ROUNDUP: Government, education updates across DFW

State Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, said getting the economy going again is the greatest need as a result of the public health crisis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, said getting the economy going again is the greatest need as a result of the public health crisis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

State Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, said getting the economy going again is the greatest need as a result of the public health crisis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are five updates from the metroplex on education, local government, economic relief from the coronavirus and more.

Collin County, state leaders prepping for county reopening after coronavirus

Plans to get Collin County back in business from the coronavirus outbreak are in the works, according to county and state leaders.

Goldman Sachs, LiftFund partnership will release $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses

Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 13 that Goldman Sachs, in partnership with the Texas-based LiftFund, is providing $50 million in loans to small businesses across Texas.


Grapevine-Colleyville ISD names Alex Fingers as Grapevine High School principal

On April 13, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of Alex Fingers as Grapevine High School principal.

Plano reappoints eight municipal judges to four-year terms

Eight judges were reappointed April 13 to the Plano Municipal Court, where they will each serve a four-year term.

Sen. John Cornyn says eligible Texans should receive stimulus checks by mid-April

Texas households making less than $150,000 per year can expect a maximum of $3,400 to be deposited in their bank accounts by mid-April.

Elizabeth Uclés, Daniel Houston, Gavin Pugh and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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In compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 executive order, the University Interscholastic League is requiring the use of facial coverings when practical to do so for all summer activity participants, among other guidelines. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.

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Lewisville ISD shares plans for in-person and virtual learning for 2020-21 school year

Additional information and signups for the in-person or virtual learning option will be available to parents beginning July 15.

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.

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Frisco looking to issue debt for water, sewer, road projects

Frisco City Council approved a plan that could see the city issue $45 million in bonds for upcoming water, sewer and road projects.

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.

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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.

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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.

The gym offers high-intensity training and a strength training program conducted in small groups. (Courtesy Raw Fitness)
Raw Fitness now offering high-intensity, strength workouts in Frisco

The gym offers high-intensity training and a strength training program conducted in small groups.