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Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 22-23.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Japanese department store Teso Life coming soon as part of Frisco Ranch shopping center expansion


Teso Life will occupy a 10,385-square-foot building alongside three future tenants, according to plans from developer NewQuest Properties for a Phase II of the development.


Harvest Seasonal Kitchen in McKinney to relocate, expand as Wells Group makes new acquisitions

“A couple of years ago I really started wanting to expand Harvest’s footprint,” said Rick Wells, co-founder of the Wells Group. “I wanted to enlarge the bar—we had a great beverage program—and I just felt like it needed a bigger space.”

New commercial, multifamily project for US 380 and Hardin Boulevard in McKinney moves forward

The McKinney City Council unanimously approved the request at its Oct. 19 meeting. The project proposed taking 9 of the tract’s 20 acres and allotting them for retail and office space that would front US 380. The remaining acreage would be developed as multifamily on the rear portion of the property, city staff said.

Central Texas

New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for upcoming music video


New Braunfels’ well-known Gruene Hall hosted country music artist Scotty McCreery during the week of Oct. 18 as he filmed an upcoming music video.

Greater Houston

Awesome Entertainment opens Katy location


The entertainment venue is a place where kids and teenagers can enjoy various activities, such as karaoke and air hockey, in a safe environment.

Matt Payne, Miranda Jaimes, Lauren Canterberry and Sierra Rozen 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)
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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. 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)
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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)
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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. 1.