D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

D’Ambrosio’s #1 Pizza Pub now open in Grapevine


Chicago-style restaurant D’Ambrosio’s #1 Pizza Pub is now open at 1713 Crossroads Drive, Grapevine.

Plano



Mock-ups of sound walls for Silver Line project available for viewing in Plano, Richardson

The betterments, or additional barriers, to be constructed along large portions of the Silver Line rail project by Dallas Area Rapid Transit will have different looks in the several cities through which the line runs.

Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

Here are four restaurants that opened recently in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Autonomous trucking firm headed to Alliance, North Fort Worth area

Autonomous trucking firm TuSimple is coming to the Alliance area in North Fort Worth near Eagle Parkway and I-35 West.’

Richardson

Build-it-yourself modular shed manufacturer Backyard Workroom opens assembly plant in Richardson

Backyard Workroom opened an assembly plant in the Richardson Innovation Quarter at 715 N. Glenville Drive, Ste. 430, Richardson, on Nov. 18. The startup was founded by builder and entrepreneur Eric Benavides, who created a prefabricated workroom kit that allows users to build their own modular shed in just a few hours.

Here is what Richardson residents need to know about city services heading into Thanksgiving

The city of Richardson has altered its facility hours and trash and recycling pickup for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release.

Frisco

Sweets on a Stick now selling customized, hand-painted cookies in Frisco

Sweets on a Stick is now open at 6868 Pecan St., Frisco, in the Rail District. The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops. Sweets on a Stick also offers cookie-decorating classes on a private basis.

McKinney

Play Street Museum celebrates fifth anniversary in McKinney

Play Street Museum celebrated its fifth anniversary Nov. 17 at 3851 S. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 400, McKinney. The interactive children’s museum and indoor play area is designed and scaled for children age 8 and under.

Statewide

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces vaccine distribution plan


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December.

Sandra Sadek, Shawn Arrajj, Liesbeth Powers, Ian Pribanic, Olivia Lueckemeyer, William C. Wadsack and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.



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Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
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Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

Ecoutez Hearing Boutqiue opened in Southlake in December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ecoutez Hearing Boutqiue now open on Southlake Boulevard

The clinic offers fashionable hearing aids and in-home and in-store testing.

Hike and bike trail improvements along John McCain Road in Colleyville include an 8- to 10-foot-wide concrete walkway in separate segments that will connect to the existing Cotton Belt Trail. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sidewalk construction underway on north side of John McCain Road in Colleyville

Hike and bike trail improvements include an 8- to 10-foot-wide concrete walkway in separate segments that will connect to the existing Cotton Belt Trail.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.




The Tacos Dorados ($14) are made with pulled chicken and are topped with salsa verde, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. (Photos courtesy Blue Goose Cantina)
Blue Goose Cantina in Grapevine boasts familial environment

Many residents of the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex are familiar with Blue Goose Cantina because of its quick service, strong margaritas and Tex-Mex food made with fresh ingredients.

Apple has temporarily closed its location at Southlake Town Square. (Courtesy Apple Inc.)
Apple Store in Southlake Town Square temporarily closes due to COVID-19 surge

Southlake's Apple Store is one of many that will temporarily close as a precaution due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

A Layne's Chicken Fingers restaurant will open in Roanoke in 2021 at the site of the former Dairy Queen on US 377. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
Layne's Chicken Fingers to open in Roanoke; meat, seafood market set for Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Construction work on Dallas Road in Grapevine is expected to wrap up in 2021. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Dallas Road construction continues in Grapevine

Construction work on Dallas Road in Grapevine is expected to wrap up in 2021

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

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