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ROUNDUP: See the latest business, restaurant openings in Richardson

Check out these businesses and restaurants that have recently opened in Richardson.


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.



Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.


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.


Pizza Americana delivers unique flavors to Richardson

Pizza Americana combines classic pizza flavors and unique toppings that draw customers in, owner Jordan Swim said.


Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea celebrates one year in Richardson

The business offers handcrafted espresso drinks, baked pastries, desserts and a grab-and-go light food selection.



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.


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.



ROUNDUP: Here are the latest business and restaurant closures in Richardson

Check out the latest on business and restaurant closings in Richardson since May.


The Velvet Snout relocates to new facility

The new space includes two large outdoor play areas and a pool.


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.



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.


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.


DATA: More than 44,000 jobs retained in Richardson due to federal PPP loans

More than 2,700 Richardson businesses received potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.


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.



UNT professor researches pandemic’s impact on learning environments, what teachers can do for fall

A University of North Texas professor’s research may help teachers from all levels prepare for nontraditional class settings in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”


Zero Degrees shutters in Richardson

The Asian-Hispanic fusion business served drinks and snacks, such as its Mangonada.