Richardson shop has 11,000 bicycles on back order and more DFW news

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Richardson

Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner

In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It's crazy busy,” Smith said of the demand from people wanting to do more cycling. “We've got 11,000 bicycles on back order, which is probably twice as much as we normally have.”



Frisco

Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Aug. 7 after a bat found in the Preston Manor neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

McKinney

McKinney software and delivery company CourMed expands with city grant

CourMed, a technology company providing enterprise software and concierge delivery services, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in McKinney. The company will create 22 new technology jobs over the next three years with a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corp.’s Innovation Fund.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Moviehouse & Eatery reopens in Flower Mound's Lakeside DFW

The Moviehouse & Eatery reopened the first week of July after closing its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equip

The Salvation Army of North Texas is expanding its drive-thru grocery service locations, according to a Aug. 7 release.

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

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



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Cottonwood Market houses over 300 vendors. (Courtesy Cottonwood Market)
Richardson Mercantile changes name, under new ownership

The store changed its name to Cottonwood Market in late August.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.

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TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

Pet adoptions in August were up by 10% year-over-year. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
Richardson Animal Shelter sees a 94% adoption rate in August

The increase in August was in part due to the Clear the Shelter event, a weeklong adoption drive.

The upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

Read popular news from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)
Seafood eatery Hot Crab opens in Richardson and more DFW news

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

Almost Home Animal Rescue's Heather Weeks, left, and Amy Desler pick up North Texas Giving Day yard signs. (Courtesy Kim Leeson/Communities Foundation of Texas)
North Texas Giving Day to aid more than 3,300 nonprofits

The 18-hour online event organized by Communities Foundation of Texas allows people to support local nonprofits and causes.

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)
Hot Crab seafood restaurant now open in Richardson

The restaurant serves Cajun dishes, Northeast-style seafood and New American food.

Alexandria Marquez teaches first grade students from an empty classroom at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. (Courtesy Richardson ISD)
Richardson ISD students, staff work through the kinks of remote, in-person learning

Adjustments made to several key areas of district operations are outlined in this story from Community Impact Newspaper's September edition.

Richardson makes headway on major trail projects

The city has invested millions of dollars in extending its local and regional trails system.