1:26 PM Jul 20, 2020 CDT

Sam Rayburn Tollway fourth lane project through McKinney advances over spring

The North Texas Tollway Authority’s Sam Rayburn Tollway widening project began in January 2019 and will add a fourth lane in both directions from Denton Tap Road in Coppell to US 75 in McKinney with a $200 million expansion.


Mary's Mountain Cookies comes to McKinney with first Texas location

The menu will have more than 15 flavors of cookies, all of which are made on location and baked fresh each day.


Chick-fil-A to open in Colleyville, Celebrate Roanoke faces cancellation: News from DFW

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Lewisville ISD delays start to school year, Texana Grill opens in McKinney: Most popular news from DFW

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Software startup company Invene relocates to McKinney with grant

The company recently received a grant for an undisclosed amount from the McKinney Economic Development Corp.’s Innovation Fund, which launched back in January.


Texas Education Agency receives $200M in CARES Act funds for e-learning devices, internet connectivity solutions

The Texas Education Agency will receive $200 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for the purchase of e-learning devices and home internet solutions to enable remote learning for students who lack connectivity in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.


Texas Education Agency to allow for up to 8 weeks of online-only instruction at onset of 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts now have the option of offering online-only classes for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year, according to additional guidance released by the Texas Education Agency on July 17.



Federal, state leaders take steps to streamline forest land protection, coastal restoration efforts in Texas

According to the July 16 news release, the agreement will focus on encouraging strong, long-term forest management programs, promoting sound and scientific silvicultural practices, and aligning various agency land management activities to meet common goals


BREAKING: McKinney ISD students will begin school year in online classes

“While we completely respect and appreciate the desire for in-person instruction, we have decided to begin school with virtual instruction until the public health situation improves," Superintendent Rick McDaniel said in a written announcement.


TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe in McKinney adjusts to pandemic, Best Buy requires masks: News from DFW

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McKinney reports 161 new cases of COVID-19 over seven days

The number of new cases of coronavirus reported in the past seven days represents 18.7% of the 860 total cases reported in McKinney since tracking began in March.



Texas organizations launch Texas Return to Work Initiative for workers, business owners

The Texas Return to Work Initiative provides resources for those navigating working during COVID-19, according to a press release.


Texas education commissioner discusses changing future of state's public school system

Revised guidelines from the Texas Education Agency will be released as soon as July 17.


Local businesses Rockin' A B, Birds & Words relocate in downtown McKinney

Rockin' A B provides vintage-inspired apparel, accessories, books and toys for children and infants.


UT Dallas scientists caution against potential long-term neurological effects of COVID-19

In a recent study, researchers at the university point to a neuroimmune interaction as the driving force behind symptoms, such as headaches, delirium and bodily aches and pains, many of which they suspect could have lasting health impacts.




Owners of TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe change shop interior to better protect customers, staff during COVID-19

Plans were in the works to open a new space in early 2020 on Davis Street in downtown McKinney. Those plans were halted due to the virus, and adjustments were made to the existing location instead.


Richardson festivals canceled, Fabletics opens in Southlake: News from DFW

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GALLERY: John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney debuts 15,000-square-foot expansion

The expansion provides more space to serve the growing McKinney population and also adds more programming spaces.



Mexican food truck Fresh Mex launches in McKinney

“We are so excited to be opening a food truck that will cater to authentic Mexican food for the foodies of DFW, especially McKinney."


Gov. Abbott: Texas Education Agency to extend online learning option for school districts in 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts may be able to continue online learning for longer than three weeks, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.


UPDATED: Target, CVS, join major retailers in issuing face covering requirements

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.


Collin County primary election runoff: Lorenzo Sanchez to face state Rep. Jeff Leach after winning Democratic Party runoff

Lorenzo Sanchez will face off against incumbent state Rep. Jeff Leach in the November general election after narrowly defeating Tom Adair in the Democratic runoff.