Where to find Little Free Libraries in McKinney

By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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New transportation projects in the works for McKinney. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Crews work to widen Custer Road and 3 more transportation projects in McKinney

Here are the latest transportation projects happening in McKinney this fall.

running track with worn sections
McKinney Boyd High School to receive track refresh this year

“It’s a double-edged sword,” Chief Operations Officer Greg Suttle said. “We’ve got a really good track team, so use of the track leads to wear of the track.”

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)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, 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. 20.

Drone-based delivery company Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, announced on Oct. 20 a partnership with Walgreens to bring the unconventional delivery model to densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. (Courtesy Wing)
Delivery drones will soon be flying around Frisco; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Grapevine and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

McKinney City Council took action on a request to annex and zone about 54 acres in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council approves requests for concrete recycling facility

“When we're making this decision up here, we're making the decision not just on whether there's a facility or not, it's far more complicated than that,” the mayor said. “We're thinking in terms of what alternatives there are and could be.”

Collin College's baccalaureate nursing classes are held at the Cary A. Israel Health Sciences Center in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College, Tarrant County College sign agreement to streamline bachelor's degree in nursing

The agreement was signed to address the need for highly qualified nurses in Texas, a news release said.

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.

highway 5 through downtown McKinney
Highway expansions seek to address growth of McKinney

As expansion of the Sam Rayburn Tollway wraps up, officials look ahead to SH 5 improvements.

Twisted Root Burger Co. plans to open in the space formerly occupied by Hub Streat in Plano. (Courtesy Twisted Root Burger Co.)
Twisted Root Burger Co. coming to Plano; Chick-fil-A to open Oct. 21 in McKinney and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Pizza and wings will be offered at Barro's Pizza when the restaurant opens in McKinney this fall. (Courtesy Barro's Pizza)
Barro’s Pizza restaurant sets tentative opening date for McKinney location

Family-owned and -operated Barro’s Pizza restaurant is tentatively set to open Nov. 1 in McKinney.

Chick-fil-A has set an opening date for its newest location in McKinney. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Newest Chick-fil-A in McKinney sets October opening date

When it opens, the restaurant will offer drive-thru, dine-in and carryout service.

girl looking at laptop screen
Frisco ISD extends temporary online learning option for students through sixth grade

District staff will re-evaluate and extend the program as necessary until a COVID-19 vaccine is available for children under age 12.