Ask the McKinney editor: Can you write about my business?

Each month we report on businesses coming soon, relocating or expanding in McKinney. We also write features about locally owned businesses and restaurants that have been open for at least one year.

After reporting on the McKinney community for nearly two and a half years, I will be moving to Colorado in early September to be closer to family. However, news does not stop in McKinney and neither will Community Impact Newspaper’s McKinney team. Reporter Emily Davis will soon be joined by Miranda Jaimes, who will serve as editor.

If you have news to share about your business or would like us to write about your favorite restaurant, send an email to mcknews@communityimpact.com. If you have a public event that you would like considered, submit it online at communityimpact.com/event-calendar/add-an-event.

Please give Miranda a big welcome when you see her in the community!
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


MOST RECENT

The Homestead Heifer recently opened in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy The Homestead Heifer)
Embroidery shop The Homestead Heifer opens in McKinney

The Homestead Heifer, a store specializing in personalized and custom minky blankets and other comfort items, opened June 1.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently backed a movement calling for the reopening of winery and distillery tasting rooms and brewery and brewpub taprooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Agriculture Commissioner joins voices calling for reopening of tasting rooms, taprooms

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said demand from distilleries and breweries provides an important revenue stream to the state's farmers.

A prayer gathering hosted by Collin County Churches in McKinney called for justice and against racism. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney calls for unity, equality, five years after pool party incident

Five weeks after the McKinney police chief’s hiring in April 2015, the city made national news when a white McKinney police officer pushed an unarmed Black teenage girl in a swimsuit to the ground during a pool party.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream is coming soon to McKinney. (Courtesy Handel's Homemade Ice Cream)
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream to serve scoops soon in McKinney

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is expected to open in McKinney in mid-August.

McKinney transportation update: Bloomdale Road extension

Despite grading and bridge work continuing, construction is not expected to affect traffic in the area.

McKinney transportation update: Mini-roundabout on Rockhill Road to be completed by mid-July

Throughout the duration of the project, the intersection will remain closed.

McKinney transportation update: Louisiana Street improvements underway

​​​​​​​Crews are expected to begin work along the northern half of the roadway between Church and Kentucky during the month of July.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.