Businesses react to coronavirus orders and other DFW community news

An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

An executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the closure of all bars in the state by noon on June 26. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

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State, county coronavirus restrictions impact bars in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth


State and county health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect businesses across the Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth areas.

Technology helps DPC Healthcare connect with Northeast Fort Worth patients amid coronavirus



As the onset of the coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-home orders and other restrictions from state and local governments, DPC Healthcare leaned on what it does best as a telemedicine and concierge-type medical practice, administrator Lan Pham said.

Plano

In-person book browsing—at limited capacity—to return to Plano libraries in July

Some Plano recreation classes will resume and libraries will reopen for limited browsing as the city prepares to expand access to its facilities in the month of July.

Richardson

'Enough is enough': Richardson bar refuses to close despite statewide mandate

Six Springs Tavern in Richardson has made it clear it will remain open despite a statewide mandate calling for bars to close.

A Safe Space: UT Dallas recognized as one of nation's leading universities for LGBTQ+ students

UT Dallas was recently named one of the top colleges in the country for LGBTQ+ students, according to a June 17 press release. It ranked 14th in the nation by Best Colleges in partnership with Campus Pride and is the only university in Texas to make the top 25.

Twisted Root Burger Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Twisted Root Burger Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 8, according to court documents obtained by Community Impact Newspaper.

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Per Facebook post, Colleyville does not intend to enforce county mask order

A Tarrant County executive order requiring face masks goes into effect June 26, but the city of Colleyville says it does not intend to enforce it.

Frisco

Amazon to open delivery station in Frisco, offer hundreds of local job opportunities

Amazon will open a delivery station sometime in 2020 at 16399 Gateway Path, Frisco. The station will provide fast and efficient delivery for the community and hundreds of local job opportunities, according to Amazon spokesperson Jen Crowcroft.

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Frisco RoughRiders cancel weekend home series following COVID-19 outbreak in front office

A coronavirus outbreak among the front office staff of the Frisco RoughRiders has prompted the cancellation of the July 3-5 series at Dr Pepper Ballpark for the temporary expansion team in the Texas Collegiate League.

Frisco sees increase in active COVID-19 case average

More on Frisco, Collin County, Denton County and the state's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

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Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Part of the 40-foot mural will pay homage to the old Double Dip that was once on the property and feature icons, such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee. (Courtesy Nack Development)
Development update: Mural in the works at The Patios at the Rail in Frisco

Part of the 40-foot mural will pay homage to the old Double Dip that was once on the property and feature icons, such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee.

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Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

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Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

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CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.

Frisco has had approximately 13,000 residents filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
13K Frisco residents have filed for unemployment during pandemic, data shows

The Frisco area saw nearly 1,800 residents file for unemployment insurance in the most recent period between May 20-June 20.

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Denton County to continue partnering with United Way for rent, mortgage relief

Keeping people in their homes and keeping the economy churning were key topics during the Denton County Commissioners Court discussion June 30.

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Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.