CI NATION ROUNDUP: Chickens are now allowed in Plano backyards; McKinney ISD releases details for new elementary school, and more top news

The ordinance states residents must be approved for a permit with the animal services department before owning chickens. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The ordinance states residents must be approved for a permit with the animal services department before owning chickens. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The ordinance states residents must be approved for a permit with the animal services department before owning chickens. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 30.

Note: The following stories were published between Sept. 27-29.

Dallas-Fort Worth

McKinney ISD releases cost, proposed site plans for newest elementary school


Construction on Elementary School No. 22, which is currently unnamed, is expected to start in March of 2022, according to meeting documents.


New 18-lane gun range begins construction in McKinney

WB Kibler Construction will renovate the area to debut The Range in McKinney, a new stop for shooting training, education, retail, gunsmith services, and corporate and social events, a news release stated.

City Council approves ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Plano

Jamey Cantrell, director of Animal Services, said the ordinance had full support of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee after meeting with various city departments and local residents.

San Antonio Metro

Cibolo council approves incentive agreement for new H-E-B on Main Street


The store will be approximately 110,000 square feet with a 55,000-square-foot electronic fulfillment center facility supporting H-E-B’s curbside and delivery business, according to documents from the city.

Greater Houston

Montgomery County commissioners approve resolution against Texas Senate redistricting proposal


The adopted resolution cites Montgomery County’s “rural to urban” state compared to “urbanized” populations.

Brooklynn Cooper, Miranda Jaimes, Joe Warner, Erick Pirayesh and Jishnu Nair contributed to this report.


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New transportation projects in the works for McKinney. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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McKinney Boyd High School to receive track refresh this year

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McKinney City Council took action on a request to annex and zone about 54 acres in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council approves requests for concrete recycling facility

“When we're making this decision up here, we're making the decision not just on whether there's a facility or not, it's far more complicated than that,” the mayor said. “We're thinking in terms of what alternatives there are and could be.”

Collin College's baccalaureate nursing classes are held at the Cary A. Israel Health Sciences Center in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College, Tarrant County College sign agreement to streamline bachelor's degree in nursing

The agreement was signed to address the need for highly qualified nurses in Texas, a news release said.

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
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highway 5 through downtown McKinney
Highway expansions seek to address growth of McKinney

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Twisted Root Burger Co. plans to open in the space formerly occupied by Hub Streat in Plano. (Courtesy Twisted Root Burger Co.)
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