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.