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Frisco ISD board approves adding superintendent authority during COVID-19, offers updates

FISD officials offered updates on instruction, campus operations and seniors' graduation.


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Latest in Frisco: 231 coronavirus cases confirmed in Denton County, 78 from local transmission

This is an ongoing story. New updates will be posted as they become available.

Census responses ahead of U.S. in Dallas-Fort Worth, growth highest in nation

Dallas-Fort Worth counties vary in self-response rates on the U.S. census as Census Day arrives April 1.



‘Be prepared to be flexible’: Frisco OB-GYN urges expectant mothers to check with hospitals daily amid COVID-19

Texas Health Frisco OBGYN says local hospitals are constantly getting new rules from the federal government and state.


Frisco Public Library offering digital, online resources while physically closed

Library Director Shelley Holley said the city facility is offering regular story times and other programs through its social media pages and has already boosted its e-book and e-audiobook offerings.


Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.


First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.



ROUNDUP: DFW businesses provide adjusted services to community, support each other during coronavirus

Read more about some of the businesses the Community Impact Newspaper team has featured.


Collin County judge rescinds order defining all business as essential after governor issues statewide guidelines

Collin County’s top elected official has withdrawn his stay-at-home order that defined all business as essential.


ReNue Pharmacy donates 40 gallons of hand sanitizer to first responders in Frisco and Plano

The production of hand sanitizer is “very labor intensive,” but the business felt the donation would benefit the community, managing parter Raj Chhadua said.


Dallas-Fort Worth area sees highest population increase in last decade of any metropolitan area

The North Texas area’s population rose by more than 1.2 million between 2010 and 2019.



'Now is the time to redouble our efforts': Abbott issues executive order for state on COVID-19 extending school closures, clarifying essential services

Gov. Greg Abbott updated Texans and issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during a March 31 afternoon press conference.


Court decision leaves McKinney's shelter-in-place ordinance intact

A court left McKinney’s shelter-in-place ordinance intact after a resident’s legal challenge claimed the policy conflicted with the county judge’s order.


MD Medical Group opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites at 7 locations in Dallas-Fort Worth

Select locations can test up to 1,200 patients per day, according to the medical group.


Frisco ISD to hold special meeting to decide status of eLearning, coronavirus response

The board will convene for the special meeting via video conference April 1 at 10 a.m.



Collin County commissioners extend shelter-in-place order, clarify city authority

No changes were made to County Judge Chris Hill’s original order during the March 30 commissioners meeting.


Significance of $2T federal stimulus package for small businesses explained during Richardson chamber webinar

The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the CARES Act, includes billions of dollars in assistance for small businesses and certain nonprofits.


Samurai Inti Martial Arts seeing families train together

Professor Sebastian Mejias said he has seen his martial arts school’s online classes bring families together while they are staying home.


Coronavirus causes layoffs for Texas Central’s high-speed rail project

Texas Central officials announced multiple employees would be laid off March 27 in the wake of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak.



New student enrollment, kindergarten registration in Frisco ISD shift to online-only

Frisco ISD enrolled 185 new students during two weeks of school closures.


See what measures DFW-area school districts are taking to deter coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes hold in Texas, see what local school districts are doing to prevent its spread.


Frisco downtown merchants creating support network for one another

Frisco Downtown Merchants Association has established a daily digital meeting to support businesses throughout The Rail District.


Frisco ISD may decide on future of school closures, e-learning next week

The district has nearly wrapped up two weeks of e-learning.



Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.


Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.