CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Harmony Public Schools to expand with Leander campus; Memorial Hermann, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas fail to reach contract agreement and more top news

Harmony Science Academy Leander will be built at 3250 Hero Way. Pictured is a rendering of the school's exterior. (Rendering courtesy Harmony Public Schools)
Harmony Science Academy Leander will be built at 3250 Hero Way. Pictured is a rendering of the school's exterior. (Rendering courtesy Harmony Public Schools)

Harmony Science Academy Leander will be built at 3250 Hero Way. Pictured is a rendering of the school's exterior. (Rendering courtesy Harmony Public Schools)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of March 4.

Note: The following stories were published March 2-3.

Central Texas

Harmony Public Schools to expand with Leander campus


Harmony Public Schools has plans to build its eighth Central Texas school on Hero Way in Leander.


Dallas-Fort Worth

Southlake’s Frescas closes after just under seven months of business


Frescas, a restaurant that served authentic Mexican snacks, drinks and desserts, has closed, according to the business’ Instagram and Google accounts.

Greater Houston

Memorial Hermann, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas fail to reach contract agreement


Insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and hospital group Memorial Hermann have failed to come to a new contract agreement following months of negotiations, and the hospital system is now considered out of the provider's network following the March 1 deadline.

Pearland ISD board of trustees grants superintendent requested leave

Pearland ISD’s board of trustees in a unanimous vote approved a motion to grant Superintendent John Kelly's leave request in a March 1 special meeting.

Statewide

TEXAS PRIMARY ROUNDUP: Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke earn governor nominations plus other updates from statewide races


See who will be entered into runoff elections for statewide positions on May 24.

Taylor Girtman, Samantha Van Dyke, Andrew Christman, Andy Yanez and Jishnu Nair contributed to this report.