ROUNDUP: Plano and Richardson news and more from Collin County

Council members were briefed on several changes to the city's COVID-19 response at a May 4 meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)
Council members were briefed on several changes to the city's COVID-19 response at a May 4 meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)

Council members were briefed on several changes to the city's COVID-19 response at a May 4 meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)

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Plano recreation department modifies summer activity schedule, will open signups to residents May 16

The city of Plano will begin open registration this month for its summer recreation department activities, which have been modified to protect participants from the new coronavirus.

Here are 4 changes to Richardson's response to COVID-19 residents should know

The COVID-19 crisis is changing daily, prompting city officials to alter ordinances that govern permissible activities during the pandemic. Since council convened two weeks ago, 18 additional cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Richardson. Of the 84 residents who have contracted the virus, eight have died. Here are the latest updates on Richardson’s response to COVID-19.



2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in 75070 ZIP code in McKinney

An additional 15 new cases of the coronavirus were reported May 4 by Collin County health officials.

The county has 249 active cases of the virus of the 804 total confirmed cases. McKinney makes up 180 of those cases, with three new cases reported in the city May 4. A total of 14 McKinney residents with COVID-19 have died, and 22 people countywide have died, health officials reported.

Collin County confirms 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Collin County health officials confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 4.

That brings the city's total to 137 confirmed cases, though 107 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in the city, 83 are from Collin County, and 54 are from Denton County.

Collin County to transition all COVID-19 case management, reporting to the state

Reporting of COVID-19 cases by Collin County may come to a halt in the next few weeks as the state transitions to handling all public health contacts related to the virus for Texas counties.

The state entered the consulting contract with a vendor last week, Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu said to county commissioners at a May 4 meeting, and could begin handling all cases and contact verifications as early as May 6.

Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



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The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

Frisco confirmed another mosquito pool that tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco set to spray for mosquitoes June 19-21

The spraying will occur to the west and south of Northwest Community Park.

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Romeo's Pizza arrives in Frisco

Romeo's Pizza brought its cuisine to the Lone Star State this month. The chain's first Texas location is in Frisco.

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles fried chicken coming to Richardson; bar and grill opens at Grapevine golf course and more DFW-area news

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Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco set for summer renovations

Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco is brightening up their dining experience just in time for summer.

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco's first, only city manager George Purefoy projected to retire next year, city says

Purefoy has overseen execution of laws and the day-to-day administrative affairs for 34 years.

Three Empires Brewing Co. is projected to open this fall at the Main Street Food Hall, 9145 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. (Courtesy Three Empires Brewing Co.)
Three Empires Brewing Co. eyes fall opening in Frisco’s Main Street Food Hall

The brewery will have indoor seating and a large, outside patio and beer garden behind the building.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Nerdvana Frisco completed renovations in May at 5757 Main St., Ste. 112, Frisco. (Courtesy Nerdvana Frisco)
Nerdvana Frisco renovates, adds second bar

The newly renovated space now features a second bar complete with video game options and more space for tabletop gaming.

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.