McKinney's El Fenix reopens and other DFW-area news

El Fenix in McKinney recently reopened. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
El Fenix in McKinney recently reopened. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

El Fenix in McKinney recently reopened. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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McKinney

El Fenix reopens in McKinney following COVID-19 temporary closure

El Fenix announced the reopening of its McKinney location Aug. 17. The restaurant, located at 3450 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, is now open for limited dine-in, curbside pickup and takeout options.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village



Therapy center to move into new Flower Mound location on Parker Square Road

The therapy center icare Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine Center is expected to open its new location Aug. 31 at 650 Parker Square Road, Flower Mound. The center will offer treatment for people with neurological problems, orthopedic issues, dementia and other conditions.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Denton County allots CARES Act funding to more than 1,300 businesses

Denton County is distributing $147 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Frisco

Collin County launching small business grant program

Collin County approved a new small business grant program that will distribute funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Liesbeth Powers and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.



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Here’s who has filed to run in McKinney ISD’s May 1 school board elections

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Grizzly Burger House's menu includes the Hawaiian cheeseburger and more. (Courtesy Grizzly Burger House)
Grizzly Burger opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about, where, when and how they can get inoculated.

McKinney ISD announced approval of renovation plans for Caldwell and Vega elementary schools in the summer of 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney ISD board OKs renovation costs for Caldwell, Vega elementary schools

McKinney ISD’s school board approved final updates for elementary school renovations using funds from the district's 2016 bond program.

The McKinney ISD school board announced four propositions on May's ballot—including two bonds totaling $275 million. (Francesca D'Annunzio/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney ISD announces 4 ballot measures, including $275 million in bond projects, for May election

McKinney ISD voters will decide on four ballot propositions in the May 1 election that district leaders consider “extremely important,” including a $245 million school building bond.

McKinney ISD announced it is opting into a TEA waiver that allows some Texas districts to have asynchonrous learning days so teachers have time to plan and engage in professional development. (Adobe Stock)
McKinney ISD opts in for asynchronous learning days in spring 2021

The independent learning days are scheduled for: Feb. 1, Feb. 16, March 15 and April 12.

Statewide, more than 120,000 vaccines have been distributed to date. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
McKinney Fire Department gets green light to open COVID-19 vaccination hub, receives 2,800 doses

People are encouraged to sign up at multiple sites and respond to the first phone call they receive, officials said.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
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Independent Financial is expanding its McKinney headquarters to be twice as big for its growing team. (Courtesy Independent Financial)
Building No. 2 will more than double Independent Financial's presence at McKinney's Craig Ranch

Independent Financial is expanding its McKinney headquarters to be twice as big for its growing team.

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center will open Feb. 15 at 3610 W. University Drive, Ste. 150, McKinney. (Courtesy BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center)
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center to bring women’s-focused well-being services to McKinney

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center will open Feb. 15 in McKinney.

McKinney ISD will host its first Spanish spelling bee this week. Winners will compete at a regional spelling bee in February. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)
McKinney ISD ‘elevating both languages’ at first districtwide Spanish spelling bee

Eleven students will compete in McKinney ISD's first districtwide Spanish spelling bee this week.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

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