2:06 PM Jul 15, 2020 CDT

Future funding for arts, tourism in Richardson will take a sizeable hit due to COVID-19

Revenue in the hotel-motel tax fund is projected to land at $1.7 million in fiscal year 2020-21, which is $4.8 million below budget.


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.



Richardson officials cancel Cottonwood Art Festival, Huffhines Art Trails and Pawtoberfest

The decision was made with both vendors and guests in mind, Deputy City Manager Don Magner said at the July 13 council meeting.


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

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth.



Veteran-owned and -operated Shell Shock CBD opens in Richardson

The company's mission is to make CBD products affordable and accessible to former service members.


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.


DATA: Nearly 81,000 Dallas County residents voted early in Democratic runoff

The county is allowing curbside voting and late ballots for certain residents due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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.



Tipsy's Woodworking now creating handcrafted furniture, gifts in Richardson

The business employs a crew of woodworkers and expert craftsmen.


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

Read the latest business and community news from Dallas-Fort Worth here.


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.



Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.


Dallas County commits $500K to scientists looking to pinpoint regional prevalence of COVID-19

Thousands of cases have been confirmed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but insufficient testing capacity and the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers mean scientists have an incomplete picture of the virus’s impact on the region.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


Rallye Auto Service shutters Richardson repair shop

The business has another location on Hillcrest Road in Dallas.