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Collin Creek Mall Redevelopment Project Begins with a Bang

The city of Plano took a big step forward Friday in its long-awaited transformation of Collin Creek Mall. The city’s first major shopping mall opened in 1981 and closed in 2019, after years of decline. City officials joined those behind the project on Friday to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking of...
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111 dogs rescued from Mesquite home

MESQUITE, Texas - More than 100 dogs were rescued from a single residence in Mesquite. The city's Animal Service Division found 111 small breed dogs in the residence Thursday. The property owner surrendered all the dogs and they were later taken to local shelters for immediate care. About a dozen...
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The Contagious Melioidosis Disease Was Found In Dallas

The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued a warning about Melioidosis, a contagious disease in Texas caused by the Burkholderia Pseudomallei bacterium. The CDC has confirmed that Health authorities from multiple states (including Texas) struggled to find a common source of exposure to several cases of a deadly disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium. Known as Melioidosis (or Whitmore's Disease), it can be extremely contagious, and multiple cases were found in Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Minnesota. Quoting the CDC:

Some Texans Will Receive A $2,000 Stimulus Check Soon

Some teachers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will receive a stimulus payment up to $2,000 as a reward for their hard work during the pandemic. Last year, millions of Texans received stimulus checks thanks to Donald Trump. But according to a recent report, half of the U.S workforce believe the pandemic will make it difficult to own a house or pay off the mortgage. Also, 10% of Americans say they'll face financial hardship for the rest of their lives. Quoting an article published by Pew Research Center:

New mixed-use development planned for McKinney; Frisco raises water, sewer, solid waste rates; and more top news from DFW

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The project is a planned 500,000-square-foot retail, restaurant and entertainment destination located at the southeast corner of US 380 and Custer Road in McKinney, according to information from De La Vega Capital Development, which is overseeing the project.

111 dogs rescued from Mesquite home, city officials say

MESQUITE, Texas — Officials with the City of Mesquite said Friday that the animal services department rescued 111 dogs from a single residential location this week. According to officials, the City on Thursday was made aware of a home that may have had "a large number of dogs." Animal services responded and found 111 small breed dogs.

Parkland Health & Hospital System to begin offering COVID-19 booster

Parkland Health & Hospital System announced they would begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who are eligible starting Monday. People who are older than 65, or older than 18 with a high risk of severe COVID-19, or older than 18 with an increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting can visit any of Parkland’s vaccination sites.

Dallas calendar: Events coming up

1. Unplugged Brunch; 2. Technorotica Takeover at Clover Club (FREE EVENT); 3. AD EX Main Street Architecture Walking Tour; 4. A Taste of Two Legends - Morton's Dallas; 5. “Get yo azz on!“ comedy roast show;
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Beer, brats and barbecue: 6 foodie events in Collin County this weekend

The weather is finally cooling off — by Texas standards, at least — and it’s a good weekend to go outside and drink, or at least go outside. From Friday through Sunday, Oktoberfest dominates the weekend in Collin County with German food and beer. In downtown McKinney, you can enter a beard and mustache or brat-eating competition, your weenie dog can enter a weenie dog race, and you can learn how to make beer, or just drink beer.
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Mesquite Animal Services rescues over 100 dogs from one home

Staff at Mesquite Animal Services rescued 111 small-breed dogs Thursday from a single home after receiving report of a large number of dogs at the location. “The property owner surrendered the animals to the City, and we transported them to our shelter for impoundment and intake vaccines,” said Maria Martinez, director of Mesquite’s Neighborhood Services, in a city press release. “We worked with our rescue partners and by the end of the day, all the dogs left the shelter to begin their new journey.”

Trump’s New Election Audit Request in Texas has been granted by his #1 Henchman, Greg Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas —The Texas Secretary of State announced it will conduct a forensic audit of 2020 election results in four of the state’s largest counties: Collin, Dallas, Harris and Tarrant. Despite the reality that those results were certified by the Secretary of State, Gov. Abbott agreed to comply with this ridiculous request and grant the disgraced former president, Donald Trump, the audit within a few short hours of his request.

Rowlett celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian proclaimed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the contribution of Hispanic leaders and Hispanic to the community while recognizing the independence days of Latin and South American countries. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, the library plans to have winning bookmarks...
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Night & Day Best Fall Ever!

Downtown Lewisville, 150 W Church St,,. On Fri-Sat, Sep 22-23, Lewisville’s annual Western Days Festival will take place in the heart of the historic old town area. The festivities include children’s activities, a car show, cooking demonstrations, live music, vendors, and more. On Fri, the festival is open 5pm-11:30pm with everyone’s favorite local-gone-national alt-country band Old 97’s playing the main stage at 10pm. Then on Sat, come out from 10am to 11:30pm and watch Dwight Yoakam do his thing at 10pm. The best part? This event is free if you arrive before 7pm each day. To err on the safe side, you can buy advance tickets for $15 at