Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Plano

Two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs opening in Plano

Two new distribution centers are making COVID-19 vaccines more available to Plano residents.

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Story to watch in 2021: Flower Mound to discuss plans for expansive Furst Ranch

This year, Flower Mound is set to move forward with a complex approval process for a project that would remake part of the town's western edge into a densely populated, mixed-use development with space for tens of thousands of residents.

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Blue Mound Road construction project proposed in north Fort Worth

The Texas Department of Transportation is currently designing future improvements to FM 156, or Blue Mound Road, in north Fort Worth.

McKinney

McKinney ISD opts in for asynchronous learning days in spring 2021

Following the announcement of a new Texas Education Agency waiver that allows certain districts to schedule periodic asynchronous school days, McKinney ISD’s school board voted to opt in at a Jan. 19 meeting.

McKinney Fire Department gets green light to open COVID-19 vaccination hub, receives 2,800 doses

The McKinney Fire Department has been designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services to become a COVID-19 vaccination hub. On the morning of Jan. 19 the city received 800 second-dose vaccines and 2,000 first-dose vaccines, officials said.

Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic, Daniel Houston, Francesca D’Annunzio and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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Though last month’s winter storms caused an estimated $1.7 million in damage to 53 campuses and facilities, Plano ISD personnel expect the district will only have to pay its $100,000 insurance deductible for the needed repairs.

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

EchoPark began selling preowned vehicles in Plano on Dec. 8 at 4400 W. Plano Parkway. (Courtesy EchoPark Automotive)
Pre-owned car dealership EchoPark now open in Plano

The vehicle sales company offers an assortment of 1- to 4-year-old preowned vehicles with more than 400 vehicles on-site at the Plano location.

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SignatureCare Emergency Center coming soon to Plano

The facility will be open around the clock throughout the year, including on holidays.

Children's Health announced in early 2020 it plans to construct a new, seven-story hospital tower by 2023, nearly doubling its facilities in Plano. (Rendering courtesy Children's Health)
Replat, revised site plan approved for Children's Medical Center Plano expansion

Children's Health system took a step toward future expansion at its Plano campus with a March 1 Planning and Zoning Commission decision.

The special election will be held in conjunction with races for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8, as well as with the vote on bond propositions. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Place 7 candidates finalized for Plano City Council special election

Candidates will run for Place 7 in a special election in conjunction with the races for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8, as well as with the vote on bond propositions.

Scooter's Coffee is now open at 1451 E. Buckingham Road in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Harvest Hall officially opened Feb. 6 in Grapevine as part of the Grapevine Main development. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Collin County Judge Chris Hill rescinds COVID-19 disaster declaration

Collin County’s declaration of local disaster in response to COVID-19 was rescinded Feb. 26 by Judge Chris Hill.

Two hundred rail pieces were delivered east of Shiloh Road in Plano in late 2020, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
DART to save millions on Silver Line project following approval of refinanced loan from U.S. Department of Transportation

The $908 million loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau in 2018, according to a Feb. 25 news release.

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano faces long-term impacts from storm; Collin County vaccine hubs resume service and more DFW-area news

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