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Here is how to celebrate Fourth of July in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
Local residents have a variety of ways this year to celebrate Independence Day, from fireworks shows to parades.
McKinney mayor orders face masks for businesses, nonprofits
McKinney Mayor George Fuller signed an executive order on June 29 requiring masks for businesses and nonprofits in the city. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. June 30.
Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney to permanently close
Stan Penn, the owner of Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney, confirmed the bar will permanently close July 20. Penn cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the closure and pointed out that Gov. Greg Abbott placed the blame of a recent spike in cases on bars and restaurants.
My Diamond Shoppe owner in McKinney instills meaning into jewelry after reopening his store
It was a winding road that led Chris Sykes to take over his family’s jewelry business, he said. Sykes studied theater in college, and later on, he worked in the building industry before deciding to pursue something else.
La Madeleine sets opening date for McKinney location
La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe is set to open July 8 in McKinney, marking a return for the restaurant to the McKinney area. It will be operated by Tanzeem Rizvi.
See which Frisco city offices, services are open for July 4 weekend
The city of Frisco’s government offices will be closed July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, according to a city news release. Normal hours will resume July 6.
UNT requires masks to be worn at all campuses
All students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear a mask at all University of North Texas campuses, including two Frisco locations at Hall Park and Inspire Park, according to university officials.
Microsoft announces closure of retail stores, including Stonebriar Centre location
Microsoft Corp. announced June 26 that it was closing all of its physical Microsoft Store locations as part of a "strategic change" in its retail operations. The Microsoft Store at Stonebriar Centre, located at 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 1176, Frisco, is among the company-wide closures.
BREAKING: Plano businesses would have to require guests, employees to wear masks under proposed city ordinance
Businesses in Plano would be required to make their employees and visitors wear masks under a proposed city ordinance that will be considered this week.
Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth
City of Roanoke to celebrate Fourth of July with virtual event
While many cities have canceled events completely or opted for fireworks-only shows with no audience, the city of Roanoke is taking a different approach to the July 4th holiday.
Stevie’s Diner reopens for business in Northeast Fort Worth
After a nearly three-month hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Northeast Fort Worth restaurant Stevie’s Diner officially reopened June 19.
Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village
Lewisville dam repairs lead to closure of popular recreation area
Repairs to the Lewisville Lake Dam continue this week with a minor inconvenience for Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area visitors.
Dallas County moves drive-thru test site to Irving, says quicker results to come from private vendor
Drive-thru testing will continue in Dallas County following the hiring of a private vendor, according to a June 30 press release.
Bollywood Spice now open in Richardson
Bollywood Spice opened in mid-June at 310 E. Main St., Richardson. The restaurant and hookah bar serves a variety of Indian food, such as chicken tikka masala and tandoori roti.
Richardson Orthodontics now open on Arapaho Road
Richardson Orthodontics opened June 1 at 702 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 102, Richardson.
Miranda Jaimes, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Elizabeth Ucles, Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Mike Graham, William C. Wadsack and Mackenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.