Hutchins BBQ in McKinney reopens after fire; sushi bar comes to Plano Walmart and more DFW-area news

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney is set to reopen Aug. 31. (Courtesy Hutchins BBQ)
Hutchins BBQ in McKinney is set to reopen Aug. 31. (Courtesy Hutchins BBQ)

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney is set to reopen Aug. 31. (Courtesy Hutchins BBQ)

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Hutchins BBQ in McKinney reopens Aug. 31

North Texas family-owned barbecue restaurant Hutchins BBQ will reopen in McKinney Aug. 31. The location at 1301 N. Tennessee St. closed in January due to a fire on New Year’s Eve.


Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles reopens in Grapevine Towne Center

Arizona-based soul food restaurant Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles announced in April it would close its Southlake location to relocate to Grapevine.


Frisco ISD launches club for in and out-of-district swimmers

Frisco ISD is launching a new swimming and diving club called Iron Horse Aquatics. The club is open to athletes ages 5 to 18 in the Frisco area and beyond.

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JJ’s Taco Shop coming to Fort Worth in October

JJ’s Taco Shop, a Mexican food and taco restaurant, plans to open the first week of October at 5040 N. Tarrant Parkway, Ste. 136, Fort Worth, according to a JJ’s Taco Shop Facebook post.


Clear the Shelters event in Richardson seeks to rehome more than 100 adoptable pets

Richardson Animal Shelter is aiming to find forever homes for all of its animals during a monthlong adoption event.


Hissho Sushi & Wine Bar opens inside Walmart Supercenter in Plano

The full-service restaurant offers made-to-order sushi as well as a selection of wines.

Miranda Jaimes, Sandra Sadek, Brooklynn Cooper, Bailey Lewis, Olivia Lueckemeyer and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.


Braum's is set to open in McKinney this month. (Courtesy Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy)
New Braum’s at Custer Road and US 380 in McKinney sets opening date

Braum’s has stores in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas, each located within 300 miles of the Braum’s Family Farm located in Tuttle, Oklahoma.

DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.

After almost five years of business, Taco Crush in McKinney has closed. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.

All Serendipity Labs feature natural light with areas for teams to meet that meet health requirements. Pictured is Serendipity Labs Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin. The Serendipity Labs at McKinney–Craig Ranch will meet these same brand standards. (Courtesy Serendipity Labs)
Serendipity Labs coworking space sets McKinney opening date

Serendipity Labs will provide flexible workspaces that include private offices, coworking, team rooms and meeting and event space.

Jo Alch (right), founder and executive director of Pajamas for Seniors, and volunteer Allison Byrd-Haley collect pajama donations at Teresa's House in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney nonprofit spreads 'love' and 'dignity' to senior citizens through pajamas

Pajamas for Seniors delivers pajamas to low-income seniors in nursing homes and hospitals.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar features fatty salmon sashimi. (Courtesy Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar)
Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar opens in Fort Worth; Plano joins peanut butter drive and more DFW-area news

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Renovations are taking place at the Collin College McKinney campus. (Rendering courtesy Collin College)
Renovations, construction underway at Collin College McKinney campus

The new center will be about 40,000 square feet and serve as a hub for students’ needs, including academic counseling, class sign-ups and payments.

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
CASA of Collin County celebrates 30th anniversary, facility renovation

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are assigned to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These advocates act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home that serves the best interest of the child.

Hoots Wings offers five cooking options and 14 sauces and dry rubs to choose from. (Courtesy Leah Trice of Fishman Public Relations)
Hooters spinoff opens in Fort Worth; Worth the Pour liquor store now serving Castle Hills and more DFW-area news

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Collin County commissioners have adopted an annual budget for the next fiscal year, and residents are projected to pay more in property taxes despite a lower tax rate. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County adopts $411M budget with new property tax rate

Collin County continues to see increasing revenue from property taxes due to rising property values.