Expanded testing, population growth in Frisco and 3 other DFW-area stories

The state-run testing program is expected to return to other areas of Collin County on a rotating basis every two weeks, according to a May 14 release from Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The state-run testing program is expected to return to other areas of Collin County on a rotating basis every two weeks, according to a May 14 release from Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The state-run testing program is expected to return to other areas of Collin County on a rotating basis every two weeks, according to a May 14 release from Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are five recent updates from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on a butcher shop in Keller, expanded COVID-19 testing in Collin County and more.

Biweekly free coronavirus testing in Collin County to start in McKinney, Plano

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics were available to Collin County residents May 20 in McKinney and May 21 in Plano, and the state-run testing program is expected to return to other areas of Collin County on a rotating basis every two weeks.

Frisco crosses 200K population, tops list of fastest-growing large U.S. cities

New population estimates released by the Census Bureau May 21 show Frisco’s population grew by 71.1% to 200,490 residents between the last census, April 1, 2010, and the latest estimate for July 1, 2019.



New COVID-19 definitions by the state could raise case counts in Collin County

Revised definitions for probable COVID-19 cases and related deaths by the Texas Department of State Health Services could result in a spike of reported cases of the virus, according to a county official.

Keller-based butcher shop Z Bar Cattle Co. celebrates first anniversary

Keller-based butcher shop Z Bar Cattle Co. officially celebrated one year of business in May.

Pier 1 Imports to permanently close all stores, including Frisco location

Pier 1 Imports will permanently close all of its stores, including the one in Frisco, after it sells off its remaining inventory starting on an unknown date.

Elizabeth Uclés, Ian Pribanic, Liesbeth Powers and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.