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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$21M in rental assistance available in Denton County through Eviction Diversion Program

This eviction diversion program aims to prevent homelessness during the pandemic by helping tenants to stay in their homes and compensating landlords for unpaid rent.

The expanded pre-kindergarten program was discussed at Frisco ISD's board of trustees meeting on April 12. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD full-day pre-K program to expand for 2021-22 school year

Frisco ISD is opening registration on April 19 for an expanded full-day pre-kindergarten program for the 2021-22 school year.

Collin County has launched its Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide residential rent and utility assistance for county residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County offers assistance to renters and landlords affected financially by COVID-19

Collin County has launched its Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide residential rent and utility assistance for county residents.

The Gyro Shop held a grand opening for its second location in April. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Gyro Shop opens second location in Frisco

The eatery offers gyros, sandwiches, platters and more.

Dunkin' serves coffee drinks, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and more. (Courtesy Dunkin')
Dunkin' to open in Richardson; Mad for Chicken coming to McKinney and more DFW-area news

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Studio 711 Hair Spa is a Black-owned salon suite that provides personalized hair consultations with a focus on hair repair and hair growth. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Charleston-based Studio 711 Hair Spa to open in Frisco

Studio 711 Hair Spa is a Black-owned salon suite that provides personalized hair consultations with a focus on hair repair and hair growth.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocates in McKinney; ice pop shop coming to Frisco and more DFW-area news

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The National Videogame Museum's educational programs focus on STEM values. (Courtesy National Videogame Museum)
National Videogame Museum marks 5 years in Frisco

The museum features video game memorabilia collected over three decades.

See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in March. (Community Impact staff)
Visit Frisco leverages GPS data to boost tourism

The most recent set of data covers January 2019 to November 2020. The goal was to see how visitors might have changed from past studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The red portion of the map identifies Collin County's corridor study area for new alignments for an expansion of FM 546. (Courtesy Collin County)
Collin County studies FM 546 in McKinney; 29 trees transplanted in Frisco and more top DFW-area news

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Orange Cranberry is one of the flavors offered at The Pop Parlour. (Courtesy The Pop Parlour)
Florida-based Pop Parlour to bring ice pops to Frisco

The shop will have fruity and creamy popsicles along with specialty drinks, such as matcha lemonade.

Chick-fil-A's new location in the Spanish Village Shopping Center is now open for drive-thru and mobile curbside service. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A opens in Richardson; Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles moves to Grapevine and more DFW-area news

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