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 annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place in downtown. (Courtesy Mikie Farias Photography)
Street closures to know for New Braunfels' Dia De Los Muertos festival taking place tomorrow, Oct. 23

Dia De Los Muertos to take place tomorrow and these streets will be closed off to traffic beginning at 6 a.m.

Texas State University awarded $9.8 million for training and research into active shooter response. (Joe Warner/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State University awarded $9.8M for active shooter response training

ALERRT was created in 2002 for training and research into active shooter response training.

Gruene Hall will be the backdrop of a new Scotty McCreery music video. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for upcoming music video

Country musician Scotty McCreery shot the video in historic Gruene Hall as an homage to George Strait.

The Curiosity Cabinet will host its Haunted Art House 2021 show at Secret Siren Photography on Oct. 23 from 5-8 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)
Events happening in Georgetown in October and November

Check out these fun things to do in Georgetown starting this weekend.

Photo of Austin Community College pharmacy students preparing vaccines
Austin Public Health ramps up COVID-19 booster shot offerings, prepares for pediatric vaccines

High-risk individuals who received Pfizer are Moderna doses six months ago or more are now eligible for boosters—as are most recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Pflugerville and Hutto, including Wingstop and Taco Casa

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Pflugerville and Hutto? Be the first to find out.

Oak   Lotus Yoga Studio opened in mid-August. (Courtesy Oak   Lotus Yoga Studio)
4 wellness businesses that are now open, coming soon or being renovated in Southwest Austin

A new yoga studio and a martial arts studio are among businesses opening and remodeling in the area.

The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opens its gates to guests Oct. 21 with live music, carnival rides, food vendors, rodeo events and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.

Rendering of the UT Leona Child Development Center
UT Austin set to open new Child Development Center east of I-35

A new university child care facility is headed to 2216 Leona St.

The third location of Shaggy Dog Market opened in San Marcos in September. (Courtesy Shaggy Dog Market).
Shaggy Dog Market opens third location in San Marcos

Buda resident Craig Barron opened the third location of Shaggy Dog Market in San Marcos.

The newly approved transportation masterplan for Dripping Springs will add several minor arterial roads around downtown. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dripping Springs officials say proposed roads will not cut through properties

The conceptual transportation plan, approved Oct. 19, identifies locations for new roads that would connect congested roadways in the city.

Rock Rose Avenue in Domain Northside
British fragrance house Jo Malone London to open and 5 other stores coming soon to The Domain, Domain Northside

Check out these new stores, including international fashion giant Gucci, coming soon to North Austin.