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)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Plano

Two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs opening in Plano

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

Flower Mound



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.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

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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Plano ISD to lift face mask requirement for 2021-22 school year

Plano ISD will make face masks optional at all district campuses, facilities and events in the fall.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Capital Title of Texas coming soon to Plano

Capital Title of Texas plans to open a new location in Plano.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

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Starting Strength opens new location in Plano

The gym offers an individualized strength training system that improves strength, health and athletic performance.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Former Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) hands off the gavel to new Mayor John Muns at the May 10 City Council meeting. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper)
John Muns sworn in as Plano's newest mayor

John Muns was officially sworn in as the 40th mayor of Plano at the May 10 City Council meeting in front of a crowded chamber.

Frisco ISD's new protocols, which no longer make face masks a requirement, will go into effect June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco ISD to lift face mask requirement for schools starting June 1

Frisco ISD protocols for summer and fall classes will no longer require students and staff to wear face masks.

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Latitude Luxury Living now open in Plano

Resident amenities include four courtyards, an outdoor kitchen, a resort-style pool with tanning ledge, a two-story fitness center with a rock-climbing station, and a dog wash area and pet spa.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Agencies seeking comment to improve North Texas biking trails

The Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public feedback to improve biking options throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.




Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is expanding its cardiovascular services. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Plano heart hospital bringing cardiovascular services to Frisco

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano—ranked among the top 1% of heart hospitals in the country—is bringing its services to the Frisco hospital and providing relationships and oversight of the program