MW Builders opens Dallas-area office in Plano

Courtesy MW Builders
Courtesy MW Builders

Courtesy MW Builders

MW Builders opened Jan. 13 at 5920 Windhaven Parkway, Ste. 110, Plano. This location serves as the construction company's Dallas office. Recent and current projects include a Courtyard by Marriot in downtown Dallas, 848 Mitchell Student Housing in Arlington and a Hampton Inn & Suites in Keller. 469-808-7510. www.mwbuilders.com/location/dallas
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


MOST RECENT

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

CoServ executives accepting award
CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.

An Ikigai Udon dough master prepares dough for the noodle-making process a few weeks after the restaurant opened in 2017. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fast-casual Ikigai Udon restaurant in Plano closes after 3 years in business

The Japanese restaurant closed temporarily in March, but made that closure permanent in June due to "the unusual economic situation."

Money stock art
Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.

Bus
Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

The Denton County Transit Authority stated its new requirement will be enforced on both its A-train and bus system until the pandemic is over.

The report comes as Texas, like states across the country, puzzles through decisions on what the upcoming academic year will look like for students and staff. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Texas Education Agency: 1 in 10 students have disengaged during the pandemic

More than 600,000 Texas public school students didn't complete assignments or respond to outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city of Plano on June 30 issued a "strong recommendation" that most businesses require their employees and guests to wear face coverings to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Pexel)
Plano issues a 'strong recommendation' that businesses require masks—here's what that means

Most businesses in Plano are now under a “strong recommendation” from the city of Plano to develop a health policy that requires employees and guests to wear face coverings.

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Students to be required to take STAAR test in 2020-21 school year

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test.

Local municipalities are planning a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July that can be viewed virtually or from outside of residents' homes. (Courtesy Pexel)
How to celebrate July 4, face mask orders and more: Business, community news from DFW

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Work search requirement paused for Texans on unemployment benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to close Texas bars due to a rise in coronavirus cases, more than 30 bar owners filed a lawsuit June 29 challenging Abbott’s emergency order. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.

Plano on June 30 will consider adopting a rule that would require businesses to make wearing masks mandatory for guests and employees, with some exceptions. (Courtesy Canva)
Update: Penalty removed from Plano ordinance that would have required mandatory mask policies at businesses

Businesses in Plano would be required to make their employees and visitors wear masks under a proposed city ordinance that will be considered this week.