Harkins Theatres to be replace by EVO Entertainment in Southlake, plus more top news from DFW

Harkins Theatres management was unable to renegotiate the theater's lease at Southlake Town Square and closed Nov. 1. (Courtesy Harkins Theatre)
Harkins Theatres management was unable to renegotiate the theater's lease at Southlake Town Square and closed Nov. 1. (Courtesy Harkins Theatre)

Harkins Theatres management was unable to renegotiate the theater's lease at Southlake Town Square and closed Nov. 1. (Courtesy Harkins Theatre)

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Former Harkins Theatres in Southlake to be replaced by EVO Entertainment 'destination zone'

The shuttered Harkins Theatres in Southlake Town Square is expected to be refurbished into a new venue known as EVO Entertainment.

Plano ISD students outpaced district averages in all STAAR results

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness results released June 28 showed Plano ISD end-of-course results rose slightly from spring 2019 to spring 2021 in English I and English II, with more students approaching grade level in those subjects, according to data from the Texas Education Agency and Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments.

Disney Store inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall to close in July

The Disney Store inside Grapevine Mills mall remains open, according to the website, and shoppers can still order from www.shopdisney.com.

STAAR results show Frisco ISD high schools scored better than students statewide

Results for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness revealed that statewide, students across all grade levels suffered learning loss due to the pandemic.

Toyota Stadium in Frisco being promoted as ‘basecamp’ for team competing in 2026 World Cup

Those behind it say Frisco and surrounding cities could stand to see a heavy boost to the local economy.

Sandra Sadek, William C. Wadsack, Matt Payne and Brooklynn Cooper contributed to this report.


Richardson's updated protocols come on the heels of Dallas County reporting it highest single-day total of new cases since February on July 28. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson City Council discusses updated COVID-19 protocols

Richardson is encouraging residents and visitors to continue wearing masks indoors and social distance regardless of vaccination status.

The Carroll ISD Board of Trustees decided Aug. 2 to hold a special election in November to fill Place 7 on the board. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll ISD board opts for special election to fill Place 7 vacancy

The board came to a 4-0 decision during a workshop meeting to hold a special election Nov. 2 to fill the vacancy for Place 7, the term for which expires in May 2022.

Lewisville could partner with Denton Housing Authority to redevelop Oak Tree Village Apartments

Redevelopment of the apartments through the partnership would ensure rental rates remain below market level, according to discussions.

Texas Republic Bank is celebrating 130 years in business at 2595 Preston Road, Ste. 100, Frisco. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Texas Republic Bank in Frisco celebrates 130 years with expansion into Celina

Shareholder Ron Corcoran was promoted to serve as president for the Celina location.

Tables, a counter, and product shelves at Tindahan ni Kuya
Restaurant and grocery store Tindahan ni Kuya now serving Filipino cuisine in Keller

The business offers both fresh-cooked dishes, packaged snacks and other grocery items from the Philippines.

Selfie WRLD Fort Worth also features a rentable party room. (Courtesy Selfie WRLD Sioux Falls)
Selfie WRLD interactive photography museum ready for close-ups in Fort Worth

The do-it-yourself photography studio features 18 interactive installations.

The entrance to The Learning Experience
Child care center The Learning Experience now open in Fort Worth

The center provides educational activities for children up to 5 years old.

Happy Lemon to offer boba, cheese teas in Richardson

The Chinese boba company sells a variety of fruit teas, milk teas, cheese teas, smoothies and slushies.

Stumpy's Hatchet House offers ax throwing for groups of any size. (Courtesy Stumpy's Hatchet House)
Ax-throwing venue comes to Frisco; Plano ISD to offer back-to-school fair and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an Aug. 3 event Plano ISD is hosting to give away backpacks.

Yaba Java Cafe is set to open in McKinney on Lake Forest Drive. (Courtesy Yaba Java Cafe)
Yaba Java Cafe to offer espresso, Italian iced sodas, specialty dishes to McKinney

“I want you to come in here and feel really comfortable,” owner Ayman Hatkwa said.

School supplies.
Plano ISD to offer back-to-school fair for district families in need

Families will receive a box of shelf-stable food and a backpack filled with school supplies for each student present and/or shown with proof of enrollment.