Looking to catch up on all the latest news in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex? Use this Community Impact roundup to learn more about the FM 1171 expansion, micromobility in Dallas, tornado damage in Grapevine, and more top news in the area. See the six stories below.

Dallas implements new rules for electric scooter riders, providers in program relaunch

Looking to get around Dallas without a car? Nearly three years after getting banned from the city, electric scooters are returning to Dallas with new technology and stricter regulations. Dallas has partnered with Bird, Lime and Superpedestrian—companies it chose based on customer service performance and scooter technology—to bring a collective total of around 1,500 permitted scooters to the city.

Read the full story by Reporter Cecil Lenzen.

Grapevine Sam’s Club to permanently close as a result of December tornadoes

After two tornadoes struck Grapevine on Dec. 13, the city's Sam's Club location temporarily closed while the damage was evaluated by company officials. On Jan. 27, a building permit was issued by Grapevine for structural repairs with an estimated cost of $5.5 million, and Sam’s Club officials made the decision to close the Grapevine location, according to statement from the company on April 11.

Read the full story by Reporter Hannah Johnson.

American Airlines replacing kiosks in 5 terminals at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

American Airlines has planned a variety of renovations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, including new kiosks for baggage tagging at terminal A through E. According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, between five and 20 kiosks will be replaced at each of the terminals with an estimated total cost of $625,000, and the project's scheduled completion date is May 31. Terminal D will also undergo the the installation of a wind curtain. The estimated cost of the project is $3.5 million, and it will start May 1 with a projected completion of Sept. 30.

Read the full story by Editor Cody Thorn.

TxDOT holds meet-and-greet for Denton County public on FM 1171 expansion

A $118M proposed project for FM 1171 would construct 3.5 miles of a new location non-freeway roadway as well as widen and extend a portion of John Wiley Road, according to the project description. FM 1171 runs through Lewisville, Flower Mound, Argyle, Northlake and Justin, and at an April 11 meet-and-greet, community residents had a chance to ask questions and view construction blueprints. TxDOT also released a tentative schedule of need-to-know dates for the public in regards to FM 1171's expansion. The timeline shows that the public can expect environmental clearance by TxDOT and the beginnings of right of way acquisition and construction by summer 2023.

Read the full story by Editor Tim Glaze.

Video game company receives $1.5M grant from Fort Worth to relocate

On March 21, Fort Worth City Council voted unanimously to award a $1.5 million grant to Seattle-based ProbablyMonsters Inc. to relocate to Fort Worth. The contract stipulates that the company create 300 jobs that pay at least $75,000 annually and are kept through June 1, 2031, and that 30% of those jobs go to Fort Worth residents. In addition, The company must lease temporary office space of 9,000 square feet within Fort Worth on or before June 1, 2023 and lease 30,000 square feet of permanent office space in Fort Worth by Dec. 31, 2024. ProbablyMonsters Inc. is an independent video game company founded in 2016 by former Bungie CEO and President Harold Ryan, according to a company press release.

Read the full story by Reporter Mark Fadden.

H-E-B takes next steps toward second Frisco location

A new H-E-B—the city’s second—could soon be seen near a west Frisco highway. Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission members approved a conveyance plat for the big box retail grocery store and its accompanying two drive-thrus, accessory gas pumps and a car wash. The store would be built on two lots in a 23.6-acre area on the west side of FM 423 and approximately 430 feet south of US 380, according to meeting documents.

Read the full story by Reporter Alex Reece.