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Federal grant could bring 3 driverless shuttles to UT Dallas campus

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is awaiting approval of a grant application that would bring three self-driving shuttles to The University of Texas at Dallas.


Construction of Drury Plaza Hotel off US 75 in Richardson nears completion

The Drury Plaza Hotel Dallas Richardson, which has been under construction at 165 W. CityLine Drive, Richardson, should open by the end of this year, according to a company spokesperson. The 14-story hotel will include 229 guest rooms and a parking garage. Guests can enjoy amenities, such as free Wi-Fi; a complimentary hot breakfast; 24-hour business and fitness centers; a conference center; an outdoor pool and whirlpool; a lobby bar; and an evening reception featuring food and beverages. The hotel is currently accepting reservations for March 31 and beyond. 972-231-8888. www.druryhotels.com


Richardson ISD officials prepare to request class size waivers for 31 campuses

A recent policy change that prioritizes neighborhood schools will cause Richardson ISD to request more class size waivers this year than it did in 2018.



DATA: Household income, uninsured rate increase in DFW

The latest data release from the 2018 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing  increasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Health-focused eatery Coolgreens to open Sept. 30 at CityLine in Richardson

Coolgreens , a restaurant that serves food made with clean ingredients and fresh produce, will open Sept. …


Dedicated coffee shop opens at Communion Neighborhood Cooperative in Richardson

The Communion Coffee Shop opened Sept. 20 at 514 Lockwood Drive, Richardson. The opening is part of a larger …


North Texas Tollway Authority's five-year plan includes more than $1 billion worth of improvements

The North Texas Tollway Authority presented four new projects as part of its five-year plan that will affect several counties.



West Coast University headed for Richardson following council approval of special permit

Private nursing college West Coast University is moving to Richardson.


Cake Carousel to move to Richardson Heights Shopping Center by early November

Cake Carousel will move in late October or early November to the Richardson Heights Shopping Center, 100 S. …


Bikaner Sweets now serving Indian-style snacks and desserts in Richardson

Bikaner Sweets opened Sept. 22. The Indian restaurant, located at 139 N. Plano Road, Richardson, offers …


Updated: Collin County issues alerts after one typhoid fever case confirmed, possible exposure at elementary school

Updated at 5:15 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect new information with the possible exposure at a Frisco elementary school.



Ding Tea to open just east of Richardson in Garland

Ding Tea will open Oct. 6 at 3317 E. Belt Line Road, Garland. The business serves a variety of beverages, …


Plano ISD pilots telemedicine health and behavior health programs in schools

Plano ISD has begun piloting its Telemedicine Health and Behavioral Health program. The telemedicine pilot is expected to transition to a full program for the 2020-21 school year, according to Jana Hancock, director of Guidance and Education Services at PISD.


Richardson Chamber luncheon series: Driverless cars are coming, cities should plan accordingly

Self-driving vehicles are the future of transportation. But without good city planning, some experts say traffic could get worse before it gets better.


Richardson ISD kicks off implementation of full-day pre-K program

Richardson ISD is one step ahead of a state law requiring an expanded pre-K program. But there are still hurdles to clear in the journey to full compliance.



Street maintenance and repairs a constant challenge for Richardson

When it comes to street maintenance, aging cities like Richardson have a heavier burden to bear.


Local man cultivates community at vintage video game arcade Free Play Richardson

C orey Hyden spent his teen years as a semiprofessional video gamer, but as an adult, he wanted to find a less time-consuming way to enjoy his hobby.


Passionate foodie cranks out high-end bar fare at Ye Shire Tavern in Richardson

J on Barrilleaux started his almost 40-year food industry career as a teen in New Orleans.


Comfort food restaurant The Dinner Table closes in Richardson

The Dinner Table , located at 580 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 130, has closed. The restaurant served homemade …




Transit agency, Richardson officials break ground on North Texas' 26-mile passenger rail project

North Texas’ regional public transit agency has made good on a decades-old promise to construct an east-west running passenger rail line servicing suburban cities north of Dallas.