CI NATION ROUNDUP: Frisco ISD proposes attendance zone modifications; concerns are voiced over Grogan's Mill Village Center vacancies, plus more top stories

A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)
A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)

A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 13.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 11-12.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Frisco ISD proposes attendance zone modifications for the 2022-23 school year


As Frisco’s population grows, rezoning takes place to preserve the district’s small school model, which supports students having opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities.


Tri Tip Grill at The Star in Frisco closed

Tri Tip Grill specialized in barbecue, serving various sandwiches, burgers and platters.

Greater Houston

ExxonMobil's $1.1M tax abatement with The Woodlands Township terminated


The Woodlands Township terminated $1.1 million in tax abatement agreements with ExxonMobil on Oct. 11 after the company said it would not be able to maintain the required number of staff at buildings it occupies in The Woodlands’ buildings at Hughes Landing.

Concerns voiced over Grogan's Mill Village Center vacancies

Bruce Cunningham, president of the Grogan’s Mill Village Association, said the main issue has been the lack of an anchor at the center since the Randalls grocery store closed at the location in February 2020.

Central Texas

New Braunfels airport renamed to reflect national airport classification


The change was made to reflect the airport’s reclassification in 2021 as a National Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Brooklynn Cooper, Vanessa Holt, Lauren Canterberry, Andrew Christman and Matt Payne contributed to this report.


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New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
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The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

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Tradehome Shoes opens in Frisco's Stonebriar Centre

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Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

The Lincoln Experience Center will close Oct. 29 at 3620 The Star Blvd., Suite 1205, Frisco. (Courtesy Lincoln)
Lincoln Experience Center to close at The Star District in Frisco

Other Lincoln retailers are in Frisco, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Sherman and Dallas.

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Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.

i voted sticker
Early voting in Nov. 2 election shows almost 1.3% turnout in Denton County so far

Denton County has recorded 6,324 in-person ballots and 1,089 mail-in ballots during early voting for the Nov. 2 election.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Japanese department store Teso Life coming soon as part of Frisco Ranch shopping center expansion

The Frisco Ranch shopping center is planning to add 23,829 square feet of business space across from 99 Ranch Market. Teso Life will occupy a 10,385-square-foot building alongside three future tenants, according to plans.

vaccine in arm
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.

Amazon is hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs statewide across its operations department. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.