MAY 14 ROUNDUP: Dallas-Fort Worth-area news readers should know

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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Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

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Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Frisco expands trails system as demand increases

Some of Frisco’s most popular trails will soon get expansions to improve their connectivity throughout the city and the region.

UNT at Frisco Professor Zain Ali (center) plans to teach classes in person in the fall. (Courtesy University of North Texas)
Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Collin College and the University of North Texas at Frisco will offer face-to-face, online and hybrid class options this fall.

SweetStop bakery holds grand opening in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco reports 255 active cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations decrease in Collin, Denton counties

On Aug. 5, Frisco reached its highest active case count of COVID-19 since the virus arrived to the city in March.

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19.