McKinney's senior population on the rise

By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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McKinney businesses offer distance learning programs as schools start online

Child care centers are launching distance learning programs to assist students who are learning virtually.

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The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

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The fitness center will offer group fitness classes, KidCare programs, personal training, tanning, red-light therapy and a women’s-only weight room.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

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The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.

Work will continue along Louisiana Street in downtown McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The paving along the remaining north half of the roadway will continue through the month of August, with one travel lane provided for vehicles.

Collin College prepares to restart fall classes in McKinney

This fall, the community college will offer on-site and remote learning options as well as combinations of the two.

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In the McKinney area, a total of 2,971 businesses have received PPP loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The majority of Commitment Response Forms submitted to McKinney ISD selected in-person instruction for the first nine weeks of school. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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More than 12,000 responses chose the in-person option as the district prepares to resume face-to-face learning at some point during the 2020-21 school year.