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Developers break ground on Florence project in McKinney, sales tax holiday approaches: News from DFW

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Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.



Phenix Salon Suites in Plano reopens under new management after renovations

Phenix Salon Suites announced in early June it had reopened its Collin Creek location at 1017 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 200, Plano.


Plano Tomorrow lawsuit: City suffers setback as court orders staff to present referendum petition to council

The city of Plano suffered a key reversal in an effort to protect its comprehensive development plan from a sustained effort to repeal it.


Plano sees 28% reduction in new coronavirus cases confirmed over past week

In all, 159 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the past seven days, down from 222 confirmed during the week that ended July 15.


Grapevine Golf Course to add clubhouse, RoughRiders to play sans fans: News from DFW

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$118M in emergency relief funding allocated to support Texas higher education initiatives

The funds will come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, made available through the federal coronavirus relief bill.


Q&A: Constitutional law expert discusses COVID-19 orders, enforcement

Seth Chandler, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about local and state governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.


Men's designer clothing resale store Protocol aiming for fall opening date in Plano

The family-owned resale store will sell men’s designer clothing.


Lewisville Western Days to be virtual, fire station opens in Richardson: News from DFW

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Anna Kaiser Technique opens its first Texas fitness studio on Preston Road in Plano

The New York City-based company specializes in dance-based cardio exercise and personal training.


Nearly half of Plano ISD students sign up for remote learning—see where each campus ranks

More than 24,000 students opted into the remote option as the district prepares to resume in-person learning at some point during the 2020-21 school year.


UPDATE: In clarified guidance, TABC now states customers may not drink on brewery patios

In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.


UIL releases modified sports calendar for 2020-21 school year

The University Interscholastic League released July 21 modifications to the 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines that will take effect Aug. 1.



Centralizing, expanding contact tracing in Texas hits roadblocks as cases rise

One easy way to help out contact tracers? Answer the phone if they call.


Developer dials back retail at long-planned Plano mixed-use development

The Dallas developer behind a long-planned mixed-use project in Plano is increasingly wary of retail in a post-coronavirus environment.


Quarter-pound cookies coming to McKinney, Rockbox Fitness opens in Flower Mound: News from DFW

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Cruzitos Cocina Mexicana now offering traditional Mexican fare in east Plano

The restaurant and bar specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine, including enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos.



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

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


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.