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.



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Frisco confirmed on June 5 a second mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Second mosquito pool in Frisco tests positive for West Nile Virus

Frisco announced June 5 that a second mosquito pool had tested positive for West Nile Virus near Cottonwood Creek Park.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's menu features burritos, tacos, salads, bowls and chips and queso. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle Mexican Grill to open this summer in North Frisco

The new location will be the fourth in Frisco.

(Cherry He/Community Impact Newspaper)
VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 8 online events from Frisco to stream at home in June

Browse online events from the Frisco area in June.

Although Texas restaurants began to open May 1, to-go alcohol sales will be allowed to continue, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. (Courtesy Pexels)
Protests, development plans and three other popular DFW stories from this week

Here are five recent updates from the metroplex on police brutality protests, a Frisco report of West Nile Virus and more.

SNAP, a federal program overseen in Texas by the HHSC, assists around 1.4 million eligible low-income individuals and families statewide. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Emergency SNAP food benefits extended in Texas during COVID-19 pandemic

SNAP assists around 1.4 million eligible low-income individuals and families in Texas.

At Frisco Concierge Medicine, Dr. Bryan M. Lowery helped set up a drive-thru COVID-19 testing tent at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Frisco on March 17. (Courtesy Frisco Concierge Medicine)
Frisco medical practices returning after furloughs, visit declines

Many primary care physicians throughout Frisco have reported steep losses in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of those present at the gathering of Collin County Churches wore shirts and held signs that said "praying for justice and against racism." More shirts with the same message were handed out to the crowd. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Photos: Scenes from prayer gathering hosted by Collin County Churches

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..

The bakery is located on Dallas Parkway. (Courtesy Great Harvest Bread Co.)
Great Harvest Bread Co. now serving made-to-order bread in Frisco

The bakery also offers hot and cold sandwiches, pastries, soups and salads.

Write On Creative Writing Center's Meghan Logan, right, works with Elle Norris on Thursday. (Courtesy Write On Creative Writing Center)
Frisco business owners say 50% customer capacity is 'good news'

Several Frisco business owners said they are excited to be able to increase customer capacity to 50% following guidance from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

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)
CMS reports 321 coronavirus deaths in Texas nursing homes, nearly 32,000 nationwide

CMS also unveiled an interactive map that lets users search any nursing home in the U.S. to its COVID-19 cases.

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)
Spray parks return to Frisco and more: Business and community news from the DFW area

Read the latest business and community news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The American retailer offers casual clothes, luggage and decor. (Courtesy Lands' End)
Lands' End now projected to open mid-June in Frisco

Lands' End was originally slated to open in spring at the Centre at Preston Ridge.