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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Denton County Public Health now scheduling booster shots for Moderna vaccine

The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the Texas Department of State Health Services all authorized the booster shot for those who meet certain criteria and who originally received the Moderna vaccine.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco has received a national accolade for cardiac care. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial earns designation for cardiac care

BSW-Centennial said it offers expanded cardiovascular services in coordination with Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano.

In a special meeting on Oct. 22, the district reviewed labor statistics from May 22 to Sept. 16. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Frisco ISD reviews staff turnover, employment in 2021-22 hiring season

Frisco ISD had 857 resignations out of 8,070 staff members from May 22 to Sept. 16. For new hires, the district brought on a total of 966 employees.

The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opens its gates to guests Oct. 21 with live music, carnival rides, food vendors, rodeo events and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.

Applebee's Grill   Bar is closed at 3141 Preston Road, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Applebee's Grill + Bar closes Frisco location

Locations in Little Elm, McKinney and Carrollton remain open.

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.

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ReBalance Physical Therapy delays Frisco opening to November

The physical therapy clinic will open next month due to shipping delays in necessary supplies.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation marks 30 years in Frisco with awareness campaign

The campaign, called RISE, encourages women to get screened early for breast cancer.

4 Wheel Parts plans to open in October at 2605B Preston Road, Frisco. (Courtesy 4 Wheel Parts)
4 Wheel Parts to offer truck, jeep accessories near Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco

4 Wheel Parts also has locations in Plano, Coppell, Dallas and throughout the state.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

Drone-based delivery company Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, announced on Oct. 20 a partnership with Walgreens to bring the unconventional delivery model to densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. (Courtesy Wing)
Delivery drones will soon be flying around Frisco; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Grapevine and more DFW-area news

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