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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The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period across Texas roads will start on May 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TxDOT will launch annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign Monday, May 24

The campaign comes after a 2020 that saw a 16% increase in deaths of unbuckled motorists.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public schools can't require students, staff to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Abbott says

"Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill is located at 1525 US 380, Ste. 100, in Frisco. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle with drive-thru opens in Frisco; Blaze Pizza coming to Richardson and more DFW-area news

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

PediaPlex is now open in Frisco. (Courtesy PediaPlex)
PediaPlex therapeutic clinic opens in Frisco

Services include occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy and ABA therapy in one location.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

Frisco confirmed its first mosquito pool of the season that tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco plans increased surveillance after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

“It’s earlier than usual to have a ‘positive’ test pool,” Frisco Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez said in a news release.

See the data behind gun thefts in Frisco. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Goal for Frisco police: Curb gun thefts

Between 2016 and 2020, Frisco logged about four stolen firearm reports a month.

burrito being made
New Chipotle Mexican Grill in Frisco includes Chipotlane for drive-thru pickup

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is the first in Frisco to offer a drive-thru pickup lane.

Dutch Bros Coffee is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee opens in McKinney; Urban Seafood Co. coming to Plano and more DFW-area news

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

man in uniform doing salute
Gold Star Families Memorial honoring fallen service members now on display at Frisco Commons Park

A Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is now on display at Frisco Commons Park after a May 13 dedication ceremony.

Located along West Rowlett Creek, Taychas Trail runs from Limestone Quarry Park to Harold Bacchus Community Park and then north to Main Street. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco completes its part of the Six Cities Trail Connector

“This is a short trail that creates a really big connection, so that’s why it’s so important,” Ricardo Sanchez, Frisco Parks & Recreation senior planner, said.