Frisco health experts prep for COVID-19 and flu season plus more top DFW news

Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said getting the flu shot is the "single most important thing" that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting influenza and its complications. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said getting the flu shot is the "single most important thing" that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting influenza and its complications. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Dr. Jennifer Shuford, infectious disease medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said getting the flu shot is the "single most important thing" that a person can do to prevent themselves from getting influenza and its complications. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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Frisco

Experts advise planning for Frisco's winter flu season during COVID-19

Health officials are preparing for a seasonal wave of influenza they said could compound public health and health care system capacity concerns this year.

New office park planned to be built on US 380 in Frisco



A new office park to be built on US 380 got approval for a zoning change from the Frisco City Council on Nov. 2.

McKinney

La'Shadion Shemwell to be recalled from McKinney City Council

McKinney City Council member La'Shadion Shemwell released a statement after a majority of voters in the Nov. 3 election were in favor of him being removed from office by recall, saying, "This is not the outcome we wanted, but one we fully expected."

McKinney residents decide against proposition to potentially sell park land

With almost all Collin County vote centers reporting, nearly 60% of McKinney residents have voted against giving the city permission to sell land located near the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. The land will remain as it is, as the city will not be able to enter negotiations to sell the land.

Tarrant county

Judge Glen Whitley addresses the state of Tarrant County

In an Oct. 23 address, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley spoke to county officials, residents and business owners about the obstacles the county is facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

William C. Wadsack, Ben Thompson, Miranda Jaimes and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.






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The B-12 Store opened a new location in Frisco on Dec. 4. (Courtesy The B-12 Store)
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Wild Fork Foods is slated to open its first Texas location in Frisco sometime in April or May. (Community Impact staff)
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Wild Fork Foods, a Florida-based company, will open its first store in Texas at 4770 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, Frisco, sometime in April or May.

The franchise's new Frisco location is set to open in March. (Courtesy Clean Juice)
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The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Candidate filing for the May 1 election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Community Impact staff)
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The auto repair shop, located on Lebanon Road, will celebrate its first anniversary Jan. 15. (Courtesy Stonebriar Auto Service & Repair)
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