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.