Despite COVID-19, North Texas elective surgeries on schedule; Plano ISD OKs 2021-22 schedule and more top DFW news

Hospitals across the North Texas area are monitoring elective procedures after the region crossed a key state threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)
Hospitals across the North Texas area are monitoring elective procedures after the region crossed a key state threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)

Hospitals across the North Texas area are monitoring elective procedures after the region crossed a key state threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Many elective surgeries still on schedule in North Texas despite new COVID-19 restrictions

Hospitals in North Texas have been placed on alert regarding elective surgeries as COVID-19 cases make up a greater share of their patients. But for now, many of these elective procedures are expected to go on as planned, industry experts say.

Plano



Plano ISD trustees approve final calendar for 2021-22 school year

Plano ISD‘s 2021-22 school year will see classes begin on a Wednesday for both the first and second semesters next year.

Centurion American presents design, zoning changes for Collin Creek Mall redevelopment following purchase of J.C. Penney building

Plano City Council will soon consider a new look for the east side of the Collin Creek Mall property.

Richardson

City Council approves expansion of Richardson Restaurant Park development

Richardson Restaurant Park will be expanded following unanimous approval by City Council.

McKinney

McKinney P&Z commissioners approve 620-acre rezoning for Painted Tree development

A request to rezone about 620 acres from agriculture to allow for a single-family residential, multifamily residential and commercial uses for a residential community called Painted Tree was approved by the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission at its Dec. 8 meeting.

Daniel Houston, William C. Wadsack, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.