'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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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.

GUIDE: 8 local getaways in and around the McKinney area



Looking for something to do? Here are some attractions to check out in McKinney and other nearby areas.

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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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The new Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County facility is expected to open in fall 2020. (Courtesy Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County)
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to open new facility in McKinney

The need for the 40,000-square-foot facility comes from the projection that the number of children in the county will triple over the next 25 years.

Chris Thornton is sworn into the McKinney City Council Dec. 1 to fill the vacancy for the District 1 seat. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council appoints Chris Thornton to fill Shemwell vacancy

At the start of the meeting, Mayor George Fuller said residents of McKinney’s east side were engaged in the discussion of who should fill the District 1 seat.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

The grilled chicken salad comes with a peanut dressing. (Courtesy Spoon   Fork Thai Kitchen)
Spoon + Fork Thai Kitchen offering Asian fusion in McKinney

Formerly known as Silk Road Thai Cuisine, the Asian fusion restaurant offers a selection of Thai curries and entrees, as well as a full bar.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.

Meals on Wheels Collin County expects to serve about 300,000 meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county during 2020. (Courtesy Meals on Wheels Collin County)
Meals on Wheels expects to serve 300K meals in Collin County this year

Meals on Wheels Collin County is on pace to provide 300,000 meals this year to nearly 2,000 seniors.

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

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

Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is readying to open. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
New health clinic to serve McKinney's uninsured population

The Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway is preparing to open a new, larger facility near downtown McKinney to provide primary care services in underserved areas and to patients who are uninsured and underinsured.

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County is headquartered near the McKinney ReStore. (Courtesy Brandon Washington, Habitat for Humanity of Collin County)
Habitat for Humanity of Collin County navigates through coronavirus to help local families

Some members of the McKinney community have continued to help out in a big way, said Doug Fair, the nonprofit’s philanthropy manager.