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Sci-Tech Discovery Center is currently offering a number of virtual classes and plans to reopen for summer camp on June 15. (Courtesy Sci-Tech Discovery Center)
Sci-Tech Discovery Center is currently offering a number of virtual classes and plans to reopen for summer camp on June 15. (Courtesy Sci-Tech Discovery Center)

Sci-Tech Discovery Center is currently offering a number of virtual classes and plans to reopen for summer camp on June 15. (Courtesy Sci-Tech Discovery Center)

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Frisco businesses moving forward with plans for summer camps amid pandemic

With gyms, exercise facilities and places that offer classes allowed to operate at 25% capacity beginning May 18, a number of Frisco businesses are planning to hold summer camps for children.

NerdsToGo approaches first anniversary in McKinney

NerdsToGo will celebrate its one-year anniversary in McKinney on June 17. The store opened last June at 6405 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 700, McKinney. NerdsToGo offers computer and technology services as well as computer repairs for individuals and small businesses.



Oak Street Pie Co. in downtown Roanoke serving slices of contemporary America

For Carol Southern, the owner of Oak Street Pie Co. in Roanoke, the shop is not simply selling some of the best pies in Texas—it is also selling the nostalgia of Southern cooking and American life, she said.

Nichols Financial Group relocates to renovated building in Historic Downtown Grapevine

Nichols Financial Group announced May 3 it has relocated its office from 829 S. Dooley St., Grapevine to 214 E. College St., Grapevine.

William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Ian Pribanic and Gavin Pugh contributed to this report.

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Plano-based Cinemark announced it would begin a phased reopening of its movie theaters June 19. (Courtesy Cinemark)
Plano-based Cinemark to begin phased reopening of theaters June 19

Cinemark has announced a “multiphased” reopening of its movie theaters that will begin June 19, three months after the Plano-based company closed all its locations nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

The free testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the “Red” parking lot of Toyota Stadium. Preregistration is required.

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.

Jungle Joe’s offered indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. (Courtesy Jungle Joe's)
Kid-friendly cafe Jungle Joe's closes Frisco location

The kid-friendly cafe offered a play area for children along with a health-conscious menu for both parents and children.

The fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library will be reopened to the public June 4. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Public Library to reopen at 25% capacity on June 4

The public computers and Wi-Fi will be available, but only the first and fourth floors of the library will be open to the public based on guidance issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland sat among other city leaders at a June 1 town hall meeting. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
TOWN HALL RECAP: City leaders update COVID-19 testing efforts, reopening plans

The Frisco mayor and fire chief updated residents on COVID-19 and the city's reopening plan.

Oun said he perfected his fried chicken recipe over a six-month period. (Courtesy Mother Clucker)
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Landon Development Company recently purchased 637 acres of Brinkmann Ranch for a planned mixed-use development that is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion once completed. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Developer planning $1B project on portion of Brinkmann Ranch

In addition to thousands of single-family homes and multi-family units, the project includes approximately 16 acres for Frisco parks and 31 acres for Frisco ISD schools.

Mayor Jeff Cheney said an estimated 2,000 people marched along Eldorado Parkway as part of a protest in Frisco on June 1. (Courtesy Andrew Holden)
Mayor, police chief among crowd marching through Frisco in peaceful protest

Mayor Jeff Cheney said he and the police chief were among more than 2,000 people who attended the June 1 protest in Frisco.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Participants must register for their testing appointment in advance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mobile COVID-19 testing for Collin County residents coming to Frisco, Wylie

Mobile testing for COVID-19 will open June 4 in Frisco.

The lawsuit claiming Frisco ISD’s at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees ended May 29. U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is still considering the case and is expected to make a ruling at a later date. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Decision on Frisco ISD's at-large system for board members now rests with judge

U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is expected to make a ruling at a later date over issues presented at trial related to the election of school board members.