Missed any of our articles from this week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Jan. 15-19.

The Bloom Lounge features a fusion of flavors in Plano

The Bloom Lounge is now open in Plano.

Jorge Saab, owner of The Bloom Lounge, said in an email the menu features a fusion of flavors, “... including items like tuna tower, gorgonzola sirloin, crispy chicken and bacon waffles, and a range of creative and flavorful dishes to cater to different tastes and preferences.”

Read the full story by Reporter Karen Chaney.

McKinney leaders consider calling charter amendment election for City Council term limits

City Council members are considering calling a city charter amendment election to bring the choice to change City Council term limits to McKinney voters at a future election, according to a presentation at a Jan. 16 meeting.

City Council members received a presentation from City Attorney Mark Houser at the meeting on the standing of the city’s charter guidelines on term lengths and term limits.

Read the full story by Editor Shelbie Hamilton.

The Serpentarium in Richardson to reopen in February after fire

The Serpentarium in Richardson is set to reopen in February after a fire in August forced it to temporarily close.

CEO Robert Coral said the exotic reptile business pushed back its initial January reopening date because of the need to schedule multiple vendors to restore the building and obtain city inspections.

Read the full story by Reporter Connor Pittman.

Check out December real estate data for 4 North Texas counties

The latest real estate data for Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties is in.

Collin County Area Realtors provides data every month detailing real estate metrics, such as median home sales price, new listings and average days on the market. Read more for a December roundup of real estate data in these four North Texas counties.

Read the full story by Reporter Colby Farr.

Frisco ISD officials focus on communication, student behavior in 2023-24 school year

Improving communication throughout the district and managing student behavior have been two goals of Frisco ISD officials throughout the 2023-24 school year.

A mid-year update on the district’s improvement plan for the 2023-24 school year was given by Kimberly Smith, chief finance and strategy officer of FISD, during the board of trustees’ Jan. 16 meeting. The board approved the district improvement plan in September. Its purpose is to work toward improvement efforts through the school year and serves as an accountability system for the district.

Read the full story by Reporter Hannah Johnson.