Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 14.

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

Dallas-Fort Worth

TxDOT officials recommend freeway alignment for US 380 in Denton County

Texas Department of Transportation officials are recommending a limited-access freeway for US 380 from the Collin County line to I-35.

Tracking COVID-19: Hospitalizations continue to climb in Collin, Denton counties

More than 23% of North Texas hospital beds were filled with COVID-19 patients on Jan. 11.

Central Texas

Williamson County adjusts Corridor I-2 Study to connect US 183 to Hwy. 29 near Liberty Hill

Williamson County has changed the scope of the Corridor I-2 Planning and Right-of-Way Study, which looks at building a connector route from US 183 and Hwy. 29 in northwest Williamson County near Liberty Hill, according to a Jan. 7 media release.

The Toasted Yolk Cafe opening breakfast, brunch restaurant in Cedar Park

The Toasted Yolk Cafe, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain, will open a Cedar Park location in summer 2022. This will be the first Austin-area location for the Houston-based restaurant company.

Greater Houston

Conroe ISD moves to COVID-19 safety alert Level 4

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null said the district has entered COVID-19 safety alert Level 4 during a live video update Jan. 13.

Miranda Jaimes, Claire Shoop, Taylor Girtman, Ally Bolender and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.