Plano ISD students opt for remote learning, cookie shop coming to McKinney: Most popular news from DFW

Plano ISD will begin the 2020-21 school year with completely virtual instruction. Nearly half of students are signed up for fully remote learning when campuses reopen. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Plano ISD will begin the 2020-21 school year with completely virtual instruction. Nearly half of students are signed up for fully remote learning when campuses reopen. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Plano ISD will begin the 2020-21 school year with completely virtual instruction. Nearly half of students are signed up for fully remote learning when campuses reopen. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Nearly half of Plano ISD students sign up for remote learning—see where each campus ranks

Nearly half of Plano ISD students are signed up for fully remote learning when campuses reopen, according to preliminary numbers provided by the district.

Breaking: Plano ISD delays return to campuses as coronavirus cases rise throughout region

All Plano ISD students will begin the school year in remote learning after the district pushed back a planned return to classrooms by at least four weeks.



Developer dials back retail at long-planned Plano mixed-use development

The Dallas developer behind a long-planned mixed-use project in Plano is increasingly wary of retail in a post-coronavirus environment, seeking to reduce the amount of store space on the property.

Mary's Mountain Cookies comes to McKinney with first Texas location

Mary's Mountain Cookies is expected to open in downtown McKinney in mid-August.

The store will sell freshly baked cookies from the Colorado-based shop, known for its soft quarter-pound cookies and other mountain-style treats.

BREAKING: McKinney ISD students will begin school year in online classes

McKinney ISD's first three weeks of the 2020-21 school year will be in an all-virtual learning environment, according to a July 17 announcement from Superintendent Rick McDaniel.

Daniel Houston and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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City parks on the east and west ends of Frisco are in the works, according to recently submitted site plans.

Harvest Hall will have seven kitchens in total as well as a bar area. (Courtesy LDWW Group)
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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
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The forum is free to view on YouTube and will include candidates who will be on Nov. 3 ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco chamber to host virtual candidate forum for state, county races

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for state and county elective offices on Sept. 24.

The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room offers craft burgers and beer. (Courtesy The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room)
Grind Burger Bar to open in McKinney and more DFW news

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The real estate brokerage opened its Frisco office at Hall Park in June 2019. (Courtesy Redfin)
Real estate brokerage Redfin expanding Frisco offices in 2021

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The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions. (Courtesy Spenga)
Fitness studio Spenga to open in Frisco this winter

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions.

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Sean Heatley withdraws from Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 race

Sean Heatley has withdrawn from the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 race, but his name will remain on the ballot in the November election, according to the district.

The steakhouse serves steak, lobster, seafood and wine. (Courtesy III Forks Prime Steakhouse)
III Forks Prime Steakhouse relocates from Dallas to Frisco

The restaurant on Legacy Drive opened Sept. 15.

Not-for-profit agencies in Collin County can submit invoices for personal protective equipment to the county for reimbursement. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County to reimburse housing and shelter not-for-profits for some coronavirus costs

Collin County plans to reimburse not-for-profit organizations that provide housing and shelter services for costs they have accrued assisting citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 and more DFW news

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Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

The food hall will span 10,000 square feet over two floors with 10 vendors, two bars and over 30 TVs.