CI NATION ROUNDUP: 14-acre McKinney beer garden announces grand opening dates; Conroe ISD sees declining COVID-19 cases and more top news

The Stix Icehouse is readying to open in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Stix Icehouse is readying to open in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Stix Icehouse is readying to open in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Dallas-Fort Worth metro

Following months of anticipation, The Stix Icehouse in McKinney sets soft opening, grand opening dates

Upcoming McKinney beer garden The Stix Icehouse is ready to open at 301 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.

McKinney P&Z gives green light to new US 380 commercial, multifamily project


A request to rezone about 20 acres to allow for multifamily and commercial uses at US 380 just west of Hardin Boulevard in McKinney was approved by the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission on Sept. 28.

DART releases final designs for Silver Line stations in Plano

Once the 26-mile Silver Line corridor debuts in 2024, two of its 10 stations will be located in Plano. In its September newsletter, Dallas Area Rapid Transit released final designs for each location.

Houston metro

Conroe ISD superintendent addresses Tik-Tok challenges in schools, announces decline in COVID-19

During a Sept. 30 virtual update, Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null stated that while CISD faculty and teachers are dedicated to catching up students academically, they are also working to recover students socially.

Central Texas

ROUNDUP: 4 restaurants now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

These four eateries have opened recently, such as Cava, or plan to open soon, such as Wayback Burgers.

Taylor Girtman, Miranda Jaimes, Ally Bolender and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.


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The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.

Manor Market Refillery relocated to 331 W. Hopkins St., San Marcos, on Nov. 24. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Manor Market Refillery relocates in San Marcos

The shop aims to reduce waste with sustainable products.

The proposed redraw of the Williamson County redistricting map. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County commissioners approve new precinct maps

After a decade of record growth, Williamson County found itself having to redistrict its four precincts following the completion of the 2020 census, a task it completed in November and will take effect on Jan. 1.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

On the lookout for businesses new to Round Rock next month? Here are four businesses expected to open in December. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
ROUNDUP: These 4 Round Rock businesses will open in December

On the lookout for businesses new to Round Rock next month? Here are four businesses expected to open in December.

21 Plus Liquor opened late November at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
21Plus Liquor now open in Round Rock

21 Plus Liquor opened late November at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock.

Florida-based CSL Plasma opened a location at 2800 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 210, Round Rock, on Nov. 9. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CSL Plasma now open in Round Rock

Florida-based CSL Plasma opened a location at 2800 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 210, Round Rock, on Nov. 9.

curry pizza house chicken tikka
Indian-fusion pizza restaurant opening in Cedar Park

Curry Pizza House's menu includes traditional and Indian-fusion pizzas such as chicken tikka, curry chicken masala and tandoori chicken pizzas.

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
PEC members ask board to not raise solar rates

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting.

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. 

Austin City Council will meet for a work session dedicated to housing affordability discussions Nov. 30. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin City Hall notebook: Council set for dive into housing, development after Thanksgiving break

A Nov. 30 work session could see city leaders work through a range of adjustments to city development code, rules and processes.