6:49 PM May 21, 2020 CDT

Plano ISD preparing for 'best-case scenario' of full return in fall; remote learning still on table

The district is waiting for guidance from the Texas Education Agency before deciding whether to reopen partially, reopen fully or continue with completely remote instruction.


7:26 PM May 22, 2020 CDT

14 new cases of coronavirus, 2 deaths reported in Collin County

There were 14 new cases of coronavirus reported by Collin County health officials May 22.


ROUNDUP: How DFW businesses are faring amid COVID-19

Here are 10 recent updates on the metroplex business and restaurant community, with stories on new businesses opening, old businesses struggling, owners making innovations and more.



Expanded testing, population growth in Frisco and 3 other DFW-area stories

Here are five recent updates from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on a butcher shop in Keller, expanded COVID-19 testing in Collin County and more.


No shortage of clients for some of Plano's earliest salons to reopen

Hair and nail salons across Plano reported balancing new safety measures with a high demand for their services.


Plano cancels Memorial Day event as precaution against coronavirus spread

The city of Plano’s annual Memorial Day event will not be held this year as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.


Freestanding ERs in Texas can now care for Medicaid, Medicare patients during pandemic

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that independent, freestanding ERs in Texas and several other states can be recognized health care providers eligible for reimbursement for treating Medicaid and Medicare patients during the coronavirus pandemic.



Plano begins process of testing all nursing home residents, staff for coronavirus illness

The Park in Plano on May 22 was the first nursing home in the city to undergo this round of testing.


North Texas Food Bank says new donation will provide 300,000 meals for residents in need

The North Texas Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from online retailer Amazon as the nonprofit continues to provide meals for residents in need.


Latest estimates show Collin County property values increasing by 4.53%

The preliminary property valuation countywide is $156 billion, compared with the 2019 certified tax roll of more than $149 billion, according to the latest numbers from the Collin Central Appraisal District.


LIST: What is open, closed in Texas and how businesses can operate

Texas openings are staggered with different opening dates and operating limits.



New CVS drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations announced across Dallas-Fort Worth area, state

CVS Health is opening 44 new COVID-19 test sites at drive-thru locations across Texas, including a number of locations in the DFW area, according to a May 21 announcement by Gov. Greg Abbott.


Texas to test all state hospitals, supported living centers for COVID-19

All patients, residents and staff at Texas' 23 state hospitals and supported living centers will be tested for coronavirus regardless of symptoms or exposure.


Online testing glitches may result in some Plano ISD students retaking AP tests

The College Board's annual Advanced Placement exams were moved online due to coronavirus concerns, but glitches on the testing website are requiring some students to either email their test results or take a makeup test.


Collin County reports 28 additional cases of coronavirus

An additional 28 positive cases of coronavirus were reported by Collin County health officials May 21.



Budget cuts slated for Texas state agencies, higher education institutions in 2020-21 biennium

Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


North Texas Food Bank to hand out meals May 22 at Plano Event Center

The food bank will start handing out meals at 9 a.m. May 22 in the parking lot at the Plano Event Center.


Gov. Abbott removes late-fee barrier for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission license, permit renewal

Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to waive the late fee for license and permit renewals that have lapsed since March 13, according to a May 20 press release.




Fleet Feet delays Plano opening until mid-June

The retail store had originally expected to open in April but is currently offering virtual fittings via video call.


MAY 21 ROUNDUP: Latest census data from DFW-area cities

Read the latest census data for Dallas-Fort Worth-area cities here.


Plano population dips slightly in latest estimate as growth continues to level off

The number of Plano residents may have declined slightly in 2019 for the first time in years, according to estimates released this week by the federal government.


Pigtails and Crewcuts plans to reopen nearly three months after grand opening

The salon for kids will reopen beginning May 21 with added safety precautions.



17 additional cases of coronavirus reported by Collin County

Collin County health officials reported 17 new positive cases of coronavirus May 20, including five in Plano.


Plano's expanded homelessness prevention efforts to feature temporary assistance with hotel costs

Plano will help some qualifying residents pay their rent and utility bills, and assist others with hotel-room costs in an effort to prevent people from becoming homeless during the coronavirus crisis.