MAY 11 ROUNDUP: 15 Dallas-Fort Worth-area stories

Business returned May 8 at Blondie's Salon in Plano. Employees and customers wore masks as the establishment practiced coronavirus safety precautions. (Courtesy Blondie's Salon)
Business returned May 8 at Blondie's Salon in Plano. Employees and customers wore masks as the establishment practiced coronavirus safety precautions. (Courtesy Blondie's Salon)

Business returned May 8 at Blondie's Salon in Plano. Employees and customers wore masks as the establishment practiced coronavirus safety precautions. (Courtesy Blondie's Salon)

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No shortage of clients for some of Plano's earliest salons to reopen

Hair and nail salons across Plano reported balancing new safety measures with a high demand for their services on the first day salons were allowed to reopen in Texas.

Jupiter Road project in Plano to stretch between 14th Street, Park Boulevard in coming weeks

Crews continue to repair pavement and sidewalk on Jupiter Road in Plano, stretching between 14th Street and the northern city limits.



Frisco ISD to host outdoor graduation ceremonies at Toyota Stadium

Frisco ISD will hold 10 separate graduation ceremonies for its high school graduates at Toyota Stadium in late May and early June.

Plano mayor joins officials in 14 other Texas cities calling for financial assistance for local governments

Plano’s mayor joined 14 of his Texas counterparts in calling on Congress to provide “broad fiscal assistance” to state and local governments.

McKinney salon owners reopening with new safety protocols

As part of Texas’ phased reopening, Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed barbershops and salons across Texas to reopen May 8 as long as they follow social distancing and sanitation regulations.

GALLERY: 3 Frisco hair salons begin welcoming clients on first day of reopenings

Some Frisco hair salons are reopening their doors after weeks of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 8, Texas hair salons, barbershops and nail salons were permitted to reopen under certain guidelines per Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased reopening for the state.

Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down 12% year-over-year

Frisco saw a 12% drop in sales tax revenue allocated for May compared with the same month a year ago, according to data released by the state.

Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake salon, barbershop owners react to May 8 reopening

May 8 marked the first day salons and barbershops in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake could reopen their doors.

Denton County to use $2.2M to help small businesses affected by coronavirus

Denton County Commissioners Court will launch a small-business grant program May 13 to provide up to $10,000 in grants to the Denton County businesses that were closed the longest due to the coronavirus.

First draft of Richardson ISD budget includes funding bumps for literacy, pre-K and special education programs

The first draft of Richardson ISD’s school year 2020-21 budget was presented to trustees May 4.

Salons, boutiques, barbershops reopen in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

An announcement earlier this month by Gov. Greg Abbott paved the way for salons and barbershops to reopen May 8 in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth, prompting business owners to determine how best to do so.

eight11 Place reopening helps give downtown Frisco sense of 'coming back,' co-owner says

When eight11 Place reopened its dining room and patio May 1, co-owner Josh Nassef said it felt like things were getting back to normal.

Operating at 25% capacity, the downtown Frisco wine bar and restaurant is limiting seating to 10 people inside and just seven tables on its patio. But the live music the eatery is known for hosting added a sense of normalcy to the atmosphere, Nassef said.

The PREP School at Panther Creek moves opening date for preschool in Frisco

The PREP School at Panther Creek is now aiming to open in late May or early June at 11000 Panther Creek Parkway, Frisco.

With no fans in the stands, auto racing returns to Texas Motor Speedway

On June 6, after nearly a three-month hiatus, auto racing will make its triumphant return to the 1.5-mile oval track at the Texas Motor Speedway in northeast Fort Worth.

Despite COVID-19 shutdowns, Richardson sales tax revenue up by more than 5% in March

Newly released data shows Richardson’s sales tax revenue was up in March despite statewide orders that forced many retailers to close their doors.

Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Ian Pribanic, Elizabeth Ucles, Makenzie Plusnick, Anna Herod, Gavin Pugh and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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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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iSaveLives CPR has relocated in Frisco. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
iSaveLives CPR relocates in east Frisco to Centennial Plaza

iSaveLives CPR also offers advanced certifications, such as basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support.

Frisco City Council listens to details about the proposed mixed-use project called The Link. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco City Council tables zoning request for potential $1 billion mixed-use project near PGA

Frisco City Council tabled a proposed zoning change on nearly 240 acres that could potentially develop into a $1 billion mixed-use project near the PGA.