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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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McKinney repealed one of its ordinances regarding public health in order to better recognize Gov.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

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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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This rendering of Frisco ISD's first intermediate campus shows the view from northbound Alma Road. (Courtesy Huckabee)
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