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3:00 AM Apr 28, 2022 CDT

Enjoy a crawfish boil, celebrate Hawaiian culture at the library and more things to do in Richardson

Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Richardson over the next several weeks.

Palio's Pizza Cafe offers owner community bond with Richardson

Owner Chuno Chi said he was worried about how popular thin crust would be, but was reassured when one of his sons said he loved the pizza at its Plano location.

Black Friday Hot Deals offers low prices on new items in Richardson

Black Friday Hot Deals co-owner Ameer Alhazma is used to giving people good deals on a variety of options.

Back in Business: Festivals, performances return to Richardson after 2-year absence

After being on hiatus for the past two years due of the pandemic, Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival and the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival return in May.

Collin County accepting applications for $2M park acquisitions, improvements funding program

Funding will be awarded to projects including but not limited to land acquisition, trails and capital improvements for parks and open spaces located within Collin County, according to a county news release.

Dallas County lowers COVID risk level to 'new normal'

Dallas County announced in a news conference April 22 that it has lowered its COVID risk level to green, which is the lowest level and what County Judge Clay Jenkins described as “the new normal.”

Richardson's Adda to be open 7 days per week under new ownership

Located in the Richardson Restaurant Park development, the eatery serves Indian and Pakistani street food with global influences.

Richardson increasing salary, incentives due to lifeguard shortage

As demand for people to fill the positions is at an all-time high, staff from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department estimated it currently has 20 positions filled of the 80 total lifeguards needed to open its public pools and the aquatics center, according to an April 22 news release.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit lifts face mask requirement for passengers

Following an April 18 decision by a federal judge to overturn the federal mask mandate for public transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit will no longer require face coverings for passengers and operators on its transit vehicles and in its facilities.

Athletico Physical Therapy offering injury rehabilition and more in Richardson

Services at the physical therapy clinic will include rehabilitation and services for work injuries.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.

Zalat Pizza now open at CityLine Market in Richardson

The pizza kitchen offers a range of specialty pies with unique ingredients.

Dallas County seeking community feedback on health knowledge access

Dallas County Health and Human Services launched an online survey April 20 to gather community feedback on the county’s health literacy options.

Plano ISD approves increase to pay rates for summer school instruction, more

The Plano ISD board of trustees unanimously approved an amendment to the district's compensation plan that will raise the pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and staff members in its elementary after-school care program, known as PASAR.

McKinney Street reconstruction project planned to begin in summer for city of Richardson

The city of Richardson plans to begin reconstruction work for McKinney Street near Main Street this summer.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 19.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit extends program that gives 50% discounts to qualifying riders

Dallas Area Rapid Transit extended its pilot program that allows riders using certain support assistance programs to receive discounted rates through the end of the year.

City of Richardson looking to partner with Dallas County on road improvement projects

The city of Richardson is planning to seek reimbursement from Dallas County on six road improvement projects.

Collin County commissioners approve new staff for Magistrate Court

Collin County commissioners approved an emergency staffing request for the county’s Magistrate Court due to an increased workload from Senate Bill 6, which was passed last year by the Texas Legislature.

League of Women Voters candidate forums for Richardson ISD board elections available online

The League of Women Voters of Richardson sponsored forums for candidates in the Richardson ISD board of trustees election for districts 2 and 5.