CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: NFM to anchor $400M hotel, convention center complex in Cedar Park; Shake Shack under construction in south Plano and more top news

NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)
NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)

NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 10.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 8-9.

Central Texas

NFM to anchor $400M hotel, convention center complex in Cedar Park


In what was called “a once-in-a-generation development,” a $400 million complex featuring a convention center, hotel and 500,000-square-foot NFM store is coming to Cedar Park.


Construction starts on 480-home Horizon Lake development in Leander

Construction is underway on the 480-home Horizon Lake development in Leander, according to a Dec. 3 release from Taylor Morrison.

Greater Houston

City of Pearland deannexes part of Lakes of Savannah development


A 6.32-acre tract located in the Lakes of Savannah development near County Road 58 will soon be outside of Pearland city limits and instead be located in Pearland’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ.

San Jacinto River Authority OKs plan for Lake Conroe, Lake Houston water levels

The San Jacinto River Authority board of directors unanimously approved a plan for the seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe and Lake Houston at a Dec. 9 board meeting, the authority’s first such meeting since Sept. 23.

Dallas-Forth Worth

New Shake Shack location under construction in south Plano


Shake Shack's menu includes the company's signature burgers and milkshakes in addition to chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and crinkle-cut french fries.

Taylor Girtman, Andy Yanez, Jishnu Nair and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.