'We are trying to have greater consistency': McKinney repeals public health ordinance and more of the week's top DFW news

McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov. Greg Abbott's authority. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov. Greg Abbott's authority. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov. Greg Abbott's authority. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read top news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

McKinney

McKinney repeals public health ordinance at special meeting

Before Tuesday’s McKinney City Council work session, a specially called council meeting was briefly held to repeal a city ordinance regarding city initiatives to promote public health.

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Frisco

Frisco to offer drive-thru trick-or-treat trail lit with hot air balloons

Frisco is planning a free drive-thru trick-or-treat experience the night before Halloween at Warren Sports Complex.

Plano

John Muns announces plans to run for mayor of Plano

John Muns, chairman of the Plano Planning & Zoning Commission, announced his intention to run for mayor in 2021 at an Oct. 19 meeting.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Old Town Lewisville’s new $35 million development Main & Mill one step closer to construction

After years of planning, the major mixed-use development Main & Mill is one step closer to coming to Old Town Lewisville.

Miranda Jaimes, Elizabeth Ucles, William C. Wadsack, Makenzie Plusnick and Emily Davis contributed to this report.



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Mitzi's Sonoma offers wine and gifts, such as this tea starter kit. (Courtesy Mitzi's Sonoma)
Mitzi’s Sonoma moves to new location in downtown McKinney

The fine wine and gift shop, which is just off the square in downtown McKinney, offers a curated selection of wine from around the world.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

 (Community Impact Newspaper)
Tracking COVID-19: McKinney cases climb, county hospitalizations surge

The number of cases in McKinney has nearly doubled, increasing from 327 to 570 over a period of 14 days.

Play Street Museum recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in McKinney. (Courtesy Play Street Museum)
Play Street Museum celebrates fifth anniversary in McKinney

The interactive children’s museum and indoor play area is designed and scaled for children age 8 and under.

Santa Claus has arrived in downtown McKinney and is ready to ring in the holidays. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney cancels annual Home for the Holidays event, replaces with four-week celebration

“The biggest difference this year is that we are not concentrating all of the activities into one weekend for a closed street festival," said Amy Rosenthal, McKinney Main Street program director.

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County)
Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

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New urgent care center in McKinney, plus four more DFW-area business updates

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Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

Here are four restaurants that opened recently in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. (Community Impact staff)
Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and four more top DFW updates

Here are the five top stories from Community Impact Newspaper’s past week of Dallas-Fort Worth-area coverage.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.