Richardson ISD to receive nearly $70M in federal COVID-19 relief funding; Alex’s Pizza and Pasta opens in Fort Worth and more news from Dallas-Fort Worth


Richardson ISD is slated to receive more than $46 million of the funding as part of the first allocation. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Richardson

Richardson ISD to receive nearly $70M in federal COVID-19 relief funding

According to the data, RISD is set to receive an initial allocation of about $46.38 million, which equates to two-thirds of its total allocation, and another $23.19 million in the remaining allocation.

Richardson promotes Gary Tittle to become city’s new police chief

Two months after it was announced Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey would be retiring, city leadership has decided on his replacement.

Richardson City Manager Dan Johnson announced May 7 that Assistant Chief Gary Tittle will take over as the Richardson Police Department’s next chief on June 1. Spivey’s decision to step down at the end of this month was announced March 9.

Chick-fil-A in Richardson Square reopens following renovations

The work done to the restaurant included upgrades to its interior and drive-thru enhancements to improve efficiency, a company representative said.

McKinney

Cinemark Movies 14 in McKinney sets reopening date

The theater closed in January at 1701 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, due to a limited supply of new film content, a representative from the movie theater chain said.

Plano

Big Tony’s West Philly Cheesesteaks puts customers first in Plano

Big Tony’s offers a full array of cheesesteaks, burgers, hoagies, seafood, salads and side items. Big Tony’s also offers monthly specials. May’s special is a Mexican Cheesesteak that includes chopped nacho-breaded shrimp in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

“If you walk in that door, you expect to get whatever’s on that menu, and you expect it to be top-shelf,” Blaylock said. “I eat everything on that menu. If it’s not right, it’s not in here. Everything that I deal with is quality.”

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Main Street Beauty Boutique: Goal is for customers of Grapevine salon to ‘leave feeling fabulous’

As a child, Emily Sowa knew early on she had a calling for taking care of others and an interest in beauty.

“From a young age, I loved everything beauty,” Sowa said. “My mom used to take me up to the beauty school [in Grapevine] and let them style my hair.”

Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth

Alex’s Pizza and Pasta now open in Fort Worth

The restaurant serves several kinds of pizza, including deep dish, as well as a variety of Italian entrees, appetizers and desserts.

Stephen Hunt, William C. Wadsack, Kira Lovell and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.





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