12:05 AM May 21, 2020 CDT

Richardson population grew to 121,323 people in 2019, per census estimates

The city’s population has steadily grown every year since at least 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


2:30 PM May 20, 2020 CDT

Preliminary estimates show Dallas County property values increasing by more than 17%

An acceleration of the commercial sector, especially in the area of apartments, is the driving force behind the uptick, according to the district's chief appraiser.


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.



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, as well as the first Richardson death within the county.


CHART: How this week's COVID-19 case counts looked in Dallas County

Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, according to the county.


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.


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.



Luna Grill donates 450 meals to Methodist Richardson Medical Center, hundreds more across Dallas-Fort Worth

Luna Grill is committed to feeding more than 20,000 workers across 37 hospitals, including several in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in the coming weeks, a company representative said.


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.


Middle Eastern eatery Al Baghdady Bakery & Restaurant opens in new Richardson location

The bakery has moved to a new location on Greenville Avenue.


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.


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.


Four financial relief options for people who live, work and study in Richardson

Richardson residents, business owners and students may be eligible for assistance to help alleviate financial hardships caused by COVID-19.


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.



Richardson Fire Department staff to begin testing local nursing home residents for coronavirus

Testing in Richardson will begin Friday, May 22 and is expected to be completed by Saturday, May 23.



Owner of Aboca's says longtime Richardson restaurant could close if business does not improve

The business opened in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center 16 years ago.


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

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



17 additional cases of coronavirus reported by Collin County

Collin County health officials reported 17 new positive cases of coronavirus May 20.


State, federal officials offer resources, advice for Texas small business owners

“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.