The Stix Icehouse sets soft opening date in McKinney; La Hacienda Ranch in Frisco temporarily closed due to kitchen fire, and more top DFW news

La Hacienda Ranch is closed due to a small kitchen fire at 4110 Preston Road, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
La Hacienda Ranch is closed due to a small kitchen fire at 4110 Preston Road, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

La Hacienda Ranch is closed due to a small kitchen fire at 4110 Preston Road, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Upcoming McKinney beer garden The Stix Icehouse sets soft opening date

The restaurant plans to include at least 24 beers on tap, and large patios with games and live music on its 14 acres of land.

A breakdown of Plano ISD mask mandate exemptions by campus, a look at local staffing shortages and more top DFW news

Read the most popular business and community news from Aug. 28-Sept. 3 from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



New Chick-fil-A coming soon to University Drive in McKinney

A new Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open in October in McKinney.

La Hacienda Ranch in Frisco temporarily closed due to kitchen fire

General Manager Elizabeth Horton said she hopes the restaurant reopens “very soon,” but did not have a concrete reopening date.

UNT at Frisco will offer innovative degrees, drive city growth

When the University of North Texas at Frisco campus opens in the spring of 2023, it will be home to the university’s Bachelor of Science in Project Design and Analysis.

Miranda Jaimes, Matt Payne, Brooklynn Cooper, William C. Wadsack, Steven Ryzewski and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.



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Rashida Rasheed, left, stands in front of the new Masjid with her husband, Shaikh Aliasger Rasheed, and their daughter Sarrah Rasheed. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dawoodi Bohra Community of Collin County focuses on warm welcomes, local outreach

When the Dawoodi Bohra Community of Collin County was established five years ago, they had 47 families. Now they have 87 families who live throughout Collin County.

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Nutty Brown Amphitheatre to relocate; Grand Parkway extension fuels East Montgomery County development, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 28.

On Sept. 28, Gov. Greg Abbott announced six appointees to the Texas Energy Reliability Council. (Courtesy The Texas Tribune)
Abbott announces Texas Energy Reliability Council appointees

The appointees include the interim CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, as well as representatives from Samsung, Valero and H-E-B from each of Texas’ largest four metros.

Two Senoritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is readying to open in McKinney. (Miranda Barhydt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two Senoritas Mexican Restaurant pushes back McKinney opening date

Two Senoritas currently has a location in Mount Pleasant. The menu at the McKinney location will be a smaller version of the Mount Pleasant location’s menu.

man holding vape
McKinney ISD welcomes drug prevention program at two campuses

The program is currently at Evans Middle School and will launch at Malvern Elementary School in October.

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released. (Community Impact Staff)
Senate hearings, congressional map released: Read the latest on redistricting in Texas

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released.

El Mejor Mexican Kitchen   Cantina serves several dishes, including empanadas, enchiladas and fish salads. (Courtesy El Mejor Mexican Kitchen   Cantina)
El Mejor Mexican Kitchen + Cantina serves wide menu to downtown crowd

The Mexican restaurant opened in the historic downtown district on Halloween in 2019 with aspirations of serving both authentic Mexican cuisine and American mainstay dishes.

Banfield Pet Hospital is working on a new standalone hospital in McKinney. (Courtesy Banfield Pet Hospital)
New Banfield Pet Hospital facility coming soon to McKinney

The pet hospital offers preventive care, general surgery, emergency care and treatment services.

A new development will be coming to east Kyle. (courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: East Kyle to see new development; Katy Boardwalk District announces updates, and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 27.

The robot server at Layered in McKinney is programmed to carry food on its tiered built-in trays to diners. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney businesses look to address workforce shortage as demand rebounds

As more businesses struggle to hire staff, especially those in the service industry, companies are willing to go to new lengths to find workers or overcome the shortage.