Collin County to reopen vaccine portal; Starbucks coming to McKinney and more top DFW-area news

Texas Health Resources nurse Karen Schmidt administers a Pfizer vaccination to Plano resident Connie Cordova on Feb. 5. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Health Resources nurse Karen Schmidt administers a Pfizer vaccination to Plano resident Connie Cordova on Feb. 5. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Texas Health Resources nurse Karen Schmidt administers a Pfizer vaccination to Plano resident Connie Cordova on Feb. 5. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Collin County

Collin County clears COVID-19 vaccine waitlist, will allow patients to make appointments March 12

Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced March 11 that the county has completed its COVID-19 vaccine waitlist and that it would be opening its vaccine appointment portal March 12 to eligible patients.

NTTA works to expand Dallas North Tollway past Collin County



The Dallas North Tollway is being expanded to link downtown Dallas to Collin, Denton and Grayson counties.

Frisco

Guy Fieri's Flavortown now open in east Frisco ghost kitchen

Guy Fieri, a nationally renowned restaurateur and Food Network personality, opened a new location of Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen on Feb. 15 at 8580 SH 121, Frisco, adjacent to Stonebriar Centre.

A new 9,800-square-foot shopping center is coming to east Frisco in December

A new retail shopping center is coming to Frisco in December, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and Panther Creek Village Investments LLC.

McKinney

Starbucks to open new drive-thru location in McKinney

Seattle-based coffee company Starbucks has plans to open a new location at the southwest corner of Virginia Street and Hardin Boulevard in McKinney, next to the 7-Eleven, a Starbucks spokesperson said.

William C. Wadsack, Matt Payne, Francesca D’Annunzio and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.