6:00 PM Jul 31, 2020 CDT

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.



Plano location of College Hunks Hauling Junk celebrates 10 years in business

College Hunks Hauling Junk will celebrate its 10th business anniversary Aug. 3.


Lanes close for pavement repairs on Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

Crews are expected to work on the Spring Creek lanes that stretch between US 75 and Alma Drive.


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.


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.



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.


After legal blow to Plano’s comprehensive plan, city faces uncertain path forward

The city’s timeline leaves unclear whether officials intend to appeal the ruling before the Aug. 10 council briefing, submit the petition to the council according to the court’s schedule or take some other legal step.


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.


Developer pursues new Plano apartments with grassy setback from nearby neighborhood

The apartments would be set off from nearby neighborhoods by a wide stretch of green space with walking paths.


New Chipotle location coming to Plano in 2021

The fast-casual restaurant chain's new Plano location will operate from the building formerly occupied by Boston Market.



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.


Work on Alma Road's northbound lanes in Plano to continue through August

The project, which began in May, is part of a series of pavement repairs along the major Plano thoroughfare.


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.


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.