Richardson council votes for waiver of tax law, no comprehensive exams for 2020-21 in Plano ISD: Top news from DFW

City Manager Dan Johnson explained the importance of the resolution at an Aug. 3 council meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)
City Manager Dan Johnson explained the importance of the resolution at an Aug. 3 council meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)

City Manager Dan Johnson explained the importance of the resolution at an Aug. 3 council meeting. (Courtesy Citizens Information Television)

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Richardson City Council votes to allow waiver of Texas law restricting property tax increases of more than 3.5%

By unanimous vote, Richardson City Council unlocked the ability for future councils to waive the 3.5% cap on increases to its property tax rate without voter approval.

A little more than half of Lewisville ISD students sign up for in-person learning—see where

Parents of Lewisville ISD students appear largely split on whether to send their children to school or to have them learn virtually, with a little over half opting for in-person learning.



Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

A free COVID-19 saliva testing site is scheduled to open Aug. 3 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required. Registration for the Frisco location is set to open at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 at Texas.curativeinc.com.

City abandons legal effort to preserve Plano Tomorrow plan, sets date for repeal vote

The city of Plano will end a nearly five-year legal battle to preserve its comprehensive development plan.

Plano ISD nixes comprehensive exams for 2020-21 as district shifts focus to assignments, participation

Plano ISD schools will not hold comprehensive exams this year at the end of each semester as the district puts more weight on daily assignments and participation during the pandemic.

Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, William C. Wadsack, Daniel Houston and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.



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