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)

Read the most popular Dallas-Fort Worth-area news from the past week.

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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Hospitals across the North Texas area are monitoring elective procedures after the region crossed a key state threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)
Many elective surgeries still on schedule in North Texas despite new COVID-19 restrictions

For now, many elective procedures are expected to go on as planned despite the new restrictions.

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 causes bar closures and more DFW news

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

The food hall adjacent to the Frisco Fresh Market will open in early 2021. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Future Frisco food hall to be ‘pandemic-proof’ and more top news from the DFW area

Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded the Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bar closures, tighter business restrictions triggered in North Texas by COVID-19 hospitalizations

Restaurants, bars and many other businesses will face heightened restrictions after North Texas exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Voters can cast ballots in person until Dec. 4 for early voting or vote on election day, Dec. 8. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dec. 4 is last day for Frisco voters to cast early ballots in City Council runoff

Dec. 4 is the last day for Frisco voters to join the 2,000-plus people who have voted in the Dec. 8 City Council runoff since the beginning of early voting.

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in Frisco in October as compared to the same period in 2019. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in Frisco in October as compared to the same period in 2019.

This shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Denton County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options for US 380 in Denton County

TxDOT is studying five conceptual alignments for the project. The study area includes the area north of US 380; it includes the cities of Denton, Providence Village, Frisco, Little Elm, Aubrey, Krugerville and Celina and the towns of Prosper and Cross Roads.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Meadowcreek is Frisco's featured neighborhood for December. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Meadowcreek is this month's featured neighborhood in Frisco

Meadowcreek, a 189-home community, is located north of Main Street and just to the east of FM 423.

The portion of Hall Office Park to be redeveloped is at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco approves tax reinvestment zone to help fund parking garage, park as Hall Office Park redevelops

Frisco will participate in improvements planned as part of a Hall Office Park project that could more than triple the property’s value to nearly $2.2 billion over the next 20-30 years.

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.

Located at the south end of Teel Parkway, the 1135 Hike & Bike Trail will now be part of Iron Horse Trail. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco approves names for 3 neighborhood parks, 2 connected trails

Frisco City Council approved names for three neighborhood parks and two city trails during its Dec. 1 meeting.