CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 1-3.

Central Texas

State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve next year


An Austin ISD school that has repeatedly received low ratings from the Texas Education Agency could threaten the district’s elected board of trustees autonomy if its rating does not improve next year, Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said during a Dec. 2 Austin ISD board meeting.


8 latest commercial projects for new restaurants filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. All information, including cost and timeline, is subject to change.

Dallas-Fort Worth

New furniture store to open off University Drive in McKinney


The furniture supply store has more than 40 locations throughout Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Stores provide furniture and mattress selections from brands such as Bernhardt, Mayo, Flexsteel, Hooker, Klaussner, Best, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Purple.

Greater Houston

Retail, multifamily development likely at northeast corner of Cypress Rosehill Road, Grand Parkway


Sitework is ongoing at the northeast corner of Cypress Rosehill Road and the Grand Parkway on the border of Tomball and Cypress to add infrastructure and stormwater detention areas for a future retail development, said Brett Walker, executive vice president of Parkside Capital.

Clear bag policy, shuttle service: What to know as Tomball, Bridgeland high schools face off in quarterfinals playoff football game Dec. 4

Tomball ISD's Tomball High School and Cy-Fair ISD's Bridgeland High School face off in the high school football quarterfinals playoff game Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Tomball ISD Stadium. From parking details to ticketing, here is a breakdown of what to know beforehand.

Maggie Quinlan, Miranda Jaimes, Anna Lotz and Morgan O’Neal contributed to this report.