How to celebrate July 4, face mask orders and more: Business, community news from DFW

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)
Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Dallas-Fort Worth

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



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.

Frisco

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.

Plano

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.

Richardson

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.



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Frisco sees decrease in active COVID-19 cases week over week

As of July 15, the city reported 165 active cases— a 10 case decrease from the week prior.

Cottonwood Art Festival was one of three events canceled by the city. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)
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The management team for the KidZania Dallas location in Frisco's Stonebriar Centre hopes to get approval from the state for the facility to reopen later this month. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
KidZania awaiting clearance from the state to reopen in Frisco

An executive with KidZania USA said the business is hoping to get approval from the state to reopen its Frisco location this month.

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Gov. Abbott: Texas Education Agency to extend online learning option for school districts in 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts may be able to continue online learning for longer than three weeks, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Walmart and Sam's Club leaders announced in a press release July 15 all stores nationwide will require shoppers to wear a face covering beginning July 20. (Courtesy Walmart)
UPDATED: Kroger joins Walmart, Sam's Club in requiring face coverings in all stores

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.

Lorenzo Sanchez will face off against incumbent state Rep. Jeff Leach in the November general election after narrowly defeating Tom Adair in the Democratic runoff. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County primary election runoff: Lorenzo Sanchez to face state Rep. Jeff Leach after winning Democratic Party runoff

Lorenzo Sanchez will face off against incumbent state Rep. Jeff Leach in the November general election after narrowly defeating Tom Adair in the Democratic runoff.

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Johnson advances in primary runoff to face Weitzel for district judge seat in Denton County

See how other candidates on the Denton County ballots fared in the primary runoff election on July 14.

Director of Public Health Matt Richardson clarified what authority local health departments have during the July 14 Denton County Commissioners Court meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Denton County public health clarifies its authority in schools

Local health authorities have the ability to quarantine or isolate individuals, properties, specific buildings or groups of people, particularly when there is a threat of transmission of a communicable or infectious disease.

Frisco Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Tony Felker moderated a panel made up of Mayor Jeff Cheney, Visit Frisco Executive Director Marla Roe, Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland and Frisco Economic Development Corp. Vice President Jason Ford during the State of the City event on July 14. (Courtesy Suad Bejtovic Photography)
‘Brighter days are definitely ahead here’: Frisco leaders discuss state of the city

City leaders discussed how Frisco has handled challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and the outlook for the future during the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s virtual State of the City event on July 14.

Medical City is suspending elective surgeries in its North Texas hospitals until July 27. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, giving claimants $600 per week, will end July 25. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Federal unemployment payments of $600 per week end July 25

While the added $600 federal unemployment benefits will end, Texans are still eligible for other forms of relief.