Read the top stories from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Frisco to save $80M in incentives with new agreements for The Gate development

New agreements for The Gate development along the Dallas North Tollway will save Frisco nearly $80 million in incentive grants compared to previous contracts approved in 2016.

Tarrant County

November 2020 election guide: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Tarrant County races

Ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, here is a roundup of everything Tarrant County voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Collin County

Collin County reverses decision, will keep COVID-19 dashboard active for now

Collin County’s COVID-19 dashboard will remain on the county website past the previously decided Oct. 30 date for its removal. With County Judge Chris Hill and Commissioner Cheryl Williams absent from the Oct. 26 meeting, Collin County commissioners voted 2-1 to leave the dashboard up indefinitely until the full court could decide its future.


McKinney seeks solutions for affordable housing

Faced with the reality that wages have not kept up with home values in McKinney, local leaders and community members are working to try to help with the city’s significant lack of affordable housing. On Sept. 15 McKinney City Council accepted the findings of a housing needs assessment conducted by Root Policy Research, which showed that almost half the renters in McKinney use more than 30% of their income to cover housing costs. Among those renters, nearly half use 50% or more of their income for housing expenses.

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.

William Wadsack, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.