MAY 12 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Dallas-Fort Worth area

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Frisco ISD staff will resume normal summer operations beginning June 8. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco ISD to end emergency closure of district June 7

Frisco ISD’s emergency closure will end June 7 as the school year comes to a close.

The board of trustees approved a resolution to end the district’s emergency closure at a May 11 meeting. This comes after FISD closed all district facilities nearly two months ago in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical City McKinney to unveil $52 million expansion project this summer

Medical City McKinney is targeting a summer completion date for its behavioral health and rehabilitation services pavilion, officials said.

The $52 million expansion project will allow these services to be relocated from the Wyson campus to the main hospital campus at 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, officials said. The project also adds patient beds for these services, according to a news release.

Plano residents respond to census so far at fourth-highest rate among big Texas cities

A greater share of Plano residents have already responded to the U.S. census survey than all but a handful of the largest cities and suburbs in Texas.

Plano had the fourth-highest census response rate among Texas cities with at least 100,000 residents, according to the federal census department.

Southlake Town Square pays tribute to graduating seniors through mid-June

As graduation ceremony plans have yet to be determined for most high school seniors in Southlake, the city has posted the names of soon-to-be graduates in its town square.

Light posts throughout the Southlake Town Square are displaying the 800-plus names of the city's graduating seniors.

Fort Worth sign and graphic business adapts to serve employees local community

During these challenging times, many businesses have been forced to adapt in order to “stay in business as well as help out [their] community,” said Carlos Camacho, owner of Csigns & Graphics of Fort Worth.

Csigns & Graphics, which is generally a printing, signage and apparel shop that handles a wide variety of decor and advertising options, responded to the coronavirus pandemic by developing an entirely new product.

Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Gavin Pugh and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.


The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.

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Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Jinbeh offers hibachi and sushi at its restaurants, all prepared fresh and, in the case of hibachi, in person. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jinbeh keeps the focus on family at Lewisville, Frisco and Las Colinas restaurants

Because Jinbeh is a family-owned business, many members of the staff have become like family to owner Aya Matsuda over the years.

Frisco Frisco Market will host Kidfest Aug. 8-9 and a petting zoo with 35 animals on Sept. 6. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

Frisco residents can register for the free test beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 at (Community Impact Newspaper)
Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.

The lawsuit against Lewisville ISD was dismissed July 31. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Lewisville ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

The July 31 ruling by U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan granted the school district’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims for lack of jurisdiction.

Lewisville ISD announced it is adding courses to its online learning options July 29, including fine arts and core learning classes. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville ISD creates additional virtual learning courses for 2020-21 school year

The district will create its own curriculum for the additional courses, the update said.

Frisco confirmed on July 31 that a sixth mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray for mosquitoes after sixth pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 1-2 near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a sixth local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Jeff and Marissa Allen are co-owners of Cookie Society in Frisco. (Courtesy Cookie Society)
First Look: Cookie Society opens in Frisco amid coronavirus pandemic

Cookie Society has over 70 cookie flavors, and the menu rotates eight to 10 flavors each week to highlight every option throughout the year.