Grant program applications open, event center backlash and more: Most popular news from DFW this week

Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Superintendent Sara Bonser laid out several learning options Plano ISD is preparing to provide when school returns in the fall. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Read this week's most popular news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

‘A year like we’ve never seen’: Plano ISD prepares for combination of in-person, remote learning

Plano ISD is preparing two simultaneous educational tracks for the fall that will each cover the same curriculum after the Texas Education Agency provided additional guidance this week on the upcoming semester.

Applications for McKinney's new $5 million grant program to open June 24

McKinney City Council approved a new $5 million grant program during a specially called meeting June 23.



McKinney residents turn out to oppose proposed event center

Area homeowners packed McKinney Council Chambers for the June 23 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, with most expressing opposition to a proposed event center.

Tax revenue snag prompts Lewisville to delay proposed annexation of Castle Hills

The proposed annexation of the Castle Hills community by the city of Lewisville has been delayed until December 2021.

Officials give go-ahead for proposed 18-lane indoor shooting range in McKinney

A request for a specific-use permit to allow a firearms and ammunition store in an indoor gun range called The Range in McKinney was approved June 23 by McKinney Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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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

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.

Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Jinbeh offers hibachi and sushi at its restaurants, all prepared fresh and, in the case of hibachi, in person. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jinbeh keeps the focus on family at Lewisville, Frisco and Las Colinas restaurants

Because Jinbeh is a family-owned business, many members of the staff have become like family to owner Aya Matsuda over the years.

Frisco Frisco Market will host Kidfest Aug. 8-9 and a petting zoo with 35 animals on Sept. 6. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.