Development news and other top stories from this week in DFW

Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Tuesday Morning files for bankruptcy; 2 Richardson locations to close

Tuesday Morning Corp. announced May 27 the company has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close Richardson stores at 1750 E. Belt Line Road, Ste. 100, and 819 Arapaho Road, Ste. 14.

Medical City Frisco expansion plans in the works

Medical City Frisco is looking to expand its medical campus beginning next summer.



The Level III trauma hospital on Frisco Square Boulevard is aiming to add a new patient tower that would connect to the existing hospital’s north side and provide additional capacity for the ICU, neurosurgery, spine care and orthopedics, according to a hospital official.

Major real estate projects in Frisco well-positioned for future

While the coronavirus has shut down hundreds of Frisco businesses and has left even more people out of work, construction on many of the city’s biggest developments is moving forward with few delays.

Construction set to begin on $31 million distribution center in Roanoke

Construction work is set to begin in June on a privately funded distribution center west of the Hwy. 114 and Litsey Road intersection in Roanoke.

Park at Frisco Square preliminary site plan approved by P&Z

A 2.3-acre city park is in the works for Frisco Square following an approval by the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission.

Elizabeth Ucles and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



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Frisco has had approximately 13,000 residents filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Denton County to continue partnering with United Way for rent, mortgage relief

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

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Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

The Denton County Transit Authority stated its new requirement will be enforced on both its A-train and bus system until the pandemic is over.

The report comes as Texas, like states across the country, puzzles through decisions on what the upcoming academic year will look like for students and staff. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Texas Education Agency: 1 in 10 students have disengaged during the pandemic

More than 600,000 Texas public school students didn't complete assignments or respond to outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Students to be required to take STAAR test in 2020-21 school year

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Five Frisco pastors explain how the community can come together to initiate change for the social injustices against the Black community. (Photos Courtesy Northbridge Church, Dono Pelham, Earnest B. Morgan, Jim Johnson, Hope Fellowship Church) (Cherry He/Community Impact Newspaper)
5 Frisco pastors speak on how churches, community can fight against racial injustice

A few local pastors are urging the community to come together and initiate change for the social injustices against the Black community—whether it is from inside or outside their churches.

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Denton County strongly recommends but will not require face masks

Countywide mask ordinances have taken center stage in North Texas' fight against coronavirus, but Denton County commissioners said they have no plans to join Dallas and Tarrant counties in requiring face masks.

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)
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Frisco recently announced its government offices will be closed July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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.

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Work search requirement paused for Texans on unemployment benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to close Texas bars due to a rise in coronavirus cases, more than 30 bar owners filed a lawsuit June 29 challenging Abbott’s emergency order. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

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