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Tracking COVID-19: Richardson ZIP codes see slow but steady rise of new daily cases

The city continues to see fewer cases of the coronavirus compared to surrounding areas.

Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.

Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.


Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

El Chilero Grill opens new location in Lewisville

A Tex-Mex restaurant with more than a 20-year history in Lewisville has moved to a new location on Round Grove Road.


State Fair of Texas cancels 2020 season

This is the eighth time in the fair’s 134-year history that the event has been called off.


Salad restaurant chain Chop Stop to open in Frisco in August

Chop Stop is expected to open in August on Parkwood Boulevard.

Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

FIRST LOOK: Horizon 76 hopes to establish deep roots in Keller community

Horizon 76 has dine-in, curbside and to-go options for classic American meals.

Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Liquorland celebrating one year of business in Northeast Fort Worth

Wine, beer and spirit provider Liquorland celebrated its first anniversary June 6.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

SK Arms opens in Flower Mound

The store offers a range of firearms and parts.


Little Rome opens this week in Plano

A new Italian eatery opens this week in Plano and is available for private dinners and wedding receptions, among other services.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville cancels Western Days, Rocktober events in fall

The Lewisville City Council unanimously voted to cancel the annual events at a July 6 meeting, following Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 order requiring a mayor or county judge to approve gatherings larger than 10 people.

Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

DATA: New COVID-19 cases in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake as of July 6

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake have all seen double digit increases in COVID-19 cases over the last week, according to Tarrant County Pubic Health data.


Number of new unemployment claims slows in McKinney ZIP codes

McKinney residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate at which they are being filed is declining from a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.


Dallas County reports largest single-day increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations

There were 105 more coronavirus admissions today than yesterday, representing a 16% increase, according to the county.


INTERACTIVE: Richardson sees 39% drop in unemployment claims

Across Texas, more than 400,000 claims were filed between May 20 and June 20, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.


Poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-coronavirus life are fading

Texans remain focused on the coronavirus pandemic and are less optimistic about returning the state to normal quickly, according to polling by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.


Embroidery shop The Homestead Heifer opens in McKinney

The Homestead Heifer, a store specializing in personalized and custom minky blankets and other comfort items, opened June 1.

Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

COVID-19 testing sites available in Fort Worth, Tarrant County

There are free COVID-19 testing sites operating in the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Both entities also offer a number of paid testing options.


Texas agriculture commissioner joins voices calling for reopening of tasting rooms, taprooms

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said demand from distilleries and breweries provides an important revenue stream to the state's farmers.


McKinney calls for unity, equality in the community

Five weeks after the McKinney police chief’s hiring in April 2015, the city made national news when a white McKinney police officer pushed an unarmed Black teenage girl in a swimsuit to the ground during a pool party.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Teltech Group signs lease along Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound

Teltech Group, a telecomm asset management and supply chain service company, has signed a lease for a nearly 200,000 square-foot space at 1901 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Texas Traditions Outdoors sees a rise in demand for outdoor living construction

When news of the COVID-19 pandemic reached Texas Traditions Outdoors, the company braced for impact, expecting to lose contracts in the wake of an economic hit.