Collin County to open bars at 50%; Tarrant County still deciding; Dallas County stays closed and more local news

Collin County Judge Chris Hill plans to allow bars to reopen at 50% capacity beginning Oct. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County Judge Chris Hill plans to allow bars to reopen at 50% capacity beginning Oct. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Collin County Judge Chris Hill plans to allow bars to reopen at 50% capacity beginning Oct. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Collin County

Collin County to allow bars to reopen at 50% capacity after governor issues executive order

Collin County Judge Chris Hill will allow bars to reopen and operate at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14. His decision comes a day after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing bars to reopen with the approval of county judges.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County officials to consider reopening bars

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley is leaning toward reopening bars within certain criteria following Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest announcement that bars could reopen in qualifying counties.

Tarrant County transit service providers to offer free rides to polls starting next week

Tarrant County voters can catch free rides to the polls throughout the early voting period and on Nov. 3 via Trinity Metro and other transit providers in the county.

Dallas County

Judge says Dallas County bars to stay closed for now

Bars in Dallas County will remain closed despite a recent statewide executive order allowing them to reopen at 50% capacity Oct. 14.


ZaLat Pizza opens third Plano location

Zalat Pizza opened a third Plano location Sept. 30 at 3909 W. Parker Road, Ste. 102. The business specializes in specialty and traditional pizzas made with homemade dough and sauce and all-beef pepperoni cooked in old-school deck ovens rather than on conveyor belts.

Scrambler Cafe now open for breakfast and brunch in Plano

Scrambler Cafe opened its doors for the first time Oct. 7 at 7000 Independence Parkway, Ste. 104B, Plano. The restaurant serves classic American breakfast and brunch dishes with a modern twist.

Progresso Jiu Jitsu now offering classes in Plano

Progresso Jiu Jitsu opened Oct. 5 at 3000 Custer Road, Ste. 220, Plano. The gym’s owner and lead instructor, Alexander Hilligsoe Trans, is a former jiujitsu fighter who has competed and earned top titles in national and world championships.

Plano native to be recognized by the city for Stanley Cup win

The city of Plano will honor one of its own as the first to win a Stanley Cup in a ceremony Nov. 2.

Blake Coleman, who plays left wing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, is not only the first Plano native but also the first Texan to win a Stanley Cup, a city release said.


Alamo Drafthouse Richardson shutters again after reopening in August

All Alamo Drafthouse locations in the Dallas Fort-Worth area, including the Richardson location, are temporarily closed, according to an Oct. 7 press release.

British Emporium debuts Richardson pop-up inside of Fish & Fizz

British Emporium, a pop-up shop offering British groceries and gifts, opened in Richardson on Oct. 1.

Hiccups & Churroholic closes in Richardson Restaurant Park

Hiccups & Churroholic closed in the Richardson Restaurant Park, 744 S. Central Expressway, in August. The California-based concept offered Asian fusion cuisine as well as boba tea and other specialty drinks.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Mac&Z prepares for soft opening of cafe and children's play area in Flower Mound

Mac&Z will open its doors to visitors Oct. 12 as it prepares for a wider soft opening Oct. 17 near the Riverwalk at Central Park, 4281 Esplanade Place, Ste. 100, Flower Mound. The cafe will include a play area for young children, including toddlers and crawlers.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo canceled due to COVID-19

Originally set to take place Jan. 15-Feb. 6, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will not be held in 2021.

Ian Pribanic, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack, Liesbeth Powers, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Mackenzie Plusnick and Daniel Houston contributed to this report.