Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 15.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 12-13.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Frisco ISD approves 2022-23 academic calendar

School is starting earlier in August and ending earlier in the spring. The first day of school is set to be Aug. 10, and the last day of class will be on May 19.

Carroll ISD employees now prohibited from secretly recording meetings following policy change

Carroll ISD trustees approved an amendment to district policy prohibiting employees from secretly recording certain district meetings in an unanimous vote Dec. 13.

'Part of progress': Legacy Drive overhaul to transform key roadway in Frisco

About 30,200 drivers who travel Legacy Drive daily have at least another 12 months of construction to navigate.

Latest census data shows diversity on the rise in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

As the populations of Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village have grown, so has the number of residents who identify as races other than white, according to decennial census data released earlier this fall.

Central Texas

13 businesses now open or coming soon to Round Rock

As the population growth in Round Rock continues to rise at a rapid pace, so too does the number of businesses coming to the city. From a childrens' gym to an axe throwing facility to a hardware store, several new businesses have opened or are coming soon to Round Rock.

Brooklynn Cooper, Brooke Sjoberg, Sandra Sadek, Matt Payne and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.