Frisco gets new area code; Popeyes to open in McKinney and more top DFW news

The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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

Frisco

945 area code launches Jan. 15 in North Texas, including in Frisco

The new 945 area code will be deployed Jan. 15 for the region that presently uses area codes 214, 469 and 972, the Public Utility Commission of Texas announced Jan. 8 in a news release.

McKinney



Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in McKinney eyes late summer opening

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is expected to open by August at 6611 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

State plans 3 major Lewisville construction projects along I-35E

Three roads crossing I-35E in Lewisville are slated for construction as state officials plan for big projects in the coming years.

Collin County

Collin County partnering with Curative for large-scale COVID-19 vaccine dispersal once more doses available

Collin County has the potential to administer thousands of COVID-19 vaccines daily thanks to a new partnership.

Plano

Council Member Lily Bao announces plans to run again for mayor of Plano

Lily Bao, Place 7 Plano City Council member, announced her intention to run for mayor in 2021 at a Jan. 11 City Council meeting.

Matt Payne, Daniel Houston and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.






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House Sprucing Design & Decor will open in west Frisco in mid-March. (Courtesy House Sprucing Design & Decor)
House Sprucing Design & Decor coming to Frisco

House Sprucing Design & Decor, a North Texas-based interior design company, is set to open in Frisco.

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location on Preston Road in Frisco in November. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
uBreakiFix new Frisco location now open

uBreakiFix opened its 600th U.S. location in Frisco at 3333 Preston Road, Ste. 106, in mid-November.

Didi's Downtown at 7210 Main St. opened in 2018. Owner and chef Scott Hoffner says the unassuming, family-friendly space aims to impress everyone who walks through the door. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Didi’s Downtown chef dishes out diverse cuisine at Frisco's Rail District

“I really like to try to mix and meld a lot of flavors.”

Dishes of food aligned inside a food truck
Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approves updated food truck provisions

Provisions to city codes that would allow continuous and temporary food truck courts on non-residential property got their first approval.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened a new Plano location Feb. 20 at the corner of Independence Parkway and Legacy Drive. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Plano Chipotle opens with drive-thru; Tailgaters sports bar opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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

Frisco Taekwondo America has been offering martial arts classes at 307 Main St. since 2010. (Courtesy Frisco Taekwondo America)
Frisco Taekwondo America celebrates 10 years of teaching martial arts

Frisco Taekwondo America celebrated its 10th anniversary in November.

Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu said all vaccine hubs were forced to halt operations due to the recent flurry of ice and snow. But he said operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin County vaccine hubs resume work after winter storm shutdown

Operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22, officials said.

United Real Estate, which has over 700 agents in North Texas, opened a new Frisco office in early February. (Courtesy United Real Estate)
United Real Estate's new Frisco office now open near Dallas North Tollway

United Real Estate opened a new Frisco location in the The Shops at Starwood in early February.

Tailgaters is now open off US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill)
Tailgaters sports bar opens near US 380 in Frisco

The restaurant walls are covered in TVs to feature the latest sports and entertainment, and it also has a patio for al fresco dining with TVs and heaters.

cars on snowy road
Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the February 2021 winter storms are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved

Frisco ISD announced Feb. 19 that students will resume virtual learning while crews assess buildings and schools’ electric, internet and water services. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD to resume virtual learning while crews assess schools’ electric, internet, water services

Frisco ISD students will likely shift to virtual learning while crews inspect 80 buildings, restore electric and water service and replenish food supplies after this week’s winter storms, according to a Feb. 19 letter to parents.

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Feb. 19 updating residents on the state's response to recent winter storms. (Courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Abbott: Texas is working with federal, local agencies to offer financial relief, resources to residents impacted by winter storms

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state continues to prioritize four main areas of concern: power, water, supplies and fuel production.