Gateway Ghost Tours explores Old Town Lewisville and more DFW news

Participants in Cindy Ross' ghost tours explore some of Lewisville's oldest historic buildings. (Photos courtesy Cindy Ross)
Participants in Cindy Ross' ghost tours explore some of Lewisville's oldest historic buildings. (Photos courtesy Cindy Ross)

Participants in Cindy Ross' ghost tours explore some of Lewisville's oldest historic buildings. (Photos courtesy Cindy Ross)

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Flower Mound woman leads tours of the paranormal in Old Town Lewisville

Throughout Old Town Lewisville, some of the city’s oldest buildings now house theater groups, coffee shops and other small businesses.

But in these time-tested places, Cindy Ross said, she sees more than the average person—and for the last seven years, she has asked others to explore them with her.

“When you have a lot of history, you have the paranormal,” Ross said.


Street food restaurant Adda coming soon to Richardson

Adda expects to open in November in the Richardson Restaurant Park development, located at 744 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. The eatery will serve Indian and Pakistani street food with global influences, according to restaurant park developer Kirk Hermansen.

Asian Mint reopens Richardson dining room

Asian Mint reopened its Richardson dining room Oct. 5. The restaurant has been doing takeout, curbside pickup and delivery since it closed in March. Asian Mint offers "New Bangkok"-style cuisine made with fresh ingredients.

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Super Fort Wars now open in north Fort Worth

Super Fort Wars opened its doors to north Fort Worth residents in August, offering customers the ultimate fort building and Nerf war experience. Located at 10379 Alta Vista Road, Ste. 211, Fort Worth, the business has events for kids as young as 2 years old all the way up to teenagers and adults.


The Garage offers gathering spot in downtown McKinney

The Garage in downtown McKinney started as an extra dining room for Spoons Café, but then, owner Karen Klassen decided to make it a cocktail bar to meet the demand for nightlife in the area.


Abstrakt Studio expanding Legacy Drive salon in Frisco

Abstrakt Studio is expanding its salon at 4040 Legacy Drive, Ste. 101, Frisco; it will be completed in December. The salon offers haircut, hair coloring and hair extension services as well as hair products.

BeeHive Homes of Frisco completes expansion

BeeHive Homes of Frisco completed its expansion in September at 2660 Timber Ridge Drive, Frisco. The facility offers services for memory care and assisted living and has 11 other locations in Texas.

Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.


New York Pizza and Pints is aiming for a spring opening date in Flower Mound. (Courtesy New York Pizza & Pints)
New York Pizza and Pints aims for spring opening in Flower Mound

The pizza restaurant specializes in New York-style crust and sauce and offers variety of craft beers and growlers to go.

Part of the Grapevine Station North development, a Texas Best Smokehouse will open in mid-March. (Courtesy Westwood Real Estate Development)
Texas Best Smokehouse coming to Grapevine; Sushi Box opens in McKinney and more DFW-area news

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For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Twin Coves Park will offer free entry to the public March 6 as part of an open park day. (Courtesy town of Flower Mound)
Flower Mound to offer free entry to Twin Coves Park on March 6

The town is waiving the usual $10 gate fee per vehicle as part of an open park day.

Cars wait their turn for a vaccine dose at the Texas Motor Speedway, on Feb. 2. The hub was hosted by Denton County Public Health. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Denton County opens vaccine signup process to school employees, childcare personnel

Denton County has opened its online COVID-19 vaccine signup tool to school and childcare employees after state and federal health departments cleared the way for this new group to receive the shots.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

Metal Supermarkets has opened its fourth store, a new location in Lewisville. (Screenshot from Google Maps)
Metal Supermarkets opens store in Lewisville

The small-quantity metal provider in Lewisville is the company’s fourth store overall.

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Richardson Chick-fil-A closes for upgrades; Eight|11 restaurant reopens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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Tens of thousands of people were vaccinated at Denton County’s vaccine drive-thru clinic in February at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. (Courtesy Texas Motor Speedway)
Tracking COVID-19: Hospitalizations have dipped by half in Denton County since start of January

Hospitalizations from the coronavirus have continued to fall in Denton County as health officials work to inoculate more than 100,000 at-risk people who are still waiting their turn for a vaccine appointment.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

Lewisville ISD trustees on March 1 approved an update to the district's academic calendar that moved up the last day of school to May 21. (Screenshot from Lewisville ISD video)
A new finish line: Lewisville ISD moves up end of school year to May 21

Lewisville ISD has moved the end of its school year a few days earlier and extended the third nine-week period to account for how February’s winter storms disrupted semester exam schedules.