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McKinney's El Fenix reopens and other DFW-area news

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Rockstars of Tomorrow Music Academy opening first Texas location in Frisco

The music academy will offer lessons in guitar, voice, piano, drums, bass, ukulele, violin, songwriting, audio recording and performance.


Gov. Greg Abbott outlines how hurricane evacuation will work amid COVID-19 pandemic

While social distancing practices will be in place and personal protective equipment will be available at the evacuation centers, Abbott also encouraged families to consider evacuating to hotel and motel rooms farther inland as they offer more privacy and less potential exposure to COVID-19.



Collin County launching small business grant program

Collin County approved a new small business grant program Aug. 24 that will distribute funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


Collin County revises disclaimer on COVID-19 dashboard

Collin County revised the disclaimer on its COVID-19 dashboard Aug. 24 to acknowledge the Texas Department of State Health Services is working to make the data as accurate as possible.


Richardson's The Barber & Co. now open and more DFW-area news

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Southwest Kia to open fourth DFW-area dealership in Frisco

The car dealership will sell and service Kia vehicles.



Chef Point Bar & Restaurant in Colleyville offers 'five-star' food and more DFW-area news

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Visit Frisco helps local venues with safety accreditation to attract travelers

Many of Frisco’s hotels and tourist destinations are pursuing an accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council to help travelers feel safe about returning to the city.


Mosquito pool near Frisco's Hickory Creek tests positive for West Nile virus

“As we enjoy these cooler mornings, it’s important to follow the 4Ds to help protect yourself, loved ones and neighbors,” Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez said in a statement.



Texas Education Agency announces new COVID-19 tracking system for public schools

Texas school systems will be required to report COVID-19 cases to the state, and this data will be posted publicly starting next month.


Living Spaces to open second DFW store in late August in Frisco

The 135,000-square-foot Frisco store will offer custom order upholstery, 3D room planning and an "Elements" collection, which features pieces sourced from around the world.


Jollibee restaurant in Plano a hit on its first day and more DFW news

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Tracking COVID-19: Frisco reaches 520 active cases this past week

As of Aug. 19, the active case count was at 509, and there were 132 recoveries in the last two weeks.



Texas Workforce Commission applies for additional unemployment benefit funding

The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.


Onetime UFC combatant helps run McSweeney Martial Arts in Plano and more DFW news

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Dillas Primo Quesadillas in Frisco finds strength in ‘niche’ market, community connection

The “quality convenience” restaurant started serving specialized in quesadilla meals in Frisco in 2017.


Frisco receives 120 applicants for volunteer board, commission positions

Frisco had 120 residents apply to serve the city on a board or commission prior to the July 31 deadline.



A look at higher education: See education levels of Frisco residents, local college demographics

The educational attainment of those 25 and older in Frisco shows a higher percentage of those with bachelor's degrees than the state average, according to the most recent American Community Survey estimates.


NCAA Division I Football Championship in Frisco could move to May 2021

Frisco residents may have to wait four extra months to see the annual NCAA Division I Football Championship game played at Toyota Stadium next year.


Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman in her 80s

“We’ve now lost nine of our neighbors to COVID-19,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.


Dickey's Barbecue Pit coming to Frisco and more DFW-area news

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