Grant program applications open, event center backlash and more: Most popular news from DFW this week

Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Read this week's most popular news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

‘A year like we’ve never seen’: Plano ISD prepares for combination of in-person, remote learning

Plano ISD is preparing two simultaneous educational tracks for the fall that will each cover the same curriculum after the Texas Education Agency provided additional guidance this week on the upcoming semester.

Applications for McKinney's new $5 million grant program to open June 24

McKinney City Council approved a new $5 million grant program during a specially called meeting June 23.



McKinney residents turn out to oppose proposed event center

Area homeowners packed McKinney Council Chambers for the June 23 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, with most expressing opposition to a proposed event center.

Tax revenue snag prompts Lewisville to delay proposed annexation of Castle Hills

The proposed annexation of the Castle Hills community by the city of Lewisville has been delayed until December 2021.

Officials give go-ahead for proposed 18-lane indoor shooting range in McKinney

A request for a specific-use permit to allow a firearms and ammunition store in an indoor gun range called The Range in McKinney was approved June 23 by McKinney Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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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

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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."

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“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.

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Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

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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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