May 2 roundup: This week's top 5 stories from Dallas-Fort Worth

McKinney City Council held a special meeting April 28. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council held a special meeting April 28. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney City Council held a special meeting April 28. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top five stories from this past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.

5. McKinney City Council responds to Abbott’s reopening announcement

McKinney City Council agreed to amend the city’s disaster act following an April 27 announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott allowing businesses to reopen.

4. 'We will fight': How Plano restaurants are finding ways to survive under COVID-19 restrictions

Many Plano restaurants are navigating the harsh economic environment during the ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions, and this article details the efforts of a few of them.



3. UPDATE: Stevie's Diner in Fort Worth closes after nine years in business

In a Facebook announcement April 28, staff indicated that Stevie's Diner may have plans to re-open at some point in the future, even after announcing an indefinite closure earlier that day.

2. DATA: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Frisco ZIP codes

As of April 29, at least 141 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed across the four Frisco ZIP codes that fall in Collin and Denton counties.

1. Tracking coronavirus: Tarrant County reports third-most cases statewide

As of April 29, Tarrant County had the third-most confirmed cases of any county in the state with 2,088, behind Dallas County, with 3,240 cases, and Harris County, with 5,986 cases.

Daniel Houston, Elizabeth Uclés, Ian Pribanic, Liesbeth Powers, Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Supreme Court declines to review high-speed rail case, freeing company up to use eminent domain

Texas Central, the company looking to build a 236-mile high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, has been given a big win in an ongoing legal battle over whether the company is legally recognized as a "railroad company" under state law.

Frisco confirmed another mosquito pool that tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco set to spray for mosquitoes June 19-21

The spraying will occur to the west and south of Northwest Community Park.

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Romeo's Pizza arrives in Frisco

Romeo's Pizza brought its cuisine to the Lone Star State this month. The chain's first Texas location is in Frisco.

Bojangles recently announced it signed a franchise agreement to open a new location in Richardson. (Courtesy Bojangles)
Bojangles fried chicken coming to Richardson; bar and grill opens at Grapevine golf course and more DFW-area news

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Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco set for summer renovations

Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco is brightening up their dining experience just in time for summer.

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco's first, only city manager George Purefoy projected to retire next year, city says

Purefoy has overseen execution of laws and the day-to-day administrative affairs for 34 years.

Three Empires Brewing Co. is projected to open this fall at the Main Street Food Hall, 9145 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. (Courtesy Three Empires Brewing Co.)
Three Empires Brewing Co. eyes fall opening in Frisco’s Main Street Food Hall

The brewery will have indoor seating and a large, outside patio and beer garden behind the building.

Mesero has six locations across the metroplex, with a seventh on the way in Southlake. (Courtesy Mesero)
Tex-Mex restaurant may come to Southlake; African fusion eatery opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Nerdvana Frisco completed renovations in May at 5757 Main St., Ste. 112, Frisco. (Courtesy Nerdvana Frisco)
Nerdvana Frisco renovates, adds second bar

The newly renovated space now features a second bar complete with video game options and more space for tabletop gaming.

Gidi Bar & Grill is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy Gidi Bar & Grill)
Gidi Bar & Grill opens in west Frisco

The restaurant serves African fusion meals and a full bar with music and an entertaining atmosphere.