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.



MOST RECENT

interior kitchen under construction
Cibo Kitchens prepares to open culinary, studio concept in Frisco

The shareable kitchen will be available to rent by the hour for chefs and caterers.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

basketball court rendering
Scottish Rite for Children's Frisco hospital receives nation's 100th DreamCourt

The basketball court is a gift from Nancy Lieberman Charities and The Adleta Corporation.

torchy's to go bag
Torchy's Tacos opens second Frisco restaurant near Hollyhock

The restaurant features its 'damn good' tacos, in addition to margaritas and other items.

Here are a few road projects to know about in Frisco in November. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Coit, Lebanon Road widenings and 2 more transportation projects in the Frisco area in November

Read up on ongoing and upcoming transportation projects happening in the Frisco area.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Future neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger home lots

Frisco’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave nods of approval toward adding more large-sized residential lots in a neighborhood to be located near the future PGA headquarters.

Drumsticks, wings and chicken strips are served in soy garlic and spicy varieties at Bonchon stores. (Courtesy Emily Loving)
Korean fried chicken shop Bonchon to open Frisco store

Drumsticks, wings and chicken strips are served in soy garlic and spicy varieties at Bonchon stores.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during Winter Storm Uri in February. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand

The state's electric grid manager also said extreme weather could once again result in outages.

Treasure Box Toys will open Dec. 4 at 9250 N. Dallas Parkway, Ste. 170, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Treasure Box Toys to offer board games, gifts in Frisco

The family-run store offers a selection of trending and educational toys.