The Stix Icehouse coming to McKinney; H-E-B to open in Frisco, Plano and more top DFW-area news

The new Stix Icehouse will offer beer, comfort food and live music on its 14 acres. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)
The new Stix Icehouse will offer beer, comfort food and live music on its 14 acres. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)

The new Stix Icehouse will offer beer, comfort food and live music on its 14 acres. (Courtesy The Stix Icehouse)

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McKinney

Austin-inspired beer garden The Stix Icehouse to open late this summer in McKinney

The Stix Icehouse, an Austin-inspired beer garden and grill, is expected to open late this summer at 301 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney. The restaurant plans to include over 30 beers on tap, large patios and live music on its 14 acres of land.

New master-planned community Highland Lakes to bring nearly 1,400 homes to McKinney



A new master-planned community with 1,376 homes is coming to 450 acres in McKinney.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

SH 170 project will meet needs of residents in Keller, Roanoke, north Fort Worth

Continuous growth near the Alliance corridor has created the need for more lanes along 6 miles of SH 170 at a total cost of almost $100 million.

Frisco

Frisco’s Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th closes its doors

The 29,000-square-foot store featured a selection from more than 800 brand names of clothing and accessories for women, men and children at reduced prices compared with other Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

H-E-B bringing grocery stores to Frisco, Plano in first foray into northern Dallas suburbs

The popular grocery chain H-E-B on March 26 announced its plans to expand into the North Texas suburbs following years of speculation as the company acquired properties in the area.

Sandra Sadek, Miranda Jaimes and Daniel Houston contributed to this report.



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Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

The chain has several restaurants in Texas, including two in College Station. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
I Heart Mac & Cheese coming to Highland Village; Gyro Shop opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

This rendering of Frisco ISD's first intermediate campus shows the view from northbound Alma Road. (Courtesy Huckabee)
Frisco ISD unveils design for first intermediate campus for fifth, sixth grades in McKinney

Frisco ISD unveiled proposed designs April 12 for its first intermediate campus planned on the district's east side in McKinney.

Daniel Stockton, Frisco ISD's executive director of government and legal affairs (left) reviews a chart tracking positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff since November at the April 12 school board meeting. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD updates quarantine guidelines for COVID-19

Frisco ISD has updated its guidelines for close-contact quarantines related to COVID-19.

The expanded pre-kindergarten program was discussed at Frisco ISD's board of trustees meeting on April 12. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD full-day pre-K program to expand for 2021-22 school year

Frisco ISD is opening registration on April 19 for an expanded full-day pre-kindergarten program for the 2021-22 school year.

Collin County has launched its Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide residential rent and utility assistance for county residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County offers assistance to renters and landlords affected financially by COVID-19

Collin County has launched its Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide residential rent and utility assistance for county residents.

Dunkin' serves coffee drinks, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and more. (Courtesy Dunkin')
Dunkin' to open in Richardson; Mad for Chicken coming to McKinney and more DFW-area news

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The Korean fried chicken restaurant Mad for Chicken is planning to open a location in McKinney. (Courtesy Mad for Chicken)
Korean-style Mad for Chicken to open location in McKinney

New York-based Mad for Chicken will bring its Korean-style fried chicken to McKinney this spring.

McKinney Municipal Court is now offering a new warrant forgiveness program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney launches new program to forgive warrants, replaces annual warrant roundup

Officials cautioned residents against scammers who make illegitimate calls to residents about false outstanding warrants.

Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
Jim's Pizza relocates in McKinney; ice pop shop coming to Frisco and more DFW-area news

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