11:23 AM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

Plano ISD revives hybrid learning model for some high schoolers as district gears for remote start

Plano ISD high school and senior high school students who opted for face-to-face instruction this year would still have multiple days of remote schooling each week.


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Mallow Box to open second location at Plano's Legacy Hall

The gourmet marshmallow dessert stall will offer s’mores, skewers, toasts, bowls and specialty shakes.


SweetStop bakery holds grand opening in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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




City repeals Plano Tomorrow plan after years of contentious debate on apartments

The city of Plano has repealed the Plano Tomorrow comprehensive development plan, the result of nearly a half decade of political and legal conflict over the document's provisions on development and density.


State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


Plano ISD nixes comprehensive exams for 2020-21 as district shifts focus to assignments, participation

Plano ISD schools will not hold comprehensive exams this year as the district puts more weight on daily assignments and participation during the pandemic.



Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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


Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.


Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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



Plano lane closures continue on 2 sections of Coit Road

Crews are continuing to make pavement and sidewalk repairs on two stretches of sidewalk on Coit Road in Plano.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.


City abandons legal effort to preserve Plano Tomorrow plan, sets date for repeal vote

The city of Plano will end a nearly five-year legal battle to preserve its comprehensive development plan.





Plano's active coronavirus case total rises 80% since July 22 as Collin County hospitalizations trend downward

The rise in active cases in Plano has not been reflective of the population needing treatment in area hospitals, which declined in the past seven days.


Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.



Market data: Plano home prices continue their rise year over year as supply dwindles

Total housing market inventory in Plano was down 36% from June of 2019. Explore sale prices by ZIP code in the chart inside.


Council could take action on Plano Tomorrow lawsuit in new meeting; next steps remain unknown

The city of Plano has scheduled a special meeting to discuss a path forward in the Plano Tomorrow lawsuit just days before a court’s deadline for staff to submit a referendum petition to council members.


Pizza Americana now serving Richardson, Hotel Vin announces grand opening in Grapevine: News from DFW

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


Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.



Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.


Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.