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New Richardson fire station opens in Canyon Creek neighborhood

The 13,200-square-foot facility allows for more trucks, equipment and personnel.

Richardson co-op provides support for families who home school their children

The association houses credentialed teachers who choose the curriculum, assign homework and provide additional help if needed.

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.

Richardson plans to offer $1 million in forgivable loans to its Collin County business owners

Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to companies with no more than 100 employees.

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

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Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream celebrates one year of serving homemade frozen treats in Richardson

The business serves premium, homemade ice cream as well as sorbet, nondairy and vegan options.

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

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Richardson confirms 97 new cases of the coronavirus over a two-week period

The majority of new cases have been residents from the 75080 ZIP code, which saw at least 52 new cases during that time frame.

INTERACTIVE: A majority of Richardson ISD survey respondents opt for in-person learning

More than 11,000 students, or 64% of respondents, will return to campus. The remaining 6,414 students will attend virtual school, according to the survey.

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.

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.

Second-hand store with philanthropic mission opens in Richardson

The store benefits Simply Grace House, a substance abuse recovery program for women.

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

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Updated: Richardson ISD will comply with Dallas County order delaying in-person learning to September 8

Schools can offer virtual, remote or distance learning prior to that date, according to the county.

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.

Performance Nutrition now serving healthy shakes and teas in Richardson

The shop opened in April in the Galatyn Park Urban Center development.

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

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