counties, announced Feb. 5 that the All Neighbors Coalition landed the annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The coalition is a collective of over 100 organizations working in collaboration to solve homelessness in the two counties.

Dallas-Fort Worth to host 2026 FIFA World Cup semifinal, 8 other matches

AT&T Stadium, located in Arlington, will host nine matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup, officials announced Feb. 4.

Following FIFA’s match schedule announcement, local officials, including mayors from Frisco, Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington, discussed the collaboration that went into cinching the matches for AT&T Stadium.

Children's Health, UT Southwestern to build $5B pediatric campus in Dallas

Officials from Children’s Health and UT Southwestern announced plans to build a new $5 billion multitower campus in Dallas’ Southwestern Medical District.

The new campus will have two 12-story towers and an eight-story tower totaling about 2 million square feet of space near the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Mockingbird Lane, according to a Feb. 7 news release. The new campus will expand inpatient, surgical and ambulatory capacity while also serving as a joint hub for innovation, academic research and training.

Richardson staff present library renovation contract worth over $31M

Approval of a maximum price for the renovation of the Richardson Public Library is set to take place next week.

City staff presented the guaranteed maximum price contract, a cap for some city expenditures on the construction cost, for the library renovation project to Richardson City Council during its Feb. 5 meeting. According to staff estimates, the contract is worth a little over $31.4 million.