See the top 5 non-coronavirus-related stories from 2020 in the DFW area

Starship Technologies offered its robot delivery service at The University of Texas at Dallas this school year. (Courtesy Liz Wigglesworth)
Starship Technologies offered its robot delivery service at The University of Texas at Dallas this school year. (Courtesy Liz Wigglesworth)

Starship Technologies offered its robot delivery service at The University of Texas at Dallas this school year. (Courtesy Liz Wigglesworth)

Though many stories Community Impact Newspaper reported on this year involved the coronavirus pandemic, other news was happening, too. Here are the top five non-COVID-19-related stories from 2020 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco

Food, grocery delivery robots slated to launch soon in Frisco


Frisco residents could soon have food and groceries delivered by autonomous robots.

Starship Technologies presented information during the Frisco City Council's work session May 5 on the company’s plans to contract with several local merchants to offer deliveries through its robots.



Frisco in talks with developer over future of Brinkmann Ranch

A development agreement being negotiated by city staff could reduce the number of multifamily units allowed on a 630-acre tract of Brinkmann Ranch to a maximum of 2,480 units, according to Frisco's mayor. The proposed agreement would also bring a Frisco ISD elementary school and a middle school, a retail center and a gated single-family subdivision to the property.

Collin County

Collin County to begin acquiring land this spring in Frisco for US 380 freeway


Beginning this spring, Collin County will start talks with landowners to acquire land along US 380 between the Denton County line and Coit Road for a future freeway that could see work begin around 2030.

Denton County

TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options for US 380 in Denton County


The Texas Department of Transportation released a virtual public hearing Dec. 2 to discuss and receive public comments on its proposed US 380 project through Denton County from the Collin County line to I-35.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Lewisville police recommend residents avoid Main Street, Valley Parkway intersection due to protest

Due to a scheduled protest at Lewisville High School on June 2, the Lewisville Police Department is recommending residents avoid the intersection of Main Street and Valley Parkway.

Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack, Ian Pribanic and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Continued growth at Legacy West in Plano is helping to boost the local economy, according to the county’s 2020 comprehensive annual financial report. (Courtesy Legacy West)
Collin County finances healthy despite pandemic, report shows

Considering challenges officials faced last year, Collin County’s bottom line is “extremely healthy,” an independent auditor told county commissioners at their April 19 meeting.

vaccine vial
Looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Collin County has thousands of openings this week

Thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting in Collin County freezers waiting to be claimed.

The restaurant's menu focuses on chicken wings and sandwiches. (Courtesy Hoots Wings)
Hooters offshoot to open in Fort Worth; Oishii Sushi coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

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

Makers Gym offers coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym sets grand opening date in Frisco's Rail District

The business offers coworking spaces and amenities as well as studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing.

Early voting runs April 19-27 with the election on May 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting opens for races on May 1 ballot in Frisco

Contested races on the ballot include two Frisco City Council races, one Frisco ISD board of trustees race and three Collin College board of trustees races.

A new bike shop is set to open in Frisco's Rail District. (Community Impact file photo)
New bike store Endur3Bikes to open in Frisco’s Rail District

The shop will offer adult and kids bikes, equipment and apparel as well as triathlete equipment.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocating in McKinney; Lucy's Lot closes in Grapevine and more top DFW-area news

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

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Confederate memorial outside the Denton County-Courthouse-on-the-Square
Texas Historical Commission approves relocation of Denton County's Confederate memorial

The Texas Historical Commission executive committee unanimously approved plans to relocate the Confederate monument to its new home inside the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sando is one of several offerings on Fuku's menu. (Courtesy Fuku)
Fried chicken kitchen opens in Plano; The Heritage Table to reopen in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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

The Heritage Table is reopening its restaurant in Frisco. (Community Impact file photo)
The Heritage Table sets date for Frisco reopening

For the first few weeks of operation the restaurant will have limited reservations.




Daily Grinds owner John Tran describes his eatery as a bistro. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Daily Grinds owner in Frisco obsesses over detail to create bistro experience

“I love being a part of this community, and I think there’s so much growth happening,” Tran said.