Missed any of our articles from last week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in Dallas-Fort Worth from Nov. 6-10.

UT Dallas officials to plan more housing, facilities for growth

As growth is slated to continue at The University of Texas at Dallas, campus leaders are striving to meet the housing and facilities demand for current and future students, school officials said.

Per a 2018 Campus Master Plan update, the school would have needed to add over 1,300 new beds for a student population of 35,000, which is a goal for the 2025 academic year. The plan also included 620 beds that would need to be replaced because of the demolition and reconstruction of inventory from the first three phases of student apartments on campus.

Read the full story by Reporter Connor Pittman.

Dallas could get 6 new pickleball courts in Lake Highlands

About 3.5 acres of Dallas Water Utilities-owned land in northwest Lake Highlands could become home to six new pickleball courts in the next few years.

The project, which is still in the early planning stages, comes after years of debate about how to use the land at 12000 Greenville Ave. City officials said the new plan could help uplift the Lake Highlands community; attract visitors from outside the city; and boost economic growth at the intersection of Greenville Avenue, Forest Lane and I-635.

Read the full story by Reporter Cecilia Lenzen.

Voters OK $2.7 billion through Prosper ISD bond package

According to unofficial results, Prosper ISD voters have approved three of the four bond propositions—and said no to a new athletic stadium.

Read the full story by Reporter Hannah Johnson.

Trinity Metro to offer free rides throughout November

To celebrate 40 years in business, Trinity Metro is providing free rides throughout November.

The public transit service provides rides throughout Tarrant County, running from downtown Fort Worth through Grapevine to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Read the full story by Editor Cody Thorn.

DrinkPak's $452M expansion to bring 1,000 jobs to Fort Worth

Contract manufacturer of aluminum canned beverages DrinkPak is expanding operations with two new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one in Northeast Fort Worth, according to a Nov. 7 news release.

This facility will be in the Trammel Crow development at 35 Eagle industrial park, located at I-35W and Eagle Parkway in Fort Worth.

The second facility will be located at Carter Park East in Fort Worth. Both facilities will total 2.8 million square feet and will produce various beverages, such as energy drinks, sodas, waters, hard seltzers, canned cocktails, milk and milk-alternative beverages.

Read the full story by Editor Miranda Jaimes.