CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Carroll ISD superintendent wants to shift focus away from community divisions; Jack Allen's Kitchen opens in Cedar Park and more top news

Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter addressed the Southlake community and apologized for "being distracted" by community tensions, pledging a renewed focus on students and staff. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter addressed the Southlake community and apologized for "being distracted" by community tensions, pledging a renewed focus on students and staff. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter addressed the Southlake community and apologized for "being distracted" by community tensions, pledging a renewed focus on students and staff. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 12.

Note: The following stories were published Nov. 9-11.

Dallas-Fort Worth

‘Enough is enough’: Carroll ISD superintendent wants to shift focus away from community divisions


Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter addressed the Southlake community Nov. 10 in a social media video, asking for the community to allow staff to do their job with the district as it continues its strategic planning meeting.


Central Texas

First Look: Jack Allen's Kitchen opens in Cedar Park


For its fifth location, Jack Allen’s Kitchen followed its staff and customers north. Owners Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm chose Cedar Park as the restaurant’s fifth location to move closer to its employees and restaurant regulars.

New drive-thru, walk-up coffee shop now open in Georgetown

August Beverage Company had its grand opening event Oct. 30. This new drive-thru and walk-up coffee shop, located at 1204 Williams Dr, Georgetown, serves hot and iced beverages.

3 businesses coming soon to Cedar Park, Leander

Here are three businesses opening soon in the Cedar Park-Leander area.

San Antonio

1902 Nightclub to open Nov. 19 near downtown San Antonio


A grand opening will be held Nov. 19 for 1902 Nightclub, the newest nightclub to open in the downtown San Antonio area.

Sandra Sadek, Taylor Girtman, Brittany Andes and Edmond Ortiz contributed to this report.


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At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Colleyville City Council discussed whether to grant a special-use permit to a CBD store looking to open in Colleyville.

HTeaO opened a location just outside of Richardson on Oct. 15. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
HTeaO continues North Texas expansion with soon-to-open Southlake location

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Tewbeleaux's Cajun Grill opened in Northwest Austin on Nov. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Southlake Mayor John Huffman listens to a presentation on Carillon Parc from developer John Terrell on Dec. 7. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘Legacy project’: Updated Carillon Parc plan given green light in Southlake, to break ground in 2022

After several delays and plan changes, Carillon Parc's slated groundbreaking is set for summer 2022.

Three women board TEXRail—a commuter train that runs between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Fort Worth—from the Grapevine Main Station on Nov. 9, 2021.  (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine, TEXRail transit plans set the stage for future growth

Despite reduced ridership over the last 18 months, officials remain optimistic about the commuter train’s ability to bounce back from the pandemic.

Classy Missy is now open across from Rainforest Cafe inside Grapevine Mills mall. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Women's ethnic wear store Classy Missy now open inside Grapevine Mills

Classy Missy sells varied selection of ethnic clothing and jewelry items, including bridal lehengas and sarees.

DotDotBang is now open inside Grapevine Mills. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pop culture, kawaii store DotDotBang now open inside Grapevine Mills

Frisco's DotDotBang opened a new location inside Grapevine Mills mall in November.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

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Carroll ISD staff to receive one-time supplemental pay before end of year

Carroll ISD trustees are moving forward with an hourly-based one-time supplemental payment to address staff retention.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Southlake. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
Despite unique name, Southlake seafood restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric

Chief operating partner Bill Curci said what sets Shuck Me apart from other seafood restaurants is its authenticity.