CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Frisco and more top news

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)
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)

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)

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

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 20-21.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Delivery drones will soon be flying around Frisco


Retail orders will soon be delivered on the lawns of Frisco residents by air.


Central Texas

Original Buffalo wing restaurant Anchor Bar now open in Round Rock


This is the third location of the New York-based chain to open in Texas. It is locally-owned by Round Rock native T.J. Mahoney.

Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo ready to open gates Oct. 21 after coronavirus delay

The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opened its gates this week to festivalgoers and livestock enthusiasts—nearly two years after Williamson County officials partnered with a local fair association to fund the event.

Mixed-use, residential developments coming to Kyle

Kyle City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Central Southwest Texas Development, LLC for Phase 2 of the Kyle Crossing development project during a regular meeting on Oct. 19. The project has had multiple developers drop out of the project over the past two years, but officials have finally come to an agreement over the two plots of land.

New Braunfels’ Fischer Park selected as winner of Niagara Perk Your Park contest

The contest, which was hosted by Niagara Bottling in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, will provide the park with a renovation worth $90,000.

Matt Payne, Brooke Sjoberg, Iain Oldman, Zara Flores and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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Mochinut is expected to open in 90 to 120 days at 13355 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 500, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mochinut to open near Panther Creek Parkway in north Frisco

The restaurant specializes in mochi donuts and Korean rice flour hotdogs.

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Denton County commissioners approve adjusted county election precincts

Changes were made to precincts that had more than 5,000 active voters located within the boundaries.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

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New lanes now open on Sam Rayburn Tollway as expansion project wraps up

The $200 million Sam Rayburn Tollway expansion project, which added one additional lane in each direction, has been completed.

CoCo Ichibanya specializes in curry and rice dishes, and operates over 1,400 locations worldwide. (Courtesy CoCo Ichibanya)
CoCo Ichibanya opening in Frisco pushed to later date

CoCo Ichibanya specializes in curry and rice dishes, as well as salads and omelets.

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7 festive events happening in Frisco this month

From Stonebriar Centre to The Star, Frisco has holiday events all over the city.

Frisco resident Greg Allbright on Dec. 2 was able to demo Wing's app-based drone delivery service at his home. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wing expects to launch Frisco drone delivery service ‘in the next couple months’

Homeowners in parts of Frisco can expect to order retail items by air early in the coming year. But resident Greg Allbright got an early look at the technology from his own backyard.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, shared new accountability plans and fielded several questions in a town hall coordinated by state Reps Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, and Jared Patterson, R-Frisco, on Dec. 1 at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT commits to inspecting over 300 generating units statewide in December at Frisco town hall

Power-generating companies across the state must comply with weatherization standards or face steep fines, according to the new head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

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Denton County commissioners create new sexual assault response team

County commissioners appointed eight people to serve on the county's inaugural sexual assault response team.

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K-pop store opens in Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

Pink Box sells fashion accessories, Korean plushies and more.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.