The Stix Icehouse coming to McKinney, Plano apartments to have grassy setback: Most popular news from DFW

The Stix Icehouse will open a beer garden and restaurant on 14 acres, pictured here. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)
The Stix Icehouse will open a beer garden and restaurant on 14 acres, pictured here. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)

The Stix Icehouse will open a beer garden and restaurant on 14 acres, pictured here. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)

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Austin-inspired restaurant The Stix Icehouse coming soon to McKinney

The Stix Icehouse, a beer garden and grill inspired by Austin restaurants, plans to open next spring in McKinney.

Developer pursues new Plano apartments with grassy setback from nearby neighborhood

A developer’s plan for new apartments approved this week would replace an existing paved road with a walkable greenbelt southeast of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway.

ROUNDUP: Here are the latest business and restaurant closures in Richardson

Check out the latest on business and restaurant closings in Richardson since May.

What Frisco ISD families can expect for the all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year

Synchronous and asynchronous learning models will be implemented in Frisco ISD’s all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year, according to district officials.

Longtime Grapevine jewelry store owner reacts to GrapeFest cancellation

Bermuda Gold & Silver has been a staple of the Main Street scene in Grapevine over the decades.

So when the city announced that the annual GrapeFest festival would be canceled, owner Debi Meek knew that it would come as tough news to small mom and pop shops like hers.

Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Mackenzie Plusnick, Elizabeth Ucles and Gavin Pugh contributed to this report.


Frisco ISD reopened its window for parents to choose their child's preferred learning environment for the fall between July 27-30. The form initially opened between June 29-July 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: Over half of Frisco ISD students committed to virtual learning in fall

Among all options, commitment to Virtual Academy saw the greatest increase since the first selection window as compared to face-to-face learning. See where your Frisco ISD campus stands.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
The Behavior Exchange preps children with autism for social environments

“As an essential service provider, we’re committed to remaining a beacon of hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Adam Cline, clinical director at The Behavior Exchange.

The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council approves name change for portion of Rockhill Parkway

Frisco City Council voted in favor of renaming a portion of Rockhill Parkway to PGA Parkway during its regular meeting Aug. 4.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant dismissed Frisco resident Suresh Kumar’s case against Frisco ISD on Aug. 4. The suit, filed in April 2019, called on FISD to alter its at-large system into single-member districts for board members. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Judge dismisses suit against Frisco ISD over alleged Voting Rights Act violations

A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Frisco ISD that claimed its at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps, candles and more are available for purchase. (Courtesy Painted Tree Marketplace)
Painted Tree Marketplace now highlighting local shop owners, artisans, craftspeople in Frisco

The community of shoppes offers a variety of gifts, decor, fashion items, soaps and candles available for purchase.

The Japanese restaurant offers daily specials on its sushi rolls. (Courtesy Koto Hibachi and Sushi)
Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving Japanese cuisine in Frisco

The restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese cuisine, opened July 15.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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