State unemployment changes, go-kart park opens and more: Most popular news from DFW this week

Unemployment recipients in Texas will soon be required to document their efforts to find new work in order to keep receiving benefits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Unemployment recipients in Texas will soon be required to document their efforts to find new work in order to keep receiving benefits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Unemployment recipients in Texas will soon be required to document their efforts to find new work in order to keep receiving benefits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the most popular stories from the past week of Community Impact Newspaper coverage in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Texans on unemployment benefits will soon be required to apply for new work, state says

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will soon have to prove they are actively looking for work in order to continue receiving assistance.

Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19, the Texas Workforce Commission announced in a news release.

Lone Star Kartpark now open in Northeast Fort Worth



At more than a half-mile long and 30 feet wide, Lone Star Kartpark began accepting customers at the end of May.

Located adjacent to the Texas Motor Speedway at 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, the complex features dozens of go-karts that reach speeds of 50 mph or more.

Frisco ISD teachers weigh in on e-Learning in survey

A majority of Frisco ISD teachers gained confidence in executing the e-Learning model used during the last few months of the 2019-20 school year, according to results of a recent survey.

McKinney approves grant for The Commons at District 121, which will start construction later this year

The McKinney Community Development Corp. received approval from McKinney City Council to issue a $2 million economic development grant for a new public space in McKinney.

24 Hour Fitness filing for bankruptcy, to close 11 DFW-area gyms

24 Hour Fitness announced June 15 the company has filed for bankruptcy as a result of the "devastating effects" of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release.

Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Elizabeth Ucles and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
New bike store Endur3Bikes to open in Frisco’s Rail District

The shop will offer adult and kids bikes, equipment and apparel as well as triathlete equipment.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Texas Historical Commission approves relocation of Denton County's Confederate memorial

The Texas Historical Commission executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to its new home inside the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
Fried chicken kitchen opens in Plano; The Heritage Table to reopen in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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The Heritage Table is reopening its restaurant in Frisco. (Community Impact file photo)
The Heritage Table sets date for Frisco reopening

For the first few weeks of operation the restaurant will have limited reservations.




Daily Grinds owner John Tran describes his eatery as a bistro. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Daily Grinds owner in Frisco obsesses over detail to create bistro experience

“I love being a part of this community, and I think there’s so much growth happening,” Tran said.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Raymond James will open a location at The Offices Two at Frisco Station. (Courtesy VanTrust Real Estate)
Raymond James to join The Offices Two at Frisco Station

Raymond James joins other companies, such as MTX Group Inc., at The Offices Two at Frisco Station.

The chain has several restaurants in Texas, including two in College Station. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
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Lewisville ISD to convert more campuses to STEM academies

Lewisville ISD is converting four middle school campuses and one elementary campus to STEM academies for the 2021-22 school year.