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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A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
New bike store Endur3Bikes to open in Frisco’s Rail District

The shop will offer adult and kids bikes, equipment and apparel as well as triathlete equipment.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocating in McKinney; Lucy's Lot closes in Grapevine and more top DFW-area news

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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Texas Historical Commission approves relocation of Denton County's Confederate memorial

The Texas Historical Commission executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to its new home inside the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
Fried chicken kitchen opens in Plano; The Heritage Table to reopen in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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The Heritage Table is reopening its restaurant in Frisco. (Community Impact file photo)
The Heritage Table sets date for Frisco reopening

For the first few weeks of operation the restaurant will have limited reservations.




Daily Grinds owner John Tran describes his eatery as a bistro. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Daily Grinds owner in Frisco obsesses over detail to create bistro experience

“I love being a part of this community, and I think there’s so much growth happening,” Tran said.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Raymond James will open a location at The Offices Two at Frisco Station. (Courtesy VanTrust Real Estate)
Raymond James to join The Offices Two at Frisco Station

Raymond James joins other companies, such as MTX Group Inc., at The Offices Two at Frisco Station.

The chain has several restaurants in Texas, including two in College Station. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
I Heart Mac & Cheese coming to Highland Village; Gyro Shop opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Lewisville ISD to convert more campuses to STEM academies

Lewisville ISD is converting four middle school campuses and one elementary campus to STEM academies for the 2021-22 school year.