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Lewisville ISD delays start for 2020-21 school year

Lewisville ISD is changing its start date for the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 19.


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Denton County public health clarifies its authority in schools

Local health authorities have the ability to quarantine or isolate individuals, properties, specific buildings or groups of people, particularly when there is a threat of transmission of a communicable or infectious disease.


Johnson advances in primary runoff to face Weitzel for district judge seat in Denton County

See how other candidates on the Denton County ballots fared in the primary runoff election on July 14.




Federal unemployment payments of $600 per week end July 25

While the added $600 federal unemployment benefits will end, Texans are still eligible for other forms of relief.


Disease expert discusses ongoing pandemic and nearing school year

Dr. Steven H. Kelder recently answered several questions for Community Impact Newspaper regarding COVID-19; trends in cases statewide; and important considerations for parents, students and educators as the 2020-21 school year approaches.




Stop-N-Go Gyros opens in Lewisville

The Mediterranean restaurant offers a variety of gyros as well as other sandwiches and salads.


Medical City temporarily suspends elective surgeries in effort to expand bed capacity

Medical City Healthcare is suspending elective surgeries in some of its 16 North Texas hospitals.


Department of Defense task forces deployed to help Texas combat COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 13 the U.S. Department of Defense would provide more resources to Texas to combat the rise of COVID-19.


Where to cast your vote for July 14 runoff election in Denton County

Denton County residents were able to vote at any polling location during early voting but are required to vote within the precinct where they are registered for election day.



Richardson car show to carry on, part of Keller trail to close: DFW business, community news

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


Lewisville school plans, police reform talks and other popular DFW stories from this week

Here are five recent updates from Greater Dallas on restaurants opening and closing, community conversations about policing and more.


Here's the latest real estate market data for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

The median home sale price went up in all six of the area's ZIP codes compared to the previous year, according to market data from the Collin County Association of Realtors.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.



Tracking COVID-19: ZIP code 75067 has the most cases in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village

On July 3, the county recorded 152 new cases of COVID-19, the most confirmed cases in a single day since Denton County began tracking the virus in March.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


Number of new unemployment claims drops in Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound

Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate of filed claims is slowing down compared to a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.



Texas restaurants, businesses not required to disclose positive COVID-19 cases

If an employee of a business or restaurant tests positive for COVID-19, establishments are encouraged, but not required, to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state guidelines.


Riverwalk Chapel creates bridge to next phase of Flower Mound's Riverwalk at Central Park Development

The 210-person chapel and similarly sized event hall will provide a flexible space for weddings as well as rotary clubs, churches and other organizations in town, manager Michael Hallford said.


Frisco chamber to host State of the City, Crayola Experience reopens in Plano: Business, community news from DFW

Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Highland Village delays community build for Kids Kastle until 2021

The community build for Highland Village's Kids Kastle is delayed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, this time until 2021.



MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.


DATA: More than 13,000 Denton County residents cast ballots in first week of early voting

Although the deadlines to register to vote in this election and to apply for an absentee ballot have passed, Denton County residents can cast ballots at any early voting center through July 10.