Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 20.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 16-17.

Central Texas

Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House now open in New Braunfels

Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House, a San Antonio-based restaurant, will soon open a second location in the building that once housed River Hofbrau located at 1515 Kuehler Ave., New Braunfels.

Georgetown couple converts pastry shop into all-day destination

When Jeff and Vinnie McElhaney took over Woops Bakeshop in May 2019, they said they were excited to integrate into the community they had lived in for two years. But after a year as franchisees, the couple decided to strike out on their own, seemingly overnight, albeit in the same location.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Plano City Council approves new ordinance that reduces maximum noise level at night

The Plano City Council unanimously approved a new noise ordinance Dec. 13 that alters how loud businesses are allowed to be after 10 p.m.

Greater Houston

Husband and wife offer dishes with Mexican-sourced ingredients at Taco Patron in Conroe

Alma Perez and her husband, Gilbert Perez, moved to Willis three years ago after living in Denver for 15 years, Alma said. Gilbert previously worked as a truck driver in Colorado and did catering on the weekends, but when he started working as a driver in Texas, Alma said the salary was not enough.

Harris County redistricting maps draw criticism as representation changes for Tomball

New electoral maps are set for the next decade in Tomball and Magnolia, which divides the city of Tomball between two county commissioner territories.

Lauren Centerberry, Eddie Harbour, Mike Graham, Chandler France, Emily Lincke, Jishnu Nair, Danica Lloyd and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.