Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth
5:21 PM Jul 31, 2020 CDT

In the know: Online learning expert discusses challenges students, parents will face this fall

The goal for many districts is to provide a learning management system that acts as a single point of connection for parents, students and teachers, said Tracy Weeks, director of K-12 education for the online learning platform Canvas.


Frisco
12:25 PM CDT

TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.



Plano

City abandons legal effort to preserve Plano Tomorrow plan, sets date for repeal vote

The city of Plano will end a nearly five-year legal battle to preserve its comprehensive development plan.


Frisco

Cookie Society opens in Frisco, Grapevine boutique marks first anniversary: News from DFW

Read the latest business and community news from DFW.


McKinney

Collin College prepares to restart fall classes in McKinney

This fall, the community college will offer on-site and remote learning options as well as combinations of the two.




Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville's Main and Mill corridor project to cause intermittent lane closures in next few months

In the next few months, landscaping work will take place on both streets, as will the installation of pedestrian features and walls at the corners of Main and Mill streets.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

ROUNDUP: News from 5 local businesses in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Here is a roundup of the most recent local business news in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.


Richardson

Dallas County seeing decline in number of positive coronavirus cases compared with early July

Dallas County is reporting a 6% decrease in positive cases from the previous week.


Plano

Plano's active coronavirus case total rises 80% since July 22 as Collin County hospitalizations trend downward

The rise in active cases in Plano has not been reflective of the population needing treatment in area hospitals, which declined in the past seven days.



Frisco

Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.


Plano

Market data: Plano home prices continue their rise year over year as supply dwindles

Total housing market inventory in Plano was down 36% from June of 2019. Explore sale prices by ZIP code in the chart inside.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Judge dismisses suit against Lewisville ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

The July 31 ruling by U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan granted the school district’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims for lack of jurisdiction.


Richardson

The Local Game Store celebrates one year in Richardson

The community center offers a space for guests who wish to play board games, card games or participate in tournaments.



Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville ISD creates additional virtual learning courses for 2020-21 school year

The district will create its own curriculum for the additional courses, the update said.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville delays annual budget workshop until Aug. 17

The city chose to delay the meeting to wait on a more compete property tax roll report from the Denton Central Appraisal District, a July 30 release said.


McKinney

INTERACTIVE: PPP loans allow McKinney businesses to retain more than 23,000 jobs

In the McKinney area, a total of 2,971 businesses have received PPP loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Plano

Council could take action on Plano Tomorrow lawsuit in new meeting; next steps remain unknown

The city of Plano has scheduled a special meeting to discuss a path forward in the Plano Tomorrow lawsuit just days before a court’s deadline for staff to submit a referendum petition to council members.



Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Grapevine-Colleyville, Carroll ISDs update opening plans for in-person, virtual instruction in the fall

Carroll ISD announced July 29 it will proceed to offer both in-person and virtual classes starting Aug. 24.


Frisco

Frisco to spray for mosquitoes after sixth pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 1-2 near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a sixth local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.


McKinney

More than 62% of McKinney ISD families prefer face-to-face learning—see where each campus ranks

More than 12,000 responses chose the in-person option as the district prepares to resume face-to-face learning at some point during the 2020-21 school year.


Frisco

First Look: Cookie Society opens in Frisco amid coronavirus pandemic

Cookie Society has over 70 cookie flavors, and the menu rotates eight to 10 flavors each week to highlight every option throughout the year.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Homebuyers motivated in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area

As mortgage interest rates have dropped to historically low levels, homebuyers are more motivated to purchase a home.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Midway Road Rehabilitation project continues in Lewisville

The contractor is currently working on the third of six phases of the project.