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More coronavirus cases in Plano, as well as other updates and what’s closed or canceled


April 2, 2020

Plano has had 70 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday evening, according to figures from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Four of the cases are Plano police officers who are reportedly doing well at home. In all, there were 4,082 COVID-19 cases statewide and 184 in Collin County. Here’s additional information about the impact the coronavirus has had on Plano. City/county …

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Plano cancels plan to revise city’s local disaster declaration over coronavirus


April 2, 2020

The Plano City Council canceled a meeting Wednesday to vote on whether to update its declaration of local disaster due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The governor’s revised order addressed the concerns of council members, so they cancelled the meeting,” city spokesman Steve Stoler said via text message. The city already had in place restrictions on dining and the closure of some businesses. It …

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McKinney Farmers Market to add weekdays, with modifications, during coronavirus pandemic


April 2, 2020

The McKinney farmers market will continue to operate and even increase its market days during the coronavirus pandemic. The market in Heritage Village at Chestnut Square will hold its next one Thursday, April 2, after the mayor’s office designated it an essential food supply provider. It will operate new mini-markets Tuesday and Thursday, as well as the original Saturday market, from 8 …

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DART authorizes trial run for on-demand transportation program in Southern Dallas-Fair Park area


April 2, 2020

GoLink, the on-demand, personalized curb-to-curb service operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), will launch a six-month test run in Fair Park and part of Southern Dallas. Depiction of a GoLink vehicle provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The agency has authorized a test run of the program for the Southern Dallas-Fair Park area in Summer 2020.(Dallas Area Rapid Transit) …

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Irving roadwork update: Overnight closure on SH 114, other projects that could affect your commute


April 2, 2020

MacArthur Boulevard at Rochelle Road: Traffic will be reduced and/or detoured at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Rochelle Road from 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, weather permitting, for the repair of a water valve and repaving. The project is expected to be finished by noon, Friday, April 3. Detours and lane reductions/closures will be in place and marked with …

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Rain and storm chances return


April 2, 2020

Expect a lot more clouds around today along with breezy south winds. Rain and storm chances will increase across the region today and Friday. Isolated showers will be possible today, but stronger storms will be possible behind a cold front on Friday, along with breezy winds and falling temperatures. An unsettled spring weather pattern will continue through the weekend and …

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One dead after two found shot Wednesday in South Dallas


April 2, 2020

Two people were shot Wednesday evening, one of them fatally, near the intersection of South Boulevard and South Ervay Street, police said. Officers responded about 7:58 p.m. to a shooting call in the area and found the two victims, one male and one female. Both were transported to a local hospital, where one was pronounced dead. No further details were …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


April 2, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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April will be a make-or-break month for North Texas in coronavirus fight


April 1, 2020

North Texas’ clash with the coronavirus enters a critical stage today as April is expected to be a make-or-break month. For the next 30 days, county judges and commissioners, mayors and city council members, labor and business leaders will face decisions big and small. Thousands of residents out of work will struggle to make rent, pay other bills and buy …

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