Local election results, a trash pickup rate increase in McKinney and more top news from the Dallas-Forth Worth area

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

McKinney

George Fuller wins re-election campaign for McKinney mayor

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has won his bid for re-election, according to the latest figures.

Rates to increase for trash pickup in McKinney


The rate increase will take effect July 1. Waste Connections will continue to shoulder the cost of recycling services.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate elected for another three-year term

Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate has been re-elected for another three-year term over challenger Nick Kaufman, as announced by the city of Grapevine.

Plano

Plano’s new mayor John Muns ready to hit the ground running

After months of focus to become the next mayor of Plano, John Muns said he is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges his new job will bring in the city he has called home for 50 years.

Frisco

Frisco City Council gets first look at findings from regional transit studies

Michael Morris, director of transportation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, gave a virtual presentation during the council’s work session on transit needs for the city as well as the possibility of passenger rail service from Irving’s Las Colinas area to Frisco and beyond.

Miranda Jaimes, Sandra Sadek, Joe Warner and Valerie Wigglesworth contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Stillwater Capital proposed redeveloping Storybook Ranch into for-rent cottage homes. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
City Council approves redevelopment plans for McKinney’s Storybook Ranch

The applicant proposed for the 38 acres to be divided into two tracts: one portion of the land—about 2 acres facing Custer—will be dedicated to commercial uses, and the other 36 acres will allow for the cottage residential development.

McKinney city staff identified several businesses and residences that would be potentially effected by the renaming of Throckmorton Street and Throckmorton Place. (Image courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney City Council considers steps to rename Throckmorton Street and Throckmorton Place

Following the presentation, staff said the city will work to engage the public to inform and seek feedback from residents, businesses and property owners along the two Throckmorton streets.

Texas Central has signed a $16 billion contract with Webuild to lead the civil construction team that will build the train. (Rendering courtesy Texas Central)
Texas Central signs $16B construction contract for high-speed rail project

Texas Central could be one step closer to starting construction.

The Magic Needle has relocated to a new location in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy The Magic Needle)
McKinney piercing studio The Magic Needle relocates to new spot in downtown

The Magic Needle offers piercing services that include consultation, jewelry and follow-up appointments.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open later this year in Richardson. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Richardson; Plano parks earn high marks and more DFW-area news

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Dutch Bros Coffee expects to open this summer in Plano. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Plano; The Pop Parlour opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Nooner ($8.99) is the top-selling menu item at JC’s Burger House. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
JC’s Burger House in McKinney serves fresh burgers daily

Oglesby bought three JC’s Hamburger House locations in 2010, one in Plano which was the original location established in 1999, one in Allen and one in McKinney.

Tha Tyme is Now Nutrition & Energy offers protein shakes and energy teas. (Courtesy Tha Tyme is Now Nutrition & Energy)
Nutrition shop Tha Tyme is Now Nutrition & Energy opens in McKinney

The business aims to help people with their nutritional needs by offering free wellness profiles to evaluate what clients seek to accomplish and provides protein shakes and energy teas.

The Painted Tree community in McKinney will include trails and outdoor amenities. (Rendering courtesy Oxland Advisors)
McKinney’s Painted Tree community unveils plans for paths, trails, other amenities

Oxland Advisors, the development firm behind Painted Tree, has teamed up with Avid Trails, a national trail design-build expert, to help deliver on the appeal of outdoor spaces and amenities, Tom Woliver, founder of Oxland Advisors said.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.