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PHOTO GALLERY: Dollars for College program unlocks saving opportunities for families at three Richardson ISD schools

Richardson ISD officials celebrated North Texas Giving Day by announcing a new initiative to help low-income families save for their children's futures.



District deep dive: A snapshot of Richardson and Plano ISDs

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See how Richardson ISD and Plano ISD campuses scored on accountability ratings, STAAR test

The following tables reveal test results from the 2018-19 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, exam. Community Impact Newspaper publishes STAAR results by campus and school district. The tables also identify the Texas Education Agency’s 2018-19 accountability ratings for campuses based on the new A-F accountability system. The STAAR scores shown are for the spring 2019 administration of the test, but the TEA accountability ratings factor in additional administrations and other factors.


Richardson awarded $100,000 grant for mobility improvements in the Innovation District

Mobility improvements included in the Innovation District project in Richardson will receive financial backing through a new grant program.


Waffle O'licious now serving sweet and savory Belgian waffles in Richardson

Waffle O’licious opened Sept. 18 at 141 N. Plano Road, Richardson. The restaurant began as a gourmet …


Philly Pretzel Factory in Richardson shutters after four months of business

The Philly Pretzel Factory location that opened in June  at 1920 N. Coit Road, Ste. 211, Richardson, has …



Featured Neighborhood in Richardson: The Reservation

The Reservation—one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods—has regained popularity in recent years as young families have moved into the area, according to Realtor Jana Kading with Keller Williams Central. Data below is based on properties sold so far in 2019.



Plano ISD's Williams High School may see multi-million dollar renovations in coming years

The Plano ISD board of trustees encouraged further research to help them decide what renovations to do at Williams High School.


Plano ISD staff adjustment policy compares with neighboring districts; mothers raise concerns

Four mothers spoke on issues they had found with Plano ISD’s process for adjusting classroom sizes during the public comment portion of the PISD board of trustees meeting Sept. 3.



Revised funding formula translates to extra cash for Richardson ISD

Recent legislative changes will bring millions of dollars in additional revenue to Richardson ISD this school year.


To-Do List: Ring in fall with these 8 Richardson events

Residents in Richardson can ring in fall at three art and music festivals happening in the coming weeks. Here …


Ask the editor: How does the state's new building material law affect Richardson?

Local ordinances implemented to preserve the visual character of residential and commercial buildings were voided when Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2439 into law June 14.


Gas rate increase proposed for Richardson residents, businesses

Richardson residents and businesses could see a gas rate increase beginning Oct. 1.



Collin County adopts increased budget and decreased tax rate for FY 2020

Collin County adopted an increased budget and decreased tax rate for fiscal year 2019-2020 during a meeting Sept. 16.


Collin College marks highest enrollment in 35-year history

More students are enrolled at Collin College than ever before.


JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


Accucode 3D celebrates merger with The 3D Printing Store with Sept. 20 open house event in Richardson

Accucode 3D is now Accucode 3D and the 3D Printing Store following a merger of the companies in July. …



Area superintendents talk school finance reform at State of the District address in Richardson

Leaders from Richardson's two school districts met with the community Sept. 11 to discuss the state of public education.


New partnership with Texas State University allows Richardson ISD teachers a chance to earn a master's degree

Richardson ISD teachers now have a new opportunity for professional development.