Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 3-5.

Central Texas

City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor

The city of Austin's Urban Trails Program has begun design on an urban trail that would run through the Bergstrom Spur Corridor, according to a Dec. 1 press release.

12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season

Visit Santa’s Ranch, see “Polar Express” in the park and more.

Greater Houston

City of Sugar Land opens first 'parklet' in The Shops at Williams Trace shopping center

The city of Sugar Land celebrated the grand opening of its first parklet—a public, curbside seating area—at The Shops at Williams Trace on Oct. 27.

TxDOT gathering public comments on proposed FM 1488 traffic signals, raised median

The Texas Department of Transportation is collecting comments from the public on a proposed project to improve safety and traffic flow on FM 1488 between Mostyn Drive in Magnolia and I-45. Comments must be received or postmarked by Dec. 22.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Half-Shells Oyster Bar and Grill relocating to new location in Plano

According to management, the company will relocate sometime in February, and the new space will be larger than the current location.

Benton Graham, Laura Aebi, Erick Pirayesh, Anna Lotz and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.