CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: TxDOT officials recommend freeway alignment for US 380 in Denton County; Conroe ISD moves to COVID-19 safety alert Level 4 and more top news

Construction on US 380 is still years away, and the feasibility study will be completed in 2022. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Construction on US 380 is still years away, and the feasibility study will be completed in 2022. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Construction on US 380 is still years away, and the feasibility study will be completed in 2022. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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.