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KidZania to reopen in Frisco, home improvement tips: News from Dallas-Fort worth area

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

New McKinney office project in development at Craig Ranch

The office building will be four stories and 115,000 square feet and will be adjacent to the existing McKinney Corporate Center I.

Texas' freestanding emergency centers ask state for flexibility during coronavirus pandemic

The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.

Council moves forward with advisory board for McKinney Throckmorton statue

The McKinney City Council will put together an advisory board to discuss the statue, with the goal of having a recommendation by Oct. 6.

Chipotle coming to Plano, Messina Hof in Grapevine innovates winery for customers: News from DFW

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

American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches

According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

'Coolest building I've ever seen': Tupps Brewery to relocate to historic site with $11.3M grant from McKinney

The goal of the project is to create a community focused on beer, entertainment, music, food, artists and craftsmanship.

Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines

Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.

Attorney General Ken Paxton: Decision to close schools lies with school districts, not health officials

The Texas Education Agency said July 28 it will follow the guidance laid out by Attorney General Ken Paxton and will not allow schools to close in-person instruction based solely on a blanket order from a local health authority.

Deadline extended for program providing grocery help for Texas families

Families have until Aug. 21 to apply for the program that provides a one-time payment of $285 per child to help those who lost access to free and reduced-priced meals when schools closed.

Water Park reopens in Frisco, Holy Grail Pub serving customers in Plano: News from DFW

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

Gov. Greg Abbott waives grade promotion requirement for STAAR testing for middle school students

While students will still receive an A-F rating, the test will no longer determine whether they can graduate.

Panel to discuss 2020-21 school year, state of education at McKinney Chamber event

“The way our children are being educated is clearly in flux right now. Whether it’s in person, virtually, or some hybrid—parents, students, and teachers alike have questions,” said Lisa Hermes, president and CEO of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.

UNT professor researches pandemic’s impact on learning environments, what teachers can do for fall

A University of North Texas professor’s research may help teachers from all levels prepare for nontraditional class settings in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

McKinney-based EnginSoft USA expands headquarters with grant

The Italian company’s expansion will create up to 20 new software engineering jobs over the next three years.

Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.

Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”

The Stix Icehouse coming to McKinney, some Ann Taylor and Loft stores may close: News from DFW

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

Plano ISD students opt for remote learning, cookie shop coming to McKinney: Most popular news from DFW

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

DATA: Death of McKinney man with COVID-19 reported as active cases increase week-over-week

There were 182 active cases reported in McKinney on July 24. That represents 13.1% of the total cases reported in the city since tracking began in March.

Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.

Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.