CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read about 20 fall activities across Central Texas, Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and more top stories

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 11.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 7-9.

Central Texas

Festivals, pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating: 20 fall activities to do across Central Texas


There are many ways to enjoy fall in the Central Texas area, whether it is checking out a family-friendly festival, picking the perfect pumpkin at a patch or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather.


54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse in Pflugerville sets sights on January opening

The menu at 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse features more than 150 items, including craft burgers, steaks, sandwiches and Southern comfort food dishes, including fried steak, ribs and jambalaya.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Developer shares timeline for redevelopment of Plano Market Square Mall into Assembly Park


Work to redevelop the abandoned Plano Market Square Mall is slated to begin before the end of the year, developer Triten Real Estate Partners announced last week.

Rental community to occupy 27 acres of McKinney’s Painted Tree residential development

In November, a project that will offer 276 homes and townhomes for rent will break ground in Painted Tree, a residential community from development firm Oxland Group.

Greater Houston

Old Pearland Farmers Market opening soon at Independence Park


Old Pearland Farmers Market, which will be located at Independence Park at 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, plans to open on Oct. 16.

Greg Perliski, Taylor Girtman, William C. Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Brain Rash and Andy Yanez contributed to this report.


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Lake Travis ISD trustees Oct. 20 approved communication standards with other area law enforcement. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Travis ISD Police Department formalizes communication, coordination with other local police entities

The Lake Travis ISD Police Department is working to educate and integrate into the community.

A calculator created by the Rocky Mountain Institute looks at the environmental impact of TxDOT's proposed designs for I-35 in Central Austin, one of the most congested roadways in the country. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nonprofit's tool says TxDOT I-35 expansion proposals would have profound environmental consequences

The tool says that the proposal would create between 255 and 382 million additional vehicle miles traveled per year.

Photo of the Travis County administration building and sign
Travis County hears update on process to reassess master plan for aging correctional facilities

The process comes after county commissioners opted to pause all activities of the master plan over the summer.

Rodeo stock image
Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo ready to open gates Oct. 21 after coronavirus delay

After the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo was postponed in 2020, county and fair officials said they are excited to kick off the agricultural celebration.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

Eanes ISD increases substitute pay. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
Eanes ISD votes to increase substitute pay

The Eanes ISD board of trustees voted 5-1-1 to increase substitute pay at its Oct. 19 meeting.

The future of West Austin's Lions Municipal Golf Course depends on the outcome of a city rezoning process and its landowner, The University of Texas. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
As Austin's rezoning of UT lands continues, time could be running out for Muny course preservation

The historic golf course's future remains unclear amid a city zoning process that could ease the land's redevelopment.

Eanes ISD relaxes in-person visitation rules. (Courtesy Pexels)
Eanes ISD easing restrictions on campus activities

Eanes ISD easing restrictions in time for Veterans Day celebrations

Austin Cultural Arts Division staff provided an update on several funding opportunities for the creative sector Oct. 18. (Screenshot via city of Austin)
Austin's arts community could be in line for millions more in relief dollars this year

Additional relief for artists may be available in the coming months, while a broader review of the city's cultural funding opportunities continues.

The new venue will hold a minimum of 20,000 people, developer Craig Bryan said. (Courtesy of Craig Bryan)
More than 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater proposed for Southwest Austin

The amphitheater would rival the Hollywood Bowl in size.

Chamber revelers at 2017 Floating Flamingo Boat Cruise. (Courtesy of Westlake Chamber of Commerce)
Westlake's annual Floating Flamingo Boat Cruise setting sail this October

The Floating Flamingo networking cruise is coming Oct. 28.