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The installation was two years in the making. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)
The installation was two years in the making. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)

The installation was two years in the making. (Courtesy Richardson Police Department)

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Richardson unveils two new art installations

The city of Richardson unveiled two new public art pieces in May.

The sculptures were commissioned as part of the city’s cultural arts master plan, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish said. The plan supports the city’s tradition of supporting the arts, she said.

Traffic signal coming to Legacy Drive and Throne Hall Drive in June in Frisco



The design phase is complete on work to add a traffic signal on Legacy Drive and Throne Hall Drive, according to the city’s monthly engineering report.

Wildflower Festival artists to play live mini-sets on Jack FM

The Wildflower Arts and Music Festival is going virtual after the three-day, annual event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bands and artists meant to perform at the festival will play live mini-sets on 100.3 Jack FM on Friday, May 15.

Northwest ISD names Stacy Miles principal of Eaton High School

Northwest ISD officials announced May 13 that Stacy Miles will be the new principal of V.R. Eaton High School in Haslet.

Glade Road work in Colleyville causes relocation of utility poles

The city of Colleyville has announced the temporary relocation of utility poles, which resulted in obstruction on some sidewalks along Glade Road. This work is to allow room for construction of new roundabouts to continue.

Collin County commissioners adopt coronavirus recovery plan to aid residents

Collin County commissioners are setting aside millions of dollars for a recovery plan to help people affected by COVID-19.

Commissioners adopted the Collin Cares recovery plan May 11 with the goal of assisting families and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 13 news release.

‘We have no intention of furloughing employees’: Frisco ISD preps 2020-21 budget for impact of pandemic

Frisco ISD is preparing for 2020-21 budget changes in advance of a potential recession due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FISD Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Smith updated the board of trustees on the 2020-21 budget at a May 13 special meeting. The board will vote on the budget at a June 22 special meeting.

Carroll ISD to hold graduation ceremony May 29 at Dragon Stadium

Carroll ISD seniors will officially be able to walk the stage at a May 29 graduation ceremony.

The in-person, outdoor event will take place at 8:20 p.m. at Dragon Stadium, 1085 S. Kimball Ave., Southlake.

Makenzie Plusnick, Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic, Gavin Pugh and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.

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Pastors and staff from about 10 churches prayed and spoke about racism and injustice from the steps of the Collin County Courthouse during the June 4 gathering..

Write On Creative Writing Center's Meghan Logan, right, works with Elle Norris on Thursday. (Courtesy Write On Creative Writing Center)
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CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to see its COVID-19 cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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The American retailer offers casual clothes, luggage and decor. (Courtesy Lands' End)
Lands' End now projected to open mid-June in Frisco

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Frisco announced the spray park at J.R. Newman Park will reopen June 5 along with the spray parks at Frisco Commons and Shepherd's Glen Park. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco is part of a large health system that announced a series of layoffs and furloughs last week. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Collin County Health Care Services reported the death of an 89-year-old Frisco man with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. (Community Impact staff)
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Frisco City Council approved a resolution June 2 to provide federal funding for housing grants to seven agencies for their outreach and work during the coronavirus pandemic in Frisco, Celina and Prosper. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
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Plano-based Cinemark announced it would begin a phased reopening of its movie theaters June 19. (Courtesy Cinemark)
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Registration is now open for a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held in Frisco on June 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco opens preregistration for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 4

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