Shipping container homes coming to McKinney and more top DFW news

A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)
A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

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New container home community the Cotton Groves on track to open in McKinney this year

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a shipping container community called the Cotton Groves, located at the southeast corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets in McKinney, is gearing up for a 2020 debut.

Collin County revises disclaimer on COVID-19 dashboard

Collin County revised the disclaimer on its COVID-19 dashboard to acknowledge the Texas Department of State Health Services is working to make the data as accurate as possible.



McKinney commission OKs rezoning for Wysong Hospital campus

The McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted Aug. 25 to rezone 11.47 acres to allow for the redevelopment of the Wysong Hospital campus, or the building housing Medical City Behavioral Health, and the surrounding area.

Restaurants, retail, hotel in the works near Hollyhock Road in Frisco

Plans for restaurants, retail, a professional office building and a hotel are in the works near US 380 in Frisco following approvals by the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission.

7-Eleven to open new Plano location

A 7-Eleven will open in late October at 3940 W. 15th St., Plano. In addition to fuel, the convenience store sells grab-and-go food, coffee, Slurpees, sodas and snacks.

Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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Cars wait their turn for a vaccine dose at the Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 2. The hub was hosted by Denton County Public Health. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas is in its 12th week of statewide vaccine distribution, and an expansion of eligibility for vaccination could come later this spring.

The location is set to open this winter. (Courtesy Starbucks Corporation)
Starbucks to open new drive-thru location in McKinney

The location is set to open this winter.

The city of Frisco’s COVID-19 vaccine site at Stonebriar Centre mall has begun pulling from the Collin County vaccine waitlist for appointments, County Administrator Bill Bilyeu told commissioners during their March 1 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Part of the Grapevine Station North development, a Texas Best Smokehouse will open in mid-March. (Courtesy Westwood Real Estate Development)
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For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Play Street Museum can host parties and other events for children. (Courtesy Play Street Museum)
Play Street Museum marks 5 years in McKinney

“We just resigned another five-year lease and look forward to serving the families of McKinney and the surrounding areas for the years to come,” owner Courtney Muccio said.

Sushi Box is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Sushi Box)
Sushi Box opens at McKinney Towne Crossing

The restaurant specializes in fresh sushi with rolls, bento boxes, dumplings and other favorite Japanese items.

The city of McKinney is offering water bill adjustments and other relief efforts to aid residents and businesses affected by the winter storm. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of McKinney authorizes disaster relief measures

“Collectively, these initiatives represent a significant step to provide thoughtful, meaningful relief to our residents and business community after suffering through the winter storm,” Mayor George Fuller said in a city news release.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

Renovations at the Chick-fil-A in the Richardson Square development are slated to be complete later this spring. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
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