11:23 AM Jul 17, 2020 CDT

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


Plano ISD delays return to campuses as coronavirus cases rise throughout region

All Plano ISD students will begin the school year in remote learning after the district delayed a planned return to classrooms by at least four weeks.


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

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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.


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.




Former owner of Circa 2000 in Plano to open hybrid consignment store on Preston Road

The new store is expected to feature a hybrid business model, offering some new clothes for sale as well as high-end consignment clothing.


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

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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.


Elective surgeries suspended, Greek restaurant celebrates 10 years in Frisco: News from DFW

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Federal unemployment payments of $600 per week end July 25

While the added $600 federal unemployment benefits will end, Texans are still eligible for other forms of relief.


Disease expert discusses ongoing pandemic and nearing school year

Dr. Steven H. Kelder recently answered several questions for Community Impact Newspaper regarding COVID-19; trends in cases statewide; and important considerations for parents, students and educators as the 2020-21 school year approaches.





Medical City temporarily suspends elective surgeries in effort to expand bed capacity

Medical City Healthcare is suspending elective surgeries in some of its 16 North Texas hospitals.


Department of Defense task forces deployed to help Texas combat COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 13 the U.S. Department of Defense would provide more resources to Texas to combat the rise of COVID-19.



Dip in volunteers, revenue leads to fewer completed projects for Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

Lower sales and donations meant fewer funds for Habitat’s work. Fears of the virus also meant fewer volunteers were comfortable pitching in on projects.


Richardson car show to carry on, part of Keller trail to close: DFW business, community news

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Lewisville school plans, police reform talks and other popular DFW stories from this week

Here are five recent updates from Greater Dallas on restaurants opening and closing, community conversations about policing and more.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.